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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...
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 Father, Marconi
Degna Marconi
Merging both his scientific and personal lives into one compelling history, author Degna Marconi recalls the turbulent existence of her father, Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of the radio. Unable to gain admittance to a university, child prodigy Marconi instead set up a laboratory in his father's attic. These boyhood experiments...
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...
Mystical One: George Harrison
Mystical One
George Harrison
Elliott J. Huntley
This biography covers the years 1969 to the present day and celebrates George Harrison's career as both a musician and independent film producer. Mystical One focuses on the music found in the solo albums that Harrison releases from 1970, his sporadic tours and live appearances, his work with The Traveling...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Red Hook: Confessions of a Brooklyn Eaglet: 1939-1955
Red Hook
Confessions of a Brooklyn Eaglet: 1939-1955
Richard Gambino
With Richard Gambino's Red Hook (Confessions of a Brooklyn Eaglet: 1939-1955) Guernica Editions is proud to inaugurate its newest series, the City Series. Red Hook is a humorous, poignant, whimsical account of growing up in a long-ago neighbourhood which was as improbable a place as any one might imagine. Jumping...
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...
Rust Is a Form of Fire
Joe Fiorito
Joe Fiorito spent 18 hours in total, over the course of three days, on the corner of Victoria and Queen in downtown Toronto watching the city go by and recording what he saw. The rhythms of the city ebb and flow according to the time of day. The declarative sentence...
Sarah & Abraham: The Search for Miracles and the Stuttering Poet
Sarah & Abraham
The Search for Miracles and the Stuttering Poet
Sarah Engelhard
Sarah & Abraham: The Search for Miracles and the Stuttering Poet is a stranger than fiction account of a woman's reach for miracles and her conflicted love for Montreal poet, Avi Boxer. It is a gripping tale of experiences that includes magic, sometimes black, by way of the captivating and...
Search for Meaning: Exploring Religions of the World
Search for Meaning
Exploring Religions of the World
Antonio Gualtieri
The title Search for Meaning is to be understood in two senses corresponding to the two-fold intention of this book. First, it points to religious traditions as the expression of a human impulse to discover and affirm a meaningful world in which to live. Secondly, the title characterizes the study...
Seeker: A Sea Odyssey
A Sea Odyssey
Rita Pomade
Seeker: A Sea Odyssey begins as a fairy tale dream of finding Shangri la, and transforms along the way because of unrealistic expectations and a disintegrating marriage. It's a story about venturing into an unknown and more exciting life, and the heartbreak and growth that comes with the risks. The...
Sharon Pollock: Essays on Her Works
Sharon Pollock
Essays on Her Works
Anne F. Nothof
This collection of essays is the first book on Sharon Pollock's work, a career which spans over thirty years and several cities. Essays by Anne F. Nothof, Malcolm Page, Robert Nunn, Diane Bessai, Susan Stratton, Heidi Holder, Craig Stewart Walker, and Kathy Chung. Sharon Pollock became the most controversial playwright...
Sheila Watson: Essays on Her Works
Sheila Watson
Essays on Her Works
Joseph Pivato
Sheila Watson published the iconic novel, The Double Hook, in 1959 and influenced the writing styles of many Canadian authors who followed her, including: Robert Kroetsch, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt and others. This is the first collection of essays devoted to all of Watson's writing as well as...
Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas
Slow Dancing
Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas
Malca Litovitz, Elana Wolff
Showcasing the fruits of creativity from illness, this duologue and poetry collection addresses the last months of author Malca Litovitz's life and her devotion to writing. Life, love, and death are all reflected upon in unshielded, intimate language without pretense. Raw and moving, this poetry collaboration inspires appreciation for those...
small things: a random selection of anti-essays
small things
a random selection of anti-essays
Sky Gilbert
small things is a book of mini-anti-essays, part of Sky Gilbert's project to dismantle and challenge the rigid classifications of genre. The purpose of this kind of genre bending is to challenge 21st century notions of truth. Inspired by Oscar Wilde, Foucault, and the post-structuralist project, the small writings in...
Sociopolitics: Political Development in Postmodern Societies
Political Development in Postmodern Societies
Paris Arnopoulos
Sociopolitics is used to denote the political development of postmodern societies. Politics, technics, and informatics converge to reflect and remake emerging natural and cultural realities. Cleaning up the polluted environment, conserving its scarce resources and sustaining our socioeconomic development will take much human ingenuity and adaptability. The powerful and complex...