The Truth about Canada: Some Important, Some Astonishing, by Mel Hurtig

By Mel Hurtig

Popular as a passionate Canadian, bestselling writer Mel Hurtig has combed via international facts to work out how Canada rather measures up — and the consequences are brilliant, and sometimes shocking.

This booklet is ready how Canada has replaced, greatly for the more serious, within the final two decades. because of those profound (often hidden) alterations, we're not the folk we predict we're. To take one instance, the Canadian media frequently leaves us with the impact that Canadians are relatively seriously taxed. sure, in comparison to the america, the standard element of comparability. No, in comparison to different nations with our way of life, different OECD international locations, for instance; there we are available twenty third at the high-tax scale.

The shocks during this e-book building up, bankruptcy by way of bankruptcy. How will we rank on this planet in voter turnout? try out 109th. variety of physicians consistent with 100,000 inhabitants? try out 54th. Our rank in decreasing pollutants? 126th out of 146 countries.

Some of the statistics are inner, evaluating Canada then and now. They again up of the book’s strongest issues: the failure of Canadian immense enterprise to show checklist earnings into ongoing funding in our nation, and (no accident) the sellout of our resources at a expense that no different kingdom might allow.

This statistics-based ebook levels throughout all components of our lives — together with future health, wages, productiveness, tradition, the media (“the such a lot focused within the world”), and lots more and plenty else. Mel Hurtig’s message is that we can’t do whatever to mend the course we’re drifting in until we realize it — and realize The fact approximately Canada.

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Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing by Ray Robertson

By Ray Robertson

Considered one of latest top younger novelists, Ray Robertson can also be one in every of its ablest critics. this can be a number of his so much unique, insightful, debatable, and funniest reports and essays written during the last 5 years. Believing that 'writers have a accountability to aid preserve the psychological hygiene in their time,' Robertson, following within the footsteps of Mordecai Richler and different novelist-critics comparable to Anthony Burgess, Kingsley and Martin Amis and John Updike, is on the entrance line of up to date literary debate. even if castigating the tasteless cabal he refers to as McCanlit, poking enjoyable on the fashionable ephemera of highbrow type or arguing for his personal distinctive fictional aesthetic, Robertson pulls no punches and suffers no fools. Divided into 3 sections -- 'Us,' 'Them' and 'Me' - 'Mental Hygiene' gathers jointly either released and formerly unpublished reports of neighborhood and foreign writers in addition to 8 hugely own essays at the craft of fiction and the writing lifestyles normally.

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Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a by Elaine Kalman Naves

By Elaine Kalman Naves

Northeastern Hungary was once packed with locations just like the village of Vaja, the place Jews had farmed for generations. Naves's ancestors had tilled Hungarian soil because the eighteenth century. that they had married into related farming households and maintained a way of life immediately agricultural, orthodox, and Hungariophile. The Nyirség, a sandy, just a little undulating area wedged among the nice Hungarian undeniable and the foothills of the Carpathians, was once the centre in their international. yet all this replaced irrevocably with the holocaust; Naves's iteration is the 1st in centuries whose roots are severed from the soil that after nurtured them. Naves's quest for her prior all started together with her father, one of many few individuals of an unlimited nuclear family to outlive the Nazi loss of life camps. His tales and thoughts of ancestors have been a well-spring from which he drew energy, and so they grew to become an obsession for Naves as she was once growing to be up and whilst she had childrens of her personal. trip to Vaja is her try and checklist the lives of those ancestors and reclaim their lives as a part of her and her kid's birthright. It contains myths and tales with relatives letters and specific archival study to supply a rare examine the panorama of reminiscence and a testomony to the redemptive energy of affection and family.

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Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada: A by J. Muller

By J. Muller

In a distinct contribution to knowing the interplay of language coverage and making plans in smooth clash answer, Janet Muller provides an insider account of the quest for better prestige for the Irish language in Northern eire from the Nineteen Eighties.

