Catel et Bocquet retracent le destin de la fascinante Joséphine Baker dans un magnifique roman (bio)graphique tout en noir et blanc. En 500 pages, les auteurs nous dévoilent toutes les facettes de cette femme emplie de convictions : muse de nombreux artistes, militante contre la ségrégation raciale, agent du contre-espionnage de la France Libre, mère adoptive d’une douzaine d’enfants venus d’horizons divers… elle était décidément bien plus qu’une danseuse de cabaret affublée d’une ceinture de bananes...
This smartly illustrated literary miscellanea will pique the interest of English prose enthusiasts anywhere. From "Dead Language - the Speaks" (e.g. ad-speak, etc.) to "Re-writing - Again?" and "Rules - Must We Obey?" authors Healey and Strube scrutinize prose in its various forms to reflect on what constitutes distinctive writing, and why. Included are samples of timeless fiction, astute quotes from celebrated authors, and ruminations on the difficulties of conveying, in prose, the mysteries of the human mind. Those interested in "words in their best order" (Coleridge) will find themselves (dare we say) exhilarated..
Cordelia Strube is a playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, including Alex and Zee, Teaching Pigs to Sing, and Lemon. Winner of the CBC literary competition, she has been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Trillium Book Award, the SmithBooks in Canada First Novel Award and long-listed for The Giller Prize. A three-time nominee for the ReLit Award, she has been leading writing workshops at Ryerson University since 2000.
Barry Healey has written television variety material for such performers as Milton Berle, Arte Johnson, Soupy Sales, Bob Crane, Andy Griffith, Jackie Mason, Henry Mancini, Van Johnson and others. His motion picture credits include the award-winning shorts: Outtakes (1977) writer / director/ producer; The Night Before The Morning After (1979) writer/director; and the feature films: The Grey Fox (1983) co-producer; One Magic Christmas (1985) writer; Big Deal (1985) director; Hollywooood North (2003) writer. Mr. Healey's 1st novel, The Sex Life of the Amoeba, was published in the Fall of 2014.
Exhilarating Prose - COGNITIONS, CONTEMPLATIONS, INSIGHTS, INTROSPECTIONS, LUCUBRATIONS, MEDITATIONS, MUSINGS, PROGNOSTICATIONS, REFLECTIONS, REVERIES & RUMINATIONS ON THE PROCESS OF WRITING est également présent dans les rayons