Jane Urquhart

“Of all national assets archives are the most precious; they are the gift of one generation to another and the extent of our care of them marks the extent of our civilization.” Arthur Doughty, Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Records, 1904-1935 What’s the use of having a gloriously stocked library if no one is […]

The New Quarterly and Canadian Notes and Queries collaborating on a response to The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories How ironic that John Metcalf in his CNQ essay ‘Thinking about Penguins’, would call out Jane Urquhart’s inability to weigh relative merit; say of The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories “[it] flatly does not […]

Literary Tourists are a hard breed to define. Some like to visit places that appear in novels, others to walk along the footpaths that inspired great poems. Some go on pilgrimages to honour their favorite authors. Others seek out the book itself. They go to rare book libraries and antiquarian bookstores, thrilling to the touch […]