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Literary

  • "All Governments Lie"by Myra MacPherson

    Scribner 2010; US$ 33.99

    Boasting equal parts scholarship and style, "All Governments Lie" is a highly readable, groundbreaking, and timely look at I. F. Stone -- one of America's most independent and revered journalists, whose work carries the same immediacy it did almost a half century ago, highlighting the ever-present need for dissenting voices. In the world of Washington... more...

  • "Dearest Georg": Love, Literature, and Power in Dark Timesby Veza & Elias Canetti; Karen Lauer; David Dollenmayer

    Other Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a ?functional? marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering fromtuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where... more...

  • "Just Mary"by Margaret Anne Hume

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 16.99

    An examination of the life of Mary Grannan, whose radio shows, including Just Mary and Maggie Muggins , shaped the legacy of children?s programming on CBC. more...

  • 'Memberingby Austin Clarke

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 19.99

    Giller Prize winner Austin Clarke?s memoirs provide insightful cultural observations by one of today?s most influential black writers. more...

  • "Something Urgent I Have to Say to You"by Herbert Leibowitz

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 40.99

    Herbert Leibowitz?s ?Something Urgent I Have to Say to You? provides a new perspective on the life and poetry of the doctor poet William Carlos Williams, a key American writer who led one of the more eventful literary lives of the twentieth century. Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era?Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox... more...

  • "The Busiest Man in England"by Peter Morton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 105.00

    This book is a critical biography of Grant Allen, (1848-1899), the first for a century, based on all the surviving primary sources. Born in Kingston, Ontario, into a cultured and affluent family, Allen was educated in France and England. A mysterious marriage while he was an Oxford undergraduate wrecked his academic career and radicalized his views... more...

  • "There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Meby Eva Gabrielsson; Marie-Francoise Colombani; Linda Coverdale

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Here is the real inside story?not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon , but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough to tell it with authority. Her name is Eva Gabrielsson. Eva Gabrielsson... more...

  • "To Be an Author"by Jr. Joseph McElrath; III Robert C. Leitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Collected in this volume are the 1889--1905 letters of one of the first African-American literary artists to cross the "color line" into the de facto segregated American publishing industry of the turn of the century. Selected for inclusion are those chronicling the rise of Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), an attorney and businessman in Cleveland,... more...

  • 100 Days On Holy Islandby Peter Mortimer

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.01

    It was the worst winter in a decade, the winter of foot-and-mouth, when island power cuts ran for up to 72 hours - and two days before Peter Mortimer's planned departure, his father died.100 DAYS ON HOLY ISLAND is a quirky and often moving account of one man's self-imposed exile to a remote island off the coast of North-east England. Eschewing the... more...

  • The 100 Most Popular Young Adult Authorsby Bernard A. Drew

    ABC-CLIO 1997; US$ 95.00

    The book focuses on individuals writing in the '90s, but also includes 12 classic authors (e.g., Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, J.R.R. Tolkien) who are still widely read by teens. It also covers some authors known primarily for adult literature (e.g., Stephen King) and some who write mainly for middle readers but are also popular among young adults... more...