New Brunswick at the Crossroads
Literary Ferment and Social Change in the East
Examines the relationship between distinct periods of creative ferment in New Brunswick and the socio-cultural conditions in which those periods emerged. Contributes to current critical discussions about what constitutes “the creative” in Canadian society, especially in bilingual, rural, non-central spaces like New Brunswick.
The result [of this book] is a magnificent, if necessarily episodic and partial, analysis of two of New Brunswick’s literatures, and I encourage the rest of the nation to peek at how the book’s blend of multidisciplinarity can be used for wider application. Even if a reader isn’t interested in reading another study of historical writers [. ..], there is much to recommend this book in terms of methodology.- Shane Neilsen