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#207 (Winter 2010)
Mordecai Richler

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Editorial

Nathalie Cooke and Norman Ravvin

Articles

Melina Baum Singer

Brian Johnson

Glenn Deer

Krzysztof Majer

David Brauner

Robin Nobel

Poems

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

Nathan Dueck

Benjamin Hackman

Carmen Derksen

Irina Moga

Irina Moga

Jesse Patrick Ferguson

Book Reviews

Review Essay: Richler's Biographies (p. 103 - 107)

by Glenn Deer

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran
  2. Mordecai Richler: A Life in Ten Novels by Ada Craniford
  3. Mordecai Richler: Leaving St. Urbain by Reinhold Kramer
  4. Mordecai Richler by M. G. Vassanji
  5. The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography by Reinhold Kramer

Subjects: Life Writing

Community Spaces (p. 107 - 108)

by Marie Lo

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World by Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong

Subjects: Asian Canadian

High Notes (p. 108 - 110)

by Dorothy F. Lane

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. The Grumpy Man by Raymond Fraser
  2. The Old Familiar by Alex Hawley
  3. Walking on Water by Jancis M. Andrews

Subjects: Short Fiction

Échos démultipliés (p. 110 - 112)

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. L'ɉcho de nos classiques by Agnès Whitfield
  2. Les Sables Mouvants: Shifting Sands by Hubert Aquin

Subjects: Comparative, Quebec

A Continuing Dystopia (p. 112 - 113)

by Leonard Bond

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Subjects: Novel

A Persevering Presence (p. 113 - 115)

by Deborah Bowen

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. A Kind of Perseverance by Margaret Avison
  2. I Am Here and Not Not-There: An Autobiography by Margaret Avison

Subjects: Autobiography, Life Writing, Poetry

La souffrance des exilés (p. 115)

by Jorge Calderón

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Les Pieds Sales by Edem Awumey

Subjects: Quebec

Lyric Translations (p. 116 - 117)

by Janet Neigh

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. God of Missed Connections by Elizabeth Bachinsky
  2. Joy is so Exhausting by Susan Holbrook
  3. m-Talá by Chus Pato
  4. The Rose Concordance by Angela Carr

Subjects: Poetry

Collecting Bodies (p. 118 - 119)

by Judith Leggatt

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Looking for Cardenio by Jean Rae Baxter
  2. Luck: A Bill Shmata Mystery by Dave Carpenter
  3. Operation Rimbaud by Jacques Godbout and Patricia Claxton
  4. Still Waters by John Moss

Subjects: Crime & Detective

Réformistes ou nationalistes? (p. 119 - 120)

by Michel Ducharme

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Les Réformistes by Éric Bédard

Subjects: Historiography

De l'égard pour l'ordinaire (p. 120 - 121)

by Marc André Brouillette

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Répit by Paul Bélanger

Subjects: Quebec

L'Élan et le décours (p. 121 - 122)

by Nelson Charest

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Poème du décours by Robert Berrouet-Oriol
  2. Prière à Blanc by Michael Deslisle

Subjects: Poetry

Arcadia Under Glass (p. 122 - 123)

by Nicholas Bradley

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Animals of My Own Kind: New and Selected Poems by Harry Thurston
  2. Boxing the Compass by Richard Greene
  3. Penned: Zoo Poems by Katia Grubisic, Stephanie Bolster, and Simon Reader

Subjects: Animal Studies, Poetry

Narratives and Ethics (p. 123 - 125)

by Lydia Forssander-Song

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Stories of the Middle Space: Reading the Ethics of Postmodern Realisms by Deborah Bowen

Subjects: Literary Theory, Religion

Des écrits poétiques (p. 125 - 126)

by Paul Genuist

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. À pieds joints dans les flaques by Suzanne Lamarre
  2. Fragments de ciel: Haiku by Carmen Leblanc
  3. Lettre à Saint-Expuéry by Katie Canciani

Subjects: Poetry

Voix du fleuve (p. 126)

by Emmanuel Bouchard

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Pointe Maligne. L'infiniment oubliée by Nicole V. Champeau

Subjects: Essays

Quelques décalages (p. 127 - 128)

by Nicole Nolette

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Carpe Diem: anthologie canadienne du haïku/Canadian Anthology of Haiku by Marco Fraticelli, Francine Chicoine, and Terry Ann Carter
  2. Décalage by Patrice Desbiens
  3. Le Groupe des huit: Huit Poètes Anglo-Québécois by Judith-Louise Thibault
  4. Roc & rail: trains fantômes by Mansel Robinson

Subjects: Poetry

Les limites entre la fiction et la réalité (p. 128 - 129)

by Catherine Khordoc

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Pour de Vrai, Pour de Faux by Francine D'Amour

Subjects: Quebec

Storied Images (p. 130 - 131)

by Blanca Schorcht

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Blackfoot War Art: Pictographs of the Reservation Period, 1880-2000 by L. James Dempsey
  2. Long Powwow Nights by David Bouchard and Pam Aleekuk

