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SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, May 1992, Vol. 19 No. 1

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1992

Seller ID: 006867


Contains essays by David Reid, Valentina Bold, Susan Bennett, Tony Lopez, and David S. Robb. 60 pages, including Notes. Impressions, smudging, moderate general wear. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, Spring 1991, Supplement No. 34

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1991

Seller ID: 006869


Edited by Murray Pittock and Thom Nairn. A wide range of reviews and criticism. 61 pages, rubbing/moderate handling wear, some smudging to back cover. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, November 1991, Vol. 18 No. 2

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1991

Seller ID: 006871


Contains essays by Derick S. Thomson, David Groves, Beth Dickson, and Alan Riach. 70 pages, illustrated. Rubbing, moderate handling wear, smudging to back cover, mild wrinkling (from dampness) to top. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, Spring 1992, Supplement No. 36

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1992

Seller ID: 006872


Nineteen essays and reviews by a wide variety of contributors. 45 pages. Some rubbing, smudging to back cover, light general wear. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, The Year's Work in Scottish Literary and Linguistic Studies: 1988

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1992

Seller ID: 006876


look at Scottish literary accomplishments for 1988 (and since it took almost four years to get this thing published, there are, presumably, a lot of 'em). 70 pages, including Errata. Moderate general wear, smudging to back cover. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, The Year's Work in Scottish Literary and Linguistic Studies: 1987

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1987

Seller ID: 007243


Contains eight essays looking at what was accomplished in Scottish literature, in a variety of categories. The title page claims this one was edited by J.H. Alexander, while the copyright page gives credit to Carol Anderson, thus it is presumed that Alexander edited this specific issue, while Anderson edited the series. 56 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, November 1992, Vol. 19 No. 2

By: N/A

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Aberdeen, Association for Scottish Literary Studies: 1992

Seller ID: 007244


Four essays, one each by A.M. Kinghorn, Frank Jordan, Graeme A. Muirhead, Edmund Stegmaier. 60 pages. 2 short creases at left edge of front cover, moderate general wear. View more info

CONTEMPORARY VERSE TWO/CVII, Vol./Volume 6 No./Number 3, Spring 1982

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: WinnipegTerritories Publishing Co.:

Seller ID: 013782


"A magazine of Canadian poetry criticism," this one the Special Newfoundland Poetry issue edited by Adrian Fowler, Randall Maggs, and John Steffler, with material by, among many others, Tom Dawe, Wade Kearley, David Elliott and Alastair MacDonald. 72 pages. Light edgewear, tanning to cheap newsprint, mild general wear. View more info

LITERARY CRITICISM IN ANTIQUITY, A Sketch of its Development, Volume I--Greek, and Volume II--Graeco-Roman

By: Atkins, J.W.H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Peter Smith: 1961

Edition: 1st Peter Smith edition

Seller ID: 013886


Originally published in 1934 by the Cambridge University Press. "This attempt at recalling the views on literature current in ancient Greece and Rome is intended not so much for classical specialists as for that larger body of readers, students of English literature among them, who, interested primarily in the critical activities of more modern times, may yet find a discussion of origins not without its value." Both volumes tan cloth w/black spine lettering, 199 ... View more info

ENGLISH LITERARY CRITICISM: THE MEDIEVAL PHASE

By: Atkins, J.W.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Peter Smith: 1961

Edition: 1st Peter Smith edition

Seller ID: 013973


Originally published in 1934 by the Cambridge University Press. Tan cloth w/black spine lettering, 211 pages (including Appendix, Index). Light wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name to bottom of front free end paper. No dust jacket. View more info

Milton and the Puritan Dilemma 1641-1660

By: Barker, Arthur E.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012269


[1942]. An "analysis of the progressive definition of John Milton's social, political and religious opinions during the furtile years of the Puritan Revolution." Grey cloth, 440 pages (including Notes and Bibliography, Index). Only mild general wear, in dust jacket w/one chipped corner, light spine sunning. View more info

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BEYOND BETHUNE: People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed)

By: Barker, Terry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Dewdney, Synaxis Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and signed by Barker, on title page

Seller ID: 017796


In a collection of essays Barker "provides not only an insider's commentary on the tradition of People's Poetry in Canadian literature, but in addition a learned discussion of the various philosophies and religious perspectives, esoteric and orthodox, that gave rise to it." Inscription reads: "For Dr. Michael Higgins,/with many thanks for the/encouragement to continue writing/that your favourable personal/review gave me./With very/good luck/Terry Barker/Mar... View more info

Northrop Frye

By: Bates, Ronald

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, New Canadian Library/NCL W10/McClelland & Stewart: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012279


Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers' series. 64 pages (including Notes, Selected Bibliography, 2 pages of listings for other titles). A bit of tanning, moderate general wear. A nice copy. View more info

HENRY R. LUCE and the Rise of the American News Media

By: Baughman, James L.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Boston, Twayne Publishers: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005875


A title from the Twayne's Twentieth-Century American Biography Series. Baughman takes a detailed look at the most influential and controversial magazine publisher in American history, and shows how "Luce's pioneering, highly effective communication tools have endured and are today the dominant components of America's news media." Red cloth w/tan cloth backstrip, 264 pages (including Chronology/Notes and References/Bibliographic Essay/Index), illustrated. An un... View more info

