Open Country: Canadian Short Stories In English

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 short fiction by 48 authors who gained prominence between 1836 and the present, with an emphasis on contemporary writers and a focus on identity, race, gender, and sexuality.

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:571 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 27, 2007Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176103899

ISBN - 13:9780176103897

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Table of Contents

Preface xiIntroduction xiiAcknowledgements xviThomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) 1Gulling a Blue Nose 2Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) 5The Bereavement 6Susanna Moodie (1803-1885) 11A Visit to Grosse Isle 12Our First Settlement, and the Borrowing System 19Brian, the Still-Hunter 32Adieu to the Woods 43Charles G.D. Roberts (1860-1943) 49The Iron Edge of Winter 50Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946) 53Lobo, the King of Currumpaw 54Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) 63My Financial Career 64The Whirlwind Campaign in Mariposa 66Frederick Philip Grove (1879-1948) 70The House of Many Eyes 72Ethel Wilson (1888-1980) 77Mr. Sleepwalker 79Raymond Knister (1899-1932) 90The Fate of Mrs Lucier 91Harry Robinson (1900-1990) 97You Think Its a Stump, but Thats My Grandfather 98Morley Callaghan (1903-1990) 104The Blue Kimono 106Sinclair Ross (1908-1996) 110The Lamp at Noon 112Sheila Watson (1909-1998) 119Antigone 120Mavis Gallant (1922-) 126The Moslem Wife 128Margaret Laurence (1926-1987) 153To Set Our House in Order 154Hugh Hood (1928-2000) 164Going Out as a Ghost 166Timothy Findley (1930-2002) 175Dreams 177Alice Munro (1931-) 190The Bear Came over the Mountain 192Austin Clarke (1934-) 219A Short Drive 221Leon Rooke (1934-) 233The Womans Guide to Home Companionship 234Rudy Wiebe (1934-) 242Where Is the Voice Coming From? 244Joy Kogawa (1935-) 250From Obasan 252Alistair MacLeod (1936-) 265The Boat 267John Metcalf (1938-) 278The Nipples of Venus 280Margaret Atwood (1939-) 295Hairball 297Clark Blaise (1940-) 306Identity 307Sharon Butala (1940-) 314Light 315Thomas King (1943-) 327Borders 329Barbara Gowdy (1950-) 336We So Seldom Look on Love 337Guy Vanderhaeghe (1951-) 345The Watcher 346Rohinton Mistry (1952-) 368Squatter 369Bill Gaston (1953-) 385The Alcoholist 386Neil Bissoondath (1955-) 392Continental Drift 394Mark Anthony Jarman (1955-) 404Burn Man on a Texas Porch 405Elise Levine (1959-) 413You Are You Because Your Little Dog Loves You 415Douglas Coupland (1961-) 424Shopping Is Not Creating 425Timothy Taylor (1963-) 429The Resurrection Plant 431Lisa Moore (1964-) 440Grace 442Michael Crummey (1965-) 471Serendipity 472Joseph Boyden (1966-) 478Shawanagan Bingo Queen 480Eden Robinson (1968-) 487Traplines 489Ivan E. Coyote (1969-) 505Makeover 507The Smart Money 509Lynn Coady (1970-) 511In Disguise as the Sky 513Alissa York (1970-) 531The Back of the Bears Mouth 533David Bezmozgis (1973-) 537A New Gravestone for an Old Grave 538Madeleine Thien (1974-) 559Simple Recipes 560Credits 567Index 571