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The December 2009 LRC

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The December 2009 LRC

The latest issue of the Literary Review of Canada (LRC) is online and in stores. This month's online originals from the LRC are essays by Myrna Kostash, Doug Saunders and Robert L. Evans. The print copy of the LRC also features smart and interesting articles and reviews. Keep reading for details.

From our friends at the LRC:

The LRC online:

Award-winning author MYRNA KOSTASH examines the Holodomor, the desperate famine in the 1930s that killed somewhere between 3.5 and 7 million Ukrainians during Stalin's rule. Read her surprising answer to answer the question: Was it genocide or reckless indifference?

http://reviewcanada.ca/essays/2009/12/01/genocide-or-a-vast-tragedy/

DOUG SAUNDERS, the Globe and Mail's European correspondent, considers the future of the American greenback: long the world's reserve currency, speculation has been brewing that the US dollar is about to be swamped by the Euro, the Yuan, gold, or the esoteric International Monetary Fund SDRs (Special Drawing Rights).

http://reviewcanada.ca/reviews/2009/12/01/the-not-so-mighty-dollar/

Just in time for Copenhagen, ROBERT L. EVANS, author of Refueling Our Future, offers “real world solutions” for climate change, arguing that electric power could save the world.

http://reviewcanada.ca/essays/2009/12/01/rewiring-our-future/

Print-only articles: 

Spies Among Us
ANDREA MANDEL-CAMPBELL on Nest of Spies: The Startling Truth about Foreign Agents at Work within Canada's Borders, by Fabrice de Pierrebourg and Michel Juneau-Katsuya, translated by Ray Conlogue

Success in the Slums?
SALEM ALATON on Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities are Changing the World, by Jeb Brugmann

Humanist Conspiracy
MICHAEL W. HIGGINS on A Sudden Terror: The Plot to Murder the Pope in Renaissance Rome, by Anthony F. D'Elia

Haunted Legacy
ANTHONY FUREY on Wajdi Mouawad's Tideline, translated by Shelley Tepperman, and Scorched, by Linda Gaboriau

Grief Transformed
DANA HANSEN on February, by Lisa Moore

Classical Genius
THOMAS M. ROBINSON on The Golden Mean, by Annabel Lyon

The Snowbird's Story
JACK MACANDREW on All of Me, by Anne Murray, with Michael Posner

Why Did He Do It?
JOHN FRASER on Egg on Mao: The Story of an Ordinary Man Who Defaced an Icon and Unmasked a Dictatorship, by Denise Chong
 
Troubled Brilliance
DENNIS REID on Bringing Art to Life: A Biography of Alan Jarvis, by Andrew Horrall

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