Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Making It Real by Robert Lecker

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Making It Real by Robert Lecker

House of Anansi Press, 1995

An accessible, provocative, and insightful critique of the formation and manipulation of literary taste and the literary canon in English Canada: “Canada matters; Canadian literature matters; critical activity in the field of Canadian literature has a cultural function, social responsibility, historical relevance.” (The Paradox of Meaning, Moss on Lecker, 1999). At a time when thoughtless and uninformed people have lost sight of the very existence of Canadian culture or deny its significance, Lecker provides a convincing rebuttal, more important now than when he published it, fifteen years ago.