Editorial

Articles

The Politics of Art (p. 10-25)

The Cost of Story (p. 93-106)

Reading of Nothing (p. 108-122)

Saint-Denys Garneau (p. 125-140)

Poems

Sapling (p. 41-41)
Windows (p. 107-107)
A Grim Tale (p. 124-124)

Book Reviews

Mimic Fires (p. 141-143)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Abram's Plains: A Poem by David Latham, Thomas Cary and D. M. R. Bentley
  • The Huron Chief by David Latham, Adam Kidd and D. M. R. Bentley

Music in Words (p. 143-148)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Music of What Happens by Helen Vendler
  • Reckonings by Ross Labrie and M. Travis Lane
  • Singing Rib by Linda Rogers
  • Furious by Erín Mouré
  • Coming to Jakarta by Ross Labrie and Peter Dale Scott
  • Figure of Eight by David Wevill

Honky Tonk History (p. 148-150)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Jesse James Poems by Paulette Jiles and Susan Glickman

Fated Sympathy (p. 150-152)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Story of an Affinity by Len Early, Archilbald Lampman and D. M. R. Bentley

One-Man Show (p. 153-154)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Champlain by Joe C. W. Armstrong

Tendresse & Hargne (p. 154-157)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le désert blanc by Mark Benson and Jean Éthier-Blais
  • Renaissance en Paqanie by Mark Benson and Andrée Ferretti

Poesie & Esthetique (p. 157-159)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Bouquet de signes by Kenneth W. Meadwell and Alexandre L. Amprimoz
  • Reflet pluriel by Kenneth W. Meadwell and Hédi Bouraoui
  • Poemes I by Kenneth W. Meadwell and Jacques Brault
  • Le Premier manifeste du futurisme by Kenneth W. Meadwell and Jean-Pierre Andreoli-de-Villers

Chez les femmes (p. 159-161)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'Emergence d'une culture au féminin by Marisa Zavalloni
  • Le Bout du monde by Paule Doyon
  • Un singulier amour by Madeleine Ferron

Familiar War (p. 161-163)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Playing the Numbers by Stephen Morrissey and Myron Turner

Montgomery (p. 163-164)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volume II: 1910-1921 by Mary Rubio, Laurel Boone and Elizabeth Waterston

Love Story (p. 165-166)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Akin to Anne: Tales of Other Orphans by Rea Wilmshurst and L. M. Montgomery

Lowry Past (p. 167-168)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Malclom Lowry: Under the Volcano by Chris J. Ackerley and Gordon Bowker
  • The Letters of Malcolm Lowry and Gerald Noxon 1940-1952 by Chris J. Ackerley and Paul Tiessen

Lowry & Life (p. 168-169)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Malcolm Lowry by Stefan Haag and Heribert Hoven

Elizabeth Smart (p. 169-172)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Juvenilia by Elizabeth Smart and Lola Lemire Tostevin
  • In the Meantime by Elizabeth Smart, Lola Lemire Tostevin and Alice Van Wart
  • Autobiographies by Elizabeth Smart and Lola Lemire Tostevin

Back & Garment (p. 172-173)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • In Defense of Art by Louis Dudek and Jon Kertzer

Illumination (p. 174-175)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Figures Cut in Sacred Ground by Angela Bowering

Pour S’Epanouir (p. 175-177)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le Sourire des chefs by Barbara Belyea and Michel Savard

Interior Migrations (p. 178-179)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • in the house of winter by Anne McKay
  • Iseult, We Are Barren by Rod Anderson and Maria Jacobs
  • Agapanthus by Rod Anderson and Ann York

Another History (p. 179-180)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Stubby Amberchuk & the Holy Grail by Marjorie Body

Exotica (p. 181-182)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Modern Marriage by David Solway
  • The Venetian by Grant Buday

Between the Lines (p. 182-183)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Race You Franny by Joanne Buckley, Emily Hearn and Mark Thurman
  • Tom Doesn't Visit Us Anymore by Joanne Buckley, Maryleah Otto and Jude Waples
  • Courage in the Storm by Joanne Buckley, Are Gjesdal and Thomas H. Raddall

Lochhead (p. 183-184)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Red Jeep and Other Landscapes: A Collection in Honour of Douglas Lochhead by Peter Thomas

Brutal Christmas (p. 184-185)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Dancing Chicken by Susan Musgrave and Patricia Demers

Empires of Air (p. 185-187)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Portable City by David Dowling and Don Austin
  • The Lost Tribe by David Dowling and Don Austin

Wilderness City (p. 187-188)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Tough Roots by Jean McCallion
  • Willing Victims by John Nold
  • The Hills That Pass By by Steve Luxton

Woman’s War (p. 188-189)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Stephanie at War by Gilbert Drolet and Joan Austen-Leigh

