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    $14.95

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    This continuing prose poem attempts to come to terms with some of the most basic human experiences, from sex and language to the central place of light in our lives. Book V expands upon these obsessions, particularly the relationship between the body and the world and the experience of light; it adds a number of new ones as well. The failed artist is imagined as a consummate forger, expertly capable of mimicry, but wholly a fraud at any genuine work or feeling. A religious impetus, largely unstated until now, begins to be consecrated in this book with a series of short lyric poems concerning the redemptive qualities of love.
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    $14.95

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    Both an acknowledgement and a quiet celebration of the connections that run through people and their personal and public histories, this poetry collection explores and mines the past and present while stepping into the future. The poems are rich in image and in their sense of Canada, especially the tensions between literature and its physical realities. A heady and heads-up mix of classicism, urban pop culture, and historic Glengarry County in Eastern Ontario, this volume roots itself in the green earth, where it holds and thrives at all costs.
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    $19.95

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    This series on Canadian authors fulfills a real need in the study of Canadian literature. Each monograph is a separately bound study that 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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    $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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    $12.95

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    Offering an intimate portrait of the last years of Sinclair Ross`s often beleaguered life, this elegant account of an artist in decline—crippled by Parkinson`s Disease and a sense of failure, attracted to suicide and his own sexual revelations—leads readers to a new biographical reading of one of Canada`s most acclaimed novels, As for Me and My House. As a homosexual, Sinclair Ross grew up behind his own false front on the prairies, developing after the war into a more cosmopolitan man than previously imagined.
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    $19.95

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    Featuring personal finance strategies from one of the world’s leading financial services companies, this guide presents easy-to-understand guidance for dealing with common situations and challenges regardless of income level. With an emphasis on education and good financial planning, topics discussed include financial planning for homeowners, investing responsibly, planning for the future, and dealing with unexpected changes that can adversely affect one’s finances—such as credit card theft, divorce, job loss, or a medical emergency. With straightforward steps for creating a financial roadmap and getting one’s finances in order, the guide addresses budgeting, personal savings, investments, insurance, planning for education costs, retirement planning, and debt control in ways that maximize financial confidence and are applicable to a wide range of situations.
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    $24.95

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    For Americans either contemplating a move or already living in Canada, this reference answers all the questions necessary to successfully plan the transition, including immigration planning, customs planning, cash management, income tax planning, retirement, wills and estates, risk management, and investments. According to the Association for Canadian Studies, more than 10,000 Americans moved to Canada in 2006, a new 30-year record. The similarity in language, currency, culture, services, and products of these two countries can lead Americans in Canada to mistakenly think its laws and customs are also the same. With proper planning before moving, it is possible to get a five-year tax holiday from Canadian taxes!
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    $19.95

    Offers legal insights along with stories, real-life examples, and six simple steps that make real estate easy for everyone.

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    From his first book, The Visible Man (“as fine a first volume of poetry as one is ever likely to read”  —the Dalhousie Review), to his most recent, Resurrection In the Cartoon (“passionate, humorous, worldly-wise, kick-ass poetry”  —The Vancouver Sun), Robert Priest`s poetry has been the delight of critics and readers alike. Blue Pyramids: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of Robert Priest`s six books of lyric poems, spells, psalms, aphorisms, koans, diatribes, and prose poems along with an exciting new group of poems and aphorisms. Also included is a selection of never-before-published song lyrics. Relentless in their assessment of contemporary culture, the mordant irony, brutal honesty, and remarkable sensitivity of Priest`s works create a poetic crucible in which the Canadian “melting-pot” is purified of its hypocrisies and reclaimed, ultimately, in the joy of language.
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    $18.95

    A comic book in words, episodic and eerie, The Haunted Hillbilly is a carnivalesque thrill-ride that reads both like a vintage 1950s issue of Tales from the Crypt and a 21st century re-imagining of Michael Ondaatje’s The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. The Haunted Hillbilly is an historical first-person narrative, told by Nudie “The Carnival Couturier” (the name’s a twist on “Nudie, the Rodeo Tailor”, a real-life figure perhaps best known for dressing Elvis Presley), a gay couturier who, in Derek McCormack’s spellbinding world, also happens to be a vampire. As the story evolves, with its magical poetic cadence, Nudie makes, then breaks, the career of country-and-western legend Hank Williams.

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    Charting a literary tradition in Canadian national culture, this work gives readers a convincing account of the evolution of a genre too often relegated to the sidelines. For a century and a half, Canadian novelists have used the history of their country as material for their works. Awarded scant attention in literary chronicles, the genre of historical fiction has provided an enduring means of literary expression for many important Canadian novelists. It has also attracted the attention of a number of lesser writers, and achievements both great and small are discussed in this pointed survey. Based upon wide reading, the essay deals with novels written in both official languages.
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    $25.00

    Winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize for the Best Critical Work, 1987.

    The Dialogue Conference at York University provided an opportunity for a number of scholars to bring a feminist perspective to women’s writing in Québec and English Canada. The essays in this volume explore women as readers and writers; the collection concludes with the first extensive bibliography of feminist criticism about Canadian and Québec literature, much of which is drawn from unindexed sources.

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    $5.00

    This explorative collection is presented as a series of statements, suggestions, illuminations, and occasional epiphanies, about the Atlantic region of Canada, its literature and its culture. Most of these critical and scholarly essays demonstrate an abundant awareness of the literature of other regions even though their central attentions are to various aspects of the literature of Atlantic Canada in English.

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    $45.00

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    Sharon Rose Wilson`s analysis of Atwood`s sexual politics through fairy-tale patterns offers a new reading of Atwood and a fresh appreciation of the traditional fairy tale`s ability to illuminate modern literature. Challenging feminist assumptions that fairy tales limit gender roles, Wilson discloses the genius of this fascinating writer to use the fairy tale to transform the images of women and men. Fairy tales have been perceived by feminists as perpetuating negative female role models; however, Wilson illustrates Atwood`s reworking of the traditional message to achieve a transformation that empowers women. Of additional interest are examples of Atwood`s artwork, published here for the first time.
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    $15.00

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    Gabrielle Roy`s undoubted importance in the history of the French-Canadian novel makes her a frequently studied author. In this unique study, Ellen Babby focuses on the spectacle motif throughout Gabrielle Roy`s fiction. This wide-ranging survey of texts reveals a whole new facet of Roy`s artistry, and sheds a refreshing and critically important light on many of her works often casually passed over by critics, such as La Rivière sans repros, Jardin au bout du monde, La Montagne secrète, and Alexandre Chenevert.
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    $8.95

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    This collection of essays shows Hood in full, elegant control of a variety of subjects that will appeal to those interested in Canadian literary history and to anyone involved with the literary currents of our time. The essays are detailed, complex, and enriched by the sensibility of the author who has been called “Canada`s most learned, most intellectual novelist” (The Canadian Forum). At the same time, they display Hood`s unique ability to convey intellectual ideas with warmth, humor, and passionate conviction. He is that rare breed of author whose books are inspired by a profound commitment to art, a deep love of his community, a sensitive involvement with language, and an ongoing engagement with theoretical problems crucial to twentieth-century thought.
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