HENRY R. LUCE and the Rise of the American News Media

By: Baughman, James L.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Boston, Twayne Publishers:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012756


A title from the Twayne's Twentieth-Century American Biography Series; the author takes a detailed look at the most influential and controversial magazine publisher in American history, and shows how "Luce's pioneering, highly effective communication tools have endured and are today the dominant components of America's news media." Red cloth w/tan cloth backstrip, 264 pages (including Chronology/Notes and References/Bibliographic Essay/Index), illustrated. An unr... View more info

The Concept of Nature in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry

By: Beach, Joseph Warren

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014273


The author traces the romantic and philosophical nineteenth-century concept of nature "in a synthesis of views derived from science, religion and philosophy; and shows how, in poets like Wordsworth, Emerson and Meredith, the abstract idea supports and is colored by their love for the 'beauteous forms' of the material world and their mystical sense of man's oneness with the universal spirit, providing them with a kind of substitute for dogmatic religion." Green cl... View more info

The Seventh of Joyce

By: Benstock, Bernard (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bloomington & Sussex, Indiana University Press & The Harvester Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015110


This collection of thirty-four essays marks the centenary of Joyce’s birth, and "brings together some of the finest and most provocative work presented at the Seventh International James Joyce Symposium in Zurich, Switzerland." Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 267 pages (including list of contributors). Lightly spotted cloth, faint edge soil, in dust jacket w/a few impressions, 1/4" tear to top left corner of front panel, light general wear. Jacket in... View more info

The Breaking of the Vessels

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago & London, University of Chicago Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013919


1st printing w/complete number sequence. "An eloquent, passionate, aggressive, highly personal summary and apologia by Harold Bloom of his theoretical and practical literary criticism of the last decade." The first volume in the publisher's 'The Wellek Library Lectures at the University of California, Irvine.' Granite cloth w/white spine lettering, 107 pages. Light wear to corners/spine ends, light edge foxing, in dust jacket w/a hint of wear. A nice copy. View more info

Elizabethan Poetry

By: Brown, John Russell, and Bernard Harris (editors)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012278


The second title (following 'Jacobean Theatre' and preceding 'Early Shakespeare') in the publisher's "Stratford-Upon-Avon Studies" series, this one boasting contributions from editor Harris, F.T. Prince, Franklin Dickey, D.G. Rees, Donald Davie, Muriel Bradbrook, Jean Robertson, R.W. Ingram, Frank Kermode, and Robin Skelton. Publisher's tipped-in slip to front end paper indicates that this copy intended for consideration of use as a student text or reference book... View more info

Robertson Davies

By: Buitenhuis, Elspeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Forum House Publishing Company 616: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012293


Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 80 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Rubbing, moderate general wear. View more info

Hugh MacLennan

By: Buitenhuis, Peter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Forum House Publishing Company 583: 1971

Seller ID: 012275


[1969]. A title from the 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series, this one taking a look at the work of one of Canada's most respected writers. 83 pages (including Bibliography). Moderate general wear. Internally tight. View more info

W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest for Freedom

By: Calder, Robert Lorin

Price: $9.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006285


"The overall theme of this study of the author and his work is Maugham's lifelong quest for freedom from bondage, either for his characters or for himself. In his own life, as in his writing, he had a vision of the world as a prison, its bars prejudice and conventional morality, tears, poverty, disillusionment and old age." Tan cloth, 324 pages (including Appendices, Notes, Select Bibliography, Index. Spine slant, moderate corner/spine end wear, in edgeworn dus... View more info

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GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides

By: Carson, Anne (translator)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York Review Books / NYRB: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016649


First printing w/complete number sequence. Contains "Herakles," "Hekabe," "Hippolytos," and "Alkestis," four tragedies by Euripides translated by Carson, with introductions. Also contains two essays, "Tragedy: A Curious Art Form," and "Why I Wrote Two Plays About Phaidra." Grey boards w/cranberry spine lettering, 312 pages. Bottom corners bumped, in lightly scuffed first state dust jacket w/bumped bottom corners. Dust... View more info

The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller

By: Chernaik, Warren L.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012259


From the front flap: "This unique reassessment of a major forerunner of the Augustan age provides a much-needed framework for understanding the transitional period between Jonson and Dryden." Mauve cloth w/silver spine lettering, 236 pages (including Index). Gently bumped corners/spine ends, previous owner's name in pencil to bottom edge of front free end paper, in lightly worn dust jacket w/a bit of spine sunning. View more info

The E.J. Pratt Symposium

By: Clever, Glenn (editor)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013998


Literary criticism. A title from the publisher's 'Reappraisals: Canadian Writers' series. In addition to the editor, contributors to this one include Elizabeth Brewster, Ralph Gustafson, Carl F. Klinck, Germaine Warkentin, Peter Stevens, Peter Buitenhuis, Sandra Djwa, Peter Hunt, Agnes Nyland, Robert Gibbs, and Louis K. MacKendrick. Lila Laakso contributes a checklist. 172 pages, frontispiece. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Brian Moore

By: Dahlie, Hallvard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL2: 1969

Seller ID: 012297


A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. 130 pages (including Notes, Bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Light general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

Earle Birney

By: Davey, Frank

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Copp Clark 1633: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011670


