Open Country: Canadian Literature Since 1950

Paperback | August 27, 2007

byRobert Lecker

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Open Country: Canadian Literature in English: Canadian Short Fiction is a contemporary showcase of the country's writing. The collection includes extensive annotations that offer new interpretive possibilities for the study and appreciation of Canadian literature.

Editor Robert Lecker provides an unparalleled view of Canada's literary evolution. This volume brings together poetry and fiction by 64 authors who gained prominence after 1950.

Organized chronologically, the works of each author are introduced by a detailed bio-critical essay that provides background information about the influences and ideas shaping the selected works as well as the author's career. Open Country: Canadian Literature in English: Canadian Short Fiction combines recognized works in the Canadian canon with innovative challenges to the tradition, creating a dynamic balance between the established and the new.

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Open Country: Canadian Literature in English: Canadian Short Fiction is a contemporary showcase of the country's writing. The collection includes extensive annotations that offer new interpretive possibilities for the study and appreciation of Canadian literature.Editor Robert Lecker provides an unparalleled view of Canada's literary e...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:819 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176103902

ISBN - 13:9780176103903

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Preface xvIntroduction xviAcknowledgements xxRobert Kroetsch (1927-) 1Meditation on Tom Thomson 3Pumpkin: A Love Poem 4Stone Hammer Poem 5Seed Catalogue 10Phyllis Webb (1927-) 25Lament 27Breaking 27Making 28Poetics Against the Angel of Death 30From Naked PoemsSuite 1 31Suite 2 38Rilke 45Treblinka Gas Chamber 45Heidegger, notes of music 46"Attend" 47Hugh Hood (1928-2000) 48Going Out as a Ghost 50Timothy Findley (1930-2002) 59Dreams 60Alice Munro (1931-) 74The Bear Came over the Mountain 76Alden Nowlan (1933-1983) 103Warren Pryor 105The Bull Moose 105And He Wept Aloud, So That the Egyptians Heard It 106The Mysterious Naked Man 107On the Barrens 108Austin Clarke (1934-) 110A Short Drive 112Leonard Cohen (1934-) 124Poem 126I Have Not Lingered in European Monasteries 126Style 127What Im Doing Here 128Suzanne 128Famous Blue Raincoat 129The Poems Dont Love Us Any More 130How to Speak Poetry 130Closing Time 132Leon Rooke (1934-) 133The Womans Guide to Home Companionship 135Rudy Wiebe (1934-) 143Where Is the Voice Coming From? 145George Bowering (1935-) 151From AutobiologyThe Acts 153Feet, Not Eyes 153Desert Elm 154From Kerrisdale ElegiesElegy One 161Do Sink 165Musing on Some Poets 172Fall 1962. Vancouver 174Joy Kogawa (1935-) 174From Obasan 176Alistair MacLeod (1936-) 190The Boat 191Claire Harris (1937-) 203Where the Sky Is a Pitiful Tent 204Jane in Summer 212John Metcalf (1938-) 213The Nipples of Venus 215John Newlove (1938-2003) 230Crazy Riel 232The Pride 233Ride off Any Horizon 239Notes from and among the Wars 243Insect Hopes 248Margaret Atwood (1939-) 250This Is a Photograph of Me 252The Animals in That Country 253Progressive Insanities of a Pioneer 254Departure from the Bush 256Newsreel: Man and Firing Squad 257Tricks with Mirrors 258Marrying the Hangman 261Notes Towards a Poem That Can Never Be Written 263How to Tell One Country from Another 265The Loneliness of the Military Historian 266Hairball 269bill bissett (1939-) 277jed bi kor benskt trik 279awake in th red desert 280Beyond Even Faithful Legends 281Killer Whale 282yaji yaji yaji 285ths is a konkreet pome 286th ordr uv things wher is th ordr 287Patrick Lane (1939-) 288Wild Horses 289As It Is with Birds and Bulls 290Albino Pheasants 291Still Hunting 292There Is a Time 292The Far Field 293Go Leaving Strange 294That Cold Blue Morning 295Fred Wah (1939-) 296Waiting for saskatchewan 297Elite 1 298Elite 2 299Elite 3 299Elite 4 300Elite 5 300Elite 6 301Elite 7 301Elite 8 301Elite 9 302Elite 10 302Father/Mother Haibun #4 303From Diamond GrillFamous Chinese Restaurant is the name of a 303The Christmas before he dies he comes to 304After our family moves out to British Columbia 304Clark Blaise (1940-) 305Identity 306Sharon Butala (1940-) 313Light 314Gwendolyn MacEwen (1941-1987) 326Eden, Eden 327A Breakfast for Barbarians 328Manzini: Escape Artist 329Poems in Braille 330Dark Pines under Water 331The Shadow-Maker 332From The T.E. Lawrence PoemsMy Father 332In Bed 333The Water-Bearer 333Feisal 334The Mirage 335The Peace Conference 336The Tao of Physics 337Daphne Marlatt (1942-) 337From StevestonImagine: a town 339Steveston as you find it: 340At Birch Bay 342in the dark of the coast 343prairie 343Booking Passage 344Don McKay (1942-) 346The Boys Own Guide to Dream Birds 347The Great Blue Heron 348Kestrels 348How to Imagine an Albatross 349Fates Worse Than Death 350Finger Pointing at the Moon 351"Stress, Shear, and Strain Theories of Failure" 353Thomas King (1943-) 353Borders 355Michael Ondaatje (1943-) 362Henri Rousseau and Friends 364King Kong Meets Wallace Stevens 365Letters & Other Worlds 366White Dwarfs 368'The gate in his head 369Heron Rex 370The Cinnamon Peeler 371Red Accordion - An Immigrant Song 372Death at Kataragama 374bpNichol (1944-1988) 375after hokusai 376Not What The Siren Sang Bu