An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English by Donna BennettAn Anthology of Canadian Literature in English by Donna Bennett

An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English

EditorDonna Bennett, Russell Brown

Paperback | April 7, 2010

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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.
Donna Bennett and Russell M. Brown are emeritus members of the University of Toronto, Department of English.
Title:An Anthology of Canadian Literature in EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1264 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.28 inPublished:April 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195427815

ISBN - 13:9780195427813


Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionSaukamapee: [Life among the Peigans]Francis Brooke: From The History of Emily MontagueSamuel Hearne: From A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern OceanDavid Thompson: From Narrative of His Explorations in Western North America, 1784-1812Oliver Goldsmith NEW!: The Rising VillageJohn Franklin and Dr John Richardson: From Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22Anna Brownell Jameson: From Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in CanadaThomas Chandler Haliburton: The Trotting HorseThe ClockmakerCatharine Parr Traill: From The Backwoods of CanadaSusanna Moodie: From Roughing It in the BushCharles Sangster: From The St Lawrence and the SaguenayFrom Sonnets Written in the Orillia WoodsIsabella Valancy Crawford (Newly annotated full text): EstherCanada to England[Said] the CanoeMalcolm's KatieCharles G.D. Roberts: Tantramar RevisitedThe MowingIn an Old BarnThe Flight of the GeeseThe SkaterGoing OverAs Down the Woodland WaysUnder Ice RoofBliss Carman: The EavesdropperLow Tide on Grand PreLord of My Heart's ElationMorning in the HillsThe World VoiceSara Jeannette Duncan: From The ImperialistPauline Johnson: His Majesty the West WindA Cry from an Indian WifeThe Flight of the CrowsThe Song My Paddle SingsSilhouetteThrough Time and Bitter DistanceThe Lost IslandArchibald Lampman: The Railway StationHeatThe FrogsIn NovemberThe City of the End of ThingsA Summer DreamVoices of EarthWinter EveningTo a MillionaireAt the Long SaultDuncan Campbell Scott: At the CedarsThe Onondaga MadonnaWatkweniesNight Hymns on Lake NipigonThe ForsakenThe Battle of Lundy's LaneThe Height of LandTo a Canadian Aviator Who Died for His Country in FranceLabrie's WifeJ.G. Sime: Munitions!Nellie McClung NEW!: The Elusive VoteStephen Leacock: The Marine Excursion of the Knights of PythiasL.M. Montgomery: How Betty Sherman Won a HusbandFrederick Philip Grove: Snow (1922)Snow (1932)E.J. Pratt: The SharkNewfoundlandSilencesThe Prize CatCome Away, DeathThe TruantFrom Towards the Last SpikeMarjorie Pickthall: The Sleep SeekersThe Bird in the RoomMade in His ImageThe Third GenerationEthel Wilson: The WindowF.R. Scott: The Canadian Authors MeetTrans CanadaLakeshorePoetryWLMKAll the Spikes but the LastHarry Robinson: Coyote Challenges GodIndian DoctorA.J.M. Smith: The Lonely LandFar WestSea CliffThe Plot against ProteusOn Reading an Anthology of Popular PoetryThe Wisdom of Old Jelly RollMorley Callaghan: Waiting and WatchingEarle Birney: Vancouver LightsAnglosaxon StreetThe Ebb Begins from DreamPacific DoorBushedCan. Lit.El Greco: EspolioBuildings IISinclair Ross: The RunawayA.M. Klein: Reb Levi Yitschok Talks to GodHeirloomThe Rocking ChairPolitical MeetingPortrait of the Poet as LandscapeAutobiographicalSheila Watson: And the Four AnimalsDorothy Livesay: Green RainThe DifferenceDay and NightBartok and the GeraniumThe Secret Doctrine of WomenThe Three EmilysThe Artefacts: West CoastAnne Wilkinson: The Great WindsWinter Sketch, Rockcliffe, OttawaEaster Sketches, MontrealIn June and Gentle OvenNature Be DamnedIrving Layton: The Birth of TragedyThe Cold Green ElementThe Fertile MuckWhatever Else, Poetry Is FreedomKeine LazarovitchButterfly on RockA Tall Man Executes a JigPK Page: Stories of SnowPhotos of a Salt MineArrasCry Ararat!Evening Dance of the Grey FliesThe Gold SunPoor BirdKaleidoscopeUnless the Eye Catch FireMargaret Avison: The ButterflyNevernessPerspectiveSnowButterfly Bones; or Sonnet against SonnetTennisThe Swimmer's MomentWe the Poor Who Are Always with UsJob: Word and ActionPoetry IsAl Purdy: The Country North of BellevilleTrees at the Arctic CircleWilderness GothicLament for the DorsetsAt the Quinte HotelRoblin's Mills (2)Elegy for a GrandfatherFor Steve McIntyreOn the Flood PlainGrosse IsleSay the NamesRaymond Souster: The Penny FluteAt Split Rock FallsGet the Poem OutdoorsQueen Anne's LaceLike the Last Patch of SnowTrying One on for SizeMavis Gallant: Varieties of