Editorial

Articles

Stealing the Text (p. 9-23)

Stephen Scobie (p. 81-102)

Image and Mood (p. 107-121)

The End of Poetry (p. 127-134)

Poems

Gifts (p. 24-24)
Hunted Citizens (p. 125-125)
In December (p. 126-126)

Book Reviews

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Advice to My Friends by Robert Kroetsch

Understanding Zero (p. 138-139)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Garden Going On Without Us by Lorna Crozier

Harnessing Energy (p. 140-142)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Blind Painting by Robert Melançon
  • Small Horses & Intimate Beasts by Michel Garneau and Robert McGee

Body & Language (p. 142-144)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • In the Feminine by Claude Boisvert
  • Feminist Literary Studies by K. K. Ruthven

Resident & Alien (p. 144-146)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Women Writing in America by Blanche H. Gelfant

The Immoralist (p. 146-148)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Helmet of Flesh by Scott Symons

Seeker & Finder (p. 148-150)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dicamus et Labyrinthos by R. Murray Schafer
  • Canada Gees Mate For Life by bill bissett
  • Rootless Tree by John V. Hicks

Up in the Air (p. 150-152)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Time in the Air by Rachel Wyatt

Family Continuum (p. 152-155)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Determined Reader by Carla L. Peterson
  • Braehead by Sherrill MacLaren
  • Miss Abigail's Part or Version & Diversion by Judith Terry

Heart Strings (p. 155-157)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sentimental Journey by Ted Ferguson
  • None of the Roads Were Paved by Robert H. Hahn

Critical Programs (p. 157-159)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Malcolm Lowry by Ronald Binns
  • Four Contemporary Novelists by Kerry McSweeney

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Irving Layton, a Portrait by Elspeth Cameron

Diamond & Daydream (p. 162-164)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W. P. Kinsella

De se dire (p. 164-165)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les oeuvres de creation et le français au Québec, Tome III by Irene Belleau and Gilles Dorion

Meaningful Nonsense (p. 165-167)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Enchanted Caribou by Elizabeth Cleaver
  • Don’t Eat Spiders by Robert Heidbreder and Karen Patkau
  • Le Camion by Allen Morgan, Michael Martchenko and Raymonde Longval-Ducreux
  • Le Dodo by Michael Martchenko, Raymonde Longval-Ducreux and Robert Munsch
  • Edgar Potato by Don Oickle and Sue Skaalen

Poet-Confessor (p. 167-169)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Archibald Lampman by Michael Gnarowski and L. R. Early

Conservatisme (p. 169-172)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Amorosa by Monique Larouche-Thibault
  • Le récif du prince by Jacques Savoie
  • Une Belle journée d'avance by Robert Lalonde

Imperfect Conquests (p. 172-174)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Manor House of De Villeray by Robert Sorfleet and J. L. Leprohon
  • Le Tour du Québec par deux enfants. Liberté 163 (February 1986) by Anthony Raspa

Drama Summary (p. 175-176)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Theatre and Politics in Modern Quebec by Elaine F. Nardocchio

Past Formula (p. 176-178)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Deep End by Joy Fielding
  • Popular Fiction and Social Change by Christopher Pawling

Italian-Made (p. 178-182)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Contrasts by Joseph Pivato

Discours-Fleuve (p. 182-184)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le coupeur de têtes by Nadine MacKenzie
  • Les deux soeurs by Gilles Valais

On Strategies (p. 184-186)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Gaining Ground by Reingard M. Nischik and Robert Kroetsch

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Cocktails at the Mausoleum by Susan Musgrave

Van Lit (p. 188-190)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Vancouver by Gary Geddes
  • Vancouver Poetry by Allan Safarik

Still Hero (p. 190-191)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Stef by William R. Hunt

Rune-Writer (p. 191-193)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Eye of the Father by David Williams

Bonds of Dignity (p. 193-194)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Gabrielle Roy by M. G. Hesse

Shallow Griefs (p. 194-195)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Back on Tuesday by David Gilmour

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dustship Glory by Andreas Schroeder

Frost Shadows (p. 197-199)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Manual for Lying Down by Richard Lush
  • Melancholy Ain't No Baby by Patricia Young
  • This won't last forever by Colin Morton
  • When the Stones fly up by Dale Zieroth

Over & Over (p. 199-200)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Not Just Pin Money—Selected Essays on the History of Women's Work in British Columbia by Barbara K. Latham and Roberta J. Pazdro
  • Overlanders by Richard Thomas Wright

Excesses (p. 200-202)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Post-Sixties Nocturne by Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
  • The Invisible World Is in Decline by Bruce Whiteman
  • Blind Zone by Steven Smith

Humane Vision (p. 202-203)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Another Country by Shirley Neuman

Anybody Home (p. 204-205)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Last Echo by Byrna Barclay
  • Wise-Ears by Nancy Bauer

Art West (p. 205-206)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Winnipeg School of Art by Marilyn Baker
  • Paul Kane Artist by Bruce Haig

