#canadianliterature

Instagram photos and videos

#canadianliterature#bookstagram#poetry#life#canadianauthor#inspiration#books#booklover#stories#bleeding_heart_poet#ahmadalkhatat_poetry#quote#montreal#writersofinstagram#instawriters#wordporn#quotestagram#love#writeaway#inspirationalquotes#wordsofwisdom#quoteoftheday#wordswag#thoughts#canlit#yourquote

Hashtags #canadianliterature for Instagram

It’s nice to get back to illustrating. Especially to work on some new techniques.


4

“We fell for a long time, we fell for forever. The sea held us as we fell, rocking us in its currents, whispering sea sounds in our ears.” A conversation between sea glass earrings. Link in profile. Audio and prose and photos, all by Suzannah V. Evans.


1

The Camper

Night 'neath the northern skies, lone, black, and grim:
Naught but the starlight lies 'twixt heaven, and him.

Of man no need has he, of God, no prayer;
He and his Deity are brothers there.

Above his bivouac the firs fling down
Through branches gaunt and black, their needles brown.

Afar some mountain streams, rockbound and fleet,
Sing themselves through his dreams in cadence sweet,

The pine trees whispering, the heron's cry,
The plover's passing wing, his lullaby.

And blinking overhead the white stars keep
Watch o'er his hemlock bed—his sinless sleep
- PAULINE JOHNSON
🎞️
#photooftheday #portrait #paulinejohnson #poetry #mohawk #canadianliterature


0

⭐️ International Giveaway ⭐️

My Bookstagram Buddy, @the__reading__beauty & I have been chatting about the fact that we have read a lot of truly amazing books by Canadian Authors so far this summer. Amongst these Canadian Authors we have found ourselves enjoying some pretty remarkable stories!! •

So... We wanted to share the love with the rest of the Bookstagram world, and what better way then through a giveaway, right?! Fittingly, we decided that our giveaway would feature exclusively Canadian Authors & the giveaway IS open Internationally🙌🏼


⭐️We will be gifting THREE books by the fabulous Canadian Authors pictured here, as well as TWO Canada themed bookish items to ONE lucky winner 😊


The Winner will receive the following: 📖Little Green, by @tishcohen
📖What Lucy Knew, by @karmakbrown
📖Her Pretty Face, by @rhardingwriter
PLUS,
⭐️Tim Horton’s Giftcard ($5)
⭐️3-pack bookmarks


💫 If you enjoy book mail & supporting fabulous Authors as much as we do, please follow the instructions below to enter our giveaway.


⭐️TO ENTER our giveaway ⭐️:
1. Follow both of us: @bibliotaph_bean and @the__reading__beauty

2. Like this post on BOTH of our pages

3. Tag 2 (or more) friends on BOTH of our giveaway posts and tell us one thing you think represents Canada 🇨🇦


For EXTRA Entries:
4. Share in your story & tag BOTH of us, along with the hashtag #canlit so we can see it. •

That’s all folks!! The winner will be chosen on Friday July 27th & the contest is open Internationally!!


Swipe right 👉🏼 to get a closer look at the full prize! •

Ps. Thank you Bookstagram Land for all your love and support! We have met so many truly lovely individuals on here and we feel lucky to have this group of extraordinary Readers & Writers in our world! •

This giveaway is not associated with Instagram or the Authors. .


44

I’m not going to lie, I had my initial apprehension in reading #Munro and my trepidations did not dissipate after the first #shortstories in this collection. After reading the 5th story or so, it hit me. I was reading it in the wrong way all along. #vintage does a bad job at describing this book. I should have known better too. The idea that unexpected turns can alter your life forever sounds preposterous to me to say the least. #dearlife and its 10 stories are here to tell you that your #reaction and your choices are always in the making and also ready when #life throws these “unexpected” turns at you. You get to decide how #unexpected they are. The worlds in these pages are described and painted in very #simple and #autobiographical ways. By doing so, #alicemunro speaks volumes of what she leaves unsaid. Because isn’t that what it’s all about? Whatever we decide or choose not to say ends up being the most important and decisive part and even the missing piece of the puzzle once that unexpected moment hits us. Dear Life is at the end not such an easy read and I had to reread a few of the stories. To me, it was the only way to fully grasp how much we forget and just relive later on in a cyclical way and how much we just knowingly let happen because we think it doesn’t affect us or it’s simply the things we get used to. #highlyrecommended #huron #ontario #vancouver #canlit #canadianweek #canadianliterature #nobelprizeinliterature #lakehuron #memory #dailylives


4

Ok jag hittade min guldgruva. Världens bästa secondhand bokhandel ligger tydligen i St. Catharines. 📚
#books #bookshop #margaretattwood #canada #canadianliterature #alicemunro #dorislessing #secondhand #shikasta #bluebeardsegg #inpursuitoftheenglish


