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  • Dominant Impressionsby Gerald Lynch; Angela Arnold Robbeson

    University of Ottawa Press 1999; US$ 11.99

    Canadian critics and scholars, along with a growing number from around the world, have long recognized the achievements of Canadian short story writers. However, these critics have tended to view the Canadian short story as a historically recent phenomenon. This reappraisal corrects this mistaken view by exploring the literary and cultural antecedents... more...

  • The Grove Symposiumby John Nause

    University of Ottawa Press 1974; US$ 9.99

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  • Ladies Coupeby Anita Nair

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.68

    Meet Akhilandeswari, Akhila for short: forty-five and single, an income-tax clerk, and a woman who has never been allowed to live her own life - always the daughter, the sister, the aunt, the provider. Until the day she gets herself a one-way ticket to the seaside town of Kanyakumari. In the intimate atmosphere of the all-women sleeping car - the... more...

  • Bruno for Realby Caroline Adderson; Helen Flook

    Orca Book Publishers 2008; US$ 4.99

    This is the second collection of stories about Bruno, an imaginative boy with a humorous personality. more...

  • Recklessby Lesley Choyce

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 7.99

    While riding his dirt bike on an abandoned logging road, Josh encounters a Vietnam veteran who has been living in the wilderness for forty years, and the two develop an unusual friendship. more...

  • Lighting Dark Placesby Sue Kossew

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 57.00

    This is the first published collection of critical essays on the work of Kate Grenville, one of Australia’s most important contemporary writers. Grenville has been acclaimed for her novels, winning numerous national and international prizes including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Her novels are marked by... more...

  • Speaking of Powerby Di Brandt; Tanis MacDonald

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Speaking of Power: The Poetry of Di Brandt introduces the reader to the lyric power and political urgency of the poetry of Di Brandt, providing an overview of her poetry written during a prolific and revolutionary twenty-year period. Beginning with her early poetic inquiries into the dynamics of gender, religion, and the politics of language,... more...

  • Clockfireby Jonathan Ball

    Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.99

    Talented newcomer Jonathan Ball?s Clockfire is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience, and the laws of physics are flagrantly violated. The poems in one sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on... more...

  • The Porcupinity of the Starsby Gary Barwin

    Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.99

    In this much-anticipated new collection, poet and musician Gary Barwin both continues and extends the alchemical collision of language, imaginative flight and quiet beauty that have made him unique among contemporary poets. As the Utne Reader has noted, what makes this work 'so compelling is Barwin?s balance of melancholy with wide-eyed wonder.'... more...

  • Eunoiaby Christian Bök

    Coach House Books 2005; US$ 13.99

    The word eunoia,? which literally means beautiful thinking,? is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l?Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), a French writers? group interested in experimenting with different forms of literary constraint, Eunoia is a five-chapter book in which each chapter is... more...