Canadian Literature

Canadian literature is literature originating from Canada. Collectively it is often called CanLit.
Some criticism of Canadian literature has focused on nationalistic and regional themes, although this is only a small portion of Canadian Literary criticism. Critics against such thematic criticism in Canadian literature, such as Frank Davey, have argued that a focus on theme diminishes the appreciation of complexity of the literature produced in the country, and creates the impression that Canadian literature is sociologically-oriented.
While Canadian literature, like the literature of every natio
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New Releases Tagged "Canadian Literature"

All's Well
A Curve in the Road
A Town Called Solace
Five Little Indians
Jonny Appleseed
From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way
Women Talking
The Saturday Night Ghost Club
Greenwood
The Home for Unwanted Girls
Moon of the Crusted Snow
Washington Black
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
Split Tooth
Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City
Son of a Trickster (Trickster, #1)
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
Life of Pi
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
Alias Grace
The Blind Assassin
The English Patient
Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
Cat's Eye
The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2)
Surfacing
Station Eleven
Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Dear Life
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelThe Library of Legends by Janie ChangSeven by Farzana DoctorWhen We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonaldAlways Brave, Sometimes Kind by Katie Bickell
CanLit 2020
15 books — 5 voters

A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryAlias Grace by Margaret AtwoodThrough Black Spruce by Joseph BoydenLate Nights on Air by Elizabeth HayBloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Scotiabank Giller Prize Winners
27 books — 73 voters

Swamp Angel by Ethel WilsonNew Canadian Library by Janet B. FriskneyThe Perilous Trade by Roy MacSkimmingThe Double Hook by Sheila WatsonWoodsmen of the West (New Canadian Library by Martin Allerdale Grainger
New Canadian Library
37 books — 2 voters


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George Elliott Clarke
In school, I hated poetry - those skinny, Malnourished poems that professors love; The bad grammar and dirty words that catch In the mouth like fishhooks, tear holes in speech. Pablo, your words are rain I run through, Grass I sleep in.
George Elliott Clarke, Whylah Falls

George Elliott Clarke
A rural Venus, Selah rises from the gold foliage of the Sixhiboux River, sweeps petals of water from her skin. At once, clouds begin to sob for such beauty. Clothing drops like leaves. "No one makes poetry,my Mme. Butterfly, my Carmen, in Whylah,” I whisper. She smiles: “We’ll shape it with our souls.” Desire illuminates the dark manuscript of our skin with beetles and butterflies. After the lightning and rain has ceased, after the lightning and rain of lovemaking has ceased, Selah will dive a ...more
George Elliott Clarke, Whylah Falls

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