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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock Book
Author : Gerald Lynch,Spadoni, Carl
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780773506527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Gerald Lynch offers new insights into the work of a popular Canadian humourist in Stephen Leacock: Humour and Humanity. He considers Leacock's satire to be the result of a combination of two traditions - toryism and humanism - and examines the relation between Leacock's theory of humour and his view of the world.

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock Book
Author : David Staines
Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
Release : 1986
ISBN : 0776601466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This collection of essays explores the many dimensions of the writings of Stephen Leacock, the well-loved Canadian author of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.

Stephen Leacock s Mariposa

Stephen Leacock s Mariposa Book
Author : Daphne Mainprize
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2012-06-23
ISBN : 1459707613
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The year 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. In words and pictures, author Daphne Mainprize takes the reader on a walking tour of Orillia, Ontario, the inspiration for Leacock's fabled Mariposa.

Delphi Complete Works of Stephen Leacock Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Stephen Leacock  Illustrated  Book
Author : Stephen Leacock
Publisher : Delphi Classics
Release : 2018-10-27
ISBN : 1786564068
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The internationally acclaimed Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock produced over thirty books of light-hearted sketches and essays. The beguiling fantasies and hilarious tales of ‘Literary Lapses’ (1910), ‘Nonsense Novels’ (1911) and ‘Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town’ (1912) helped launch Leacock’s career as a master writer of humour. He also produced learned and well-researched non-fiction books, including important historical works on his beloved home of Canada and reviews of literary figures. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Leacock’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Leacock’s life and works * All 27 short story collections, with individual contents tables * Features rare books appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Hellements of Hickonomics’ * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare non-fiction works available in no other collection, including ‘How to Write’ and ‘Our British Empire’ * Includes Leacock’s play and autobiography * Features Peter McArthur’s seminal biography – discover Leacock’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Fiction Literary Lapses Nonsense Novels Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Behind the Beyond Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy Further Foolishness Essays and Literary Studies Frenzied Fiction The Hohenzollerns in America Winsome Winnie My Discovery of England College Days Over the Footlights The Garden of Folly Winnowed Wisdom Short Circuits The Iron Man and the Tin Woman Laugh with Leacock The Dry Pickwick Afternoons in Utopia Hellements of Hickonomics in Hiccoughs of Verse Done in Our Social Planning Mill Model Memoirs Too Much College My Remarkable Uncle Happy Stories Last Leaves The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Play “Q”: A Farce in One Act The Non-Fiction Elements of Political Science Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks: Responsible Government Adventurers of the Far North The Dawn of Canadian History The Mariner of St. Malo The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice Mackenzie, Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks Economic Prosperity in the British Empire Mark Twain Charles Dickens: His Life and Work Humor: Its Theory and Technique, with Examples and Samples The Greatest Pages of American Humor Humor and Humanity Here Are My Lectures My Discovery of the West Our British Empire Canada: The Foundations of Its Future Our Heritage of Liberty Montreal: Seaport and City Canada and the Sea While There is Time How to Write The Autobiography The Boy I Left Behind Me The Biography Stephen Leacock by Peter McArthur Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Canadian Short Story

The Canadian Short Story Book
Author : Reingard M. Nischik
Publisher : Camden House
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9781571131270
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first anthology of critical interpretations of major Canadian short stories.

Stephen Leacock

Stephen Leacock Book
Author : Ralph L. Curry
Publisher : Shelburne, Ont. : Battered Silicon Dispatch Box
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Stephen Leacock book written by Ralph L. Curry, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Peter Gzowski

Peter Gzowski Book
Author : R.B. Fleming
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2010-08-27
ISBN : 9781770705395
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Born in 1934, Peter Gzowski covered most of the last half of the century as a journalist and interviewer. This biography, the most comprehensive and definitive yet published, is also a portrait of Canada during those decades, beginning with Gzowski’s days at the University of Toronto’s The Varsity in the mid 1950s, through his years as the youngest-ever managing editor of Maclean’s in the 1960s and his tremendous success on CBC’s Morningside in the 1980s and 1990s, and ending with his stint as a Globe and Mail columnist at the dawn of the 21st century and his death in January 2002. Gzowski saw eight Canadian Prime Ministers in office, most of whom he interviewed, and witnessed everything from the Quiet Revolution in Qubec to the growth of economic nationalism in Canada’s West. From the rise of state medicine to the decline of the patriarchy, Peter was there to comment, to resist, and to participate. Here was a man who was proud to call himself Canadian and who made millions of other Canadians realize that Canada was, in what he claimed was a Canadian expression, not a bad place to live.

