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By Leonard Cohen. 2006
A collection of musings, jottings, quatrains, lyrics, prose meditations and offhand epigrams, including previously unpublished poems dating as far back… as 1970. Cohen displays both a surface humility and an underlying self-confidence as he reflects on women, Zen doctrine, his own advancing age, and the legacy of the '60s. Descriptions of sex and strong language. 2006.
By Irving Layton. 1989
By Alberto Manguel. 2004
When anthologist and essayist Alberto Manguel decided to reread a few of his favourite books, he was struck by how… they seemed to reflect and comment on the chaos of the world. This prompted him to keep a year-long record of the connections between the books we love and the lives we lead by revisiting a book each month. The result is a book lover's diary - a volume of notes, reflections, impressions of travel, and events private and public. 2004.
By Naomi Shihab Nye. 2002
Over four dozen of her own poems about the Middle East and about being an Arab American living in the… United States. Nye writes of figs and olives, fathers' blessings and grandmothers' hands. She writes of Palestinians, living and dead, of war, and of peace. 2002.
By Robertson Davies. 1996
A collection of Robertson Davies' reflections on books, reading, and writing. These essays, book reviews, and other writings, taken from… a selection which he had planned to publish before his death, reveal Davies at his vintage best. 1996.
By Alberto Manguel. 2006
An account of Manguel's astonishment at the variety, beauty and persistence of our efforts to shape the world and our… lives, most notably through something almost as old as reading itself: libraries. The result is both personal and wide-ranging: a study of the mysteries of libraries, a thorough analysis of their history throughout the world, and an esoteric celebration of reading. 2006.
By Virginia Woolf, Clara Malraux. 1980
Un classique de la pensée féministe. Sujet-prétexte: les femmes et le roman. Point de départ (et point d'arrivée): si une… femme veut écrire une oeuvre de fiction elle doit disposer de quelque argent et d'une chambre à soi (à soi seule). 1980.
By Billy-Ray Belcourt. 2017
The poet issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain… like theirs without giving up on the future. His poems and essays upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where "everyone is at least a little gay." Winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for Canadian poetry. 2017. Uniform title: Poems.
By Sarah De Leeuw. 2017
A collection of personal essays, haunted by loss, evoking turbulent physical and emotional Canadian landscapes. Sarah de Leeuw's creative non-fiction… captures strange inconsistencies and aberrations of human behaviour, urging us to be observant and aware. The essays are wide in scope and expose what--and who--goes missing. 2017. Uniform title: Essays.
This volume examines the mystery behind Florence Deeks' 1925 lawsuit, which claimed that H. G. Wells plagiarized her manuscript in… the writing of his international best-seller The Outline of History. In this exploration, McKillop introduces several sources, including renowned publishers, editors, lawyers, judges, and others, who come forward in this work to offer an account of one of the most notorious literary legal battles of the 20th century. 2000.
By Steven Heighton. 2016
A collection of laments and celebrations that reflect on our struggle to believe in the future of a world that… continues to disappoint us. The poet challenges the boundaries of sleep and even death in these meditations on what lies just beneath the surface of contemporary life. These are poems that trouble over the idea of failure even as they continually recommit to the present moment. Winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. 2016. Uniform title: Poems.
By Helen Keller. 2000
Quotations from speeches, letters, articles, and interviews by the author, lecturer, and humanitarian who became deaf-blind at nineteen months of… age. Topics include the senses, faith, women in society, human nature, war and peace, education, happiness, friendship and love, and triumph over adversity. Includes a chronology of Keller's life from 1880 to 1968. 2000.
By Sam Solecki. 1999
This study takes into account not only Purdy's more than forty published books, but also the manuscripts from the Purdy… archives at the University of Saskatchewan and Queen's University. Suggests that Purdy's work articulates a vision of Canada, both of what it is and of what it might be. Purdy's poems record his sense of being in the world as a Canadian, of being rooted in a particular landscape, way of life, and history. Some strong language. 1999.
By Irvin Studin. 2006
Studin approached leading Canadians from all walks of life - politics, the civil service, academia, literature, journalism, business, the arts… - from both official language groups, and from all regions of the country, as well as from the Canadian diaspora, to tell us what they believe defines us. The answers to "What is a Canadian?" range from "someone who crosses the road to get to the middle" to "the citizen of a country badly in need of growing up" to "adaptable. To illustrate, consider the depth and breadth of the Canadian woman's wardrobe". 2006.
Includes both Reagan's own writing and his favourite quotations, proverbs, and excerpts from speeches, poetry, and literature. The breadth of… these notes sheds light on a man who was deeply engaged with the arts, culture, and politics. Known as the "Great Communicator," Reagan sought wisdom from a wide-ranging set of political figures, philosophers, novelists, and poets. Some strong language. c2011.
By Hoa Nguyen. 2016
What our lives permit us to perceive as givens, Nguyen reveals as mere conditions, inextricably tied to and guided by… greater forces - from the economy to the environment, from the Mayan predictions to the menstrual cycle, from the weight of history to the burden of the future. The poems contain a sense of dis-ease, rupture, things frayed, and grief as love shimmers the edges. As grounded in the earth as in the stars, the poems are reminders of the possibilities of contemplation in every space and moment. 2016. Uniform title: Poems.
By Philip Larkin, Anthony Thwaite. 1989
This collection of over 200 poems was written between 1938 and 1983. It includes 83 poems, covering every period of… Larkin's career, which have not been previously published. 1989. Uniform title: Poems
By Robert W Service. 1940
By Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Joseph Stein. 1966
World famous musical based on Sholom Aleichem's stories about a Jewish family living in a Russian village in 1905. Despite… hard times the father manages to keep a sense of humour. 1966. Uniform title: Fiddler on the roof.
By Edmond Rostand. 1897
Désespéré par son fameux nez "qui d'un quart d'heure en tous lieux le précède", le Gascon Cyrano n'ose ouvrir son… coeur à sa cousine Roxane, l'objet de sa passion. Cet homme de l'ombre aussi laid qu'éloquent prêtera donc, en secret, sa verve et sa voix à son rival plus beau, mais moins spirituel que lui... Cyrano de Bergerac, comédie héroïque créée le 28 décembre 1897, a ravi des générations de spectateurs et de lecteurs. De Constant Coquelin à Gérard Depardieu, les plus grands comédiens ont prêté leurs traits à ce personnage haut en couleurs, incarnation pittoresque du coq gaulois, poète fantasque et amoureux sublime. Dans cette oeuvre pleine de panache à l'origine d'un engouement populaire sans précédent, Rostand nous rappelle, sous couvert de légèreté, que l'on ne saurait vivre que de lyrisme et d'ivresse. 1897.