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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen articulates his opinions on the Canadian identity question.

Andrew Cohen at the book launch of his The Unfinished Canadian, at an Ottawa International Writers Festival event at the Library & Archives Canada, 5 June 2007.

via OIWF blurb:
"In The Unfinished Canadian, Andrew Cohen delves into our past and present in search of our defining national characteristics. He questions hoary shibboleths, soothing mythologies, and old saws with irreverence, humour, and flintiness, unencumbered by our proverbial politeness (itself a great misperception) and our suffocating political correctness. We are so much, in so many shades, and it’s time we took an honest look at ourselves. In this provocative, passionate, and elegant book, Cohen argues that our mythology, our jealousy, our complacency, our apathy, our amnesia, and our moderation are all part of the unbearable lightness of being Canadian."


Blogger Amanda Earl said...

that's cause i wasn't there. i was at my fiction writers workshop. if i had, i would have shit disturbed and asked cohen what's so bad about shawarmas anyway and called him an elitist wanker. i am so tired of this man.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:38:00 PM  

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