Michael Mucz's prolonged primary research into Ukrainian-Canadian folk history culminates in Baba's Kitchen Medicines. This book bursts with the cultural memory of pioneering folk from Canada's prairieland. From fever to frostbite, this incomparable compendium of tinctures, poultices, salves, decoctions, infusions, plasters, and tonics will fascinate and often mortify readers from all walks of life. The comprehensiveness of Mucz's research and interviews framed with deftly... [READ MORE]
Micheline Maylor’s The Bad Wife is an intimate, first-hand account of how to ruin a marriage. This is a story of divorce, love, and what should have been, told in a brave and unflinching voice. Pulling the reader into a startling web of sensuality, guilt, resentment, and pleasure, this collection asks: what if you set off a bomb in your own house? What if you lose love and destroy everything you ever knew? These poems have a disarming immediacy, full of surprising im... [READ MORE]
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With this timely and illuminating book, Douglas Roche has again demonstrated that he is one of the most perceptive and prophetic harbingers of the new world order and of the indispensable role of the United Nations in achieving it.
A signal event in the move from oral to print culture for the Cree was Father Grouard's prayer book, written in Syllabics and printed in 1883. More than a century later, Demers, McIlwraith, and Thunder reproduce the text, along with a direct English translation, a transliteration into the Standard Roman Orthography now in use as well as in nineteenth-century SRO. Demers offers an introduction to the work within its cultural framework; the translators together discuss Groua... [READ MORE]
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Belarus, one of the least known of the newly-independent states of the former Soviet Union, received the bulk of the radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl accident. David Marples provides a detailed perspective of a republic in a deep crisis, struggling for national political survival.
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Lisa Martin’s new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy and sorrow. Here readers will find a range of moods, tones, and subjects, as well as both traditional and contemporary forms—from sonnets to prose poems. This is a collection imbued with the light of an enduring, if troubled, faith. With its focus on spirit, ethics, and... [READ MORE]
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In the bentleys, Dennis Cooley, with his trademark energy and verve, has recreated the tensions and themes of Sinclair Ross's classic prairie novel As for Me and My House. Celebrating 'love in a dry land,' Cooley, with his deft, playful command of language, and his typographic exuberance, demonstrates his mastery of the long prairie poem. Containing some of the finest writing of his career, the bentleys will take its place with Bloody Jack as a 'beJesus delight.'
The Mountie always gets his man. He asserts the law not by using violence but by denying it. He is a uniquely Canadian figure in the great stories of the West. Dick Harrison has collected 22 classic adventure stories by Wallace Stegner, Rudy Wiebe, Ken Mitchell, Ralph Connor, and 18 others.
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Czeslaw Milosz's poetry and other writings are becoming more widely read, especially since he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. This collection of essays gives a cross-sectional view of major themes and motifs in Milosz's poetry, prose, and criticism, concentrating primarily on such questions as catastrophism, the concept of reality, Classicism, and political prose.
Inuit and Indian infants living in the N.W.T. were observed to have a high frequency of morbidity and mortality. Information collected on the socioeconomic and cultural environments of infants, medical contacts for preventative health, diagnosis, and treatment, illnesses, and reasons for death.
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A pioneer in kidney transplantation in Canada in the late 1950s, Dr. John Dossetor was faced with making many ethical decisions in his ground-breaking research and practice in nephrology so it was with much personal experience that he embraced the study of medical ethics in his later years. His medical career spans decades of change as modern technology made possible more complex treatment situations. His observations on his own distinguished career in medicine from his pe... [READ MORE]
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The dismantling of “Understanding Canada”—an international program eliminated by Canada’s Conservative government in 2012—posed a tremendous potential setback for Canadianists. Yet Canadian writers continue to be celebrated globally by popular and academic audiences alike. Twenty scholars speak to the government’s diplomatic and economic about-face and its implications for representations of Canadian writing within and outside CanadaR... [READ MORE]
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A bibliography of the Black Sparrow Press archive : Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta
This bibliography describes in detail a valuable collection comprising archival materials related to the Black Sparrow Press from its founding in April 1966 to November 1970. The press was one of the most important private presses on the west coast of the United States, and it endured for 36 years. Its importance came from publishing some of the most avant-garde writers of the period. Their editions, published in limited runs, represent some of the most remarkable examples... [READ MORE]
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This bibliography records books and contributions to books and periodicals published in Great Britain and America. It includes a selective list of books and articles about MacNeice; describes collections of his manuscripts, scripts in the Radio Play Library of the BBC and recordings of his poems; and contains a complete alphabetical list of all his poems.
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This bibliography offers a complete record of Maugham's own works, his plays novelized or books dramatized by others, and checklists of works and periodicals concerning Maugham. An appendix is devoted to a summary of The Artistic Temperament of Stephen Carey (the first draft of Of Human Bondage), which will never be published.
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The second in a series of workshops examining global change in the Arctic from a variety of perspectives. Topics include traditional knowledge and climate change, the implications of global change for northern vegetation and wildlife, its impacts on northern agricultural and hydro development, and research and policy development. Introduction by Josef Svoboda and Doris Nabert. Papers by Minnie Aodla Freeman; Peter Ernerk; Elaine Wheaton and Virginina Wittrock; Bhawan Singh... [READ MORE]
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Pavel Oliva presents a succinct account of the preclassical period of Greek history.
You are about to read a book like no other. Bloody Jack is a collection about the making and unmaking of story, of poetry and of history. Based loosely on the life of John Krafchenko, a notorious Manitoban outlaw, the poems of Bloody Jack turn fact and fiction upside down and inside out. Dennis Cooley has added more than a dozen new poems to this revised edition and Douglas Barbour has written an introduction. By turns earthy and earnest, soulful and sly, Bloody Jack is a ... [READ MORE]