A VERY LARGE SOUL: SELECTED LETTERS FROM MARGARET LAURENCE TO CANADIAN WRITERS
EDITED BY J.A. WAINWRIGHT
They could be the two high priestesses of the CanLit tribe.
Contemporaries, colleagues, and most of all friends, Margaret Laurence and Adele Wiseman were two of the original members of what they called "the tribe" -- Canadian writers who shared the twin goals of writing about our national landscape and supporting each other in the process.
These two books show just how widespread that tribe was. Laurence's voluminous correspondence is highlighted in A Very Large Soul, a collection of letters spanning nearly …