Alberta Books Catalogue

Browse the latest titles by Alberta book publishers.

Measure of Paris (The)

by Stephen Scobie

University of Alberta Press

2012

Non-Fiction | 356

CDN: 23.99

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

2012

Non-Fiction | 288

CDN: 19.99

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

2012

Non-Fiction | 272

CDN: 23.99

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

2012

Poetry | 88

CDN: 15.99

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.…

Canada’s Constitutional Revolution

by Barry L. Strayer

University of Alberta Press

2012

Non-Fiction | 360

CDN: 27.99

From 1960 to 1982, Barry L. Strayer was instrumental in the design of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the patriation of Canada’s Constitution. Here, this key legal advisor gives an insightful contribution to Canadian history and political memoir.…

Viewing Tom Thomson: A Minority Report

by Kevin Irie

Frontenac

2012

Poetry | 96

CDN: 15.95

What is the place of an early 20th century landscape Canadian painter in the increasingly urban, multicultural world of 21st century Canada? To Japanese-Canadian poet Irie, Tom Thomson emerges as a source of inspiration, intrigue admiration, and ire.…

‘Tis Pity

by David Bateman

Frontenac

2012

Poetry | 96

CDN: 15.95

Part off-Broadway show without a cast, part bungalow for gender-dysphoric bachelorettes, ‘Tis Pity is furnished with poems that dart lyrically in and out of each other, bumping like herds of chameleons racing through a self-elegiac labyrinth toward an unspecified finish line.…

Tango Noir: Three Plays

by Rose Scollard

Frontenac

2012

Poetry | 96

CDN: 19.95

Rose Scollard, co-founder of Maenad Theatre, has 31 produced dramas. Tango Noir, Bete Blanche and Preservation Blues are three favourites.…

Any Bright Horse

by Lisa Pasold

Frontenac

2012

Poetry | 112

CDN: 15.95

Finalist for a 2012 Governor-General’s Award. Inspired by The Book of Wonders, poet Lisa Pasold uses Marco Polo’s stories about Afghanistan, Russia, and China to speculate on the transformative effect of journeys.…