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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...
Mediating Culture: The Politics of Representation
Mediating Culture
The Politics of Representation
William Anselmi, Kosta Gouliamos
This collection of essays has been taken up with questions of power, mediation, marginality, democracy, political economy, alienation, and socio-cultural transformations. The objective of the editors is not necessarily to determine what the answers must be, but to recommend some paramount lines of investigation towards tentative means of analysis.The authors...
Mini Musings: Miniature Thoughts on Theatre and Poetry
Mini Musings
Miniature Thoughts on Theatre and Poetry
Keith Garebian
Inspired by American playwright Sarah Ruhl's 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write, this collection is a series of miniature reflections, meditations, and ruminations on subjects encompassing matters of theatre and poetry, two subjects very close to Garebian's heart. Perceptive, witty, and intimate, the mini musings bubble with a...
Minority Report: An Alternative History of English-Language Arts in Quebec
Minority Report
An Alternative History of English-Language Arts in Quebec
Dimitri Nasrallah, Guy Rodgers
Quebec's English-language arts have experienced a remarkable revival in the 21st century. The music scene has attracted international attention. Arcade Fire's Grammy award for Album of the Year in 2011 even drew political attention. The National Assembly voted unanimously to recognize the role played by Quebec's artists - Francophone and...
Mobsters and Thugs: Quotes from the Underworld
Mobsters and Thugs
Quotes from the Underworld
Olindo Romeo Chiocca
The pioneering American gangsters: perpetually appealing, forever misunderstood. Who were they and what were they really like? The most entertaining way to find out is to discover what these men and women actually said while they were being entertained, accused, annoyed, shot or killed. Mobsters and Thugs is an intriguing...
My Silent Pledge: A Journey of Struggle, Survival and Remembrance
My Silent Pledge
A Journey of Struggle, Survival and Remembrance
Sidney J. Zoltak
A child survivor, a child of survivors and a grandchild of a survivor, Sidney Zoltak is all these things. His story about a family that struggled and endured, the generosity of those who saved them against all odds, and a vow never to forget is a remarkable journey through the...
Nicole Brossard: Essays on Her Works
Nicole Brossard
Essays on Her Works
Louise H. Forsyth
Sensual and compelling, the simple words of Nicole Brossard's writings slip in unexpected ways into readers' minds, all the better to transform their sense of self and reality. Creating tropes out of women's unspoken experiences, advanced science, literary and philosophical traditions, and the devastation of politics everywhere, she has been...
Nino Ricci: Essays on His Works
Nino Ricci
Essays on His Works
Marino Tuzi
This book of essays examines the fictional work of Nino Ricci from a variety of critical perspectives. These perspectives include ideas about literature, culture, identity, politics, and society in terms of Canada and the modern world. Each contributor examines a specific novel or several novels, focusing on the prevailing themes...
Obsessed with Language: A Sociolinguistic History of Quebec
Obsessed with Language
A Sociolinguistic History of Quebec
Chantal Bouchard, Luise von Flotow
A fascinating study of the French-Canadian dialect, this insightful analysis examines the intimate relationship between Quebec and its heartily defended dialect, from 19th-century Parisian French to the joual of the 1960s.
Orvieto: Urbs vetus
Urbs vetus
William Anselmi
A richly woven story about life in the heart of Umbria, this travel narrative is filled with nostalgic and personal recollections of the city's history, architecture, culture, and its unique people.
P.K. Page: Essays on Her Works
P.K. Page
Essays on Her Works
Linda Rogers
In 2001, the International Year of the Poet, P.K. Page's "Planet Earth," based on lines by Pablo Neruda was sent into space by the United Nations. Poets, critics, and friends have contributed to this collection about her working life and reveal facets of this enigmatic writer whose glittering surfaces reconcile...
Painting Moments: Art, AIDS and Nick Palazzo
Painting Moments
Art, AIDS and Nick Palazzo
Mary Melfi
Through a series of essays and interviews as well as excerpts from diaries, Painting Moments tells the true-life story of Nick Palazzo, a young Montreal painter who died of AIDS-related complications but not before fulfilling his artistic dreams -- and leaving behind an immense body of work.
Parallel to Life
André Roy, Daniel Sloate
This book celebrates the life of the writer, its passions, its rewards and of course its conflicts and pain. One is tempted to call it a Journal, but there are no anecdotes. André Roy writes short fragments, much like epigrams. The passion of writing is present on every page. In...
