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Author: Gwendolyn MacEwen

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021922839

Category: History

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Her collections The Armies of the Moon (1972), Magic Animals (1975—both Mac- millan), and The Fire Eaters (Oberon, 1976), as well as the volume of travel writings about Greece, Mermaids and Ikons (1978), owe a debt to mythology.

Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640256

Category: Literary Criticism

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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
2013-05-23 By Jeremy Noel-Tod

you will see that the snow is every colour of 92 Gwendolyn MacEwen , Mermaids and Ikons : A Greek Summer ( Toronto : Anansi , 1978 ) : 28. See also Jan Bartley , Invocations : The Poetry and Prose of Gwendolyn MacEwen ( Vancouver : U of ...

Author: Marc Colavincenzo

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042009365

Category: Literary Criticism

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This study brings together three major areas of interest - history, postmodern fiction, and myth. Whereas neither history and postmodern fiction nor history and myth are strangers to one another, postmodernism and myth are odd bedfellows. For many critics, postmodern thought with its resistance to metanarratives stands in direct and deliberate contrast to myth with its apparent tendency to explain the world by means of neat, complete narratives. There is a strain of postmodern Canadian historical fiction in which myth actually forms a complement not only to postmodernism's suspicion of master-narratives but also to its privileging of those marginal and at times ignored areas of history. The fourteen works of Canadian fiction considered demonstrate a doubled impulse which at first glance seems contradictory. On the one hand, they go about demythologizing - in the Barthesian sense - various elements of historical discourse, exposing its authority as not simply a natural given but as a construct. This includes the fact that the view of history portrayed in the fiction has been either underrepresented or suppressed by official historiography. On the other hand, the history is then re-mythologized, in that it becomes part of a pre-existing myth, its mythic elements are foregrounded, myth and magic are woven into the narrative, or it is portrayed as extraordinary in some way. The result is an empowering of these histories for the future; they are made larger than life and unforgettable.

the Mole ventured to ask. Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows To go among the Greeks you must be just a little mad. Gwendolyn MacEwen, Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer About the Author Jennifer Barclay grew up in the north.

Author: Jennifer Barclay

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783727995

Category: Travel

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Escape to the sunlight and colour of a wild island in the south Aegean. When Jennifer moves alone into the Honey Factory on a tiny Greek island, bringing a laptop, her hiking boots and plans for a peaceful life, she has no idea what surprises are in store. Diving into an exciting new life with a fisherman, she learns something every day. Joining the dancing at local festivals and helping at a café on the beach, surviving winter storms and finding a canine companion, she is faced with both challenges and rewards, and discovers that to become an island woman she must live small and think big.
2016-04-12 By Jennifer Barclay

The journal which she kept during her time there, completed after a second trip to Greece in 1976 and published as the travelogue Mermaids and Ikons, reveals how enraptured she was by the country and its customs.

Author: Kathryn Bosher

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191637339

Category: History

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The Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas is the first edited collection to discuss the performance of Greek drama across the continents and archipelagos of the Americas from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present. The study and interpretation of the classics have never been restricted by geographical or linguistic boundaries but, in the case of the Americas, long colonial histories have often imposed such boundaries arbitrarily. This volume tracks networks across continents and oceans and uncovers the ways in which the shared histories and practices in the performance arts in the Americas have routinely defied national boundaries. With contributions from classicists, Latin American specialists, theatre and performance theorists, and historians, the Handbook also includes interviews with key writers, including Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, Charles Mee, and Anne Carson, and leading theatre directors such as Peter Sellars, Carey Perloff, Héctor Daniel-Levy, and Heron Coelho. This richly illustrated volume seeks to define the complex contours of the reception of Greek drama in the Americas, and to articulate how these different engagements - at local, national, or trans-continental levels, as well as across borders - have been distinct both from each other, and from those of Europe and Asia.
2015-11-05 By Kathryn Bosher

She also published two novels , Julian the Magician ( 1963 ) and King of Egypt , King of Dreams ( 1971 ) , children ' s books , and a travel narrative , Mermaids and Ikons : A Greek Summer ( 1978 ) . Until I left Toronto The Lunatic ...

