Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

By: BUCKLER, Ernest

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BUCKLER, Ernest. Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. (Toronto) : McClelland & Stewart, (1977). First Edition. Pp (6),7-128. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine. Orange, Ernest Buckler: An Annotated Bibliography A5, Laugher p.65, Spadoni & Donnelly 2822. "Ernest Buckler, acknowledged master of the novel (The Mountain and the Valley), short story (The Rebellion of Young David and Other Stories), and idyllic reminiscences (Ox Bells and Fireflies), adds to his list of literary successes by excelling in yet another genre - the humorous collection. Sometimes frivolous, sometimes fanciful, always gently satirical, Buckler's light verse and comic essays are done with just the right touch or light-hearted wisdom. Here are verbal pebbles forthe pocket... smooth rhymes and relaxing reflections, as literate as they are mirthful. With urbane wit and rustic ribaldry, Buckler pokes artectionate fun at everything from advertising to opera, from farming to history, from New Year's to Christmas. The upshot of it all is immense fun, but readers should realize that the foibles they'll be laughing at may be their own" - front dj flap "An easygoing collection of wit, whimsy, and wisdom from Canada's master of prose" - from rear panel of dj. Contents: Introduction; "The Best Place to Be," "It's Not the Thought, It's the Card," "Going to Hellin a Pung," "Bestsellers Make Strange Bedrellows," "Proud Flesh," "Is the Line Busy, or Pinter Country," "Alienated: A Dateline," "The Battle of the Bulge," "The Mad Hatters," "Look Out Your Face Doesn't Freeze That Way," " I Am Not, Nor Ever Have Been, a Christian Scientist," "Advice to Lovers," "That's Enough of Your Lipmann," "Venice Suspicion Ever Going to End?," "Matinee Idle," "Contracepcion," "Love Compared to Opponents at Bridge, Both Vulnerable," "War and Geese," " Come Dance with Me," "Next Question?," "Excuses, Excuses," "Of Mysteries," "Crime and Punishment," "Sounding Brass," "Noli Me Tangere," "You Can Tell a Book by its Cover," "Gardening Hints," "Tenure Be Damned," "Wishful Thinking," "Spellbinders, Go Home," "More Is Less," "Memorials," "Single Jingle," "Abyrsinia (Revisited) or Not If I See You First, Charlie," ""Blush Rose," "Maidens Four," " Withdrawal Symptoms, or Slam, Bam, Thank you, Ma'am," "I Trust You Wore Your Diaphragm," "Drink Now,Pay Later," "Recurring Decimals and All That or Symbols, Symbols!," "Life Among the Grafitti," "It's All in the Way You Hold Your Mouth," "The Priest's Dilemma," "The First Sit-ins, and Other Childhood Friends (Updated)," "Needlecraft," "Hetaera, Et cetera," "Advice Not Taken, or Ann Landers, Meet Moll Flanders, and Others," "Voices When Soft Music Dies," "How to Get Along with a Woman," "Mixed Double," "Leave Your Leisure Alone," "Artist's Life," "Boring from Within or It Augers Ill," "Marriage, TV Style," "Lives of Great Men All Remind Us...," "Shakespeare wrote Bacon," "Nobody Likes a Smartass," "Were You There, Papa Hemingway?," "How Quixotic Can You Get?," "Subject Matter, Nothing!," "Education at Mimi's," "A Wasted Life," and " NeverLaugh at a Giraffe." Very good in price-clipped dustjacket. Signed by Buck ler. 300.00

Title: Whirligig : Selected Prose and Verse. First Edition in dustjacket, Signed

Author Name: BUCKLER, Ernest

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977, ISBN:0771017707:

Seller ID: 22892

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