Open Country: Canadian Literature To 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 37 authors who gained prominence before 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:453 pages, 8.9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176103821

ISBN - 13:9780176103828

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Table of Contents

Preface xiiiIntroduction xivAcknowledgements xviiiOliver Goldsmith (1794-1861) 1The Rising Village 2Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) 16Gulling a Blue Nose 17Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) 20The Bereavement 21Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) 26A Visit to Grosse Isle 28Our First Settlement, and the Borrowing System 35Brian, the Still-Hunter 48Adieu to the Woods 58Charles Sangster (1822-1893) 65From The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay 66Isabella Valancy Crawford (1850-1887) 72Malcolms Katie: A Love Story 73The Rose 105The Dark Stag 106The Canoe 107The Lily Bed 109Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943) 111The Tantramar Revisited 112The Furrow 114The Sower 114The Potato Harvest 115The Waking Earth 115The Cow Pasture 116When Milking-Time Is Done 116Frogs 117The Pea-Fields 117The Mowing 117The Winter Fields 118The Flight of the Geese 118O Solitary of the Austere Sky 119The Iron Edge of Winter 119Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) 121Lobo, the King of Currumpaw 123Bliss Carman (1861-1929) 132Low Tide on Grand Pré 133A Northern Vigil 134By the Aurelian Wall 137I Loved Thee, Atthis, in the Long Ago 139Vestigia 140The Winter Scene 140E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) 142A Cry from an Indian Wife 143The Idlers 145The Pilot of the Plains 146The Cattle Thief 148Ojistoh 149The Corn Husker 151Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) 151The Railway Station 153In October 153Heat 154Winter Evening 155Among the Timothy 156The Frogs 158Morning on the Lièvres 160In November 161The City of the End of Things 162Winter Uplands 164At the Long Sault: May, 1660 165Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) 167The Onondaga Madonna 168The Piper of Arll 169Night Hymns on Lake Nipigon 173The Forsaken 174On the Way to the Mission 177The Height of Land 178At Gull Lake: August, 1810 182Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) 185My Financial Career 186The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa 188Frederick Philip Grove (1879-1948) 193The House of Many Eyes 194E.J. Pratt (1882-1964) 200Newfoundland 201The Highway 203From Stone to Steel 204The Man and the Machine 205The Submarine 205The Truant 210Still Life 215Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922) 216Dream River 217The Pool 218Improvisation on the Flute 219Mirandas Tomb 220The Spell 220The Princess in the Tower 220Ethel Wilson (1888-1980) 221Mr. Sleepwalker 223W.W.E. Ross (1894-1966) 233Lovers 235Wild Rose 236Curving, the Moon 236The Diver 237Good Angels 237First Snow 238Raymond Knister (1899-1932) 238The Fate of Mrs Lucier 240F.R. Scott (1899-1985) 246North Stream 247Laurentian Shield 247Lakeshore 248A Grain of Rice 250National Identity 251A Lass in Wonderland 251Harry Robinson (1900-1990) 252You Think Its a Stump, but Thats My Grandfather 254A.J.M. Smith (1902-1980) 260The Lonely Land 262A Hyacinth for Edith 263Prothalamium 264Like an Old Proud King in a Parable 264Noctambule 265The Archer 266Metamorphosis 266The Wisdom of Old Jelly Roll 266Morley Callaghan (1903-1990) 267The Blue Kimono 269Earle Birney (1904-1995) 273David 274Anglosaxon Street 280Vancouver Lights 281Bushed 282The Bear on the Delhi Road 283Can. Lit. 284El Greco: Espolio 285November Walk Near False Creek Mouth 286Sinclair Ross (1908-1996) 293The Lamp at Noon 295A.M. Klein (1909-1972) 302Design for Mediaeval Tapestry 303Heirloom 309Autobiographical 310Portrait of the Poet as Landscape 313The Rocking Chair 317Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996) 318Green Rain 320Day and Night 320London Revisited: 1946 324Bartok and the Geranium 327Lament 328The Three Emilys 329The Notations of Love 330Sheila Watson (1909-1998) 332Antigone 334Anne Wilkinson (1910-1961) 340Summer Acres 341Lake Song 342Lens 343In June and Gentle Oven 345Letter to My Children 346Variations on a Theme 346Irving Layton (1912-2006) 348The Swimmer 349Composition in Late Spring 350The Birth of Tragedy 351The Fertile Muck 352Whatever Else Poetry Is Freedom 353For M