1

“Emma watched as her mother rolled out the delicate pastry with far more force than was required to yield a toothsome product. With each turn and pat, she saw the tension in her shoulders release. Abigail put her love and care into each meal she prepared and cooked as though Charles would still be there to wipe the biscuit crumbs from his moustache, and sop up the remnant bits of gravy with his last buttered piece.” My historical fiction novel Seven Springs is available worldwide on Amazon. #historicalfiction #frontierfiction #albertalit #canlit #canadianliterature #sevensprings #writer #author #selfpublished #entrepreneur #songbirdpublishing


0

“I’m telling the wrong lies,/ they are not even useful.
.
The right lies would at least/ be keys, they would open the door.
.
The door is closed; the chairs/the tables, steel bowl, myself
.
shaping bread in the kitchen, wait/ outside it.”
.
“Hesitations Outside The Door”
.
#favouritepoem #margaretatwood #reading #reader #instareads #poetry #literature #canadianliterature #instapoetry #architecture #everydaybeauty #manhattan #nyc #stpatrickscathedral


0

I’ve been rereading some of these amazing short stories by Alice Munro this week (I especially like ‘Lichen’, ‘Walker Brothers Cowboy’ and ‘Friend of My Youth’ but they are all so good that I’ve read so far and if you like short stories or stories full stop I really recommend this collection). As with all brilliant writing, it both inspires me to try and write something and simultaneously convinces me there’s no point as I couldn’t ever hope to produce anything even approaching as good. I have just signed up for the free six week online summer writing exercises offered by @sarahseleckywritingschool though so maybe I’ll find time to do some writing ✍️ at some point soon!
.
.
#shortstories #alicemunro #selectedstories #goodwriting #creativewriting #reading #readinginthesun #bookstagram #instabook #undertheappletree #attemptingtowrite #lovereading #lovebooks #literature #canadianliterature #greatwriting #creativity #inspiration


0

An afternoon at the Stephen Leacock museum w/ @32elvismoviesin1 (the house where Leacock penned his novel, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town."
.
.
.
#supernerd #supernerdythings #stephenleacock #canlit #canadianliterature #literature #novel #novelist #canadian #ontario #smalltown #antiques #vintage #oldthings #antiquekitchen #preservation #read #reading #books


4

Lola Montez is an #invisible woman with a story to tell. Or what is it Shirley? Or Helen? She blends into any environment perfectly and inconspicuously. It seems an ideal situation to pursue a hidden agenda, a #spy game or a devious #conspiracy plan. The twist comes when Shirley realizes that being invisible and her perfect portrait of her #invisibility was never really an option. The entire world always expected her and conditioned her to remain visible, not to disturb her environment, to stay as imperceptible as possible. The only way to wake up and speak out loud is to find the origins of her voice. And for Shirley as well as for #helenweinzweig herself, origins mean her #immigrant experience as a poor #jewish refugee from #poland . Finding your voice in your experience and then speak up. #weinzweig even proposes something more radical: how not to let anger and previous traumatic experiences contaminate your view on the world and on others. At the end, not too many answers or possibilities, but only a way #forward and the inevitability of it. A very pressing and relevant read. #highlyrecommended #canadianweek #toronto #spies #feminist #canlit #canadianliterature #nyrb #basicblackwithpearls #refugees


1

We can only begin to understand events in retrospect. Even then, we may not fully understand them. We may interpret. We may speculate. As Offred tells us, “this is a reconstruction. All of it is a reconstruction...it’s impossible to say a thing exactly the way it was, because what you say, can never be exact...” The novel is a first person narrative of a woman (given the name Offred) whose real name has been lost to history. As a Handmaid she is supposed to provide children, and a Martha is supposed to submit to housework and a Wife is to busy herself with a domestic hobby. Characters are given roles not names. Reading and writing are forbidden to women. This is why a first person narrative from a woman—any woman—from Gilead is invaluable. The story probes deep into the psyche of the oppressed, exploited and those bereft of love. Offred can get under your skin. But this is not just a novel about women or feminism. I daresay, almost anyone will find this novel interesting. Atwood’s writing has such a tantalizing quality which makes it difficult to put down the book until the end. .
.
الكثير من الأمور لا نبدأ بفهمها الا بعد استذكارها. و ربما حتى حينها لن نتمكن من الفهم. ربما نفسّر، ربما نتوقع..كما تقول لنا (أوفريد):"إنني أعيد البناء، الأمر هذا كله اعادة بناء..يستحيل ان اقول شيئا كما كان بالضبط، لأن ما تعيد قوله لن يكون تماما كما قلته حينها..." الرواية عبارة عن سيرة ذاتيه لإمرأة لا نعرف اسمها الحقيقي و أُعطيت اسم (أوفريد) بعدما أصبحت أمَة في جمهورية (غيلياد) الخيالية. على الأمة ان تنجب الأطفال، كما على ال(مارثا/الخادمة) ان تعمل في المنزل و الزوجة يمكن ان تشغل نفسها بهواية منزلية. في (غيلياد) هناك أدوار للشخصيات اما الأسماء فهي غائبة. كما ان القراءة و الكتابة ممنوعه عن النساء. و هنا تأتي اهمية السيرة الذاتيه لإمرأة كانت تابعة ل(غيلياد). قصتها تَسبُر عميقا في نفسية المضطهد و المقهور و من حرموا من الحب. (أوفريد) تأثر بعمق على نفسية القارئ. لكن هذه الرواية ليست فقط عن النساء او النسوية، فالكثير قد يجد هذه الرواية مثيرة للإهتمام. لدى الكاتبة اسلوب عذب يشدّ القارئ مما يجعل من الصعب مفارقة الكتاب حتى تنتهي منه.


