On the Front Line of Life: Stephen Leacock : Memories and Reflections, 1935-1944

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Dundurn, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages

In the last decade of his life, Leacock turned to writing informal essays that blended humour with a conversational style and ripened wisdom to address the issues he cared about most - education, literature, economics, Canada and its place in the world - and to confront the joys and sorrows of his own life. With an introduction that sets them in the context of his life, thoughts and times, these essays reveal a passionate, intellegent, personal Leacock, against a backdrop of Depression and war, finding hope and conveying the timeless message that only the human spirit can bring social justice, peace, and progress.

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Alan Bowker has a Ph.D. in Canadian history. He has served for over 30 years in Canada's foreign service, including a position as High Commissioner to Guyana. He is the editor of another collection of Leacock essays, Social Criticism: The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice and Other Essays (University of Toronto Press).

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