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Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women
Susan Moller Okin
0691004323
October 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A buzzword for political correctness, multiculturalismAwith its implications of ethnocentrism and group rightsAhas, inevitably, become a shibboleth. Feminist theorist and Stanford political science professor Okin assesses what adhering to sanctioned cultural practices (such as female genital mutilation, polygamy, child marriage and forced illiteracy) can and does mean for women. She argues that women are subjected to derogatory treatment in all culturesAmajority and minorityAalthough majority liberal thought often presumes a level of equality and egalitarianism between the sexes that is frequently absent in minority cultures. Proponents of cultural integrity (including in religious practice) ignore this fact, Okin asserts, elevating group rights over individual rights, to the detriment of women. This collection...


Elizabeth and After
Matt Cohen
0312276958
Aug 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for Fiction, Cohen's (Last Seen) muted smalltown drama is set in West Gull, Ontario, a farming center and tourist destination on the shores of Long Gull Lake. The eponymous Elizabeth McKelvey, "the woman considered to be the most beautiful, the most mysterious, the most out-of-place in the whole township," is already dead at 51 as the novel opens, but her presence is still felt. She is mourned by her retired, semi-alcoholic husband, William, and her ne'er-do-well son, Carl, who has just returned to town. Adam Goldsmith, accountant to West Gull's unscrupulous leading citizen, Luke Richardson, and "possibly the most colourless man ever to live in West Gull," silently suffers her loss, too; he was Elizabeth's secret lover. As Richardson's political campaign kicks into high...


The Art of Cakes
Noga Hitron
0517226758
Jan 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bake and decorate unique, delicious cakes worthy of truly special events. With step-by-step recipes, instructions, color photographs, and tips from cake decorating pros, even novice bakers can gain the skills, experience, and courage to create breathtaking cakes. Creative cake ideas include:

• A colorful "Crazy Birthday Cake"
• An adorable baby shower cake
• A sweet spring tulip garden growing atop a delicious layer cake


Typing
Matt Cohen
0679311246
Sept 2001
Paperback
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Review
Typing: A Life in 26 Keys is important not only for what it reveals about one of the country’s most respected writers, but for the light it sheds on the years during which Canadian culture came of age. [it is]…a deeply affecting work, an eloquent conclusion to a life devoted to writing.” – The Kitchener-Waterloo Record

“However we view it, Typing is the most penetrating exploration of the dark side of creative genius I’ve read since Lawrence Durrell’s The Black Book....” – The Globe and Mail

"Matt was a consummate writer. I don't know of anyone who lived a commitment to the process of writing more thoroughly and with more intensity than he did." —Margaret Atwood

"I believe that when the dust...


A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
Rachel Cohen
0812971299
February 2005
Paperback
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Review
“A masterpiece . . . A Chance Meeting takes thirty American writers and artists from Henry James to Robert Lowell, and braids them together in thirty-six encounters. Each person comes round two or three times, and every meeting, friendship and collaboration has a resonance that can be heard down the ages until what you have before you is an immense chain of artistic consequences.”
–The Economist


“Dazzling . . . a book that’s as addictive as popcorn . . . A Chance Meeting heralds an auspicious beginning to an already thrilling career. It elevates name dropping to an art, and transforms literary criticism into a party.”
–San Francisco Chronicle


“Symphonic . . . elegant and elegiac . . . [A Chance Meeting] answers hungers you did...


Quebec Anthology1830-1990
Matt Cohen
0776603477
Oct 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Brother Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
0822335298
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Brother Men is the first published collection of private letters of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the phenomenally successful author of adventure, fantasy, and science fiction tales, including the Tarzan series. The correspondence presented here is Burroughs’s decades-long exchange with Herbert T. Weston, the maternal great-grandfather of this volume’s editor, Matt Cohen. The trove of correspondence Cohen discovered unexpectedly during a visit home includes hundreds of items—letters, photographs, telegrams, postcards, and illustrations—spanning from 1903 to 1945. Since Weston kept carbon copies of his own letters, the material comprises a record of a lifelong friendship that had begun in the 1890s, when the two men met in military school. In these letters, Burroughs and Weston discuss their experiences of...


Elizabeth and After
Matt Cohen
0312261519
July 2000
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for Fiction, Cohen's (Last Seen) muted smalltown drama is set in West Gull, Ontario, a farming center and tourist destination on the shores of Long Gull Lake. The eponymous Elizabeth McKelvey, "the woman considered to be the most beautiful, the most mysterious, the most out-of-place in the whole township," is already dead at 51 as the novel opens, but her presence is still felt. She is mourned by her retired, semi-alcoholic husband, William, and her ne'er-do-well son, Carl, who has just returned to town. Adam Goldsmith, accountant to West Gull's unscrupulous leading citizen, Luke Richardson, and "possibly the most colourless man ever to live in West Gull," silently suffers her loss, too; he was Elizabeth's secret lover. As Richardson's political campaign kicks into high...


