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. Anne Michaels is the author of the novels Fugitive Pieces and The Winter Vault, and three books of poetry: Miner’s Pond, winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award and short-listed for both the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Award; Skin Divers; and The Weight of Oranges, winner of the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. She lives in Toronto.
“Attractively produced in four volumes. . . . The project is nothing if not ambitious.” —www.booksincanada.com
“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