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Bare Essentials 9ED. + Workbook

Bare Essentials 9ED. + Workbook

UT Humanities - ENGL 1100 Section 604

CAD $84.00
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0176775498
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Canadian Writer's Handbook

Canadian Writer's Handbook

UT Humanities - ENGL 1101 Section 701

UT Humanities - ENGL 1102

 

 

 

 

 

CAD $72.25
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9780195446968
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2015-01-21

Complicated Kindness (P)

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UT Humanities - ENGL 1200 Section 601

Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City's East Village. Instead she's trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: "the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager." East Village is a town with no train and no bar whose job prospects consist of slaughtering chickens at the Happy Family Farms abattoir or churning butter for tourists at the pioneer village. Ministered with an iron fist by Nomi's uncle Hans, a.k.a. The Mouth of Darkness, East Village is a town that's tall on rules and short on fun: no dancing, drinking, rock 'n' roll, recreational sex, swimming, make-up, jewellery, playing pool, going to cities or staying up past nine o'clock.

As the novel begins, Nomi struggles to cope with the back-to-back departures three years earlier of Tash, her beautiful and mouthy sister, and Trudie, her warm and spirited mother. She lives with her father, Ray, a sweet yet hapless schoolteacher whose love is unconditional but whose parenting skills amount to benign neglect. Father and daughter deal with their losses in very different ways. Ray, a committed elder of the church, seeks to create an artificial sense of order by reorganizing the city dump late at night. Nomi, on the other hand, favours chaos as she tries to blunt her pain through "drugs and imagination." Together they live in a limbo of unanswered questions.

Nomi's first person narrative shifts effortlessly between the present and the past. Within the present, Nomi goes through the motions of finishing high school while flagrantly rebelling against Mennonite tradition. She hangs out on Suicide Hill, hooks up with a boy named Travis, goes on the Pill, wanders around town, skips class and cranks Led Zeppelin. But the past is never far from her mind as she remembers happy times with her mother and sister -- as well as the painful events that led them to flee town. Throughout, in a voice both defiant and vulnerable, she offers hilarious and heartbreaking reflections on life, death, family, faith and love.

Eventually Nomi's grief -- and a growing sense of hypocrisy -- cause her to spiral ever downward to a climax that seems at once startling and inevitable. But even when one more loss is heaped on her piles of losses, Nomi maintains hope and finds the imagination and willingness to envision what lies beyond.

Few novels in recent years have generated as much excitement as A Complicated Kindness. Winner of the Governor General's Award and a Giller Prize Finalist, Miriam Toews's third novel has earned both critical acclaim and a long and steady position on our national bestseller lists. In the Globe and Mail, author Bill Richardson writes the following: "There is so much that's accomplished and fine. The momentum of the narrative, the quality of the storytelling, the startling images, the brilliant rendering of a time and place, the observant, cataloguing eye of the writer, her great grace. But if I had to name Miriam Toews's crowning achievement, it would be the creation of Nomi Nickel, who deserves to take her place beside Daisy Goodwill Flett, Pi Patel and Hagar Shipley as a brilliantly realized character for whom the reader comes to care, okay, comes to love."

This town is so severe. And silent. It makes me crazy, the silence. I wonder if a person can die from it. The town office building has a giant filing cabinet full of death certificates that say choked to death on his own anger or suffocated from unexpressed feelings of unhappiness. Silentium. People here just can't wait to die, it seems. It's the main event. The only reason we're not all snuffed at birth is because that would reduce our suffering by a lifetime. My guidance counsellor has suggested to me that I change my attitude about this place and learn to love it. But I do, I told her. Oh, that's rich, she said. That's rich. . .

