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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 Robertson Davies, Judith Skelton Grant. 1979
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.
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 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 Nancy Huston. 2004
Dans cette étude, l'écrivaine parle d'auteurs qu'elle considère "négativistes". Ils se divisent en trois générations. Adultes pendant la Seconde Guerre… mondiale: Samuel Beckett, Emil Cioran - Enfants/adolescents pendant la guerre: Imre Kertész, Thomas Bernhard, Milan Kundera - Nées après la guerre: Elfriede Jelinek, Michel Houellebecq, Sarah Kane, Christine Angot, Linda Lê. 2004.
The author, editor, and literary critic offers his William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization, which… he delivered at Harvard in 1994. In a prologue and three essays, the author reflects on his experiences, especially in the field of literature, before, during, and after World War II. He discusses contemporary writers and literary trends of the time. 1995.
By George Plimpton. 1984
By Ulick O'Connor, W. B Yeats. 1991
This book begins with a biography showing all Yeats' many facets, above all that of the poet constantly exploring the… themes of love, nationalism and inevitable death. A critical commentary on alternating selections of poetry and prose encompasses Yeats in public and private and conveys the continual development of his creative imagination. 1991.
By John Halperin. 1984
Researches the links between the life and work of the English novelist, her family and society. Analyzes her predicament as… an unmarried woman with inadequate financial means, and her relationships with friends and suitors. 1984.
By Jean Touzot. 1989
Cette biographie de l'écrivain Jean Cocteau tente de suivre sa démarche dans le siècle, au milieu des combats qui n'étaient… pas toujours ceux de l'avant-garde artistique. Elle tente aussi de prendre sur l'oeuvre de ce grand auteur, enrichie de ses derniers textes, une perspective panoramique. 1989.
By Marguerite Yourcenar. 1980
Dans cette étude critique, un grand écrivain d'Occident démonte les mécanismes de la psychologie d'un grand écrivain d'Orient, mettant au… jour les ambitions, les triomphes, les faiblesses, les désastres intérieurs et finalement le courage. 1980.
By Francine Prose. 2006
Novelist, professor, and author of "A Changed Man" offers lessons on close reading to heighten literary appreciation and improve creative… writing skills. Discusses sentence and paragraph structure, characterization, plot, and dialog, using examples from such authors as Austen, Fitzgerald, Roth, and Woolf. Includes list of recommended books. 2006.
Offers an urgent and mesmerizing account of the creative and destructive power of great art. In 2015 Will Aitken journeyed… to Luxembourg for the rehearsals and premiere of Anne Carson's translation of Sophokles' 5th-century BCE tragedy Antigone, starring Juliette Binoche and directed by theatrical sensation Ivo van Hove. In repeatedly watching the play, he became awestruck with the plight of the young woman at the centre of the action. "Look at what these men are doing to me," Antigone cries, expressing the predicament of the dispossessed throughout time. Transfixed by the strange and uncanny power of the play, he finds himself haunted by its protagonist, finally resulting in his own suicidal breakdown. With a backstage view of the action, Aitken illuminates the creative process of Carson, Binoche, and Van Hove and offers a rare glimpse into collaborative genius in action. He also investigates the response to the play by Kierkegaard, Virginia Woolf, Judith Butler, and others who, like him, were moved by its timeless protest against injustice. 2018.
Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again! You'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling,… entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women's roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, Nicholson proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they've always been there.
By Meghan Daum. 2019
From "one of the most emotionally exacting, mercilessly candid, deeply funny, and intellectually rigorous writers of our time" (Cheryl Strayed,… author of Wild) comes a seminal new book that reaches surprising truths about feminism, the Trump era, and the Resistance movement. You won't be able to stop thinking about it and talking about it. In the fall of 2016, acclaimed author Meghan Daum began working on a book about the excesses of contemporary feminism. With Hillary Clinton soon to be elected, she figured even the most fiercely liberal of her friends and readers could take the criticisms in stride. But after the election, she knew she needed to do more, and her nearly completed manuscript went in the trash. What came out in its place is the most sharply-observed, all-encompassing, and unputdownable book of her career. In this gripping new work, Meghan examines our country's most intractable problems with clear-eyed honesty instead of exaggerated outrage. With passion, humor, and most importantly nuance, she tries to make sense of the current landscape-from Donald Trump's presidency to the #MeToo movement and beyond. In the process, she wades into the waters of identity politics and intersectionality, thinks deeply about the gender wage gap, and tests a theory about the divide between Gen Xers and millennials. This signature work may well be the first book to capture the essence of this era in all its nuances and contradictions. No matter where you stand on its issues, this book will strike a chord.
By Patti Smith. 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams… and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of New Year's concerts at San Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering. Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs-including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. In February, a surreal lunar year begins, bringing with it unexpected turns, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey." For Smith-inveterately curious, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing-the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, aging, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Smith melds the western landscape with her own dreamscape. Taking us from California to the Arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery. The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in. But as Smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, wit, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world. Riveting, elegant, often humorous, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, Year of the Monkey is a moving and original work, a touchstone for our turbulent times.
By Pierre Berton. 2003
Pierre Berton shares his own experiences in learning to write and in improving during his writing career. Includes information about… editors, tips for writer's block, and story development through many drafts. 2003.
By John Metcalf, Claire Wilkshire. 2003
Includes interviews with and commentaries from eight Canadian writers. Listen in to Terry Griggs on where stories come from, Michael… Winter on writing Newfoundland, and K.D. Miller on being 'an actor who writes'. Also features short stories by these authors. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2003.