Transcultural Perspectives- Perspectives transculturelles
Edited By Klaus-Dieter Ertler, Martin Löschnigg and Yvonne Völkl
En raison de son passé colonial, la culture canadienne a été façonnée par des influences françaises et britanniques ainsi que par d’autres cultures européennes. Cependant, à partir de la deuxième moitié du 20
Martin Löschnigg: Canada in Flanders – Flanders in Canada: Canadian Literature and the Memory of the First World War
János Kenyeres 212 TELEKY, Richard: “Budapest Boy in Canada”. Canadian Literature 214 (Autumn 2012) 189- 190. VANDERMEER, Jeff: “‘Siege 13,’ stories of Budapest, by Tamas Dobozy”. The Washington Post 2013 (February 8, 2013), http://articles. washingtonpost.com/2013-02-08/entertain- ment/36990259_1_siege-haunts-stories-arrow-cross-party WIERSEMA, Robert J.: “Siege 13”. Quill & Quire 78, 2012, 9, 23. Canada in Flanders – Flanders in Canada: Canadian Literature and the Memory of the First World War Martin Löschnigg (Graz, Austria) Canada was a new-made land, born out of trial and struggle; World War I, though it […] had exacted losses far worse than any previous conflict, would not destroy the nation. Like the events depicted in the All Canada window – the driving of the last spike, the fall of Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham, and the return of the Loyalists – the First World War would be remembered as a formative event in Canadian history, one that had tempered the raw youth of the nation into a formidable adulthood. (Fisher 2003, 14) The Great War of 1914-18 has become a Canadian foundation myth. It has been interpreted as the birth of the Canadian nation in the mud of Flanders, and in the victories of the battlefield. As Canadians fought with distinction on the side of the British, thus the national myth, the dominion’s support of the mother country won it the respect that led to Canada’s full sovereignty. The nation-building myth about the war fulfilled an important consolatory function, providing a way of making sense of loss and...
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