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By Northrop Frye. 1982
By Frederick Porter Hitz. 2004
A study of how the literature of espionage compares with its actual practice, written by a former CIA officer. Hitz… concludes that in most instances truth is more surprising and peculiar than fiction. For espionage fans interested in an insider's assessment of the reality behind the entertainment. Some strong language. 2004.
By P. K Page. 1985
By Bruce Meyer. 2000
Meyer shows how all the greats - Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare and numerous other classic writers - are still… very relevant. Using his trademark approach to reading and understanding, he takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery through some of the most important works of Western literature. 2000.
By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic… to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
By Robertson Davies, Judith Skelton Grant. 1979
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of… the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
By Northrop Frye, Robert D Denham. 2001
Frye's entries contain self-analysis and self-revelation, as well as humour, dark moods and claustrophobia, and some self-congratulating. They also serve… as a chronicle of Frye's life, as we watch him teach classes, plan his career, record his dreams, register his reactions to the people he meets, and reflect on books, music, movies, and religious and political issues. Some strong language. 2001.
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. 1970.
By Michael Hardwick. 1987
Hardwick alternates the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle with the history of Holmes, summarizing the stories' plots. Includes… a Who's Who of Characters and an index of quotations. 1987.
By George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell. 1970
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.1 "An age like this, 1920-1940." 1970.
By Margaret Atwood. 2017
Margaret Atwood considers the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to be like the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that… contains the fossils of many weird and strange early life forms, different from but not unrelated to contemporary writerly ones. Atwood also gives readers some insight into the fashions and foibles of those times. Her recollections and anecdotes offer a wry and often humorous look at the early days of the institutions taken for granted today - from writers' unions and grant programs to book tours and festivals. 2017.
By Northrop Frye. 1971
Dr. Frye has collected all his essays on Canadian writing and painting which he believes are of permanent value. Includes… his annual surveys of English Canadian poetry which originally appeared between 1950 and 1960.