INTERKULTÚRNE ŠTÚDIÁ - MODERN COURSEBOOK OF CULTURAL STUDIES FOR PHILOLOGISTS & AUTHOR DATABASIS

 

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TOPICS:  1. CULTURE - IDENTITY - OTHERNESS

                2. COMPARATIVE CULTURAL STUDIES: THE EU vs. NORTH AMERICA & CANADA

                3. CULTURE & LITERATURE: NOTABLE WRITERS & THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERNESS

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3. CULTURE & LITERATURE: NOTABLE WRITERS & THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERNESS

 SUSANNA MOODIE (1803-1885)             LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY  

(Illustration by Michala Lenčová)                          (Illustration by Michala Lenčová)
       SUSANNA (STRICKLAND) MOODIE                                    LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY                         
(1803-1885)                             (1874-1942)

Moodie (born in Suffolk, England,

immigrated to Canada in 1832  

with her husband; died in 1885),

became classic for her immigrant series,

especially for settlement narrative

Roughing It in the Bush (1852) and

its sequel, Life in the Clearings (1853).

Later, she wrote Flora Lyndsay (1854).

 

 

  

[1] For extended biography see 

http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/

strickland_susanna_11E.html

 

Montgomery (born in  New London,

Prince Edward Island), just like

the juvenile character of Anne who she

immortalized in her novels

(Anne of Green Gables) was half- orphan,raised by

step-parents. At the age of sixteen,

she wrote the first of her 50 short stories. Later,

she wrote twenty novels set on the

Prince EdwardIsland.

The most popular central characters of these are

Anne and Emily. Montgomery also wrote many

poems and essays.


[1] For extended biography see

https://www.lmmontgomery.ca/about/lmm/her-life

Yes, I want to read more:   More to read:

Prose: Rouging it in the Bush (extract)

 

Anne of Green Gables: full text in:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/45/45-h/45-h.htm

Poetry: The Lament of a Canadian Emigrant

  Poetry: The Joy of Little Things

Poetry: Oh, Canada!

   Poetry: To my Enemy

LITERARY CRITICISM ON MOODIE

  LITERARY CRITICSM ON MONTGOMERY

   JAROSLAVA BLAŽKOVÁ       PETER BREINER

(Illustration by Michala Lenčová)   (Illustration by Michala Lenčová)
             JAROSLAVA BLAŽKOVÁ                                                                    PETER BREINER                  
                            (1933-2017)                                      (b. 1957)

Blažková was born in Velké Meziříčí in

1933; however, in 1942, during the Protectorate of

Bohemiaand Moravia, her mother moved to

Bratislava to join her husband.

Blažková immigrated to Canada in 1968

because ofthe Soviet invasion to Czechoslovakia;

however, prior to that she had already entered the

Czechoslovak literaryscene with her novels

Nylon Moon (1961) and Lamb and Princess

(1964) where she “ushered infeminist issues to

therealm of Slovak literature (Otrísalová, p. 339).

 

Source: Javorčíková et. al. 2019. A Modern

Coursebook of Cultural Studies for

Philologists.

 

Breiner, a writer, essayist, journalist and also

entertainer and compositor Peter Breiner was

born in 1957 in Humenné, Czechoslovakia.

He immigrated to Canada in 1990. In 2007,

he became a US resident

and moved permanently to New York.

Breiner was one of the authors of a popular

talk show in Slovakia, attracting over 2 million

viewers in a country with a population of 5.5 m.

His books of letters from Canada, entitled

Maple Leaves (1998) became one of national

best-sellers ʺopening eyesʺ of many Slovak readers

nostalgic for the Communist past; even though

today, some of his views regarding minorities and

women sound a bit dated.

 Yes, I want to read more:    More to read:
 Garden of Earthly Delights (a short story)    Maple Leaves (extract from a book of memoirs)
LITERARY CRITICISM ON BLAŽKOVÁ   LITERARY CRITICISM ON BREINER