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Canadian Literatures in English

Canadian Literatures in English

Special Collections has a strong selection of literary works written or published in Canadian, or works published elsewhere that feature Canadian authors. Works may take the form of short fiction, novels, autobiography or memoir, biography, poetry, drama, or creative non-fiction. These holdings are predominantly written in English, although we have a variety of works written by Québecois authors. Authors may be Indigenous or settlers. 

in the 1970s, Special Collections began collecting the archives of Canadian writers. Book and archival holdings complement one another. To explore literary archives, see our archival database. 

Many authors collected in Special Collections are also present in the library's circulating collection. 


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