ExileMargaret Laurence: To Set Our House in OrderJames Reaney: The School GlobeThe Lost ChildThe AlphabetStarling with a Split TonguePhyllis Webb: Marvell's GardenFrom Naked Poems Suite I Suite IISpots of BloodI DanielThe Making of a Japanese PrintRobert Kroetsch NEW!: F.P. Grove: The FindingSeed CatalogueTimothy Findley: DreamsAlice Munro: The Progress of LoveMordecai Richler: Playing Ball on Hampstead HeathAlden Nowlan: TemptationCountry Full of ChristmasCanadian January NightThe Broadcaster's PoemOn the BarrensLeonard Cohen: You Have the LoversSuzanneFrom Book of MercyIn the Eyes of MenIt is All Around MeHoly is Your NameEverybody KnowsClosing TimeThousand Kisses DeepThe Truth of the LineLooking Through My DreamsRudy Wiebe: Where Is the Voice Coming fromGeorge Bowering: GrandfatherFrom Kerrisdale Elegies Elegy TwoThe Great Local PoemFrom Pictures Prodigal (with Angela Bowering)Joy Kogawa: ObasanWhere there's a WallRoad Building by Pick AxeMinerals from StoneCarol Shields: HazelClaire Harris NEW!: AugustBlack SisyphusConception of WinterTo Dissipate GriefNo God Waits on IncenseAlistair MacLeod: As Birds Bring Forth the SunJack Hodgins: The CrossingJohn Newlove: Four Small ScarsThe Double-Headed SnakeSamuel Hearn in WintertimeRide off Any HorizonThe Green PlainLike an EelMargaret Atwood: This Is a Photograph of MeProgressive Insanities of a PioneerFrom The Journals of Susanna Moodie Disembarking at Quebec Further Arrivals Death of a Young Son by Drowning Dream 2: Brian the Still Hunter Thoughts from UndergroundTricks with MirrorsSiren SongSpellingStrawberriesOrpheusThe LineThe Age of LeadPatrick Lane: Because I Never LearnedStigmataThe Long Coyote LineCPR Station - WinnipegWeaselFrom Winter Winter 1 Winter 4 Winter 22 Winter 33 Winter 35 Winter 40 Winter 42The Far FieldCut-throatThe SpoonFor Gwendolyn MacEwenThe Sooke PotholesDennis Lee: Sibelius ParkThe CoatSummer SongWhen I Went Up to RosedaleThe GodsHungerhiatusdesaparecidoswordlytaleFred Wah: Waiting for SaskatchewanFrom Diamond GrillMaria Campbell: JacobGwendolyn MacEwen: IcarusManzini; Escape ArtistThe PortageDark Pines under WaterThe Real EnemiesThe Death of the Loch Ness MonsterPolarisDon McKay: KestrelsTwinflowerShort Fat FlicksTo DancelandHomingIcarusAstonishedPetrifiedPondVarvesGneissSome Last RequestsDaphne Marlatt: Imagine a TownComing HomeWinter/Rice/Tea StrainListen(Is Love Enough?)Michael Ondaatje: The Time Around ScarsLetters and Other WorldsPig GlassLightSally Chisum / Last Words on Billy the Kid. 4 A.M.The Cinnamon PeelerLunch ConversationTo a Sad DaughterThe Medieval CoastWellsThomas King: A Coyote Columbus StorybpNichol: From The Martyrology 1972-? From Book 1 From Book 3 From Book 5landscape: IlamentBronwen Wallace: The Woman in This PoemJoseph Macleod DaffodilsTestimoniesThe Watermelon IncidentSongbirds and Hurtin' SongsAn Easy LifeRobert Bringhurst: Essay on AdamLeda and the SwanThese Poems, She SaidThe ReaderConversations with a ToadBone Breathing FluteLorna Crozier: This One's for YouPoem about NothingForms of InnocenceGetting PregnantOn the Seventh DayThe Old OrderAt the MillstoneFrom A Saving GraceTwo Eternal ThingsWildernessThe Sacrifice of AbrahamThe Sacrifice of IsaacIce FogMy Last Erotic PoemJane Urquhart: The Drawing MasterAnne Carson: Short Talk on RectificationShort Talk on Who You AreBook of IsaiahTV Men: HektorBarbara Gowdy: Presbyterian CrosswalkM.G. Vassanji NEW!: Her Two HusbandsGuy Vanderhaeghe: Man on HorsebackRohinton Mistry: Swimming LessonsDionne Brand: Hard against the SoulI Have Been Losing RoadsLand to Light OnFrom Thirsty: i iii xxviii xxx xxxiiiErin Moure: BlindnessMiss ChatelaineSeebeDream of the TownsAmygdala14 Descriptions of TreesFrom Garrison Creek I See the Earth to the Antipodes of the UniverseThe Humber is Pretty Fabulous, ReallyIf at Times I Claim Flowers Smile and Rivers SingJan Zwicky: The New RoomBill Evans: 'Here's That Rainy Day'TransparenceDriving NorthwestString PracticeRobinson's CrossingStudy: NorthAnne Michaels: Lake of Two RiversFlowersThere Is No City That Does Not DreamIce HouseReparing the OctaveGeorge Elliot Clarke: The ArgumentThe River Pilgrim: A LetterRose VinegarBees' WingsBlank SonnetThe Wisdom of ShelleyEach Moment Is MagnificentPrimitivismThe KillingNu(is)anceIX/XIMortality SonnetLisa Moore NEW!: CravingChristian Bok NEW!: CrystalsFrom Eunoia Chapter OVowelsMichael Redhill: The Flesh CollectorsEden Robinson NEW!: Queen of the NorthKen Babstock NEW!: In Brendan's BoatMontana NocturneMarsh TheatreRegenerativeTo WillowEssentialistThe World's HubCompatibilistWayde Compton NEW!: The Blue RoadThe Reinventing WheelMadeline Thien NEW!: DispatchAcknowledgmentsName-Title Index

Editorial Reviews

"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