Identity, the State, and Masculinity: The Representation of the Male Subject in Michael Ignatieff's The Russian Album

Hjartarson, Paul; Mauguière, Bénédicte
January 1998
Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature/ Identités Culturell;1998, p73
Book Chapter
An essay from the book "Cultural Identities in Canadian Literature" is presented. It argues that the focus of Michael Ignatieff's narrative, "The Russian Album" is the portrayal of his grandfather, Paul Ignatieff, and on his critique of the Ignatieff male narrative. Two images in The Russian Album aptly represent this male narrative: they are the photographs of two Ignatieff men, the first Paul Ignatieff and his son, Nicholas, dressed in their military uniforms, their chests covered in medals and braids.


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