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Conversations with Gary Snyder

by David Stephen Calonne

Gary Snyder (b. 1930) is one of the most distinguished American poets, remarkable both for his long and productive career and for his equal contributions to literature and environmental thought. His childhood...


The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

by Anne Gisleson

Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York Times

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief

Anne Gisleson had...


Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible

by Malik Gaines

Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties 

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors...


The Complete Walt Whitman: Drum-Taps, Leaves of Grass, Patriotic Poems, Complete Prose Works, The Wound Dresser, Letters

by Walt Whitman

This ebook collects the six U.S. editions of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass that he published in his lifetime, plus the annexes of the so-called "Deathbed Edition" from 1891 (the Leaves of Grass portion of which...


Literary Titans Revisited

by Anne Urbancic

Unearthed recordings reveal the early days of the literary powerhouses who gave birth to CanLit in the 1960s.

From 1969 to 1970, radio interviewer Earle Toppings recorded sixteen Canadian writers and poets who...


Girl in Snow: by Danya Kukafka??????? | Conversation Starters

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Girl in Snow: by Danya Kukafka | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...


Mrs. Fletcher: by Tom Perrotta | Conversation Starters

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Mrs. Fletcher: by Tom Perrotta | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...


The Stars Are Fire: by Anita Shreve??????? | Conversation Starters

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The Stars Are Fire: by Anita Shreve | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...


The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre

by W. R. Streitberger

The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre places the Revels Office and Elizabeth I's court theatre in a pre-modern, patronage and gift-exchange driven-world of centralized power in which hospitality,...


Why Poetry

by Matthew Zapruder

An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder

In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew...


God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna

by Kellie Wells

God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, Kellie Wells's second collection of short stories and winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction.


Naming Adult Autism

by Dr. James McGrath

Naming Adult Autism is one of the first critiques of cultural and medical narratives of Autism to be authored by an adult diagnosed with this condition.

Autism is a ‘social disorder’, defined by interactions...


The Dusty Bookcase

by Brian Busby

Largely drawn from his columns for Canadian Notes & Queries and entries in his popular blog by the same name, Brian Busby's The Dusty Bookcase explores the fascinating world of Canada's lesser-known literary...


Charlotte Brontë

by Amber K. Regis & Deborah Wynne

Charlotte Brontë: legacies and afterlives is a timely reflection on the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë's life and work. The new essays in this volume, which cover the...


Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture

by James Paz

Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture uncovers the voice and agency possessed by nonhuman things across Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture. It makes a new contribution to 'thing...


Tasso's Art and Afterlives

by Jason Lawrence

This interdisciplinary study examines the literary, artistic and biographical afterlives in England of the great sixteenth-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso, from before his death to the end of the nineteenth...


Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

by Bruce Handy

An irresistible, nostalgic, insightful—and totally original—ramble through classic children’s literature from Vanity Fair contributing editor (and father) Bruce Handy.

“Consistently intelligent and funny…The...


A Beautiful, Terrible Thing???????: by Jen Waite | Conversation Starters

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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: by Jen Waite | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the...


Everybody Lies: by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz??????? | Conversation Starters

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Everybody Lies: by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and...


Sapiens: by Yuval Noah Harari??????? | Conversation Starters

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Sapiens: by Yuval Noah Harari | Conversation Starters

A Brief Look Inside:

EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER

than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,

and the characters...