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  • The Literary Outlook in the Empire
    Text  Spurgoen, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 May 1910, 250-256     The critical illness of His Majesty. The speech by His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada as he was about to lay down the insignia of his office. The Toronto newspapers. A word on behalf of good literature in its most strenuous form in the present day. Asking what Canada is ...
    Text  Spurgoen, Arthur, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 5 May 1910, 250-256   The critical illness of His Majesty. The speech by His Excellency the Governor-General of Canada as he was about to lay down the insignia of his office. The Toronto newspapers. ...
  • Getting Out From Under
    Text  Atwood, Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 5 Apr 1973, 353-367     The difference between being a "thing" and being "distinguished" in Canada. The difference between being a writer and being a "thing." Ms. Atwood describes her own background, especially literary, and notoriety and its consequences. "… a literature that a society creates and the society itself are not separable." Comments and ...
    Text  Atwood, Margaret, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 5 Apr 1973, 353-367   The difference between being a "thing" and being "distinguished" in Canada. The difference between being a writer and being a "thing." Ms. Atwood describes her own background, especially literary, and ...
  • How the Author Reaches His Public
    Text  Davies, Robertson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 2 Mar 1972, 281-295     A description of authors and how they are perceived by the general public. A description of publishers and literary agents, and their relationships with authors. The publishing process from first writing to book sales and reviews. Illustrative personal anecdotes are used throughout. Various problems, particularly financial, faced by authors. Suggestions ...
    Text  Davies, Robertson, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1972), 2 Mar 1972, 281-295   A description of authors and how they are perceived by the general public. A description of publishers and literary agents, and their relationships with authors. The publishing process from first ...
  • The Day I Spoke for Mr. Lincoln
    Text  Mitchell, W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 29 Mar 1979, 294-305     "There is only one expert who is qualified to examine the soul and the life of a people and to make a valuable report: the native novelist." Mr. Mitchell begins with these and other words from Mark Twain, and continues with a discussion of his life as a Canadian novelist. ...
    Text  Mitchell, W.O., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 29 Mar 1979, 294-305   "There is only one expert who is qualified to examine the soul and the life of a people and to make a valuable report: the native novelist." Mr. Mitchell begins ...
  • Sir Walter Scott as an Empire-Builder
    Text  MacMillan, Rev. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 21 Apr 1910, 242-246     Determining the part played by certain men in the development of our Empire. The effect of the life and work of Walter Scott, as a great man of letters, upon the minds of men throughout the Empire. The influence of Sir Walter Scott largely indirect and unconscious. The modest nature ...
    Text  MacMillan, Rev. Alexander, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1910), 21 Apr 1910, 242-246   Determining the part played by certain men in the development of our Empire. The effect of the life and work of Walter Scott, as a great man of letters, upon ...
  • Samuel Pepys and His Time
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191     Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during Pepys' lifetime (1633-1703), and events in Pepys' own life. Ways in which Pepys was at the centre of the political ...
    Text  Cosgrave, The Very Rev. F.H., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1928), 3 Nov 1927, 178-191   Some words on the pronunciation of Mr. Pepys' name. Mr. Pepys and his time. Why he and his time are worthy of the audience's attention. Events that took place during ...
  • Thomas Hardy, The Novelist
    Text  Windle, Sir Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 27 Mar 1924, 153-165     The place of the dramatist as the "abstract and brief chronicle of the time" now taken by the novelist. Some remarks about history and the purpose of studying history. Studying history through novels written at a particular place and time. Novels which lead one to a further study of history. ...
    Text  Windle, Sir Bertram, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 27 Mar 1924, 153-165   The place of the dramatist as the "abstract and brief chronicle of the time" now taken by the novelist. Some remarks about history and the purpose of studying history. Studying ...
  • History and Literature
    Text  Trevelyan, George Macaulay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Mar 1924, 136-152     The system of education through humane letters; an education that never dissociated history from literature. The replacement of the classics by physical science as the chief study of the educated. The mind of the "plain people" that used to be soaked in the Bible and very little else, now soaked ...
    Text  Trevelyan, George Macaulay, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1924), 20 Mar 1924, 136-152   The system of education through humane letters; an education that never dissociated history from literature. The replacement of the classics by physical science as the chief study of the educated. ...
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