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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...
Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry Was the World
Shakespeare Beyond Science
When Poetry Was the World
Sky Gilbert
Shakespeare wrote at a unique historical turning point: the world was understood through poetry -- rather than through the science of observing it. In Shakespeare Beyond Science: When Poetry Was the World, Sky Gilbert's radical new research locates Shakespeare as a disciple of the Greek rhetorician Hermogenes, and a student...
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...
Shifting Paradigms: Essays on Art and Culture
Shifting Paradigms
Essays on Art and Culture
Ewan Whyte
Continuing from Desire Lines, Shifting Paradigms is a collection of essays on art, poetry and culture--both high and low--gathered from the astute critical work of Toronto writer Ewan Whyte. Included: essays on Glenn Gould, Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, Janet Cardiff, Damien Hurst, Anne Carson, Peter Doig and a number of...
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...
Son of Italy
Pascal D'Angelo
In the original introduction to Pascal D'Angelo's Son of Italy, the renowned literary critic Carl Van Doren praised D'Angelo's autobiography as an impassioned story of his "enormous struggles against every disadvantage." In his narrative of his fruitless labor as a "pick and shovel" worker in America, D'Angelo, who immigrated from...
Sous le signe du Phénix: Entretiens avec des créateurs italo-québécois
Sous le signe du Phénix
Entretiens avec des créateurs italo-québécois
Fulvio Caccia
Stones into Bread
Vito Teti, Francesco Loriggio, Damiano Pietropaolo
This is a book about a small Southern Italian village and its offshoots in Toronto. It's about bread and figs and food in general, about Carnival and pilgrimages to religious sanctuaries, about fathers, mothers and children, about migrating and about remaining, about yearning to leave if you've stayed and yearning...
Surviving The Apocalypse: Understanding and fighting through the coming emergency
Surviving The Apocalypse
Understanding and fighting through the coming emergency
Thomas F. Pawlick
Almost daily scientists are sounding dire warnings about the effects of climate change. Our young will bear an unprecedented burden. They are eager to discover what can be done, as time slips away. But few of them -- or us -- are aware that global warming is but one facet...
Tell Me What Moves You
Philippe Haeck, Antonio D'Alfonso
Haeck's intensity is such that he needs to use the fragment to complete an on-going project of finding his way to luminosity. Behind a deliberate modesty, the output is voluminous. Never boastful, Haeck introduces his prose as notes, poem-essay, poem, life-poem, life-novel, as if what he wrote did not merit...
Tell the Oak Tree to Grow Faster: Selected Aphorisms
Maria Luisa Spaziani, Marco Sonzogni, Bob Lowe
Tell the Oak Tree to Grow Faster is the first book of Maria Luisa Spaziani's aphorisms in English translation. Linking aphorism and poetry, she "shows no trace of hypocrisy," as Gino Ruozzi observes, and "her pungent and elitist dictates scourge accepted ideas and cut to the quick a lot of...
Ten Letters to Montaigne
H.L. Hix, Jüri Talvet
Socrates looked expectantly to the afterlife, when he would be able to converse with the wisest of the honored dead. Jüri Talvet has elected not to wait, but instead to begin his conversations with the wise in this life. In these ten letters, Talvet has entered into conversation with...
Tenacity: How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
How Two Mums Fought a War Against Drugs
M.L. Cowell, S.J. Cowell, Julie Rose
The two true life stories contained in Tenacity span decades-- and two worlds, Australia and Britain. Told through the painful words of mothers Julie Rose and Marilyn Cowell (as recorded by her daughters, Michelle and Sarah), this compelling read has no sugar coating as it takes you through Julie's and...
The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three...
The Archeology of a Good Ragù: Discovering Naples, My Father & Myself
The Archeology of a Good Ragù
Discovering Naples, My Father & Myself
John Domini
The Archeology of a Good Ragù offers a unique take on the recovery narrative. A damaged but savvy author finds new wholeness by way of a fascinating old city: Naples, Italy. John Domini's exploration of the place--little known to North Americans, yet rich in culture and challenge--draws on decades of...
The Butcher of Park Ex: And Other Semi-Truthful Tales
The Butcher of Park Ex
And Other Semi-Truthful Tales
Andreas Kessaris
The Butcher of Park Ex is a humorous collection of personal stories inspired by growing up in Montreal's Park Extension neighbourhood. Not fitting in with his ethnic Greek community, and never feeling like part of mainstream Quebec society, Andreas Kessaris sets out on a forty-year search for answers, while trying...
The Courage of Poetry
Paul Chamberland, Raymond Chamberlain
The Courage of Poetry is an ars poetica, not in a technical sense, but as a declaration of the intent and function of poetry. As such it treats the most general and lofty themes with the most serious of purposes. Despite the very largeness of the questions it poses, however,...
Dori's narrative is a heart-touching and zany blend of actual events in the life of a young Boxer. With edgy charm, she takes us on a romp through her world in such a way we can't help but reconsider our lives. Through her we get a dog's-eye view on human...
The Expo Affair: A Cold War Escape Story
The Expo Affair
A Cold War Escape Story
Geza Tatrallyay
The Expo Affair is a narrative memoir of international intrigue and romance that took place in the exotic setting of Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. As a host at the Ontario Pavilion, the author, Geza Tatrallyay, was approached by three Czechoslovak hostesses who wanted to defect to Canada. What follows...
The Great Dictators: Interviews with Filmakers of Italian Descent
The Great Dictators
Interviews with Filmakers of Italian Descent
Angela Baldassarre
In 21 separate interviews -- two with director Bernardo Bertolucci -- Angela Baldassarre sheds light on what motivates filmmakers in their work. Focusing on Italian directors as well as American directors of Italian descent, The Great Dictators -- collected over the course of six years -- unearths a variety of...
The North American Italian Renaissance: Italian Writing in America and Canada
The North American Italian Renaissance
Italian Writing in America and Canada
Kenneth Scambray
This collection of essays offers the reader a critical analysis of the wide range of Italianese literature written over the last thirty years in North America. Kenneth Scambray discusses the representative critical, scholarly, and imaginative works written since the 1970s.
The Oulipo Challenge
Hillar Liitoja
The adventure of discovering, then diving into the world of that esoteric and fascinating French “literary club”, the Oulipo -- and the perils of trying to reconfigure the world's most famous monologue while abiding by their fiendishly challenging rules.
The Power of Allegiances: Identity, Culture, and Representational Strategies
The Power of Allegiances
Identity, Culture, and Representational Strategies
Marino Tuzi
The Power of Allegiances explores contemporary social reality in Canada from a cultural perspective. It proposes that ideas about being Canadian are not culturally neutral. Such ideas are influenced by specific, historical, and cultural traditions which differ from those found in anglophone and francophone communities. By examining the fictional work...
The Southern Question
Antonio Gramsci, Pasquale Verdicchio
Antonio Gramsci's The Southern Question remains as provocative today as it was when it was written. During ten years of political imprisonment under Mussolini's Fascist government, Gramsci produced The Prison Notebooks, a continued meditation on subjects and relationships first proposed within the pages of this essay. The purpose in re-introducing...