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The great code: the Bible and literature
Par Northrop Frye. 1982
The golden thread: a reader's journey through the great books
Par Bruce Meyer. 2000
Meyer shows how all the greats - Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare and numerous other classic writers - are still…very relevant. Using his trademark approach to reading and understanding, he takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery through some of the most important works of Western literature. 2000.
The far side of the street
Par Bruce Hutchison. 1976
This is the 1970s autobiography of the journalist and historian whose life and writing influenced many Canadians. British Columbia-raised, his…life spanned some formative years of the province's political history. As a journalist he met and wrote about many prime ministers, and became recognized as an influential thinker. 1976.
The elements of style
Par William Strunk, E. B White. 1979
A compendium of specific tips to encourage writers to be clear, brief, and bold. This fourth edition of E.B. White's…revision of Strunk's classic style manual is modestly updated to accommodate gender references and to provide fresh examples. Contains a foreword by Roger Angell. 2000, c1979.
The great war for civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East
Par Robert Fisk. 2005
Journalist Fisk has been reporting on the Middle East for the last 30 years, covering every major event from the…Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution, from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the Gulf War to the ongoing war in Iraq. Reaching back into the long history of invasion, occupation and colonization in the region, he describes how a history of injustice "has condemned the Middle East to war." Some descriptions of violence. Some strong language. 2005. If you request this book on CD it will be on 2 or more CDs. You must play the first CD to the end before playing the next CD.
The bush garden: essays on the Canadian imagination
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.
The best of writers & company
Par Eleanor Wachtel. 2016
Eleanor Wachtel is one of the English-speaking world's most respected and sought-after interviewers. This book, celebrating her show's twenty-five year…anniversary, presents her conversations with legendary authors like Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munro, and J.M. Coetzee, who share their views on process, the writing life, and the hazards of literary fame. 2016.
Par John Fraser. 1986
Tango on the Main
Par Joe Fiorito. 1997
A collection of newspaper essays by Montrealer Joe Fiorito, who won the 1996 National Newspaper Award for these columns. You'll…meet Milo who is seven and having the lousiest day of his life, Jackie of the Ritz, chambermaid to the stars, and Nantha, single father, man about town, as well as many others. 1997.
Suddenly they heard footsteps: storytelling for the twenty-first century
Par Dan Yashinsky. 2004
The art of storytelling is very much alive in today's world. Yashinsky has lived with storytelling all his life, first…listening to storytellers and then becoming one himself. It's the traveler who stops to hear the voice of the dusty little mouse on the road who is rewarded with the treasure. 2004.
Strange things: the malevolent North in Canadian literature (Clarendon Lectures In English)
Par Margaret Atwood. 1995
The author writes of the imaginative mystique of the Canadian North. In discussing the work of writers like Robert Service,…Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, and Margaret Laurence, she talks of northern folklore, myth, and imagery. Originally presented as the Clarendon Lectures at Oxford University. 1995.
Stories of my life
Par Katherine Paterson. 2014
From her childhood in China to the moment she won her first National Book Award, literary icon Katherine Paterson shares…the personal stories that inspired her children's books. For Junior and Senior High readers. 2014.
Startle and illuminate: Carol Shields on writing
Par Carol Shields, Anne Giardini, Nicholas Giardini. 2016
In the course of her career, which included novels as well as poetry, short stories, biography and plays, Carol Shields…was encouraging of other writers: she read and commented on her friends' manuscripts, taught writing classes, and spoke and wrote on the craft of writing. This is her guide to the writing process, from conception to publication. Drawn by her daughter and grandson from her correspondence with other writers, essays, notes, comments, criticism and lectures, it helps answer some of the most fundamental questions about writing: why we write at all, whether writing can be taught, what keeps a reader turning the pages, and how a writer knows when a work is done. 2016.
Sinc, Betty, and the morning man: the story of CFRB
Par Donald Lamont Jack. 1977
Simply speaking: how to communicate your ideas with style, substance, and clarity
Par Peggy Noonan. 1998
A former speech writer for U.S. presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush offers "advice and anecdotes about the writing and…giving of speeches." Exhorts both veteran and novice speakers to organize their message using logic, sincerity, humour, and short sentences, while keeping the speech under twenty minutes. c1998.
Signing on: the birth of radio in Canada
Par Bill McNeil, Morris Wolfe. 1982
Saturday Night lives: selected diaries
Par John Fraser. 1994
From 1987 to 1994, John Fraser was editor of "Saturday Night" magazine. "Saturday Night Lives!" is a selection of his…monthly diaries, in which he wrote whatever was on his mind. The diaries offer commentaries on Canada's political and cultural life, satires on the depopulation of Atlantic Canada, take-offs of Revenue Canada's income tax guides, and much more. The first and final diaries are narrated by John Fraser himself. c1994.
Par Graham Greene, Judith Adamson. 1990
"Reflections" is a selection of previously uncollected travel reports, essays and reviews. Spanning nearly seven decades, the pieces encompass an…extraordinary range of subjects. While articles from the twenties and thirties cover trips to many parts of Europe, Greene also found material closer to home. Critical reviews evoke the atmosphere of wartime England; later articles examine events in Indo-China, Cuba, Haiti, Paraguay and Chile. 1990.
Regret the error: how media mistakes pollute the press and imperil free speech
Par Craig Silverman. 2007
We regret the error - it's a phrase that appears in newspapers almost daily, the standard notice that something went…wrong in the reporting, editing, or printing of an article. This collection of funny, shocking, and sometimes disturbing journalistic slip-ups and corrections includes all types of media inaccuracy - from 'fuzzy math' to 'obiticide' (printing the obituary of a person very much alive) to complete and utter ethical lapses. Explicit strong language, and some descriptions of sex. c2007.
Ray Bradbury: master of science fiction and fantasy (Authors teens love)
Par Wendy Mass. 2004
As a boy, Ray Bradbury had a wild and vivid imagination, which came in handy later when he became a…science fiction and fantasy writer. Bradbury has written more than 500 literary works (beginning in 1938) including "The Martian chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451", which incorporate his love of outer space, magic, and mystery. Includes a time line, a list of selected works, a glossary, and a short interview with the writer. Grades 5-8. 2004.