The Penguin Anthology Of Canadian Humour

by Will Ferguson

Penguin Group Canada | March 6, 2007 | Trade Paperback

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The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century's worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre.

Will Ferguson's marvellous anthology features humour pieces from early twentieth-century writers such as Bob Edwards and Stephen Leacock, who defined the very essence of humour. Ferguson also includes a wide selection of writing by some of our best-known authors from throughout the twentieth century to the present: Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Thomas King, W.P. Kinsella, Stuart McLean, Paul Quarrington, and Miriam Toews, to name a few.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 3.25 × 2.07 × 0.49 in

Published: March 6, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143053663

ISBN - 13: 9780143053668

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The Penguin Anthology Of Canadian Humour

by Will Ferguson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 3.25 × 2.07 × 0.49 in

Published: March 6, 2007

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143053663

ISBN - 13: 9780143053668

From the Publisher

The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century's worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre.

Will Ferguson's marvellous anthology features humour pieces from early twentieth-century writers such as Bob Edwards and Stephen Leacock, who defined the very essence of humour. Ferguson also includes a wide selection of writing by some of our best-known authors from throughout the twentieth century to the present: Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Thomas King, W.P. Kinsella, Stuart McLean, Paul Quarrington, and Miriam Toews, to name a few.

From the Jacket

The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century's worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre.

Will Ferguson's marvellous anthology features humour pieces from early twentieth-century writers such as Bob Edwards and Stephen Leacock, who defined the very essence of humour. Ferguson also includes a wide selection of writing by some of our best-known authors from throughout the twentieth century to the present: Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Thomas King, W.P. Kinsella, Stuart McLean, Paul Quarrington, and Miriam Toews, to name a few.

About the Author

WILL FERGUSON's debut novel, HappinessTM, has been published in thirty-three countries and twenty-six languages around the world. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Canada and the Caribbean: First Novel) and went on to win the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. With his brother Ian, he wrote the wildly successful humour book How to Be a Canadian, which won the CBA Libris Award for Non-fiction Book of the Year. Will's travel memoir Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw was an immediate bestseller and won Ferguson his second Leacock Medal for Humour. His most recent book is Hitching Rides with Buddha: A Journey Across Japan. Will lives in Calgary with his wife and their two young sons.

Editorial Reviews

"A delicious smorgasbord that ranges from the standard to the surprising."
-The Globe and Mail

"The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour is an essential newcomer to our national book scene ... a must-have for the Canadian reader's library."
-The Tribune

"You don't merely read this book, you immerse yourself in it, spend an entire day just leafing through its pages. A wonderful, wonderful anthology."
-The Chronicle-Herald

"A lot of fun."
-Times Colonist

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