Founded in 1991, the Literary Review of Canada publishes ten times a year, in print and online.

October 2014


  • The (Other) October Crisis

    A review of The Night Canada Stood Still: How the 1995 Quebec Referendum Nearly Cost Us Our Country, by Robert Wright
  • The Limits of the TRC

    A review of Truth and Indignation: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools, by Ronald Niezen
  • Pretty Mean City

    A review of Toronto: Biography of a City, by Allan Levine
  • What Turns Us On

    A review of Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe, by Jim Davies
  • Self-Discovery in a Canoe

    A review of Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, by Jennifer Kingsley
  • Climbing Down from Vimy Ridge

    A review of The Greatest Victory: Canada’s One Hundred Days, 1918, by J.L. Granatstein
  • Old Ideas of Air Travel

    A poem
  • Nothing Is Small

    A poem
  • Beautiful Inmate

    A poem
  • Segovia

    A poem
  • When Multiculturalism Fell into the Sea

    A review of The Ever After of Ashwin Rao, by Padma Viswanathan
  • Of Music and Espionage

    A review of Us Conductors, by Sean Michaels
  • The Perennial Temptation

    A review of On Fracking, by C. Alexia Lane, and Groundswell: The Case for Fracking, by Ezra Levant
  • A Larger Role for Unions

    A review of Unions Matter: Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality and Social Justice, edited by Matthew Behrens
  • The Boss-Employee Two-Step

    A review of After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century, by Tom Malleson
  • The Clever Science of Commerce

    A review of Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670–1870, by Ted Binnema
  • Letters and Responses

    Katherine Fierlbeck, Janet E. Smith, Joel and Ian Gold, Nick Mount, Antanas Sileika, Iain Gow

Cover art and pictures throughout the issue by Oleg Portnoy.

Oleg Portnoy is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer from Toronto. His illustrations have received recognition from American Illustration, Society of Illustrators West, 3X3 Illustration, CMYK Magazine and Creative Quarterly.