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The Owl In The Tree

By: Thwaite, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003874

Condition: Very Good +


59pp. Dj very good, light fading to spine, priceclipped. Bookplate on ffe and neatly inscribed acquisition information on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy.Thwaite ... literary executor to Philip Larkin--- but Thwaite’s poems roam more widely than Larkin’s did; his work spans millennia, several continents and dozens of people’s perspectives.-- The Owl in the Tree ( author's second book), is concerned with a very English type of domesticity. Some ... View more info

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Selected Poems

By: Vacietis, Ojars

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1979

Seller ID: 002605

Condition: Very Good


125pp. Translated from the Latvian by Ruth Speirs. "The poems accquaint the reader with some of Vacietis favourite themes - respect for and love of nature; condemnation of complacency, hipocrisy and artificiality... Spiers achieves a good compromise....remaining true to the original while creating an esthetically pleasing poem." View more info

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The Singing Revolution How Culture Saved a Nation

By: Vesilind, Priit; Tusty, James; Tusty Maureen

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Tallinn, Varrak: 2008

Seller ID: 003093

Condition: Fine


178pp. Photographs. Fine. "In Estonia song was the weapon of choice when the Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution tells the moving story of a people's non-violent and dramatic march to regain their freedom--while helping to topple an empire along the way. Based on the acclaimed film, and written by noted National Geographic author Priit Vesilind with filmmakers James and Maureen Tusty. Includes more than 150 ph... View more info

Selected Poems

By: Viirlaid, Arved

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Lyre Press: 2001

Seller ID: 000501

Condition: Very Good +


Selected and translated from the Estonian by T.E. Moks and R.W. Stedingh "Selected Poems is a worthy contribution to the other canon of Estonian literature: the one that, despite its inevitable halts and casualties, still, brick by brick, goes on building the image of Estonian literary culture in the eyes of the world" (J. Talvet) View more info

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A Life's Journey: Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia

By: Vitols Dixon, Nadine

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis: 2005

Seller ID: 001480

Condition: Almost As New


227pp. Photographs. Almost as new. Biography of Latvia's President, VVF. Includes bibliography and chronology. As a psychology professor, psycholinguist and Latvian folklorist VVF had already established an impressive reputation before her return to Latvia. After the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, Latvia along with the two other Baltic nations, Lithuania and Estonia, saw an opportunity to break free and declared independence.Seven Years later, V... View more info

A Sussex Garland A Nostakgic and Lighthearted Collection of Rhymes, Recollections and Recipes of the Sussex Year

By: Wales, Tony

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Godfrey Cave Associates: 1979

Seller ID: 000968

Condition: Almost As New


126pp. Atrractive price-clipped dj. enclosed in mylar protector. Gift inscription on ffe, else an almost as new copy. " A Sussex Garland-- moves through the traditional Sussex year, recording the old customs, listening to family reminiscences of the not always so good old days --- offering a wide range of time honoured Sussex recipes" Late nineteenth and early twentieth century contemporary photographs, picture postcards--- 110 photographs and drawings"... View more info

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10 Lessons In Autobiography

By: Whiteman, Bruce

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Guelph, Gryphon Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003885

Condition: Fine


[14] pamphlet Fine. Sewn with thread.. Signed by the author. Limmited edion of 110 copies this being #62 . "My songs cease, I abandon them, From behind the screen where I hid I advance personally soley to you." Whiteman. 10 meditations on autobiography by the author. Very light item. Shipped at cost. View more info

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The Sun At Your Thighs The Moon At Your Lips

By: Whiteman, Bruce

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Willowdale On., Pireus Press: 1978

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003886

Condition: Almost As New


Almost as new . An attractive copy. A Canadian small press publication. A signed and numbered copy: 90/300. Whiteman, former Canadian rare books librarian, literary critic, reviewer and poet has a number of attractively printed small books such as this to his credit. Smaller lighter items mailed at below standardised rate. pgs View more info

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Symptoms of Loss Poems

By: Williams, Hugo

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003871

Condition: Very Good +


44pp. Very good, clean dj.j. shows some light wear to spine and extremities. Previous owner's bookplate on ffe. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, bright copy. Author has won numerous awards starting with his first book.. Over the decades William has written " open, deceptively simplistic poems that blend a civilised, charming narrative style with the often sensational vicissitudes of human relations... his first collection, Sy... View more info

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Sugar Daddy

By: Williams, Hugo

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003875

Condition: Very Good +


55pp. Dj shows some light edgewear with a light crease to inner flap. Acquisition information neatly inscribed on t.p.. Else a very good, clean, bright, tight copy. By the time of his second collection, Sugar Daddy , Williams' mature poetic voice seemed fully established, with familial, domestic concerns and matters of the heart providing the raw material for a wide-eyed lyricism, and candour replacing the safety net of irony ---Sugar Daddy also indulged a taste for d... View more info

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The Dream Animal

By: Wright, Charles

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Toronto, House of Anansi: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003878

Condition: Very Good +


39pp. Dark blue cloth covers with very light rubbing to spine tips ---- but as bookseller Simon Temple has observed, the very scarce hardcover issue has a redish stain to the front free endpaper.... here in this case -- it is at the top right corner of the endpaper. . Please note the price inscriptions on the ffe. ( see jpg.). Else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy Eventual Pulitzer prize winner and U.S. Poet Lauriate's first book of poems .... published i... View more info

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Western Time A Traditional Poem

By: Wright, Keith

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003905

Condition: Very Good +


43 + [1] pp. A very good, clean dj. Bookplate on ffe., acquisition info. discreetly inscribed on t.p. else a very good, clean, tight, unmarked copy. "A new mythology haunts modern literature; it comprises of myths of such outsiders as the sexual pervert, the wandering rebel, the lonely artist, and the socially deprived. Certain of these myths appear in Western Time where they are given the aesthetic unity of a long poem. The general theme is the problem of regeneration-... View more info

The Religious Philosophy of JANIS RAINIS Latvian Poet

By: Ziedonis, Arvids

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Waverly, Latvju Gramata: 1969

Seller ID: 000603

Condition: Very Good +


344pp. Bibliography, Index. ".... religious philosophy of Janis Rainis which is contemporary or even ahead of our day... developed from Latvian mythology and folk song poetry .... and from Christianity and other major world religions..." View more info

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Flowers of Ice

By: Ziedonis, Imants

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Toronto, Exile Editions: 1987

Seller ID: 002832

Condition: Very Good +


127pp. Almost as new. Banuta's and Baiba's Rubess prose tranlations transformed into poetry by Barry Callaghan. Introduction by John Montague. " ... Not only in Latvia but throughout the Soviet Union (Ziedonis) is the most modern literary figure from his era ... he is not superficially avant-garde; he is deep, and philosophically great in his prose poems, the epiphanies... he is one of the very best poets and so, one of my favourite poets anywherere." ( Andrei Voznes... View more info

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The Ore A Northern Legend in Seven Scenes

By: Ziverts, Martins

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Sala Press: 1968

Seller ID: 000359

Condition: Very Good


122pp. Card wraps with dj. lower back panel shoes some slight wear.Translated by Alfreds Straumanis. Ziverts, a leading Latvian emigree playwright is "very much concerned with ... psychological, social and political problems"... notable for his "poetic imagery, swift repartees, biting irony." View more info