Winds Softly Sigh. Canada's Folklore/Folklife Series, No. 6. First Edition in dustjacket.


SPARKES, R.F. The Winds Softly Sigh. Portugal Cove, Nfld.: Breakwater Books, Ltd., 1981. First Edition. Pp (3),iv-xvi,1-197,(3). 8vo, brown cloth. Canada's Folklore/Folklife Series, No. 6. For Reg Sparkes (1906-1990) see ENL V:255-256. Life in Jackson's Arm, White Bay, Great Northern Peninsula. "This book is a recollection of stories and anecdotes about growing up in a small Newfoundland village. It is a story of childhood and poignant memories as told from the viewpoint of a mature man reflecting on his past. The richness of life amdst the lack of wealth is caught in the author's clear and eloquent style. All the detail of the outport home, the one-room school, the awesome churches, the inspiring trading schooners, the eerie superstitions and beliefs make this book an enthralling experience for the reader. The reader is not deluded into romantic nostalgia but kept alert to the joys and contentment that were snatched from a life where hardship and deprivation were fundamental facts. Readers of The Winds Softly Sigh will be enriched with this wise and often witty and humorous narrative of a past that few can now recall.". - from the dj. Very good in dust jacket. 25.00

Title: Winds Softly Sigh. Canada's Folklore/Folklife Series, No. 6. First Edition in dustjacket.

Author Name: SPARKES, R.F. Canada's Atlantic Folklore Folklife 06 SPARKES, Reg

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Breakwater, 1981, ISBN:0919948766:

Seller ID: 90081

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES SOCIAL HISTORY NEWFOUNDLAND CANADA FOLKLORE OUTPORTS CANADIAN OUTPORT MEMOIR JACKSON'S ARM GNP,