Number 105

CNQ Issue #105
(Spring 2019)

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The Landscape

  • Seth

What’s Old  Notable CanLit reissues and offerings from the country’s antiquarian booksellers

  • Flint and Feather: The Complete Poems of E. Pauline Johnson by E. Pauline Johnson | Musson Books Co. Ltd., 1927
  • A Social Departure: How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves by Sara Jeanette Duncan | Tecumseh Press
  • The Rare of Unread Stories of Grant Allen by  Peter Morton | Vulpine Press
  • Man Should Rejoice by Hugh MacLennan | University of Ottawa Press

The Dusty Bookcase | A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • Suffer the Children by Brian Busby 


  • “Root Canal” by Yusuf Saadi
  • “Preface to Basic Life Support Standards” by Candace de Taeye


  • Magic in Windsor: A tiny Nova Scotia town is home to some outsized puppetry talent by Jeremiah Bartram
  • Remains of the Day: When a loved one dies, what we do with their remains is no longer a given by Deborah Dundas
  • Grand Theft Biblio: Why book professional thieves mostly get away with their crimes by Michael Melgaard
  • It All Adds Up: Saul Bellow’s oft-downplayed Canadianness is key to his best fiction by Rod Moody-Corbett
  • Edgar; or, The Sky Is Blue: In Banff, a textbook workshop proves memorable for unexpected reasons by Edward O’Connor

The North Wing

  • William Gibson’s “Pattern Recognition” by Ray Fawkes 

Body of Work

  • Rachel Cusk’s Dubbel Zout: The “Outline” author’s books are tart and divisive, but worth the pain by Nathan Whitlock

In Memorium

  • A Life and a Dead by David Helwig

Used and Rare

  • The Herodotus Solution: When it comes to problem-solving, the internet has nothing on the ancient Greeks by David Mason


  • “Photographs of the Civil War” by Cary Fagan


  • Malcolm Murray’s The Philosopher: One-Act Plays by Jeff Bursey
  • Sara Peter’s I Become a Delight to My Enemies by Paige Cooper
  • Arielle Twist’s Disintegrate/Dissociate and Domenica Martinello’s All Day I Dream About Sirens by Andreae Callanan
  • Sophie Bienvenu’s Worst Case, We Get Married by Brett Josef Grubisic
  • Mona Awad’s Bunny by Rudrapriya Rathore
  • Susan Swan’s The Dead Celebrities Club by Emily Donaldson
  • John Metcalf’s Finding Again the World by David Huebert
  • Richard Stursberg and Stephen Armstrong’s The Tangled Garden by Alex Good


  • Economic Atlas of Ontario by Stephen Fowler