The Fencepost Chronicles

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Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Size: 60.83 MB
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 190
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The Fencepost Chronicles

by W. P. Kinsella, The Fencepost Chronicles Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Fencepost Chronicles books, All set on western Canada's Ermineskin Indian Reserve, these short Indian tales feature such memorable characters as four-hundred-pound medicine lady Mad Etta, who finagles a visit with the pope, and Frank Fencepost, the reservation stud

Going The Distance

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Author: William Steele
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Size: 61.47 MB
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 226
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Going The Distance

by William Steele, Going The Distance Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Going The Distance books, This frank and authoritative biography explores the life and often controversial work of W.P. Kinsella, the author who penned iconic lines such as “If you build it, he will come.” Kinsella’s work was thrust into the limelight when, in the spring of 1989, his novel Shoeless Joe was turned into the international blockbuster Field of Dreams. With the success of Shoeless Joe, Kinsella’s other works began to gain more attention as well, including a popular series of short stories narrated by a young Cree, Silas Ermineskin. Although many readers praised the stories for their humour and biting social commentary, Kinsella’s success reignited criticism of his appropriation of Indigenous voices for his own benefit, and of what some claimed was overt racism. For Kinsella, this censure was mitigated by the commercial success of the Silas Ermineskin stories. After scraping by as a taxi driver and restaurant owner, and later as a writing instructor, Kinsella took great satisfaction in being able to make a living from writing alone. Achievement in his professional life was tempered by chaos in his personal life, including health problems, failed marriages and a tumultuous romantic relationship with writer Evelyn Lau that resulted in a highly public libel lawsuit. When long-term kidney issues resurfaced causing acute pain, Kinsella made his final arrangements. Never one to shy away from controversy, he made it clear to his agent that his decision to end his life by physician-assisted suicide must be mentioned in the press release following his death. Though friends and family would remember him as stubborn, complicated, curmudgeonly, honest, loyal and a host of other adjectives, Kinsella answered, “I’m a story teller [and] my greatest satisfaction comes from leaving [while] making people laugh and also leaving them with a tear in the corner of their eye.” Having been granted full access to Kinsella’s personal diaries, correspondence and unpublished notes, and with hours of personal interviews with Kinsella, his friends and his family, biographer William Steele offers insight into Kinsella’s personal life while balancing it with the critical analysis and commentary his fiction has inspired.

New World Myth

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Author: Marie Vautier
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Size: 25.75 MB
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 339
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New World Myth

by Marie Vautier, New World Myth Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download New World Myth books, In this comparative study of six Canadian novels Marie Vautier examines reworkings of myth in the postcolonial context. While myths are frequently used in literature as transhistorical master narratives, she argues that these novels destabilize the traditional function of myth in their self-conscious reexamination of historical events from a postcolonial perspective. Through detailed readings of François Barcelo's La Tribu, George Bowering's Burning Water, Jacques Godbout's Les Têtes à Papineau, Joy Kogawa's Obasan, Jovette Marchessault's Comme une enfant de la terre, and Rudy Wiebe's The Scorched-Wood People, Vautier situates New World myth within the broader contexts of political history and of classical, biblical, and historical myths.

Short Story Index

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Size: 12.48 MB
Category : Short stories
Languages : en
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Short Story Index

by , Short Story Index Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Short Story Index books,

American Writers

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Author: Elizabeth H. Oakes
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Size: 69.84 MB
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 430
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American Writers

by Elizabeth H. Oakes, American Writers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Writers books, "American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists

The Essential W P Kinsella

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Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Size: 73.70 MB
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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The Essential W P Kinsella

by W. P. Kinsella, The Essential W P Kinsella Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Essential W P Kinsella books, This career retrospective celebrates the 80th birthday of baseball's greatest scribe, W. P. Kinsella (Shoeless Joe), as well as the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams, the film that he inspired. In addition to his classic baseball tales, W. P. Kinsella is also a critically-acclaimed short fiction writer. His satiric wit has been celebrated with numerous honors, including the Order of British Columbia. Here are his notorious First Nation narratives of indigenous Canadians, and a literary homage to J. D. Salinger. Alongside the "real" story of the 1951 Giants and the afterlife of Roberto Clemente, are the legends of a pirated radio station and a hockey game rigged by tribal magic. Eclectic, dark, and comedic by turns, The Essential W. P. Kinsella is a living tribute to an extraordinary raconteur.

