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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

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1 CONTEMPORARY VERSE TWO/CVII, Vol./Volume 6 No./Number 3, Spring 1982
WinnipegTerritories Publishing Co. Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Quarto -- from 9¾" to 12" tall 
"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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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2 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, May 1992, Vol. 19 No. 1
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1992 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Contains essays by David Reid, Valentina Bold, Susan Bennett, Tony Lopez, and David S. Robb. 60 pages, including Notes. Impressions, smudging, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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3 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, November 1991, Vol. 18 No. 2
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1991 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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4 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, November 1992, Vol. 19 No. 2
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1992 Stiff Card Wraps Near Fine Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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5 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, Spring 1991, Supplement No. 34
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1991 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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6 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, Spring 1992, Supplement No. 36
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1992 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
Nineteen essays and reviews by a wide variety of contributors. 45 pages. Some rubbing, smudging to back cover, light general wear. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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7 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, The Year's Work in Scottish Literary and Linguistic Studies: 1987
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1987 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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8 SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, The Year's Work in Scottish Literary and Linguistic Studies: 1988
Aberdeen Association for Scottish Literary Studies 1992 Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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9 Atkins, J.W.H. ENGLISH LITERARY CRITICISM: THE MEDIEVAL PHASE
Gloucester Peter Smith 1961 1st Peter Smith edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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10 Atkins, J.W.H. LITERARY CRITICISM IN ANTIQUITY, A Sketch of its Development, Volume I--Greek, and Volume II--Graeco-Roman
Gloucester Peter Smith 1961 1st Peter Smith edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jackets Octavos -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 pages including Index & 363 pages including Index. Both volumes w/light general wear. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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11 Barker, Arthur E. Milton and the Puritan Dilemma 1641-1660
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0-8020-5025-5 / 9780802050250 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
[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. 
Price: 17.58 USD
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BEYOND BETHUNE:  People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed), Barker, Terry
12 Barker, Terry BEYOND BETHUNE: People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's Metaphor for the Canadian Fate (signed)
Dewdney Synaxis Press 2006 0-919-67246-9 / 9780919672468 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good to Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall Inscribed and signed by Barker, on title page
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/March 1, 2006." Erratum page (122) glued over original error page. 174 pages (including bibliography, index), illustrated. Light rubbing, light general wear. A nice copy, internally tight and clean. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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13 Bates, Ronald Northrop Frye
Toronto New Canadian Library/NCL W10/McClelland & Stewart 1971 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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14 Baughman, James L. HENRY R. LUCE and the Rise of the American News Media
Boston Twayne Publishers 1987 0-8057-7755-5 / 9780805777550 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 unread copy. Dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, faint soil to top left corner of front panel. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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15 Baughman, James L. HENRY R. LUCE and the Rise of the American News Media
Boston Twayne Publishers 0-8057-7755-5 / 9780805777550 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 unread copy. Two bumped corners, in dust jacket w/moderate general wear. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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16 Beach, Joseph Warren The Concept of Nature in Nineteenth-Century English Poetry
New York The Macmillan Company 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 cloth w/gilt lettering to front cover/spine, 618 pages (including Notes, Index). Bumped corners/spine ends, dusty/lightly tanned/lightly soiled edges, previous owner's signature neatly to front pastedown, in price-clipped dust jacket w/edgewear, chipping, sun-darkened spine, 1&1/2" tear to bottom edge of rear panel, general wear. Scarce in first edition in a dust jacket (this one now in a mylar sleeve). Heavier than the average book, so postage will be more than is usually the case. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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17 Benstock, Bernard (editor) The Seventh of Joyce
Bloomington & Sussex Indiana University Press & The Harvester Press 1982 0-253-35184-7 / 9780253351845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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18 Bloom, Harold The Breaking of the Vessels