Frye (p. 189-190)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Northrop Frye: An Annotated Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources by Robert D. Denham

Brossard (p. 190-193)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Lovhers by Nicole Brossard, Louise H. Forsyth and Barbara Thomson Godard
  • Le Désert mauve by Nicole Brossard

Forbidden Territory (p. 193-195)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Love Me, Love Me Not by David Lobdell and Claire Martin
  • Isle of Joy by David Lobdell and Louise Maheux-Forcier

Contextes Socials (p. 195-196)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le Roman québécoise by Monique Lafortune

Qui­ sait? (p. 196-198)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le Fête des fous by Paul Zumthor

Becoming Woman (p. 198-199)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Corrigan Women by Lynette Hunter and M. T. Dohaney

Hystory (p. 199-200)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • A.N.A. Historic by Patrick Imbert and Daphne Marlatt

Jane’s Rules (p. 200-202)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Memory Board by Eleanor Johnston and Jane Rule

Navel & Womb (p. 202-203)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • La Vie à rebours by André Vanasse
  • T'es fou l'artiste by Normand Reid

Home in Exile (p. 203-205)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'Ecran Brisé by Louise Frechette and Michele Lacombe
  • Un Héros malgré lui by Marcel Durieux and Michele Lacombe

Documentary (p. 206-207)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Collective Encounters by Alan Filewood

Sitcoms (p. 207-209)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Four New Comedies by Playwrights Canada

Roads & Arteries (p. 209-211)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Heartbreaks Along the Road by Roch Carrier

Pacific Brim (p. 211-212)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Daughters of Captain Cook by Linda Spalding

Close-Ups (p. 212-215)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Bright Particulars by Kay Smith
  • The Stubborn Particulars of Grace by Bronwen Wallace
  • The Pre-Geography of Snow by Lyn King

“DCB” VI (p. 215-216)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography VI by

Pre-Reflective (p. 216-218)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • If Summer Had a Knife by Beverely Daurio
  • Sancho by George Miller
  • Driving the Angels Out by St. John Simmons

Shell Holes (p. 218-220)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • 1919 by Ron Marken and Gail Bowen
  • Grandfather was a Soldier by Marilyn Bowering

Flow & Ebb (p. 220-222)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Eyes of Love by Raymond Souster
  • Selected Poems by
  • Weathering It by Douglas Lepan

Surreal Senses (p. 222-223)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Heroine by Gail Scott

Light & Dark (p. 223-226)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • An X-Ray of Longing by Glen Downie
  • Becoming Light by Robyn Sarah
  • Future Rivers by Robert Merrett and Janet Simpson-Cooke

Blueline Mystique (p. 226-227)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Country on Ice by Doug Beardsley and Douglas Moffat

Catching Life (p. 227-228)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Further Adventures of Slugger McBatt by W. P. Kinsella and Don Murray

No-Hed-Agen (p. 228-229)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Difficulty of Living on Other Planets by Dennis Lee and Eric Nicol

Aquiniana II (p. 229-233)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Desafinado: Otobiographie de Hubert Aquin by Patricia Merivale and Françoise Maccbée-Iqbal
  • Hubert Aquin, ou la quête interrompue by Patricia Merivale and Pierre-Yves Mocquais
  • Hubert Aquin dix ans après by Robert Richard and Patricia Merivale

Bits of Steel (p. 233-236)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sounding the Iceberg by Gerald Noonan and Dennis Duffy
  • Stephen Leacock: A Reappraisal by Gerald Noonan and David Staines

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Delayed Mercy and Other Poems by Peter O'Brien and George Bowering

Irwin’s Lives (p. 237-238)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Three Lives in Mine by Grace Irwin and George Parker

Sovereign Lives (p. 238-241)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Dictionary of Canadain Biography, Volume VIII: 1851-1860 by Paul St. Pierre and Francess G. Halpenny

Convent & Tavern (p. 241-243)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • L'Histoire de l'alcool au Québec by Michel Phaneuf, Valerie Raoul, Suzanne Gagné and Robert Prévost
  • Taking The Veil by Valerie Raoul and Marta Danylewycz

Intimate Voices (p. 243-246)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Lettres à Lucienne by Valerie Raoul and Alain Grandbois
  • Lettres d'Italie by Marie-Claire Blais and Valerie Raoul
  • Voilà c'est moi: c'est rien, j'angoisse by Anne Dandurand and Valerie Raoul

Boiled Bats & Beans (p. 246-247)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Ida and the Wool Smugglers by Sue Ann Alderson and Catherine Sheldrick Ross
  • Moira's Birthday by Michael Martichenko, Robert Munsch and Catherine Sheldrick Ross
  • Goldie and the Sea by Judith Saltman, Kim LaFave and Catherine Sheldrick Ross
  • Morgan the Magnificent by Ian Wallace and Catherine Sheldrick Ross

