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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...
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...
Talking It Out: The October Crisis from Inside
Talking It Out
The October Crisis from Inside
Francis Simard, David Homel
In October 1970, Canada experienced incredible social turmoil. What political restlessness that had been keeping Quebec on its toes finally exploded. Terrorist groups of young men and women, known as Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) decided to go down to the streets and attempted to bring about what had...
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...
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 Bob Dylan Albums
Anthony Varesi
In The Bob Dylan Albums, Anthony Varesi analyzes the Dylan canon through a detailed discussion of the artist's records. The book follows Dylan's career from 1962's Bob Dylan to 2001's Love and Theft, with all the fascinating turns in between: the startling originality of Dylan's early works; the revolutionary rock...
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 Films of Jacques Tati
Michel Chion, Antonio D'Alfonso
Life is full of homages to Jacques Tati. Tati is a great film comic who deserves to be placed on the same level as Keaton or Chaplin. His Monsieur Hulot has now entered the world of screen legends. Above everything else, Jacques Tati was an artist who did not fear...
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 Life of Mozart
Stendhal, Daniel Sloate
Stendhal states quite clearly that he has translated The Life of Mozart by a German author named Adolph Schlichtengroll. Actually, he worked from a text published in Paris in 1801 entitled by a certain C. Winckler. As for Winckler, he states that he had much recourse to the "necrology" by...
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...
The Young Maria Callas
Bruno Tosi
The Young Maria Callas is an extraordinary journey through the life of La Divina, an account of Maria Callas' early years. The heart of the book is her unpublished diary which is full of a young woman's dreams. It is complemented by reminiscences of friends who knew her well, and...
To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate?: The Italian/American Writer: An Other America
To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate?
The Italian/American Writer: An Other America
Anthony Julian Tamburri
Anthony Julian Tamburri examines the history of Italian/American writing and the concept of the hyphen as representative of the reluctance of the dominant culture to accept newcomers. He maintains that the hyphen in “Italian-American” creates a physical division between the two terms where the ideological gap should be filled Tamburri...