Chicago & London University of Chicago Press 1982 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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19 Brown, John Russell, and Bernard Harris (editors) Elizabethan Poetry
London Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 224 pages (including Index), illustrated. Tanned/dusty edges, in price-clipped dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, light edgewear, a couple of quite short edge tears. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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20 Buitenhuis, Elspeth Robertson Davies
Toronto Forum House Publishing Company 616 1972 First Edition Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 80 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Rubbing, moderate general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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21 Buitenhuis, Peter Hugh MacLennan
Toronto Forum House Publishing Company 583 1971 Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
[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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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22 Calder, Robert Lorin W. Somerset Maugham and the Quest for Freedom
London Heinemann 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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 dust jacket w/soil/smudging to rear panel. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides, Carson, Anne (translator)
23 Carson, Anne (translator) GRIEF LESSONS, Four Plays by Euripides
New York New York Review Books / NYRB 2006 1-59017-180-2 / 9781590171806 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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24 Chernaik, Warren L. The Poetry of Limitation: A Study of Edmund Waller
New Haven & London Yale University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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25 Clever, Glenn (editor) The E.J. Pratt Symposium
Ottawa University of Ottawa Press 1977 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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26 Dahlie, Hallvard Brian Moore
Toronto Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL2 1969 Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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27 Davey, Frank Earle Birney
Copp Clark 1633 1971 First Edition Paperback Very Good to Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
#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; 
Price: 5.70 USD
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28 Davey, Frank Earle Birney
Toronto Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL11 1971 Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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29 David, Jack (editor) Brave New Wave
Black Moss Press 88753 1978 0-88753-051-6 / 9780887530517 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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30 Dix, Carol D.H. Lawrence and Women
London & Basingstoke Macmillan Press 1980 0 333 19731 3 / 9780333197318 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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-clipped flap, impressions, light general wear. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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31 Dunn, Richard J. (ed.) The English Novel, Twentieth Century Criticism, Volume 1: Defoe Through Hardy
Chicago The Swallow Press 1976 0-8040-0742-X / 9780804007429 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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, Thomas Love Peacock, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and many, many others. Black cloth, 202 pages (including bibliography). Bumped corners and light general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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32 Edwards, Thomas R. Jr. This Dark Estate: A Reading of Pope
Berkeley & Los Angeles University of California Press 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 moderately edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket w/sun-darkened spine, short edge tears, moderate general wear. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC and other writings, Eliot, T.S.
33 Eliot, T.S. TO CRITICIZE THE CRITIC and other writings
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1965 1st US edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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34 Farley-Hills, David (editor) ROCHESTER, The Critical Heritage
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1972 0 7100 7157 4 / 9780710071576 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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35 Fetherling, Doug Hugh Garner
Toronto Forum House Publishing Company 619 1972 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
Paperback original. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 80 pages (including Bibliography). Light general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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36 Fiore, Amadeus P. (editor) TH'UPRIGHT HEART AND PURE, Essays on John Milton Commemorating the Tercentenary of the Publication of Paradise Lost
Pittsburgh Duquesne University Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Quarto -- from 9.75" to 12" tall 
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 panel, .5" tear to bottom edge of front panel, small triangular chip from left corner of top edge of front panel. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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37 Gallop, Jane Reading Lacan
Ithaca & London Cornell University Press 1985 0-8014-1585-3 / 9780801415852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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38 Gose, Elliott B., Jr. IMAGINATION INDULGED, The irrational in the nineteenth-century novel
Montreal & London McGill-Queen's University Press Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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 adapting literary forms which predate Romanticism. Even before the end of the eighteenth century, the gothic novelists were beginning to discover intuitively that image patterns, expressive settings, and melodramatic plots offered more scope for self-expression than did the Augustan ideal of a representational and normative picture of human character and action." Examines some of the works of such writers as Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Thomas Hardy, and Joseph Conrad. Blue cloth, 182 pages (including Index). Rubbed dust jacket w/light edgewear. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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39 Gosse, Fayette William Gosse Hay
