Coming to Canada

Coming to Canada

Copyright Date: 1995
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    Coming to Canada
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    In a record breaking "hat trick," Carol Shields was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her novel,The Stone Diaries, the Canadian Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, and was shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize. Carleton University Press is pleased to release a newly designed edition of her poetry book, Coming to Canada, first published by CUP in 1992. This collection of nearly 60 poems includes the key "Coming to Canada" sequence, and is supplemented with selections from two previous volumes, Others (1972) and Intersect (1974). Among the finest writers in the world, Carol Shields has won a large and loyal audience as a witty, compassionate and insightful novelist, short story writer, playwright and poet. She is the author of 15 books. Arriving in Canada from the United States in 1957, Shields is a long-time resident of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-8463-1
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-x)
    (pp. xi-xxvi)
    Christopher Levenson

    While Carol Shields is nowadays widely regarded as being in the forefront of contemporary Canadian fiction writers and is busily developing a second career as a dramatist, few people are familiar with the poetry that made up her first two publications and many are even now unaware that she writes poetry. With fiction so much more visible than poetry in our society this is hardly surprising: in the nineteenth century the same thing happened with Emily Bronte and in our own era we have the examples of D.H. Lawrence and Malcolm Lowry. Even today outside canada Margaret Atwood is known...

  4. Coming to Canada
  5. Others
  6. Intersect
  7. New Poems