Subjects: Photography

Ce que révèlent les lieux environnants (p. 131 - 132)

by Ariane Tremblay

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Fragment d'eau by Pauline Dugas
  2. Nid de brindilles by Carmen Leblanc

Subjects: Poetry

Growing Pains (p. 132 - 133)

by Gisèle M. Baxter

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. i.d.: Stuff That Happens to Define Us by Peter Mitchell and Kate Scowen
  2. We Want You to Know: Kids Talk about Bullying by Deborah Ellis

Subjects: Children's Literature

Exorcising Demons (p. 133 - 134)

by Brandon McFarlane

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Climbing Patrick's Mountain by Des Kennedy
  2. Open Arms by Marina Endicott

Subjects: Novel

Marian Engel's Last Novel (p. 135 - 136)

by Janice Fiamengo

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Marian and the Major: Marian Engel's "Elizabeth and the Golden City" by Christl Verduyn

Subjects: Life Writing

Un monde créé et défait (p. 136)

by Pénélope Cormier

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Mary-Jane la tueuse by Sylvia Maria Filion

Subjects: Quebec

Voir le visible (p. 136 - 137)

by Cyril Schreiber

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Le silence est une voie navigable by Catherine Fortin
  2. Les Rives claires by Michel Létourneau
  3. Lointain écho de la petite histoire by Olivier Labonté

Subjects: Poetry

Un simulacre de noyade (p. 138 - 139)

by Natasha Dagenais

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. L'isle silencieuse by Maurice Gagnon

Subjects: Crime & Detective

Façonnages et refaçonnages (p. 139 - 140)

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. L'armée de terre cuite by Gary Geddes
  2. Nisan by John Mikhail Asfour

Subjects: Poetry

Cutthroat Fashion (p. 140 - 141)

by Kevin Hung Te Tjia

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Zero History by William Gibson

Subjects: Science Fiction

Divergent Perspectives on Grace and Memory (p. 141 - 142)

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Enter the Chrysanthemum by Fiona Lam
  2. Fish Bones by Gillian Sze
  3. Reticent Bodies by Moez Surani
  4. Valley Sutra by Kuldip Gill

Subjects: Poetry

Living On (p. 143 - 144)

by Lorraine Weir

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Canadian Literature at the Crossroads of Language and Culture by Barbara Godard and Smaro Kamboureli

Subjects: Literary Theory

Anti-Heroes All (p. 144 - 146)

by Janice Fiamengo

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. On the Art of Being Canadian by Sherrill Grace

Subjects: Canadian Studies

Essays Afloat and Adrift (p. 146 - 147)

by Travis V. Mason

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Adrift on the Ark: Our Connection to the Natural World by Margaret Thompson
  2. Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds by Trevor Herriot

Subjects: Ecocriticism, Nature Writing

Questions de distance (p. 147 - 148)

by Jorge Calderón

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Habiter la distance: Études en marge de la distance habitée by Guy Poirier and Lucie Hott

Subjects: Francophone

Gabrielle Roy, franco-manitobaine (p. 148 - 149)

by Sophie Marcotte

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Sillons: Hommage à Gabrielle Roy by Collectif Collectif

Subjects: Francophone

Words and Worlds (p. 148 - 149)

by Aaron Giovannone

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. After the 6ix O'Clock News by Kemeny Babineau
  2. Imaginary Maps by Darrell Epp
  3. Other People's Lives by Chris Hutchinson
  4. Passenger Flight by Brian Campbell

Subjects: Poetry

Mid-Century Memories (p. 149 - 150)

by Kathryn Carter

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. A Life Consumed: Lily Samson's Dispatches from the TB Front by Diane Sims
  2. Broad is the Way: Stories from Mayerthorpe by Margaret Norquay
  3. Mud Sweat and Tears: Tales from a Country Vet by Bud Ings

Subjects: Life Writing

Un passeur essentiel (p. 151)

by Robert Vigneault

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Ecrire le réel by Naim Kattan

Subjects: Essays

D'un oeil critique (p. 152)

by Julia Morris-von Luczenbacher

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. L'Oeil de Marquise by Monique Larue

Subjects: Quebec

Rethinking the Diary (p. 153 - 154)

by Laurie McNeill

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. On Diary by Julie Rak and Jeremy D. Popkin

Subjects: Life Writing

Generic Expectations (p. 154 - 156)

by Lisa Grekul

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Century by Ray Smith
  2. Eva's Threepenny Theatre by Andrew Steinmetz

Subjects: Life Writing, Novel

Risky Business (p. 154 - 156)

by Lisa Grekul

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly
  2. The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

Subjects: Novel

Marlatt Writes Gracefully into Noh (p. 156 - 157)

by Judy Halebsky

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. The Gull by Daphne Marlatt

Subjects: Drama

Throats & Claws (p. 157 - 158)

by Emily Wall

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Grace Must Wander by Stephanie McKenzie
  2. SLANT Room by Michael Eden Reynolds
  3. The New Blue Distance by Jeanette Lynes

