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By Northrop Frye. 1982
By Northrop Frye. 1980
By Hugh Gregory Gallagher, Geoffrey C Ward. 1998
The author presents journal entries, essays, and speeches. Gallagher was a college student of twenty when he almost died of… polio. As an influential Senate aide and lobbyist in Washington, D.C., he was instrumental in passing the Architectural Barriers Act of 1968. 1998.
By Dennis Lee. 1998
In this collection of essays, Lee explores the experience of "body music": the dance of energy that poems arise from.… He also describes the process of writing verse for children and pays tribute to a variety of Canadian poets. 1998.
Biographia literaria, or, Biographical sketches of my literary life and opinions: [part work] (Bollingen Ser. #Vol. 75)
By Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Jackson Bate, James Engell. 1984
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics… of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work. 1984.
The author looks at 15 novels that over the past 125 years have made considerable sums of money but have… not been entirely acceptable to the literary community. Includes: King Solomon's Mines; Beau Geste; Forever Amber; Under Two Flags; and Tarzan of the Apes. c1981.
By Daniel Tammet. 2006
This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, 27-year-old British autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome.… Tammet's ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he's capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, he learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,514th digit. Tammet traces his life from a frustrating, withdrawn childhood and adolescence to his adult achievements. Bestseller. 2006.
By Anthea Courtenay, Rachel Pinney, Mimi Schlachter. 1983
Psychiatrist Pinney, therapist to Bobby, an autistic child, undertook an unorthodox form of treatment consisting of sessions in which Bobby… chose the activities. This led to difficult and comic situations as Bobby chose to navigate every elevator he could find. 1983.
By Richard M Cohen. 2003
Emmy Award-winning television news producer and journalist chronicles his battle with multiple sclerosis and colon cancer. While detailing his vision… loss and other symptoms, Cohen's frank account is "not about suffering" but about "surviving and flourishing, rising above fear and self-doubt" with the support of his wife and children. Bestseller. 2003.
By Edmund Wilson. 1969
By Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
By Sven Birkerts. 1987
By Agatha Christie, John Curran. 2009
Literary advisor to the bestselling queen of crime's estate describes, excerpts, and discusses the seventy-plus notebooks discovered at Christie's family… home after her daughter's 2004 death. Includes notes about Christie's books, alternative plot ideas, and two previously unpublished stories featuring her long-running protagonist Hercule Poirot. 2009.
By William Trevor. 1984
By Abigail Thomas. 2006
Author describes rebuilding her life after her husband was institutionalized for a traumatic brain injury he sustained when a car… hit him in 2000. Thomas reflects on the evolution of their relationship and how she copes with help from family, friends, knitting, and her three dogs - Rosie, Harry, and Carolina. 2006.
By Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Estes. 1978
By John George Moss. 1987
These 300 essays provide a critical, comprehensive look at Canadian fiction from 1769 to the present time. Includes entries on… writers of historical importance as well as established authors such as Timothy Findley and Margaret Atwood, and new writers such as Janette Turner Hospital and Joy Kogawa. 1987.
By Barry Hines, Mike Reeves, Phil Viner, Jools Viner. 2006
Experience the gritty realism of Billy Casper's world, as he fights to escape the confines of life in a 1960's… Yorkshire mining town by training and flying a hawk. Junior and senior high readers. 2006, c1968.
By Alberto Manguel. 1996
Author and translator Alberto Manguel tells the story of the act of reading, from Pliny the Younger to the lures… of cyberspace. Exploring what it means to be a reader of books, he considers what happens when we read, how our reading habits have developed over the centuries, and how, ever since writing began, the act of reading has become a part of being human. 1996.