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A Call for Cultural Symbiosis
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2005
In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri Talvet, investigates the role of culture in the postmodern world. Against the large background of historical values in western and world culture, Talvet inveighs against monologues and grand narratives launched by Western centers, envisaging instead a cultural...
A Dive into My Essence
Claude Péloquin, Michel Albert, Jennifer Sullivan
1990
This collection of prose pieces expressing the creative life of the enfant terrible of Quebecois literature represents one man's self-exploration of his life and writing. Translated from the original French version, Une plongée dans mon essentiel, published by Guernica in 1985, it is the first time Peloquin's work appears in English.
A Small Map of Experience: Reflections & Aphorisms
A Small Map of Experience
Reflections & Aphorisms
Leonidas Donskis, Karla Gruodis
2013
To entail, scan and embrace more knowledge of what is and what ought to be done in fewer words -- to make a statement as short, concise, terse and pithy as possible while rendering the sights it opens as vast as possible -- is the principal intention of the practitioners...
Accidental Genius: The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Accidental Genius
The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Keith Garebian
2015
Using many right-wing extremists in North America (which means, in effect, weird Republicans), Garebian takes well-known utterances of egregious political, social, and cultural atrocity and presents them as if they were modern poems deserving of serious academic consideration. The intent is to deflate by inflating them in mock-serious fashion. So,...
Adele Wiseman: Essays on Her Works
Adele Wiseman
Essays on Her Works
Ruth Panofsky
2001
This collection of essays details the complexity and diversity of author Adele Wiseman. Writing in several different genres, from children's books to plays and essays, Wiseman became one of the most renowned Canadian authors and won Canada's Governor General's award for her first novel, The Sacrifice. With the success of...
Adjacencies: Minority Writings in Canada
Adjacencies
Minority Writings in Canada
Domenic Beneventi, Licia Canton, Lianne Moyes
2004
These essays, written by scholars from across the country, "engage directly with the ambiguities and difficulties associated with the term 'minority writing'" - Sherry Simon. They do so by addressing the many ways in which minority writers not only create a sense of community and ethnic specificity but also open...
Africadian Atlantic: Essays on George Elliott Clarke
Africadian Atlantic
Essays on George Elliott Clarke
Joseph Pivato
2012
This collection features essays on Nova Scotia-born poet, playwright and literary critic George Elliott Clarke. Instrumental in promoting the writing of Canadian writers of African descent, Clarke's work has won awards including the Governor General's Award for poetry, a National Magazine Gold Medal Award for Poetry, the prestigious Trudeau Fellowship...
Al Purdy: Essays on His Works
Al Purdy
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
2002
Al Purdy struggled initially as a poet, yet persevered and thrived along with his burgeoning Canadian culture. This collection of essays mixes literary appreciation with qualification, portraying Purdy's growth as an artist-which so paralleled that of his nation, along with his self-absorption and that of his country as they gazed...
Alden Nowlan: Essays on His Works
Alden Nowlan
Essays on His Works
Gregory M. Cook
2006
Alden Nowlan, born near Windsor, Nova Scotia, in 1933, was a poet, journalist, novelist, and playwright who overcame the disadvantages of poverty and a mere four grades of education, to publish more than twenty books and three plays in his fifty years. His writing earned him two honorary degrees, a...
Alistair MacLeod: Essays on His Works
Alistair MacLeod
Essays on His Works
Irene Guilford
2001
Including personal interviews, background information, and criticism, this collection of essays examines renowned Canadian author Alistair MacLeod's life and the writing of his novel No Great Mischief. Various literary critics explore themes present in his work such as memory versus myth and the blending of history. One of the chief...
America: La fortune d'un nom
America
La fortune d'un nom
Amerigo Vespucci, Albert Ronsin
1991
The Renaissance Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci made two voyages to the West, the first in 1499-1500 and the second in 1501-1502. During these expeditions, he explored over 6,000 miles of coastline and determined that the lands Columbus discovered were not islands off the continent of Asia but were part of...
Ancient Memories, Modern Identities
Filippo Salvatore
1999
Ancient Memories, Modern Identities stands for pagan, peasant memories in a postmodern, urban North America. Salvatore recounts the history of Italian settlement, the formation of Little Italys in cities like Montreal and Toronto, the deleterious impact of fascism, and presents the birth and development of Italianese literature, beginning in the...
Anne Hébert: Essays on Her Works
Anne Hébert
Essays on Her Works
Lee Skallerup Bessette
2010
Anne Hébert made Quebec literature internationally known. Her poems, stories and novels brought the passion and mysteries of rural Quebec to wider audiences and forced English Canada to translate the French literature of North America.We can never forget the stories in Le Torrent or the poems in Le Tombeau des rois....
Antichi E Moderni in Italia Nel Seicento: An Essay in Italian
Filippo Salvatore
1987
A study of an important work by the Italian writer, Vincenzo Gramigna, dedicated to the quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns that tore the seventeenth century apart. Filippo Salvatore teaches at Concordia University.
Aritha van Herk: Essays on Her Works
Aritha van Herk
Essays on Her Works
Christl Verduyn
2001
In 1978, a young Canadian writer named Aritha van Herk captured international attention by winning the first Seal Books (Canada) First Novel Award for her story about a pig farmer called Judith. She was twenty-four years old then and she has been writing steadily ever since. This book presents five...
