Number 100

The 100th Issue (October 2017)

Contents:

WHAT’S OLD
Notable CanLit reissues and offerings from the country’s antiquarian booksellers

  • A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling; Tan Ming by Lan Stormont [pseud. Frank Morse Robb]; In Times Like These by Nellie McClung; Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada by Mark Satin; I Don’t Want to Know Anyone Too Well by Norman Levine

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

  • On the Trail of Kenneth Orvis
    by Brian Busby

POETRY

  • “Endings” by Pierre Nepveu

FEATURES

  • Surfacing
    CanLit’s explosive beginnings
    by  Nick Mount
  • Alligators in Their Midst
    M&S in the Seventies
    by Anna Porter
  • Hints and Allegations
    Selling “the Canadian publisher”
    by Elaine Dewar
  • For All Its Faults
    Remembering the New Canadian Library
    by Brian Busby
  • Journey to Orillia
    My quest for the Leacock Medal
    by Robert Wringham
  • Abyssinian Maid
    How a stolen painting led to reckoning with a family legacy
    by Mary H. Auerbach Rykov
  • A Very Fine Web
    Half a century of House of Anansi
    by James Polk
  • Newsies
    George McCullagh’s rise and fall
    by Mark Bourrie
  • Will Anybody Care?
    Archiving in the digital age
    by Mark Sampson

REREADING

  • Canada’s Golden-Brown Age
    Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny Boy”
    by Kamal Al-Solaylee

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

  • Andre Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs by Patrick Kyle

THE ANTIQUARIUM
A series of interviews with Canada’s used-book sellers

  • Vol. 6: Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin by Jason Dickson

FICTION

  • “Maxi” by David Huebert

USED & RARE

  • Reflections at Fifty
    by David Mason

REVIEWS

  • JC Sutcliffe on Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau’s Winter Child
  • Mark Sampson on Lori McNulty’s Life on Mars
  • Rohan Maitzen on Gillian Best’s The Last Wave
  • André Forget on Marianne Apostolides’ Deep Salt Water
  • Alex Good on Pasha Malla’s Fugue States
  • Bruce Whiteman on Dennis Lee’s Heart Residence: Collected Poems 1967–2017

EXHUMATIONS

  • Charles Addams’ Dear Dead Days
    by Stephen Fowler