Melbourne Oxford University Press 1965 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 information on the copyright page. 36 pages (including Select Bibliography), tipped-in frontispiece. Faint ink star on inside back cover, light general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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40 Greenstein, Michael Third Solitudes
Kingston McGill Queen's 1989 0-7735-0675-6 / 9780773506756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"Tradition and Discontinuity in Jewish-Canadian Literature." 232 pages (including Index). Lightly dusted edges. Dust jacket w/light rubbing, light edgewear, mild spine sunning. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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41 Guilhamet, Leon The Sincere Ideal
Montreal & London McGill-Queen's University Press 1974 0 7733 0189 4 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"Studies on Sincerity in Eighteenth-Century Literature." 309 pages (including index). Previous owner's name neatly printed along top edge of front endpaper. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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42 Hecht, Hans ROBERT BURNS The Man and His Work
Glasgow & Edinburgh William Hodge & Company 1950 2nd revised edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 sheet folded once vertically, and displaying as page 1 the 1936 title page (with "Ready January, 1936" and "Price 12/6 net." across top edge); page 2 is an excerpt from the Author's Preface to the English Edition; page 3 is the Contents Page; and, page 4 is the order form. Red cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 301 pages. Includes Appendix -- Heron's 'A Memoir of the Life of the Late Robert Burns', originally published in Edinburgh in 1797 -- bibliography, indices. Slant, wear to corners/spine ends, tanned/dusty edges, off-setting to end papers, previous owner's sticker across top edge of front free end papaper. Order form is unused, w/edgewear, light soil. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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43 Hespelt, E. Herman, et al (editors) An Outline History of Spanish American Literature
New York Appleton-Century-Crofts Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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44 Hoar, Victor Morley Callaghan
Toronto Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL4 1969 Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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45 Howard, Edwin J. Geoffrey Chaucer
New York Twayne Publishers 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 ends/corners, general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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46 Hughes, David J.B. PRIESTLY, An Informal Study of His Work
London Rupert Hart-Davies 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Green cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 226 pages (including A Select Bibliography, Index), frontispiece. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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47 Hughes, Peter George Woodcock
Toronto New Canadian Library/NCL W13/McClelland & Stewart 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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, rubbing, moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. A nice copy. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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48 Hughes, Peter George Woodcock
Toronto New Canadian Library/NCL W13/McClelland & Stewart 1974 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, Huse, Nancy
49 Huse, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
New York Twayne Publishers 1994 0-8057-4515-7 / 9780805745153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 6.65 USD
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Noel Streatfeild, Huse, Nancy
50 Huse, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
New York Twayne Publishers 1994 0-8057-4515-7 / 9780805745153 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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Jewish Themes in English and Polish Culture, Janicka-Swiderska, Irena, Jerzy Jarniewicz, and Adam Sumera (editors)
51 Janicka-Swiderska, Irena, Jerzy Jarniewicz, and Adam Sumera (editors) Jewish Themes in English and Polish Culture
Lodz Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego (University of Lodz) 2000 83-7171-367-3 / 9788371713675 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 and Sumera, Ewa Kozubska, Mary Luckhurst, A. David Moody, and Andrzej Wicher. 196 pages, illustrated. Rubbing, some edgewear, impressions, scratches. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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52 Jay, Paul BEING IN THE TEXT, Self-Representation from Wordsworth to Roland Barthes
Ithaca & London Cornell University Press 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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53 Jones, D.G. BUTTERFLY ON ROCK, A Study of Themes and Images in Canadian Literature
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0-8020-5230-4 / 9780802052308 Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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54 Kogan, Pauline Northrop Frye: The High Priest of Clerical Obscurantism
Montreal Progressive Books & Periodicals 1969 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 wear to corners/edges. A nice unmarked copy of an uncommon item, with no previous owner's names or notations, and no library desecration. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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55 Kramer, Victor A. (editor) AMERICAN CRITICS AT WORK: Examinations of Contemporary Literary Theories
Troy Whitston Publishing Company 1984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 pages (including Notes on Contributors). Light general wear. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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Ulysses and the Irish God, Lang, Frederick K.
