Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

The Wall by H.G. Adler

"The world felt as if it stood behind glass, and I myself felt as if I were made out of glass, but everything consisted of a delicate glass, alive and sinuous, yet fragile, subtly transparent, and yet also impenetrable, more to be looked at than comprehended, and nonetheless alien, alien, an inner trust at last slowly deducible only after dogged, constant efforts to feel it." (Page 6 of The Wall) 

This is perhaps the clearer exposition of the challenges faced by all immigrants and refugees to societies that are not their own. It is also an articulation of the difficulties of transitioning from one place to another. It was my experience as an immigrant to Canada.