Literary essays

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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 ...


By (author) Hugo Léger
Illustrated by Sébastien Thibault
Categories: Literary essays
Series: Style libre

« Hugo Léger voulait “toucher à l’universel du mal”, dit-il, et déjouer aussi les plaignards. Ça ne fait même pas mal de dire qu’il a réussi. “Si ce livre fait sourire les gens qui souffrent ...

Dreaming of Elsewhere

By (author) Esi Edugyan
Categories: Literary essays
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series

Home, for me, was not a birthright, but an invention. It seems to me when we speak of home we are speaking of several things, often at once, muddled together into an uneasy stew. We say home and mean ...


By (author) Joël Des Rosiers
Categories: Literary essays

Joël Des Rosiers est poète, essayiste et psychiatre. Il a publié plusieurs livres chez Triptyque, dont Théories caraïbes (1997, rééd. en 2009), Vétiver (1999, Grand Prix du Festival international ...


"I have tried to make a sketch or a model in several dimensions of the potency of Arendt’s idea of invisibility, the necessary inconspicuousness of thinking and reading, and the ambivalently joyous ...

Intersecting Sets

By (author) Alice Major
Categories: Biography: writers

Poet Alice Major was given a book on relativity at the impressionable age of ten, so she never quite understood why science came to be dismissed as reductive or opposite to art. She surveys the sciences ...


By (author) Daniel Lavoie
Categories: Literary essays

Our Place in the Sun

Edited by Robert Wright & Lana Wylie
Categories: Literary essays

Penned during the transition of power from Fidel Castro to Raúl Castro, Our Place in the Sun explores the Canadian-Cuban relationship from 1959 to the present day. The essays in this volume reflect upon ...