3

Let me begin my #canadianweek with a #hungarian writer. When I started this IG account and the idea of a #bookmap it was and still is important for me to highlight where the story takes place and not necessarily where the writer comes from or what her/his nationality is. By doing that, you get to read everyone’s stories about a specific place regardless of how long they have been there, whether they speak the local language, whether they live isolated from main culture, whether they don’t have the correct papers, whether they have the correct last names or dominant cultural traits. All of our stories matter regardless of your or their citizenship status or nationality. That’s when #georgesipos and his outstanding #thegeographyofarrival can provide a path and a few answers. He is now a #canadian citizen but when him and his family arrived in #ontario back in the 50s they were #refugees and immigrants. He is directly writing to all of us. You don’t need to be a refugee or an #immigrant to understand and empathize with the feeling of arrival of being new, or feeling disoriented and how small acts of solidarity impact the other individual in such a profound way. These #shortstories are nostalgic and powerful without forgetting the quaint setting of #London Ontario. Through his #autobiographical account, Sipos also provides a window into #ontarians and how a community reacts to a group of refugees arriving in their beloved city. It’s an encounter, a life lesson and an experience that goes two ways. It’s the encounter between Sipos’ family and Ontarians #canadians but it’s also an encounter between Sipos’ family and Hungarians. There is no way you can read this book without thinking about the dominance of anger, fear and hate in Hungarian politics today and how much Hungarians themselves seem to have forgotten that there was a time when they were the other in strange lands and they had to rely in the kindness of strangers. But life has a cyclical way of reminding us our past. In the meantime we have the books and the stories they tell us. #highlyrecommended #canadianliterature #gaspereaupress #toronto #budapest #hungarianrefugees


2

Q livro! 🙌🏼 Recomendadíssimo!!! ❤️ Agora vamos para série! ❤️
.
.
.
.
#booksaddicted #booklover #livros #ocontodaaia #thehandmaidstale #season1 #margaretatwood #recomended #canadianliterature


4

My newest read from a friend of mine - and freshly baked cornmeal biscuits. I feel like they go together, since the book is set in the past, after Newfoundland joined Canada.


1

For all the lovely #canadians out there who may have been waiting for an opportunity to read House of #rougeaux - the kindle version and other versions I'm told of the ebook is on sale for $1.99 this weekend. 😁 I think only Canadian venues.
#canadianblogger
#canadianliterature
#historicalfiction
#summerreading
#summerreads
#canadianhistory
#booklover
#bookpromo
#canadianbloggers
#diversebooks
#canadianbookblogger
#canadianbookstagram
#canadianbooks


1

As the protagonist, Idil, grows up in Somalia, she questions the rules her parents and society have placed on her more and more. This act of rebellion against her country's norms and her parent's authority results in a continuous battle for the safety of herself and those she loves. When the civil war breaks out in Somalia, the struggle to survive and maintain her way of life is only compounded for Idil by relentless attacks from outside her family and within it.

I think I might have been a little too critical of this one...take a look at the full review to see if you agree. (Link in bio)
QUESTION: Have you ever had a complete change of opinion on a book over half way through? Either a positive or a negative change?
Read more on the blog: "A Family and a Country Divided: Tale of a Boon's Wife by Fartumo Kusow" @ mscanlit.blogspot.ca #bookstagram#canadianlit #englishteacher#canadianliterature #canadareads #🇨🇦


8

Finished a first draft of a #poem I’m working on! It’s the longest I’ve ever written, coming in at 159 lines (!). It’s entitled #Silenus, incorporates material I’ve translated from #Virgil, and is something I’m really excited to share. The inspiration is the statue of Silenus cradling the infant #Dionysus, which you can see in the #Louvre, and on my account.
.
.
.
.
.
#poetry #poetsofinstagram #iambicpentameter #blankverse #romanticism #vergil #rome #pastoral #classics #greece #mythology #olympus #bacchus #bees #bucolic #canadianliterature #canlit #torontopoets


3

After a surprise book talk by @authorjenniferrobson, for which the @leacockmuseum was closed, we wandered to a secluded picnicking space recommended to us by psb. Lovely lovely place. #canadianliterature #canadianauthor #anglican


1

Eek! Must. Get. Copy. Soon.
All True Not A Lie In It
My Name is A Knife

#Repost @alixhawl3y
・・・
Thanks @mosaic_books and guests for a fun hometown launch tonight. Loved seeing everyone.
#repost thanks to @allthingssuzy.