#11 in the publisher's Studies in Canadian Literature series, featuring a look at the career, novels, lyrics and major poems of one of Canada's most distinguished writers; cover by Alan K. Daniel; 128 pgs., incl. Notes and Bibliography; tanned pages, slightly sunned spine, light general wear; internally tight and clean; View more info

Earle Birney

By: Davey, Frank

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL11: 1971

Seller ID: 012298


A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. 128 pages (including Notes, Bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Slight spine sunning, light general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

Brave New Wave

By: David, Jack (editor)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Black Moss Press 88753: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012340


Examines the work of eleven Canadian poets, including John Robert Colombo, Michael Ondaatje, David McFadden, Frank Davey, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, bpNichol, bill bissett, Margaret Atwood, John Newlove, and Leonard Cohen. 226 pages. Moderate general wear. View more info

D.H. Lawrence and Women

By: Dix, Carol

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, Macmillan Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012980


Refuting Kate Millett's accusation that Lawrence treated women as inferior objects, Dix points out that "Lawrence saw more in women and the feminine principle than had most of his contemporaries," and that his work in this regard was considerably ahead of its time. Blue cloth, 126 pages (including Bibliography, Index), dust jacket illustration by Lynn Duncombe. Gently bumped/lightly worn corners/spine ends, moderate general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/price-cli... View more info

The English Novel, Twentieth Century Criticism, Volume 1: Defoe Through Hardy

By: Dunn, Richard J. (ed.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Swallow Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: nf.00044


"This volume presents a checklist of twentieth-century criticisms of the English novel from Defoe through Hardy. The list, which closes with 1974, has two parts: an alphabetical listing of novelists and novels and a listing of general studies of the novel." Sources of criticism of such writers as Austen, Bronte (all 3 of them), John Cleland, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Oliver Goldsmith, Charles Kingsley, Rudyard Kipling, Tho... View more info

This Dark Estate: A Reading of Pope

By: Edwards, Thomas R. Jr.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Berkeley & Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012323


A reappraisal of Pope's poetry, finding "in his later work a significant change from the balanced 'Augustan' style in the poems before the Dunciad and the moral satires of the 1730's." Green and yellow boards, 142 pages (including Notes). Bumped/moderately worn corners, bumps to bottom edge of back cover, previous owner's name along bottom edge of front end paper, small sticker (UTP University Bookroom) to bottom edge of front pastedown, moderate general wear, in... View more info

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TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC and other writings

By: Eliot, T.S.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1965

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 016226


Contains a selection of Eliot's writings previously unpublished in book form. Sand cloth, 189 pages. A hint of edge soil, light wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/date to top edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w/light chipping to corners/spine ends, sunned (legible) spine, tiny soil mark to top edge of front panel. View more info

ROCHESTER, The Critical Heritage

By: Farley-Hills, David (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012358


"This collection of critical extracts on the poetry of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, ranges from the earliest contemporary comments to the beginning of the twentieth century." Blue cloth, 275 pages (including Bibliography, Index). Bumped/lightly worn corners/pine ends, previous owner's name in pencil, in rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear. View more info

Hugh Garner

By: Fetherling, Doug

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Forum House Publishing Company 619: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012294


Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 80 pages (including Bibliography). Light general wear. View more info

TH'UPRIGHT HEART AND PURE, Essays on John Milton Commemorating the Tercentenary of the Publication of Paradise Lost

By: Fiore, Amadeus P. (editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Duquesne University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012367


The tenth volume in the Duquesne Studies, Philological Series. Contributors include Merritt Y. Hughes, William B. Hunter Jr., Maurice Kelly, Edward Le Comte, B. Rajan, John T. Shawcross, Wayne Shumaker, John M. Steadman, Kester Svendsen, Robert West, and B.A. Wright. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 149 pages. Previous owner's name in pencil to bottom edge of front free end paper, light general wear, in dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, 1.5" tear to top edge of rear ... View more info

Reading Lacan

By: Gallop, Jane

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ithaca & London, Cornell University Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013869


Taking as starting point Lacan's theories of language, Gallop tackles six essays from his most problematic text ('Ecrits'), and "addresses herself directly to the problem and the practice of reading Lacan." Granite cloth w/black spine lettering, 198 pages (including bibliography, index). Previous owner's neat underlining throughout, in dust jacket w/light general wear. View more info

IMAGINATION INDULGED, The irrational in the nineteenth-century novel

By: Gose, Elliott B., Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press:

Seller ID: 006190


"Since the Romantic revolt, the interest of Western artists in the irrational and the psychological has often centred on a self-conscious exploration of subjective emotions. Increasingly, the witer has come to see the problem of art as how best to embody the tensions, concerns, and insights which he finds in his psychic self. It is Professor Gose's contention that some of the major English novelists of the nineteenth century found their solutions to this problem in a... View more info

William Gosse Hay

By: Gosse, Fayette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006150


A title from the Australian Writers and Their Work series edited by Geoffrey Dutton, this one concerning a writer described by the author as "not a great writer. Sometimes he is brilliant, sometimes clumsy; but he is always odd--which makes him more interesting though more exasperating than a writer of average talent." Published by Lansdowne Press, this copy bears an OUP sticker across the Lansdowne imprint on the title page, and another across the copyright inf... View more info

Third Solitudes

By: Greenstein, Michael

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Kingston, McGill Queen's: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: nf.00093


