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By Northrop Frye. 1982
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 Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the… Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
By Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere… east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
By Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during… the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
By Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded… commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
By Matt Jackson. 2004
In 1997, Matt Jackson quit his job, strode to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise, and began… his journey. His plan was to hitchhike across Canada, expecting the trip to take three months - but didn't arrive in Newfoundland until three and a half years later. It's a good, old-fashioned road tale. 2004.
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.
By Andrew H Malcolm. 1985
By Charles Gordon. 1997
In the summer of 1996, Charles Gordon and his wife Nancy packed up the family car and drove across Canada… and back. Gordon writes of the places they visited, the animals and other bizarre creatures they met, and the situations they found themselves in during the three month journey. 1997.
By James Laxer. 2006
In 1604, a small group of migrants fled political turmoil and famine in France to start a new colony on… Canada's east coast. Their roughly demarcated territory included what are now Canada's Maritime provinces, land that was fought over by the British and French empires until the Acadians were finally expelled in 1755. In the absence of a state, what defines an Acadian today is elusive, and while their community, centred in New Brunswick, is more confident than ever, it is entering a contentious debate about its future. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
By Kerry Colburn, Rob Sorensen. 2004
Long known as funny, charming and peaceable, Canadians are beloved the world over for their enlightened social policies and their… willingness to bring the beer. This essential guide features amazing Canadian inventions, great moments in Canadian history, and pointers on how to eat, drink, dress and apologize like a Canadian. 2004.
By Margaret Atwood. 1995
The author writes of the imaginative mystique of the Canadian North. In discussing the work of writers like Robert Service,… Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence, she talks of northern folklore, myth, and imagery. Originally presented as the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University. 1995.
By Carle A Rigby. 1979
A Los Angeles family, weary of city living, found a satisfactory alternative in northern British Columbia. The years in the… wilderness, highlighted by the discovery of an important jade deposit, are humourously described. c1977.
By Silver Donald Cameron. 1993
An account of the cruise which Silver Donald Cameron and his wife and son took in 1992 around the Maritimes… in their home-built wooden sloop. He talks about the places they visited - from Green Gables to the Magdalen Islands and the people they met, like a man who publishes a newsletter for potato growers. c1993.
By Beth Hill. 1994
The author, an anthropologist, history buff and boater, has spent many summers combing the coastline of B.C. with her husband.… Here she fondly looks back on 30 years of living on the coast. 1996.
By Ted Ferguson. 1985
By Taras Grescoe. 2000
For referendum-weary English Canadians, Quebec is an enigma wrapped in a yawn, so Grescoe explores a francophone country-and-western festival in… rural Mauricie, deconstructs a Montreal Canadiens hockey game, covers the stunning diversity of Quebec's newspapers, and dismantles Bombardier snowmobiles, all while meeting Mohawk Warriors, Yiddish-speaking French Canadians, and the UFO-obsessed followers of Raël. He describes Quebec's love-hate relationship with France and the United States; the dance, theatre, and literary productions celebrated in Europe but little known here; and its fears about distinctness on an increasingly uniform continent. 2000.
By Maria Coffey. 1996
Travel writer Maria Coffey and her husband, photographer Dag Goering, embark on a 3-month journey by wooden boat along Canada's… western shores. Leading the way are legendary boat builders and sailors Allen and Sharie Farrell aboard China Cloud; they visit their old haunts along the coast, where they homesteaded, fished and built boats. 1996.