The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Canada

The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to Canada

Book - 1987
Rate this:
This lavishly illustrated volume takes readers on a captivating tour of the Canadian literary landscape. Visiting some 500 locations across Canada--from Newfoundland to British Columbia to the Northwest Territories--we see writers plying their craft in small, unlikely places and in large urban centers, and visit the sites that have made literary history.
Albert and Theresa Moritz have devoted years to this project--combing archives, government documents, newspapers and biographies--and have consulted many leading authors, literary scholars, and local historians. The result is an unusually detailed volume sprinkled with anecdotes and surprising information. They describe the accident that led to the publication of Stephen Leacock's first book, which set him on the road to fame...reveal how Hugh MacLennan escaped injury in the Halifax explosion of 1917...and visit the burial place of the dog that inspired Marshall Saunder's Beautiful Joe.
The authors provide much detailed information, including the exact addresses of the homes of famous authors and of other important sites, that direct you to places you wish to visit. An indispensable guide when traveling in Canada, this fascinating book will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Canadian literary history.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780195405965
019540596X
Branch Call Number: REF 917.1
Characteristics: x, 246 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Moritz, Theresa Anne 1948-

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VIRL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top