"Tradition and Discontinuity in Jewish-Canadian Literature." 232 pages (including Index). Lightly dusted edges. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, light edgewear, mild spine sunning. View more info

The Sincere Ideal

By: Guilhamet, Leon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: nf.00087


"Studies on Sincerity in Eighteenth-Century Literature." 309 pages (including index). Previous owner's name neatly printed along top edge of front endpaper. View more info

ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work

By: Hecht, Hans

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Glasgow & Edinburgh, William Hodge & Company: 1950

Edition: 2nd revised edition

Seller ID: 006540


Originally published in German in 1919, then translated by Jane Lymburn and published by Hodge in 1936. Hecht contends that the space between Burns and himself permits him a less biased view, if an also less acute one. Contains the author's Preface to the first English edition. Foreword by Sir Patrick J. Dollan. Laid in is a piece of ephemera of moderate interest, that being an advance order form for the 1936 Hodge edition, consisting of an 8.5" x 11" single ... View more info

An Outline History of Spanish American Literature

By: Hespelt, E. Herman, et al (editors)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013870


Studies "the scope and subject matter of courses on Spanish American literature in the colleges and universities of the United States." Blue cloth w/gilt lettering, 192 pages (including Appendices, Index), illustrated w/maps. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name/city to front free end paper, light general wear. No dust jacket. View more info

Morley Callaghan

By: Hoar, Victor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL4: 1969

Seller ID: 012299


A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. 123 pages (including notes, bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Slight spine sunning, light general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

Geoffrey Chaucer

By: Howard, Edwin J.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013881


The first title from the publisher's Twayne's English Authors Series (TEAS 1), this one "a fresh and stimulating study of England's first great poet." Red leatherette w/gilt lettering/lion decoration to front cover/spine, 219 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index). Mild slant, previous owner's name to bottom edge of front end paper, light general wear, in rubbed dust jacket w/sunned (entirely legible) spine, light chipping to spine e... View more info

J.B. PRIESTLY, An Informal Study of His Work

By: Hughes, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davies: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014433


Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 226 pages (including A Select Bibliography, Index), frontispiece. View more info

George Woodcock

By: Hughes, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, New Canadian Library/NCL W13/McClelland & Stewart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012282


Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers' series. 64 pages (including References, Selective Bibliography, listings for other titles). A bit of tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. A nice copy. View more info

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Noel Streatfeild

By: Huse, Nancy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016376


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket. View more info

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Noel Streatfeild

By: Huse, Nancy

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016977


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Atitle from the Twayne's English Authors Series, this one exploring Streatfeild's many children's novels, as well as her non-fiction and autobiography. Red cloth, 163 pages (including notes and references, selected bibliography, index), frontispiece illustration by Ruth Gervis. An unread copy. Rubbed/scuffed dust jacket w/a hint of edgewear, faint/thin scratch to top portion of front panel. View more info

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Jewish Themes in English and Polish Culture

By: Janicka-Swiderska, Irena, Jerzy Jarniewicz, and Adam Sumera (editors)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lodz, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego (University of Lodz): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016894


A collection of articles that "came into being as a result of a four-year scholarly link (1995/1996--1998/1999) between the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, and the Department of English Literature and Culture as well as -- in the last two years -- the Department of Studies in English Drama and Poetry, University of Lodz." Contributors include Jacques Berthoud, Richard Drain, Maria Edelson, Dorota Filipczak, editors Jarniewicz an... View more info

BEING IN THE TEXT, Self-Representation from Wordsworth to Roland Barthes

By: Jay, Paul

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Ithaca & London, Cornell University Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013877


The author "traces the impact of changing concepts of the self and the literary subject on the formal evolution of autobiographical prose and poetry in the Romantic and modern periods." brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 189 pages (including Index). mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's neat underlining to many paragraphs in Introduction, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket. Jacket in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

BUTTERFLY ON ROCK, A Study of Themes and Images in Canadian Literature

By: Jones, D.G.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1971

Seller ID: 012277


Originally published in 1970. Brown cloth w/black cloth spine w/gilt lettering, 197 pages (including Notes, Index). Mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's name to verso of half-title, previous owner's marginalia (vertical lines here and there throughout), in moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/a bit of chipping/short tears to corners/spine ends, general wear. View more info

Northrop Frye: The High Priest of Clerical Obscurantism

By: Kogan, Pauline

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Montreal, Progressive Books & Periodicals: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012384


With much earnestness the author works herself into a self-righteous froth as she dissects the views of Northrop Frye, and informs us that the "correct way to conduct class struggle in the area of literature, art and criticism is to rely upon the initiative of the masses, to place proper emphasis on investigation and study, and to mobilize public opinion through ideological discussion." 98 pages. Sunned spine, small splashstain to left edge of front cover, slight... View more info

AMERICAN CRITICS AT WORK: Examinations of Contemporary Literary Theories

By: Kramer, Victor A. (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Troy, Whitston Publishing Company: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013878


A collection of essays "chosen as an introduction to various area of contemporary criticism and theory." Contributors include Murray Krieger, Nathan A. Scott, Jr., Gerald Graff, Vincent B. Leitch, Joseph Riddell, William V. Spanos, J. Hillis Miller, Norman N. Holland, David Bleich, Michael Steig, Charles Altieri, Steven Mailloux, Hershel Parker, Michael Sprinker, Matei Calinescu, Giles Gunn, and Ihab Hassan. Blue cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 447 p... View more info

