Canadian Literature’s Issue 218 (Autumn 2013), Of Borders and Bioregions is now available. Guest edited by Anne Kaufman and Robert Thacker, the issue features articles by Tamas Dobozy, Laurie Ricou, Lisa Szabo-Jones, Magali Sperling Beck, and more.
Reviewed by I. MacLaren
Otherwise unalike, two Canadian travellers in the late twentieth and early eighteenth centuries share the trait of exceeding perceived limits, psychological or geographical, to seek new self-understandings or fortunes. Jill Frayne’s first book, Starting Out, is an aptly titled primer on solo travel (in 1990) and its aftermath for a forty-five-year-old who leaves Ontario dissatisfied with life and heads as far west and then north as conveyances permit. Seasoned readers of travel […more…]