Penguin Anthology Of Canadian Humour

Paperback | March 6, 2007

byWill Ferguson

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The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century’s worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre.

Will Ferguson’s marvellous anthology features humour pieces from early twentieth-century writers such as Bob Edwards and Stephen Leacock, who defined the very essence of humour. Ferguson also includes a wide selection of writing by some of our best-known authors from throughout the twentieth century to the present: Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, Thomas King, W.P. Kinsella, Stuart McLean, Paul Quarrington, and Miriam Toews, to name a few.

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The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century’s worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre. Will Ferguson’s marvellous anthology feature...

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The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour brings together a diverse and entertaining collection of the best humour writing. These seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four extraordinary writers represent over a century’s worth of accomplishments in this unique literary genre.Will Ferguson’s marvellous anthology feature...

Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides With Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels fro...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1.3 inPublished:March 6, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143053663

ISBN - 13:9780143053668

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"A delicious smorgasbord that ranges from the standard to the surprising."—The Globe and Mail"The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour is an essential newcomer to our national book scene ... a must-have for the Canadian reader’s library."—The Tribune"You don’t merely read this book, you immerse yourself in it, spend an entire day just leafing through its pages. A wonderful, wonderful anthology."—The Chronicle-Herald"A lot of fun."—Times Colonist