Made In Canada Humour

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Author: Beverly J. Rasporich
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Size: 53.67 MB
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 300
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Made In Canada Humour

by Beverly J. Rasporich, Made In Canada Humour Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Made In Canada Humour books, Made-in-Canada-Humour is an interdisciplinary survey and analysis of Canadian humour and humorists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book focuses on a variety of genres. It includes celebrated Canadian writers and poets with ironic and satiric perspectives; oral storytellers of tall tales in the country and the city; newspaper print humorists; representative national and regional cartoonists; and comedians of stage, radio and television. The humour gives voice to Canadian values and experiences, and consequently, techniques and styles of humour particular to the country. While a persistent comic theme has been joking at the expense of the United States, both countries have influenced one another’s humour. Canada’s unique humorous tradition also reflects its emergence from a colonial country to a postcolonial and postmodern nation with contemporary humour that addresses gender and racial issues.

The Literary History Of Alberta Volume Two

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Author: George Melnyk
Publisher: University of Alberta
Size: 57.94 MB
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 318
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The Literary History Of Alberta Volume Two

by George Melnyk, The Literary History Of Alberta Volume Two Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Literary History Of Alberta Volume Two books, In this, the companion to the landmark volume The Literary History of Alberta, Volume One: From Writing-on-Stone to World War Two, George Melnyk examines Alberta literature in the second half of the twentieth century. At last, Melnyk argues, Alberta writers have found their voice—and their accomplishments have been remarkable. The contradictory landscape, the stereotypes of the Indian, the Mountie, and the Cowboy, and the language of the Other, speaking from the margins—these elements all left their impressions on the consciousness of early Alberta. But writers in the last few decades have turned this inheritance to their advantage, to create compelling stories about this place and its people. Today, Melnyk discovers, Alberta writers can appreciate not only this achievement, but also its essential source: the symbolic communication of Writing-on-Stone. The Literary History of Alberta, Volume Two extends the study of Alberta's cultural history to the present day. It is a vital text for anyone interested in Alberta's vibrant literary culture.

Loosening The Seams

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Author: A. Robert Lee
Publisher: Popular Press
Size: 14.87 MB
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 313
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Loosening The Seams

by A. Robert Lee, Loosening The Seams Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Loosening The Seams books, Native America can look to few more inventive contemporary writers than Gerald Vizenor. This work discusses his childhood in the Minneapolis of the Depression and World War II to his becoming a professor of Native American Studies at the University of Berkeley.

International Who S Who In Poetry 2005

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Author: Europa Publications
Publisher: Routledge
Size: 33.96 MB
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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International Who S Who In Poetry 2005

by Europa Publications, International Who S Who In Poetry 2005 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download International Who S Who In Poetry 2005 books, The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

The Old Brewery Bay

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Author: James A. "Pete" McGarvey
Publisher: Dundurn
Size: 39.30 MB
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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The Old Brewery Bay

by James A. "Pete" McGarvey, The Old Brewery Bay Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Old Brewery Bay books, Here we have the personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening to the public of the Leacock home in 1958. Forty years ago, in October 1954, a committee was formed, chaired by Pete McGarvey, to acquire and preserve Stephen Leacock’s summer home, known as The Old Brewery Bay. Four years later a golden key opened the front door of the home, allowing Leacock fans to pay homage to the humorist in a setting he had prized above every other. As the years have passed, appreciation of Leacock’s genius has grown and today the Leacock Museum is open year-round to visitors from all parts of the globe. The Old Brewery Bay is a Leacockian yarn full of ironies, the greatest one being that the salvation of Leacock’s home was accomplished not by a national campaign involving governments, philanthropists, McGill alumni, and foundations (all of whom were approached in a spirit of urgency and all of whom backed away), but by a gang of naive and stubborn Orillians, using old-fashioned political moxie. Leacock would have loved that - his Mariposans showing the big sophisticated world how to get things done.

