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Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye

Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye Author B.W. Powe
ISBN-10 9781442616165
Release 2014
Pages 354
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Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye are two of Canada's central cultural figures, colleagues and rivals whose careers unfolded in curious harmony even as their intellectual engagement was antagonistic. Poet, novelist, essayist and philosopher B.W. Powe, who studied with both of these formidable and influential intellectuals, presents an exploration of their lives and work in Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy. Powe considers the existence of a unique visionary tradition of Canadian humanism and argues that McLuhan and Frye represent fraught but complementary approaches to the study of literature and to the broader engagement with culture. Examining their eloquent but often acid responses to each other, Powe exposes the scholarly controversies and personal conflicts that erupted between them, and notably the great commonalities in their writing and biographies. Using interviews, letters, notebooks, and their published texts, Powe offers a new alchemy of their thought, in which he combines the philosophical hallmarks of McLuhan's “The medium is the message” and Frye's “the great code.”

The Devil s Party

The Devil s Party Author Bob Rodgers
ISBN-10 9781460253489
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 312
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The Devil's Party follows Jason, an intellectual tenderfoot, and Lennie, a charismatic and tortured literary phenomenon, as they finish their Bachelor's degrees in Manitoba and begin graduate school at the University of Toronto. Driven by the works of William Blake and mentored by intellectual heavy-weights Northrop Frye and Marshall McLuhan, the pair dive into the rabbit hole of scholastic passions and set out to wrestle with the ruling elite and rattle the 'mind-forged manacles' of the complacent majority. Their stories echo a culture stepping away from the quiescent 1950s towards the turbulent and dramatic '60s, and together they wrestle with the birth of new ideas and the burden of knowledge that threatens to consume them.

The Solitary Outlaw

The Solitary Outlaw Author Bruce W. Powe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021951705
Release 1987
Pages 192
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The Solitary Outlaw has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Solitary Outlaw also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Solitary Outlaw book for free.

Decoding Dust

Decoding Dust Author B. W. Powe
ISBN-10 0990356582
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 162
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About the Author B.W. Powe is a poet, philosopher, storyteller, and essayist. He teaches at York University. He lives in a small town outside of Toronto, and in Cordoba, Spain. Reviews "What's B.W. Powe: A Poet, an aphorist, a lyric philosopher-historian, a master of the post-modern-essay cybot...? Well, anyway, one of our best writers..." A.F. Moritz, poet "The man is oceanic-in intellectual breadth and interest, spiritual vision and in pure, unshielded feeling. ... like a third-eye on fire." Elana Wolff, Celebration of Canadian Poetry, Brick Books "His words seem to emanate fully formed from the cosmos. Ecstatic moments, hair-raising lines." The Globe and Mail"

Family Law A Very Short Introduction

Family Law  A Very Short Introduction Author Jonathan Herring
ISBN-10 9780191645600
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 144
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What is a family? What makes someone a parent? What rights should children have? Family Law: A Very Short Introduction gives the reader an insight not only into what the law is, but why it is the way it is. It examines how laws have had to respond to social changes in family life, from rapidly rising divorce rates to surrogate mothers, and gives insight into family courts which are required to deal with the chaos of family life and often struggle to keep up-to-date with the social and scientific changes which affect it. It also looks to the future: what will families look like in the years ahead? What new dilemmas will the courts face? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Medium Is the Monster

The Medium Is the Monster Author Mark A. McCutcheon
ISBN-10 9781771992244
Release 2018-04-21
Pages 248
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Technology, a word that emerged historically first to denote the study of any art or technique, has come, in modernity, to describe advanced machines, industrial systems, and media. McCutcheon argues that it is Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein that effectively reinvented the meaning of the word for modern English. It was then Marshall McLuhan’s media theory and its adaptations in Canadian popular culture that popularized, even globalized, a Frankensteinian sense of technology. The Medium Is the Monster shows how we cannot talk about technology—that human-made monstrosity—today without conjuring Frankenstein, thanks in large part to its Canadian adaptations by pop culture icons such as David Cronenberg, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood, and Deadmau5. In the unexpected connections illustrated by The Medium Is the Monster, McCutcheon brings a fresh approach to studying adaptations, popular culture, and technology.

Mystic Trudeau

Mystic Trudeau Author Bruce W. Powe
ISBN-10 088762281X
Release 2007-09-19
Pages 256
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A brilliant and inspired book that works on many subtle and surprising levels, Mystic Trudeau, is a completely original philosophical examination of an enormously important Canadian public figure.

Towards a Canada of Light

Towards a Canada of Light Author Bruce W. Powe
ISBN-10 9781459726048
Release 2014-03-31
Pages 192
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A fully revised, expanded and updated edition of B.W. Powe’s visionary work of political philosophy that has become a classic text for understanding the work-in-progress that is Canada.

