The Best Canadian Essays 2018

The Best Canadian Essays 2018

by Christopher Doda, Mark Kingwell


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Featuring trusted series editor Christopher Doda and acclaimed guest editor Mark Kingwell, this tenth installment of Canada's annual volume of essays showcases diverse nonfiction writing from across the country. Culled from leading Canadian magazines and journals, Best Canadian Essays 2018 contains award-winning and award-nominated nonfiction articles that are topical and engaging and have their finger on the pulse of our contemporary psyches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988040455
Publisher: Tightrope Books, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Series: Best Canadian Essays in English Series
Edition description: None
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christopher Doda , (Editor), Toronto, Ontario (Canada) - Christopher Doda is a poet, editor, and critic living in Toronto. He is the author of three books of poetry, Among Ruins, Aesthetics Lesson, and Glutton for Punishment: Hard Core Glosas. His award-winning nonfiction has appeared in journals across Canada and he was on the editorial board of Exile Editions for over ten years.

Mark Kingwell is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine, and has written for publications ranging from Adbusters and the New York Times to the Journal of Philosophy and Auto Racing Digest. Among his books of political and cultural theory are the national best-sellers Better Living, The World We Want, and Concrete Reveries. His most recent book is Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters.

Table of Contents

Preface Christopher Doda viii

Introduction Mark Kingwell xiii

The Future Is the Period at the End of a Sentence Peter Babiak 1

Make It Dangerous Rob Benvie 11

Truth, Lies and Alt-Facts: the Syrian Civil War Daniel Glassman 22

Runner's High Annabel Howard 33

This Is a Love Story Michelle Kaeser 48

Surfacing Resurfaces Emily M. Keeler 75

This American Carnage Stephen Marche 83

Homeland for the Holidays Omar Mouallem 97

Head Games Brett Popplewell 108

The New Dissent Andrew Potter 132

Lend Me Your Ears: a Border Crossing in Three Acts Kevin Shaw 144

Post-Heroism? Richard Teleky 155

Stuck in the Moment Clive Thompson 164

Roller Coaster Ride Conan Tobias 170

A Moral Place in the World Meeka Walsh 181

The Good Wife Samra Zafar 188

Poetry and Meaninglessness Jan Zwicky 201

Contributors' Biographies 247

Permission Acknowledgements 250

Editors' Biographies 252

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