Les Jeux (p. 247-249)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Sortie d'elle(s) mutante by Germaine Beaulieu and D. W. Russell
  • Le Lit de Procruste by François Tétreau and D. W. Russell
  • Le Je(u) illocutoire by Agnès Whitfield and D. W. Russell

Terra Incognita (p. 249-250)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Bring Me Your Passion by Frederick Sweet and Don Bailey
  • The Polar Bear Express by Frederick Sweet and Lesley Battler

Good Care (p. 250-251)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • I Will Bring You Berries by Jean Mallison and Hilary Thompson
  • A Fine and Quiet Place by Hilary Thompson and Nora Keeling

Carwash & Moonsong (p. 251-253)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Take the Big Picture by Hildi Froese Tiessen and James Reaney
  • Naomi's Road by Hildi Froese Tiessen and Joy Kogawa

Exiles (p. 253-255)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Welsher by Margaret E. Turner and Peter Thomas
  • Running Out by Dave Williamson and Margaret E. Turner

Private Lives (p. 255-256)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Private and Fictional Words: Canadian Women Novelists of the 1970s and 1980s by Coral Ann Howells

Memory Plays (p. 257-258)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Goodnight Disgrace by Jerry Wasserman and Michael Mercer
  • Albertine, in Five Times by Jerry Wasserman, John Van Burek, Bill Glassco and Michel Tremblay

Real & Surreal (p. 259-260)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Short Stories of Thomas Murtha by Allan Weiss and William Murtha
  • Torque: Collected Fiction, 1960-1987: Volume I by Allan Weiss and J. Michael Yates
  • God's Bedfellows by Allan Weiss and David Carpenter

Feminine Ethos (p. 260-262)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Anyone Can See I Love You by Lydia Wevers
  • Sub/version by Lorna Marie Irvine

Fionavar (p. 262-263)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Summer Tree by Lynn (J. R.) Wytenbroek and Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Wandering Fire by Lynn (J. R.) Wytenbroek and Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Darkest Hour by Lynn (J. R.) Wytenbroek and Guy Gavriel Kay

Il est Écrit (p. 263-265)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Les Concevables interdits by Jean Hallal and Deloris Williams
  • Les Cascadeurs de l'amour by Deloris Williams and Patrice Desbiens

Trois Histoires (p. 265-267)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • La Femme de Sath by Agnès Whitfield and Andrée A. Michaud
  • Les Oiseaux de glace by Agnès Whitfield and Yvon Paré
  • Le Sexe des étoiles by Monique Proulx and Agnès Whitfield

Parler d’images (p. 268-269)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Perspectives by Jean-Yves Collette and Julie LeBlanc
  • Quand nous serons by Julie LeBlanc and Pierre Morency

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le Premier Mouvement by Jacques Marchand and Till R. Kuhnle
  • Après l'Eden by Marcel Godin and Till R. Kuhnle

Le destin (p. 272-273)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Lettres d'une autre by Lise Gauvin and Neil B Bishop
  • Entre Raison et déraison by France Theoret and Neil B. Bishop

Contes (p. 273-275)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Le fils d'Ariane et autres nouvelles by Mark Benson and Micheline La France
  • Ni le lieu ni l'heure by Mark Benson and Gilles Pellerin
  • Le traversier by Mark Benson and Esther Rochon

Skelton on Holiday (p. 275-276)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Memoirs of a Literary Blockhead by Robin Skelton

Beautés en marge (p. 276-278)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Saint Copperblack by Roger Magini and Alexandre L. Amprimoz
  • Les Montréalais by Andree Maillet and Alexandre L. Amprimoz
  • Sur les pas de la mer by Christiane St-Pierre and Alexandre L. Amprimoz

Striking Earth (p. 278-279)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Fawn Bones by Rosalind Eve Conway and Richard Sommer
  • Plummets and Other Partialities by Rosalind Eve Conway and Ralph Gustafson
  • questions I asked my mother by Di Brandt and Rosalind Eve Conway

Dreams & Fires (p. 279-281)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • The Dreams of Zoo Animals by Lynn (J. R.) Wytenbroek and Valmai Howe
  • Fires of the Kindred by Lynn (J. R.) Wytenbroek and Robin Skelton

Modernité oubliée (p. 281-282)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Guy Delahaye et la modernité littéraire by Robert Lahaise and Alexandre L. Amprimoz

Boundaries (p. 282-283)

Book(s) Reviewed

  • Permugenesis by Cynthia Messenger and Christopher Dewdney
  • The Radiant Inventory by Cynthia Messenger and Christopher Dewdney