Susan McCaslin's "Just an Ordinary Woman" Poem Review by Top Papers

Susan McCaslin's "Just an Ordinary Woman"
An analysis of Susan McCaslin's "Just an Ordinary Woman" in light of British Columbia's mystical tradition.
# 133710 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , Literature (Canadian) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture)

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This paper introduces Susan McCaslin's poem in the light of her well known mystical interests that some see as typical of much literature from British Columbia. The paper provides a discussion of BC's unique historical culture shaped by mountains and the Pacific coast, by no means a cultural backwater, as ideas arrived from Pacific USA as well as Britain. The paper addresses the philanthropy that promoted public libraries, the sponsorship of the arts, and private presses. The paper shows how McCaslin's poem is brief but presents themes popular in BC which is known as a cultural world apart.

From the Paper:

"Susan McCaslin is a poet, academic and instructor of English Literature and Creative Writing at Douglas College, Coquitlam and lives in Langley, British Columbia. McCaslin studied at Simon Fraser University from the late 1960s and completed her doctorate at the University of British Columbia. McCaslin's poem "Just an Ordinary Woman" is typical of much work she has produced that stresses the human condition in mystical terms that often refer to Christian allegories. The poem is an excellent starting place..."

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