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Canadian Nationalism and Daily Life in Alice Munro's Short Stories

DING Linpeng   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2015-07-23 Online:2017-09-25 Published:2017-10-12


Alice Munro's short stories delineate the Canadian social imaginary with a particular emphasis on realism combined with the particulars of daily life. The author approaches Canadianness through the local and the personal, reflecting the otherwise grand narratives of nation and history through her attention to banal life. This paper attempts to read Munro's construction of Canadian identity through her realism, orality, and narrative technique in view of providing a framework for understanding her faithfulness to realism in writing.

Key words: Alice Munro, Canadian identity, daily life, orality, narrative

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