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James Knox Polk

(1795–1849) US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union ...

Novels in English. Beginnings to 1900

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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...in Montana in the 1880s and 1890s. Barclay's poetic gifts enabled her to create for the generically named Old Woman a voice at once believable and inimitable to carry the monumental mythic stature of the protagonist—as Wiebe did for Big Bear. A further development is evident in James Polk's novel The passion of Loreen Bright Weasel ( 1981 ) which, despite its echoing title, eschews the mythic and explores the predicament of the contemporary Native in a tone of irony; the humour is often at the expense of whites, Natives, religion, local government, and...