Mystic Trudeau: The Fire and The Rose

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What do we mean when we say Trudeau was a visionary? Why did Marshall McLuhan say that Trudeau's image dominated our consciousness? Why, in spite of the spate of books, essays, and programs about Trudeau, do we really no know him yet? As Richard Gywn once said, He haunts us still. Here, for the first time, is a book that asks instead what it was that haunted Trudeau. Philosopher and visionary B.W. Powe offers us a necessary and profound meditation on the mysteries of his identity. He explores the extraordinary impact Trudeau continues to have on Canada by examining his mystical and spiritual side - which in turn raises questions about our own personal and collective mystic identities. The author met Trudeau when Trudeau was in retirement and they would meet in Montral every few months over lunhc to discuss ideas, family, books, and much else. Framed by this friendship, Mystic Trudeau is the fascinating exploration of Trudeau as myth and as mythmaker and the effect this great man

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B. W. Powe is a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist. He is the author of a number of influential books including The Solitary Outlaw and Towards A Canada of Light, as well as the novel Outage and a book of poetry The Unsaid Passing. He was the program coordinator for three significant cultural symposia--Marshall McLuhan: What If He Was Right? (1997), The Trudeau Era (1998), Living Literacies (2002), all held at York University, where he is a Professor of English.

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