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As a faithful Canadian, I am delighted to see that within the last several yearsthere have actually been several Canadian authors who are making their mark in theinternational literary scene. Simply looking over the undergraduate calendar of myold alma mater, I observed that there are now 7 courses dedicated to CanadianLiterature, whereas when I went to University over 50 years ago there may havebeen a couple of. As a side note, when Canada’s famous poet, Irving Layton, whorecently passed away, was teaching in a Hebrew parochial school, he had beendismissed, as he had the audacity to offer his provocative poetry books to hisstudents! This was back in the 1950s. How things have actually changed! Today, Canada can boast numerous literary figures who have actually gained internationalreputations as: Margaret Atwood, Hugh MacLennan, Mordechai Richler, IrvingLayton, Michael Ondaatje, and numerous others. Yes, Canada is alive and kickingand still continues to produce some fine young authors, whom I make sure will beshortly taking their location amongst their Canadian peers, along with within theranks of many widely known global authors.This brings me
to a great young author, screenwriter, and author, thirty-twoyear old Adam Daniel Mezei, who is of Czech extraction, and now makes his homein Vancouver, B.C. Illustration on his background as a perpetual traveler that hasexposed him to numerous “delicious ” cultures, Mezei has actually assembled a collection ofthirty brief stories crafted within a period of thirty days all consisted of in WeAre The New Auroras. Mezei points out in his Forward, “he wished to immortalizethe numerous things I had actually checked out about, heard, and seen with my extremely own eyes overthis eventful 3 decade-long duration in my life. ” Mezei is a born story teller in every sense of the word. In succinct andunencumbered prose he narrates tales about people, where some aretragically flawed or are maybe flawed due to political, social or economiccircumstances beyond their control. However, many of them endear themselves tothe reader, as Mezei catches their distinct and in some cases mesmerizingpersonalities, as well as the disputes they endure.Among Mezei grasping representations is Bhimrao Yadav, a Dalit from Bangalore, India, who on his way to work one day comes to the help of a senior man run over byan errant rickshaw. As an outcome of being the Do-gooder, Bhimrao was morethan sixty minutes late for work- something he never ever previously experienced.When his superior questioned him regarding why he was late, Bhimrao proceeded toexplain, and “to his shock and discouragement the manager was unmoved,” resulting in hisbeing reprimanded for his tardiness. Apparently, Dalits are towered above inIndian society and if they need to be successful in getting work, they must begrateful, according to the companies that employ them. Eventually, Bhimrao isfired because he will not sign a type that will dock an hour from his paycheque.We discover Valeriy Branko, the intoxicated, whose just saving grace had actually been fromhis books, and who makes every effort
to stop drinking; Karel Handzak, the youngest mayorof Prague, who was unblemished by scandal and brings breath of fresh air; thegross and overweight Web addict who falls for Sheila< img src =" http://www.articlesfactory.com/pic/x.gif" alt=" Free Reprint Articles "border=" 0"/ >, whom he istoo frightened to satisfy for worry he will be declined. These are however a couple of glimpses of the numerous poignant effective stories portrayingtouching inner voices that produce a long lasting lingering
effect long after you putthe book down. Definitely worth a read!