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As a loyal Canadian, I am happy to see that within the last several yearsthere have actually been several Canadian authors who are making their mark in theinternational literary scene. Just examining the undergraduate calendar of myold alma mater, I noticed that there are now 7 courses dedicated to CanadianLiterature, whereas when I went to University over 50 years ago there might havebeen one or two. As a side note, when Canada’s well-known poet, Irving Layton, whorecently passed away, was mentor in a Hebrew parochial school, he had beendismissed, as he had the audacity to offer his risqué poetry books to hisstudents! This was back in the 1950s. How things have altered! Today, Canada can boast numerous literary figures who have actually gained internationalreputations as: Margaret Atwood, Hugh MacLennan, Mordechai Richler, IrvingLayton, Michael Ondaatje, and a number of others. Yes, Canada is alive and kickingand still continues to produce some great young authors, whom I make sure will beshortly taking their location amongst their Canadian peers, along with within theranks of numerous popular global authors.This brings me
to a fine 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 relentless tourist that hasexposed him to numerous “delectable ” cultures, Mezei has actually put together a collection ofthirty narratives crafted within a duration of thirty days all consisted of in WeAre The New Auroras. Mezei discusses in his Forward, “he wanted to immortalizethe lots of things I had actually checked out, heard, and seen with my extremely own eyes overthis eventful 3 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, in which some aretragically flawed or are possibly flawed due to political, social or economiccircumstances beyond their control. Nevertheless, the majority of them endear themselves tothe reader, as Mezei records their special 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 method to work one day pertains to the aid of an elderly 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 formerly experienced.When his superior questioned him regarding why he was late, Bhimrao proceeded toexplain, and “to his shock and dismay the one in charge was unmoved,” leading to hisbeing reprimanded for his tardiness. Apparently, Dalits are looked down upon inIndian society and if they must prosper in getting work, they must begrateful, according to the companies that hire them. Eventually, Bhimrao isfired due to the fact that he will not sign a kind that will dock an hour from his paycheque.We find out about Valeriy Branko, the intoxicated, whose only saving grace had actually been fromhis books, and who aims
to quit drinking; Karel Handzak, the youngest mayorof Prague, who was untouched 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=" Psychology Articles" border=" 0 "/ >, whom he istoo scared to meet for worry he will be turned down. These are but a few glimpses of the numerous poignant powerful stories portrayingtouching inner guides that produce a lasting lingering
effect long after you putthe book down. Definitely worth a read!