Canadian Literature's Issue 222 (Autumn 2014), Recursive Time, is now available. The issue features articles by Hannah McGregor, Aleksandra Bida, Anne Quéma, Nicholas Milne, Jeffrey Aaron Weingarten, and Eric Schmaltz, as well as new Canadian poetry and book reviews.
Reviewed by Rachel Poliquin
Galileo Galilei wrote that "the book [of the universe] cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the letters in which it is composed ... without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without these, one wanders about in a dark labyrinth." Such diligent scrutiny distinguishes two recent books as they seek to learn the letters and decipher the opaque language of suffering induced by emotional darkness or physical pain. […more…]