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Recommended Reading: When Words Deny the World by Stephen Henighan

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Recommended Reading: When Words Deny the World by Stephen Henighan

The Porcupine’s Quill, 2002

When Words Deny the World is a compelling report from the front lines of Canadian writing. Engagingly written but highly controversial, `Words' joyfully slaughters the reputations of Timothy Findley, Barbara Gowdy, Anne Michaels, Carol Shields, Michael Ondaatje, the Giller Prize, and the Globe and Mail bestseller list.

In a series of maverick essays, fiction writer and literary journalist Stephen Henighan takes on the decade of the 1990s, when Canadian writing became, before all else, a commercial enterprise. Where most commentators have disregarded the impact of globalization on the way Canadians write and publish, Henighan makes this his central concern.

From the catalogue. Read more about When Words Deny the World at The Porcupine's Quill website.