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Tiny Pieces of Skull: Or, a Lesson in Manners
Tiny Pieces of Skull: Or, a Lesson in Manners
Price: CDN$ 12.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Good novel about a place some will want to remember and others to discover, March 9 2016
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A compelling evocation of a place, time, and language. As a cis woman, I was never part of that scene, or even aware of its existence, but it has the ring of truth (and makes you care about the characters).

The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises From Poets Who Teach
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Price: CDN$ 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, Sept. 7 2015
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Very useful book and surprisingly good read.

Oster Stainless Steel 10-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker
Oster Stainless Steel 10-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker
Price: CDN$ 85.98
7 used & new from CDN$ 73.08

5.0 out of 5 stars ... to our son and daughter in law because we like ours so much, Sept. 7 2015
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This was a gift to our son and daughter in law because we like ours so much. They love it too.

The Essential Ellen Willis
The Essential Ellen Willis
Price: CDN$ 17.69

5.0 out of 5 stars An important voice, silenced too soon., Aug. 27 2014
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I have admired Ellen Willis since she was an undergraduate. It is wonderful to have all of these pieces together, waiting for a new generation to discover. If only feminism had listened to her more closely!

Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography
Fragments of Death, Fables of Identity: An Athenian Anthropography
by Eleni Panourgia
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 28.58
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5.0 out of 5 stars An innovative and important book, June 3 2009
This book works on several different levels: an ethnography of contemporary Athens, a contribution to the large and growing literature on death rituals in Greece, and an experiment in ethnographic writing, going beyond "self reflexivity" to produce an ethnography of the self. I was recommending it to others almost from the moment I picked it up.

The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece
The Nation and its Ruins: Antiquity, Archaeology, and National Imagination in Greece
by Yannis Hamilakis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 104.88
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely marvelous book, June 3 2009
This is a very unusual text -- an academic page turner! Hamilakis tells the story of the political uses of the material remains of the past in Modern Greece in a manner that is scholarly, provocative, insightful, and, dare I say it, entertaining. I particularly recommend the chapter which describes the compulsory construction of models of the Parthenon as part of the reeducation of political prisoners. A stunning example of what engaged scholarship can accomplish without sacrificing one bit of intellectual rigour.

Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language
Greek: An Essential Grammar of the Modern Language
by David Holton
Edition: Paperback
18 used & new from CDN$ 42.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful grammar book, June 3 2009
A very useful reference work for those at intermediate to advanced levels in the study of Greek or, I would imagine, for comparative linguists looking for a good overview of the language. I find myself consulting it several times a week. It's not a substitute for class tuition or a course that teaches beginners, as to use it effectively you really need to have some prior knowledge of the language, but it is a very valuable addition to other study methods.

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