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Spadoni, Carl

Overview
Works: 46 works in 71 publications in 3 languages and 2,043 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Catalogs  Biographies  Periodicals  Fiction  Archives  Academic theses  Bibliographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR473, 821.91
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Most widely held works by Carl Spadoni
Stephen Leacock, humour and humanity by Gerald Lynch( )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock is often regarded as a writer without an imaginative centre, as an author who lacked a vision of sufficient power and clarity to sustain a lifetime of serious writing. Leacock's writings emerge, however, from a centre that is the confluence of the two traditions of humanism and Toryism. Without an understanding of Leacock's Tory-humanism, which he provides most fully in The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice (1920) and Our Heritage of Liberty (1942), even his theory of humour will seem curiously limp in its insistence on the need for "kindliness" in humorous literature. Moreover, Leacock's Tory-humanism and theory of humour--the theory which he presents in Humour, Its Theory and Technique (1935) and Humour And Humanity (1937)--are crucial to a full understanding of his two most accomplished works of fiction, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912) and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich (1914). Sunshine Sketches portrays the Tory-humanist's qualified ideal Canadian community of Mariposa in opposition to the individualism and materialism of Josh Smith. In opposition to the failure of Mariposa's Anglican Church, the Sketches offers the redemptive romance of Peter Pupkin and Zena Pepperleigh. The concluding sketch, "L'Envoi. The Train to Mariposa," considers Mariposa in retrospect from the Mausoleum Club and suggests the need for a continual revival of the values of community life. "L'Envoi" also points forward to Arcadian Adventures, the book which centres on another Mausoleum Club in a city of the United States and focuses on the plutocratic machinations of a league of capitalists who eventually realize a municipal government of the plutocracy. Considered together, the Sketches and the Adventures reveal what was for Leacock a real difference between the United States and Canada: the ascent to dominance in the former of liberal individualism (Plutoria) and the presence for imaginative retrieval in the latter of an interdependent community (Mariposa)
My recollection of Chicago : and, the doctrine of laissez faire by STEPHEN LEACOCK( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Leacock resigned from teaching at Upper Canada College in 1899 to pursue graduate studies at Chicago, from which he graduated in 1903, after presenting his thesis dealing with dogmatic opposition to state intervention. Carl Spadoni's discovery of Leacock's long-lost thesis gives readers a unique opportunity to understand the man and re-examine his philosophies
A detailed catalogue of the second archives of Bertrand Russell by Kenneth Blackwell( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of McClelland and Stewart imprints, 1909-1985 : a publisher's legacy by McClelland and Stewart Limited( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newspacket( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Recollection of Chicago and the Doctrine of Laissez Faire by Stephen Leacock( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusioned by the general drudgery of his job, Stephen Leacock resigned from his teaching position at Upper Canada College in 1899 to pursue graduate studies. 'At Chicago,' Leacock wrote wryly, 'they made a general pretense that I was fir for the graduate school in economics. It is a little hard to see why, except that I was obviously not fit to die.' Leacock graduated from the university in 1903. Carl Spadoni's discovery of his dissertation -- previously thought to be lost, and unread since Leacock defended it -- gives readers a unique opportunity to re-examine Leacock's philosophies. 'The Doctrine of Laissez Faire' reveals the early roots of his skepticism about political economy, on which his later works of humour fed. In it, Leacock attempts to demystify the dogmatic opposition to state intervention based on this economic precept. In his introduction, Spadoni provides the historical background for an intellectual understanding Leacock's thesis. The first part of this book, 'My Recollection of Chicago,' is a short essay by Leacock in which he reminisces on his graduate years at Chicago. The second part comprises his newly unearthed thesis. Together, these two pieces shed new light on one of the major figures of Canadian culture
The Writers' Union of Canada archive by Carl Spadoni( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ontario showcase( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mimivḥar ha-sifrut ha-kanadit ersim vḥamisha sofre tsameret : antologie( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Hebrew and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, 1908-1919 by John Drinkwater( Book )

1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

College times( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An e-bibliography of Stephen Leacock by Carl Spadoni( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces the text of the 1998 edition of A bibliography of Stephen Leacock, with slight revisions and a new introduction
Peeps at the mighty by Patrick Braybrooke( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orillia Hall of Fame : 25th anniversary( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bildad the quill-driver by William Caine( Book )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dippers by Ben Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1989 Leacock limerick awards collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second Leacock limerick awards collection( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li-kʻe-kʻe yu mo shui pi hsüeh( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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My recollection of Chicago : and, the doctrine of laissez faire
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A bibliography of McClelland and Stewart imprints, 1909-1985 : a publisher's legacy
Alternative Names
Spadoni, Carlo Pietro Giuseppe

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