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Michael Ondaatje

(b. 1943) Sri Lankan-born Canadian writer

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Alice Munro

Alice Munro  

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(1931– ),Canadian short‐story writer, born in Wingham, Ontario, where she grew up. She spent two years at the University of Ontario, married, and moved to British Columbia. Each of her collections, ...
Asian-American Poetry

Asian-American Poetry  

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‘Asian-American’, as much as ‘Indian’ or ‘Hispanic’, if an improvement on the racially loaded ‘oriental’, has never been a less-than-vexatious designation. Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ...
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awards  

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In most countries distinguished dance artists are honoured by national awards and decorations. For example, in Britain Ashton was appointed to the Order of Merit in 1977 and in the USSR Ulanova was ...
Blew Ointment

Blew Ointment  

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(1963–78).The first issue of this unconventionally political literary magazine, edited and published in Vancouver by poet bill Bissett, appeared in October 1963. The magazine was characterized by its ...
bp Nichol

bp Nichol  

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(1944–1988),Canadian writer, born in Vancouver, educated at the University of British Columbia. Nichol first achieved recognition for ‘concrete’ poems which express their thought through physical ...
Brick

Brick  

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(1997– ).Brick magazine originated under the influence of James Reaney's Alphabet Press in London, Ontario. Two small presses, Nairn Publishing House and Applegarth Follies, were founded in 1971. ...
Coach House Press

Coach House Press  

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Synonymous for most of its life with fine-crafted books and adventurous editorial policies, this publishing house was founded in Toronto in 1965 by Stan Bevington, with the editorial assistance of ...
Don Gutteridge

Don Gutteridge  

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(b. 1937).Donald George Gutteridge was born in the village of Point Edward, Lambton County, Ontario, and graduated in English from the University of Western Ontario. After teaching high school ...
English patient

English patient  

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(1992).Michael Ondaatje's best-known novel secured his international reputation by being named co-winner of the Booker Prize. It also won a Governor General's Award (his third). Though not, strictly ...
Exploration literature in English

Exploration literature in English  

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1. introduction.The early English-speaking explorers of Canada were assiduous writers. From the beginning their superiors—whether mercantile or military—required detailed reports on the new land, and ...
Farm Show

Farm Show  

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(1976).The definitive example of the work of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille, this Collective creation was first performed in a barn near Clinton, Ontario, in Aug. 1972, directed by Paul ...
House of Anansi

House of Anansi  

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Toronto publishing house. Launched in 1967 by Dave Godfrey and Dennis Lee, this ‘subversive underground publisher’—widely recognized for nurturing new writers—is committed to politics, poetry, and ...
Howard O'Hagan

Howard O'Hagan  

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(1902–82).He has been called ‘the writer Canadian literature forgot’. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, he received a degree in law from McGill University in 1928 and while in Montreal began ...
Jack McClelland

Jack McClelland  

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(1922–2004).John Gordon McClelland was born in Toronto, the only son of John McClelland, who owned and ran the publishing firm Mcclelland & Stewart Limited. After attending the University of ...
Linda Spalding

Linda Spalding  

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(b. 1943).Born Linda Dickinson in Topeka, Kansas, she received her B.A. (1965) at the University of Colorado and pursued graduate studies at the University of Hawaii at Monoa from ...
Malahat Review

Malahat Review  

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(1967– ).Conceived in 1965 by Robin Skelton and John Peter (1921 – 83) as an international quarterly of life and letters, the first issue—published under the auspices of the University ...
Sharon Thesen

Sharon Thesen  

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(1946– ),was born in Saskatchewan and went to school in Prince George, British Columbia, a northern pulp-mill town curiously full of poets. She studied poetry with Robin Blaser at Simon ...
South Asian-Canadian literature

South Asian-Canadian literature  

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The term South Asian writing figures so prominently in current literary criticism that it is easy to overlook the fact that it suggests a much greater unity than it actually ...
Stephen Scobie

Stephen Scobie  

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(b. 1943).Born in Carnousie, Scotland, Scobie took an M.A. at the University of St Andrews before immigrating to Canada in 1965. After completing a doctorate in English at the ...
Steve McCaffery

Steve McCaffery  

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(b. 1947).Born in Sheffield, England, he became interested in alternative poetry while studying at the University of Hull. Immigrating to Canada in 1968, and specializing in linguistics, ...

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