56 Lang, Frederick K. Ulysses and the Irish God
Lewisburg/London & Toronto Bucknell University Press / Associated University Presses 1993 0-8387-5150-4 / 9780838751503 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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 cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 317 pages (including notes, works cited, index). A bit of slant, mild wear to corners/spine ends, previous owner's signature/date/notation to front end paper, about 30 pages w/underlining/marginalia, in rubbed dust jacket w/scratches/short edge tears, light chipping to corners/spine ends. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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57 Livesay, Dorothy (compiled by the staff of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, University of Manitoba Libraries THE PAPERS OF DOROTHY LIVESAY, A Research Tool
Winnipeg University of Manitoba Libraries 1986 0-919932-23-1 / 9780919932234 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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58 Louthan, Doniphan THE POETRY OF JOHN DONNE, A Study in Explication
New York Bookman Associates/Twayne Publishers 1951 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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, Appendix, Index, Errata). Light wear to corners/spine ends, tanning, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/sunning to spine. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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59 MacCulloch, Clare The Neglected Genre: The Short Story in Canada
Guelph Alive Press Limited/Alive Books 1973 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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60 MacCurdy, G. Grant Federico García Lorca: Life, Work, and Criticism
Fredericton York Press Ltd. 1986 0-919966-54-3 / 9780919966543 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Primacy of Thought in Poetry, MacDonald, The Right Reverend Alexander
61 MacDonald, The Right Reverend Alexander The Primacy of Thought in Poetry
London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good to Very Good No Jacket Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
An uncommon work containing the title essay, another ("The Place of the Imagination in Literature"), and a selection of MacDonald's poetry. MacDonald was born in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, in 1858, and became bishop of Victoria, B.C. He died in 1941. Blue cloth w/gilt spine lettering, 104 pages. Mild cover soil, moderately worn corners/spine ends, light edge soil, off-setting to end papers, front hinge just beginning to separate at title page. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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62 Mandel, Eli Irving Layton
Toronto Forum House Publishing Company 582 1972 Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
[1969]. A title from the publisher's 'Canadian Writers & their Works' series. 82 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Light general wear. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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63 McNelly, Willis E. (editor) Science Fiction: The Academic Awakening
Shreveport College English Association 1974 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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, Harlan Ellison, John Boyd, Philip K. Dick and Thomas D. Clareson. 59 pages. Light general wear. Most copies are in lousy shape. This one isn't. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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64 Miner, Earl The Metaphysical Mode From Donne to Cowley
Princeton University Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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65 Montgomery, Robert L. THE READER'S EYE, Studies in Didactic Literary Theory from Dante to Tasso
Berkeley University of California Press 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
Beige cloth, 235 pages (including Notes, Bibliography, Index). Lightly foxed edges, in lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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66 Morpurgo, J.E. Master of None
Manchester Carcanet Press 1990 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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67 Nesbitt, Bruce (editor) Earle Birney
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 PEACE: Fiction, 1949-1955, 3) ONE WORLD: Poetry, 1949-1965 , 4) SELECTED POEMS 1940-1966, and 5) WEED BED: New Directions. Birney contributes an epilogue, and he is scathing in some of his responses to those who have had their say about his work. Nesbitt contributes an Introduction. This copy from the library of writer/editor Stan Atherton, and bears his signature in top right corner of front free end paper. Red cloth, 222 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Faint soil to cloth, miniscule corner/spine end wear. Dust jacket w/rubbing, 1/4" tear to bottom left corner of front panel, light corner/spine end wear, light edgewear. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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68 Ngara, Emmanuel ART AND IDEOLOGY IN THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Influence of Marxism in the African Novel
London & Ibadan & Nairobi Heinemann 1985 0-435-91721-8 / 9780435917210 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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69 Ngara, Emmanuel STYLISTIC CRITICISM AND THE AFRICAN NOVEL, A Study of the Language, Art and Content of African Fiction
London & Ibadan & Nairobi Heinemann 1982 0-435-91720-X / 9780435917203 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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70 O'Flaherty, Patrick THE ROCK OBSERVED, Studies in the Literature of Newfoundland
Toronto & Buffalo & London University of Toronto Press 1979 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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71 Patrides, C.A. (editor) APPROACHES TO MARVELL, The York Tercentenary Lectures
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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/silver spine lettering, 354 pages (including Index to Marvell's Poems), illustrated. Bumped corners, in lightly edgeworn dust jacket w/rubbing, slightly sunned spine, short edge tears. 
