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Book Title: The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories|
The author of the book: Alberto Manguel
Edition: Oxford University Press, USA
The size of the: 5.39 MB
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Date of issue: April 19th 1990
ISBN 13: 9780195407617
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Offering hours and hours of delightful terror, this marvelous collection of twenty-four classic Canadian ghost stories ranges from the work of early masters such as Stephen Leacock and Mazo de la Roche, to contemporary writers such as Margaret Atwood, Timothy Finlay, Brian Moore, and Audrey Thomas.
Including such well-known tales as W.P. Kinsella's Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa--the story on which the blockbuster movie, Field of Dreams, was based--and other stories by such renowned writers as Robertson Davies, Mavis Gallant, and Jane Rule, this collection presents the very best in the genre. Capturing Canada's own unique literary tradition, it provides translations of stories by influential French-Canadian writers. It also contains Philippe Aubert de Gaspe's La Corriveau, John Charles Dent's The Gerrard Street Mystery, Honore Beaugrand's La Fantome de l'avare, W.H. Blake's A Tale of the Grand Jardin, Gilbert Parker's The Flood, Duncan Campbell Scott's Vengeance is Mine, Ethel Wilson's Mr. Sleepwalker, A.M. Klein's No Traveller Returns..., Farley Mowat's The Snow Walker, Virgil Burnett's Fallowfields, Antonine Maillet's The Ghost of Lovers Lane, Alistair MacLeod's As Birds Bring Forth the Sun, Eric McCormack's No Country for Old Men, Sean Virgo's Haunt, Tim Wynne-Jones' The Woman with the Lounge-Act Hair, and Rohington Mistry's The Ghost of Firozsha Baag.
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Read information about the authorAlberto Manguel (born 1948 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine-born writer, translator, and editor. He is the author of numerous non-fiction books such as The Dictionary of Imaginary Places (co-written with Gianni Guadalupi in 1980) and A History of Reading (1996) The Library at Night (2007) and Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: A Biography (2008), and novels such as News From a Foreign Country Came (1991).
Manguel believes in the central importance of the book in societies of the written word where, in recent times, the intellectual act has lost most of its prestige. Libraries (the reservoirs of collective memory) should be our essential symbol, not banks. Humans can be defined as reading animals, come into the world to decipher it and themselves.
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