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Reaney, James

Overview
Works: 313 works in 781 publications in 2 languages and 8,825 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Acting editions  History  Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Church history  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Interviewee, Lyricist, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: PR9199.3.R4, 812.54
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A suit of nettles by James Reaney( Book )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of James Reaney's classic long poem which has been described, variously, as 'the toughest and funniest, most literary and most serious long poem in English-Canadian literature' (Germaine Warkentin) and conversely as 'whimsical self-indulgence' (W.J. Keith). A Suit of Nettles won the Governor General's award for poetry in 1958
Colours in the dark by James Reaney( Book )

28 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I happen to have a play box and it's filled with not only toys and school relics, but also deedboxes, ancestral coffin plates -- in short, a whole life. When you sort through the play box you eventually see your whole life -- as well as all of life -- things like Sunday School albums which show Elijah being fed by ravens, St. Stephen being stoned. The theatrical experience in front of you now is designed to give you that mosaic -- that all-things-happening-at-the-same-time-galaxy-higgledy-piggledy feeling that rummaging through a play box can give you. But underneath the juxtaposition of coffin plate with baby rattle with Royal Family Scrapbook with Big Little Book with pictures of King Billy and Hitler, there is the backbone of a person growing up, leaving home, going to big cities, getting rather mixed up and then not coming home again, but making home and identity come to him wherever he is. The kids at the very end of the play manage to get their lightning rod up and attract the thunder that alone can wake the dead. Or, on the other six hands, as Buddha says, there are any number of other interpretations that fit the mosaic we're (director, writer, actors, kids, designers, composer) giving you..."--publisher's website
Listen to the wind by James Reaney( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Perth County farmhouse sometime during the thirties, a boy named Owen decides to spend the summer putting on plays with the help of his cousins, his grownup relatives and the neighbourhood children. One of the plays they put on is their adaptation of a Victorian novel, The Saga of Caresfoot Court. In this play we watch a double story unfold: we see Owen fighting illness and trying to get his parents back together again; we see Angela Caresfoot threading her way through a world of evil manorhouses and sinister Lady Eldreds. The two stories intertwine and illuminate one another
The Donnellys : a trilogy by James Reaney( Book )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of an Irish family with seven sons and one daughter immigrating to Biddulph Township near London, Ontario, in 1844, The Donnellys tells the tale of mystery and truths stranger than fiction. It is the story of a secret society and a massacre that shocked the Canadian public, a story overlooked by the artistic community until Reaney’s play elevated the events to the level of legend. First published in 1975, this script takes its place among other true Canadian classics on university and college course listings and in the hearts of drama lovers everywhere. The Donnellys is a trilogy comprised of Sticks & Stones, St. Nicholas Hotel and Handcuffs, three tense and mythic tragedies that garnered critical praise at the 1973 Tarragon Theatre opening and continue to acquire accolades from professors, actors and artistic directors across the country. As with the drama of Yeats, Eliot, O’Neill, Brecht and Beckett, this rendering of a generation of Irish settlers and their brutal murder at the hands of more than thirty vigilante killers is controversial and exciting to this day. Foreword, Afterword and Chronology by James Noonan
Serinette by Harry Somers( )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by James Reaney( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masks of childhood by James Reaney( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Names and nicknames : a play by James Reaney( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The killdeer : and other plays by James Reaney( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apple butter & other plays for children by James Reaney( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 4, 5, 6, e, i
The boy with an R in his hand : a tale of the type-riot at William Lyon MacKenzie's printing office in 1826 by James Reaney( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in English and French and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 5, 6, 7, e, i
The Donnelly documents : an Ontario vendetta : a collection of documents( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected shorter poems by James Reaney( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souwesto home by James Reaney( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in Souwesto Home are fresh, youthful meditations on such diverse subjects as the Little Lakes near Stratford, Ontario, the flora of Elgin County, the Donnelly feud, lichens, a Department Store Jesus, and so on. The collection ranges widely in tone and technique, from the lyrical to the satirical, from the direct and straightforward to the linguistically playful. As ever, Reaney's signature voice, his inimitable combination of sophistication and child-like simplicity, may be heard in every line. Like his contemporaries, P.K. Page, Margaret Avison and Colleen Thibaudeau (his wife), he
Ignoramus : a play by James Reaney( )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography match : a play by James Reaney( )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential James Reaney by James Reaney( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his amply deserved reputation as the father of Southwestern Ontario Gothic, James Reaney was one of the most playful and buoyant Canadian poets publishing in the 1940s and '50s. The Essential James Reaney presents an affordable, pocket-sized selection of the poet's very best work
The St. Nicholas Hotel, Wm. Donnelly, prop. by James Reaney( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The box social and other stories by James Reaney( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Box Social & Other Stories gathers together nine of James Reaney's short fictions written in the 40s and early 50s and never previously collected in book form
The dismissal : or Twisted beards & tangled whiskers by James Reaney( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Colours in the dark
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Colours in the darkListen to the windThe Donnellys : a trilogyThe boy with an R in his hand : a tale of the type-riot at William Lyon MacKenzie's printing office in 1826Selected shorter poemsSouwesto homeThe essential James ReaneyThe box social and other stories
Alternative Names
James Reaney Canadees dichter (1926-2008)

James Reaney Canadian poet

James Reaney kanadischer Dichter

James Reaney poet kanadez

James Reaney poeta canadenc

James Reaney poeta canadianu (1926–2008)

James Reaney poeta canadiense

Reaney James

Reaney, James C. 1926-

Reaney James Crerar

Reaney, James Crerar 1926-

Reaney, James Crerar 1926-2008

Languages
English (293)

French (3)