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  • (12) abécédaires

    (12) abécédaires

    Dans «(12) abécédaires», Herménégilde Chiasson développe une pensée riche et originale, une lettre à la fois. Sur un mode fragmenté, il revisite des thèmes comme l’Acadie, la langue, la culture, l’...

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  • La Tristesse des éléphants

    La Tristesse des éléphants

    La mère de Jenna, Alice, a disparu lorsque celle-ci n'avait que trois ans. Aujourd'hui, elle en a treize et est bien décidée à retrouver sa trace. Elle n'a qu'une certitude : jamais sa mère ne l'au...

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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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  • La mesure du temps

    La mesure du temps

    Bernard, un homme du monde dans la soixantaine, retourne à Saint-Boniface pour renouer avec ses origines. Accompagné de Marjolaine – une jeune femme qui a été sa protégée –, il arpente la ville sur...

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  • Sur les traces de Champlain

    Sur les traces de Champlain

    24 écrivains – d’Acadie, de France, d’Ontario, des Premières Nations et du Québec – sont montés à bord du train l’Océan le 23 octobre 2015, au départ d’Halifax à destination de Toronto. Ils s’étaie...

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  • From the Elephant's Back

    From the Elephant's Back

    “…the proverb says that whoever sees the world from the back of an elephant learns the secrets of the jungle and becomes a seer. I had to be content to become a poet.” —Lawrence Durrell Best known...

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  • A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance

    A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance

    “Speaking one language, I submit, is like living in a house with one window only...” From his legendary birth in a snow bank in northwestern Manitoba, through his metamorphosis to citizen-artist o...

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  • A Year of Days

    A Year of Days

    “As soon as she was gone from this earth, I felt an overwhelming need for more of her. I had to find her again. But how do you find someone after they’re gone for good?” After her mother succumbed...

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  • Marjorie Chalifoux

    Marjorie Chalifoux

    Dans un quartier populaire d’Ottawa au milieu du siècle dernier, Marjorie Chalifoux, jeune couturière de dix-neuf ans, mène une vie rangée et silencieuse à l’ombre d’un père irascible – un homme ét...

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  • Personal Modernisms

    Personal Modernisms

    Gifford's invigorating work of metacriticism and literary history recovers the significance of the "lost generation" of writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He examines how the Personalism of anarcho-an...

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  • Regenerations / Régénérations

    Regenerations / Régénérations

    Buttressed by a wealth of new, collaborative research methods and technologies, the contributors of this collection examine women's writing in Canada, past and present, with 11 essays in English an...

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  • Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre

    Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre

    Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre is a collection of poems and stories by twelve emerging and established Indigenous writers living in Quebec and writing in French. These writers all par...

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  • Dreaming of Elsewhere

    Dreaming of Elsewhere

    Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention.. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and m...

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  • Shy

    Shy

    "We're not exactly scene-stealers, so you don't hear much from us shy folk-and that's usually how we like it." -Elizabeth Zotova, "My Dear X" The pages of this anthology are filled with personal es...

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  • Rock, Paper, Fire

    Rock, Paper, Fire

    Nationally and internationally acclaimed author Fred Stenson draws on a career of writing and mentoring to offer an engaging take on the craft in fiction. Thing Feigned or Imagined includes short f...

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  • Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

    Travels and Tales of Miriam Green Ellis

    Demers revives the memory of journalist Miriam Green Ellis, an all-but-forgotten feminist, suffragist, and agricultural reporter who documented the modernist sphere for over four decades and who re...

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  • Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

    Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

    Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widel...

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  • The Sasquatch at Home

    The Sasquatch at Home

    In March 2010 the Canadian Literature Centre hosted award-winning novelist and storyteller Eden Robinson at the 4th annual Henry Kreisel Lecture. Robinson shared an intimate look into the intricaci...

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  • Intersecting Sets

    Intersecting Sets

    Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sci...

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  • Measure of Paris (The)

    Measure of Paris (The)

    Paris remains one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured, both by its lovers and by it...

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  • Green Heart of the Tree (The)

    Green Heart of the Tree (The)

    Woudstra’s literary essays, rooted in personal experience and travel, are long and loving looks into the mysterious heart of Africa. Her writings explore topics as diverse as volcanic eruptions and...

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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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  • On Lying in Bed & Other Essays

    On Lying in Bed & Other Essays

    A unique collection of essays by one of the literary geniuses of the past hundred years, edited by none other than the award-winning Argentinian writer, Alberto Manguel.

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