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Hard Lumps: A Memoir
Hard Lumps
A Memoir
Nancy-Gail Burns
Textbooks describe cancer as a malignant tumour or growth, caused when cells multiply uncontrollably. Researchers give no mention to the consumption of healthy thoughts, and the birth of destructive, negative feelings. Cancer bursts into your consciousness, and like its concrete form, malignant thoughts multiply uncontrollably. In Hard Lumps, Nancy-Gail Burns...
If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change
Tom Wayman
The essays in If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change focus on the interconnection of community/workplace/individual and how literature (and thinking about literature) has a role in social struggles aimed at making that nexus more liberatory. The essays' topics include various social issues...
In The Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love
In The Backyard
Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love
Mary Melfi
Attempting to make sense of her life, and change her sad disposition to a happy one, the author of In the Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love seeks out the help of her in-house therapist/husband, Dr. George Nemeth. The accredited psychologist's answers to the big questions provide a compassionate and...
In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets
In the Writers' Words
Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets
Laurence Hutchman
Laurence Hutchman, in In the Writers' Words: Conversations with Eight Canadian Poets, interviews major poets of the modernist period: Ralph Gustafson, George Johnston, P.K. Page, Fred Cogswell, Louis Dudek, Al Purdy, Anne Szumigalski and James Reaney. They speak in depth about the challenges of the writing life, the complex evolution...
Incontro: University and Mass Media
University and Mass Media
Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco wrote this essay when he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Letters by Laurentian University (Sudbury, Canada). The essay appears here in three languages: English, French, and Italian.
Interviews to Literature
Jean Royer
Jean Royer's role here is similar to a translator's, where confidences and revelations from the artists he has talked to are translated into these texts he calls 'interviews to literature.' He polishes, he evaluates, he chooses, he animates -- in short, doing what a translator does to make the translated...
Interviews with the Phoenix
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
Translated from the French by Daniel Sloate, with an introduction and preface by Fulvio Caccia. Interviews with fifteen Italian-Quebecois artists, spanning three generations. Including interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation Italian-Canadians painters, writers, and musicians -- all of whom in some overt way address issues of transculturation or cultural hybridity...
Italian Canadians At Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Italian Canadians At Table
A Narrative Feast in Five Courses
Loretta Gatto-White, Delia De Santis
The persistence of misconceptions about Italian-Canadian food culture raises many questions for us. Are we gluttonous, inebriate and too loud? Do we force-feed guests? Are we in fact food-obsessed? How many grains of truth can a stereotype hold? We had to know, so we asked articulate and thoughtful Italian-Canadian writers...
Italo-Canadesi: Nationality and Citizenship
Nationality and Citizenship
Alberto Di Giovanni
In questo volume Alberto Di Giovanni ci presenta un ampio panorama della storia recente del Canada e della sua maturazione sociale nel mentre offre un attraente racconto del lungo viaggio della comunita' italiana in Canada e con il Canada. Di Giovanni ripercorre il lungo cammino dell'inserimento degli italo-canadesi nelle istituzioni,...
Italo-Canadians: Nationality and Citizenship
Nationality and Citizenship
Alberto Di Giovanni
In this volume Alberto Di Giovanni presents us with a wide panorama of the recent history of Canada and its social development, while offering a compelling story of the long journey of the Italian community in Canada, and with Canada. Di Giovanni walks again on the long trail of the...
Italy Revisited: Conversations with My Mother
Italy Revisited
Conversations with My Mother
Mary Melfi
Taking an unconventional approach to autobiographical writing, this work serves as a double memoir, told in dialogue between a mother and a daughter. The conversation takes place in a medieval town high up in the Italian mountains, as the author, a Canadian writer, draws out her mother's childhood memories of...
J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works
J. J. Steinfeld
Essays on His Works
Sandra Singer, George Elliott Clarke, Ellen S. Jaffe
Compiled and edited by Sandra Singer, J. J. Steinfeld: Essays on His Works is a critical look at PEI writer J. J. Steinfeld's extensive and prolific writings in poetry, fiction and theatre, ranging from early work on post-Holocaust themes to later examinations of absurdity and existentialism. Among the contributors: Raina...
Jack Hodgins: Essays on His Works
Jack Hodgins
Essays on His Works
Annika Hannan
A master of magic realism Jack Hodgins has set his novels in rural Vancouver Island and thus raised this place to mythic levels. This collection of essays celebrates Hodgins achievements as he celebrates the seven sisters of the Barclay family. The contributors include Ron Hatch, Linda Morra, Joel Martineau, Jeanne...
Jane Urquhart: Essays on Her Works
Jane Urquhart
Essays on Her Works
Laura Ferri
Jane Urquhart has published three books of poetry, a collection of short stories and five best-selling novels. Her fiction has won many honours including Canada's 1997 Governor General's Award, and France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. She lives in Ontario, Canada. The essays in this book investigate Jane Urquhart's...
Janice Kulyk Keefer: Essays on Her Works
Janice Kulyk Keefer
Essays on Her Works
Deborah Saidero
A writer, teacher and traveller, Janice Kulyk Keefer reflects her experiences with various cultures of Eastern and Western Europe and Canada in her works. The critical essays in this volume examine themes such as family history, redefining gender, ethnic politics, identity in transnational contexts, and the Canadian writer's place in...
Joe Rosenblatt: Essays on His Works
Joe Rosenblatt
Essays on His Works
Linda Rogers
This restless son of the Diaspora has worn out many pairs of shoes, alligator and otherwise, walking his beat which stretches from Toronto to Paradise via Armageddon. Poet and artist Joe Rosenblatt paints a surreal nocturnal world where everything private becomes part of the public domain as he examines the...
