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181 FORSTER, E.M.) GARDNER, Philip (ed.) Journals and Diaries of E.M. Forster. in three volumes
Pickering & Chatto, London, 2011, ISBN:9781848931145 
(FORSTER, E.M.). The Journals and Diaries of E.M. Forster. London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011. Pp (6),vii-xxxii,(1),1-242,(12); (6),1-260,(6); (6),1-311,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering and maroon panels to spines. In The Pickering Masters series. Contents: Vol. 1. General Introduction ; Normandy Journal (1895) ; Journal (1898) ; Journal (1899) ; Journal (1900) ; Trip to Switzerland and italy (1901) ; Mediterranean Journal (1903-9). Vol. 2. The 'Locked Diary' (1909-67). Vol. 3. Stisted (1910) ; Belfast Journal (1912) ; 'Incidents of War' Memoir, Alexandria (1915-17) ; Journal (1925) ; Africa Journal (1929) ; French Itinerary (1931) ; America Journal (1947 and 1949) ; Journal (1950) ; Journal (1952) ; 'Travel Journal, France (1953) ; 'Travel Journal, Portugal (1953) ; Loose Diary Pages (1954 and 1955) ; Trip to France (1955) ; Hellenic Cruise (1956) ; 'Trip to Australia (1957) ; Journal (1958) ; Trip to 'Italy Diary (possibly 1962) ; Journal (1964) ; 'West Hackhurst: A surrey ramble' ; Index. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Some smudging to cloth, else very good. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his pencilled notes to edpapers and margins throughout. Theset for 150.00 $150.00

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182 FORTIN, Jutta Emma. Chiasma, 16. Methods in Madness : Control Mechanisms in the French Fantastic. First Edition, Paperback.
Rodopi, Amsterdam, New York, 2005, ISBN:9042016566 
FORTIN, Jutta Emma. Methods in Madness : Control Mechanisms in the French Fantastic. (Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2005). First Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-148. 8vo, illustrated purple card covers with yellow spine, yellow lettering to front cover, purple lettering to spine. Chiasma, number 16. Series editor: Michael Bishop [of Halifax]. "The language of the fantastic left its mark upon many different thinkers in 19th-century Europe. Marx's comparison of consumer goods to fetish objects, works by Villiers de l'Isle Adam or other novelists about machines that assume lives of their own, or the diagnoses of psychological illness offered by doctors in Maupassant's tales all blur the lines between scientific description and beliefs in the magical. Building upon a wealth of critical studies devoted to the fantastic and upon Freud's theory of the unconscious, Jutta Fortin proposes that many classic stories of the fantastic undermine basic psychological mechanisms that are designed to heol their users cope with shocking to disturbing events. By defining five of these defence mechanisms, and analysing stories by eight writers that both illustrate and subvert such mechanisms, Dr Fortin offers provocative reasons why fantastic stories appealed to those readers who wished to better understand human motivations." - from rear. Contents: Introduction: History and Theories of the Fantastic -- The Fantastic and PsychologicalDefence -- Outline. 1. Fetishization: Fetishization and the Fantastic -- B alzac's "Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" -- Maupassant's "La Chevelure" -- Gautier's "Le Pied de momie". 2. Projection: Projection and the Fantastic -- The Uncanny -- Sand's "La Fee aux gros yeux" -- George Sand and Idealism -- Merimee's "Carmen". 3. Intelectualization: Intellectualization and the Fantastic -- Merimee's "La Venus d'Ille" -- Merimee's "Carmen". 4. Mechanization: Mechanization and the Fantastic -- Hoffmann's "Der Sandmann" -- Villiers del'Isle-Adam's "L'Eve future" -- The Mechanical Monster. 5. Compulsion: Com puilsion and the Fantastic -- Maupassant's "Madame Hermet" -- Maupassant's "Fou". With conclusion and bibliography. Very good. 40.00

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183 FRANCE, Anatole AUSTEN, John ALLINSON, Alfred, trans. Gods Are Athirst. 1st thus no dj
FRANCE, Anatole. The Gods Are Athirst. Translated by Alfred Allinson with illustrations by John Austen. L.: John Lane The Bodley Head / N.Y.: Dodd, Mead and Co., (1928). Lg 8vo, black cloth. Light wear, else vg. 40.00

