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Despite the best intentions of all involved, the oxymoronically titled Penguin Anthology of Canadian Humour (what next: a survey of Canadian Celebrities and Military Intelligence?) has three critical strikes against it. First, the funniest contemporary writer in Canada--Will Ferguson--contributes one slender story. And his role as editor is largely symbolic; these are prev ...more
Hardcover, 476 pages
Published by Viking Books (first published March 6th 2007)
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I enjoyed this anthology because it gave me an insight into which Canadian humourist authors I'd like to seek out and read. I have little knowledge of Canadian authors in general, and humourists in particular, but I think that it's important to learn more about the arts & culture in one's country. I think this is a solid collection of stories and found myself reading sections aloud to the people around me when I found sections that I particularly liked.

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I friggin loved it, and I usually hate any sort of short anthology.
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Will Ferguson (born William Stener Ferguson) is a Canadian writer and novelist who is best known for his humorous observations on Canadian history and culture. His success as a writer can be attributed to an innate ability to view Canada much the same way an outsider would, as described in his debut book, the ironically named Why I Hate Canadians. Ferguson talks about this in a recent CBC radio in ...more
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