#bookstagram #bookshop #bookstore #bookstorelove #booklaunch #books #fiction #novel #canadianliterature #americanliterature #historicalfiction #literaryfiction #history #amwriting #iwrotethis #danielboone


1

For fun...dew droplets ... reminding me of W.O. Mitchell's stories; children looking at and remembering the tiny details. ..
#dew #nature #naturewalk #naturephotography #green #leaves #water #womitchell #childrensliterature #literature #stories #canadianauthors #childlike #imagination #writers #canadianliterature


0

🇨🇦 #crosscountrycanlit
.
Beginning my cross-country journey on the west coast, Sheila Watson’s The Double Hook is my sole book from British Columbia. Spare and poetic, this is a book I appreciate in retrospect more than I enjoyed while reading it. After reading some critical commentary, I began to understand Watson’s project more clearly. Still, I can’t help but think that a novel is not completely successful if it requires critical exegesis - but even the book’s first champion insisted that Watson publish it with a preface preparing the reader for the enigmatic work that lay in the pages beyond.
.
The plot: A matriarch’s death brings crisis to a small creek-side community in the hills of British Columbia, forcing old resentments to the surface. The choice each individual in the hamlet (and indeed the hamlet as a whole) faces is how to move on. Not exactly trapped, but certainly limited in the scopes of their lives, the characters in The Double Hook must square up and face life directly or resign themselves to the whims of fortune. They have no exit, they have no distractions. Watson’s main theme is, as the afterward states in the words of King Lear, the unaccommodated man: “Unaccommodated man is no more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as thou art.” Without the mediating forces of civilization and culture, the hamlet cannot rise above mere subsistence.
.
The Double Hook was reviewed as “a distorted and not especially vivid dream.” I think that gets to the heart of it. It’s a short book but difficult to read as perspectives keep blurring and oneiric images are woven in with the actual action of the book. .
As I learned in my reading, a few critics made bold claims that The Double Hook marks the arrival of the “modern” Canadian novel, and if that’s not a recipe for controversy I can’t tell you what is. Whether there is any truth to this claim, The Double Hook has by this point no doubt made its way into the Canadian canon, and who’s to say if it’s because the book is worth talking about or simply talked about. I do think it would be better on the second read through than the first. .
At any rate, that’s the first leg of the journey over already.


1

My Name is a Knife by Alix Hawley. I could not wait to finish my other book before starting this. Up at 5:30 on my deck with Daniel Boone and his continuing saga. #alixhawley #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #justreleased #historicalfiction #danielboone #canadianliterature #canadianauthor #alltruenotalieinit #readingnow @alixhawl3y


2

I’ve just recently become more interested in my own country’s literature after taking a contemporary Canadian literature class in my last semester. This is definitely giving me a lot of books to add to my to-read list.❤️




#reading #booksofinstagram #books #booklove #bookshelf #canadianliterature #canlit #plant #hedgehog #plantlife #arrival #nickmount #instabook #igreads #literature #essays #reviews #tbr


0

Amid all of the travelling and such that I have been doing, I have still been reading! I habe a few books on the go, but I am almost done this one. I love Crozier's visceral way of describing things. It has been a long time since I read her work and I am enjoying the return.
#lornacrozier #canadianliterature #poetry #canadianpoetry #canadianauthors #readforwomen #booklove #books #bibliophile


0

Happy Hump Day!
🍁
More of custom made merch! yay! So I ordered a set of The Blue Castle coasters from @mazzi_makes a couple of months ago and part of it went to @nina.and.her.books and part stayed with me (basically Nina has all the Blue Castle merch I have - it’s all fair and square 😂). Aren’t they ♥️♥️♥️?
🍁
Do you have any custom made merch?
🍁
#mazzi_makes #bookstagram #readersgonnaread #teenfiction #thebluecastle #lmmontgomery #candlegram #aniarecommends #customcandles #customcoasters #bookish #canadianauthor #canadianliterature


