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  • Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten Canadian Writers in Context

    Ten years, ten authors, ten critics. The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diver...

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  • Reading Vincent van Gogh

    Reading Vincent van Gogh

    Soon after his death, Vincent van Gogh’s reputation grew and developed through the remarkably symbiotic relationship evident between his paintings and letters. However, the sheer bulk and complexit...

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  • Rising Abruptly

    Rising Abruptly

    Gisèle Villeneuve’s short stories test the elastic pull between passion and terror. For inspiration, Villeneuve turned to her personal history to examine what lures urban dwellers outdoors, to test...

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  • Counterblasting Canada

    Counterblasting Canada

    In 1914, Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound—the founders of vorticism—undertook an unprecedented analysis of the present, its technologies, communication, politics, and architecture. The essays in Counte...

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  • The Home Place

    The Home Place

    "He wants to sit and visit at the kitchen table, and he can hardly wait to get on the road again." —From Chapter 1 Robert Kroetsch, one of Canada's most important writers, was a fierce regionalist...

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  • Jean Riel, fils de Louis Riel

    Jean Riel, fils de Louis Riel

    On a voulu faire de Jean Riel l’héritier de son père, Louis Riel. Orphelin à l’âge de 4 ans, Jean est pris en main par des Québécois éminents, tels Honoré Beaugrand, le rédacteur du journal La Patr...

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  • Sondes

    Sondes

    Peu d’auteurs dans la francophonie canadienne tiennent un discours sur leur propre pratique artistique ainsi que celle des autres. J.R. Léveillé l’a entrepris en 1990 avec la publication d’une Ant...

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  • Sex, Lies et les Franco-Manitobains

    Sex, Lies et les Franco-Manitobains

    Écartée comme « pièce fantasque d'étudiant universitaire » par un critique, Sex, Lies et les Franco-Manitobains est devenue l'œuvre de Marc Prescott la plus étudiée dans les départements de lettres...

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  • Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

    Recognition and Modes of Knowledge

    Anagnorisis, or recognition, has played a central role in the arts and humanities throughout history. It is a universal mode of knowledge in literature and the arts; in sacred texts and scholastic ...

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  • Jane Austen & Company

    Jane Austen & Company

    Here we come to know Jane Austen by the company she keeps: her predecessors Fielding, Sterne, Lennox, and Burney, her contemporary Scott, and her successors Waugh and Amis—comic novelists all. And ...

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  • Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun

    Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun

    This unique exchange of letters between literary icon Sinclair Ross and several prominent writers, publishers, agents, and editors asks why many Canadian artists, especially those in western provin...

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  • Le soleil du lac qui se couche

    Le soleil du lac qui se couche

    Angèle rencontre Ueno Takami. Comme prédestinés, ils se remarquent d’abord dans une galerie d’art, puis se retrouvent au parc ou à l’imprimerie, chez Rinella, où Ueno confectionne un livre d’art. ...

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  • The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose

    The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose

    The first multi-genre historical anthology of Alberta writing since 1979, The Wild Rose Anthology of Alberta Prose collects twentieth-century short fiction, excerpts from novels, and non-fiction. T...

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