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BUCKLER, Ernest. The Cruelest Month. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1963). First Edition. Pp. (7),8-298,(2). 8vo, black cloth with whitedesign and lettering. Design by Frank Newfeld. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A2, Spadoni & Donnelly 1661, Laugher p..65. Ernest Buckler, OC (b. July 19, 1908, West Dalhousie, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia– d. March 4, 1984, Bridgetown, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia). "Ernest Bu ckler's literary stature was established by the publication of "The Mountain and the Valley," which in the author s own lifetime is already entrenchedas a Canadian classic. The same remarkable qualities that led to that accl aim are abundantly present in this second novel; The ever-renewing wondering regard for nature, the incomparable portrayal of human relationships; thecomplex prose with its carefully chosen words expressing in a cluster of m eanings the fall impact of an idea or situation. Against a deceptively simple background Ernest Buckler weaves a complicated and intricate design. Thesetting is a country guesthouse in Nova Scotia - a kind of dream haven for getting away from it all. Not every passing traveller is welcome. The pric e of admission is intelligence. So they come, the brilliant, disillusioned ones - from New York and Connecticut, and from nearer Halifax - each with his private reason for seeking to escape. It was a dangerous game they played ... while the April winds stripped bare their pretensions and the hot sunseared their exposed wounds, inflaming passions they scarcely knew existed , and irrevocably changing their lives ... To classify this novel as a workot brilliant analytical insight is to tell only part of the story. Each pa ge vibrates with a liveliness that is both physical and mental; the book sparkles with wit and variety. The Cruelest Month is an unforgettable literary experience. Read it for yourself and see." from front dj flap. Light wearto spine ends and bottom edge, else very good in spine-nicked, front-flap split, lightly worn dustjacket. Signed by Buckler (without inscription) on flyleaf. Buckler's signature is very rare. 500.00
Title: Cruelest Month. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1963,:
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