Fearful Symmetry

Fearful Symmetry Author Northrop Frye
ISBN-10 9781400847471
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 488
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This brilliant outline of Blake's thought and commentary on his poetry comes on the crest of the current interest in Blake, and carries us further towards an understanding of his work than any previous study. Here is a dear and complete solution to the riddles of the longer poems, the so-called "Prophecies," and a demonstration of Blake's insight that will amaze the modern reader. The first section of the book shows how Blake arrived at a theory of knowledge that was also, for him, a theory of religion, of human life and of art, and how this rigorously defined system of ideas found expression in the complicated but consistent symbolism of his poetry. The second and third parts, after indicating the relation of Blake to English literature and the intellectual atmosphere of his own time, explain the meaning of Blake's poems and the significance of their characters.

Words with Power

Words with Power Author Northrop Frye
ISBN-10 9780802092939
Release 2008
Pages 343
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Words with Power is the crowning achievement of the latter half of Northrop Frye's career. Portions of the work can be found in Frye's notebooks as far back as the mid-1960s when he had just finished Anatomy of Criticism, and he completed the book shortly before his death in 1991. Beyond summing up his ideas about the relation of the Bible to Western culture, Words with Power boldly confronts a host of questions ranging from the relationship between literature and ideology to the real meaning of words like 'spirit' and 'faith.' The first half of the 'double mirror' structure looks at the language in which the Bible is written, arguing that it is identical to that of myth and metaphor. Frye suggests, therefore, that given this characteristic, the Bible should be read imaginatively rather than historically or doctrinally. However, he is also careful to point out the ways in which the Bible is more than a conventional work of fiction. The second half is an astonishing tour de force in which Frye demonstrates how both the Bible and literature revolve around four primary concerns of human life. This edition goes beyond the original in its documentation of Frye's dazzlingly encyclopedic range of reference. Profound and searching, Words with Power is perhaps the most daring book of Frye's career and one of the most exciting.

War and Peace in the Global Village

War and Peace in the Global Village Author Marshall McLuhan
ISBN-10 0671689967
Release 1989
Pages 190
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War and Peace in the Global Village has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from War and Peace in the Global Village also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full War and Peace in the Global Village book for free.

These Shadows Remain

These Shadows Remain Author Bruce W. Powe
ISBN-10 1550713140
Release 2011
Pages 200
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Images over-run the world. Toons filled with rage and hate hunger for life. A war between simulations and humans. People besieged in a castle of dreams. A mysterious knight shifts between worlds, holding the secret that could save all. Orphaned children lead him to the whirlwind, the terrible faceless source. B W Powe's stunning fable erases the lines between illusion and reality.

The Educated Imagination

The Educated Imagination Author Northrop Frye
ISBN-10 9780887845987
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 100
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"What good is the study of literature? Does it help us think more clearly, or feel more sensitively, or live a better life than we could without it?"Written in the relaxed and frequently humorous style of his public lectures, this remains, of Northrop Frye's many books, perhaps the easiest introduction to his theories of literature and literary education.

From Clich to Archetype

From Clich   to Archetype Author Marshall McLuhan
ISBN-10 1584230665
Release 2011
Pages 171
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McLuhan mines the greats of modern literature, such as Yeats, Eliot and Pound, and points the way to richer understanding of their work. Discussion ranges over conventional topics of literary analysis, though never in conventional fashion, because McLuhan deliberately stakes his turf in a manner that draws technology and culture together. As a result, the key terms clich and archetype are not confined to language but are shown to have counterparts in the non-linguistic world.

The Book of Probes

The Book of Probes Author Marshall McLuhan
ISBN-10 1584232528
Release 2011-10-30
Pages 573
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THE BOOK OF PROBES is an exciting new publication that brings together for the first time a collection of his most prescient aphorisms and excerpts of McLuhan's prolific life's work. It is a revolutionary book that displays his bold perceptions; such as 'obsolescence is the moment of superabundance' which he calls 'probes'.

Northrop Frye s Uncollected Prose

Northrop Frye s Uncollected Prose Author Robert D. Denham
ISBN-10 9781442621305
Release 2015-05-07
Pages 480
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Northrop Frye’s Uncollected Prose, which features twenty-one pieces in the form of notes, prefaces, reviews, and talks, is the latest addition to the impressive body of writing by and about Frye. Among the highlights of the collection are Frye’s “Notes on Romance,” written in preparation for the lectures that eventually became The Secular Scripture; a newly discovered early notebook, parts of which may date from his second year as an undergraduate at Victoria College; and a pair of previously unavailable interviews. Expertly introduced by Robert D. Denham, one of the leading editors of Frye’s papers, Northrop Frye’s Uncollected Prose offers valuable insight into Frye’s early life, his research methodology, and thought process, and is further proof of the remarkable depth and range of his work.

Buying Happiness

Buying Happiness Author Bettina Liverant
ISBN-10 9780774835169
Release 2018-06-01
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The idea of Canada as a consumer society was largely absent before 1890 but familiar by the mid-1960s. This change required more than rising incomes and greater impulses to buy; it involved the creation of new concepts. Buying Happiness explores the ways that key public thinkers represented, conceptualized, and institutionalized new ideas about consumption. Liverant’s fresh approach connects the emergence and diffusion of these ideas with changes in political processes and social policy. As the figure of “the consumer” moved from the margins to the centre of social, cultural, and political analysis, the values and concepts associated with consumerism were woven into the Canadian social imagination.