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Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. Limited Edition in slipcase.  signed., FRANCE, Anatole HEARN, Lafcadio (translated by) ROSENBACH, A. S. W. (introduction by) SAUVAGE, Sylvain
184 FRANCE, Anatole HEARN, Lafcadio (translated by) ROSENBACH, A. S. W. (introduction by) SAUVAGE, Sylvain Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. Limited Edition in slipcase. signed.
Limited Editions Club, New York, 1937, 
FRANCE, Anatole. The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard. Translated by Lafcadio Hearn, with an introduction by A. S. W. Rosenbach, and illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. New York : The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Pp. 190, colour frontispiece, + 8 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 4to, decorated green boardswith gilt lettering to front and spine, in forest green slipcase with pape r title block to spine. Of this edition of The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard, fifteen hundred copies have been made for the members of the Limited Editions Club. This copy is number 1368 and it is signed by the illustrator. The first successful novel by the prominent French writer, whose protagonist - like its author - "had a virulent case of bibliomania". Very good in nickedslipcase. Signed by the illustrator on the final leaf. 75.00

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Anfruhr der Engel.  in dj, in slipcase.  signed.  ltd ed.  with print., FRANCE, Anatole LEONHARD, Rudolf (ubertragen) EISLER, Georg MAYER, Hans (nachwort)
185 FRANCE, Anatole LEONHARD, Rudolf (ubertragen) EISLER, Georg MAYER, Hans (nachwort) Anfruhr der Engel. in dj, in slipcase. signed. ltd ed. with print.
Paul Zsolnay Verlag GmbH / Büchergilde Gutenburg, Wien, 1983, ISBN:3763228497 
(EISLER, Georg) FRANCE, Anatole. Anfruhr der Engel . Ins Deutsche übertragen von Rudolf Leonhard. Durchgesehene Fassung Alexandra Auer. Mit einem Nachowrt von Hans Mayer und achtunddreißig Bildren von Georg Eisler. Verlgt vonder Büchergilde Gutenburg im Jahre 1983. (Wien: Paul Zsolnay Verlag GmbH / Büchergilde Gutenburg), 1983. Pp. [1]-285,(3). Illustrated. 8vo, blue clot h with white lettered red title block to spine, with blue ribbon place-marker in plain red paper covered slipcase. [Dieses Buch ist Nr. 30 von 125 Kopien]. A translated copy of France's "Revolt of the Angels", wonderfully illustrated with several of Austrian artist Georg Eisler's engravings. Includes an engraved, hand-numbered and signed portrait print of France by Eisler laid in at front, and is supplemented by an original pencilled sketch of a devilish looking figure, also signed by Eisler, on the half-title. Numberedand signed by Eisler on the colophon. Vg in very lightly rubbed (to spine) dj. In slipcase. 200.00

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186 FRANCE, Anatole PLEIADE BANCQUART, Marie-Claire Oeuvres I. in dj
Bibliothéque de la Pleiade, 1984, 
FRANCE, Anatole. Oeuvres. I. Édition établie, présentée et annotée par Marie-Claire Bancquart. [Paris]: Gallimard / (Bibliothéque de la Pleiade, 1984). Pp. 1469. Text in French. Small 8vo, brown leather, green title block with gilt to spine, ribbon marker, top edge dyed orange. Vg in dj. 50.00

