The Devil Is a Travelling Man: Two Plays by W.O. Mitchell - Milestones in Canadian Literature (Paperback)
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The Devil Is a Travelling Man: Two Plays by W.O. Mitchell - Milestones in Canadian Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 11/06/2009
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W.O. Mitchell jokingly called himself the great re-run king, but his retellings of age-old conflicts between humanity and the Devil strikingly display his versatile adaptive talents. The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon is a whimsical take on the Faust legend with a distinctly Canadian flavour. Filled with wry humour and set against the backdrop of a timeless small-town dynamic, the story of Wullie MacCrimmon's curling duel with the Devil combines the edginess of Marlowe's classic tale with the down-to-earth wry Canadian humour of "Corner Gas.". The Devil's Instrument depicts a Hutterite teenager struggling with conformity in a puritan society. Mitchell's devil in this play is a figure of sympathy, but lines such as "Happy? I am free!" invite the ambiguity of whether it is better to indulge in what seems natural, or strive for the divine. Introduced by Ormond Mitchell and Barbara Mitchell and including original production photography, this collection provides humour, sobriety, and wonderful storytelling with a dash of the infernal. An essential, whimsical part of Oxford's new Outlooks on Canadian Literature series.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
ISBN: 9780195430042
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 15 mm

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