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Ulysses and the Irish God

By: Lang, Frederick K.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Lewisburg/London & Toronto, Bucknell University Press / Associated University Presses: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017605


"The most comprehensive and original of the studies dealing with Joyce's response to the idea of God accepted in Ireland and to the sacred images and rituals prevalent there ... shows how in Ulysses he undermines and exploits the crucial elements of his rejected faith: how he recalls the omnipotent Father to reveal his artistic powers, the incarnated Son to celebrate his own human images, and the consecrated host to imply his hidden spiritual presence." Black c... View more info

THE PAPERS OF DOROTHY LIVESAY, A Research Tool

By: Livesay, Dorothy (compiled by the staff of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba Libraries

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, University of Manitoba Libraries: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010022


Beginning in 1978, Livesay began to donate her papers to the University of Manitoba Libraries, and this publication details the vast majority of her work available to researchers. Divided into four sections: Manuscripts and Papers, Photograph Collection, Tape Recording Collection, and Books and Imprints Collection. 419 pages (including appendices), illustrated. Edgewear, reading crease, rubbing, impressions, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. Scarce... View more info

THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE, A Study in Explication

By: Louthan, Doniphan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Bookman Associates/Twayne Publishers: 1951

Seller ID: 012431


From the front flap: "Mr. Louthan's careful explication of some of Donne's most important and rewarding verse leads naturally into broader questions concerning the poetic philosophy represented there. Combining lucid interpretation of Donne's complex poems with a systematic study of his metrics and imagery, 'The Poetry of John Donne' provides an excellent introduction to this significant poet and thinker." Lilac boards, 194 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, A... View more info

The Neglected Genre: The Short Story in Canada

By: MacCulloch, Clare

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Guelph, Alive Press Limited/Alive Books: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013966


Literary criticism. The author examines the development of the Canadian short story, and shows that it has a long and distinguished history. 100 pages (including A Selective Bibliograpy. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Federico García Lorca: Life, Work, and Criticism

By: MacCurdy, G. Grant

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, York Press Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010624


A title from the publisher's Authoritative Studies in World Literature series, this one examining the life and work of "the most widely read Spanish author of the century." Uncommon. 40 pages (including annotated bibliography, index. Rubbing, impressions/thin scratches, light smudging to white wraps. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Irving Layton

By: Mandel, Eli

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, Forum House Publishing Company 582: 1972

Seller ID: 012295


[1969]. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 82 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Light general wear. View more info

Science Fiction: The Academic Awakening

By: McNelly, Willis E. (editor)

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Shreveport, College English Association: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013923


A chap book originally distributed as a Supplement to the CEA Critic, Vol. XXXVII, No. I, November 1974. A collection of essays from both professional writers and critics, attempting "to aid teachers of English, at whatever level, who might be approaching science fiction for the firt time. In addition to the editor, contributors include Jack Williamson, Mark R. Hillegas, Jane W. Hipolito, Leon E. Stover, A. James Stupple, Gregory Benford, Brian Aldiss, Harry Harrison... View more info

The Metaphysical Mode From Donne to Cowley

By: Miner, Earl

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012330


Brown cloth, 291 pages (including Appendix, Major Editions Used and Consulted, Index). Previous owner's name on front end paper, light general wear, in price-clipped dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, short edge tears. View more info

THE READER'S EYE, Studies in Didactic Literary Theory from Dante to Tasso

By: Montgomery, Robert L.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013892


Beige cloth, 235 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index). Lightly foxed edges, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. View more info

THE MYSTERY OF UNITY, Theme and technique in the novels of Patrick White

By: Morley, Patricia A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Montreal & London, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006287


Considering White's view of mankind to be basically religious, "the author shows how the imagery and themes of each novel evoke this vision of cosmic unity within the joys and sorrows of daily life." Red cloth, 251 pages (including Index). A bumped corner, previous owner's name on front free end paper. Moderately edgeworn dust jacket w/mild rubbing, light general wear. View more info

Master of None

By: Morpurgo, J.E.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Manchester, Carcanet Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004862


A Scholar of Christ's Hospital, the author relates an eventful life, including his active service in World War II, his participation in the post-war success of Penguin Books, and his time as director of the National Book League. Black cloth, 332 pages (including Index). Dust jacket w/some sunning to spine, numerous impressions/scratches. View more info

Earle Birney

By: Nesbitt, Bruce (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson:

Seller ID: 006156


A title from the publisher's Critical Views on Canadian Writers series, this one presenting a collection of essays/reviews examining the work of a noted Canadian poet and novelist. Editor Nesbitt has selected assessments by Northrop Frye, Fred Cogswell, A.J.M. Smith, George Woodcock, Dorothy Livesay, Watson Kirkconnell, Malcolm Lowry and a number of others, and their views of Birney's work are grouped into five sections: 1) ONE SOCIETY: Poetry, 1937-1948, 2) LINES FOR A... View more info

ART AND IDEOLOGY IN THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Influence of Marxism in the African Novel

By: Ngara, Emmanuel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London & Ibadan & Nairobi, Heinemann: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015136


