Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait

by Robert Kroetsch

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2012

A candid walk through the corridors of the poet’s remembering. “This book is not an autobiography. It is a gesture toward a self-portrait, which I take to be quite a different kettle of fish.” — Robert Kroetsch, from the Introduction…

Pursuing China: Memoir of a Beaver Liaison Officer

by Brian L. Evans

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2012

Crucial events in late 20th-century Canada-China cultural relations are revealed in this historian-diplomat’s engrossing memoir. “A richly detailed and intimate account… [This] is the story of a man who, as a boy, got inspired and chose to live that inspiration.” Cha Magazine…

Office Tower Tales (The)

by Alice Major

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2012

In this ambitious long poem, Alice Major exemplifies the redemptive force of story. Through the light-hearted interplay of such literary touchstones as Chaucer, The Thousand and One Nights, and Greek myth, readers meet three women who share tales during coffee breaks.…

Measure of Paris (The)

by Stephen Scobie

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2012

Paris provides a measure of excellence in many areas of culture, and it is itself constantly being measured. This wide-ranging discussion of the city’s history in 20th century literature and thought will appeal to all those who love Paris…

Man in Blue Pyjamas (The): A Prison Memoir

by Jalal Barzanji

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2012

From 1986 to 1988 poet and journalist Jalal Barzanji endured imprisonment and torture under Saddam Hussein’s regime because his writing openly explored themes of peace, democracy, and freedom. This literary memoir is the first translation of his work from Kurdish into English.…

Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science

by Alice Major

University of Alberta Press

Non-Fiction

2012

Poet Alice Major surveys the sciences of the past half-century — from physical to cognitive to evolutionary — to shed light on why and how human beings create poems. Part memoir, part wonder-journey, Intersecting Sets is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam.…

dear Hermes…

by Michelle Smith

University of Alberta Press

Poetry

2012

Joyous and adventurous, melancholy and nostalgic, Smith’s poems showcase a wide-ranging fascination with places, people, and story. Framed by imaginative travelogues addressed to Greek gods, dear Hermes… offers readers an escape and an entrance—out of time and into the poet’s luminous experience.…