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The Northrop Frye Quote Book by Northrop Frye, John Robert Colombo, Jean O'Grady

By Northrop Frye, John Robert Colombo, Jean O'Grady

A selection of quotations from Canada’s maximum literary theorist.

"There is not any Canadian author of whom we will say … that their readers can develop up inside of their paintings with no ever being conscious of a circumference." Northrop Frye got here to that end after an in depth learn of the innovative achievements of Canada’s writers from the earliest interval to 1965, while that sentence from his learn first seemed in print. Over the a long time given that then, the assertion has end up considered as a benchmark of person and nationwide literary achievement.

The Northrop Frye Quote ebook is a really good dictionary of quotations on all matters that's in accordance with the techniques and writings of 1 individual. it's the handiwork of a unmarried contributor, albeit the cogitations of a striking one. it's also facts that there is a Canadian author of whom it can be acknowledged that we will be able to develop up inside of his paintings "without ever being conscious of a circumference."

John Robert Colombo has written, translated, edited, or compiled over 2 hundred books, together with seven dictionaries of quotations. He is a graduate of the college of Toronto and a Fellow of the Frye Centre at Victoria University.

Jean O’Grady, a graduate of the collage of Toronto, served because the affiliate editor of The accumulated Works of Northrop Frye. She can be the writer of the biography of Margaret Addison, the 1st dean of girls at Victoria College.

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Margaret Laurence: Critical Reflections (Reappraisals: by David Staines

By David Staines

This booklet highlights the accomplishments of 1 of Canada's such a lot acclaimed and cherished fiction writers, Margaret Laurence. The essays during this assortment discover her physique of labor in addition to her impression on younger Canadian writers today.

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A Mercy (Vintage International) by Toni Morrison

By Toni Morrison

Nationwide BestsellerOne of the hot York instances 10 most sensible Books of the yr within the 1680s the slave alternate within the Americas remains to be in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch dealer and adventurer, with a small keeping within the harsh North. regardless of his distaste for dealing in “flesh,” he's taking a small slave woman partly fee for a nasty debt from a plantation proprietor in Catholic Maryland. this can be Florens, who can learn and write and may be precious on his farm. Rejected by means of her mom, Florens seems for romance, first from Lina, an older servant girl at her new master's apartment, and later from the good-looking blacksmith, an African, by no means enslaved, who comes using into their lives.A Mercy unearths what lies underneath the outside of slavery. yet at its middle, like liked, it's the ambivalent, worrying tale of a mom and a daughter-a mom who casts off her daughter to be able to keep her, and a daughter who may perhaps by no means exorcise that abandonment.

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Role Quests in the Post-Cold War Era: Foreign Policies in by Philippe G. Le Prestre

By Philippe G. Le Prestre

A state's articulation of its nationwide position betrays its personal tastes and a picture of the realm, triggers expectancies, and affects the definition of the location and of obtainable strategies. Extending Kal Holsti's early paintings at the usefulness of the concept that of position, position Quests within the Post-Cold battle period examines the character, evolution, and origins of function conceptions, key features mostly overlooked in a literature enthusiastic about the search for fast relevance. for every nation members current the foremost international coverage debate that happened on the finish of the chilly battle and consider, via an research of significant speeches, the relative weight of id and overseas prestige within the definition of the nationwide function. Uncovering the several roles that states declare for themselves permits mirrored image at the risk of foreign cooperation within the upkeep of overseas order. This examine is helping determine the significance of identification in nationwide function conceptions, determine strength conflicts bobbing up from the conflict of roles masquerading as pursuits, and clarifies latest contradictions in winning roles. participants contain Caroline Alain, Onnig Beylérian, Christophe Canivet, Jean-René Chotard, André Donneur, Philippe G. Le Prestre, Paul Létourneau, Jacques Lévesque, Alexander Macleod, Marie-Elisabeth Räkel, Jean-François Thibeault, and Charles Thumerelle.

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