Soon after its publication in 1972, Read Canadian was acclaimed as a seminal guide to books by and about Canadians. It remains a landmark guide to the headwaters of Canadian society, its history and literature. It is an absorbing, helpful guide to the books that have been written (to the time of publication) about this country, its people, politics, history and arts. It also explores the world of Canadian fiction and poetry with distinguished literary critics who discuss the best novels and poetry the country had produced. Read Canadian remains a valuable sourcebook for people who want to learn more about Canada?and Canadian books.