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The Burgess Shale

(2017)
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"The outburst of cultural energy that took place in the 1960s was in part a product of the two decades that came before. It's always difficult for young people to see their own time in perspective: when you're in your teens, a decade earlier feels like ancient history and the present moment seems normal: what exists now is surely what has always existed."

Margaret Atwood compares the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that contains the fossils of many strange prehistoric life forms. The Burgess Shale is not entirely about writing itself, however: Atwood also provides some insight into the meagre writing infrastructure of that time, taking a lighthearted look at the early days of the institutions we take for granted today - from writers' organizations, prizes, and grant programs to book tours and festivals.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-77212-301-3 / 978-1-77212-301-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Burgess Shale: The Canadian Writing Landscape of the 1960s (CLC Kreisel Lecture Series)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: The University of Alberta Press
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