Author: Joe Rosenblatt

Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 1550960989

Category: Authors, Canadian

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2007 By Joe Rosenblatt

... Niro's Game Rawi Hage Kamouraska Anne Hébert Ticknor Sheila Heti Waterloo Express Paulette Jiles No Pain Like This Body Harold Sonny Ladoo Red Diaper Baby James Laxer Civil Elegies Dennis Lee Mermaids and Ikons Gwendolyn MacEwen Ana ...

Author: Marie-Claire Blais

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781487004262

Category: Fiction

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The second volume in the beloved novelist Marie-Claire Blais’s prize-winning novel cycle — acclaimed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction — reissued in a handsome A List edition. Originally published in 2001, Thunder and Light is the second volume in Marie-Claire Blais’s prize-winning Soifs series, hailed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction. Powered by its characters’ gripping exploration of the world’s dark corners, the novel is a teeming microcosm in which boundaries collapse and the extremes and contradictions that animate our times are reconciled. Blais locks us directly into the consciousness of her characters, many of whom we met in her previous novel, These Festive Nights, and many that she derives from actual news stories: Jessica, a seven-year-old attempting to beat the world record as the youngest pilot to cross the continent; Nathanaël, a teenager on death row for killing his favourite teacher; Our Lady of the Bags, a modern-day Joan of Arc who lives among Manhattan’s skyscrapers and follows the voices in her head; and Caroline and Jean-Mathieu, aging artists who are fighting to come together again. One character’s thoughts or actions have consequences for another 3,000 miles away who is a complete stranger to the first. This is an intricate house of cards, delicately but expertly constructed, that shocks us in its perversity and familiarity, ultimately finding hope and redemption in the most human and basic forms of art.
2018-08-04 By Marie-Claire Blais

... two collections of stories, Noman (1972) and Noman's Land (1985); three children's books; a translation of Euripides' The Trojan Women in The Trojan Women: A Play(1979); and a travel book,Mermaids and Ikons: A Greek Summer (1978).

Author: Eugene Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134468485

Category: Literary Criticism

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Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.
2004-11-10 By Eugene Benson

Mermaids and Ikons : A Greek Summer . Toronto : Anansi , 1978 . MacKendrick , Paul . The Greek Stones Speak . New York : New American Library , 1966 . - “ A Renaissance Odyssey , The Life of Cyriac of Ancona .

Author: Robert Eisner

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472082205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Stories of scholars, writers, artists, and explorers woven together in a narrative of Greek travel
1993 By Robert Eisner

... Dave Godfrey Technology and Empire George Grant De Niro's Game Rawi Hage Kamouraska Anne Hébert Ticknor Sheila Heti No Pain Like This Body Harold Sonny Ladoo Civil Elegies Dennis Lee Mermaids and Ikons Gwendolyn MacEwen Ana Historic ...

Author: Marie-Claire Blais

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 9781487004590

Category: Fiction

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The first volume in the beloved novelist Marie-Claire Blais’ prize-winning novel cycle — acclaimed as one of the greatest undertakings in modern Quebec fiction — reissued in a handsome A List edition, featuring an introduction by Lisa Moore. Originally published in 1995 under the title Soifs, the first novel in Marie-Claire Blais’ masterful series won the Governor General’s Award for French Fiction and was hailed by critics around the world as a tour de force, comparing Blais to such literary greats as Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. In this dazzling rendering, These Festive Nights, celebrated translator Sheila Fischman brings Blais’ novel to life for English-speaking readers. A sun-drenched paradise in the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by the glimmering blue sea; Renata is convalescing on this island poised between two worlds: between great wealth and extreme poverty, between the past and an uncertain future, between the beauty of the world and the horrors of history. During her time here, Renata becomes tormented by thirst — for justice, for pleasure, for intoxication — while all around her, festivities are going on in joint celebration of the birth of baby Vincent and the end of the twentieth century. Over the course of three days and three nights a flock of characters assembles — an entire spectrum of humanity is depicted in the grip of doubt and suffering. In this swirling, baroque fresco, Marie-Claire Blais captures the essence of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose.
2018-08-07 By Marie-Claire Blais