14

❝Better to die here in heaven than go back to hell.❞ (Sharon Bala)
.
It's hard to put my thoughts into words because this book resonated with me so strongly. It would be difficult to isolate my reading experience from my parent's history since this book focuses on characters leaving their home for Canada due to the Sri Lankan civil war conflict. Ever since I started reading, I have loved historical fiction and read many stories about conflicts around the world, especially the Holocaust and World War II. Yet I had never read a book about the Sri Lankan Civil War when I should have been more knowledgeable about it. Like Priya's family, my parents did not really talk about it much and I did not grow up immersed in Tamil culture. But this book had so many references that I picked up on which made it a distinctly special experience for me. The characters were imperfect and while sometimes frustrated me, I loved that it did not shy away from showing the reality of how different people respond to and think about certain situations.
.
I read this book over Canada Day weekend for the #readehthon 🇨🇦 and it was perfect timing because it showcased aspects I love about Canada along with its darker history, including Japanese internment camps. While this book is talking about past events, it was impossible not to draw parallels with the refugee crisis currently happening in the U.S., especially because the main character, Mahindan, is forcibly separated from his son while trying to claim refugee status. It is a reminder that there is so much that happened and continues to happen in our countries without us realizing until, or even if, there is a huge media storm about it. And sometimes we turn a blind eye or do not pay attention, as I must have done since my mother immediately knew what the title was referring to but I had not known and yet these refugees were still in detainment during the time of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics - which I certainly remember.
.
Fiction allows us to put ourselves in the shoes of people who do not get a chance to voice their story and hopefully, it can challenge our perspective. And sometimes it is as important to read a bit closer to home.


8

‘Everyone has to scratch on walls somewhere or they go crazy.’ This is the primarily the story of immigrants helping build Toronto in the early 1900s. It is the story of anarchists, bridge builders, a vanished millionaire and his mistress, a rescued nun and and a thief. But it is heartachingly beautiful love story at its centre that made the book so enchanting.


3

I read this in almost one sitting. Listening to the crashing waves on the beach at Irving Nature Park. Blew me away more forcefully than the wind did. An absolutely magnificent piece of literature about loss, grief, society, religion, love and drug smuggling in Nova Scotia. It is released across Canada by @penguincanada later this month. Read all about it in the next volume of @themaritimeedit. #thehourofthefox #kurtpalka #canadianliterature #themaritimeedit #maritimeedit #themaritimeeditmagazine #penguinbookscananda


1

‘Hell. This was my cue. I was meant to say, You know you ten times the woman she is, Lilah girl. You know fame’s coming you way any day now, it ain’t lost your address. But I ain’t said it. I don’t know, I guess mercy is a muscle like any other. You got to exercise it, or it just cramp right up.’

It took me a while to get into Esi Edugyan’s novel Half-Blood Blues but once I did I found it to be gripping. It tells the story of Sid, a young black jazz musician who gets caught up in the midst of the Nazi invasions of World War II.

Told retrospectively, Sid is forced to confront the truth about his friend Hiero’s disappearance and the role he played in it. Filled with smoky rooms, complicated friendships, race relations and the troubles of love, it examines our relationships with the past and the difficult necessity of facing the truth.

Edugyan won the Giller Prize with this novel and her follow up, Washington Black, is set to be released this fall. I’m definitely looking forward to getting myself a copy.

#halfbloodblues

#bookrecommendation

#canadianliterature


4

We have author Margaret Westlie at the Homestead today! Come meet her between 3 and 4 pm, hear about her books, and enjoy complimentary tea and cookies :)


1

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.” — Anne of Green Gables

What’s your favourite childhood book or classic?

For me, I’ve been pretty obsessed with #anneofgreengables for as long as I can remember. I used to watch the cartoon version when I was a kid and now I’m pretty in love with the recent adaptation #annewithane which I think is more of a reimagined version. I am also listening to the audiobooks and reading the biography of L.M Montgomery right now.


69

Trying to make the best out of a bad situation... But I'll be honest I haven't been this physically ill in a long time. Big cup of tea and a book to bring me out of my nap this morning. You know those naps where you feel like you got hit by a truck when you wake up? 😣 #literature #litmajor #lit #indigenousliterature #canadianliterature #themarrowthieves #cheriedimaline #bookaddict #bookworm #sickday #tea


4

Crackpot by Adele Wiseman is a remarkable Canadian novel about the fringes of Jewish society in Winnipeg in the mid twentieth century. Hoda, our protagonist, is a woman against the grain: she’s a sex worker, she’s poor, she’s Jewish, she’s uneducated, she’s fat, and she’s in Manitoba of all places. She’s also hilarious, loving, and a canny customer. Hoda’s life is never easy, but even when it’s impossible, Wiseman finds beauty in the dirt. Crackpot, published first in 1974, is a strange, difficult novel for sure, dense with religious and cultural allusions, and full of topics that many might find taboo: Wiseman manages to discuss incest, disability, poverty, sexual assault, genocide, and fringe religious concepts in one book. One scene in particular shocked and disgusted several people I know who read Crackpot, who felt that Wiseman was desperate to disturb a reader for cheap thrills. This is definitely not a novel for everyone, but it’s a strange read I’m grateful for. 📚


