Category: Literary Criticism


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PARADISE LOST, A Tercentenary Tribute

By: Rajan, Balachandra (editor)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1969

Edition: First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

"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

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,

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

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