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187 FRASER, Alexander Clan Fraser in Canada : Souvenir of the First Annual Gathering, Toronto, May 5th, 1894, First Edition
Mail Job Printing Co., Toronto, 1895, 
FRASER, Alexander, (Mac-Fhionnlaidh). The Clan Fraser in Canada : Souvenir of the First Annual Gathering, Toronto, May 5th, 1894. Toronto : Mail Job Printing Co., 1895. First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-112,+ 1 folding plate. Text Illustrations. 8vo, blue pressed cloth, silver lettering to front board, witha blank spine, all edges dyed red. Cntents : Introduction; France's Highla nders; Seventy-First Regiment; Fraser De Berry's Organization; Formation ofthe Clan Fraser in Canada; First Annual Clan Dinner; Toast of "The Clan," containing references to : Origin of the Clan, Change of Surnames; Origin of the Name "Fraser" The Norman-French Theory; Mr. Skene's Position Criticised; The Bond between Lord Lovat and the Marquis de la Frezeliere; Scottish Origin of the Name; Mr. Homer Dixon's Argument; The Frasers in the Lowlands; The Clan Fraser Established in the Highlands; Succession of the Chiefs; Alexander of Beaufort; Succession of the Strichen Family; A Curious Prediction; Reply to the Toast; A Guest Honored; Tcast of "The Clan in Canada."; "Distinguished Clansmen"; In Art; In Science; In Literature; In Theology; In War; Iti Politics; Organization of the Clan; Georgina Fraser-Newhall; Fraser's Drinking Song ; Simon Fraser, Discoverer of the Fraser River; Simon Lord Lovat, Beheaded on Tower Hill; Brigadier Simon Fraser; Si-i-ond Annual Dinner; Constitution and By-laws of the Clan; List of Officers. Illustrations: Frontispiece Armorial Bearings of the Clan; Menu and Toast List Card; Al exander Fraser (MacFhionnlaidh); Robert Lovat Fraser; Ex-Mayor John Fraser;William A. Fraser; Georgina Fraser-Newhall; Simon, Fourteenth Lord Lovat; Brigadier Simon Fraser. Rubbed, light edgewear, minor waterstain to fore-edge of last few leaves, else very good. 100.00

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188 FRÉMON, Jean NOEL, Bernard. Le double jeu du tu.
édition fata morgana, 1977, 
FRÉMON, Jean, et Bernard NOEL. Le double jeu du tu. édition fata morgana, (1977). First Trade Edition. Pp [1]-[118],(10). 8vo, printed yellow card covers, French flaps. The fifth volume in the series le grand pal. Limited to 1000 copies. Jean Frémon is a French writer. Bernard Noël is a French writer and poet, born in 1930. Wear to top spine, else very good. From the library of Canadian poet and critic Michael Bishop. 22.00

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189 FRENAUD, Andre PINGAUD, Bernard) Notre Inhabilete Fatale : Entretiens avec Bernard Pingaud. signed.
Gallimard, Paris, 1979, 
FRÉNAUD, André. Notre Inhabileté Fatale : Entretiens avec Bernard Pingaud. [Paris]: Gallimard, (1979). Pp. (10),[11]-267,(5). 8vo, printed white card covers with black and red lettering to front and spine. A collection of interviews with the French novelist/essayist. Text in French. Some wear to outer hinges, much indecipherable inked marginalia throughout, else good. Signed and inscribed by Frénaud on the half-title, to Michael Bishop. 30.00

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190 FRÉNAUD, André). Sud : Revue litéraire bimestrielle. 11e année. André Frénaud
Sud, Marseille , 1981, ISBN:2864460122 
(FRÉNAUD, André). Sud : Revue litéraire bimestrielle. 11e année. André Frénaud. (Marseille : Sud, 1981). Pp 1-324,(4). 8vo, pale green card covers, printed in red and black. This issue of the review Sud presents papers dealing with André Frénud. Text in French. André Frénaud (1907-1993) was one ofthe most important French poets of the second half of the twentieth centur y, successors of the surrealist movement. Gift inscription, else very good. 30.00

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191 FRÉNAUD, André). LITTLE, Roger. André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le vide
Sud, Marseille, 1989, ISBN:2864461093 
(FRÉNAUD, André). LITTLE, Roger. André Frénaud : Entre l'interrogation et le vide. (Marseille) : Sud, (1989). First Edition. Pp (6),7-264,(4). 8vo, white card covers, red and black lettering to front board, black lettering tospine and rear board. Contents : Introduction: Parcours initiatique. Eaux- mères d'une épopée moderne – I. Les longs poèmes 1941-1953. Eaux-mères d'une épopée moderne – II. Les longs poèmes 1958-1980. Une voix plurielle. Une poètique de l'être... et du néant. La négativité conquérante. L'art, miroirde l'homme. Une poèsie inquiète. Very good. From the library of Canadian p oet and scholar Michael Bishop, with his signature. 60.00

