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Talonbooks is pleased to announce the launch for a redesigned new edition of The Battle of Batoche: British Small Warfare and the Entrenched Métis on October 30, 2012 at 7pm at Audrey’s Books in Edmonton.
The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. After Batoche, everything changed for the Métis people and for Canada as well, especially in Quebec. The battle decided the future for the Métis people – mixed Cree or Anishinaabe and Scottish or French ancestry who populated the Red River region known today as modern Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota.
Recent historiography, in particular, on Métis and First Nations involvement, including the role of women and children, is incorporated into the text and notes and bibliography are updated. This new edition also includes a foreword by Jean Teillet, great-grandniece of Louis Riel.
Literature from and about the prairies has continually enriched Canada’s cultural landscape. Today on Meta-Talon we explore a few Talon books whose beautiful work offers entrances to the prairie region and its sensibilities, whether through language and metaphor or unique takes on important but too-often forgotten historical moments.Thursday December 12, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Adeena Karasick was recently interviewed by Megan Yetman of Ontario College of Art and Design University. The excerpts from this interview that appear on Meta-Talon today – in which Karasick discusses This Poem and propounds ideas about pop culture, Derrida, print vs. new media, and the future of publishing – are published with permission from NIX Magazine, the first issue of which will be available in January.Thursday December 5, 2013 in Meta-Talon
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.
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