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HELWIG, David And Sandra MARTIN, Eds. MUNRO, Alice JILES, Paulette ROOKE, Leon Listings

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1 HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN, eds. MUNRO, Alice JILES, Paulette ROOKE, Leon Best Canadian Stories 86
Oberon Press, 1986, ISBN:0887506399 
HELWIG, David and Sandra MARTIN, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 86 . Edited by David Helwig & Sandra Martin. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1986). Pp. (4),5-215,(1). 8vo, illustrated black card covers. "The Oberon anthology of best Canadian stories has seen good times and bad times. Competitors have come and gone, looking elsewhere for easier game. After sixteen years, no other series can claim the same authority, the same continuity. In this edition, wehave an exciting mix of the new and the old. Tom Marshall is back, and Ray Smith and Gertrude Story. There are three winners of the Governor General' s Award : Alice Munro, Paulette Jiles and Leon Rooke. There's Patrick Lane,Dave Margoshes and Bharati Mukherjee, as well as a brace of relative newco mers. That's 86 : next year we'll be back with more". -- From back cover. Includes the following stories: Alice Munro's "Miles City, Montana", PatrickLane's "Rabbits", Bharati Mukherjee's "A Wife's Story", Jane Urquhart's "I talian Postcard", Gertrude Story's "Swan Song, Two", Robyn Sarah's "The Pond, Phase One", Dave Margoshes's "Mister Maestro", Paulette Jiles's "Night Flight to Attiwapiskat", Ray Smith's "In the Night, Heinrich Himmler", ErnstHavemann's "Death of a Nation", Tom Marshall's "Elaine's House" and Leon R ooke's "Bennett". Very good. 15.00

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2 JILES, Paulette Enemy Women. proof
Harper Flamingo Canada, 2002, 
JILES, Paulette. Enemy Women. (Toronto): Harper Flamingo Canada, (2002). Advanced Reading Copy. Pp. 321. 8vo, ill. card covers. Faint smudge to fore-edge, else vg. 30.00

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3 JILES, Paulette Jesse James Poems
Polestar Press Ltd., Winlaw, BC, 1988, ISBN:0919591132 
JILES, Paulette. The Jesse James Poems. (Winlaw, BC): Polestar Press, Ltd.,(1988). Pp. (12),13-92,(4). 8vo, illustrated off-white card covers with Fr ench flaps, black titles to spine. The British Columbia author's third collection of verse. Includes the following poems: "Zerelda", "Frank Invites Jesse to Join Him", "Guerilla Warfare: Missouri 1856-1865", "Penny Dreadful","The End of the War", "Jesse Meets His Future Wife, Zee Mimms", "Bandits' Wives", "Folk Tale", "The Killing of John W. Sheets", "Reward", "Wanted Poster", "Robbing Banks: 1865-1876", "Escapes", "Testimony: Dick Liddle", "Jesse Is Thrown Out of the New Hope Church", "Testimony: Victims", "Confessions of Gang Member Charlie Pitts", "Sitting Around the Fire", "Raising Hogs","Jesse: Hiding Out in Tennessee", "Frank Gets Nervous About Jesse's Killer Instincts", "Testimony: Clarence Hite", "Yankees in St. Louis", "The Irish Girl at the Pie Dog Hotel & Whorehouse", "Assassination", "Confessions of a Sort: Jesse", "Frank Surrenders: October 5, 1882", "Testimony: Thomas Potts", "Testimony: General Jamin Matchett", "The Trial of Frank James: 1882","Testimony: Dick Liddle", "Frank Retires", "The Last Poem in the Series". Very good. 15.00

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4 JILES, Paulette Impulse, 3:1) SMITH, Douglas WADDINGTON, Miriam Scherezade
impulse, Toronto, 1973, 
JILES, Paulette. "Scherezade". A poem in Impulse: Canada's Creative Quarterly, volume 3, number 1, Fall 1973, pp. 46-47. Toronto : Impulse, 1973. Pp. (i)-iv,(1)-56,[2]. Small 8vo [145 x 183 mm], illustrated off-white art-illustrated card covers, lettered in red and black, spine blank. Also includes contributions from Brian Henderson, L. E. Arnold, Jean-Guy Carrier, Peter Whalley, Pier Giorgio DiCicco, Anne Daffos, A. Kochanowsky, Larry Everson, David Godfrey, Keith Garebian, Katherine Clarke, Richard Hillman, Douglas Barbour, George Jonas, David Clift, Miriam Waddington, Geoffrey Rytell, Saam tata, Hans Jewinski, Laurence Hutchman, Charlotte Fielden, Rosalind MacPheeand Douglas Smith. Last six pages loose but present, front inner hinge sta rting, occasional inking, else very good. For the issue .20.00

