Summary Book Review By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart:
Download or read book By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept written by Elizabeth Smart and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2015-05-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Elizabeth Smart’s passionate fictional account of her intense love-affair with the poet George Barker, described by Angela Carter as ‘Like MADAME BOVARY blasted by lightning ... A masterpiece’.
Summary Book Review By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart:
Download or read book By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept written by Elizabeth Smart and published by New York : Popular Library. This book was released on 1966 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English by Lorna Sage:
Download or read book The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English written by Lorna Sage and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1999-09-30 with total page 708 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day. The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered. The result is a work of reference with a unique feeling for the vitality, wealth and diversity of women's writing.
Author :Marlene Kadar Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :1992-01-01 ISBN 10 :0802067832 Pages :250 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (26 users download)
Summary Book Review Essays on Life Writing by Marlene Kadar:
Download or read book Essays on Life Writing written by Marlene Kadar and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1992-01-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marlene Kadar has brought together an interdisciplinary and comparative collection of critical and theoretical essays by diverse Canadian scholars.
Author :Katarina Leandoer Publisher :Uppsala, Sweden : Uppsala University Library Release Date :2002 ISBN 10 :STANFORD:36105111583253 Pages :292 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4./5 ( users download)
Summary Book Review From Colonial Expression to Export Commodity by Katarina Leandoer:
Download or read book From Colonial Expression to Export Commodity written by Katarina Leandoer and published by Uppsala, Sweden : Uppsala University Library. This book was released on 2002 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Wider Boundaries of Daring by Di Brandt:
Download or read book Wider Boundaries of Daring written by Di Brandt and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2009-08-24 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wider Boundaries of Daring: The Modernist Impulse in Canadian Women’s Poetry announces a bold revision of the genealogy of Canadian literary modernism by foregrounding the originary and exemplary contribution of women poets, critics, cultural activists, and experimental prose writers Dorothy Livesay, P.K. Page, Miriam Waddington, Phyllis Webb, Elizabeth Brewster, Jay Macpherson, Anne Wilkinson, Anne Marriott, and Elizabeth Smart. In the introduction, editor Di Brandt champions particularly the achievements of Livesay, Page, and Webb in setting the visionary parameters of Canadian and international literary modernism. The writers profiled in Wider Boundaries of Daring are the real founders of Canadian modernism, the contributors of this volume argue, both for their innovative aesthetic and literary experiments and for their extensive cultural activism. They founded literary magazines and writers’ groups, wrote newspaper columns, and created a new forum for intellectual debate on public radio. At the same time, they led busy lives as wives and mothers, social workers and teachers, editors and critics, and competed successfully with their male contemporaries in the public arena in an era when women were not generally encouraged to hold professional positions or pursue public careers. The acknowledgement of these writers’ formidable contribution to the development of modernism in Canada, and along with it “wider boundaries of daring” for women and other people previously disadvantaged by racial, ethnic, or religious identifications, has profound implications for the way we read and understand Canadian literary and cultural history and for the shape of both national and international modernisms.
Summary Book Review 101 Letters to a Prime Minister by Yann Martel:
Download or read book 101 Letters to a Prime Minister written by Yann Martel and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene. Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to you...even if your address is not 80 Wellington Street.
Summary Book Review Made in Canada, Read in Spain by Pilar Somacarrera:
Download or read book Made in Canada, Read in Spain written by Pilar Somacarrera and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Made in Canada, Read in Spain is an edited collection of essays on the impact, diffusion, and translation of English Canadian literature in Spain. Given the size of the world’s Spanish-speaking population (some 350 million people) and the importance of the Spanish language in global publishing, it appeals to publishers, cultural agents and translators, as well as to Canadianists and Translation Studies scholars. By analyzing more than 100 sources of online and print reviews, this volume covers a wide-range of areas and offers an ambitious scope that goes from the institutional side of the Spanish-Anglo-Canadian exchange to issues on the insertion of CanLit in the Spanish curriculum; from ‘nation branding’, translation, and circulation of Canadian authors in autonomous communities (such as Catalonia) to the official acknowledgement of some authors by the Spanish literary system -Margaret Atwood and Leonard Cohen were awarded the prestigious Prince of Asturias prize in 2008 and 2011, respectively.
Summary Book Review What Is Stephen Harper Reading? by Yann Martel:
Download or read book What Is Stephen Harper Reading? written by Yann Martel and published by Vintage Canada. This book was released on 2009-11-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “I know you’re very busy, Mr. Harper. We’re all busy. But every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book and be someone else, somewhere else, for a few minutes, a few pages, before we fall asleep.” From the author of Life of Pi comes a literary correspondence — recommendations to Canada’s Prime Minister of great short books that will inspire and delight book lovers and book club readers across our nation. Every two weeks since April 16th, 2007, Yann Martel has mailed Stephen Harper a book along with a letter. These insightful, provocative letters detailing what he hopes the Prime Minister may take from the books — by such writers as Jane Austen, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Stephen Galloway — are collected here together. The one-sided correspondence (Mr. Harper’s office has only replied once) becomes a meditation on reading and writing and the necessity to allow ourselves to expand stillness in our lives, even if we’re not head of government.
