This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||My Discovery of the West. A Discussion of East and West in Canada|
|Tags:||Canadiana, Governor General's Literary Award, humour, non-fiction, travel, Canadian wit and humour|
Leacock's entertaining and instructive account of an extended lecture tour he made in Western Canada. Winner of the 1937 Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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