Literary essays

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Blue Portugal and Other Essays

By (author) Theresa Kishkan
Categories: Literary essays
Series: Wayfarer

Using the richness of braided essays, Theresa Kishkan thinks deeply about the natural world, mourns and celebrates the aging body, interrogates and gently contests recorded history, and explores art and ...

L'Illusion carboneutre

By (author) Gaétan Lafrance
Categories: Literary essays

Les modèles qui annoncent le climat futur sont sans équivoque : ça va chauffer. Et il ne suffira pas d’être carboneutre pour ajuster le thermostat planétaire. La surpopulation, la crise agricole ...

Permanent Revolution

By (author) Gail Scott
Categories: Literary essays

Finalist for the 2021 Grand Prix du livre de Montreal

"A writer may do as she pleases with her epoch. Rage accumulates."

From iconic feminist writer Gail Scott comes Permanent Revolution, a collection ...


How do you write about an artist who refused to be contained? Roy Kenzie Kiyooka was a Canadian artist and writer who gifted an extensive body of work that unfolded in nearly every dimension of media. ...

Marginaux et fiers de l'être

By (author) Raymond Viger
Categories: Autobiography: general

Marginaux et fiers de l’être, c’est la chronique des événements qui ont jalonné le parcours d’un travailleur de rue/pilote d’avion/journaliste devenu éditeur, et de l’organisme communautaire ...


Waiting, that most human of experiences, saturates all of our lives. We spend part of each day waiting—for birth, death, appointments, acceptance, forgiveness, redemption. This collection of 32 personal ...

Wisdom in Nonsense

By (author) Heather O'Neill
Introduction by Kit Dobson
Categories: Biography: writers
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

With generosity and wry humour, novelist Heather O’Neill recalls several key lessons she learned in childhood from her father: memories and stories about how crime does pay, why one should never keep ...

Coming Here, Being Here

“Here is a shifting of borders, a redrawing of maps, a constant making and remaking of worlds in the one dwelling we have in common: language. ”Tamas Dobozy, winner of the Rogers Writers’ Trust ...

Nino Ricci

This book of essays examines the fictional work of Nino Ricci from a variety of critical perspectives. These perspectives include ideas about literature, culture, identity, politics, and society in terms ...

Clark Blaise

This volume represents the first full-scale appreciation of Clark Blaise’s writing in more than 25 years—and the first comprehensive study of his now more than 20 books. Included are previously published ...