Jack Pine – Wilderness sublime or the erasure of the aboriginal presence from the landscape

  title={Jack Pine – Wilderness sublime or the erasure of the aboriginal presence from the landscape},
  author={Jonathan Bordo},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  pages={128 - 98}
  • J. Bordo
  • Published 1993
  • Art
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
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