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UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-20
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  ISNB:0889203490  Language:English
Book Introduction: Marian Engel emerged as a writer during that period in Canada when nationalism increased and “new feminism” dawned. Although she is recognized as a distinguished woman of letters, she has not been widely studied; consequently we know relatively little about her and her craft. The mate......[Read More]
$95
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  ISNB:0802036872  Language:English
Book Introduction:Marian Engel was a writer's writer – an iconoclast, deeply admired and loved by a generation of Canadian authors and critics. Informal gatherings were often held at Engel's Toronto house, and it was there that Engel's many literary friendships were first nurtured, later to blossom through the ......[Read More]
$49.95
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  ISNB:0773426221  Language:
Book Introduction:This book accounts for the varying popularity of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel according to their treatments of Canadian and female identities during the 1906's and 70's. She demonstrates how their portrayals of female and national characters were understood at the time accord......[Read More]
$74.95
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  ISNB:0773536345  Language:English
Book Introduction:Rains, a former soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, immigrated to Canada at the same period as Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. He brought with him his wards, sisters Frances and Elizabeth. The three settled on St Joseph Island in northern Ontario, where their unusual domestic arrangement caugh......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0776604031  Language:English
Book Introduction:A student at McGill in the mid-1950s, Marian Engel wrote her M.A. thesis under the direction of Hugh MacLennan. Their work together became the basis of a correspondence, the MacLennan half of which survives and is detailed here. Both personal and professional in nature, MacLennan's letters to Engel ......[Read More]
$17
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  ISNB:0773513388  Language:English
Book Introduction:Christl Verduyn analyses Engel's work from a feminist literary perspective, examining Engel's concern with women's experiences and perception of the world, female identity and the social constraints on its development, female subjectivity and self, the mother-daughter relationship, and forces opposi......[Read More]
$32.95
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  ISNB:1897178123  Language:English
Book Introduction:The Insomniac Library is proud to republish for the first time in over twenty years Marian Engel's memorable first novel, Sarah Bastard's Notebook. First published in 1968 by Longman Canada, the novel tells the funny and frustrating story of thirty-year-old ex-academic Sarah Porlock as she makes her......[Read More]
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  ISNB:0879236671  Language:English
Book Introduction:Marian engel, who died in 1985 after a tragic struggle with cancer, was among Canada's most celebrated and beloved novelists. Her last, best known, and most controversial book was Bear (winner of the Governor-General's Award) in which a mousy, timid librarian is summoned to a remote Canadian island ......[Read More]
$10.86
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  ISNB:0618159762  Language:English
Book Introduction:"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. Drawing ......[Read More]
$18
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  ISNB:0439269679  Language:English
Book Introduction:Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in whic......[Read More]
$11.01
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  ISNB:B01BJZQDPU  Language:English
Book Introduction:The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Marian Anderson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.[Read More]
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  ISNB:1634712218  Language:English
Book Introduction:The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Marian Anderson in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.[Read More]
$12.79
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  ISNB:0547480342  Language:English
Book Introduction:"A voice like yours," celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini told contralto Marian Anderson, "is heard once in a hundred years." This insightful account of the great African American vocalist considers her life and musical career in the context of the history of civil rights in this country. Drawing ......[Read More]
$10.99
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  ISNB:0771030770  Language:English
Book Introduction:Book by Engel, Marian[Read More]
$6.93
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  ISNB:0439928184  Language:English
Book Introduction:A picture book that shines light on the indomitable life of one of the most influential American folksingers in the history of our country.In the spirit of WHEN MARIAN SANG, this book introduces young readers to Odetta, an American folk legend. Lyrical text and striking paintings tell the story of t......[Read More]
$5.99
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  ISNB:0761461353  Language:English
Book Introduction:One morning, while walking to an early church service, Juan Diego hears a voice calling, "Juanito! Juan Dieguito!" He comes face to face with the Virgin Mary! "I would like a shrine built on this hill", she tells him, and she instructs him to take her wish to the bishop. Juan Diego, a lowly peasant,......[Read More]
$10.33
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  ISNB:0761419403  Language:English
Book Introduction:Book by Gold, Susan Dudley[Read More]
$5.86
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  ISNB:1472801253  Language:English
Book Introduction:From the early ballads that established his stories to the later additions of Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale, this book explores how the legend of Robin Hood grew.He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? Ho......[Read More]
$17.95
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  ISNB:0894903039  Language:English
Book Introduction:Tells the story of the African-American singer who struggled against prejudice to become one of the great opera performers of the century.[Read More]
$14.95
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  ISNB:1881889653  Language:English
Book Introduction:Book by Engel, Dean, Freedman, Florence B.[Read More]

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