Trial by Experience (p. 206-208)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Letters from Some Islands by Anne Marriott
  • Private Properties by Leona M. Gom

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Forest for Zoe by David Lobdell and Louise Maheux-Forcier

In Principio (p. 209-211)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Tiger in the Skull by Douglas Lochhead
  • It Takes All Kinds by Raymond Souster
  • The Creating Word by Patricia Demers

La Vue comparatiste (p. 211-213)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le Pays natal by Max Dorsinville

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Devil is Loose! by Philip Stratford and Antonine Maillet

Comic Solutions (p. 214-216)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A City Called July by Howard Engel

Languages of Exile (p. 216-218)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Varieties of Exiles by Hallvard Dahlie
  • Emigrants and Exiles by Kerby A. Miller

Story Postponed (p. 218-220)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Goodbye Harold, Good Luck by Audrey Thomas

Book(s) Reviewed

  • On Stage, Please by Veronica Tennant
  • Redcoat by Gregory Sass
  • Looking at Insects by Barbara Hehner and David Suzuki

Confederation Poets (p. 223-225)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Powassan's Drum by Raymond Souster, Douglas Lochhead and Duncan Campbell Scott
  • Windflower by Bliss Carman, Raymond Souster and Douglas Lochhead
  • Bliss Carman by Muriel Miller

Murder & Lies (p. 225-227)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Single Death by Eric Wright
  • The Telling of Lies by Timothy Findley

Machine romanesque (p. 227-229)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les silences du corbeau by Yvon Rivard

Hitler’s Letter (p. 229-230)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Letter by W. Gunther Plaut

Writing Life (p. 230-232)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Hired Hands by John B. Lee
  • What Feathers Are For by Maria Jacobs

Roman Heartbeat (p. 232-234)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Other Shore by Antonio D'Alfonso
  • Moving Landscape by Pasquale Verdicchio

Novel Herstory (p. 234-235)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Mothers of the Novel by Dale Spender

Dramatic Fringe (p. 235-238)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Five from the Fringe by Nancy Bell
  • Politics and the Playwright by Christopher Innes

Mission to China (p. 238-239)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Saving China by Daniel L. Overmyer

Munro’s Progress (p. 239-242)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Progress of Love by Alice Munro

Folktales (p. 242-245)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The World of the Irish Wonder Tale by Elliott B. Gose, Jr.
  • Les Vieux m'ont conté, vol. 23 by Germain Lemieux

Full Stops (p. 245-246)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Economic Sex by Ali-Janna Whyte

Crisis of Faith (p. 246-248)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Regenerators by Ramsay Cook

Prairie Love (p. 249-251)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Prairie Women by Carol Fairbanks

Une Voix Ontarienne (p. 251-253)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Chroniques du Nouvel-Ontario by Helene Brodeur

Insalata Mista (p. 253-255)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Il Veltro by

Theatre Encore (p. 255-257)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'ours et le kangourou by Roch Carrier
  • Au septième ciel by Jean Daigle

Tellings (p. 257-260)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Learning on the Job by Robert Currie
  • The Trees Just Moved Into a Season of Other Shapes by Jane Munro
  • In the Spirit of the Times by Ken Norris
  • Backing into Heaven by Steve Noyes

Comme un vent (p. 260-261)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Derrière le silence by François Desnoyers
  • Enfants d'Hermès by Patrick Coppens
  • Empiècements by Daniel Guenette
  • Des Fleurs pour Harlequin by Jean Forest

Loyalists (p. 261-263)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Inheritance by John Ladell and Monica Ladell
  • This Unfriendly Soil by Neil MacKinnon

Still Lifes (p. 263-264)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Kodachromes at Midday by Glean Douglas
  • Death is an Anxious Mother by Anne Campbell
  • Woman in the Woods by Joy Kogawa

Parody & Legacy (p. 264-267)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A Theory of Parody by Linda Hutcheon
  • All The Way Home by Max Braithwaite
  • Bagdad by Ian Dennis
  • Mobile Homes by Noel Hudson

Appassionata (p. 267-270)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Music from Within by Ferdinand Eckhardt

Politics & Paradise (p. 270-272)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sandinista by Marie Jakober

Columns of Dark (p. 272-275)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Selected Poems by George Faludy, Robin Skelton and Robin Skelton

Lilly & Willie (p. 275-277)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Lily by Heather Robertson

Media Women (p. 277-278)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Newsworthy by Susan Crean

Circle Games (p. 278-280)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • No Fixed Address by Aritha van Herk
  • Suburbs of the Arctic Circle by Mary Burns
  • A Model Lover by H. R. Percy

Four Poets (p. 280-284)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Heartwood by Gerald Hill 2
  • The Alchemy of Clouds by Mark Frutkin
  • Recycling by Pat Jasper
  • The Tongues of Men and Angels by Maggie Helwig

Elsewhere (p. 284-284)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were by Michael Page and Robert Ingpen
  • The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Gianni Guadalupi and Alberto Manguel