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Canexus James Raffan

Canexus

James Raffan

Published January 1st 1998
ISBN : 9781306305709
ebook
224 pages
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Resonant, reflective, a legacy of the Canadian canoeing experience Canexus: The Canoe in Canadian Culture is a first. This book is cause for celebration, says Kanawa Canoe Museum founder Kirk Wipper, because of the canoe, and because it is createdMoreResonant, reflective, a legacy of the Canadian canoeing experience Canexus: The Canoe in Canadian Culture is a first. This book is cause for celebration, says Kanawa Canoe Museum founder Kirk Wipper, because of the canoe, and because it is created by writers who are, themselves, enthusiastic paddlers.From Canoe Sport to Canoe Irony and finding Motives for Mr. Canoehead, Canexus opens doors to the primitive and explores the canoeing experience from an exciting variety of perspectives.Travel with some of Canadas best known canoeists to the mysterious Northwest Coast of BC, across constitutional waves on Meech Lake and into a landscape of the Canadian imagination. Hear great canoe stories, bake bannock, weather storms, ponder canoeing and gender roles. For all kinds of paddlers, and lovers of adventure and wilderness, Canexus gives the canoe its rightful place of prominence in Canadian culture.With contributions by E.Y. Arima, Philip Chester, C.E.S. Franks, Shelagh Grant, Bob Henderson, Bruce Hodgins, Gwyneth Hoyle, William C. James, C. Fred Johnston, George Luste, Roderick A. Macdonald, Kenneth G. Roberts and Kirk Wipper.The writers in Canexus bring different perspectives & abilities to these essays, but all of them reinforce the idea of the canoe as an ancient, echoing symbol- one that can illuminate our place in the north like no other. M.T. Kelly, Winner of the Governor Generals Award for LiteratureAn intelligent persons guide to the place of the canoe in the Canadian culture and psyche...exciting, like fast white water and spray in your face... Fred Bodsworth