Biography

A biography, or simply bio, is a detailed description of a person's life. It involves more than just the basic facts like education, work, relationships, and death; it portrays a person's experience of these life events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (résumé), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality. Biographical works are usually non-fiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in …

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UAP: University of Alberta Press · 6 June 2024 English

Tracing Louis Riel’s metamorphosis from traitor to hero, Braz argues that, through his writing, Riel resists his portrayal as both a Canadian patriot and a pan-Indigenous leader. After being hanged …

Métis—History. | Lcsh: Métis— Prairie Provinces—Biography. | Lcsh: Métis—Historiography. | Lcsh: Canada—History from his texts readers “can draft their own biography” of the Métis leader (Stanley, “Foreword” xxxii; this chapter, I will not attempt to produce a biography of Riel. What I will do instead is dissect his


DDN: Dundurn Press · 4 June 2024 English

A diasporic collection of essays on music, memory, and motion.In this powerful and deeply personal collection, Gloria Blizzard uses traditional narrative essays, hybrid structures, and the tools of poetry to …

CSH: Authors, Canadian (English)—21st century—Biography. | LCGFT: Essays. | LCGFT: Autobiographies. Classification:


UCP: University of Calgary Press · 25 May 2024 English

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defence.”52 As Peter Stursberg wrote in his biography of Pearson, “Some might say that’s the way they


MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 21 May 2024 English

When he first hiked the Don Valley trails / all he heard was river as he strode / beside its glitter of smashing glass Grounded in the local and immediate …

Toronto Press, 2020); Allan Levine, Toronto: Biography of a City (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2014);


UCP: University of Calgary Press · 15 May 2024 English

The Briscoe-MacDougall family retire to their lakeside cabin each summer. This annual vacation is at time to unwind and refresh, a time to relax away from the hustle and bustle …


MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 14 May 2024 English

Every lover of music finds themselves, at privileged moments, in ecstasy – certain that what they are hearing has captured, somehow, an incontrovertible truth. Bach’s Architecture of Gratitude explores this …

Gregory I, as John the Deacon argues in a later biography, liturgical reform was clearly central to his


MQUP: McGill-Queen's University Press · 7 May 2024 English

The Children’s Hour (1961) was the first mainstream US film to feature a lesbian character in a leading role. Julia Erhart explores how the film’s conception, production, and reception reveal …

because of her frank approach to her own sexual biography. In her own life as a public intellectual, Hellman independence more broadly. In her richly contextualized biography about Hellman, Alice Kessler-Harris describes demonstrated interest, evident elsewhere in her biography, in social justice issues involving racial minorities


UCP: University of Calgary Press · 30 April 2024 English

Limited Verse is now universally recognized as a valuable case study in the short-lived literary arts of New English. The translated poems in this collection offer a fascinating portal to …


DDN: Dundurn Press · 23 April 2024 English

At the end of World War II, a young Japanese Canadian would stand trial and face execution for having committed war crimes and betraying his country.One of the most bizarre …

—China—Hong Kong. | CSH: Japanese Canadians—Biography. Classification: LCC KZ1186.I56 B76 2024 | DDC


CAPI: Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives · 23 April 2024 English

A former director of several research centres and co-CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, he was a co-founder of the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific and …

Consortium on Human Security. His books include a biography, a lexicon, two chronicles, and two histories


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