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Bowker, Alan

Overview
Works: 12 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 2,713 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: F1021, 917.0352
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Bowker
On the front line of life : Stephen Leacock : memories and reflections, 1935-1944 by Stephen Leacock( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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, intelligent, 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."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock( )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock, long celebrated as Canada's foremost humorist and social satirist, has received little recognition for his considerable accomplishments as a serious thinker and social critic. In fact, Leacock was a professor of political economy, and more than half of his writings addressed the pressing issues of his day. This volume represents the neglected aspect of Leacock's career, gathering together his writings on a range of subjects, including imperialism, education and culture, religion and morality, feminism, prohibition, and social justice.The collection begins with 'Greater Canada: an appeal,' which dates from 1907, when Leacock was a popular lecturer advancing the cause of imperialism. Bowker points out that, for Leacock, imperialism was more a spiritual mission than a political agenda, representing the opportunity to unite Canadians, to inspire allegiance to a lofty tradition, and thereby to combat the threat of materialism, urbanism, fragmentation, and continentalism. These themes resurface in subsequent essays, culminating in The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice, which was published in 1920. Carefully selected, and prefaced with an updated introduction to Leacock's life and work, these essays contribute to our understanding of Leacock and illuminate his role as a major figure in Canadian intellectual history
The social criticism of Stephen Leacock by Stephen Leacock( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time such as there never was before : Canada after the Great War by Alan Bowker( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As much upheaval as WWI caused in Canada, its aftermath was even more transformative for the country. With victory and the return of the troops, Canadian society was now faced with the question of how to return to normalcy - and what "normal" would mean, as Canada emerged from its colonial status and found its independent national identity
The social criticism of Stephen Leacock : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays by Stephen Leacock( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Bowker's Canadian Heritage 2-Book Bundle by Alan Bowker( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truly useful men : Maurice Hutton, George Wrong, James Mavor and the University of Toronto, 1880-1927 by Alan Bowker( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die (Er-)Findung des kanadischen Westens( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unsolved riddle of social justice and other essays : the social criticism by Stephen Leacock( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social criticism of stephen leacock : ed. and introd. by alan bowker by Stephen Leacock( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the front line of life : selected essays by Stephen Leacock( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MacKay United Church, founded 1875 : its history & its builders by Alan Bowker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On the front line of life : Stephen Leacock : memories and reflections, 1935-1944 On the front line of life : selected essays
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Social criticism : the unsolved riddle of social justice and other essaysOn the front line of life : selected essays
Alternative Names
Bowker, Alan

Bowker, Alan Franklin

Bowker, Alan Franklin 1943-

Languages
English (68)