Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine by Richard RosenbaumCan'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine by Richard Rosenbaum

Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil Magazine

EditorRichard Rosenbaum

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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First published in 1995 to promote and legitimize the submerged cultural urge of Canada, Broken Pencil has brought together the best of the independent and alternative arts community who would not otherwise be heard of or touched by the country’s collective consciousness. Featuring a selection of outcast short stories too weird or uncomfortable for serious literary journals and too visceral and punk rock for contemporary mainstream palettes, this collection culled from the magazine introduces the best of Canadian underground fiction and beyond. Ragged and lacking the traditional refinement of metaphor, magical realism, and perfect epiphanies, these pieces breach the surface with sharp, offensive urban fiction where voices are discovered and developed and the words do all the work.

Richard Rosenbaum is the assistant fiction editor at Broken Pencil, a magazine devoted to underground culture and independent arts. He lives in Toronto.
Title:Can'tLit: Fearless Fiction from Broken Pencil MagazineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:155022896X

ISBN - 13:9781550228960

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Editorial Reviews

"The term CanLit is now culturally enshrined as shorthand for all that is established and orthodox (or boring and stuffy) in Canadian fiction. The anthology Can'tLit sets itself in strong opposition to this orthodoxy. . . Many of the stories are very good . . . fun and free-spirited."  —Quill & Quire