2

I’ve really enjoyed mixing the @myrcaward 2019 nominees into my summer reading... provides a great break in the adult fiction choices. This book is the first in a series focusing on Sebastian and Evie, two youngsters on some wild adventures, trying to find Evie’s grandfather. As an adult reader, I struggled a bit with the leaps in logic and surrealistic situations in which the characters found themselves. I can see the MG crowd really enjoying the pacing and escapades... and who doesn’t love a teeny pig 🐷 wearing a teeny hat 🎩?! Looking forward to getting the sequel soon!
🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪
#thedoorinthealley #theexplorerssociety #adriennekress #mglit #ireadmg #middlegradereads #myrca2019 #myrcasundogs #canadianauthor #canadianmglit #canadianliterature #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #ilovebooks #alwaysreading #canadianbookworm #yearlingbooks


0

Мир чудес, или Таинства всегда покупаются ценой невинности

Полностью прочесть статью можно по ссылке в шапке профиля

Что общего может быть между:

- религиозной сучкой, что ради святого дела пойдет на любую подлость,

- экзальтированным священником, замучившим своими представлениями о добродетели свою семью и малоумной падшей святой «блядницей»,

- Уховерткой, Упырем, Толстухой, Гермафродитом, Лилипутом-жонглером, Метателями ножей, Укротительницей змей, Безруким, что владеет каллиграфией посредством пальцев ног, Шпаго- и огнеглотателями, бородатыми женщинами,

- 10-летним мальчишкой, запертым по 20 часов в сутки в вонючем нутре механической куклы,

- гадалками, что дадут фору любому психологу с их ограниченным набором функций и многими-многими другими?

Общее между этими героями – изысканный, таинственный, великолепный… Великий Маг и непревзойденный Артист – Магнус Айзенгрим.

Убеленный сединами истинный аристократ от магии, он неотделим от собственного шоу, в котором нет места улыбке. Айзенгрим считает, что улыбка – это первый шаг к раболепству, призыв «Любите меня, приласкайте меня, погладьте меня по головке!», а это – главная болезнь развлекательного жанра современности.

Его шоу другое. Его зритель, желающий чему-то изумляться, чем-то восхищаться, получает и то и другое в избытке, а сам Айзенгрим не погнушается сравнить себя даже с самым ужасным человеком на планете:

- Гитлер, - рассуждает он, - сказал: удивляйтесь мне, восторгайтесь мной, я могу сделать то, что другие не могут и немцы сбежались к нему, сшибая друг друга с ног.

Так и зритель бежит на преставление Айзенгрима, а посмотрев его один раз, возвращается снова и снова.

Далее 👇 👇 👇 или в карусели 👉 👉

#РобертсонДэвис #ДэптфордскаяТрилогия #МирЧудес #книги #канадскаялитература #литератураКанады #тайна #магия #люди #роман #почитать #books RobertsonDavies #goodbooks #secret #novel #novels #WorldOfWonders #CanadianLiterature #reading #magic #writer #OlgaJuly


1

🇨🇦 #crosscountrycanlit Reading List:
🍁 British Columbia - Sheila Watson’s classic The Double Hook
🍁 Northwest Territories - Robert Kroetsch’s first book, But We Are Exiles
🍁 Alberta - O’Hagan’s Tay John, Kroetsch’s The Studhorse Man, and not to neglect the important contributions of Canada’s Indigenous authors, Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water
🍁 Saskatchewan - Two classics, W.O. Mitchell’s Who Has Seen the Wind? and Sinclair Ross’s As for Me and My House, read by generations of Canadian students (but not me!)
🍁 Manitoba - Martha Ostenso’s Wild Geese, which I know nothing about 🤷‍♂️
🍁 Ontario - I plan to spend a little more time back in my home province with Alice Munro’s first collection of stories, and Don Gillmor’s satire Mount Pleasant will take me back to one of my old haunts in Toronto
🍁 Quebec ⚜️ - For La Belle Province I’m going to tackle Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute (one of the few books with classic status in both English and French Canada) and Brian Moore’s Black Robe, about the Jesuit missions to the Huron
🍁 Nova Scotia - Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising (so I can finally rock out properly to The Tragically Hip’s “Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)”), about the Halifax explosion, and Alistair MacLeod’s much-lauded No Great Mischief
🍁 Newfoundland and Labrador - The epic of my adopted province, Wayne Johnston’s The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, on the subject of NL’s contentious entry into Confederation with Canada
🍁 Bonus - I’m throwing in Ondaatje’s Running in the Family to capture something like “the immigrant experience” or however you’d care to characterize it
.
.
I am skipping two provinces and two territories:
🍁 I’m already familiar with the Yukon’s best known literary output in Robert Service (legend) and Jack London (🇺🇸).
🍁 For PEI, I think you can’t really top Anne of Green Gables, which I read last year.
🍁I don’t currently have any literature from Nunavut on my radar, and certainly not on my shelf, so I’m giving it a pass with a soft intent to return to it later.
🍁 And New Brunswick, well, I guess I should read David Adams Richards, but I don’t have anything by him (yet). I’ll get back to him.
.
Any thoughts on any of these?


