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BUCKLER, Ernest. The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories. Selected and arranged by Robert D. Chambers. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1975). First Edition. Pp (8),3-138. 8vo, off white cloth, brown lettering to spine. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A4, Laugherp.65, Spadoni & Donnelly 2624. "By the author of "one of the greatest nove ls in the English language" (as poet Alden Nowlan termed "The Mountain and the Valley"), these remarkable short stories reveal the creative faculties of Ernest Buckler in what will be to many of his readers a new light. The vast audience who have enjoyed this distinguished novelist's longer works, can at last appreciate his refined mastery of the shorter fiction form in fourteen stories brought together for the first time in a single volume. The varying moods and emotions of these stories are distilled in a highly concentrated state through the author's intoxication with words, through his useof fresh and unusual images, and his impassioned, imaginative extension of language to its expressive limits. As always with writers ot Buckler's sta ture, the themes are universal - past and present, city and country, familyand outsider, father and son. And for Buckler, that universality is rooted in the specific reality of the Nova Scotia landscape, which is brought to life with such intensity that it becomes a shared experience for the reader, an experience strengthened by the common ground of nature and human relationships, rendered with power, sensitivity and penetrating simplicity. " from front dj flap. Includes the following stories: "Penny in the Dust", "TheRebellion of Young David", "The First Born Son", "Another Christmas", "You Could Go Anywhere", "The Quarrel", "The Clumsy One", The Dream and the Tri umph", "A Present for Miss Merriam", "Last Delivery Before Christmas", "TheWild Goose", "Long, Long After School", "Cleft Rock, With Spring", and "Gl ance in the Mirror". Gift inscription, else very good in short-closed-torn,spine-sunned, pencilled, unclipped dustjacket. 28.00
Title: Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1975, ISBN:0771017669:
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