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Par Joanna Lilley. 2014
Yukon-based, UK-born Joanna Lilley’s first book of poems is a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various…relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, these poems embrace the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate. c2014.
Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
Par Johanna Skibsrud. 2016
In this collection of poems, the author asks: is our world really what it appears to be? How do we…shape it through language? And if language can create our world, can it also transform or destroy it? She brings us to the edges of dreams and waking. With lines that are searching, but spacious, she deftly turns over ideas of perception and reality, inviting us to join her as she releases the abstract figure from its painting, or brings the poet in from the wilderness. 2016.
Par John Henry Newman. 2009
Par Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
Par Coleman Barks, Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi. 1995
Contemporary translation of spiritual poetry by the Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). These poems were created during Rumi's work with…a dervish learning community that was "exploring the mystery of union with the divine." Includes sex. 1995. Uniform title: Selections.
Par Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality…to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
Par Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting…in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
Par Lynn Crosbie. 2017
A sustained, confessional new collection of poems that tells the story of Crosbie's father’s battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness,…following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet’s conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book’s title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author’s attempts to understand her father’s distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the “negative capability” required of readers of poetry. 2017.
Par Ashis Gupta. 2007
Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, this book is less about Clarence Thomas than it is…about the devastating reign of the Bush administration. The central idea of the book is: ‘War is an Evil product of Evil/Hypocritical Minds’. The ‘Chorus of the Homeless’ occupies a central role in the poem, performing a function much like the Chorus in Greek Tragedies, providing a reasonably objective commentary. In a sense, the central story is a tragedy too – George Bush is a tragic figure. And, towards the end, he is conceived as a tragic hero, a Samson-like figure who pulls down the temple over his head to crush the Philistines. 2007.
Par Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the…top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
Par F. R Scott. 1981
Scott was a historian and lawyer, but foremost a poet. This collection, which was organized by Scott himself, shows both…a reflective man and a public figure committed to human progress. Winner of the 1981 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 1981. Uniform title: Poems
Par A. A Milne. 1998
Originally written to entertain the author's son, Christopher Robin, some of the verses are about the boy's stuffed animals. This…volume contains both the first collection, "When we were very young," published in 1924, and the second, "Now we are six," published in 1927. Grades K-3. 1998.
The best selection of George Orwell's non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism. His letters to such…luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. 1970.
Par Michael Hardwick. 1987
Hardwick alternates the life and times of Arthur Conan Doyle with the history of Holmes, summarizing the stories' plots. Includes…a Who's Who of Characters and an index of quotations. 1987.
Par George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell. 1970
The collected essays, journalism and letters of George Orwell: Volume 1 ; An age like this, 1920-1940
Par George Orwell, Ian Angus, Sonia Orwell. 1970
The best selection of George Orwell's non-fiction available, a trove of letters, essays, reviews, and journalism. His letters to such…luminaries as Julian Symons, Anthony Powell, Arthur Koestler, and Cyril Connolly are poignant and personal. His essays, covering everything from "English Cooking" to "Literature and Totalitarianism," are memorable, and his books reviews are among the most lucid and intelligent ever written. V.1 "An age like this, 1920-1940." 1970.
Par Margaret Atwood. 2017
Margaret Atwood considers the Canadian literary landscape of the 1960s to be like the Burgess Shale, a geological formation that…contains the fossils of many weird and strange early life forms, different from but not unrelated to contemporary writerly ones. Atwood also gives readers some insight into the fashions and foibles of those times. Her recollections and anecdotes offer a wry and often humorous look at the early days of the institutions taken for granted today - from writers' unions and grant programs to book tours and festivals. 2017.
Par Paul Collins. 2009
English professor and NPR contributor recounts his journeys around the world to trace the fate of Shakespeare’s rare extant folios…- early compilations published by his business partners, actors John Heminge and Henry Condell - after the bard’s death in 1616. Discusses the collection’s printing history, auction appearances, and various owners. c2009.