Price: 12.35 USD
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72 Perkin, J.R.C. (Ed.) THE UNDOING OF BABEL, Watson Kirkconnell, The Man and His Work
Toronto McClelland & Stewart / M&S 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine About Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. Rubbed dust jacket w/moderate edgewear, thin scratches, flaking, mild general wear. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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73 Price, Glanville (editor) The Year's Work in Romance and Celtic Languages and Literatures 1987
London Modern Humanities Research Association (MRHA) Stiff Card Wraps Good to Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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74 Pugh, Anthony R. Balzac's Recurring Characters
Toronto & Buffalo University of Toronto Press 1974 0-8020-5275-4 / 9780802052759 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 some 3,000 characters," and "illuminates the genesis of several novels and sheds totally new light on the validity of the device, by enabling us for the first time to distinguish between examples which belong to the original creative urge, and those introducted during later revisions."; an impressive piece of work, and of more than passing interest to the Balzac student; black cloth w/silver spine lettering, 510 pgs. (including Conclusion, Appendix A: Bibliography; Appendix B: Index of Works by Balzac Discussed; and Appendix C: Index of Recurring Characters); a hint of general wear; price-clipped laminated dj w/pencil initial to inside front flap, faint pencil scribble around it; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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75 Rae, Wesley D. Thomas Lodge
New York Twayne Publishers 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 jacket w/sunned (entirely legible) spine, small triangular chip from top right corner of rear panel, small triangular piece from right edge of rear panel, short edge tears. Dust jacket in protective mylar sleeve. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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76 Rajan, B. Paradise Lost & the Seventeenth Century Reader
London Chatto & Windus 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 rear panel, 1" tear to bottom edge of same, light chipping to corners/spine ends. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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77 Rajan, Balachandra (editor) PARADISE LOST, A Tercentenary Tribute
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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/lightly sunned spine, sunned strip along top edge, impressions to rear panel. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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BABEL, A Journal of Early Modern Studies, Volume II (signed), Reid, Lindsay, Lisa Mullins, Ron Haflidson, and Hugh Samson (editors)
78 Reid, Lindsay, Lisa Mullins, Ron Haflidson, and Hugh Samson (editors) BABEL, A Journal of Early Modern Studies, Volume II (signed)
Halifax The Early Modern Studies Department / University of King's College 2003 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by Two Editors
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 Hobrecker, Katherine E. Ireland, Elizabeth Smith, Christina Van Herk, and Katie Woodside. This copy signed by editors Samson and Reid, on title page. 145 pages, including a select chronology of events. Light general wear. Internally tight and clean. Uncommon. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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79 Reinhold, Meyer PAST AND PRESENT, The Continuity of Classical Myths
Toronto Hakkert 1972 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall Anna Held Audette 
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; 
Price: 9.50 USD
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80 Rosenthal, M.L. A Primer of Ezra Pound
New York Universal Library/Grosset & Dunlap 1966 1st Universal Library edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall 
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 poetry springs." 56 pages (including Selected Bibliography). Light edgewear, previous owner's name. Internally tight and clean. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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81 Seronsy, Cecil Samuel Daniel
New York Twayne Publishers 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 sleeve. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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Milton Studies I, Simmonds, James D. (editor)
82 Simmonds, James D. (editor) Milton Studies I
University of Pittsburgh Press 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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83 Slusser, George Edgar The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin (LeGuin)
San Bernardino Borgo Press 1976 0-87877-205-7 / 9780878772056 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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84 Smith, Eric SOME VERSIONS OF THE FALL, The Myth of the Fall of Man in English Literature
London Croom Helm 1973 0-85664-081-6 / 9780856640810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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85 Spettigue, Douglas O. Frederick Philip Grove
Toronto Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL3 1969 Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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THE COMIC ART OF LAURENCE STERNE, Convention and Innovation in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey, Stedmond, John M.