16

🇨🇦 I’m going Cross Country CanLit 🇨🇦
.
I was looking at my bookshelves recently and lamenting how little Canadian literature I’ve read. I’ve also noticed the paucity of Canadian content on #bookstagram (except Ondaatje’s Golden Booker-winning English Patient, which has been eeeeeverywhere). There’s more to the Great White North than Atwood and Ondaatje. Their literary compatriots certainly deserve more love, and if Canadians don’t give it, no one will. So I’ve decided to rectify both errors and become a CanLit evangelist. I plan to read my way “A Mari usque ad Mare”, starting in beautiful British Columbia and making my way to my current home in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and I hope that something good happens along the way. See next post for the reading list, if you’re curious.
.
Tell me what you think about CanLit (if you ever thought of it at all). What are some of your favourite Canadian books or authors? 🍁
.
#canlit #canadianliterature #canada #canadian #mapleleafs #leafsnotleaves #crosscountrycanada #crosscountrycanlit #books #reading #book #read #bookworm #bookstagrammer #bookclub #greatwhitenorth #roadtrip #reader #amariusqueadmare


13

Finished #anneofgreengables and now on to #anneofavonlea I do love these books!! Listening to them on my #overdriveapp makes it even better!! #lmmontgomery #literature #canadianliterature #anneshirley #redhead #books #booklover #classics #classicbooks #independentwoman


0

On Saturday I attended Lakefield Literary Festival for the Writing Craft Talk by Canadian author Michael Redhill. Mr. Redhill’s theme was “A Novel Lecture,” which covers the novel as an art form, throughout history, what makes great writing, and information about his new novel "Bellevue Square." Gotta say, it was pretty awesome getting to meet the author of a book I had literally just finished reading hours before. Check out my review of "Bellevue Square" and experience at the Writing Craft Talk in my latest blog post [the link is in my Instagram bio].
.
.
.
.
#BellevueSquare #MichaelRedhill #GillerPrize #ScotiabankGillerPrize #LakefieldCollege #Lakefield #LakefieldLiteraryFestival #LakefieldCollegeSchool #Suspense #Mystery #Toronto #KensingtonMarket #CanLit #CanadianLiterature #canadianbookstagram #canadianbooks #canadianbookworm #canadianbookblogger #bookreview #bookrecommendation #booksuggestion #bookdragon #bookworm #pageturner #bookphoto #lovetoread


2

House of Rougeaux is an inspiring summer read; a family saga about escaping slavery, overcoming the obstacles of Jim Crow and entrenched racism, and ending up in that glorious Trump-free north, Canada. For the first time the ebook will be on sale this Friday the 20th. Check out what Lit Hub called "an excellent addition to historical novels..."
#hisfic
#canadianliterature
#historicalfiction
#summerreading
#rougeaux
#bookpromo
#slavery
#familysaga
#bookaholic
#bookstagram
#booklover
#canadianauthor


1

A signed copy of Meet Me At Dreamlight by Toronto author Nina V. Rye is waiting st a Starbucks in Milton! 💚 📚About the book:
"Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing. 📚

#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairies #readthenorth #dreamlightbook #ninavrye #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #toronto #ontario #readmorebooks #readmore #bookworm #booklover #lovetoread #readingisourfavourite #readers #instabook #bookstagram #sharebooks #bookjoy #bookish


1

A signed copy of Meet Me At Dreamlight by Toronto author Nina V. Rye is waiting st a Starbucks in Milton! 💚 📚About the book:
"Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing. 📚

#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairies #readthenorth #dreamlightbook #ninavrye #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #toronto #ontario #readmorebooks #readmore #bookworm #booklover #lovetoread #readingisourfavourite #readers #instabook #bookstagram #sharebooks #bookjoy #bookish


1

Une fée 🧚🏼‍♀️ qui passait par La Grane Bibliothèque de Montréal a déposé une copie signée du livre Meet Me At Dreamlight de Nina V. Rye! 💚
.
📚About the book:
“Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing
🇨🇦
#ibelieveinbookfaries #jedeposedeslivres #letedesfees #bookfairiesquebec #bookfairiesworldwide #bookfairiescanada #readthenorth #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #fernie #explorebc #poetry #poetrybook
#bookfairy #lovetoread #fortheloveofreading #readers #instabook #bookstagram #sharebooks #bookjoy #ninavrye #meetmeatdreamlight #montreal #mtlmoments #514 #mtl


