basque

Basque literature in focus

It is always interesting to investigate the links between the supported political independence and the cultural identity of a region: in the case of the Basque country, culture is a big part of what serves the cause for independence on many fronts. First and foremost, the Basque country has a language of its own: the unified Basque language…

Canada

On Canadian literature and its survival complex

When Canadian author Margaret Atwood first published her study “Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature” in 1972, it drew a lot of attention. A research aimed at a non-academic audience, it highlighted a few basic elements in Canadian literature, also posing the question on the identity or (supposedly) the existence of a Canadian literature.…