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On the front line of life : Stephen Leacock : memories and reflections, 1935-1944

Author: Stephen Leacock; Alan Bowker
Publisher: Toronto ; Tonawanda, NY : Dundurn Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts, and times, these essays reveal a  Read more...
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Named Person: Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Leacock; Alan Bowker
ISBN: 155002521X 9781550025217
OCLC Number: 69593824
Notes: Selected essays.
Description: 264 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Life on the old farm (1944) --
My remarkable uncle (1941) --
The struggle to make us gentlemen (1941) --
My education and what I think of it now (1944) --
Looking back on college (1936) --
On the need for a quiet college (1938) --
Andrew Macphail (1938) --
How much does language change? (1938) --
From the ridiculous to the sublime (1935) --
What is left of Adam Smith? (1935) --
Through a glass darkly (1936) --
So this is Winnipeg (1937) --
The land of dreams (1937) --
I'll stay in Canada (1936) --
This international stuff (1936) --
Canada and the monarchy (1939) --
Bonds of union (1940) --
Paradise lost (1936) --
Looking back from retirement (1937) --
Bass fishing on Lake Simcoe with Jake Gaudaur (1939) --
Common sense and the universe (1942) --
Three score and ten (1940) --
War-time Santa Claus (1942) --
To every child (1944).
Other Titles: Stephen Leacock :
Responsibility: selected, edited, and introduced by Alan Bowker.
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"In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts, and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intelligent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress."--Jacket.

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