Books published by House of Anansi Press

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Should We Tax the Rich More?

House of Anansi Press | October 11, 2013 | 104 pages
As middle-class incomes stagnate in advanced economies while the rich experience record income gains, the 11th semi-annual Munk Debate pits wealth redistribution supporters Paul Krugman and George Papandreou, against Newt Gingrich and Arthur Laffer to debate taxation — should the rich pay more?... More Info

No Pain Like This Body

House of Anansi Press | October 15, 2013 | 160 pages
The A List edition of Harold Sonny Ladoo's enduring novel, a raw, unsentimental story of life in a small Caribbean community. Set in the Eastern Caribbean at the beginning of the twentieth century, No Pain Like this Body describes the perilous existence of a poor rice-growing family during the... More Info

This All Happened

House of Anansi Press | August 3, 2013 | 288 pages
The A List edition of Michael Winter's brilliant fictional memoir, This All Happened depicts one man's descent from love to fury over a calendar year. Featuring an introduction by Lisa Moore. In this journal-a-clef, we are exposed to the kernel of truth that exists in each day. Told from the... More Info

Alden Nowlan Selected Poems

House of Anansi Press | August 3, 2013 | 174 pages
The best of beloved poet Alden Nowlan's explicitly honest, direct, and insightful poetry. Now featuring an introduction by Susan Musgrave Alden Nowlan, one of Canada's finest and most influential poets, died in 1983. He leaves a rich legacy of poetry that is accessible yet profound, and that speaks... More Info

Ana Historic

House of Anansi Press | October 15, 2013 | 168 pages
A classic of Canadian literature, here is the A List edition of Daphne Marlatt's utterly original novel about rescuing a forgotten woman from obscurity Ana Historic is the story of Mrs. Richards, a woman of no history, who appears briefly in 1873 in the civic archives of Vancouver. It is also the... More Info
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The Griffin Poetry Prize 2013 Anthology: A Selection of the Shortlist

House of Anansi Press | June 11, 2013 | 128 pages
The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry. Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this... More Info
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1996

House of Anansi Press | April 9, 2013 | 88 pages
Sara Peters' visionary debut collection is a book about obsessions — about desire, violence, sex, beauty, and cruelty, about how they lace through our days, leaving us changed. In these startling poems of mystery and terror, we meet remarkable characters enduring unspeakable things, confronting... More Info
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Under the Keel

House of Anansi Press | April 9, 2013 | 96 pages
Michael Crummey's first collection in a decade has something for everyone: Love and marriage and airport grief; how not to get laid in a Newfoundland mining town; total immersion baptism; the grand machinery of decay; migrant music and invisible crowns and mortifying engagements with babysitters;... More Info

The Truth About Luck

House of Anansi Press | May 14, 2013 | 288 pages
In The Truth about Luck, Iain Reid, author of the highly popular coming-of-age memoir One Bird's Choice, accompanies his grandmother on a five-day vacation ? which turns out to be a "staycation" at his basement apartment in Kingston. While the twenty-eight-year-old writer is at the beginning of his... More Info

The Truth about Stories

House of Anansi Press | June 23, 2017 | 172 pages
Winner of the 2003 Trillium Book Award "Stories are wondrous things," award-winning author and scholar Thomas King declares in his 2003 CBC Massey Lectures. "And they are dangerous." Beginning with a traditional Native oral story, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and... More Info

Is Work Killing You?

House of Anansi Press | April 9, 2013 | 256 pages
From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the definitive guide to treating ? and eliminating ? excessive stress in the workplace. Dr. David Posen, a popular speaker and a leading expert on stress mastery, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout... More Info
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Nostalgia for the Absolute

House of Anansi Press | March 1, 1997 | 61 pages
The decline of formal religious systems has left a moral and emotional emptiness in Western culture. George Steiner, internationally renowned thinker and scholar, pursues this and examines the alternative "mythologies" of Marxism, Freudian psychology, Lévi-Straussian anthropology, and fads of... More Info

Winter

House of Anansi Press | September 30, 2011 | 288 pages
"This year's CBC Massey Lectures celebrates fifty years with bestselling author, essayist, cultural observer, and famed New Yorker contributor Adam Gopnik, whose subject is winter -- the season, the space, the cycle. Gopnik takes us on an intimate tour of the artists, poets, composers, writers,... More Info

Life's little difficulties

House of Anansi Press | June 23, 2017 | 155 pages
Terry, a doting father who consults the I Ching daily, and Carmen, his waitress wife, raise their baby son Etienne and struggle to understand the meaning of life. Original.  More Info

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 152 pages
The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition... More Info

The Circle Game

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 96 pages
The appearance of Margaret Atwood's first major collection of poetry marked the beginning of a truly outstanding career in Canadian and international letters. The voice in these poems is as witty, vulnerable, direct, and incisive as we've come to know in later works, such as Power Politics, Bodily... More Info

Poems for All the Annettes

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 104 pages
Originally published by Contact Press in 1962, then later by House of Anansi in 1967, and again in a revised, expanded edition in 1972, Poems for All the Annettes stands as one of the essential documents of the great Al Purdy's career. So many beloved poems are here?"At Roblin Lake," "At the Quinte... More Info

Five Legs

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 244 pages
First published by Anansi in 1969, Five Legs was a breakthrough for Canadian experimental fiction, selling 1,000 copies in its first week. At the time Scott Symons wrote that "Five Legs has more potent writing in it, page for page, than any other young Canadian novel that I can think of." Or indeed... More Info

The Selected Short Fiction of Lisa Moore

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 296 pages
Lisa Moore's stories are bright, emotionally engaging, tangible. She marks out the precious moments of her characters' lives against deceptively commonplace backdrops — a St. John's hospital cafeteria lit only by the lights in the snack machines; a half-built house "like a rib cage around a... More Info

Kamouraska

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 232 pages
A classic of Canadian literature by the great Quebecoise writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Quebec. It paints a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d'Aulnieres: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska; his violent murder;... More Info

Survival

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 328 pages
When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent,... More Info
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Civil Elegies

House of Anansi Press | March 12, 2013 | 64 pages
Civil Elegies is Dennis Lee's uncompromising exploration of citizenship, both Canadian and human. Eli Mandel has called Civil Elegies one of the most important contemporary books of poetry in our country. It was the winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry in 1972. This edition... More Info

Has the European Experiment Failed?

House of Anansi Press | December 11, 2012 | 112 pages
In the sweep of human history, the European Union stands out as one of humankind's most ambitious endeavors. It encompasses half a billion people, twenty-seven member states, twenty-three languages, and an economy valued at over $15 trillion. Modern Europe's stunning achievements aside, its... More Info

Holding still for as long as possible

House of Anansi Press | August 10, 2009 | 301 pages
Three twenty-five-years-olds - two women and a man - who grew up on anti-anxiety meds and who now spend their time text-messaging each other truncated emotional reactions to events they cannot control or even comprehend. A portrait of life in the seedy but gentrifying Toronto neighbourhood of... More Info