Linda Spalding’s “A Reckoning” follows the fortunes of a slave-owning family in 1850s Virginia after a visit from a Canadian abolitionist on the eve of the Civil War.
Monthly Archives: October, 2017
Benge Atlee’s thriller “Black Feather” (1939) was intended as escapist fiction—then history got in the way.
Our contest winner argues that Christian Bök’s “experimental” work pushes genetic, not gender boundaries.
CanLitCrit Essay Contest Second-Place Finalist:
We are Men, and We are Terrified of Ourselves OR:
How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Russell Smith
by Jared Young
In his funny, astute essay, Jared Young probes notions of masculinity and national identity via Russell Smith’s self-defeating male characters.
In Catalunya, one is Catalan first — unless you’re from elsewhere in Span — and Spanish second.
Jason Freure takes us on a palimpsestic, geo-historical-literary tour of an iconic Montreal neighbourhood.
“The plate just bent and bent,” she is saying. “I told them. The Slave Craton’s the oldest rock on the planet. It doesn’t move. It was never going to move. Something else had to.”
Selections From the Lost Library of CanLit Graphica
“Honeymoon,” “Casseroles, or, Delicacy in Small Town America,” and “Instinct”