We're Mennonites. After Dukhobors who show up naked in court we are the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you're a teenager. Five hundred years ago in Europe a man named Menno Simons set off to do his own peculiar religious thing and he and his followers were beaten up and killed or forced to conform all over Holland, Poland, and Russia until they, at least some of them, finally landed right here where I sit. Imagine the least well-adjusted kid in your school starting a breakaway clique of people whose manifesto includes a ban on the media, dancing, smoking, temperate climates, movies, drinking, rock'n'roll, having sex for fun, swimming, makeup, jewellery, playing pool, going to cities, or staying up past nine o'clock. That was Menno all over. Thanks a lot, Menno.

--from A Complicated Kindness

CAD $21.00
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9780676978568
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Publication Date: 
2007-05-01

Humans

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UT Humanities - ENGL 1101 Section 701

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play

Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Play

Winner of the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play

"THE BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR" --The New York Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine,
Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Time Out New York, NPR

"Drawn in subtle but indelible strokes, Mr. Karam's play might almost qualify as deep-delving reportage, so clearly does it illuminate the current, tremor-ridden landscape of contemporary America. The finest new play of the Broadway season so far -- by a long shot."--Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter's apartment in lower Manhattan. Unfolding over a single scene, this "delirious tragicomedy" (Chicago Sun-Times) by acclaimed young playwright Stephen Karam "infuses the traditional kitchen-sink family drama with qualities of horror in his portentous and penetrating work of psychological unease" (Variety), creating an indelible family portrait.

Stephen Karam's plays include Speech & Debate and Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner awards for Best Play. Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, he now lives in New York City, New York.


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ISBN/SKU: 
9781559365420
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Publication Date: 
2016-05-10

Norton Introduction to Literature with 2016 MLA Update

Norton Introduction to Literature with 2016 MLA Update

UT Humanities - ENGL 1001

UT Humanities - ENGL 1101 Section 701

UT Humanities - ENGL 1102

UT Humanities - ENGL 1200 Section 604

The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.
CAD $96.00
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780393623574
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Publication Date: 
2016-11-04

Oleanna

Oleanna

UT Humanities - ENGL 1200 Section 604

In a terrifyingly short time, a male college instructor and his female student descend from a discussion of her grades into a modern reprise of the Inquisition. Innocuous remarks suddenly turn damning. Socratic dialogue gives way to heated assault. And the relationship between a somewhat fatuous teacher and his seemingly hapless pupil turns into a fiendishly accurate X ray of the mechanisms of power, censorship, and abuse.
CAD $17.95
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780679745365
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Publication Date: 
1993-05-04

Stone Angel, The

Stone Angel, The

UT Humanities - 1200 Section 604

"The Stone Angel", "The Diviners", and "A Bird in the House" are three of the five books in Margaret Laurence's renowned "Manawaka series", named for the small Canadian prairie town in which they take place. Each of these books is narrated by a strong woman growing up in the town and struggling with physical and emotional isolation. "A Jest of God" and "The Fire Dwellers", the two other books in the series, will be published in the Fall of 1993. In "The Stone Angel", Hagar Shipley, age ninety, tells the story of her life, and in doing so tries to come to terms with how the very qualities which sustained her have deprived her of joy. Mingling past and present, she maintains pride in the face of senility, while recalling the life she led as a rebellious young bride, and later as a grieving mother. Laurence gives us in Hagar a woman who is funny, infuriating and heartbreakingly poignant. "It is [Laurence's] admirable achievement to strike, with an equally sure touch, the peculiar note and the universal; she gives us a portrait of a remarkable character and at the same time the picture of old age itself, with the pain, the weariness, the terror, the impotent angers and physical mishaps, the realization that others are waiting and wishing for an end". -- Honor Tracy, "The New Republic"
CAD $19.75
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780226469362
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Publication Date: 
1993-06-15

Strategies for Successful Writing

Strategies for Successful Writing

UT Humanities - ENGL 1100 Section 604

UT Humanities - ENGL 1100 Section 613

CAD $93.50
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ISBN/SKU: 
0205969895
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

UT Humanities - ENGL 1200 Section 601

CAD $15.50
ISBN/SKU: 
9780451218599
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