Canadian Literature’s Issue 221 (Summer 2014) is now available. This special issue focuses on science and Canadian literature and features a wide range of articles and book reviews as well as a selection of new Canadian poetry.
Reviewed by Michael Zeitlin
In his buoyant and swiftly paced memoir Bruce McCall tells how he got the most out of childhood misery, hatred, and alienation. Long a New York resident and successful journalist in the comic vein for such magazines as National Lampoon, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair, McCall was born in Southern Ontario in the middle of the Great Depression. He recounts with harrowing verisimilitude his long wretched coming of age in Canada, the serial monotony of life in Simcoe, Toronto, Wi […more…]