The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English

The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English

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Over the past one hundred and fifty years, and most especially since the late 1960s, Canadian women have made a remarkable contribution to world literature. Carol Shields won the Pulitzer Prize; Margaret Atwood, Janette Turner Hospital, Anne Michaels, and Carol Shields were short listed forthe Booker Award; Atwood and Michaels were nominated for the Orange. This anthology enocmpasses over a century and a half of writing by Canadian women. The stories collected here represent a cross-section of the best writing by women in the genre and demonstrate a wide range of styles from therealistic to the post-modern and experimental. All the stories are about women: in childhood, adolescence, maturity, old age; in relationships such as daughters, sisters, lovers, mothers; in a variety of social and political contexts. Though all authors are Canadian by birth or choice, nationalityand gender have different meanings for each of them. But all write confidently and eloquently of their experience as women. At the end of the last century, no one could have predicted such wealth in women's writing. Now we have only to celebrate it.This collection of highly readable stories is ideal for the trade market while at the same time Rosemary Sullivan establishes a canon of stories for the university/college market. These are writers engaging with many different genres, including historical fiction, domestic drama and more abstractintrospection. No reader will fail to be amused, enthralled, intrigued, or invigorated.
Publisher: Don Mills, ON : Oxford University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780195414264
Branch Call Number: FIC/OXF 4565fi 2
Alternative Title: Stories by Canadian women
Causation / Helen Weinzweig
Unless the eye catch fire / P. G. Page
I, Maureen / Elizabeth Spencer
The moslem wife / Mavis Gallant
The rain child / Margaret Laurence
The day Marlene Dietrich died / Rachel Wyatt
The bereavement / Catharine Parr Traill
A red girl's reasoning / E. Pauline Johnson
The pool in the desert / Sara Jeanette Duncan
The quarantine at Alexander Abraham's / L. M. Montgomery
We have to sit opposite / Ethel Wilson
Antigone / Sheila Watson
The Albanian virgin / Alice Munro
Lilian / Jane Rule
Anita's dance / Marian Engel
The Train family / Joan Clark
The orange fish / Carol Shields
Local customs / Audrey Thomas
There goes the groom / Elisabeth Harvor
Bluebeard's egg / Margaret Atwood
Fever / Sharon Butala
My father took a cake to France / Cynthia Flood
A long story / Beth Brant
Compatriots / Emma Lee Warrior
On a cold day / Himani Bannerji
Night travellers / Sandra Birdsell
Here and now / Janette Turner Hospital
Celia behind me / Isabel Huggan
No more Denver sandwiches / Meeka Walsh
Crush / Bonnie Burnard
Tall cowboys and true / Gail Scott
The man doll / Susan Swan
The late date / Edna alford
Burn sugar / Marlene Nourbese Philip
The butterfly ward / Margaret Gibson
The King of Siam / Katherine Govier
My sister's love / Judy Fong Bates
Inspection of a small village / Connie Gault
The death of Robert Browning / Jane Urquhart
The anthropology of water [excerpt] / Anne Carson
Ninety-three million miles away / Barbara Gowdy
The friend / Elizabeth Hay
Photograph / Dionne Brand
Going over the bars / Janice Kulyk Keefer
The County of Birches
Five small rooms (a murder mystery) / Diane Schoemperlen
White shoulders / Linda Svendsen
In visible ink / Aritha Van Herk
Deafness comes to me / Shree Ghatage
A great man's passing / Lynn Coady


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