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Acadia

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A former French colony established in 1604 in the territory now forming Nova Scotia in Canada, ceded to Britain in 1763.

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Antoine Gérin-Lajoie

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(1824–82), journalist, writer, lawyer, and public servant, born at Yamachiche, Lower Canada.

As a student at Nicolet College he wrote the poem ‘Un Canadien errant’ (1842) and Le...

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As for Me and My House

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This 1941 novel by Sinclair Ross (1908–96) vividly describes living through the Depression on the Prairies. There is no better fictional account of the desolation that descended on this...

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British Columbia

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Canada's westernmost province is a mosaic of diverse landscapes noted for its spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountains, pocket deserts, coastal rainforest, and scenic rivers. While 46...

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Canadian Authors' Association

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A national body headquartered in southern Ontario, the caa has 12 branches across Canada and is affiliated with the Société des écrivains canadiens. Approximately 100 authors first convened...

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Confederation poets

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Since the publication of Malcolm Ross's influential anthology Poets of the Confederation (1960)—with selections from the poetry of Charles G. D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman,...

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C.P. Stacey

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(1906–89).

Charles Perry Stacey was born in Toronto, Ontario, and educated at the University of Toronto (B.A., 1927), Oxford University (B.A., 1929), and Princeton University...

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école littéraire de Montréal

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This was a literary society founded in 1895 by Jean Charbonneau and a few young friends who shared a concern for the state of the French language in Quebec, and ...

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Eugene Forsey

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(1904–91).

Born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, he attended McGill University, Montreal, and Oxford University, where, as a Rhodes scholar, he studied philosophy, economics, and...

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Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie

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Narrative poem in unrhymed English hexameters, by Longfellow, published in 1847. Material was drawn from works by T. C. Haliburton, Schoolcraft, and possibly Chateaubriand, while Goethe's...

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