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By Marjorie May Anderson, Ann-Marie McDonald. 2006
These essays focus on personal discoveries: family secrets, sexuality, rebellion, crevices of deep joy or regret; about finding connections to… nature; about embracing forgiveness and new perspectives. Barbara McLean tells us of the sister she never knew, while June Callwood explores the continuity that flows between mothers and daughters. Other contributors include Margaret Atwood, Frances Itani, and Silken Laumann. 2006.
By Mordecai Richler. 2002
A collection of essays on sports written by Richler for various magazines and newspapers over the years. Selected by the… author himself, these pieces cover ice hockey, baseball, salmon fishing, bodybuilding, and wrestling. They feature Richler's encounters with Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Ring Lardner, Hank Greenberg and more. 2002.
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.2 "My country Right or Left, 1940-1943." 1970.
By Mark Twain, Bret Harte. 1991
Forty-six essays by Mark Twain and Bret Harte, written early in their careers for a San Francisco literary publication, the… Californian. Includes a short story, "The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," by Twain; recalls a visit to the public library in "Among the Books," by Harte. Also describes life in California after the Gold Rush and during the Civil War. 1991.
By Mordecai Richler. 1990
This collection of reviews, essays and articles showcase Mordecai Richler's outrageous remarks and irreverent wisdom on everything from pop psychology… and male impotence to reincarnation and political wives. He also meditates on the joys of reading and the power of fiction. 1990.
By Mordecai Richler. 1998
A collection of essays which Richler has divided into his own interests -- books, sports, travel, and politics. Whether portraying… heroes like Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe in sports, travelling through Africa, or taking pokes at politicians like Brian Mulroney, Richler reveals his passion about the world in which we live. Strong language. 1998.
By Elizabeth Hardwick. 1983
Twenty-four diverse literary and social essays that include reflections on the civil rights movement, on crime and war in the… 1960s and 1970s, and on the work and lives of writers from Ring Lardner to Simone Weil. Movies and plays also pass under Hardwick's scrutiny. 1983.
By Conrad Black. 2016
Conrad Black is one of our best known writers, historians, and businessmen. Included here are Conrad's best newspaper columns on… Canada, its history and future; the U.S. as superpower; the Middle East; the Catholic Church; Wall Street; and journalism. Also, influential columns on everything from free trade to prison reform; and unexpected delights, including a much-read column on rescued kittens. On all of these subjects, Conrad Black is an intellectual force and these are the reflections of a masterful stylist, whose opinions defy expectation and whose wit and brilliance is on display in everything he writes. 2016. Uniform title: Essays.
By Gore Vidal. 1988
In this collection of essays, Vidal writes of politics, literature, aviation, and his father. Numerous literary figures are discussed, including… Tennessee Williams, Henry James, and Italo Calvino. Vidal pokes fun at conservatives and radicals alike. Some strong language. 1988.
By Jeanette Winterson. 1996
A collection of pieces on modernism, autobiography, style and painting, arguing the importance of art in our lives. The essays… also discuss the author's relationship to her own work, and the books that she loves. 1996.
By Miriam Waddington. 1989
The author recalls her childhood on the prairie and her growing sense of herself as a writer, a woman and… a Jew. She includes her reflections on many facets of poetry, Yiddish writers and the Canadian literary tradition, and her criticisms of the works of Stephen Leacock, Anais Nin, Simone de Beauvoir, V.S. Naipaul, A.M. Klein, and others. (Studies in Canadian literature)
By Calvin Trillin. 1991
Twelve nonfiction stories expanded from earlier versions in the "New Yorker" magazine chronicle offbeat aspects of American culture. Profiles include… those of eccentric magicians Penn and Teller and a pair of midwestern, church-going murderers. Subjects range through the serious problems of a logging town in Oregon, the fate of an American student who falls ill in China, and the ice cream war between Ben and Jerry's and Haagen-Dazs. 1991.
By Joshua Wheeler. 2018
By P. J O'Rourke. 1995
Twenty-five years of essays from the journalist's past. Evolving from a drug-using hippie to a right-wing conservative, O'Rourke writes about… everything from automobiles in "The Ultimate Politically Incorrect Car" to politics in "Whitewater." Some strong language. 1995.
By David Foster Wallace. 1997
Seven wry essays set forth incisive observations on popular aspects of American society. The title piece chronicles a one-week luxury… cruise in the Caribbean, detailing the sights and sensations of the experience with candid and caustic insight. Strong language. 1997.
By Gary Snyder. 1995
A collection of essays that are "Buddhist, poetic, and environmental calls to complex moral thought and action." Holds that nature… is not something apart from human society, but intrinsic. Urges humans to transcend their differences and find common ground for their own good and nature's. c1995.
By Virginia Woolf. 1929
This essay is based on two papers which Virginia Woolf read to the Arts Society at Newnham and Girton Colleges… in October 1928. She wished to share the ideas which led her to conclude that a woman needed to have money and a room of her own if she was to create. 1977, c1929.
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 Ben Okri. 1998
"A way of being free" brings together twelve of Ben Okri's most controversial non-fiction pieces in this beautifully crafted collection… on the theme of freedom. Lyrical, imaginative and provocative, it confirms Okri's status as one of the most inspiring of contemporary writers.
By Albert Camus. 1991
In the title essay, the French philosopher and writer develops an affirmative attitude towards life, even though life is regarded… as meaningless and absurd. The other essays also deal with the theme of affirmation in the face of absurdity. 1991. Uniform title: Mythe de Sisyphe.