A Knight in Dried Plums. First Edition

By: McFADDEN, David.

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McFADDEN, David. A Knight in Dried Plums. [Cover photo: Bill Brooks]. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1975). First Printing. Pp. (7),8-95,(1). 8vo (148 x 228 mm), photo-and art-illustrated card covers, with purple & white lettering to front cover, purple & black lettering to white spine.

Spadoni & Donnelly 2659.

David William McFadden (b. October 11, 1940, Hamilton, Ontario – d. June 6, 2018, Toronto).

His ninth collection of poetry.

"David McFadden has spent a third of a century living at the western tip of Lake Ontario, and since childhood he has been producing an unrelieved outpouring of poems and stories. Artistically a lone wolf, McFadden would rather go bowling or ride his bicycle along the smoggy streets of Hamilton than get involved with literary stuff. But his mysteriously unclassifiable writings are beginning to reveal McFadden as an important figure in Canadian and world literature. One of the critics who has tried to tackle McFadden's work is Frank Davey who calls him, 'an eccentric and original voice of our time'.".

A few of the poems in this collection have Nova Scotia subjects.

"A Knight In Dried Plums",
"The Sign Fell Off",
"Little Spots of Grease",
"I Met A Hairy Woman On A Hill",
"The Spoiled Brat",
"The Bus Of Flesh",
"A Typical Canadian Family Visits Disney World",
"My Criminal Record",
"Steelworkers On Christmas Eve",
"Three Snow Shovels",
"Sex Organs",
"Death Of A Man Who Owned A Swimming Pool",
"My Words, Hamilton",
"The Life & Death Of Jimmy The Cripple",
"The Two Seasons",
"The Smell of Water",
"The Angel",
"Getting Drunk In Frozen Canada",
"U.S. Tourists",
"Rapid Boilermakers",
"The Scarlet Widow",
"The Wound",
"The Birth Of Jesus",
"The Saint",
"Grey Flute September",
"History Of Poets: Bill Bissett",
"Scar Tissue",
"How To Become Part Of Nature",
"As She Sleeps",
"The Death Of Prose",
"The Bell",
"Somewhere South Of Springhill",
"Incident At Parrsboro",
"Low Tide At Noel",
"Painting The Fence",
"Apple Tree",
"Child Molesters",
"Debbie & Doris' Dad",
"The Invention Of Gunpowder",
"The Canadians & The Russians, 1974",
"Moose Jaw", and
"The Golden Treasury Of Knowledge."

Faint diagonal corner crease to front cover, else very good. 25.00

Title: A Knight in Dried Plums. First Edition

Author Name: McFADDEN, David.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Limited, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0771057806: 1975

ISBN Number: 0771057806

ISBN Number 13: 9780771057809

Seller ID: 105442