From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories Selected By Michael Ondaatje

Paperback | October 3, 1995

byOndaatje, Michael

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This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje's personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment.

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This wonderful anthology of Canadian literature edited by Michael Ondaatje, showcases the work of 49 multicultural voices. In From Ink Lake, you will find short stories, both traditional and not-so traditional, that represent the geographical and emotional range of the country. Authors included in this stellar collection in...

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This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, S...

Michael Ondaatje lives in Toronto. His most recent book in Vintage Canada is Handwriting, his 10th book of poetry.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 7.77 × 5.26 × 1.88 inPublished:October 3, 1995Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0394281381

ISBN - 13:9780394281384

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from From Ink Lake Ondaatje has collected a great assortment of short stories written by Canadian authors. This is a great way to get a taste of an author you've been wanting to read. Authors from Margaret Atwood to Stephen Leacock to Guy Vanderhaege offer a wide variety of characters, plots, moods and emotions expressed. A terrific insight into the vast landscape that is Canadian literature.
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From Our Editors

This wonderful anthology of Canadian literature edited by Michael Ondaatje, showcases the work of 49 multicultural voices. In From Ink Lake, you will find short stories, both traditional and not-so traditional, that represent the geographical and emotional range of the country. Authors included in this stellar collection include Carol Shields, Margaret Laurence, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould and Alice Munro. Ondaatje is also the acclaimed author of The English Patient, In The Skin of A Lion and Coming Through The Slaughter.

Editorial Reviews

"A magnificent anthology." —The Toronto Star"From Ink Lake seems certain to become one of our most treasured anthologies." --Montreal Gazette"Michael Ondaatje's anthology carries the welcome message that diversity equals cultural richness....He has to be congratulated for producing an anthology which is also a landmark." --Times Literary Supplement"Michael Ondaatje has done a splendid job of creative editing....The variety and richness of the material in From Ink Lake is staggering." --Kingston Whig-Standard