The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English
One of Canada's leading writers and the dean of Canadian anthologists have pooled their talents to produce this lasting tribute to the great variety of talent Canadian writers have brought to the genre. The team of Atwood and Weaver have compiled an anthology that is authoritative as well as historically and regionally representative. Above and beyond everything, this is a collection of some of the greatest stories in the English language. Arranged chronologically with forty stories in all, the book provides an excellent survey of Canada's leading writers, including a story by Atwood herself ("The Sin Eater"), as well as stories by Morley Callaghan ("Last Spring They Came Over"), Mordecai Richler ("The Summer My Grandmother Was Supposed to Die"), and Stephen Leacock ("The Marine Excursion of the Knights of Pythias"). The book features biographical notes and an index of authors. Handsomely produced, this is a book to own and to give as a gift, to read and enjoy.
About the Editors
Margaret Atwood is the author of many books, most recently The Handmaidens Tale. She has also published two collections of modern Canadian stories, Dancing Girls and Bluebeard's Egg. Robert Weaver has edited ten anthololgies and was executive producer for more than thirty years of the literary program Anthology, which has encouraged many young writers who are now well known.