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This thesis addresses four Canadian immigrant English-language prose writers in order to identify commonalities and differences in their literary representations of the immigrant experience over time. While origin and ethnicity factored in the selection of writers so as to ensure diversity, the primary selection criterion was to obtain a significant historical range, from the s to the present.
The writers selected are: Susanna Moodie, an immigrant from England in the midth century; John Marlyn, an immigrant from Hungary in the earlyth century; Michael Ondaatje, an immigrant from Sri Lanka via England in the midth century; and Rawi Hage, an immigrant from Lebanon via the US in the lateth century.
I conclude that there are significant similarities among the works of all four writers, generally attributable to their shared experience of being immigrants, and equally significant areas of divergence, generally attributable to the development of Canada, with Moodie and Marlyn on one side of an important watershed in the mids, and Ondaatje and Hage on the other.
All four write extensively of the experience of the immigrant with a fundamental similarity in their depiction of isolation, non-belonging and dislocation.
Over time, the representations of isolation have become more complex, mirroring the increasing diversity and complexity of Canadian society. The mids shift in Canadian immigration policy from preferred British, US, and Northern European immigration to multinational immigration has resulted in increased diversity of both the Canadian immigrant population and Canadian literature.
While the environment of the immigrant to Canada changes, one constant has been and is likely to continue to be a sense of dislocation, non-belonging and isolation, of being an uninvited outsider, or survenant.
Canadian literature has reflected this reality consistently for almost years and will no doubt continue to do so. Reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.Loss, change, and growth from change shape his character, just as the relationships of those around him to the land display the changes in society and the end of the pioneer era.
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The article gives an introduction to the papers included in the present issue of "Journal of Organizational Change Management". affect change over time and space. analysis . organizational change is the demand of a time, for sustainable success and leader/leadership can play a key role in bringing and implementing these changes, by deciding the desired form of an organization and taking the practical steps which are needed for the process.
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