The Oxford Companion To Canadian Literature

The Oxford Companion To Canadian Literature

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Baker & Taylor
Contains over 1,100 entries covering mainly English-Canadian literature, and including new author and title entries, as well as extensive genre surveys.

Book News
The new edition contains over 1100 entries covering mainly English-Canadian, QuTbTcois, and Acadian literatures. New subject entries include awards, Caribbean-Canadian literature, censorship, fantastic literature and science fiction in French, fantastic literature in English, gay literature, Italian-Canadian literature, language (English and French), lesbian literature, multicultural writing in French, Southeast Asian-Canadian literature, Southern-Ontario Gothic, and sportswriting in English. The book also includes new author and title entries, as well as extensive genre surveys. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
There are more than 14,000 copies in print of the First Edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, edited by William Toye.
This Second Edition has been prepared in response to the extraordinary growth and diversification of Canadian literature since the early 1980s. It contains over 1100 entries - 342 of them new - written by 325 contributors covering mainly English-Canadian, Quebecois, and Acadian literatures. The original entries have been updated, the genre and regional surveys extensively. New author entries include many on historians, philosophers, and writers of SF, crime fiction, and children's books. In addition, there are new entries on major titles and a wide range of new subject entries: Awards, Caribbean-Canadian literature, Censorship, Fantastic literature and science fiction in French, Fantastic literature in English, Gay literature, Italian-Canadian literature, Language (English), Language (French), Lesbian literature, Multicultural writing in French, Southeast Asian-Canadian literature, Southern Ontario Gothic, and Sportswriting in English.

Oxford University Press
The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature was first published in 1983 to great acclaim. In the fourteen years since its publication Canadian literature has enjoyed an explosion of creative talent. This exciting new edition reflects this vivid flowering, adding more than 360 new entries as well as updating material from the original to reflect recent publications and changes in the biographies of writers previously included. As before, the entries cover fiction, prose, poetry, and drama, prominent writers, literary magazines, and publishers. Highlights include The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Sandra Birdsell, Neil Bissoondath, Boston Mills Press, Caribbean-Canadian literature, Censorship, Creeps, The English Patient, William Gibson, Gay and Lesbian Literature, Barbara Gowdy, The Handmaid's Tale, Alberto Manguel, and The Rebel Angels, among many others. This completely revised edition is not only an indispensable resource, but a browser's delight for anyone interested in Canadian literature.

Publisher: Toronto Oxford University Press,
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 9780195411676


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