Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

What are the advantages and disadvantages for a writer of being reared as a Mennonite, as was Rudy Wiebe?

What was Wiebe’s agenda in Peace Shall Destroy Many beyond his mastery in a first novel?

What aspects of Wiebe’s background made him a likely writer to deal effectively with a subject like the John Franklin expedition?

Why was The Blue Mountains of China “deliberately distorted narrative”?

Why, in Wiebe’s opinion, do isolated communities fail to achieve peace?