“Thinking like a River”: The Making of Hugh MacLennan’s Environmental Consciousness

  title={“Thinking like a River”: The Making of Hugh MacLennan’s Environmental Consciousness},
  author={Neil S. Forkey},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={42 - 64}
  • Neil S. Forkey
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Hugh MacLennan (1907–90), although most often identified with themes of Canadian cultural dualism and Maritime regional identity, contributed to the growing chorus of environmental concern that emerged between the 1960s and 1970s. Two collections of essays, Seven Rivers of Canada (1961) and Rivers of Canada (1974), best demonstrate this interest. In the 13 years between the publication of the first and second volumes, MacLennan’s environmental consciousness was awakened. A distinct change of… Expand
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