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The Bush Garden

Author : Northrop Frye
ISBN : 9781487002671
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Any publication by Northrop Frye is an important literary event; this one is of the highest importance to Canadian literature." — Globe and Mail Originally published by Anansi in 1971, The Bush Garden features Northrop Frye’s timeless essays on Canadian literature and painting. In this cogent collection of essays written between 1943 and 1969, formidable literary critic and theorist Northrop Frye explores the Canadian imagination through the lens of the country’s artistic output: prose, poetry, and paintings. In the collection, Frye offers insightful commentary on the works that shaped a "Canadian sensibility," and includes a comprehensive survey of the landscape of Canadian poetry throughout the 1950s, including astute criticism of the work of E. J. Pratt, Robert Service, Irving Layton, and many others. Written with clarity and precision, The Bush Garden is a significant cache of literary criticism that traces a pivotal moment in the country’s cultural history, and the evolution of Frye’s thinking at various stages of his career. These essays are evidence of Frye’s brilliance, and cemented his reputation as Canada’s — and the world’s — foremost literary critic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Australian Inspiration

Author : Cliff Green
ISBN : OCLC:1200297245
Genre : Chelsea Flower Show
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Category: Chelsea Flower Show

Northrop Frye On Canada

Author : Northrop Frye
ISBN : 0802037100
Genre : Literary Collections
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Brings together all of the writings of Northrop Frye, both published and unpublished, on the subject of Canadian literature and culture, from his early book reviews of the 1930s and 1940s through his cultural commentaries of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Category: Literary Collections

Reading The Garden

Author : Katie Holmes
ISBN : 9780522851151
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 67.20 MB
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"Whether a small plot in the backyard of an inner-urban home or a capital city's sprawling botanic garden, Australians have long desired a patch of dirt to plough or enjoy. 'Reading the garden' explores our deep affection for gardens and gardening and illuminates their numerous meanings and uses from European settlement to the late twentieth century."--Cover.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Of Ideas

Author : Richard Aitken
ISBN : 9780522857504
Genre : Gardening
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The Garden of Ideas tells an inspiring and engaging story of Australian garden design. From the imaginings of emigrant garden-makers of the late eighteenth century to the concerns of twenty-first-century gardeners, this book charts its way across four centuries through a handsome and satisfying fusion of images and text. The Garden of Ideas is embellished with an unparalleled array of images - paintings, drawings, prints, plans, and photographs - each richly evocative of their time and most never previously published. Unearthed from around Australia, and many from overseas, these images carry the story of Australian garden style down the years, in the process criss-crossing social and cultural history across the wide extremes of our continent. Richard Aitken, whose book Botanical Riches was published in 2006 to popular and critical acclaim, brings a lifetime of experience to The Garden of Ideas. He achieves fresh insights and presents our passion for garden-making with wit and flair. The Garden of Ideas is a valuable source book for the sophisticated gardener and an indispensable companion for the garden lover.
Category: Gardening

Garden Plots

Author : Shelley Boyd
ISBN : 9780773588714
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Canadian literature has long been preoccupied with the wilderness and the landscape, but the garden has remained neglected terrain. In Garden Plots, Shelley Boyd focuses on private, domestic gardens tended by individual gardeners, to show how modest, everyday spaces provide fertile grounds for the imagination. Combining the history of gardening with literary analysis, Garden Plots explores the use of the garden motif in the works of five authors: Susanna Moodie, Catharine Parr Traill, Gabrielle Roy, Carol Shields, and Lorna Crozier. With works spanning the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, these writers reveal the associations between the arts of writing and gardening, the evolving role of the female gardener, and the changes that take place in Canada's literary gardens over time. With the task of understanding our connection to the physical environment becoming increasingly important, Garden Plots explores the subtle relations between place and narrative. This fresh, literary approach to Canada's gardening culture reveals that gardens grow and change not simply in the earth, but also in the pages of our texts.
Category: Literary Criticism

Unhomely States

Author : Cynthia Sugars
ISBN : 1551114372
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Unhomely States is the first collection of foundational essays of Canadian postcolonial theory. The essays span the period from 1965 to the present day and approach broad issues of Canadian culture and society. They represent the impassioned conflicts, dissonances, and intersections among postcolonial theorists in English Canada. Theories of Canadian postcolonialism are various and often contending. The questions proliferate: Is Canada postcolonial? Who in Canada is postcolonial? Are some Canadians more postcolonial than others? Together, the essays in this collection demonstrate both the historical development of this vigorous debate and its most prominent current perspectives. The anthology comprises work originally written in English, selected and arranged in order to demonstrate the dynamic nature of these discussions. Included here are essays by many well-known writers and theorists, such as George Grant, Northrop Frye, Margaret Atwood, Dennis Lee, Robert Kroetsch, Linda Hutcheon, Diana Brydon, Thomas King, Terry Goldie, Arun Mukherjee, Smaro Kamboureli, Stephen Slemon, and Roy Miki. The collection covers such topics as anti-colonial nationalism, settler-invader theory, First Nations contexts, postcolonial pedagogy, and critiques of Canadian postcolonialism. A general introduction surveying the current field of postcolonial discourse in English Canada is also included.
Category: Literary Criticism

