Ibis3's Canadian Literature Challenge

Ibis3 delves into classic Canadian literature. Yes there is such a thing! First up: the entire McClelland & Stewart's New Canadian Library.

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Saturday, December 03, 2005

CanLit Project Books 4-6

Book 4, Wilderness Tips (1991) - Margaret Atwood *active*
From the back cover:
"Some writers create rare moments when they change the way we look at ourselves and the world. Margaret Atwood does so consistently. In this extraordinary collection of short stories--some poignant, some scathingly humourous, all brilliant and oddly disturbing--she takes us into the strange and secret places of the heart and in the process reveals truths that cut to the bone."

Other useful links:
the Wikipedia article on Margaret Atwood
the Wikipedia article on Wilderness Tips

Book 5, The Rebel Angels (Book I of the Cornish Trilogy) (1981) - Robertson Davies *active*
From the back cover:
"Gypsies, defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics -- a remarkable cast peoples Robertson Davies' brilliant spectacle of theft, perjury, murder, scholarship, and love at a modern university. Only Mr. Davies, author of Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders, could have woven together their destinies with such wit, humour -- and wisdom."

Other useful links:
the Wikipedia article on Robertson Davies
the Wikipedia article on The Rebel Angels
the Wikipedia article on Trinity College
the Wikipedia article on Rabelais

Book 6, The Blue Mountains of China (1970) - Rudy Wiebe *active*
From the back cover:
"An epic novel that sweeps across a vast expanse of time and space, The Blue Mountains of China tells the unforgettable story of a group of Russian Mennonites in search of a land that would give them religious freedom. Alive with the excitement of a journey that began in the opressive poverty of a Russian village and ended on the Canadian prairie, this is the story of an unforgettable group of men and women--all determined, above all else, to triumph in their quest. More than a saga of generations, The Blue Mountains of China is a stirring testament to the enduring human spirit."

Other useful links:
the Wikipedia article on Rudy Wiebe
the Wikipedia article on Mennonites


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