Arrangiarsi: The Italian Immigration Experience in Canada
Arrangiarsi
The Italian Immigration Experience in Canada
Roberto Perin, Franc Sturino
2007
The term arrangiarsi is normally defined as "making do" or "getting by." This book marks the first attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment of the Italian presence in Canada, and to capture the experience of the Italian immigrants who helped to build this country. Through historical, literary, and artistic approaches,...
ATM SEX
Alan Lord
2011
ATM SEX is a furious collection of satirical sketches and fearless social commentary that manages to skewer everyone and everything under the sun, often employing the absurd lingo of advertising. It makes fun of the doomed dysfunctional interplay between the sexes, and kicks the ass of our crackpot lifestyles, hysterical...
Austin Clarke: Essays On His Works
Austin Clarke
Essays On His Works
Camille A. Isaacs
2013
Culminating with the international success of The Polished Hoe in 2002, Austin Clarke has published 11 novels, six short-story collections, four memoirs, and two non-fiction pieces. His latest work, a long-form poem titled Where the Sun Shines Best (Guernica Editions), was published in 2013. Storm of Fortune, the second novel...
Barry Callaghan: Essays on His Works
Barry Callaghan
Essays on His Works
Priscila Uppal
2006
A great story teller, Barry Callaghan is one of the most distinctive man of letters Canada has ever produced. He is fascinated by the no-man's land that stands between fiction and journalism. Politically and culturally engaged, he is a public scholar and acute critic in the tradition of Edmund Wilson....
bill bissett: Essays on His Works
bill bissett
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
2002
This collection of essays is an attempt by various family members to define a brother from whom brotherhood is the desideratum behind every brushstroke or utterance. Bill Bissett is family to everyone who knows him. Over the years and across the continent, he has created a grid of light that...
Blood of My Blood: The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans
Blood of My Blood
The Dilemma of the Italian-Americans
Richard Gambino
2010
Since its first publication in 1974, Blood of My Blood has become the most highly esteemed book on Italian Americans. It is also rare that it is both a bestseller and a college text.
Breaking the Mould
Penny Petrone
2001
In this memoir Penny Petrone tells what it was like growing up in Northern Ontario as the daughter of parents who moved to Canada from the class-bound feudal society of Southern Italy during the first quarter of the century when America was the dream of millions of Europeans.
Caterina Edwards: Essays on Her Works
Caterina Edwards
Essays on Her Works
Joseph Pivato
2000
This book on Edwards' work examines her literary achievement. Essays by Joseph Pivato, Elizabeth Sarlo-Hayes, Petra Fachinger, Marino Tuzi, Frank Caucci, Pasquale Verdicchio and Jacqueline Dumas.
Cities, Culture and Granite
Edmund P. Fowler
2004
Arguing that feelings of separateness from Nature are mirrored in lack of connection to authentic urban life, Edmund Fowler points to numerous examples of humans who have transcended this culture of separation. In many places, peoples' energy and intelligence have produced, over time, an intricate web of land uses and...
Clark Blaise: Essays on His Works
Clark Blaise
Essays on His Works
J.R. (Tim) Struthers
2016
This volume represents the first full-scale appreciation of Clark Blaise's writing in more than twenty-five years -- and the first comprehensive study of his now more than twenty highly accomplished books of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction. Among the eighteen contributions are previously published essays by Margaret Atwood, Robert Lecker, Alexander...
Clark Blaise: The Interviews
Clark Blaise
The Interviews
J.R. (Tim) Struthers
2016
Here is a lifetime's worth of reflection, of illumination, by one of North America's finest contemporary writers of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction, founder of the graduate program in Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal and for many years Director of the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of...
College Street
Olindo Romeo Chiocca
2005
College Street is a quasi-pseudo biography of all the people, places, and events the author took for granted as a child and teenager, but now wishes he could revisit and replay at will. His vivid descriptions, through the eyes of a young child and teenager, bring this once fledgling neighborhood...
Coming Here, Being Here: A Canadian Migration Anthology
Coming Here, Being Here
A Canadian Migration Anthology
Don Mulcahy, Antonio D'Alfonso, Michael Mirolla
2016
This migration anthology is an entertaining miscellany of memoir, essays, newspaper reportage, and even a poem, highlighting the humour, as well as the ironies and agonies generated when humans seek a new homeland. The authors, and their stories, are as diverse as our Canadian population itself, and help to tell...
Compulsive Acts: Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
Compulsive Acts
Essays, Interviews, Reflections on the Works of Sky Gilbert
David Bateman
2014
Compulsive Acts explores the films, plays and personality of prolific playwright, novelist, filmmaker and poet Sky Gilbert through the eyes of a handful of the people who have observed his work closely over the past two decades -- as audience members and arts workers. Actors, academics, performance artists, journalists, filmmakers,...
Conscience and Coercion: Ahmadi Muslims and Orthodoxy in Pakistan
Conscience and Coercion
Ahmadi Muslims and Orthodoxy in Pakistan
Antonio Gualtieri
1989
Relying on a wide range of interviews he conducted throughout Pakistan in 1987, Antonio R. Gualtieri relates the tragic experience of members of the Ahmadyya Movement in Islam. Their right to define themselves as Muslims has been denied by the government of Pakistan acting in collusion with orthodox Islamic teachers....
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