The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

Paperback | October 31, 2011

EditorWilliam Toye

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Critically acclaimed for its ambition and scope, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature is considered the authoritative reference of its kind. The original concise version appeared in 2001, retaining the Companion's informative coverage of major writers, significant works, and otheraspects of the Canadian literary scene, while omitting regional and genre surveys and francophone writers whose works have not been translated into English. Now available in paperback, its successor treats the explosion of publications by "new" writers of fiction and poetry as well as by authors who already had entries in the Companion - all these recent works described in considerable detail by William Toye. There are 42 new entries on subjects thatinclude Christian Bok, Joseph Boyden, CNQ: Canadian Notes and Queries, Cormorant Books, Michael Crummey, Yann Martel, Lisa Moore, Michael Redhill, and Miriam Toews. With more than 1,000 entries that include many books published in 2010, this new edition offers a comprehensive look at the wealth ofliterature produced by Canadian writers.

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Critically acclaimed for its ambition and scope, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature is considered the authoritative reference of its kind. The original concise version appeared in 2001, retaining the Companion's informative coverage of major writers, significant works, and otheraspects of the Canadian literary scene, while omi...

William Toye was the general editor of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature and co-editor of the second edition. He wrote The St Lawrence (1959) and William Toye on Canadian Literature (2005); edited the popular anthology The Book of Canada (1962); co-edited, with Robert Weaver, The Oxford Anthology of Canad...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:October 31, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195445295

ISBN - 13:9780195445299

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"An indispensable guide to all things CanLit." --Globe and Mail