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As a faithful Canadian, I am pleased to see that within the last several yearsthere have been numerous Canadian authors who are making their mark in theinternational literary scene. Just 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 might 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 actually beendismissed, as he had the audacity to offer his provocative poetry books to hisstudents! This was back in the 1950s. How things have changed! Today, Canada can boast lots of literary figures who have actually gained internationalreputations as: Margaret Atwood, Hugh MacLennan, Mordechai Richler, IrvingLayton, Michael Ondaatje, and several others. Yes, Canada lives and kickingand still continues to produce some fine young authors, whom I make sure will beshortly taking their place amongst their Canadian peers, in addition to within theranks of many widely known global authors.This brings me
to a fine young author, film writer, and novelist, 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 relentless traveler that hasexposed him to numerous “scrumptious ” cultures, Mezei has actually compiled a collection ofthirty narratives crafted within a duration of thirty days all included in WeAre The New Auroras. Mezei mentions in his Forward, “he wished to immortalizethe numerous things I had actually read about, heard, and seen with my really own eyes overthis eventful three decade-long period in my life. ” Mezei is a born story teller in every sense of the word. In concise andunencumbered prose he tells tales about people, where some aretragically flawed or are perhaps flawed due to political, social or economiccircumstances beyond their control. However, many of them endear themselves tothe reader, as Mezei captures their distinct and in some cases mesmerizingpersonalities, as well as the conflicts they endure.Among Mezei grasping representations is Bhimrao Yadav, a Dalit from Bangalore, India, who on his way to work one day pertains to the help of a senior guy 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 one in charge was unmoved,” resulting in hisbeing reprimanded for his tardiness. Apparently, Dalits are looked down upon inIndian society and if they ought to be successful in acquiring employment, they ought to begrateful, according to the companies that hire them. Eventually, Bhimrao isfired since he will not sign a kind that will dock an hour from his paycheque.We learn more about Valeriy Branko, the drunk, whose just conserving grace had actually been fromhis books, and who makes every effort
to give up drinking; Karel Handzak, the youngest mayorof Prague, who was unblemished by scandal and brings breath of fresh air; thegross and overweight Internet addict who falls in love with Sheila< img src =" http://www.articlesfactory.com/pic/x.gif" alt=" Feature Articles" border= "0"/ >, whom he istoo scared to meet for worry he will be rejected. These are but a few looks of the many poignant effective stories portrayingtouching inner guides that produce an enduring remaining result long after you putthe book down. Definitely worth a read!