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By Ed Marsden Rasunah, Rasunah Marsden. 2000
This is the first anthology of the emerging genre of Indigenous creative non-fiction. The work gathered spans a wide range… of formats and style, from essay, biography, story, and prose to journalism, making it an important collection of Aboriginal literature that defies convention and established boundaries. 2000.
By Editor Sewell Marilyn. 1991
More than three hundred selections of poetry and prose by women authors, all addressing religion and spirituality. Sections such as… "Mothering", "Generations", "The Will toward the Good", and "Images of the Divine" include works by Alice Walker, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Sexton, and others. 1991.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By Rick Book. 2003
Twenty-four stories re-examine Christmas Past, challenging, moving and encouraging the reader to discover toe true meaning of the holiday season.… One tale is of Father Jean de Brébeuf, who composed the Huron Carol to win over Native peoples in the 17th century. Another is about a lightkeeper's wife in Nova Scotia for whom the storms of Christmas Eve bring an inexplicable visitation. 2003.
By Jean Cocteau, Margaret Crosland. 1972
By Jan Wong. 2017
Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking… in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. While he wasn't keen on spending excessive time with his mom, he dreamed of becoming a chef. Ultimately, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. On their journey, Jan and Sam live and cook with locals, seeing how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. In southeast France, they move in with a family sheltering undocumented migrants. From Bernadette, the housekeeper, they learn classic French family fare such as blanquette de veau. In a hamlet in the heart of Italy's Slow Food country, the locals teach them how to make authentic spaghetti alle vongole and a proper risotto with leeks. In Shanghai, they cook firecracker chicken and scallion pancakes with the nouveaux riches and their migrant maids, who are part of the biggest demographic shift in world history. Along the way, mother and son explore their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting--and occasionally clashing--over their mutual love of cooking. 2017.
By Barbara Mitchell, W. O Mitchell, Ormond Mitchell. 1997
A collection of 31 pieces of Mitchell's writing which he often used in public readings. Some are from his novels,… such as "Who has seen the wind" and "The vanishing point," and others are new to this collection. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 1997.
By Elizabeth Goudge. 1976
The popular author offers an anthology of poems and prose from the world's great literature dealing with the concept of… faith. A work of many moods, it includes excerpts from such writers as Shakespeare, Donne, C.S. Lewis, Tolstoy, Rilke, and the Bible. 1976.
By Will Ferguson. 2006
Seventy-one distinctly Canadian selections from fifty-four writers represent over a century's worth of accomplishments in humour. Includes pieces by Stephen… Leacock, Douglas Coupland, Robertson Davies, Miriam Toews, Thomas King, W.P. Kinsella, and Stuart McLean. Some descriptions of sex, violence and strong language. 2006.
By John Metcalf, Claire Wilkshire. 2003
Includes interviews with and commentaries from eight Canadian writers. Listen in to Terry Griggs on where stories come from, Michael… Winter on writing Newfoundland, and K.D. Miller on being 'an actor who writes'. Also features short stories by these authors. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2003.
By Margaret Atwood, Robert Weaver. 1995
A collection of 47 short stories by Canadian authors. Contributors include established writers like Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Timothy Findley,… and Mavis Gallant, as well as the new generation of writers like Rohinton Mistry and Caroline Adderson.
By Norman Manea, Velibor Colic, Bessa Myftiu. 2009
By Collectif. 2003
Dix poètes de dix pays différents (Liban, France, Italie, Israël, Portugal, etc.) adressent à la jeunesse une lettre et un… poème sur le thème de l'espoir et sur le rôle de la poésie dans notre monde. Pour les lecteurs d'école secondaire. 2003.
By Constance Rooke. 1997
A collection of stories about the highly personal subject of home by forty-four celebrated Canadian authors and personalities. Includes such… authors as Carol Shields, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, and Margaret Atwood. Sequel to "Writing Away". 1997.
By Susan E Browne, Debra Connors, Nanci Stern. 1985
By Ernest Buckler. 1977
By Gertrude Stein. 1988
By Christian Bobin. 2011
" L'encre fraîche de Rimbaud tache mes doigts. Ses proses font trembler l'air au-dessus de la page comme sur une… route fondue au soleil d'été. Je vais chercher mon pain, mes nuages et mes étoiles dans l'unique librairie du Creusot. L'acacia au bas de la rue du Guide surgit comme un donateur fou. Son haleine sent le miel et l'or. Toutes les fleurs se ruent vers nous en nous léguant de leur vivant leur couleur et leur innocence. Les contempler mène à la vie parfaite. Les anémones sont si crédules que même l'enfer leur donne raison. " -- 4e de couv.
By Barbara Hehner. 1999
An anthology that celebrates Canada's life and times, filled with stories, songs, poems, and legends. Beginning with native creation myths,… a cross-section of Canadian history follows, including the discovery of the New World, early settlement, and Confederation, as well as legends, humour, and multiculturalism. Highlights classic pieces, such as "In Flanders Fields" and "The Hockey Sweater", as well as hidden gems. For Grade 2 and up. 1999.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson, Malcolm Cowley, Carl Bode. 1981
This selection of poetry and essays by Emerson includes: "The American scholar", his address to the Phi Beta Kappa society… at Harvard; his controversial 1838 address to the graduating class of the Cambridge Divinity School; and his first published work, "Nature", which contains the essence of his transcendentalist philosophy. 1981.