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Pink Snow

Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction

by (author) Terry Goldie

Broadview Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2003
Canadian, Gay & Lesbian
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    Mar 2003
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Drawing on recent developments in gay studies and queer theory, Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction offers new interpretations that focus on homoerotic resonances in literature. Goldie brings an original, engaging, and sometimes provocative critical perspective to bear on both Canadian classics and less mainstream works. Chapters include:

Wacousta (John Richardson)
As For Me and My House (Sinclair Ross)
Who Has Seen the Wind (W.O. Mitchell)
The Mountain and the Valley (Ernest Buckler)
Beautiful Losers (Leonard Cohen)
Place D’Armes (Scott Symons)
Fifth Business (Robertson Davies)
The Wars (Timothy Findley)
Thy Mother’s Glass (David Watmough)
Funny Boy (Shyam Selvadurai)
Kiss of the Fur Queen (Tomson Highway)

About the author

Terry Goldie is the author of the memoir queersexlife (Arsenal Pulp Press) and the editor of the anthology In a Queer Country: Gay & Lesbian Studies in the Canadian Context (Arsenal Pulp Press). His other books include Pink Snow: Homotextual Possibilities in Canadian Fiction (Broadview 2003), and Fear and Temptation: The Image of the Indigene in Canadian, Australian and New Zealand Literatures (McGill-Queen`s, 1989). He is a professor of English at York University in Toronto, where he teaches Canadian and postcolonial literature with particular interest in gay studies and literary theory.

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Editorial Reviews

“The power of Terry Goldie’s Pink Snow is not to show us what we’ve always known, that some Canadian fiction writers have been gay or that they treat gayness in their work. Goldie shows us what it means to read from a gay perspective even when reading such canonical texts as Wacousta, As For Me and My House, Who Has Seen the Wind, The Mountain and the Valley, Beautiful Losers, or Fifth Business. No matter how well you think you already know these Canadian classics, you emerge from the pages of Pink Snow with a sense of fresh insights, and even, to paraphrase Goldie, of the queerness of much of Canadian fiction.” — Russell Brown, University of Toronto at Scarborough

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