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192 FRÉNAUD, André. Depuis toujours déjà : poèmes 1953-1968
NRF Gallimard, Paris, 1970, 
FRÉNAUD, André. Depuis toujours déjà : poèmes 1953-1968. [Paris] : nrf, Gallimard, (1970). Limited , Numbered Trade Edition. Pp (8),9-133,(7). 8vo, pale yellow card covers, french flaps, red and black lettering and borders toboards and spine. Wear to spine ends, short tear to top spine, name, else very good. From the library of Canadian poet Michael Bishop, with Prof. Bishop's marginal markings throughout / De la bibliothèque de poète canadien Michael Bishop, avec les taches marginales du Prof. Bishop partout. 30.00

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193 FRÉNAUD, André. La Fainte Face : poèmes
NRF Gallimard, Paris, 1985, ISBN:2070323099 
FRÉNAUD, André. La Fainte Face : poèmes. [Paris] : nrf, Gallimard, (1985). Pp (8),7-[282],(4). Sm 8vo (pocketbook), white card covers, red and black lettering and photos to boards and spine. A very good copy. Inscribed by theauthor to Canadian poet, Michael Bishop. / Inscrit par l'auteur à le poète canadien, Michael Bishop 30.00

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Théatre de Berquin.  new ed. , French Drama] STAAL, G.
194 French Drama] STAAL, G. Théatre de Berquin. new ed.
Garnier Fréres, 0, 
[French Drama]. Théatre de Berquin. Nouvelle Édition. Illustré de Nombreuses Vignettes Dessinées par G. Staal. Paris: Garnier Fréres, [ca. 1870]. Pp 513. 8vo, full calf, gilt and tooled, a.e.g. Heavily rubbed with wear to extremities, a few spots of soiling, light foxing to first 10 pages, presentation bookplate, else vg. 50.00

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195 FRIEDMAN, Lionel J. Mediaeval Academy of America, publication number 68 Text and Iconography for Joinville's Credo
Mediaeval Academy of America, Cambridge, MA, 1958, 
FRIEDMAN, Lionel J. Text and Iconography for Joinville's Credo . Cambridge,MA: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1958. Pp. (14),1-82,(1), +23 p. of p lates at rear. Illustrated. Large 8vo, black cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to front and spine. The Mediaeval Academy of America, publication number 68. A bit musty, boards faintly dusty, name inked totitle page, personal acquisition note to contents page, else vg. 50.00

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196 FROMENT, Eugène REBEK, Kathleen FROMENT, Eugène) Story of a Round Loaf
Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979, ISBN:0138508348 
FROMENT, Eugène. The Story of a Round Loaf. Illustrations adapted by Kathleen Rebek. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1979). Pp. 62. Square8vo, brown faux leather, decorative black borders to front and rear covers , gilt titles to front and spine. A delightful children's story about the adventures of a young boy on his way to deliver a loaf of bread. Based on the original story and illustrations by Froment, a wood engraver who lived and worked in France from 1844 to 1900. Vg. 25.00

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197 FRY, Roger) SUTTON, Denys, edited with an introduction by) Letters of Roger Fry. 2 volumes.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1972, ISBN:0701115998 
(FRY, Roger). The Letters of Roger Fry. Edited and with an introductiion byDenys Sutton. IN TWO VOLUMES. London: Chatto & Windus, 1972. First Printin g. I: Pp. (6),vii-xviii,1-364, portrait frontispiece, + 16 p. of black and white plates. II. Pp. (4),v-viii,(2),367-787,(1), portrait frontispiece, + 24 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spines. "This two-volume selection of Fry's letters throws a great deal of light on many aspects of artistic and literary life in England,the United States and France. For Fry had numerous and close contacts with writers as well as painters and designers, was the founder of the renowned Omega Workshops, designed his own house as well as sets for plays, and tra nslated the poems of Mallarmé into English. All the time he went on with his painting, and wrote copiously for the leading art journals, especially the Burlington Magazine. In his private life he suffered greatly when his wife Helen, whom he dearly loved, became insane. But, as these letters show, he overcame this tragedy, and the outstanding quality of the later letters is their serenity. Fry had various loves, one of them for a long time being the painter Vanessa Bell. His intimate friends thus included her sister Virginia Woolf, and it was she who wrote the official biography of him which was published in 1940." - from the dust jacket. Very good in edgeworn, price-clipped dust jackets. Ex-libris Bloomsbury Group scholar S.P. Rosenbaum, with his pencilled marginalia. The set for 50.00

