Ten Canadian Writers In Context
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Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littÃ©rature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diverse and powerful voices in contemporary Canadian literature. This anthology offers readers samples from some of Canadaâ€™s most exciting writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each selection is introduced by a brief essay, serving as a point of entry into the writerâ€™s work. From the east coast of Newfoundland to Kitamaat territory on British Columbiaâ€™s central coast, there is a story for everyone, from everywhere. True to Canadaâ€™s multilingual and multicultural heritage, these ten writers come from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, and work in multiple languages, including English, French, and Cree. Ying Chen | essay by Julie Rodgers Lynn Coady | essay by MaÃ¯tÃ© Snauwaert Michael Crummey | essay by Jennifer Bowering Delisle Caterina Edwards | essay by Joseph Pivato Marina Endicott | essay by Daniel Laforest Lawrence Hill | essay by Winfried Siemerling Alice Major | essay by Don Perkins Eden Robinson | essay by Kit Dobson Gregory Scofield | essay by Angela Van Essen Kim ThÃºy | essay by Pamela V. Sing
A superb compilation of modern Canadian voices: ten years, ten authors, ten critics.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgements vii INTRODUCTI O N ix Making Literature, Literature in the Making by Marie CarriÃ¨re, Curtis Gillespie & Jason Purcell 1 YING CHEN 1 Experiment and Innovation by Julie Rodgers 3 Le Mangeur (excerpt) 10 Lâ€™Ingratitude (excerpt) 14 2 LYNN COADY 19 a.k.a. The Wit by MaÃ¯tÃ© Snauwaert 21 The Antagonist (excerpt) 27 3 MICHAEL CRUMMEY 37 The Presence of the Past by Jennifer Bowering Delisle 39 Sweetland (excerpt) 46 4 CATERIN A EDWARDS 57 History Lost in Forgetfulness by Joseph Pivato 59 Finding Rosa: A Mother with Alzheimerâ€™s, a Daughter in Search of the Past (excerpt) 65 5 MARIN A ENDICOT T 73 Lights and Shadows across the Continent by Daniel Laforest 75 Close to Hugh (excerpt) 81 6 L AWRENCE HILL 93 History and the Truth of Fiction by Winfried Siemerling 95 Meet You at the Door (excerpt) 102 7 ALICE MAJ O R 113 Metaphors, Myths, and the Eye of the Magpie by Don Perkins 115 The Office Tower Tales (excerpt) 122 8 EDEN ROBINS O N 139 Reading for Bâ€™gwus by Kit Dobson 141 The Sasquatch at Home: Traditional Protocols & Modern Storytelling (excerpt) 147 9 GREGORY SCOFIELD 157 kistÃªyihtamowin Ãªkwa sÃ¢kihitowin (Honour and Love) by Angela Van Essen 159 kipocihkÃ¢n: Poems New & Selected (excerpt) 164 10 KIM THÃšY 179 A Gentle Power by Pamela V. Sing 181 Ru (excerpt) 189 Essay Contributors 195 Permissions 201