The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature

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The concise version of the critically acclaimed second edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature offers all the authority of the original in a smaller more affordable format. Entries have been updated and over sixty new entries have been added, making it an indispensable resource.

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William Toye, C.M., was the general editor of the first edition of The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, and co-editor of the second edition. He was a founding member of the literary quarterly, The Tamarack Review and was Editorial Director of Oxford University Press Canada from 1969 until his retirement in 1991. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Canada, and in 1996 he received an honorary M.A. from Oxford University. He lives in Toronto, Ontario

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