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By Tightrope Books | September 17th, 2009 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Steve Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, takes on Barbara Kay in an analysis of the current state of CanLit in the National Post.


At first glance I was inclined to laugh off Barbara Kay’s recent bloviations (Unreadably Canadian, July 15, and Dying in Beauty, September 9) on the quality of Lisa Moore’s novel February and the state of Canadian literature. I don’t normally take seriously the opinion of someone who wrote a thousand words on a book they hadn’t read, and then another thousand after skimming five.

Read the rest here: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/09/17/steven-galloway-proud-of-canlit.aspx

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