He had sent money , during her earlier GWENDOLYN MAC EWEN , Mermaids and Ikons : absence , to improve some poor family's A Greek Summer . Anansi , $ 5.95 . Christmas , a charitable act performed THERE IS A NICE GREEK RESTAURANT we ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3662070

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( travel ) Mermaids and Ikons : A Greek Summer ( Anansi , 1978 ) ; The Trojan Women : A Play ( Playwrights ' Co - op , 1979 ) ; ( translator , with Nikos Tsingos ) Trojan Women : “ The Trojan Women " by Euripides and “ Helen and Orestes ...

Author: Anne Commire

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: UOM:39015054134344

Category: History

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"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
1999 By Anne Commire

The day before the festival or at dawn the next day, people decorate their homes—all the rooms, windows, ikons, doors— with garlands made from birch branches, maple, linden, or oak. They also hang decorations on tree branches in the ...

Author: Ronesa Aveela

Publisher: Bendideia Publishing

ISBN: 9781949397987

Category: Social Science

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Seductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … Rusalki, a Slavic version of mermaids. If only the modern-day Ariel from “The Little Mermaid” had been born one of them. She would already have had legs, and not a fish tail, and wouldn’t have had to give up her voice! Well, maybe. It’s more than legs that makes the Rusalki different from what you know about mermaids. · Discover their origins. · Learn how to protect yourself from their enchantments. · Read about terrifying encounters. Through folklore, literature, music, videos, and illustrations, you’ll uncover the secrets of these spirits who have haunted Eastern Europe for centuries. The “Spirits and Creatures” series has been called “brilliant,” “fascinating,” “well researched,” “humorous,” “intriguing,” “engaging,” “lyrically written,” “beautifully organized,” and “informative.” It’s the perfect book for those who want to learn about Eastern European folklore, but don’t want to read a dry, academic book.
2020-02-17 By Ronesa Aveela

1978 Mermaids and Ikons ( travel ) . 1979 The Trojan Women ( play ) , and The Chocolate Moose ( juvenile ) . 1981 Trojan Women , another edition of the play and translations from Yannis Ritsos . 1982 The T.E. Lawrence Poems and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105016684511

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... 42 : 305-06 , 308 Merlin and the Snake's Egg 14 : 388 Merlin Trilogy 35 : 397 Mermaids and Ikons 13 : 358 Mermaids in the Basement 39 : 170 “ Mermaids on the Golf Course ” 42 : 216 Mermaids on the Golf Course 42 : 215 “ The Merman ...

Author: Daniel G. Marowski

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 081034419X

Category: Literary Criticism

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Gathers excerpts from critical articles written about twentieth century literature, and provides background information on the author being considered
1987-09 By Daniel G. Marowski

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ISBN: 0787680036

Category: Literary Criticism

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I remember the old sailor's warning : ' If you see a gorgeous mermaid rising out of the water , a gorgeous mermaid seeking news of her dead brother , say to ... From Mermaids and Ikons ( 1978 ) by Gwendolyn MacEwen , born Toronto 1941.

Author: Kildare Dobbs

Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Deneau

ISBN: IND:30000120988625

Category: Authors, Canadian

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1985 By Kildare Dobbs

Author: Len Fulton

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ISBN: NWU:35556018580746

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1989 By Len Fulton

In 1978 she published a travel book, Mermaids and Ikons (Toronto: Anansi), but her novels, poetry, and drama all reflect her travels. G.E. bentley, j R. has recently returned to Toronto after a year teaching at Fudan University, ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106009631182

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cn Lester Publ ( 830 ) Mermaids and Ikons : a Greek Summer / MacEwen , Gwendolyn . - 1978. - 110p . - sb Can $ 6.95 ISBN 0-88784-062-0 . - cn Anansi ( 880 ) Mermaids Do Exist : Memoirs of Vice - Admiral Sir Henry Burrell / Burrell ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015038880178

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