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By Nick Mount

Canadian literature was once born in big apple urban. it all started now not within the backwoods of Ontario or the salt residences of latest Brunswick, yet within the cafés, publishing workplaces, and boarding homes of past due nineteenth-century manhattan, the place writing constructed as a occupation and the place the foundation for the Canadian canon was once laid. So argues Nick Mount in When Canadian Literature Moved to New York.

The final a long time of the 19th century observed a rare exodus from English Canada, draining the rustic of part its writers and all yet some of its modern and destiny literary celebrities. stimulated by way of strong stumbling blocks to a family literature, every one of these migrants landed in long island - through the Eighteen Nineties the centre of the continental literary marketplace - and located for the 1st time a wide, receptive literary industry and popularity from non-Canadian publishers and reviewers.

While the expatriates of the Eighteen Eighties and Nineties - together with Bliss Carman, Ernest Thompson Seton, and Palmer Cox - have been famous for his or her achievements in Canada, the household literature they themselves spurred into life rekindled a nationalist crucial to tell apart Canadian writing from different literatures, specifically American, and this slowly eradicated such a lot in their paintings from the rising English Canadian canon. When Canadian Literature Moved to New York is the tale of those expatriate writers: who they have been, why they left, what they completed, and the way they replaced Canadian literary history.

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To advertisers, women writers meant women readers and therefore women consumers, increasingly responsible for household purchases. To both, women added spice and sales to the manufactured stories of the period: a man travelling around the world in eighty days was one thing, but a woman beating that record, as American journalist Nellie Ely did for Pulitzer's New York World in 1890, was quite another. Because Canadian papers responded to these changes more slowly than their American counterparts, women entered journalism in Canada more slowly and in proportionally fewer numbers.

10 Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York had the highest number of first-generation English Canadian residents, but there were also large concentrations in Illinois and California and a more evenly spread group across the entire Midwest. After tallying the statistics for the Canadian exodus in his 1907 The Americanization of Canada, American historian Samuel E. '11 The same motives that compelled so many other Canadians to seek their fortune in America played upon the minds of Canadian writers.

But there is evidence to suggest they didn't exaggerate. According to Samuel Moffett, turn-of-the-century best-seller lists from the New York and London Bookman show that while Americans were reading Canadian books, the English were not. 42 Widening Moffett's dates doesn't significantly change the results: my own search of the London Bookman between January 1895 and December 1902 turned up just three Canadian-authored books in the top six, Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did in March and April of 1895 and Gilbert Parker's The Seats of the Mighty in September of 1896 and The Right of Way, which Moffett missed, in November of 1901 (both Allen and Parker were by this time living in England).

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