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, Literature / Literary Criticism, Canadian Literature, Canadian Studies, Literary Criticism, LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, POETRY / Canadian, Literature: history & criticism, Literature / Literary Criticism, Anthology
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


"[A] compilation of excerpts of creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.... Each of the ten featured works is preceded by a critic’s essay, giving sharp insight into this transcultural anthology and further contextualizing individual works for the reader. The selections...are...preoccupied...with the relationship between spatiality, geography, and Canadian identity. Displacement and journeying—the impulse to search for the self—are most clearly seen in the anthology’s latter works." Canadian Literature 233 (Summer 2017) [Full review at http://canlit.ca/article/landscapes-of-the-mind]

Rachel Lallouz


Independent Publisher Awards, Anthology, United States
Runner-up
2017
Acknowledgements

INTRODUCTION
Making Literature, Literature in the Making
by Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie & Jason Purcell

1 YING CHEN
Experiment and Innovation by Julie Rodgers
Le Mangeur (excerpt)
L’Ingratitude (excerpt)

2 LYNN COADY
a.k.a. The Wit by Maïté Snauwaert
The Antagonist (excerpt)

3 MICHAEL CRUMMEY
The Presence of the Past by Jennifer Bowering Delisle
Sweetland (excerpt)

4 CATERINA EDWARDS
History Lost in Forgetfulness by Joseph Pivato
Finding Rosa: A Mother with Alzheimer’s, a Daughter in Search of the Past
(excerpt)

5 MARINA ENDICOTT
Lights and Shadows across the Continent by Daniel Laforest
Close to Hugh (excerpt)

6 LAWRENCE HILL
History and the Truth of Fiction by Winfried Siemerling
Meet You at the Door (excerpt)

7 ALICE MAJOR
Metaphors, Myths, and the Eye of the Magpie by Don Perkins
The Office Tower Tales (excerpt)

8 EDEN ROBINSON
Reading for B’gwus by Kit Dobson
The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling
(excerpt)

9 GREGORY SCOFIELD
kistêyihtamowin êkwa sâkihitowin (Honour and Love) by Angela Van Essen
kipocihkân: Poems New & Selected (excerpt)

10 KIM THÚY
A Gentle Power by Pamela V. Sing
Ru (excerpt)

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