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    $45.00

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    Providing in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers—including John Newlove, Eli Mandel, Robert Kroetsch, Joe Rosenblatt, and Leonard Cohen—this series features essays by Canadian literary specialists. Each volume contains four to five essays that are unified in a general introduction.
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    $45.00

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    Providing in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers—including George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, bpNichol, Michael Ondaatje, and bill bissett—this series features essays by Canadian literary specialists. Each volume contains four to five essays that are unified in a general introduction.
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    $9.95

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    These studies of Canadian authors fulfill a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study of about 55 pages. Each contains a biography of the author, a description of the tradition and milieu that influenced the author, a survey of the criticism on the author, a comprehensive essay on all the author`s key works, and a detailed bibliography of primary and secondary works.
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    $15.00

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    Hugh Hood has been called Canada`s foremost writer of short stories, and this book—the first complete critical work on Hood`s short stories—illustrates why he is the master craftsman of this genre. Hood has always insisted that his short-story collections should be treated as a unity—as if each story were a chapter of a novel. In this book, the author accepts Hood`s challenge, and shows how his six collections to date are carefully arranged in relation to a guiding theme. As Copoloff-Mechanic shows, the stories in each of the collections are carefully interconnected to illuminate the details of Canadian life in terms of a universal, timeless drama.
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    $50.00

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    Providing in-depth, original criticism on Canadian writers—including Neil Bissoondath, Austin Clarke, Joy Kogawa, Rohinton Mistry, and Josef Skvorecky—this series features essays by Canadian literary specialists. Each volume contains four to five essays that are unified in a general introduction.
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    $16.95

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    From the third volume of George Woodcock`s autobiography:

    “Like many people who grew old and have not cast off from the past, I feel the urgency that makes me want to write even of the recent past before it is too late, and also, to see at times my life in panoramic recession. For I realize now, looking back over my eight completed decades, that from the days I left school in 1929 up to 1977, I was involved in institutions, or something very like institutions, and depended on them largely for my living. I began with the eleven years working for the Great Western Railway. When I left that in 1949, I involved myself for almost a decade in the anarchist movement, which, though apparently lightly structured and voluntary in its operations, in fact had the orthodoxies and the moral pressures that made it into an institution of its own kind. Like Orwell, I found that a writer cannot further his political ideals by immersing himself in an organized movement, but only as guerilla fighting in his own terrain.”
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    $12.00

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    A translation of the mediaeval Latin songs known as the Carmina Burana, this collection makes use of various types of translation (identification with the text, use of the text as a means of experimentation, physical abuse of the text, and extension beyond it) in order to examine specific linguistic and social histories, and to engage their contemporary traces. The writers of the verses collected together as the Carmina Burana were travellers, masterless clerks who studied, drank, wrote, prayed, screwed, gambled, and begged their way around 13th century Western Europe. Their decidedly vernacular use of Latin, the language of religious and secular authority, is strikingly heretical.
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    $14.95

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    Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian`s, student`s, and teacher`s wishes. Each book, about 80 pages in length, contains clear, readable information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are carefully designed readings of the novels; they are not substitutes for reading them. Each book is attractively produced and follows the same format, so students will know exactly what to expect:

    • a chronology of the author`s life
    • the importance of the book
    • critical reception
    • reading of the text
    • selected list of works cited
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    $14.95

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    Peter Gzowski—Canada`s best-known and most-adored radio personality. Marco Adria traces Gzowski`s childhood in Galt, his unusual family history, and his early days at Maclean`s, ultimately focusing on Gzowski`s radio career. How does Morningside choose its guests? What`s the secret behind Gzowski`s interview technique? What are his deep-held beliefs about Canada? This first biography will be welcomed by his many fans and admirers.

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    $29.95

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    This comprehensive resource helps people considering a law degree to differentiate between schools and to answer common questions regarding the law degree. The emphasis is placed on what is unique about each law school, and where the school`s strengths and weaknesses lie. Comparisons among the schools are made in the appendix using charts, and special characteristics are highlighted in the “Unique Characteristics” chapter. Also included are chapters on myths surrounding the law degree, trends and issues in legal education, aboriginal people and access to legal education, and how to improve your chances of being admitted.
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  • Untitled post 35492
    $49.95

    The Canadian Literature Index: A Guide to Periodicals and Newspapers was created in response to the need for comprehensive access to the vast amount of Canadian literature and literary criticism published on a periodical basis in 1988. The mandate for The Canadian Literature Index is to provide scholars, students and general readers of Canadian literature with a periodicals guide devoted exclusively to their interests. The Canadian Literature Index has dual objectives: one, to access all Canadian primary materials (poems, short stories, novels, plays and literary essays), and two, to access all Canadian secondary materials (critical articles, book reviews, interviews and bibliographies), in the field of Canadian Literature.

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    $20.00

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    Examines Findley`s novels, from The Last of the Crazy People through The Telling of Lies, for the ways in which their use of metafictive devices pose specifically ethical challenges for readers. Findley`s novels dramatize the process of interpretation and interrogation of dominant discourses from the point of view of those subjects either already marginalized by history or who choose to repudiate dominant texts and thus become marginalized. As revisionist texts, these novels tell history from the losers` point of view, and in the process of explicating how dominant discourse is constructed, they create the possibility of other constructions and seek to express counterdiscourses. But they also make clear that such expressions are themselves constructions: their ethical challenge lies in problematizing readers` knowledge of dominant history and in asking readers to choose their constructions carefully.
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    $14.95

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    Canadian Fiction Studies are an answer to every librarian`s, student`s, and teacher`s wishes. Each book, about 80 pages in length, contains clear, readable information on a major Canadian novel. These studies are carefully designed readings of the novels; they are not substitutes for reading them. Each book is attractively produced and follows the same format, so students will know exactly what to expect:

    • a chronology of the author`s life
    • the importance of the book
    • critical reception
    • reading of the text
    • selected list of works cited
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    $85.00

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    A revision and complete updating of the editors` previous bibliography of Canadian theatre history and its supplement, this volume contains more than 8,000 new entries. Topically arranged, with author and keyword indexes it includes contributions from Patrick O`Neill, Jean Cléo Godin, Leonard Doucette, David Gardner, Anton Wagner, and Malcolm Page.
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    $15.95

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    In a book where the language of science is also the language of mystery and poetry, these poems focus on accidents, calamities, and reverence. Whether reinterpreting the world through geometry, learning the shapes that shape people, or following an obsessive-compulsive into the library and listening to him rant about pop culture, the poet compellingly captures his present surroundings.
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    $18.95

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    The Laidlaw Foundation was established in 1949 by Walter and Robert Laidlaw, sons of the founder of the R. Laidlaw Lumber Company. This book is a history of the Laidlaw family, how it amassed money, and why the brothers decided to disperse it as they did. Making Change is also a record of the work of the foundation over the past 50 years. The impact has been to help children in need, to train scholars, and to support social, cultural, and environmental causes. Overall, this book seeks to identify what motivates people to act philanthropically and the implications of their doing so. It is interesting to understand what persuades wealthy people to give away their money and provide leadership in areas where government stewardship is lacking.
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