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By Northrop Frye. 1982
By Kenneth C Davis. 1998
Examines the culture and environment in which the Bible was written and explores the Good Book by placing some of… its accounts in historical perspective. Details views on when and by whom the Old and New Testaments were written and how other traditions influenced their contents and structure. 1998.
By Northrop Frye. 1980
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.
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 Cynthia Heald. 1986
Society beckons us to suceed-to achieve excellence in our appearance, our earing power, our family life. God Himself beckons us… to be women of excellence. But what exacly is He asking? 1986.
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 Includes notes about Christie's books, alternative plot ideas, and two previously unpublished stories featuring her long-running protagonist Hercule Poirot. 2009.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 Bruce S Feiler. 2002
At a time when conflicts among three of the world's major religions - Islam, Judaism, and Christianity - are in… the global spotlight, the author presents a biography of the one man who unites them: Abraham. Tellingly, the story of the sacrifice of Isaac plays a pivotal role in key holidays of all three faiths, and yet they can't agree on which son Abraham tried to kill. Abraham is revealed as an historically elusive man who embodies three religions, and as a character who has shape-shifted over the millennia to serve the clashing goals and dogma of each one. 2002.
By W. Phillip Keller. 1978
Drawing from his experience as a professional sheep rancher, Keller leads readers verse by verse through this beloved portion of… Scripture offering unique insights into the love the Good Shepherd bestows. c1978.
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.
By François, Église Catholique. 2015
Loué sois-tu (Laudato si'), tel est le titre de l'encyclique du Pape François sur l'écologie et le respect de la… création. Le discours du Pape se situe au niveau éthique et pastoral et confirme le souci manifesté depuis le début de son pontificat pour deux concepts-clé : l'urgence de la sauvegarde de la création et la lutte contre ce qu'il appelle la culture du déchet. 2015.