86 Stedmond, John M. THE COMIC ART OF LAURENCE STERNE, Convention and Innovation in Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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 corners/spine ends, tiny soil mark (about the head of a match) to page 63. Rubbed and price-clipped dj w/moderate corner/spine end wear, 1/4" tear to bottom edge of rear panel; 
Price: 19.00 USD
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JOHN DONNE'S LYRICS, The Eloquence of Action, Stein, Arnold
87 Stein, Arnold JOHN DONNE'S LYRICS, The Eloquence of Action
Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 11.88 USD
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88 Steinberg, Erwin R. The Stream of Consciousness and Beyond in Ulysses
Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh Press 1973 0-8229-3245-8 / 9780822932451 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
"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. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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89 Stich, K.P. The Duncan Campbell Scott Symposium
Ottawa University of Ottawa Press 1980 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 9.03 USD
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90 Stratford, Philip Marie-Claire Blais
Coles 607 Paperback Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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; 
Price: 7.13 USD
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91 Summers, Joseph H. The Heirs of Donne and Jonson
London Chatto & Windus 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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92 Thomas, Clara Margaret Laurence
Toronto New Canadian Library/NCL W3/McClelland & Stewart 1971 2nd printing Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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93 Tierney, Frank M. (editor) The Isabella Valancy Crawford Symposium
Ottawa University of Ottawa Press 1979 First Edition Stiff Card Wraps Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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94 Trotter, David THE MAKING OF THE READER, Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry
London & Basingstoke Macmillan 1984 0 333 30632 5 / 9780333306321 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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95 White, Andrew Thomas Mann
Grove Press/Evergreen Pilot EP31 1965 1st Evergreen Pilot edition Paperback Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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96 Williamson, Jack H.G. WELLS, Critic of Progress
Baltimore The Mirage Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library Small Octavo -- from 7¾" to 9¾" Tall 
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 Brunswick copy w/discard stamp and a few of the usual librarian's desecrations. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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97 Wilson, Angus THE WILD GARDEN, or Speaking of Writing
London Secker & Warburg 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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98 Wilson, Milton E.J. Pratt
Toronto New Canadian Library/NCL W2/McClelland & Stewart 1969 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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99 Wilson, Professor Essays Critical and Imaginative, Vol. III
Edinburgh & London William Blackwood and Sons 1857 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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100 Woodcock, George Hugh MacLennan
Toronto Copp Clark Publishing Company SCL5 1969 Paperback Near Fine Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 6.18 USD
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101 Woodcock, George (ed.) Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1973 Reprint Stiff Card Wraps About Very Good Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall 
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. 
Price: 8.08 USD
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102 Woodcock, George (ed.) The Canadian Novel in the Twentieth Century, Essays From Canadian Literature
New Canadian Library N115 1975 First Edition Paperback Very Good Duodecimo -- from 6.75" to 7.75" tall Signed by General Editor
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, Jack Ludwig, Ethel Wilson, Michael Ondaatje, and many others. A bit of spine roll, reading creases to spine, diagonal crease to left edge of lower portion of front cover, lightly sunned spine. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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103 Woodcock, George (editor) Malcolm Lowry: The Man and His Work
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1971 Paperback About Very Good Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75" 
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. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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