WOLFE, Morris and Douglas DAYMOND (eds.) ATWOOD, Margaret CALLAGHAN, Morley MUNRO, Alice
Title: Toronto Short Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.
Seller ID: 8780
WOLFE, Morris and Douglas DAYMOND (eds.). Toronto Short Stories. Edited by Morris Wolfe and Douglas Daymond. Toronto: Doubleday, 1977. First Printing.Pp. (7),viii-xiv,1-274. 8vo, blue cloth with orange titles to spine. "'Tor onto. The name still arouses feelings of deep resentment among Canadians who live elsewhere in Canada. The word and the place Toronto contonue to unify Canadians as few things can.' So writes Morris Wolfe and Douglas Daymond in their introduction to 'Toronto Short Stories'. And yet, until recently there was little evidence that Toronto's literary output matched its importance in the Canadian consciousness. In the last fifteen years this situationhas changed, and changed dramatically. The earliest story in this volume w as written by Morley Callaghan in the 1920s. But of the twenty to be found here, thirteen were written in the last ten years. [...] Each story in thiscollection is set in Toronto and reflects the city in some way. Taken as a whole 'Toronto Short Stories' constitutes a fascinating guidebook to the c reative imagination of Canada's largest English-speaking metropolis." -fromthe dustjacket. Includes the following stories: Margaret Atwood's "Rape Fa ntasies", Hugh Garner's "The Premeditated Death of Samuel Glover", Hugh Hood's "Recollections of the Works Department", Shirley Faessler's "Henye", Austin Clarke's "They Heard a Ringing of Bells", Jim Christy's "How I Became Champ", Don Bailey's "The Walrus and the Carpenter", Patrick Slater's "Adrift", Margaret Gibson's "The Butterfly Ward", Morley Callaghan's "A Wedding-Dress", Marilyn Powell's "Home-grown in the East End", Irena Friedman's "The Neilson Chocolate Factory", Raymond Fraser's "Cookie", Matt Cohen's "Death of a Friend", Gwendolyn MacEwen's "House of the Whale", Robert Fulford's "The Good Wife", David Helwig's "Something for Olivia's Scrapbook I Guess",Michael Smith's "Town and Country", David Lewis Stein's "The Old Lady's Mo ney", and Alice Munro's "Dance of the Happy Shades" [Thacker, Alice Munro :An Annotated Bibliography B68]. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 30.00