This collection of letters from Margaret Laurence to thirty-three Canadian writers is an intensely personal articulation of her development as a writer, and of the accompanying growth of Canadian literature between 1962 and 1986.
Included are letters to Margaret Atwood, Don Bailey, George Bowering, Ernest Buckler, Silver Donald Cameron, Marian Engel, Hubert Evans, Timothy Findley, Gary Geddes, Graeme Gibson, Harold Horwood, Myrna Kotash, Robert Kroetsch, Dennis Lee, Norman Levine, Hugh MacLennan, Joyce Marshall, John Metcalf, Claire Mowat, Alice Munro, Frank Paci, Al Purdy, Janis Rapoport, Will Ready, Mordecai Richler, Gabrielle Roy, Andreas Schroeder, Glen Sorestad, David Watmough, David Williams, Budge Wilson, George Woodcock, and Dale Zieroth, with anecdotal or interpretive remarks.
About the author
J. A. Wainwright has lived in Spain, Greece, and England, and for the last twenty years has lived in Nova Scotia where he teaches. He edited Notes for a Native Land, coedited Soundings, is the author of Moving Outward, The Requiem Journals, After the War, Flight of the Falcom: Scott's Journey to the South Pole 1910-1912, and Landscape and Desire: Poems Selected and New. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from Dalhousie University where he is McCulloch Professor in English.