Joy Kogawa: Essays on Her Works
Joy Kogawa
Essays on Her Works
Sheena Wilson
Joy Kogawa, prolific author of poetry and prose, is most famously associated with her award winning first novel Obasan (1981): a semi-autobiographical chronicle of Japanese Canadian experiences during the Second World War. Since Obasan, Kogawa has written three more novels: Itsuka (1992), The Rain Ascends (1995), and Emily Kato (2005)....
Kristjana Gunnars: Essays on Her Works
Kristjana Gunnars
Essays on Her Works
Monique Tschofen
The writings collected here all testify to the complexity of Gunnars' literary visions as much as they testify to the sheer pleasures of reading her work. In her interview, Gunnars speaks both as a reader and a writer, describing the form and modes of address of her work, as well...
Le Fascisme et les Italiens à  Montréal: Une histoire orale: 1922-1945
Le Fascisme et les Italiens à  Montréal
Une histoire orale: 1922-1945
Filippo Salvatore
Hugh MacLennan, l'un des grands écrivains canadiens de langue anglaise; Maurice Riel, ancient président du Sénat canadien; André-Marie Cimichella, évêque auxiliaire de Montréal; John Ciaccia, ancien minister des affaires internationales du Québec; Antonino Spada, journaliste et chef de file des antifascistes italo-canadiens; Dieni Gentile, restaurateur et fasciste impénitent; Carmela Galardo-Frascarelli,...
Les Images immobilisées: Procéder par impressions
Les Images immobilisées
Procéder par impressions
Nicole Gingras
Les Images immobilisées repense le cinéma du point de view de la photographie. C'est-à-dire en s'attardant à la présence de photographies filmées plein cadre. Comment l'insertion d'une image figée questionne-t-elle le mouvement, le temps, la durée au cinéma? Image en suspens, entre cinéma et photographie, de statut différent que les...
Les Traquenards de la grammaire anglaise
Daniel Sloate, Denis G. Gauvin
Il est rare qu'une grammaire soit l'ouevre de traducteurs, de sorte que les problèmes spécifiques auxquels fait face un traducteur sont souvent négligés. Par ailleurs, si les grammaires anglaises foisonnent, celles qui sont adaptées à un public francophone brillent par leur absence. Sensibles à cette carence, les auteurs ont conçu...
Letters from the Land of Fear: Intimacy, Beauty and Death in Central Asia
Letters from the Land of Fear
Intimacy, Beauty and Death in Central Asia
Calvin White
For 11 months Calvin White worked for Doctors Without Borders as a mental health specialist in the off-the-radar region of Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Unlike the higher profile emergency situations which draw that international humanitarian organization's attention, the milieu for White's mission was the quiet, slow death in an epidemic...
Linda Rogers: Essays on Her Works
Linda Rogers
Essays on Her Works
Harold Rhenisch
Linda Rogers is the poet of childhood. She is also a people's poet, a story teller and a singer of blues for children, a novelist, and a winner of the Stephen Leacock award for humour. In this volume, poets Barbara Colebrook Peace, Harold Rhenisch, and Patricia Young, poet and translator...
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes: Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Looking Through My Mother's Eyes
Life Stories of Nine Italian Immigrant Women in Canada
Giovanna Del Negro
This look at the traditional and subversive world of women's folklore examines the realm of women's talk, exploring the ways Italian immigrant women from Montreal use classic folk genres to stretch the boundaries of their culture. Through songs, lullabies, bawdy riddles, and trickster tales, these women subvert, redefine, and alter...
Louis Dudek: Essays on His Works
Louis Dudek
Essays on His Works
George Hildebrand
The critical essays that make up this book demonstrate the integrity and coherence of Montreal's Louis Dudek and his artistic vision, his life long dedication to art, reason, clarity, and truth.
M. G. Vassanji: Essays on His Works
M. G. Vassanji
Essays on His Works
Asma Sayed
This collection was born of a conviction that Vassanji's contributions to the global literary scene merit more in-depth scholarly notice. The articles herein, most of which are comparative in focus, provide various interpretations of Vassanji's writings through a diversity of theoretical frameworks. The fulcrum of much of this research comes...
Maria Campbell: Essays On Her Works
Maria Campbell
Essays On Her Works
Jolene Armstrong
Born near Park Valley, Saskatchewan, on Crown land, often referred to by locals as a road allowance community, Maria Campbell is the oldest of 8 children. Much of her early years are revealed in Halfbreed, the book which would ultimately ensure that Campbell's life would take a path as a...
Maria Mazziotti Gillan: Essays on Her Works
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Essays on Her Works
Sean Thomas Dougherty
Cultural activist, teacher and editor Maria Mazziotti Gillan is one of the leaders of the multicultural turn in North American poetry. This volume of essays is the first to critically examine the poetry of this important writer and editor. In a personal yet critical essay, daughter Jennifer Gillan exhumes the...
Mary Di Michele: Essays on Her Works
Mary Di Michele
Essays on Her Works
Joseph Pivato
Mary di Michele is an extraordinary voice in Canadian poetry. From the award-wining Mimosa and Other Poems, to her recent novel, Tenor of Love, di Michele explores the human experience with frankness and sensitivity. She has also chronicled the experiences of ethnic minority women with sharp images and memorable poetic...
Mary Melfi: Essays on Her Works
Mary Melfi
Essays on Her Works
William Anselmi
Let us introduce Mary Melfi, an accomplished writer, by way of a simple question: in Canada, who establishes the literary canon? Is it a simple exercise of power? For as the essays in this collection will demonstrate, Melfi's work is not only -- to use those hanging definitions -- a...