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By Tennessee Williams. 2008
In this play, a recently widowed, faded southern belle visits her bohemian sister and lusty brother-in-law in the French Quarter… of New Orleans. Seeking the lost gentility of her early life, she instead faces a mental breakdown because of the insensitivity of those around her. First published in 1947, c2008.
By Ernest Buckler. 1977
By Pierre Berton. 1986
In 1917, the Canadian Corps seized and held the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front, a feat thought impossible… by the British, French and German forces. The author believes they succeeded because the men were civilians, with flexible minds unfettered by military rules. Bestseller 1986. Winner of the 1987 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award.
By Karen Connelly. 1992
Karen Connelly, 17 years old and bored with her life, was accepted by an exchange program which took her from… Calgary to a small town in Thailand. She describes her assimilation into the Thai language and culture and her despair at leaving when the year came to an end. Winner of the 1993 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1992.
By Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker. 1984
Recounts the endurance and determination of two British mountain climbers in making a forty-day ascent up the treacherous west wall… of Changabang Mountain in the Indian Himalayas. Winner of the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize. 1984.
By Czeslaw Milosz. 1984
The author contends that the spirit of the 1980s, molded by mass media and political manipulation, is as immoral as… the 1930s when various fanaticisms held sway. Ulro, Blake's mythical realm of spiritual pain, is used as a metaphor. Winner of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. 1984. Uniform title: Ziemia Ulro.
By Alfred Uhry. 1986
Boolie, a Jewish businessman, hires a chauffeur for his elderly mother, Daisy. She is not happy about relying on a… black man, but over the years, Hoke becomes her devoted friend. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 1986.
By Peter Shaffer. 1958
By Eugene O'Neill. 1922
A symbolic play about the daughter of a Swedish boat captain, a cynical young woman who falls in love with… a brawny Irish seaman. When she confesses that she worked as a prostitute in Minnesota for a time, both her father and her lover repudiate her. The play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1922.
By Diarmaid MacCulloch. 2003
The Reformation is often chronicled as a single, momentous period in the history of the Church, where a number of… competing groups of reformers challenged a monolithic and corrupt Roman Catholicism over issues ranging from authority and the role of the priests to the interpretation of the Eucharist and the use of the Bible in church. MacCulloch argues instead that there were many reformations. He challenges common assumptions about the relationships between Catholic priests and laity, and explains that even within various groups of reformers there was scarcely agreement about ways to change the Church. 2004, c2003.
By Harold Pinter. 1965
Ten green bottles: the true story of one family's journey from war-torn Austria to the ghettos of Shanghai
By Vivian Jeanette Kaplan. 2002
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place… not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Lise Noël. 1989
L'intolérance et l'oppression peuvent prendre des visages multiples. On n'avait pas encore tente jusqu'ici de dresser un tableau d'ensemble qui… montre comment s'articulent les rapports dominants/dominés autour des paramètres que sont l'âge, le sexe, la condition physique et mentale, l'appartenance ethnique, la langue ou l'orientation sexuelle. C'est ce que l'on trouve dans ce livre. 1989.
By Emma Haché. 2003
Onze tableaux et sept personnages pour conter l'histoire d'un couple improbable: une jeune Allemande et un soldat canadien que leur… désarroi a uni le temps de faire un enfant et que les caprices promotionnels d'un politicien réunit à nouveau. Cette seconde pièce d'une auteure d'origine acadienne a reçu, en 2003, la Prime à la création du Fonds Gratien Gélinas. Prix du Gouverneur général (théâtre). 2004. 2003.
By Margaret MacMillan. 2006
Paris, 1919 : après la " guerre qui devait mettre fin à toutes les guerres ", des hommes et des… femmes de tous les pays convergent vers la capitale pour la conférence de la Paix où va se redessiner la carte du monde. Outre les représentants des plus grandes puissances victorieuses - Wilson, Lloyd George et Clemenceau -, affluent journalistes, ambassadeurs et porte-parole de cent causes différentes - de T.E. Lawrence à la reine Marie de Roumanie, en passant par J.M. Keynes et Hô Chi Minh. Paris est alors le centre du monde, le lieu où se liquident les empires, où naissent de nouveaux pays, et où vont se nouer drames et malentendus. Quelques descriptions de violence. 2006. Titre uniforme: The peacemakers.
By Timothy Findley. 2000
This drama brings together William Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth I, as they and the members of Shakespeare's acting troupe discuss… what makes a man a man and a woman a woman. Much of the dialogue is between Elizabeth, who has reigned in essence as a man, and Ned, one of the actors who throughout his career has played women. On the eve of the execution of the Queen's former lover, the characters come to unexpected conclusions about identity, sex, humanity and love. Some strong language. Winner of the 2000 Governor General's Award for Drama. 2000.