This is the first book to apply the principles of Marxist criticism systematically to African literature and to attempt a successful marriage of Marxist aesthetics and stylistic criticism. It explores the influence of Marxism on African writing and discusses the ideology of writers in relation to socialism." 126 pages (including bibliography, index). Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

STYLISTIC CRITICISM AND THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Language, Art and Content of African Fiction

By: Ngara, Emmanuel

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London & Ibadan & Nairobi, Heinemann: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015137


From the back cover: "This book gives students invaluable help in the difficult task of evaluating style. The author breaks away from the conventional methods of analysis to show how linguistics can contribute to the study of literature. Form and content are considered as equals in practical analysis." 150 pages. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

THE ROCK OBSERVED, Studies in the Literature of Newfoundland

By: O'Flaherty, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo & London, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006348


"A study of how Newfoundland has been perceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. It offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart.'" Decorated grey cloth, 222 pages (including Notes/Credits for illustrations/Index, illustrated. View more info

APPROACHES TO MARVELL, The York Tercentenary Lectures

By: Patrides, C.A. (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012254


A collection of lectures "delivered at the University of York in 1977 and 1978 to mark the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Marvell's death in 1678." Contributors include Philip Brockbank, John Carey, Robert Ellrodt, Donald M. Friedman, S.K. Heninger, Jr., Christopher Hill, John Dixon Hunt, Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, Louis L. Martz, the editor, Balachandra Rajan, Christopher Ricks, A.J. Smith, Frank. J. Warnke, and Joseph Anthony Wittreich, Jr. Red cloth w/silv... View more info

THE UNDOING OF BABEL, Watson Kirkconnell, The Man and His Work

By: Perkin, J.R.C. (Ed.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart / M&S: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009330


In honour of Kirkconnell's eightieth birthday and at the behest of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, six colleagues composed original papers, each reflecting one of their subject's major interests. Contributors include Douglas Bush, C.H. Andrusyshen, Maurice Lebel, J. Max Patrick, E. Togo Salmon, and the editor. Also included is a biographical sketch by J.M.R. Beveridge, and a selective bibliography by H.W. Ganong. Brown cloth, 128 pages, frontispiece. Rub... View more info

The Year's Work in Romance and Celtic Languages and Literatures 1987

By: Price, Glanville (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Modern Humanities Research Association (MRHA):

Seller ID: 014308


No date [ca. 1988]. Offprint from 'The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, Vol. 49.' 578 pages (+ 51-page list of Abbreviations). Spine slant, abrasions/wrinkling to spine, some edgewear, mild general wear. View more info

Balzac's Recurring Characters

By: Pugh, Anthony R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto & Buffalo, University of Toronto Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009374


with the text on the front flap stating that "There has never been an accurate, comprehensive account of the origin, development, and significance of Balzac's use of recurring characters in the many volumes of the 'Comedie humaine,'" the author herein "traces the use of the device and unravels its complexities over the whole of Balzac's career by providing a year-by-year account of the author's struggles beween 1829 and 1847 to unify his fictional world of so... View more info

Thomas Lodge

By: Rae, Wesley D.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013872


Literary criticism. A title from the publisher's Twayne's English Authors Series (TEAS 59), this one taking a serious look at a man who "experimented in prose fiction and the essay, in drama, verse narrative and verse satire, and in various forms of lyrics." Red leatherette w/gilt lettering/lion decoration to front cover/spine, 128 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index). Previous owner's name to reverse of half-title, in rubbed dust ... View more info

Paradise Lost & the Seventeenth Century Reader

By: Rajan, B.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012364


The author presents "the correct setting of 'Paradise Lost' in its contemporary context, so that the modern reader can more fully appreciate the general conception of the poem and the ideas implicit in it." Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 171 pages (including Notes, Index to Passages from "Paradise Lost," and General Index). Gently bumped spine ends/corners, previous owner's name, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sunned spine, 3/8" tear to top edge of... View more info

PARADISE LOST, A Tercentenary Tribute

By: Rajan, Balachandra (editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012267


A collection of five papers "given at a conference of Milton scholars, held at the University of Western Ontario on the occasion of the tercentenary of Paradise Lost." Contributors include Roy Daniels, Northrop Frye, Arthur E. Barker, Hugh MacCallum, and the editor. Cream cloth w/black spine lettering, 140 pages. Small sticker (University Bookroom) to bottom right corner of front pastedown, previous owner's name to bottom edge of front end paper, in dust jacket w... View more info

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BABEL, A Journal of Early Modern Studies, Volume II (signed)

By: Reid, Lindsay, Lisa Mullins, Ron Haflidson, and Hugh Samson (editors)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Halifax, The Early Modern Studies Department / University of King's College: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Two Editors

Seller ID: 016939


Students from King's College and Dartmouth University provide a collection of student essays that are "explorations, proposals, interpretations, and diatribes about the historical events, literature, philosophy, and art, that helped shape Western Society." Contributors include the editors, Samuel Austin, Jesse Blackwood, Naomi Blackwood, John Blanchard, Sarah Brodbar-Nemzer, Robyn Brown, James Bryson, Jeremy Dickstein, Micheal Fountain, Ross Gower, Christopher H... View more info

PAST AND PRESENT, The Continuity of Classical Myths

By: Reinhold, Meyer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Toronto, Hakkert: 1972