Summary Book Review Lost Classics by Michael Ondaatje:
Download or read book Lost Classics written by Michael Ondaatje and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011-03-30 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Anchor Books Original Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission. Compiled by the editors of Brick: A Literary Magazine, Lost Classics is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of Lost Classics. Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’s Bringing Tony Home, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous Doctor Glas, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue Too Late to Turn Back by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’s Pincher Martin; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’s Othello, and much, much more.
Summary Book Review Personal Modernisms by James Gifford:
Download or read book Personal Modernisms written by James Gifford and published by University of Alberta. This book was released on 2014-11-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alberta is well known for its fossil treasures, and author John Acorn is as keen on the long-dead creatures of Alberta as he is on the living. Here, John features 80 of the most noteworthy fossils, fossil locations, and fossil hunters from this most palaeontological of provinces. There's more to the story of "deep Alberta" than dinosaurs, but dinosaur fans will find all their favourite beasts here as well -- from Edmontosaurus to Tyrannosaurus rex, and everything in-between. Then there are the surprises, such as the world's oldest pike, the discovery of a venomous mammal, and the fossils found in such unlikely places as Edmonton and Calgary. Prepared with the collaboration of palaeontologists around Alberta, and the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum, this is a book that is long overdue, and that deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf.
Summary Book Review Daily Modernism by Elizabeth Podnieks:
Download or read book Daily Modernism written by Elizabeth Podnieks and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2000 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Toronto-based scholar Podnieks analyzes the diaries based on both the published volumes and the unpublished manuscripts. Her work on the manuscripts focuses on their physical qualities, exploring how the women designed their diaries as books with title pages, prefaces, indexes, illustrations, and other features and how elements such as handwriting, edited words and phrases, or torn-out pages illuminate facets of self-representation and self-preservation. c. Book News Inc.
Download or read book Writing Lovers written by Méira Cook and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2005-04-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In writings by the French post-structuralists, rhetorical tropes such as speechlessness, fragmentation, and deflection testify to the writer's difficulty in broaching the subject of love. Similarly, Cook shows that love poetry proceeds out of a profound failure of language resulting from the opacity of discourse, its lack of neutrality, or the fugitive transparency of reference. Writing Lovers also explores race, ethnicity, age, and sexual identity within the context of the passionate excesses of amatory discourse.
Summary Book Review Excursions into Modernism by Joyce Kelley:
Download or read book Excursions into Modernism written by Joyce Kelley and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-05-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Positioned at a crossroads between feminist geographies and modernist studies, Excursions into Modernism considers transnational modernist fiction in tandem with more rarely explored travel narratives by women of the period who felt increasingly free to journey abroad and redefine themselves through travel. In an era when Western artists, writers, and musicians sought 'primitive' ideas for artistic renewal, Joyce E. Kelley locates a key similarity between fiction and travel writing in the way women authors use foreign experiences to inspire innovations with written expression and self-articulation. She focuses on the pairing of outward journeys with more inward, introspective ones made possible through reconceptualizing and mobilizing elements of women’s traditional corporeal and domestic geographies: the skin, the ill body, the womb, and the piano. In texts ranging from Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark to Virginia Woolf’s The Voyage Out and from Evelyn Scott’s Escapade to Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, Kelley explores how interactions between geographic movement, identity formation, and imaginative excursions produce modernist experimentation. Drawing on fascinating supplementary and archival materials such as letters, diaries, newspaper articles, photographs, and unpublished drafts, Kelley’s book cuts across national and geographic borders to offer rich and often revisionary interpretations of both canonical and lesser-known works.
Summary Book Review Literary Trips by Victoria Brooks:
Download or read book Literary Trips written by Victoria Brooks and published by Greatest Escapes.Com Pub. This book was released on 2000 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Slices of on-the-road literary history and detail-rich travel romps with famous writers." Sheila F. Buckmaster, senior editor, National Geographic Traveler
Summary Book Review My Years at the Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor by Matthew Tannenbaum:
Download or read book My Years at the Gotham Book Mart with Frances Steloff, Proprietor written by Matthew Tannenbaum and published by Worthy Shorts Inc. This book was released on 2009 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The proprietor of the "The Bookstore" in Lenox, MA, the author reflects on getting his start at the legendary Gotham Book Mart on West 47th Street in New York City. He provides anecdotes and vignettes of Steloff as well as some of the many literary figures he met after serving in the Navy during the Vietnam war, including Tennessee Williams, Galway Kinnell, Anne Sexton, Archibald MacLeish, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, J.D. Salinger.
Summary Book Review Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture by Heinz Antor:
Download or read book Refractions of Canada in European Literature and Culture written by Heinz Antor and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since the first exploratory expeditions in the early modern period, North America has epitomized to Europeans a promise and the hope for the fulfilment of great expectations, be it of more freedom, greater wealth, social liberation or religious tolerance. While numerous features in this dialogic intercontinental relationship will hold true for North America in its entirety, the vast northern territories which we know as Canada today began to emerge early on as a specific iconic location in European mind-maps, and they definitely acquired a distinctive profile after the formation of the USA. As a rich source of cultural exchange and an important partner in political and economic cooperation Canada has come to occupy an important position in the cultural discourses of many European nations. It is these refractions and images of Canada which this volume thoroughly explores in European literature and culture. The contributions include literature, philosophy, language, life-writing and the concept of 'Heimat' (homeland) as well as the cultural impact of the World Wars. While there is an emphasis on literary texts, other fields of cultural representation are also included.