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The Last Algonquin Literary Qualities

Theodore L. Kazimiroff
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The Last Algonquin is a narrative which is interrupted at times by the author's italicized comments. But whether The Last Algonquin is a novel or a biography is a little blurred, as can be seen in Kazimiroff's explanation in the Introduction: I have tried to strike a good balance between the facts I know to be accurate, and the need to "flesh-out" the story with material from my own experience. . . .Does this mean the book can be read as a historical document, an accurate biography? Probably not. Is it a work of fiction born of my mind? Definitely not!

Probably the best category to put this book in was arrived at in a review of this book by Peter Ramsden, who calls it a biographical fiction.

One example of Kazimiroff's use of material from his own experience to flesh out the narrative comes in Chapter 10, "The Hardest...

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