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Par Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
Par Sandra Martin, Ed Martin Sandra. 2007
In twenty-two original narratives, some of Canada's most acclaimed writers share stories, memories, insights, and revelations - from the comic…to the tragic - about the first man in their lives. These complex stories will open a fresh and intense conversation with daughters everywhere about the men they've observed since childhood: their fathers. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
Par Stephen Jay Gould. 1985
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 Hugh Nissenson. 1988
Short stories and journal entries which describe the Jewish experience from the turn of the century to the aftermath of…the Holocaust and the beginning of the state of Israel. 1988.
Par Miroslava Lhotsky, Peggy Edwards, Judy Turner. 1999
Provides information and practical advice on such topics as: the male and female menopause; how to make a decision about…hormone replacement therapy; alternative health care; preventing heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis; prostate health and impotence; healthy relationships and sex in midlife; weight control, exercise, and healthy eating; handling midlife stress. Some descriptions of sex. 1999.
The Courage of conviction: Prominent Contemporaries Discuss Their Beliefs And How They Put Them In Action
Par Phillip L Berman. 1985
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.
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 Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon…discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
Par Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded…tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
Par 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.
Par Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Nicole Bogliolo, Georges Roditi. 1983
Une méditation d’Anne Lindbergh sur son mode de vie, son équilibre personnel, ses rapports avec autrui dont se dégagent une…force et une sérénité incroyables. Un livre qui incite chacun à l’introspection et à l’isolement, passages obligés pour s’épanouir, se recentrer et s’ouvrir aux autres. 1983. Titre uniforme: Gift from the sea
Par Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,…training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
Par Kathleen Norris, Robert Atwan. 2001
Twenty-six writers explore their reactions to a variety of experiences. Stephen King describes the trauma of being hit by a…van and his recovery process; Reynolds Price explains his religious beliefs for his godchild; and Anne Fadiman expresses her feelings about postal service and e-mail. 2001.
Par Alan Coren. 1981
Seventy-seven pieces by "Punch" editor-writer Coren. Includes a memoir about a Gatsby of the future; an alcoholic's letter to his…auntie; and a spoof of British ingenuity during the ice age. 1981.
Par Bertrand Russell, Robert E Egner, Lester E Denonn. 1992
This comprehensive anthology of Russell's writings brings together his definitive essays from the period of 1903-1959 It covers the most…fertile and lasting work in every significant area he published in. With over 30 essays divided into 17 sections this book provides an invaluable introduction to the scope of Russell's thinking. 1992.
Par Milan Kundera, Linda Asher. 1995
A discursive examination of the development of the European novel, focusing on the works of Rabelais, Cervantes, Kafka, and others.…Celebrates the element of humour as "an invention bound up with the birth of the novel." Explores the kinship between novelist and musical composer. 1995. Uniform title: Testaments trahis.
Par Kim Anderson, Bonita Lawrence. 2003
A collection of 17 essays which present original and critical perspectives from writers, scholars and activists on issues that are…pertinent to Aboriginal women and their communities in both rural and urban settings. The contributors address such issues as youth health and sexual identity; women's aging, sexuality and health; and caring for children and adults living with fetal alcohol syndrome. 2003.