"My Career with the Leafs"
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The paper relates that Brian Fawcett's story, "My Career With The Leafs", part of a collection of short tales about hockey in Canada entitled "Our Game" (Doug Beardsley, Ed.), is a different type of hockey story: it doesn't regale the reader with tales of hockey love and fan idolatry, but instead is an ironic glimpse at our perception of professional hockey as it is represented to us by the popular media. The paper discusses how Canadian children (and adults) dream about becoming a professional hockey player, as the media portrays these people as celebrities, God-like and strong, an unrealistic image for people to aspire to but compelling nonetheless.
From the Paper:"The story "My Career with the Leafs" by writer Brian Fawcett is a fictional account of a poet who becomes a hockey player and thereafter experiences brushes with fame and the media. Fawcett's story is interesting and relevant to contemporary Canadian culture, a society based on a passion for hockey at a national level and a media-based consumerist culture based on Western society. Fawcett's tale furthermore says much about hockey players and their status in modern society. Sport stars are revered as Gods: they are idolized by fans, and their images are..."
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