In Reflections of a Siamese Twin, Saul turns his eye from a reinterpretation of the Western world to an examination of Canada itself. Caught up in crises-political, economic, and social-Canada continues to flounder, unable to solve or even really identify its problems. Instead, we assert absolute differences between ourselves: we are English or we are French; Natives or Europeans; early immigrants or newly arrived, from the east or from the west. Or we bow to ideologies and deny all differences in the name of nationalism, unity, or equality. In a startling exercise in reorientation, John Ralston Saul makes sense of Canadian myths-real, false, denied-and reconciles them with the reality of today's politics, culture, and economics.
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John Ralston Saul holds a Ph.D. from King's College (London), ran a Paris-based investment firm, worked as a Canadian oil executive, and has written extensively about North Africa and Southeast Asia. His novel, The Paradise Eater, won the Premio Letterario Internazionale in 1990. He is the author of The Unconscious Civilization, (winner of both the Governor-General's Award and The Gordon Montador Award); The Doubter's Companion, and Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West. He has recently been named a Chevalier in the prestigious French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
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Book Description Penguin Canada. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140259880