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Remembering Shakespeare: The Scope of His Achievement from ‘Hamlet' through ‘The Tempest'
The longstanding challenge and problem of living through tragedy, as opposed to living beyond it...
Mediating Culture: The Politics of Representation
This collection of essays has been taken up with questions of power, mediation, marginality, democracy,...
Interviews to Literature
Jean Royer's role here is similar to a translator's, where confidences and revelations from the...
Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock & Roll
Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock & Roll is a collection of...
To Hyphenate or Not to Hyphenate?: The Italian/American Writer: An Other America
Anthony Julian Tamburri examines the history of Italian/American writing and the concept of the hyphen...
A Call for Cultural Symbiosis
In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri Talvet, investigates...
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, The Courage of Poetry is precise in its analysis of the specificity of Western culture --Sherry Simon, Essays on Canadian Writing.

"The luminous rigor of the poem cuts through doubt. Beguiled, in the inevitable chaos into which the seeker sank, a center of gravity. Crown of an ultimate crystal the nucleus dark of silence."
The Courage of Poetry

Paul Chamberland, Raymond Chamberlain
The Courage of Poetry
Duologue: On Culture and Identity
The North American Italian Renaissance: Italian Writing in America and Canada
Interviews with the Phoenix
Minority Report: An Alternative History of English-Language Arts in Quebec
Culture and Difference: Essays on Canadian Society
Adjacencies: Minority Writings in Canada
If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free?: Literature and Social Change
The Oulipo Challenge
Colours to the Chameleon: Canadian Actors on Shakespeare
Desire Lines: Essays on Art, Poetry & Culture
small things: a random selection of anti-essays
Vendetta: The True Story of the Largest Lynching in U.S. History