An anthology of Canadian literature in English /
edited by Donna Bennett and Russell Brown.
imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press Canada, 2010.
description
xx, 1290 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9780195427813 :
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imprint
Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press Canada, 2010.
isbn
9780195427813 :
general note
Previous ed. published under title: A new anthology of Canadian literature in English.
catalogue key
7116709
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"This anthology provides an excellent selection of the major authors in Canadian literature. . . The author biographies, headnotes, and explanatory footnotes are extremely helpful, informative, and well written: not presuming prior knowledge yet still sophisticated and engaging for auniversity audience." --Janice Fiamengo, University of Ottawa
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Long Description
This annotated text for Canadian literature courses is the third abridged and revised edition of our popular two-volume Anthology of Canadian Literature in English. The collection provides basic texts, and makes connections between them, offering a context for the study not only of individual writers but of the literary culture of English Canada from the eighteenth century to the present. The book contains updated selections from poets and fiction writers previously included, as well as selections by writers new to the anthology-from early figures such as Oliver Goldsmith and Nellie McClung to contemporary writers including Eden Robinson, Wayde Compton, and Madeline Thien. Each author is given a headnote that gives biographical details and explains the significance of the author's work. The new edition is more inclusive, with more women and aboriginal writers and more writers from different ethnic backgrounds. In putting the anthology together, the editors paid close attention to the kinds of themes people are currently teaching, such as questions of identity, contact across cultures, fragmentation, and mobility.
Main Description
An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, third edition, traces the evolution of English Canadian writing through a wide range of short fiction, poems, and selections from settler and exploration journals, to form a portrait of Canadian literature from the eighteenth century to thepresent. This updated and revised edition showcases the work of established figures such as Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, and Michael Ondaatje, while also introducing important new writers including Ken Babstock, Eden Robinson, and Madeleine Thien. Thoroughly reflecting Canada's cultural and ethnicdiversity, this third edition is the ideal text for students taking introductory courses in Canadian literature.
Main Description
With selections from over 90 of Canada's most outstanding writers, this revised third edition of the extraordinarily popular Anthology of Canadian Literature in English showcases the remarkable diversity and vitality of English Canadian literature from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present. Bringing together a wide range of short fiction, poetry, and settler narratives, the anthology presents the country's pioneering authors, beloved favourites, and important new writers who epitomize all that English Canadian literature has to offer. Fully annotated and with up-to-date headnotes, this volume is essential reading for students of Canadian literature.
Main Description
With selections from over 90 of Canada's most outstanding writers, this revised third edition of the extraordinarily popular Anthology of Canadian Literature in English showcases the remarkable diversity and vitality of English Canadian literature from its origins in the eighteenth century tothe present. Bringing together a wide range of short fiction, poetry, and settler narratives, the anthology presents the country's pioneering authors, beloved favourites, and important new writers who epitomize all that English Canadian literature has to offer. Fully annotated and with up-to-dateheadnotes, this volume is essential reading for students of Canadian literature.

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