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198 G.W.V.A. of Newfoundland) HUNT, Margaret WINTER, J.A. TAIT, R.H. Veteran, The 12:3, December 1938
Veteran, 1938, 
G.W.V.A. of Newfoundland. The Veteran, Volume 12, Number 3, December 1938. Official Organ of the Great War Veteran's Association of Newfoundland, (Incorporated). [St. John's]: The Veteran / G.W.V.A, 1938. Pp. (6),[1]-108,(4),+ 2 p. of advertising plates. Illustrated. Double column. 8vo, illustrated purple wraps with white spine. Includes: Capt. L.C. Murphy's "The Memories Christmas Brings", Hon. J.A. Winter's "A Visit to Newfoundland's War Memor ials in France and Belgium", W.R. Dawe's "Thoughts on Christmas in the R.N.R.", Ethel Weir's "The War Memorial", Rev. Richard T. McGrath's "'Tis Christmas in Your Hearts", Rev. J.E. Bell's "Even Unto Bethlehem", Ike Newell's "Moments in Mood", N.I. Sholto-Douglas's "Christmas on a South African Farm", Lieut. M.J. Nugent's "A Voyage at Christmas", Capt. E.F. Brayham's "The Empire's Decorative Timbers", John Cater's "Fishing and Shooting", Charles Dickens's "Some Reflections of Christmas", Captain R.G. Griffith's "In the Birthplace of Christmas", Robert M. MacDonald's "Unexpected Christmas Dinner in New South Wales", J.D. Clayton's "Jungle Kultur: Black and White", W.A. Munn's "Commemorate Our Heroes", Basil Fuller's "Christmas Flies to the Arctic" and "Christmas Trees", D.L.I.'s "A Christmas Fantasy", Major R.H. Tait's "Christmas Reminiscences, 1914-1918", Lieut.-General Sir W.R. Marshall's "The Advance from Cape Helles", T.A. Raman's "Curative Magic in India", Roland D. Doane's "The Flying Headsman", S.J. Cantor's "If Australia Were Europe", D.M. Berry's "Soldier and Sailor, Too", Margaret Hunt's "And So Came Christmas", Capt. D.C.T. Bennett's "Across the Atlantic in the Imperial Airways Liner Mercury", Capt. Alex Scott's "Fatigues", and Cantor's "War Is Like That". Rubbed, rust stains near staples, rear cover creased, spine ends nicked, else vg. For the issue. 90.00

