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By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic… to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
The best selection of George Orwell's non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism. His letters to such… luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. 1970.
By George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell. 1970
The best selection of George Orwell's non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism. His letters to such… luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. V.1 "An age like this, 1920-1940." 1970.
By James Redfield. 1997
James Redfield writes widely on the topic of spiritual awareness. Here he discusses the background of an awakening which will… shape our world in the new millennium. Using his own experience, he clarifies how mysterious coincidences lead us towards our special destiny. He suggests that the inevitable synthesis of Eastern and Western ideas forms part of an evolution towards a better world. He guides our own vision for our lives, delving into hidden energies and the discovery of our unique missions on this planet. Companion to "The Celestine prophecy" (DC16050). 1997.
By Northrop Frye. 1971
Dr. Frye has collected all his essays on Canadian writing and painting which he believes are of permanent value. Includes… his annual surveys of English Canadian poetry which originally appeared between 1950 and 1960.
By Oriah Mountain Dreamer. 2003
The book exhorts us to heed the voice inside us, calling us to discover and to live fully our true… selves and our heart's desires - finding our own unique calling, not in the expectations of others and in the outside world, but deep within ourselves. 2003.
By Kathleen Norris, Robert Atwan. 2001
Twenty-six writers explore their reactions to a variety of experiences. Stephen King describes the trauma of being hit by a… van and his recovery process; Reynolds Price explains his religious beliefs for his godchild; and Anne Fadiman expresses her feelings about postal service and e-mail. 2001.
By Alan Coren. 1981
Seventy-seven pieces by "Punch" editor-writer Coren. Includes a memoir about a Gatsby of the future; an alcoholic's letter to his… auntie; and a spoof of British ingenuity during the ice age. 1981.
By Bertrand Russell, Robert E Egner, Lester E Denonn. 1992
This comprehensive anthology of Russell's writings brings together his definitive essays from the period of 1903-1959 It covers the most… fertile and lasting work in every significant area he published in. With over 30 essays divided into 17 sections this book provides an invaluable introduction to the scope of Russell's thinking. 1992.
By Milan Kundera, Linda Asher. 1995
A discursive examination of the development of the European novel, focusing on the works of Rabelais, Cervantes, Kafka, and others.… Celebrates the element of humour as "an invention bound up with the birth of the novel." Explores the kinship between novelist and musical composer. 1995. Uniform title: Testaments trahis.
By Kim Anderson, Bonita Lawrence. 2003
A collection of 17 essays which present original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are… pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings. The contributors address such issues as youth health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality and health; and caring for children and adults living with fetal alcohol syndrome. 2003.
By Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey. 2018
The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, "Summer" once again intersperses short… vividly descriptive essays with emotionally raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, even more intimately and unguardedly than in the previous three volumes, he mines with new depth his difficult memories of his childhood and fraught relationship with his own father. Documenting his family's life in rural Sweden and reflecting on a characteristically eclectic array of subjects--mosquitoes, barbeques, cynicism, and skin, to name just a few--he braids the various threads of the previous volumes into a moving conclusion. Knausgaard writes for his daughter, striving to make ready and give meaning to a world at once indifferent and achingly beautiful. In his hands, the overwhelming joys and insoluble pains of family and parenthood come alive with uncommon feeling. Sequel to "Spring". 2018.
By Joe Fiorito. 1997
A collection of newspaper essays by Montrealer Joe Fiorito, who won the 1996 National Newspaper Award for these columns. You'll… meet Milo who is seven and having the lousiest day of his life, Jackie of the Ritz, chambermaid to the stars, and Nantha, single father, man about town, as well as many others. 1997.
By Darren Greer. 2006
From baseball to Picasso, Oscar Wilde to Tennessee Williams, post-modernism to American foreign policy, these essays are a mix of… polemic, politics, memoir, travelogue, and literary theory. Greer relates how his mother's obsession with baseball is overshadowed by her distaste for the American invasion of Iraq, and in some travel essays, he recounts being in India during the height of the Pakistan nuclear crisis, his conversations with monks in Cambodia, and his spiritual revelations in Venice. Some strong language. Some descriptions of sex. Some descriptions of violence. c2006.