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5 JILES, Paulette HAP 28 Waterloo Express. First Edition hardback in dustjacket
Anansi, Toronto, 1973, 
JILES, Paulette. Waterloo Express. Toronto : Anansi, (1973). First Printing. Pp (10),3-83,(5). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. House of Anansi Poetry Series No.28. "The poetry of Paulette Jiles displays a depth of texture and a verbal dexterity that is rare among contemporary poets. In her work she moves through landscapes that range from Africa to Mexico to Toronto, with the ease of a travelling magician. Her swift, intricate mataphors leave the reader breathless, but her work aslo manages to be straight, earthy, vernacualr, and disturbingly perceptive. [...] Paulette Jiles was born in Missouri in 1943. She has lived in Mexicio, California, Colorado, and the Canary Islands; she has been in Canada since 1968. She is a freelance radio reporter. This is her first full-length collection." - rear cover. Thepoems are arranged in three chronological groups: I. 1968-1971. "Waterloo Express","A Large Five-Pointed Star", "Sunday Night Revival", "No Days Off", "Discoveries", "He Beats Her Off with a Rake", "A Letter to Grandad on the Occasion of a Letter from My Mother Sauing Grandad Is Too Infirm to Feed the Cows and Is Not Long for This World", "Blacksnake", "Sunflowers", "No Title", "Clocks", "1922", "Doing Time", "Georgian Bay", "November Separates Everything", "The Mechanical Vegetables", "Found Poem - Transformation of the CBC: Report from Inuvik I, Report from Inuvik II", "Barber", "The Tin Woodsman". II. 1971-1972. "Buses", "Brownsville" [Texas], "Hitchhiker", "Headlights", "Conversation", "Tornado", "Flying Dutchman", "Currents", "Fast", "Girl Friday", "Scherezade", "Horses", "Get Up in the Morning", "Siesta", "Lanterns", "Irrigation", "Mass", "Peasant Couple", "Long Weekend", "The Brass Atlas", "Far and Scattered Are the Tribes that Industrialization Has Left Behind". III . 1973. "Inside from the Outside", "One Man Gone", "Fish", "Tallness", "Tears", "Body", "Rock Climbing", "Newfoundland Pistol" [p.72, with the lines, "Like a Newfoundland pistol I fire / backwards and am only used once / Innocent as a Nova Scotian I have wandered around / among contrary peoples with dark histories], "Garbage Pickup", "Carlton and Parliament", "Heat Lightning", "We Are Like Two Tow-Trucks", "Families and Short-Run Ferries" [p.77, "Maltese mechanics operate the Toronto Island ferries, / running through their hands like docking-ropes / an intimate knowledge of large / bodies of water", &c.], "Schooner Cove". Very faint stain to upper rearboard, small faint to bottom of fore-edge, else very good in rubbed, spine sunned, and nicked dustjacket. Uncommon in hardcover. 60.00

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6 JILES, Paulette HAP 28 Waterloo Express. First Edition Paperback
Anansi, Toronto, 1973, 
JILES, Paulette. Waterloo Express. Toronto : Anansi, (1973). First Printing. Pp (10),3-83,(5). 8vo, brown cardcovers, white lettering to spine. House of Anansi Poetry Series No.28. "The poetry of Paulette Jiles displays a depth of texture and a verbal dexterity that is rare among contemporary poets.In her work she moves through landscapes that range from Africa to Mexico to Toronto, with the ease of a travelling magician. Her swift, intricate mataphors leave the reader breathless, but her work aslo manages to be straight, earthy, vernacualr, and disturbingly perceptive. [...] Paulette Jiles was born in Missouri in 1943. She has lived in Mexicio, California, Colorado, and the Canary Islands; she has been in Canada since 1968. She is a freelance radio reporter. This is her first full-length collection." - rear cover. The poems are arranged in three chronological groups: I. 1968-1971. "Waterloo Express","A Large Five-Pointed Star", "Sunday Night Revival", "No Days Off", "Discoveries", "He Beats Her Off with a Rake", "A Letter to Grandadon the Occasion of a Letter from My Mother Sauing Grandad Is Too Infirm to Feed the Cows and Is Not Long for This World", "Blacksnake", "Sunflowers", "No Title", "Clocks", "1922", "Doing Time", "Georgian Bay", "November Sepa rates Everything", "The Mechanical Vegetables", "Found Poem - Transformation of the CBC: Report from Inuvik I, Report from Inuvik II", "Barber", "The Tin Woodsman". II. 1971-1972. "Buses", "Brownsville" [Texas], "Hitchhiker","Headlights", "Conversation", "Tornado", "Flying Dutchman", "Currents", "F ast", "Girl Friday", "Scherezade", "Horses", "Get Up in the Morning", "Siesta", "Lanterns", "Irrigation", "Mass", "Peasant Couple", "Long Weekend", "The Brass Atlas", "Far and Scattered Are the Tribes that Industrialization Has Left Behind". III . 1973. "Inside from the Outside", "One Man Gone", "Fish", "Tallness", "Tears", "Body", "Rock Climbing", "Newfoundland Pistol" [p.72, with the lines, "Like a Newfoundland pistol I fire / backwards and am only used once / Innocent as a Nova Scotian I have wandered around / among contrary peoples with dark histories], "Garbage Pickup", "Carlton and Parliament", "Heat Lightning", "We Are Like Two Tow-Trucks", "Families and Short-Run Ferries" [p.77, "Maltese mechanics operate the Toronto Island ferries,/ running through their hands like docking-ropes / an intimate knowledge o f large / bodies of water", &c.], "Schooner Cove". Very good to fine. 25.00

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