Worth Repeating: A Literary Resurrection by Pierre BertonWorth Repeating: A Literary Resurrection by Pierre Berton

Worth Repeating: A Literary Resurrection

byPierre Berton

Paperback | May 15, 1999

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This glorious miscellany of many of Pierre Berton's most sparkling pieces brings back lost treasures from his years as a journalist covering Canada and the world. Worth Repeating is a treat to read, but it's also a valuable reminder of Berton's fifty years of extraordinary contributions to reporting and social commentary.

Writing, as Berton acknowledges in a lively introduction, has been an obsession for him. Wonderful vignettes, book excerpts, essays, sketches and satires — some out of print for decades — take us back into the days when television had not yet arrived and the Eaton's catalogue was eagerly awaited. From portraits of Canadian eccentrics and British royalty to sharp, crusading reflections on Canadian society, on religion and on the media, Worth Repeating is Berton at his best — accessible, funny, polemical and wise.

"This is more than an anthology.  It is a resurrection.  The various pieces that follow — essays, articles, bits of history, chapters from out-of-print books, the occasional verse, a stage sketch or two — were written over a period of fifty years.  All have long since been interred in the graveyard of dead manuscripts; gone, yes — but hopefully not forgotten, at least by me."
Pierre Berton was one of Canada’s most popular and prolific authors. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his fifty books are now Canadian classics. Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton work...
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Title:Worth Repeating: A Literary ResurrectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:May 15, 1999Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385257376

ISBN - 13:9780385257374

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"This is more than an anthology.  It is a resurrection.  The various pieces that follow--essays, articles, bits of history, chapters from out-of-print books, the occasional verse, a stage sketch or two--were written over a period of fifty years.  All have long since been interred in the graveyard of dead manuscripts; gone, yes--but hopefully not forgotten, at least by me."


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No other historian or journalist has portrayed Canada more thoroughly and compassionately as Pierre Berton. Now the distinguished author's most memorable writings are collected in one volume so readers can have access to all his humorous, poignant and insightful comments. Worth Repeating surveys 50 years of extraordinary reporting that changed our land and the way we look at each other. From the days before TV when people looked forward to the Eaton's catalogue to the modern political landscape of scandal and unfilled promises, this is a warm but often biting look at our history. The quotes, book excerpts, essays and sketches offer a view of Canadian history that is unique and accurate.

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"No one has written of Canadian history and culture with greater verve and popular appeal."
The Globe and Mail