The Old Brewery Bay

The Old Brewery Bay Book
Author : James A. "Pete" McGarvey
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 1994-01-10
ISBN : 1554883407
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Alan Bowker s Canadian Heritage 2 Book Bundle

Alan Bowker s Canadian Heritage 2 Book Bundle Book
Author : Alan Bowker
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2015-12-07
ISBN : 1459735617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this two-book bundle, Alan Bowker sheds new light on two subjects with a surprising connection: the great Canadian writer Stephen Leacock and the rise of Canada on the world stage, which Leacock profiled with keen wit and observational skill. With Bowker as your guide, explore what it was really like to live through the great upheaval that pushed Canada to come into its own on the world stage. A Time Such as There Never Was Before Ottawa Book Award 2015 — Shortlisted The years after World War I were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history: a period of unremitting change, drama, and conflict. They were, in the words of Stephen Leacock, “a time such as there never was before.” The war had been a great crusade, and its end was supposed to bring a world made new. But the conflict had cost sixty thousand Canadian lives, with many more wounded, and had stirred up divisions in the young, diverse country. With Canada struggling to define itself, labour, farmers, business, the church, social reformers, and minorities all held extravagant hopes, irrational fears, and contradictory demands. Whose hopes would be realized, and whose dreams would end in disillusionment? Which changes would prove permanent and which would be transitory? A Time Such As There Never Was Before describes how this exciting period laid the foundation of the Canada we know today. On the Front Line of Life In the last decade of his life, Stephen Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address issues he cared about most — education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world — and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intelligent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.

The Orillia Spirit

The Orillia Spirit Book
Author : Randy Richmond
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2017-07-08
ISBN : 1459739620
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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2017 Orillia Museum of Art & History Award, Historical Publications and/or Research — Winner The history of Orillia, told through the stories of its people, bringing to life the community’s heritage and significance. The Orillia Spirit: Muddling through Canada’s first, and hilarious, experiment with daylight savings time, Mayor “Daylight Bill” Frost had it. Creating his own money and dreaming a drainage ditch would become a tourist attraction, Mayor Ben Johnson had it. Taking his town’s electric company by force, Mayor J.B. Tudhope had it. Inventing early forms of medicare and the first RVs, dreaming of universities and folk festivals, battling for decades over liquor and rinks, ordinary people had it. Something about the place immortalized in Stephen Leacock’s classic Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town has always inspired its people to reach for their dreams. Turn-of-the-twentieth-century leaders coined the phrase “the Orillia Spirit” to describe their drive to make the town a social, moral, and economic leader of Canada. The results have been comic, tragic, and heroic, as shown in this colourful history of Orillia.

Histories of Anthropology Annual

Histories of Anthropology Annual Book
Author : Regna Darnell,Frederic Wright Gleach
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0803266642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Histories of Anthropology Annual presents diverse perspectives on the discipline's history within a global context. Critical, comparative, analytical, and narrative studies involving all aspects and subfields of anthropology are included.øVolume 3 features critical and biographical studies of Sir Richard Burton, Frank Hamilton Cushing, J. N. B. Hewitt, Stephen Leacock, Antänor Firmin, and Leslie A. White. Analytical topics include applied and collaborative anthropologies, Edward Sapir's phonemic poetics, mercantile proto-capitalism, the Delaware Big House ceremony, and race and racism in anthropology.

Undiscovered Mazo de la Roche 9 Book Bundle

Undiscovered Mazo de la Roche 9 Book Bundle Book
Author : Mazo de la Roche
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2016-09-05
ISBN : 1459738918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover hidden gems from the bestselling author of the Jalna series. A farm inheritance cultivates an illicit love affair. An orphan finds a home with two sisters and their writer lodger and soon discovers strange and frightening events. Three motherless boys living at boarding school find freedom in their limitless imaginations. With these stories, Mazo de la Roche explores the lives of a fascinating and endearing set of characters. Discover beloved author Mazo de la Roche again with these enduring classics. Nine-book bundle includes: Explorers of the Dawn Possession Delight Lark Ascending Growth of a Man The Two Saplings A Boy in the House The Song of Lambert Bill and Coo

On the Third Hand

On the Third Hand Book
Author : Caroline Postelle Clotfelter
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780472065295
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of wit and satire finding fun in the dismal science.

The Sense of Power

The Sense of Power Book
Author : Carl Berger
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 144261577X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prior to the publication of The Sense of Power most studies of the Canadian movement for imperial unity focused on commercial policy and military and naval cooperation. This influential book demonstrated that the movement – which held that Canada could only become a great nation within the British Empire – was significantly influenced by its leading advocates' belief in nationalism. Carl Berger explores the emotional appeal and intellectual context of this belief, arguing that these advocates' support of imperial unity can be grasped only in terms of their commitment to certain conservative values and in relation to their conception of Canada. The Sense of Power was commended by the Toronto Star when it was first published as “entertaining as well as brilliant,” and in 2011 Ramsay Cook noted that “few first books, or for that matter few books, have made as marked an impact on the interpretation of a major theme in Canadian history.” This second edition brings to life the work's incisive analysis and its important contribution to Canadian intellectual history.

