Number 84

Number 84 (Winter/Spring 2012)

Contents:

THE DUSTY BOOKCASE
A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • The Abolishment of Death
    by Brian Busby

POETRY

  • Three Poems by Alex Boyd

FEATURES

  • Introduction by K.D. Miller
  • Faith and Literature by Philip Marchand 
  • Irving Layton and His Brother Jesus by Ken Sherman
  • Growing Up Into Alice by K.D. Miller
  • Against Domesticated Fiction, or the Need for
    Re-Enchantment by Patricia Robertson 
  • Flying Blind: Thoughts on Faith by Alex Boyd
  • On Discovering Canlit: A Public Redress by Aaron Gilbreath
  • Myths of Difference: Dionne Brand and the
    2011 Griffin Prize by Tara Murphy
  • New Solitudes I: Douglas Coupland
    by Alex Good

THE NORTH WING
Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit graphic novels

  • Robertson Davies’ Fifth Business by John Martz

FICTION

  • “Clams” by Shaena Lambert

USED & RARE

  • Secrets of the Book Trade: Number 1
    by David Mason

REVIEWS

  • Modern Canadian Poets: An Anthology of Poems in
    English edited by Todd Swift and Evan Jone
    by Zachariah Wells
  • Emily Donaldson on The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje
  • Michael Bryson on Better Living Through Plastic Explosives by Zsuzsi Gartner
  • Kerry Clare on The Perfect Order of Things by David Gilmour
  • Nathan Whitlock on The Antagonist by Lynn Coady
  • Shane Neilson on Circus and New and Selected Poems by Michael Harris
  • Mark Callanan on A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno by Matt Rader
  • Michel Basilières on The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • Tina Northrup on The Id Kid by Linda Besner
  • Steven W. Beattie on A World Elsewhere by Wayne Johnston

WORD OF MOUTH

  • “Hidden Worthiness” An Appreciation of Alvin
    Schwartz’s No Such Mirrors by Devon Code 

CNQ COLLECTIONS

  • On Writing The Reasonable Ogre
    by Mike Barnes