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199 GADDA, Carlo Emilio. WEAVER, William. That Awful Mess on Via Merulana : A novel. First U.S. Edition in dustjacket
George Braziller, New York, 1965, 
GADDA, Carlo Emilio. That Awful Mess on Via Merulana : A novel. Translated from the Italian and with an Introduction by William Weaver. New York : George Braziller, (1965). First American Printng. Pp (4),v-xi,(3),3-388. 8vo, blue cloth, white and purple lettering to spine, top edge dyed purple. Verygoood in rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 100.00 "Carlo Emilio Gadda is unive rsally regarded as the most interesting and original writer in contemporaryItalian literature, and this novel, his major work, is recognized througho ut Europe as a masterpiece of baroque magnificence and savage, black humor.Most of the Pasticciaccio – as the novel is called familiarly after its It alian title - takes place on the via Merulana, ‘an unlikely setting for a great novel,’ as William Weaver says in his Introduction, and ‘the least romantic street in Rome: a long, straight thoroughfare with square, solid, ugly buildings, constructed for the square, solid bourgeoisie of half a century ago.’ In a large apartment house on this stolid street, an apartment house occupied mostly by the upper-middle-class, some rich, and some not so rich, two crimes are committed within three days of each other. After an armedhold-up in which a consideab1e sum in jewels and money is stolen, a young woman is found savagely murdered in a different apartment on the same landing, and the police investigation begins. The novel thus is, at least on thesurface, a wryly amusing, exciting, exceedingly involved and, in the end, unsolved murder mystery. But the author is concerned with much more than its unraveling. Indeed, the murder mystery seems merely a rich device to expose the Rome of 1927, a society of rich ‘profiteers’ and pompous minor bureaucrats that hid behind Mussolini’s bragging rhetoric. Gadda’s great novel may therefore be seen as a profound and vast allegory of Italy’s descent into corruption and violence during the dark years of Fascist rule. In English, one could only compare Gadda to Joyce. His novel, it seems likely, will eventually have the same prominence and renown in the English-speaking worldthat it already has in Italy, France and Germany, in fact all over Europe. Gadda is above all close to Joyce in the power of his intellect, in the ov erflowing richness of cultural learning he brings to his writing, and in the great range in mood and tone of his style. As one Roman critic said on the novel’s first appearance in Italy, ‘Seasoned like a classic, the Pasticciaccio is not only the highest peak of Gadda’s art, but it is also one of the great works of XXth century Italian literature’." (from the dj). "Carlo Emilio Gadda (November 14, 1893 – May 21, 1973) was an Italian writer and poet. He belongs to the tradition of the language innovators, writers that played with the somewhat stiff standard pre-war Italian language, and added elements of dialects, technical jargon and wordplay. Gadda was a practising engineer from Milan, and he both loved and hated his job. Critics have compared him to other writers with a scientific background, such as Primo Levi,Robert Musil and Thomas Pynchon—a similar spirit of exactitude pervades so me of Gadda's books. Among Gadda's styles and genres are baroque, expressionism and grotesque. Carlo Emilio Gadda was born in Milan in 1893, and he was always intensely Milanese, although late in his life Florence and Rome also became an influence. Gadda's nickname is Il gran Lombardo, The Great Lombard: a reference to the famous lines 70-3 of Paradiso XVII, which predict the protection Dante would receive from Bartolomeo II della Scala of Veronaduring his exile from Florence: ‘Lo primo tuo refugio e 'l primo ostello / sarà la cortesia del gran Lombardo/ che 'n su la scala porta il santo ucce llo’ (‘Your first refuge and inn shall be the courtesy of the great Lombard, who bears on the ladder the sacred bird’). Gadda's father died in 1909, leaving the family in reduced economic conditions; Gadda's mother, however, never tried to adopt a cheaper style of life. The paternal business ineptitude and the maternal obsession for keeping ‘face’ and appearances turn up strongly in La cognizione del dolore. He studied in Milan, and while studying at the Politecnico di Milano (a university specialized in engineering andarchitecture), he volunteered for World War I. During the war he was a lie utenant of the Alpini corps, and led a machine-gun team. He was taken prisoner with his squad during the battle of Caporetto in October 1917; his brother was killed in a plane—and this tragic event death features prominently in La cognizione del dolore. Gadda, who was a fervent nationalist at that time, was deeply humiliated by the months he had to spend in a German POW camp. After the war, in 1920, Gadda finally graduated. He practised as an engineer until 1935, spending three of these years in Argentina. The country at that time was experiencing a booming economy, and Gadda used the experience for the fictional South American-cum-Brianza setting of La Cognizione del Dolore. After that, in the 1940s, he dedicated himself to literature. These were the years of fascism, that found him a grumbling and embittered pessimist. With age, his bitterness and misanthropy somewhat intensified. In Eros e Priapo (1945) Gadda analyzes the collective phenomena that favoured the rise of Italian Fascism, the Italian fascination with Benito Mussolini. It explains Fascism as an essentially bourgeois movement. Eros e Priapo wasrefused in 1945 by a magazine for is allegedly obscene content, and will o nly be published for the first time in 1967 by Garzanti. The 1967 edition however was expurgated from some of what Gadda considered the post heavy satiric strokes. The unexpurgated original 1945 edition will be published in 2013. In 1946, the magazine Letteratura published, in five episodes, the crime novel Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana, which was translated into English as That Awful Mess on Via Merulana. It experiments heavily with language, borrowing a great deal from several Italian dialects. It is also notable for not telling whodunnit at the end. There is some debate amongst scholars as regards Gadda's sexual orientation. Certainly, his work demonstrates a strongly subversive attitude towards bourgeois values, expressed above all by a discordant use of language interspersed with dialect, academicand technical jargon and dirty talk. This is particularly interesting as t he criticism of the bourgeois life comes, as it were, from the inside, withthe former engineer cutting a respectable figure in genteel poverty. Gadda kept writing until his death, in 1973. The most important critic of Gadda was Gianfranco Contini." (from the publisher. Very goood in rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 100.00