Indi N Humor

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Author: Kenneth Lincoln
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Size: 42.83 MB
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 387
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Indi N Humor

by Kenneth Lincoln, Indi N Humor Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Indi N Humor books, Drawing on history, psychology, folklore, linguistics, anthropology, and the arts, this book challenges "wooden Indian" stereotypes to redefine negative attitudes and humorless approaches to Native American peoples. Moving from tribal culture to interethnic literature, Lincoln explores such topics as the traditional Trickster of origin myths, historical ironies, Euroamericans "playing Indian," feminist Indian humor at home, contemporary painters and playwrights reinventing Coyote, popular mixed-blood music, and Red English. Lincoln turns to the texts of Native American authors including Louise Erdrich, James Welch, and N. Scott Momaday, to illustrate the rich tradition of Native American humor: a tradition that evolved as the result of and has survived in spite of a history of unconscionable suffering and sadness during the course of which ninety-seven percent of the native populations were destroyed. A study of the literary humor of poets like Paula Gunn Allen, Diane Burns, and Linda Hogan provides further evidence of the importance of the role of humor in Native American culture. Indi'n Humor documents and interprets the contexts of laughter among Native Americans, as they see and are seen by the rest of the world. The study comes to focus comically on the poets, visual artists, playwrights, and novelists who make up the cultural renaissance of the past twenty years. Focusing on ethnic humor, from jokes in bars and powwows, to intercultural politics, to literature, Indi'n Humor will enlighten and entertain readers interested in Native American culture, as well as scholars of Amen can and Ethnic Studies, and humor theorists.

Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul

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Author: Jack Canfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Size: 10.78 MB
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul

by Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chicken Soup For The Canadian Soul books, Written by fellow Canadians from Cape Breton Island to Prince Edward Island, from Montreal to Vancouver, this book reveals the people, the history and the special moments that give Canada such a distinctive charm and character.

Going Top Shelf

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Author: Michael P. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Size: 22.76 MB
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 110
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Going Top Shelf

by Michael P. J. Kennedy, Going Top Shelf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Going Top Shelf books, Going Top Shelf brings together for the first time in one collection some of Canada's best hockey poems and song lyrics. Included are works by such outstanding Canadian poets as Michael Ondaatje, Al Purdy, Margaret Avison, Don Gutteridge and Lorna Crozier. And for music lovers with a taste for contemporary Canadian music, this entertaining collection includes lyrics by The Tragically Hip, The Rheostatics, Kathleen Edwards, Stompin' Tom Connors, and others. Going Top Shelf represents a cross-section of Canada 's poets and composers, ranging from 19th-century romantic poet Sir Charles G.C. Roberts to contemporary pop songstress Jane Siberry. Altogether, more than 30 authors and songwriters from across Canada reflect an intriguing diversity of forms and literary expression. Yet in all the poems, ice—or the sport played to extensively in Canada upon it—is used to express the ideas, beliefs and attitudes of this diverse group of Canadian authors. For the poetry scholar, for the lover of good music, for the hockey fan, this is a collection to be enjoyed. Indeed, Going Top Shelf represents a literary "top shelf" of hockey poetry without equal.

Shoeless Joe

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Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Size: 13.50 MB
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Shoeless Joe

by W. P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shoeless Joe books, Ray Kinsella's fanatic love of baseball drives him to build a baseball stadium in his corn field and kidnap the author, J.D. Salinger, and bring him to a baseball game