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LETTERS IN CANADA: 1939 Edited by A. S. P. WOODHOUSE THIS year it has at last been found possible to dispense with the division of "Letters in Canada" into two parts and present the whole in the April issue. There has been no curtailment in the essays: four (I, II, HI, and VI) go to English-Canadian letters, and two (IV and V) to French-Canadian and New-Canadian respectively . The lists of publications are presented separately, as before, but with two or three minor omissions of works remote from literature, such as handboks, school text-books, and some anonymous government publications. In List VIlA, Scholarship, Canadian Fields, a system of group entry under the leading journals' and annual volumes has been adopted, so as to put on record the names of the chief contributors without duplicating the information contained in the quarterly bibliographies of the Canadian Historical Rcuiew and the Canadian Journal oj Economics and Political Science; to these the reader is referred for more detail. In all lists one improvement has been effected: all periods within entries have _been avoided, and bibliographical and other information, not forming part of the title, has been enclosed in brackets, with the result that the titles of works stand out more clearly. 1t is too early as yet to predict the effect of the war on Canadian letters. It would seem markedly to have reduced the number of plays written and performed in 1939. In other departments no such reduction is apparent. But, as is natural, attention has in measure shifted to the war as a subject (see List VIF (a) War). Since the last publication of "Letters in Canada," the Dominion, and not least Canadian literature, has suffered a severe loss in the death of the Governor-General. We hope to include a memorial article on Lord Tweedsrnuir in the July issue of the QUARTERLY, Meanwhile, it is fit6ng to record our gratitude for the interest which he expressed, year by year, in "Letters in Canada", and for the strong encouragement which he gave. There remains only the pleasant duty of thanking those who have in various ways aided in the preparation of the present survey. They include, besides Miss Ewart and her staff in the General Editorial Office of the University Press, the officials of the University Library; Miss Florence B. Murray of the Reference Depart282 LETTERS IN CANADA: 1939 Edited by A. S. P. WOODHOUSE THIS year it has at last been found possible to dispense with the division of "Letters in Canada" into two parts and present the whole in the April issue. There has been no curtailment in the essays: four (I, II, HI, and VI) go to English-Canadian letters, and two (IV and V) to French-Canadian and New-Canadian respectively . The lists of publications are presented separately, as before, but with two or three minor omissions of works remote from literature, such as handboks, school text-books, and some anonymous government publications. In List VIlA, Scholarship, Canadian Fields, a system of group entry under the leading journals' and annual volumes has been adopted, so as to put on record the names of the chief contributors without duplicating the information contained in the quarterly bibliographies of the Canadian Historical Rcuiew and the Canadian Journal oj Economics and Political Science; to these the reader is referred for more detail. In all lists one improvement has been effected: all periods within entries have _been avoided, and bibliographical and other information, not forming part of the title, has been enclosed in brackets, with the result that the titles of works stand out more clearly. 1t is too early as yet to predict the effect of the war on Canadian letters. It would seem markedly to have reduced the number of plays written and performed in 1939. In other departments no such reduction is apparent. But, as is natural, attention has in measure shifted to the war as a subject (see List VIF (a) War). Since the last publication of "Letters in Canada," the Dominion, and not least Canadian literature, has suffered a severe loss in the death of the Governor-General. We hope to include a memorial article...

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ISSN
1712-5278
Print ISSN
0042-0247
Pages
pp. 282-283
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-01
Open Access
No
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