The Man Behind "Dancing Bear"
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This paper describes social and literary contexts surrounding Guy Vanderhaeghe's short story "Dancing Bear" in the 'New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories". It includes an analysis of old man's haunting dreams about two bears from his childhood. Also, this paper takes a looks at how the Canadian prairies in the twentieth century influence the writer's outlook on the world and on his writing.
From the Paper:"As someone who has lived in Saskatchewan for most of his life, Guy Vanderhaeghe is very adept at describing characters and scenes that evoke the Canadian prairies in the twentieth century. This knowledge of and pride in his home province is particularly evident in his short story, "Dancing Bear". Vanderhaeghe's own past is clearly an important factor in his work, both in relation to the themes that he explores as well as in the setting, plot and character elements of these stories (Parker). Additionally, the social and literary contexts of the Canadian prairies in..."
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