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Ostenso, Martha (1900–1963) By Fletcher, Alana

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1137-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Martha Ostenso was a critically acclaimed and best-selling author best known for her first novel, Wild Geese (1925). Ostenso is significant to the development of Canadian literary Modernism for her foundational contributions to ‘Prairie Realism’, a literary movement with which Frederick Philip Grove (1879–1948) is also associated. Prairie Realism rejects romanticized versions of the West for detailed descriptions of the landscape and unsentimental examinations of the physical and mental burdens of prairie settler life.

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Fletcher, Alana. "Ostenso, Martha (1900–1963)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 21 Jul. 2017 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/ostenso-martha-1900-1963. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1137-1

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