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.