2

Aujourd'hui, je suis très heureuse de pouvoir partager avec vous mon amour (si, si) pour Margaret Atwood sur le blog de @lectures_gourmandes
Elle a lancé une super série : "Cette autrice et moi" qui va vous donner envie de lire/découvrir des tas d'auteures !
Après @pages_versicolores qui nous a parlé avec passion de Joyce Carol Oates (que j'ai du coup remis dans ma liste de lectures estivales 😊) je me lance avec Margaret Atwood.
Un immense merci Camille pour cette idée généreuse et tes questions stimulantes !
.
.
.
#cetteautriceetmoi #womenvoices #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookstagram #booklover #instalivre #margaretatwood #novel #poetry #canadianliterature #surfacing #fairesurface #virago #books #bookstagrammer #booktography #booksaremylife #igbooks #igreads


3

Vocês já imaginaram a vida em uma sociedade que deixou-se controlar pela religião e não reconhece mais liberdades individuais e direitos humanos? Ofred sabe bem o que é isso.
.
Esse nem mesmo é seu nome legítimo, mas sim o que recebeu quando foi contratada como Aia de uma grande autoridade do Estado de Gilead, república construída com base no cristianismo fundamentalista. .
Em um lugar onde a maioria das pessoas tornou-se estéril por conta da radiação, as Aias são as poucas mulheres férteis que restam. Elas são escravizadas e seus úteros utilizados por membros do alto escalão do governo para dar prosseguimento ao “crescei e multiplicai-vos” da Bíblia. .
Por meio de suas próprias vivências, Ofred narra como a humanidade regrediu até este ponto e todas as restrições impostas às mulheres, que tiveram seus direitos ainda mais restritos nesse novo panorama. Algumas partes dão uma certa agonia por sugerirem o que pode acontecer caso o totalitarismo tome conta do mundo - e faz as situações do livro parecerem bem plausíveis. É certamente um livro maravilhoso, que nos faz refletir sobre o mundo em que vivemos e que rumos ele pode tomar - e como a nossa passividade e medo de lutar podem destruir nosso futuro .
⭐️ Nota: 100000/5
#review #resenha #thehandmaidstale #ocontodaaia #margaretatwood #americanliterature #bookreview #resenhadelivro #booklover #bookaddict #bookstagram #literaturice #canadianliterature #literaturice #literatura #literature


2

Book fairies Saskatchewan is back. 💚 This weekend book fairies across Canada are hiding a signed copy of MEET ME AT DREAMLIGHT by Canadian author Nina V. Rye. This poetry book is waiting Starbucks located at Chapters. Hurry down before it’s gone. 💚📚💚
#dreamlightbook .
.
📚About the book:
"Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing. .
.
.
#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairiessaskatchewan #bookfairiesworldwide #bookfairiescanada #saskatchewan #regina #reginasaskatchewan #bookstagram #bookfairiesregina #mustread #bibliophile #lovereading
#readthenorth #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #readmorebooks #readmore  #bookworm #booklover #lovetoread #poetry #poems #yqr #ninavrye #meetmeatdreamlight


0

This signed copy of Meet Me At Dreamlight by Toronto author Nina V. Rye is waiting at the York Mills Starbucks! 💚
.
📚About the book:
"Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing. 📚

#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairies #readthenorth #dreamlightbook #ninavrye #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #toronto #ontario #readmorebooks #readmore #bookworm #booklover #lovetoread #readingisourfavourite #readers #instabook #bookstagram #sharebooks #bookjoy #bookish


0

“Mahler put the word schwer beside certain passages in his musical scores. Meaning ‘difficult.’ ‘Heavy.’ We were told this at some point by The Moth, as if it was a warning. He said we needed to prepare for such moments in order to deal with them efficiently, in case we suddenly had to take control of our wits. Those times exist for all of us, he kept saying.”
#Warlight by #MichaelOndaatje
@penguinrandomca
I’m on a bit of a reading binge this weekend - too many library books and not enough time. I loved the slow pace of this book and Ondaatje’s writing was beautiful as always. .
.
.
.
#canadianlit #canadianreads #canadianauthor #canadianliterature #bookstagram #bookquotes #bookcover #bookish #weekendreading #librarybooks


1

have u read this renowned dystopian novel from canadian journalist #omarelakkad ? #penguinrandomhouse #canadianliterature


3

#Repost @bookfairies_can (@get_repost)
・・・
This signed copy of Meet Me At Dreamlight by Toronto author Nina V. Rye is waiting at the York Mills Starbucks! 💚
.
📚About the book:
"Meet me at dreamlight" is an act of self-reflection, delivered in the format of prose poetry collection. Divided into four parts, it contains poems about nightmares, love, life, mental illness, and, of course, writing. 📚
#ibelieveinbookfairies #bookfairy #bookfairies #readthenorth #dreamlightbook #ninavrye #canadian #canadianauthor #canadianbook #canadianliterature #toronto #ontario #readmorebooks #readmore #bookworm #booklover #lovetoread #readingisourfavourite #readers #instabook #bookstagram #sharebooks #bookjoy #bookish


0

Local writer Steve Heighton won the Governor General's Award for this poetry selection! #ygk #bookstagram #canlit #canadianliterature #ygkwriters #stevenheighton


0