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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Tempest-Tost - Robertson Davies Darkly hilarious and full of many fine things, not the least of which is Robertson Davies' delightful lexicon. The reader will encounter aposiopesis and apotheosis, contumaciously and hoyden and costive and nugacities and pismire and emmet and orgulous and even borborygmi. Not to be read in public by those with an unpleasant laugh.

One might write pages on Tempest-Tost, but it is simpler and more instructive to simply point to the work itself, as Davies' creations need no bedizenment.