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Martha Woodmansee

The Author, The Book and the Laboring of Culture

Prelude If you grew up in Canada in roughly the same period that I did, your first experiences of cultural embarrassment were likely of the comparative sort. Canadians have a well-documented hatred of America (a difficulty for me, as my parents are Americans, and I was and remain infatuated with American popular culture), as well as an equally well-documented inferiority complex. Complicating matters, what happens in the United States often is restaged, some time later, in Canada. Read more