Eighty-five stories by one of Canada’s greatest writers are collected in this four-volume anthology. Several pieces of Morley Callaghan’s short fiction are collected here for the first time, while some which have been out of print for decades are now made available. Each volume contains a section providing the year of publication for each story, a question-and-answer section, and comprehensive editorial notes. As a whole, this Series is essential reading for understanding the growth and importance of Canadian literature.
Morley Callaghan was a novelist and short story writer. He is the author of numerous books, including A Literary Life, The New Yorker Stories, Such Is My Beloved, and That Summer in Paris. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Award and was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. André Alexis is the host of the CBC Radio show Skylarking and is a contributing editor at This Magazine. He is the author of Asylum, Childhood, and Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and is the recipient of the Commonwealth Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and the Giller Prize. He lives in Toronto.
“A pleasing anthology for the general reader [and] an important publication. Having most of Callaghan’s early short works in one place is, for general readers, a very good thing.” —Canadian Literature journal
“Attractively produced in four volumes. . . . The project is nothing if not ambitious.” —www.booksincanada.com