literature

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Joshua Whitehead takes on CanLit

In ‘Making Love With the Land,’ Whitehead moves between genres and languages in a series of essays that open up a whole new window on the meaning of Canadian literature
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What do you do when your mother is Miriam Toews?

Debut novelist Georgia Toews is carving her own literary path, with some sage advice from her celebrated parent
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Meet the muses behind Robert Munsch’s most iconic stories

They were the kids who inspired some of the legendary author’s best-loved stories. Now, they’re all grown up.
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Sheila Heti redefines what a novel can be

The author set out to write a book ‘that no one can say what it’s about.’ And possibly created a whole new genre.
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Books provided a welcome escape from screens during the pandemic

As objects that are perfect in a lockdown, books are making for good business during the COVID crisis. Will it continue into 2021?
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‘Little Women’ 2.0: The classics take over YouTube

Like many literary heroes, the March sisters have found a 21st-century audience online
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Tennessee Williams turned despair into art

A masterful, in-depth analysis of the playwright’s life and art
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Short stories are beautiful, but will they sell?

Prizes and critics are in love with short stories these days. It’s those pesky readers . . .
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What I think of Gilmour’s serious-white-guys-only policy

Prof. Pettigrew on the limits of ’teach what you love’
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Harry Potter casts spell on Canadian campuses

Students connect through Potter clubs and classes