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200 GAIR, Reavley, (ed.) COGSWELL, Fred GIBBS, Robert Literary and Linguistic History of New Brunswick. First Edition, hardcover,in dustjacket.
Goose Lane / Fiddlehead Poetry Books, Fredericton, NB, 1985, ISBN:0864920520 
GAIR, Reavley, (ed.). A Literary and Linguistic History of New Brunswick. (Fredericton, New Brunswick : "Published by Fiddlehead Poetry Books & Goose Lane Editions Ltd", 1985). First Edition. Pp (2),3-286,(2). With many b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt to spine. William Reavley Gair (b. January 1939) was a professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. "'A Literary and Linguistic History of New Brunswick' provides an introduction to the major languages and literatures of the province. Though this volume was conceived as part of the Bicentennial celebration in 1984, the earliest materials it describes pre-date the founding of New Brunswick. Micmac and Maliseet were spoken here centuries before the first European settlers came, and story-tellers gave form to the dreams and common experiences of the original peoples, contributing to a traditionwhich extends unbroken to the present day. It is with the Micmac and Malis eet languages, therefore, that this volume begins. But the newer traditionsof eastern Canada are long-established too. Jacques Cartier's grim winter of 1535-36 at the mouth of the Ste-Croix River (in present-day Quebec) served as a prologue to the slow establishment of what became New France, whilethe recorded Acadian literary tradition may be traced to a masque entitled 'The Theatre of Neptune', written by Marc Lescarbot and performed on Novem ber 14, 1606, 'upon the waves of Port Royal[' by actors in canoes -- the earliest known dramatic performance written in an old-world language on the edges of what was to become Canada. Acadian French remains the proud inheritance of the Acadian people, and 'A Literary and Linguistic History of New Brunswick' includes essays on the language, poetry, theatre, fiction, essay,public speech, as well as the folklore of the Acadians. Though a few Engli sh-speaking settlers had penetrated the land much earlier, it was the Loyalist influx of 1783, after the American War of Independence, which led in the following year to the political entity known as New Brunswick. The English literary tradition, in its more formal expressions, is therefore essentially confined to the period of the province's political history, and until recently was much influenced by what Fred Cogswell has described as the 'classical education' of many of its writers. Not surprisingly however, the English language in use in the province shows the influence of the Scots and the Irish in addition to other less predictable ethnic strands." -from the rear cover. Contents Introduction: New Brunswick 1784-1984; the Literary Heritage by Reavley Gair; "The Micmac Language" by Roy Wright; "Maliseet: The Language of the St. John River Indians" by László Szabó; "Acadian Forms of Speech" by Louise Péronnet "The English Language in New Brunswick 1784-1984" by A. Murray Kinloch; "English Language in Francophone New Brunswick" by Anthony B. House; "Acadian Poetry" by Yves Bolduc, translated by Elizabeth Jones; "English Poetry in New Brunswick Before 1880" by Fred Cogswell; "English Poetry in New Brunswick 1880-1940"by Barrie Davies; "English Poetry inNew Brunswick 1940-1982" by Robert Gibbs; "A Short History of Acadian Thea tre in New Brunswick"by Laurent Lavoie "English Drama in New Brunswick" by Mary E. Smith; "The Neglected Heritage: A Look at the Study of Acadian Folklore" by Robert Labelle, translated by R. Finck; "From Yesterday's Novel toTomorrow's" by Hans Runte, translated by Elizabeth Jones; "Early English P rose Writing in New Brunswick" by Don Conway" "English Prose Writing in NewBrunswick: World War I to the Present" by Fred Cogswell; "The Public Speec h and the Essay in Acadia" by Anne-Marie Robichaud, translated by R. Finck;"Discovering Two Literatures: Some Remarks About Translations of the Two M ajor Literatures of New Brunswick" by Henri Dominique Paratte. With Select Bibliography and Index Name, else very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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