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Robertson Davies and the Quest for a Canadian National Identity


Sabine Jackson

This book wants to make a contribution to the current discussion on Canadian identity. The author outlines the connection between the development of the Canadian national identity and Robertson Davies, an important author of the 20 th century. Looking at his essays, plays and novels, Sabine Jackson tries to demonstrate Canada’s development from a colony to an autonomous country and its effects on the Canadian consciousness.
Contents: Colonial Phase: Great Britain as Centre – Decolonisation Phase: Relationship between Great Britain - Canada - USA – Liberation Phase: Development of a Canadian Tradition.