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Robert Weaver
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Canadian Short Stories, Fourth Series

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  4 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Paperback, 275 pages
Published 1985 by Oxford University Press
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Dec 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am not overly familiar with the 1980s in Canadian Literature, but in this volume there seem to be a disproportionate number of short fiction narratives featuring extramarital affairs. I estimate one third. Robert Weaver picked them well, though, affairs or none, because the collection is strong and a joy to read. Amongst the gold, there lie some real savory, poignant gems.

But it's not five stars because five star reviews are fatuous and also because the abundance of affairs and cheaters confu
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Robert Weaver worked as a program organizer and producer for CBC radio from 1948 to 1985, and in that role helped bring to notice such writers as Alice Munro and Mordecai Richler. A prolific editor of anthologies, he was also a driving force behind the well-known literary magazine The Tamarack Review.

He was also the editor of several anthologies including the Canadian Short Stories editions (1952,
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