Subjects: Poetry

Remembrances of Things Past (p. 158 - 159)

by Karl Jirgens

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Memory's Daughter by Alice Major
  2. Obituary of Light: The Sangan River Meditations by Susan Musgrave
  3. Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait by Robert Kroetsch

Subjects: Poetry

À la source du chant (p. 160 - 161)

by Patricia Godbout

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Yellow by Antonio Porta

Subjects: Poetry

Géographie littéraire (p. 160)

by Élise Lepage-Blumet

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Imaginaire sans frontières: Les lieux de l'écriture, l'écriture des lieux by Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska

Subjects: Essays

Great[er] Expectations (p. 161 - 163)

by Andrea MacPherson

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. From This Distance by Karen McLaughlin
  2. The Other Sister by Lola Lemire Tostevin
  3. The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning

Subjects: Historical Fiction, Novel

L'illusion bitumineuse (p. 164)

by Alexandre Gauthier

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Fort Mac by Marc Prescott

Subjects: Quebec

Connecting Freedom (p. 164 - 165)

by Juliane Okot Bitek

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. A Shadow in the Household: One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle for Freedom by Bryan Prince

Subjects: Afro-Canadian

Premières pages (p. 165 - 166)

by Emmanuel Bouchard

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. L'ɉmondé by Judy Quinn
  2. Lests by Jacques Audet
  3. Qui s'installe? by Hector Ruiz

Subjects: Poetry

Tough Being Tough (p. 166 - 167)

by Timothy Dugdale

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Dog Eat Rat by Tom Walmsley
  2. Octopus Intelligence by Timothy Quinn
  3. The Skeleton Dance by Philip Quinn

Subjects: Urban Novel

Reading List (p. 168 - 169)

by Alison Calder

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Hooked on Canadian Books: The Good, the Better, and the Best Canadian Novels since 1984 by T. F. Rigelhof

Subjects: Literary Criticism

Short Simplicities (p. 169 - 170)

by Kathryn Carter

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Fragments of the World: Wednesday Night at the End of the World by Helene Rioux
  2. Truth and Other Fictions by Eva Tihanyi
  3. Vanishing and Other Stories by Deborah Willis

Subjects: Short Fiction

Regards sur l'Ontario français (p. 173 - 174)

by Pierre-Yves Mocquais

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Cahiers Charlevoix 7: ɉtudes franco-ontariennes by Charlevoix Société

Subjects: Francophone

Figures of Memories and Cities (p. 173 - 174)

by David C. Waddell

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. asking questions indoors and out by Anne Compton
  2. This Way Out by Carmine Starnino

Subjects: Poetry

Navigating the Boat of Faith (p. 174 - 176)

by Deborah Bowen

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations by John Terpstra

Subjects: Religion

Responsible Voices (p. 175 - 176)

by Jannik Eikenaar

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Oonagh by Mary Tilberg

Subjects: Novel

Journey Through Language and Fear (p. 176 - 177)

by Tanya Christiansen

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. The Knife Sharpener's Bell by Rhea Tregebov

Subjects: Novel

Celebrating Barry Callaghan (p. 177 - 178)

by Douglas Ivison

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works by Priscila Uppal

Subjects: Canadian Studies

Power of Stories (p. 179 - 180)

by Sophie McCall

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Ragged Company by Richard Wagamese
  2. The Moon of Letting Go by Richard Van Camp

Subjects: First Nations

Prismatic Reflections (p. 180 - 181)

by Linda Quirk

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Carol Shields: Evocations and Echo by Conny Steenman-Marcusse and Aritha van Herk
  2. Following the Curve of Time: The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet by

Subjects: Canadian Studies

On the Way with Wayman (p. 181 - 183)

by Neil Querengesser

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. A Vain Thing by Tom Wayman
  2. Boundary Country by Tom Wayman
  3. Woodstock Rising by Tom Wayman

Subjects: Novel

A Great Achievement (p. 183 - 184)

by Mervyn Nicholson

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. The Collected Works of Pat Lowther by Christine Wiesenthal

Subjects: Poetry

Media, War, and Society (p. 184 - 186)

by Marlene Briggs

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Media, Memory, and the First World War by David Williams

Subjects: Historiography

An Intergenerational Approach to Truth (p. 186 - 187)

by Maria Pentrelli Cotroneo

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. I Have My Mother's Eyes by Barbara Ruth Bluman
  2. The Prudent Mariner by Leslie Walker Williams

Subjects: Historical Fiction, World War II

Painful Transitions (p. 187 - 189)

by Ryan J. Cox

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Meniscus by Shane Neilson
  2. Path of Descent and Devotion by Ilya Tourtidis
  3. The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth
  4. The Last House by Michael Kenyon

Subjects: Poetry

It Is All in the Details (p. 207)

by Sharanpal Ruprai

Book(s) reviewed:
  1. Shopping for Sabzi: Stories by Nitin Deckha
  2. The Sherpa and Other Fictions by Nila Gupta

Subjects: Immigrant, Postcolonialism

Opinions & Notes

Joseph B. Glass



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