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- Coach House Books 2002; US$ 18.95
City Hall proclaimed 2006 the Year of Creativity. ?Live With Culture? banners flap over the city. And across the city, donors are ponying up millions for the ROM and the AGO. Culture?s never had it so good. Right? The State of the Arts explores the Toronto arts scene from every angle, applauding, assailing and arguing about art in our fair burg.... more...
- Coach House Books 2003; US$ 12.95
The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under a cherry tree, an olive, a shoulder blade ? in the poems of Nicole Brossard these concrete, quotidian things move languorously through the senses to find a place beyond language. Taken together, they create an audacious new architecture of meaning. Nicole Brossard,... more...
- Coach House Books 2000; US$ 16.95
What is the best way to tell a story? In this anthology, the first-ever collection of essays by innovative, cutting-edge writers on the theme of narration, forty of the continent's top experimental writers describe their engagement with language, storytelling and the world. The anthology includes renowned writers like Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper,... more...
- Coach House Books 2002; US$ 14.95
First published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition. A seminal text in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers alike. This is both a single novel and three separate novels in one. In the first, Mauve Desert , fifteen-year-old Mélanie drives across the Arizona... more...
- Coach House Books 2001; US$ 14.95
Carla Carlson is at the Hotel Clarendon in Quebec City trying to finish a novel. Nearby, a woman, preoccupied with sadness and infatuated with her boss, catalogues antiquities at the Museum of Civilization. Every night, the two women meet at the hotel bar and talk ? about childhood and parents and landscapes, about time and art, about Descartes... more...
- Coach House Books 2001; US$ 18.95
Since the election of Mayor David Miller in November 2003, Toronto has experienced a wave of civic pride and enthusiasm not felt in decades. At long last, Torontonians see their city as a place of possibility and potential. Visions of a truly workable, liveable and world-class city are once again dancing in citizens? heads. In the past two years,... more...
- Coach House Books 2004; US$ 20.95
Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete... more...
- Coach House Books 2001; US$ 13.95
March 6, 1934. Hundreds gather outside City Hall to celebrate the Toronto Centenary. In the crowd, pickpocket Mona Kantor and her partner, Chesler, are ‘in the tip,? finding easy pickings among the jostling masses. Eli Morenz, city man for the Daily Star , is covering the festivities and uncovering the pickpocket racket working the scene. A surreptitious... more...
- Coach House Books 2006; US$ 13.95
Talented newcomer Jonathan Ball?s Clockfire is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience, and the laws of physics are flagrantly violated. The poems in one sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on... more...