“Recognition and Revelation”: The Essays of Margaret Laurence, edited by Nora Foster Stovel, including fifty essays by Laurence, is currently being prepared for possible publication in a print version by the University of Alberta Press. This is one the remaining gap in Laurence’s oeuvre, as—apart from her nineteen travel essays collected in Heart of a Stranger, originally published in 1975 and republished by the University of Alberta Press, edited by Nora Foster Stovel, in 2003—Laurence’s essays have never been collected, and some have never been published.
It is hoped that the print edition will be followed by an electronic edition that will include the fifty essays, plus fifty book reviews by Laurence and several speeches, convocation addresses, and tributes to Canadian literary figures such as Malcolm Ross, Clara Thomas, Marian Engel, Lois Wilson, Hubert Evans, and W.L. Morton—most of which speeches have never before been published. Nora Stovel and Susan Brown, project leader of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, hope that CWRC may be involved in the electronic edition.
Nora Foster Stovel
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