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…And Along Came Alexis
Emma Pivato
...And Along Came Alexis is a book about choices and consequences. The author's youngest daughter, Alexis, was born in 1978 with multiple disabilities, including blindness, an intractable seizure disorder and spastic quadriplegia. The choice to keep her at home despite medical advice resulted in a limiting of career opportunities for...
A Call for Cultural Symbiosis
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
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
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 Life Out of Whack: Confessions and Reflections of an Un-American All-American
A Life Out of Whack
Confessions and Reflections of an Un-American All-American
Les Essif
Part memoir of the author's early life--including his experience as a New York City cop and a US Border Patrol agent before he became a college professor--and part polemical discussions of a host of diverse topics, from aging, religion, and war to teaching and higher learning, corporate capitalism and consumerism,...
A Schizo-Philosopher's Colouring Book is a playful experiment in what the philosopher Gilles Deleuze might call “crowned anarchy.” The crown of authority is worn by the format “colouring book,” in a style that repeats with difference. Anarchy enters via a swarm of figures from philosophical, literary, theological, anthropological, and art...
A Small Map of Experience: Reflections & Aphorisms
A Small Map of Experience
Reflections & Aphorisms
Leonidas Donskis, Karla Gruodis
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...
A Voluntary Crucifixion
David MacKinnon
A Voluntary Crucifixion traces the story of 20th century Canada through the MacKinnon clan and David J MacKinnon's life. Disillusioned with the slow death of the soul promised by life at a major Montreal law firm, MacKinnon ripped himself untimely from the profession, making a personal vow to discover society...
Accidental Genius: The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Accidental Genius
The Pantheon of Modern American Poets
Keith Garebian
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
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
Minority Writings in Canada
Domenic Beneventi, Licia Canton, Lianne Moyes
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
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
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
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...
Alice Munro Country: Essays on Her Works I
Alice Munro Country
Essays on Her Works I
J.R. (Tim) Struthers, George Elliott Clarke
This rich volume begins with a very good-humoured memoir, “Alice Munro: Not Bad Short Story Writer,” by Munro's renowned Canadian publisher, Douglas Gibson, followed by powerful autobiographical pieces by fiction writer Jack Hodgins, playwright Judith Thompson, poet John B. Lee, poet-playwright-teacher James Reaney, and local historian Reg Thompson. Overall, the...
Alice Munro Everlasting: Essays on Her Works II
Alice Munro Everlasting
Essays on Her Works II
J.R. (Tim) Struthers
This rich volume begins with a major new essay by renowned short story critic and theorist Charles E. May, “Returning to the Source: Alice Munro, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty,” followed by a major new essay by one of Munro's most long-standing and most perceptive readers, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, identifying...
All Creatures Weird and Dangerous describes the author's experiences as a veterinarian drawn by chance to care for a variety of cryptozoological creatures. As a practicing veterinarian, the author is called upon, as if by strange forces, to care for a Chupacabra, Sasquatch, Lake Erie's monster Bessie, mermaids and fairies...
America: La fortune d'un nom
La fortune d'un nom
Amerigo Vespucci, Albert Ronsin
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...
Anne Hébert: Essays on Her Works
Anne Hébert
Essays on Her Works
Lee Skallerup Bessette
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....
Antonio D'Alfonso: Essays On His Works
Antonio D'Alfonso
Essays On His Works
Licia Canton
This collection of essays is devoted to the work of Antonio D'Alfonso, a pivotal figure in the bilingual history of Canadian literature. This much anticipated volume gives Antonio D'Alfonso recognition for the enormous contribution he has made to Canadian writing, over nearly fifty years. He has worked as a writer,...
Arise The Dead I: The Great War
Arise The Dead I
The Great War
Elizabeth Langridge
Told in two volumes, Arise the Dead--part memoir, part historical fiction--spans the period between 1914 and 1945. The two books concentrate on the lives of real people--the author's parents, the author, a young pilot from New Jersey in WW1, and others--as well as some fictional characters, all of whom lived...
Arise The Dead II: World War Two
Arise The Dead II
World War Two
Elizabeth Langridge
Told in two volumes, Arise the Dead--part memoir, part historical fiction--spans the period between 1914 and 1945. The two books concentrate on the lives of real people--the author's parents, the author, a young pilot from New Jersey in WW1, and others--as well as some fictional characters, all of whom lived...
Aritha van Herk: Essays on Her Works
Aritha van Herk
Essays on Her Works
Christl Verduyn
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
The Italian Immigration Experience in Canada
Roberto Perin, Franc Sturino
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,...
Asylum/ Ransomed: Breaking the Fourth Wall
Asylum/ Ransomed
Breaking the Fourth Wall
Laura Swart
A flip book, Asylum/Ransomed features two separate titles. In Asylum, join Sameer in a classroom under Taliban rule. Escape persecution in a plastic dingy with Mohammad. Witness the brutality of a Ugandan orphanage. Feel Mahwish's agony as she searches through garbage dumps to feed her unborn baby. And then--come with...
Alan Lord
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
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
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....
Basilicata Secrets: A Culinary Journey
Basilicata Secrets
A Culinary Journey
Anita Aloisio
Anita Aloisio uncovers culinary secrets as she travels the Basilicata region of Italy. Along the way, she meets villagers, renowned chefs and amateur cooks who offer to recreate and share specialty dishes and recipes. Anita and her team witness how the very soul of the southern Italian way of being...
bill bissett: Essays on His Works
bill bissett
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
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
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.