Featuring a combination of classic and contemporary selections from Canadian, Aboriginal, and international authors, this collection of over 70 short stories introduces students to a wide range of engaging voices from across the genre.
Mark Levene is an associate professor of English at the University of Toronto, Mississauga where his research interests are twentieth century British and Irish fiction, Canadian fiction, the short story, and travel and nature literature.
Rosemary Sullivan is a professor of English at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair. She has edited several books with Oxford University Press including Short Fiction: An Anthology (2003), The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women (1999), Elements of Fiction (1994), and Poetry by Canadian Women (1989). She has won both the Governor General's Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award for Non-Fiction and has just been named an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to Canadian literature.
"The diversity of themes and cultural perspectives is excellent. . . . The selection of stories is engaging and will stimulate discussions that will further critical thinking while also enabling students to gain a fine appreciation for world literature" --Dee Horne, University of Northern British Columbia
"This text seems to have a specific and very useful direction: to approach the short story from within, as it were. It tries to map out the range of how short fiction can function thematically and stylistically." --Michael Trussler, University of Regina