Brother Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
0822335417
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Brother Men is the first published collection of private letters of Edgar Rice Burroughs, the phenomenally successful author of adventure, fantasy, and science fiction tales, including the Tarzan series. The correspondence presented here is Burroughs’s decades-long exchange with Herbert T. Weston, the maternal great-grandfather of this volume’s editor, Matt Cohen. The trove of correspondence Cohen discovered unexpectedly during a visit home includes hundreds of items—letters, photographs, telegrams, postcards, and illustrations—spanning from 1903 to 1945. Since Weston kept carbon copies of his own letters, the material comprises a record of a lifelong friendship that had begun in the 1890s, when the two men met in military school. In these letters, Burroughs and Weston discuss their experiences of...


Last Seen -OS 2k
Matt Cohen
0864923015
May 2001
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Review
"Read it. Last Seen will burn a hole in your heart." -Monday Magazine


"His best novel to date.... Almost unbearably sad, it's also, at times, very funny ... and full of a quirky, left-handed wisdom [for which] we give thanks." -Margaret Atwood, The Globe and Mail

"Unforgettable ... will leave empathetic readers sweaty-palmed and gasping." -NOW

"Last Seen is glorious. Matt Cohen composes an eloquent anthem to brotherhood, to earthly and unearthly attachments, and not least, to death itself. That he accomplishes this with beauty, grace and also great humour is simply remarkable." -Joan Barfoot

"Rich and imaginative ... Last Seen is an exquisitely written and uplifting novel." -Calgary Herald

"Last Seen is a dark, mordantly funny novel [and] a...


Lives of the Mind Slaves
Matt Cohen
088984139X
July 2002
Paperback
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The Komedie Stamboel: Popular Theater in Colonial Indonesia, 1891-1903
Matthew Isaac Cohen
0896802469
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Originating in 1891 in the port city of Surabaya, the Komedie Stamboel, or Istanbul-style theater, toured colonial Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia by rail and steamship. The company performed musical versions of the Arabian Nights, European fairy tales and operas such as Sleeping Beauty and Aida, as well as Indian and Persian romances, Southeast Asian chronicles, true crime stories, and political allegories. The actors were primarily Eurasians, the original backers were Chinese, and audiences were made up of all races and classes. The Komedie Stamboel explores how this new hybrid theater pointed toward possibilities for the transformation of self in a colonial society and sparked debates on moral behavior and mixed-race politics. While audiences marveled at spectacles involving white-skinned actors, there were...


Sushi for Wimps
Aya Imatani
1402706731
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Even the bravest of home chefs are likely intimidated at the thought of rolling their own sushi. In this latest "for Wimps" series cookbook, sushi maestra Imatami (who was fileting fish at age five in her parent’s Kobe sushi bar) unravels the mystery of this exquisite, exotic cuisine. With clear, playful instructions, she guides sushi novices through selecting proper ingredients and slicing, shaping, or rolling both traditional and more cosmopolitan sushi and sashimi creations. Her advice on how to pick the freshest whole fish and filets, as well as how to quickly filet a fish are particularly useful, as are tips on making sticky Japanese rice. Matt Cohen’s colorful, step-by-step photographs vivify delectable recipes like Norwegian Saimaki with salmon, avocado and scallion or Shitaki Maki roll from the...


Im Going to Read Go Away, Crows!
Santiago Cohen (Illustrator)
140272103X
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Caw, caw, caw: the crows have come to Matt and Isabel's home, and she doesn't like it at all. "Get off our fence! Get off our steps! Get off our porch!" she cries. But the crows just don't listen. Every day they keep coming back. Then one day Matt comes up with a new idea. Will it work? Santiago Cohen's colorful, folk-art style illustrations make the escalating escapes especially entertaining.


Pasta for Wimps
Carlo Lai
1402710089
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Step into the kitchen with the bestselling Wimps series and see what even a timid chef can do. Why wimp out with a box of dry pasta and a jar of dull sauce when it’s so simple to make them fresh? You don’t have to be Italian to cook steaming, fragrant Spaghetti Carbonara, Fettuccine Primavera, or Ravioli Ricotta al Pesto. Just follow restaurateur Carlo Lai; he and the many easy-to-follow photos guide the uninitiated through every step, from selecting tools and stocking the Italian pantry to preparing the pasta dough and four basic sauces. The menu offers an amazing array of tempting choices: lasagnas, fettuccines, raviolis, gnocchis. No matter which you make, everyone at the table will have a buon appetito.


Flowers of Darkness
Matt Cohen
1550820729
November 1993
Paperback
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