Book details

Publication date: June 2016
Features: 10 B&W photographs, bibliography, notes
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Literature / Literary Criticism
Subject(s): LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian, Canadian Literature, Canadian Studies, Literary Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, POETRY / Canadian, Literature: history & criticism, Literature / Literary Criticism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press, Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienne
Marie Carrière is the Director of the Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne (CLC) and teaches English, French, and Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta. Curtis Gillespie is the author of five books and co-founder of the narrative journalism magazine Eighteen Bridges. Jason Purcell is the Communications Officer at the CLC. All three editors live in Edmonton.

#6 on the Edmonton Journal's Non-fiction Bestsellers list for the week of October 28, 2016 The Edmonton Journal

The Edmonton Journal


"...the collection is ideal for students and teachers of Canadian Literature at the high school or undergraduate levels, but would also be a useful resource for any active, engaged reader.... Overall, it imparts the impression of a vibrant, lively Canadian literature ranging widely in interests and preoccupations. The editors have been careful to select a diverse range of writers.... The net impact of this slim volume is to force a reconsideration of who in the world of Canadian literature is canonical and worthy of sustained, thoughtful examination. Every writer selected lives up to this standard.... [the] collection functions as something of a sampler pack of some of the most interesting writers working in Canada today."

Brenna Clark Gray, Event Poetry and Prose, 46.1


Independent Publisher Awards, Anthology, United States
Runner-up
2017
Contents
Acknowledgements vii
INTRODUCTION ix
Making Literature, Literature in the Making
by Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie & Jason Purcell
1 YING CHEN 1
Experiment and Innovation by Julie Rodgers 3
Le Mangeur (excerpt) 10
L’Ingratitude (excerpt) 14
2 LYNN COADY 19
a.k.a. The Wit by Maïté Snauwaert 21
The Antagonist (excerpt) 27
3 MICHAEL CRUMMEY 37
The Presence of the Past by Jennifer Bowering Delisle 39
Sweetland (excerpt) 46
4 CATERINA EDWARDS 57
History Lost in Forgetfulness by Joseph Pivato 59
Finding Rosa: A Mother with Alzheimer’s, a Daughter in Search of the Past
(excerpt) 65
5 MARINA ENDICOTT 73
Lights and Shadows across the Continent by Daniel Laforest 75
Close to Hugh (excerpt) 81
6 LAWRENCE HILL 93
History and the Truth of Fiction by Winfried Siemerling 95
Meet You at the Door (excerpt) 102
7 ALICE MAJOR 113
Metaphors, Myths, and the Eye of the Magpie by Don Perkins 115
The Office Tower Tales (excerpt) 122
8 EDEN ROBINSON 139
Reading for B’gwus by Kit Dobson 141
The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling
(excerpt) 147
9 GREGORY SCOFIELD 157
kistêyihtamowin êkwa sâkihitowin (Honour and Love) by Angela Van Essen 159
kipocihkân: Poems New & Selected (excerpt) 164
10 KIM THÚY 179
A Gentle Power by Pamela V. Sing 181
Ru (excerpt) 189
Essay Contributors 195
Permissions 201

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