"The short story seduces and provokes infidelity. You will be untrue to the four walls of your room, the weather outside, the city or field, supper bubbling on the stove. You will give up everythingâ€”the armchair, your lover, your childrenâ€”and step through, briefly but absolutely gone."â€”from the Introduction by Lisa Moore Master short story writer and novelist Lisa Moore br"The short story seduces and provokes infidelity. You will be untrue to the four walls of your room, the weather outside, the city or field, supper bubbling on the stove. You will give up everythingâ€”the armchair, your lover, your childrenâ€”and step through, briefly but absolutely gone."â€”from the Introduction by Lisa Moore Master short story writer and novelist Lisa Moore brings her talents to The Penguin Book of Contemporary Canadian Women's Short Stories, an enthralling and irresistible collection of twenty-two established writers and talented new voices who attest to the richness and continued popularity of the short story.Featuring writings that span the last two decades of the twentieth century and those of the presentâ€”described by Moore as capturing "the buzzing paranoia of post-9/11 â€¦ the white noise of the information age â€¦dislocation, bomb scares, sexual freedom, aberration, fractured identities, nakedness, awakenings of every sort, redemption, and love"â€”this volume includes pieces by the best storytellers, among them "Wenlock Edge"by Alice Munro, "Spring Song of the Frogs"by Margaret Atwood, "Chemistry"by Carol Shields, "The Concert Party"by Mavis Gallant, and "Italian Postcards"by Jane Urquhart. The collection also presents wonderful stories by Jacqueline Baker, Bonnie Burnard, Lynn Coady, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, and Madeleine Thien."Sometimes I found myself reading the stories here for a second, third, or fifth time, determined to discover how they worked, but at the very last minute, I always fell in. The stories were like swimming pools, and just when I leaned in close enough, I'd lose my balance, be fully submerged."â€”from the Introduction by Lisa MooreAuthors featured: Margaret Atwood Jacqueline Baker Bonnie Burnard Lynn Coady Libby Creelman Ramona Dearing Mavis Gallant Zsuzsi Gartner Camilla Gibb Jessica Grant Elisabeth Harvor Francis Itani Nancy Lee Linda Little Annabel Lyon Alice Munro Emma Richler Eden Robinson Carol Shields Madeleine Thien Jane Urquhart Alissa York...
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The Penguin Book of Contemporary Canadian Women's Short Stories Reviews
This is a great book, full of fantastic stories by Canadian women. My only disappointment was that, because I do a lot of journal reading (like The New Quarterly), I found I had already read most of them. But that's not a criticism of the book--it's just that I was looking forward to discovering a bunch of stories I had never seen before.
I like some of the stories, including Wenlock's edge by Munro and Between Wars. Other's fully fly over my head like "My Husband's Jump" - literally flying over heads.Short stories make me reflect more than longer ones because they are about the drinking in the sights of the narrator/naratress/....
I'm so proud of my country's (very short) literary tradition. Lots of young names in this collection, and lots of old-faithfuls. (Not to call Margaret Atwood old...) And I loved Lisa Moore's intro- inspired me, once again, to live in a small, wretched attic and just WRITE.
Excellent anthology of short stories by Canadian women. They are all good reads! My favourite is "Wenlock Edge" by Alice Munro.