Grow Native

Author : Bill Molyneux
ISBN : 0908476027
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening

They Make Themselves

Author : Jane Fajans
ISBN : 0226234444
Genre : Social Science
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For generations of anthropologists, the Baining people have presented a challenge, because of their apparent lack of cultural or social structure. This group of small-scale horticulturists seems devoid of the complex belief systems and social practices that characterize other traditional peoples of Papua New Guinea. Their daily existence is mundane and repetitive in the extreme, articulated by only the most elementary familial relationships and social connections. The routine of everyday life, however, is occasionally punctuated by stunningly beautiful festivals of masked dancers, which the Baining call play and to which they attribute no symbolic significance. In a new work sure to evoke considerable repercussions and debate in anthropological theory, Jane Fajans courageously takes on the "Baining Problem," arguing that the Baining define themselves not through intricate cosmologies or social networks, but through the meanings generated by their own productive and reproductive work.
Category: Social Science

Image And Identity

Author : R. Bruce Elder
ISBN : 9781554586776
Genre : Art
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What do images of the body, which recent poets and filmmakers have given us, tell us about ourselves, about the way we think and about the culture in which we live? In his new book A Body of Vision, R. Bruce Elder situates contemporary poetic and cinematic body images in their cultural context. Elder examines how recent artists have tried to recognize and to convey primordial forms of experiences. He proposes the daring thesis that in their efforts to do so, artists have resorted to gnostic models of consciousness. He argues that the attempt to convey these primordial modes of awareness demands a different conception of artistic meaning from any of those that currently dominate contemporary critical discussion. By reworking theories and speech in highly original ways, Elder formulates this new conception. The works of Brakhage, Artaud, Schneeman, Cohen and others lie naked under Elder’s razor-sharp dissecting knife and he exposes the essence of their work, cutting deeply into the themes and theses from which the works are derived. His remarks on the gaps in contemporary critical practices will likely become the focus of much debate.
Category: Art

Politics Society And The Media Second Edition

Author : Paul Nesbitt-Larking
ISBN : 9781442604285
Genre : Political Science
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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.
Category: Political Science

Coral Gardens And Their Magic

Author : Malinowski,
ISBN : 9781136417801
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Coral Gardens And Their Magic

Author : Bronislaw Malinowski
ISBN : 041526250X
Genre : Social Science
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The concluding part of Coral Gardens and Their Magic provides a linguistic commentary to the ethnography on agriculture. Malinowski gives a full description of the language of the Trobrianders as an aspect of culture.
Category: Social Science

Michigan Herb Cookbook

Author : Suzanne Breckenridge
ISBN : 0472086944
Genre : Cooking
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Satisfy your palate with these regional recipes that incorporate home-grown Michigan herbs
Category: Cooking

Private Gardens Of Australia

Author : Sarah Guest
ISBN : PSU:000017603232
Genre : Australia
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"Featuring forty of Australia's more interesting and unusual private gardens, this book captures the richness and variety of gardens to be found in a continent of great size and climatic extremes..."--Publisher description.
Category: Australia

Henry For President

Author : Henry Nicols
ISBN : 9781438230924
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1985 before AIDS was a word, 10 year old Henry Nicols, a hemophiliac, was infected with the deadly virus from a blood transfusion. For years his family kept the secret about AIDS from everyone. In 1991, a senior in high school and deathly ill, 17 year old Nicols boldly announced to the world "I have AIDS." Protected by his community of Cooperstown, NY (the Home of Baseball) Nicols quickly became a celebrity and a poster child for AIDS understanding. He then became an international AIDS advocate and educator, travelling around the U.S. and the world spreading a message of compassion and love. Nicols died of complications of AIDS in 2000. This memoir, written by his father, is the legacy of a brave child suffering from a chronic illness and then infected with the scourge of our time. As a tear-jerking page turner, Henry for President is a must read for anyone who wants to better understand challenge, compassion and human nature.
Category: Biography & Autobiography