Canada Among Nations 2008

Canada Among Nations  2008 Book
Author : Robert Bothwell,Jean Daudelin
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN : 0773534342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Published for the Norman Paterson School of International Affaris, Carleton University, in cooperation with The Centre for International Governance Innovation."

The March of Days

The March of Days Book
Author : Patricia M. Boyer
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2009-10-27
ISBN : 1926577264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Although Patricia M. Boyer won a scholarship to McMaster University with the highest mathematics marks in Ontario and graduated at age 19, literature and languages were her specialty. She first worked as a public librarian, next as a secondary school teacher, then as a newspaper editor. A community leader in arts and theatre, Patricia was devoted to human rights action in her local community and around the world, church work, drama, the education of children with disabilities, and music. Each week she wrote a newspaper column inspired by episodes in the world around her, both local and global. She rewarded readers through articles infused with learning from literature, astute sensibility to human psychology, and balanced insights on the tragedies and comedies of life’s passing parade. Patricia Boyer summed up her approach to life as "optimistic realism". This collection of the best of her celebrated columns, organized through the twelve months of the year or "the march of days", includes reflections on seasonal celebrations, changing atmospheres of nature, and calendar milestones in the human cycle. A number of these concise yet poignant writings will move many readers with nostalgia as they evoke the happy events and tragic developments of the Sixties and Seventies. All of them, however, convey the wisdom of a woman whose message of optimistic realism endures like a timeless guide to living a satisfying life in the real world today.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-12-08
ISBN : 1405192445
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

A M Klein

A M  Klein Book
Author : Abraham Moses Klein,Elizabeth A. Popham
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2011
ISBN : 144264107X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the final volume of the Collected Works of A.M. Klein, Elizabeth Popham completes the process of restoring the public voice of one of Canada's most respected authors. A.M. Klein: The Letters is the first compilation of a significant body of Klein's correspondence. Using his communications to construct a compelling narrative, Popham traces Klein's career from his apprenticeship to great critical success and his tragically premature silence. The content of Klein's letters gives new resonance to his works, most notably to his critically acclaimed novel The Second Scroll (1951) and his Governor General Award-winning The Rocking Chair and Other Poems (1948). In his exchanges with publishers and scholars, Klein glosses his own writing and argues for the integrity of his poetic vision. Samplings of his correspondence with Seagram's Distilleries clarify Klein's controversial role as ghost-writer and PR consultant for Sam Bronfman. A valuable resource for understanding Canadian literary modernism, diasporic Judaism, and the culture of Montreal, A.M. Klein: The Letters is a remarkable portrait of an important Canadian literary figure of the twentieth century. Elizabeth Popham is an associate professor in the Department of English Literature at Trent University

T S Eliot and American Poetry

T S  Eliot and American Poetry Book
Author : Lee Oser
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780826211811
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written in a fine and lucid prose style, T. S. Eliot and American Poetry presents a critical study of Eliot's major poems as it examines what America means to its poets. Eliot's contribution to a poetic dialogue on this subject with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Robert Lowell, John Ashbery, and other literary figures plays a significant role in this groundbreaking study. Investigating Eliot's literary inheritance through his familial traditions, represented particularly by his mother, Charlotte Eliot, and in terms of the American Renaissance, Lee Oser addresses all phases of Eliot's career as a poet. Following an introduction that reevaluates the importance of Poe and Whitman for Eliot and modernism, the discussion proceeds from Eliot's reaction against the progressive ethos of late Puritan culture, to the appearance in his writing of numerous figures of exile and disinheritance as an expression of lost American patrimony, to his flight from the realm of history, and his eventual return to the spiritual and cultural traditions of New England. A final chapter weighs Eliot's impact on Robert Lowell, John Ashbery, and Elizabeth Bishop. Through its dialectical view of American literary and intellectual history, T. S. Eliot and American Poetry constructs a practical methodology for comparing Eliot with other American poets. Juxtaposing Eliot's poems, lectures, and essays (including generous excerpts from Eliot's uncollected prose) with landmark texts by Emerson, Poe, Whitman, and many others, Oser engages in a deeper analysis of Eliot's Americanness than has hitherto been possible. In addressing Eliot's treatment of America as symbol and topos, the work presents a multifaceted chronicle of Eliot's development that enriches formalist and historicist approaches alike. T. S. Eliot and American Poetry makes numerous original contributions to the field of literary history. No previous work has so richly pursued Eliot's literary and familial inheritance, as well as his legacy to American poetry; the result is a highly nuanced perspective on contemporary debates about poetry, criticism, and culture.

The English Connection LR 7

The English Connection LR 7 Book
Author : RENU ANAND
Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
Release : 2022-05-17
ISBN : 9352534581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The English Connection, an integrated skills course, highlights the holistic approach to language teaching and learning. The underlying principles of language learning advocated by the CBSE, i.e., learner autonomy, reflective thinking, creativity, and interactive learning, have been incorporated in the pedagogy that is embedded in the course content of the series.