Seller ID: 008566


a study of mythology, including interpretations and heroes, with attention paid to the myths of Crete, Athens, Thessaly, Thebes, Argos, Olympus, Rome, and much else; red cloth, 449 pgs. incl. Bibliography/Index of Recurrent Themes/General Index + 3 pgs. of maps; some slant, wear to corners/spine ends, dusty/lightly soiled edges, light cloth soil, light internal soil; lacking dj; View more info

A Primer of Ezra Pound

By: Rosenthal, M.L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Universal Library/Grosset & Dunlap: 1966

Edition: 1st Universal Library edition

Seller ID: 012271


The author "has provided an admirable and evocative introduction to the enjoyment and study of Pound's works. His Primer serves at once to trace Pound's literary and political position and to suggest how to approach the poet's rewarding if sometimes formidable art. Its chief concern is to examine what it is that gives the poetry, early and late, its peculiar and original force, its depth and complexity, and to suggest the passions and convictions from which the poetr... View more info

Samuel Daniel

By: Seronsy, Cecil

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013871


A title from the publisher's Twayne's English Authors Series (TEAS 49), this one showing through critical examination that Daniel was an innovator in several genres. Red leatherette w/gilt lettering/lion decoration to front cover/spine, 198 pages (including Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, Index). Previous owner's name to reverse of half-title, tanning, in dust jacket w/sunned (entirely legible) spine, light edgewear, rubbing. Dust jacket in protective mylar ... View more info

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Milton Studies I

By: Simmonds, James D. (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012369


The first volume in an annual series of "original essays designed to reflect the best in contemporary Milton scholarship," this one containing essays by B. Rajan, Thomas Kranidas, Mario A. Di Cesare, Jackson I. Cope, John M. Steadman, Arnold Stein, Louis L. Martz, Anthony Low, O.B. Hardison Jr., and Michael Fixler. Black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 192 pages. Dust jacket w/sunned spine, a bit of corner wear. View more info

The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin (LeGuin)

By: Slusser, George Edgar

Price: $5.00

Publisher: San Bernardino, Borgo Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014840


1st printing w/complete number sequence. Volume Three in The Milford Series, Popular Writers of Today. Literary criticism. Slusser examines his subject's career, "from her obscure beginnings in the science fiction magazines, to her rapid rise to the top in the 1970s." 60 pages (including Biography & Bibliography). G w/some dampstaining to back cover, general handling wear. View more info

SOME VERSIONS OF THE FALL, The Myth of the Fall of Man in English Literature

By: Smith, Eric

Price: $6.00

Publisher: London, Croom Helm: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012338


"The Myth of the Fall of Man is a continuing theme that runs throughout English literature. Eric Smith examines various works in which the theme occurs and discovers that the story itself is used to express individual experience." Foreword by J.I.M. Stewart (who, as a mystery writer, is much better known by his pseudonym, Michael Innes). Brown cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 228 pages (including Notes and Appendices), illustrated. View more info

Frederick Philip Grove

By: Spettigue, Douglas O.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL3: 1969

Seller ID: 012301


A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. 175 pages (including Notes, Bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Light general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

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THE COMIC ART OF LAURENCE STERNE, Convention and Innovation in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey

By: Stedmond, John M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007774


Literary criticism. "The central focus of the study is on 'Tristram Shandy' as comedy and on Sterne's use of Tristram as clown-narrator; other chapters are devoted to the genres to which 'Tristram Shandy' is related, to analysis of style, the satiric as well as the comic elements, and to the significant connections between the 'Sermons of Mr. Yorick' and 'A Sentimental Journey'." Pale green cloth, 178 pages (including appendix and index. A hint of wear to corn... View more info

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JOHN DONNE'S LYRICS, The Eloquence of Action

By: Stein, Arnold

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015679


Stein "offers a fresh interpretation of Donne's lyric poems." Green cloth, 244 pages (including postscript, appendices, index). Slight discolouration to top edge, lightly tanned edges, faint soil mark to top edge near headband, in rubbed dust jacket w/impressions, moderate edgewear, short tears. View more info

The Stream of Consciousness and Beyond in Ulysses

By: Steinberg, Erwin R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press: 1973

Seller ID: 015249


"A careful and full examination of the stream-of-consciousness and other literary techniques as employed by Joyce." Brown cloth w/black spine lettering, 349 pages (including appendix, notes, index), dust jacket by Gary Gore. Price-clipped dust jacket. View more info

The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposium

By: Stich, K.P.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014004


Literary criticism. A title from the publisher's 'Reappraisals: Canadian Writers' series. Contributors include Glenn Clever, Fred Cogswell, C.M. Armitage, Sandra Campbell, James Doyle, Stan Dragland, John Flood, Peter Haworth, Gordon Johnston, Catherine E. Kelly, John P. Matthews, Robert L. McDougall, Kathy Mezei, and Martin Ware. 157 pages, frontispiece. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

Marie-Claire Blais

By: Stratford, Philip

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Coles 607:

Seller ID: 010231


originally published in 1971, when Blais had barely reached her thirties, this slender volume examines her eight novels, two volumes of verse, her play, and a variety of short stories; 70 pgs. incl. Bibliography; mild edgewear, original price sticker to top right corner of front cover, thin scratches; View more info