Pasquale Verdicchio: Essays on His Works
Pasquale Verdicchio
Essays on His Works
Antonio D'Alfonso, Joseph Pivato
The ten essays included in this volume address the themes of immigration, migration, and history in Pasquale Verdicchio's poetry and scholarship. Giuliana Gardellini, Joseph Pivato, Anna Zampieri Pan, Diego Bastianutti, Carmelo Militano, Leonardo Buonomo, Kenneth Scambray, Laura E. Ruberto, and Antonio D'Alfonso discuss Verdicchio's unconventional forms and contents that reveal...
Philipovna: Daughter of Sorrow
Daughter of Sorrow
Valentina Gal
Philipovna: The Daughter of Sorrow is a creative non-fiction based on the author's mother's surviving the holodomor [the Ukrainian starvation] in the early 1930's. It is the story of an orphan who goes to live with her aunt in a rural village in the Ukrainian countryside. The aunt swears on...
Pictura: Essays on the Works of Roy Kiyooka
Essays on the Works of Roy Kiyooka
Juliana Pivato
How do you write about an artist who refused to be contained? Roy Kenzie Kiyooka was a Canadian artist and writer who gifted an extensive body of work that unfolded in nearly every dimension of media. Throughout his life, he continued to redefine his context for articulation. His early success...
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco: Essays on His Works
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco
Essays on His Works
Joseph Pivato
Before Pier Giorgio Di Cicco was made Poet Laureate of Toronto (2004-2007), he was instrumental in the establishment of Italian-Canadian literature as a phenomenon in Canadian culture. He achieved this through his own impressive list of publications such as The Tough Romance (1979) and Virgin Science (1986). The essays in...
Quarantine of the Mind: Obedience Training for Adult Humans
Quarantine of the Mind
Obedience Training for Adult Humans
W. Strawn Douglas, Larry Etkin
Quarantine of The Mind: Preventative Imprisonment for Crimes Not Yet Committed is grounded in W. Strawn Douglas' personal battle with mental illness and his experiences with it at the mental institution where he's lived for almost three decades. Different portions of it were created in different times, with Douglas in...
Quêtes: Textes d'auteurs italo-québécois
Textes d'auteurs italo-québécois
Fulvio Caccia, Antonio D'Alfonso
This collection features 18 authors from Quebec whose only connection is that they are of Italian origin. While 10 write in French, six in English and two in Italian, only the French translations of the two latter were included for space purposes.
Reel Canadians: Interviews from the Canadian Movie World
Reel Canadians
Interviews from the Canadian Movie World
Angela Baldassarre
Angela Baldassarre interviews a number of major film people from Canada: Dan Aykroyd, Louis Belanger, James Cameron, David Cronenberg, Jerry Cicoritti, Holly Dale, Atom Egoyan, Angela Featherstone, Annie Galipeau, Peter Gentile, Francois Girard, Mary Jane Gomes, Laura Harris, Bruce McDonald, Mike Meyers, Tony Nardi, Vincenzo Natali, Catharine O'Hara, Jeremy Podeswa,...
Remembering Shakespeare: The Scope of His Achievement from ‘Hamlet' through ‘The Tempest'
Remembering Shakespeare
The Scope of His Achievement from ‘Hamlet' through ‘The Tempest'
John O'Meara
The longstanding challenge and problem of living through tragedy, as opposed to living beyond it or simply carrying on in spite of it, is highlighted in this extensive and in-depth scholarly study. Shakespeare was able to live through tragedy and consequently could come into those higher evolutionary states of mind...
Richard Outram: Essays on His Works
Richard Outram
Essays on His Works
Ingrid Ruthig
This volume presents the first posthumous panorama of Outram's work and achievement. It includes an interview, a lecture, an elegy, and new essays by poets and writers who admire Outram's commitment to “concision and precision” in language -- Brian Bartlett, Michael Carbert, Robert Denham, Jeffery Donaldson, Steven Heighton, Amanda Jernigan,...
Robert Kroetsch: Essays on His Works
Robert Kroetsch
Essays on His Works
Nicole Markotić
These essays span the period of Kroetsch's writing. Included are previously published and new essays that cover (some of) his novels, (some of) his poetry, and even (some of) his critical writing. The contributors include writers who knew Kroetsch well and those who only met him on the page; critics...