Category: General (English Language)


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On Earth as it is on Heaven

By: Heighton, Steven

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Erin, The Porcupine's Quill, 1995

236pp. An almost as new copy, appears unread. Signed by Heighton on title page: "For Inara Steven Heighton Oct 14 95" "One of the best books produced by a Canadian writer in a decade or more." (Vancouver Sun) "Heighton writes convincingly - switching smoothly between lyricism and the erotic, between grandeur and an elegiac mood. He can carve out a scene of beauty in a few words, but is also able to realize the unremarkable with a vivifying simpl... View more info

Rites, A Guatemalan Boyhood

By: Perera, Victor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch, 1986

194pp. A very good, clean, tight, bright, almost as new copy. "Rites packs a lot into a relatively small space. It balances many themes simultaneously-- the insanity of some of Latin America's cruelest dictators; Jewish life in isolated corners of the world; and Latin America's spicy, colorful blend of Spanish and indigenous cultures--without ever delving into trivia or sappiness. Even more importantly, it tells a universal story of a boy trying to define the mean... View more info

Rivers Among Rocks

By: Gustafson, Ralph

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Limited, 1960

Unpaginated with 43 poems. Wrapper or dj. part of spine. "French flaps" Some very mild ageing to spine, otherwise covers white and clean. Interior, very good + , bright and tight. Attractively illustrated by Frank Newfeld. "his transformation as a poet is clearly observable in Rivers among rocks (1960), which was the first of his books to be published in Canada, and in some ways the real beginning of his accomplishments. (B. Whiteman) "-- lyrical bl... View more info

Shooting the Stars

By: Metcalf, John

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Erin, Porcupine's Quill, 1993

252pp Signed by author "For Inara - with all good wishes John Metcalf" Except for a very small almost unnoticed crease lower rear panel, a very good, clean, bright tight shiny copy. Metcalf is master of the comic caricature: a few salient physical details crowned by a sampling of the character's speech." (Michael Darling) View more info

Soviet Army Uniforms 1961

By: War Office

Price: $18.00

Publisher: (London), War Office, 1961

91 pp. A very good, bright, tight copy. with a clean, ostensibly military library stamp on ffe. " The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide all units and intelligence staffs with the means for quick and accurate identification of Soviet Army troops." Numerous full page colour illustrations of uniforms with additional colour and b&w illustrations of insignia and decorations. View more info

Stalin's Carnival

By: Heighton, Steven

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Kingston, Quarry Press, 1989

Inscription: Signed by Author

96 p. New Canadian Poets Series. An atractive, almost as new copy signed by the author on the ffe. "For Inara Steven Heighton Oct/14 95" Book won the the Lampert Award for best first book of poetry. Heioghton has subsequently received many more awards for his writing. "Heighton transforms the rhetoric of dictatorship into poetic occasions; his Stalin "carves from the body of the world an order hewn in his own image." In the book's final section --... View more info

Teen Angel

By: Millers, Reinhold

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Echo Publishers, 1971

Inscription: Signed by Author

296pp. In Eglish. Without the outer b&w dj. Inner dj. has a small clear tape mend at top of spine, some small discolouration at base of spine, otherwise a clean, bright, tight copy. A psychological study of a one sided love affair, on the restraints of a young man's inhibition in the late sixties. Set in New York. "Darbiba norisinas Nujorka, latviesu jaunatnes vide, kaut latviskums nav minets un visiem dalibniekiem nelatviski vardi." (H. Lejins) Author's signe... View more info

The Bass Saxaphone

By: Skvorecky, Joseph

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Toronto, Lester Orpen & Denys, 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

186pp. Price sticker on bottom back cover, else a very good, clean, tight copy Signed by Skvorecky on the half title: " To Inara cordially Joseph Skvorecky 13.10.95 Toronto," Translated by Kaca Polackova-Henly" These two humane and passionate stories--- brilliantly evoke the comedy and sadness of life under the Nazis and the Soviets."(Publisher) "Superlative, greatly moving --- These are luminous novellas --- fabulous" (New York Times Book Revie... View more info

The Ecstasy of Skeptics

By: Heighton, Steven

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Concord On., House of Anansi Press, 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

107pp. A fresh, bright, tight, almost as new copy signed by the author on the half title. " For Inara, At Harbourfront, All best, Steven Heighton Oct. 14/95" "A sensitively conceived collection strong in poetic form, lyricism and emotion - a virtuoso performance. Governor General's Award Jury citation " View more info

The Huron Indians 1615-1649

By: Tooker, Elisabeth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Midland, Huronia Historical Development Council, 1967

183pp. A very good, clean, tight copy. Extensive references. Published by the Huronia Historical Development Council and the Ontario Department of Education through the co-operation of The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. "we are able to see --- the ammount of information available concerning different aspects of Huron Culture --- The Huron League -- surrouinding tribes -- travel and intertribal relations--material culture-- settlement patterns and subsiste... View more info

The Stubborn Particulars of Grace

By: Wallace, Bronwen

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc, 1987

112pp. Almost as new. "Wallace was heavily influenced by Al Purdy, whose example taught her to structure poems as narratives instead of lyrics. Her intention was to organize poems the way women get together to tell stories. Story, for Wallace, was never complete but achieved its meaning through cumulative effect." (O.U.P.) View more info

Time Exile

By: Millers, Reinhold

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Echo Publishers West, 1972

157pp. All intact without chips but somewhat worn and creased Dj. enclosed in attractive mylar protector, small signiature on ffe. else a very good, clean, tight copy. "Psychological" time travel Sci -Fi novel. Generous book jacket introduction by the notable Latvian historian Edgars Andersons. View more info

When Day Is Done

By: Guest, Alfred A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Reilly & Lee Co, 1921

Inscription: Signed by Author

191pp. A very good, clean, tight copy with very slight wear. Paper shows light ageing. Signed by the author on the half title. " Sincerely Yours Edgar A Guest. July 1921" "sentimental, optimistic poems" "Shunned by "those highbrow, longhair intellectual critics and writers," Guest followed a clear and simple formula to journalistic success: "I take simple everyday things that happen to me and I figure it happens to a lot of other people ... View more info

Wilderness Tips

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

247pp. Previous ownership and date on ffe., otherwise an atractive clean bright tight almost as new copy. Signed by author "Margaret Atwood" on title page under name. "Her writing here is darkly comic, witty, profound, and remarkable. She captures in each story that fleeting moment in time when someone's life has changed unalterably."(Maclen - Amazon) View more info