This is one of the best annotated anthologies of Canadian poetry and prose, ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. Volume I contains the work of 40 writers with 200 pages devoted to poetry and 350 pages to prose. It includes not only short fiction but five autobiographicalpieces, eight essays of literary criticism, and a play. There are many cross-connections in related subject matter, and in the criticism and memoirs that reflect on other selections, so that the anthology offers a firm context for the study not only of individual writers but of the literary cultureof Canada. This text also contains introductions to the writers and their work, and annotations.
About the authors
Donna Bennett is an emeritus professor at the University of Toronto. She has edited a number of volumes, including An Anthology of Canadian Literature in English, and Canadian Short Stories. Her essays on Canadian literature have been widely reprinted.