The Heirs of Donne and Jonson

By: Summers, Joseph H.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012239


The author "gives us essays on seventeenth-century poets who were affected in one way or another by Donne or Jonson or by both of them." Mauve cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 198 pages (including Notes, Index). Mild slant, gently bumped spine ends, light tanning, in price-clipped dust jacket w/mild chipping to corners/spine ends, a couple of 1/2" edge tears, light spine sunning, crinkled top edge of front panel, light general wear. An entirely serviceable copy. View more info

Margaret Laurence

By: Thomas, Clara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, New Canadian Library/NCL W3/McClelland & Stewart: 1971

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 012288


Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers' series. 64 pages (including Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, listing of other NCL titles). A bit of tanning, moderate general wear. View more info

The Isabella Valancy Crawford Symposium

By: Tierney, Frank M. (editor)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ottawa, University of Ottawa Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014005


Literary criticism. A title from the publisher's 'Reappraisals: Canadian Writers' series. Contributors include Dorothy Livesay, Penny Petrone, Margo Dunn, John Ower, Orest Rudzik, Elizabeth Waterston, Fred Cogswell, Kenneth Hughes, S.R. MacGillivray, Catherine Ross, Louis Dudek, Anne Paolucci, and Clara Thomas. 158 pages, frontispiece. Moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

THE MAKING OF THE READER, Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry

By: Trotter, David

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, Macmillan: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013893


The author "describes how rhetorical and thematic resources have been used" in an effort to "identify and address those readers who do not merely snatch a glance" at poetry. Orange cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 272 pages (including References, Index). A bumped corner, a hint of wear to corners/spine ends, in moderately worn dust jacket. View more info

Thomas Mann

By: White, Andrew

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Grove Press/Evergreen Pilot EP31: 1965

Edition: 1st Evergreen Pilot edition

Seller ID: 011662


Originally published the same year by Oliver & Boyd. Offers "a brief biographical account, a detailed survey of the writer's work, a report on the best published criticism, and a selected bibliography." 122 pages (including Bibliography). Rubbing, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

H.G. WELLS, Critic of Progress

By: Williamson, Jack

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Baltimore, The Mirage Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014700


Literary criticism. From the front flap: "Whether Wells was writing about technical or social prediction, or science fiction, his underlying theme was that of progress. This book deals with Wells' dynamic critique of progress, accomplished by means of a detailed analysis of the books Wells wrote." One of only fifteen hundred copies. Black cloth, 162 pages (including index), wraparound dust jacket illustration by Greg Bear. An ex-Legislative Library of New B... View more info

THE WILD GARDEN, or Speaking of Writing

By: Wilson, Angus

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006176


Based on three Ewing Lectures given by the author at UCLA in October of 1960, the purpose being to encourage writers to speak about their art (since when has *that* been a problem?). Blue cloth, 150 pages. Dusty/tanned edges, mild slant, faint corner/spine end wear, ink price to top right corner of front free end paper. Rubbed dust jacket w/scratches/scraping, impressions, edgewear, flaking to folds/spine edges, ink price at bottom of front flap. View more info

E.J. Pratt

By: Wilson, Milton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Toronto, New Canadian Library/NCL W2/McClelland & Stewart: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012289


A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers' series. 64 pages (including Selected Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Notes, listing of other NCL titles). A bit of tanning, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean; a nice copy. View more info

Essays Critical and Imaginative, Vol. III

By: Wilson, Professor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1857

Seller ID: 007124


Contains essays on Robert Burns, Coleridge, Macaulay, Shakespeare, and others. Curiously, the last page (431) contains the notation, "End of Vol. VII", and following that is the title page for Vol. VII in the series. Brown buckram ruled and decorated in blind, gilt spine lettering, 431 pages + title page for Vol. VII. Some edgewear, worn corners/spine ends, cloth soil, tanned/soiled edges, moderate general wear. View more info

Hugh MacLennan

By: Woodcock, George

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Toronto, Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL5: 1969

Seller ID: 012302


A title from the publisher's 'Studies in Canadian Literature' series. Paperback, 121 pages (including Bibliography), cover by Alan K. Daniel. Llight general wear; internally tight and clean. View more info

The Canadian Novel in the Twentieth Century, Essays From Canadian Literature

By: Woodcock, George (ed.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Canadian Library N115: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by General Editor

Seller ID: 004996


Signed by general rditor. Twenty-eight essays by twenty-six writers representing a cross-section of the various voices of Canadian literary criticism, and offering an assessment of Canadian fiction throughout the 20th century (well, up until 1975, at least). This copy signed by Malcolm Ross, General Editor of the New Canadian Library series. Contributors include W.H. New, D.A. Cameron, D.O. Spettigue, Peter Stevens, Warren Tallman, Margaret Laurence, Mordecai Richler, ... View more info

Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work

By: Woodcock, George (ed.)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 014060


A collection of essays presenting Lowry's work and the sources from which he constructed it. 174 pages (including Notes on Contributors and Selected Bibliography. Some slant, rubbing, light corner wear. View more info

Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work

By: Woodcock, George (editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1971

Seller ID: 006198


A collection of essays presenting Lowry's work and the sources from which he constructed it. 174 pages (including Notes on Contributors and Selected Bibliography). Some slant, some sunning, crease to top left corner of back cover. View more info