Number 99

 

The Film Issue (#99, May 2017)

Contents:

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

  • God’s Sparrows by Philip Child; The Pyx by John Buell; The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada, Louis Dudek & Michael Gnarowski, eds.; Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hémon; The Spice-Box of Earth by Leonard Cohen.

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

  • A Forgotten Film of a Hidden Novel
    Brian Moore’s Intent to Kill
    by Brian Busby

POETRY

  • Three Poems by Catriona Wright

FEATURES

  • The Man Who Wasn’t There
    The Claude Jutra legacy, a year after the scandal
    by Matthew Hays
  • The Bad Little Canadian Girl
    Why our homegrown pornographic narrative is a lie
    by Tamara Faith Berger
  • Civilly Disobedient
    A bygone Toronto in Sidney J. Furie’s resurrected feature
    by Nathalie Atkinson
  • Bushing it in the Rough
    Canadian identity in Russ Meyer’s 1968 soft-core opus
    by Anthony Easton
  • Collaboration As Aesthetic Resistance
    On the animated films of Jess Mac
    by Chase Joynt
  • Make It Dangerous
    Canadian film’s punk sensibility
    by Rob Benvie 
  • Life Parries Death
    The poetry of Elise Partridge
    by James Pollock

REREADING

  • No Girl an Island
    A pre-teenagehood with Judy Blume and Scott O’Dell
    by Alissa York

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

  • Dennis Lee’s Alligator Pie, as adapted by Matt Forsythe

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

  • Vol. 5: Aimee Peake

FICTION

  • “Slave Craton”
    by Paige Cooper

USED & RARE

  • Apples and Oranges: Books vs. movies
    by David Mason

REVIEWS

  • Rohan Maitzen on Lesley Krueger’s  Mad Richard
  • Bruce Whiteman on Certain Details: The Poetry of Nelson Ball and Roo Borson’s Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar
  • Alex Good on Barbara Gowdy’s Little Sister
  • Jeff Bursey on Rebecca Rosenblum’s So Much Love
  • JC Sutcliffe on David Bouchet’s Sun of a Distant Land

EXHUMATIONS

  • Stanley J. Slote’s Weeding Library Collections
    by Stephen Fowler