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Best Canadian Stories 79. pbk.

By: BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (ed.) BEHRENS, Peter GALLANT, Mavis HOLLINGSHEAD, Greg

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oberon Press, 1979, ISBN:0887503152:

Seller ID: 67866


BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 79. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1979). Pp. (4), 5-1 39,(5). 8vo, illustrated green card covers. "More than 400 stories were submitted for this edition of Best Canadian Stories. Ten were chosen. The stories range from the naturalism of "Stone-Cutter" through the various forms of modern realism to the deliberate distortions of post-modernism, from the work of a Mike Mason to that of a Mavis Gallant." --From back cover Contents: Peter Behrens's "Outremont", Terence Byrnes's &#... View more info

Best Canadian Stories 80. pbk.

By: BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (ed.) GALLANT, Mavis MUNRO, Alice VANDERHAEGE, Guy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oberon Press, 1980, ISBN:0887503535:

Seller ID: 67872


BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 80. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1980). Pp. (4), 5-1 93, (1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. "Best Canadian Stories is now ten years old. When the series began in 1971, critics told us the story was dead. Now, ten years later, we have a host of imitators and Oberon is busy publishing fiction of all kinds. As markets develop, the forms become more sophisticated, the writers more experienced. The present collection contains familiar names like Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro and Joyce Carol Oates,... View more info

Best Canadian Stories 80. First Hardcover Edition in dustjacket.

By: BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF (eds.). GALLANT, Mavis. MUNRO, Alice. VANDERHAEGE, Guy

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Oberon Press, 1980, ISBN:0887503527:

Seller ID: 103097


BLAISE, Clark and John METCALF, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 80. Edited byClark Blaise and John Metcalf. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1980). First Printi ng. Pp.(2),5-193,(1). 8vo, black cloth with white lettering to spine. "'Best Canadian Stories' is now ten years old. When the series began in 1971, critics told us the story was dead. Now, ten years later, we have a host of imitators and Oberon is busy publishing fiction of all kinds. As markets develop, the forms become more sophisticated, the writers more experienced. The present collection contains familiar names like Mavis Gallant, Alice ... View more info

Metavisions : An Anthology of Short Stories

By: HANCOCK, Geoff, ed. METCALF, John BIRDSELL, Sandra URQUHART, Jane

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Quadrant Editions, Montreal, 1983, ISBN:086495025x:

Seller ID: 101539


HANCOCK, Geoff, (ed.). Metavisions : An Anthology of Short Stories. Edited by Geoff Hancock. (Montreal): Quadrant Editions, (1983). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-227,(1). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering to front and spine. "No reader can encounter 'Metavisions' without become aware of two things. First, these stories are crossings to someplace else. Fiction, as John Metcalf notes in 'Single Gents Only' is about more than its subject matter. The scruffy student in his sucrrilous boarding house follows stairways that lead into the depths of perception, to a time when child... View more info

Best Canadian Stories 77. pbk.

By: HARCOURT, Joan & John METCALF METCALF, John. KINSELLA, W.P. THOMPSON, Kent.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oberon, 1977, ISBN:0887502385:

Seller ID: 42604


[HARCOURT, Joan and John METCALF], (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 77. [Ottawa]: (Oberon Press, 1977). Pp (4), 5-217, [7]. 8vo, illustrated red card covers. Contents include: "Illianna Comes Home" by W.P. Kinsella; "Trees" by W.D. Valgardson; "Travelling On" by Beth Harvor; "More than Conquerors" by Jack Hodgins; "Prelude to a Parking Lot" by Elizabeth Spencer; "Perhaps the Church Building Itself" by Kent Thompson; "Cuixmala" by Judith Penner; "At Peace" by Ann Copeland. Rubbed, owner's signature, else very good. 30.00 View more info

76 : New Canadian Stories.

By: HARCOURT, Joan, and John METCALF (eds.). THOMAS, Audrey LEVINE, Norman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oberon, Ottawa, 1976, ISBN:0887501958:

Seller ID: 80198


HARCOURT, Joan, and John METCALF (eds.). 76 : New Canadian Stories. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 1976). Paperback Edition. Pp [1]-156,(4). 8vo, illustrated white card covers. Stories by Norman Levine, Hugh Hood, Donald Cameron, AudreyThomas, George Elliott, Clark Blaise, Elizabeth Spencer, Leon Rooke, H.R. Percy, and Andreas Schroeder. Light wear and light browning, cocked, else vg. 20.00 View more info

76 : New Canadian Stories. First hardcover edition in dust jacket. ex-ibrary.

By: HARCOURT, Joan, and John METCALF (eds.). THOMAS, Audrey LEVINE, Norman PERCY, H.R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oberon, Ottawa, 1976, ISBN:0887501931:

Seller ID: 103367


HARCOURT, Joan, and John METCALF (eds.). 76 : New Canadian Stories. [Ottawa]: (Oberon, 1976). Paperback Edition. Pp (6), 7-156, (4). 8vo, black cloth with yellow lettering. Includes the following stories: Norman Levine's "We All Begin in a Little Magazine" , Hugh Hood's "God Has Manifested Himself Unto Us as Canadian Tire", Silver Donald Cameron's "Composition: Double Exposure", Audrey Thomas's "The More Little Mummy in the World", George Elliott's "Four Little Words", Clark Blaise's "The Sense of an Ending", Elizabeth Spencer's "I, Maureen&#... View more info

Canadian Short Story

By: KILGALLIN, Tony LOWRY, Malcolm) RICHLER, Mordecai) METCALF, John)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto, 1971, ISBN:0039233804:

Seller ID: 101344


KILGALLIN, Tony. The Canadian Short Story. Toronto: Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, (1971). First Printing. Pp. (8),1-103,(1). 8vo, stapled white card covers with red titles to front. After an introductory essay by Kilgallin, this anthology includes the following stories: Hugh Hood's "Flying a Red Kite", David Helwig's 'Something For Olivia's Scrapbook I Guess", John Metcalf's "The Happiest Days", Mordecai Richler's "Some Grist forMervyn's Mill", and Malcolm Lowry's "Strange Comfort Afforded by the Profe ssion". Sticker to front cover, else ve... View more info

Inhabiting the World: An Interview with Carol Shields. An article in QuarryMagazine, Volume 41, Number 1, Winter 1992

By: KRUK, Laurie. SHIELDS, Carol METCALF, John AKHMATOVA, Anna

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Quarry Magazine, Kingston, Ontario, 1992,:

Seller ID: 87723


(SHIELDS, Carol). KRUK, Laurie. “Inhabiting the World”: An Interview with Carol Shields. An article in Quarry Magazine, Volume 41, Number 1, Winter 1992, pp 59-68. (Kingston, Ontario) : Quarry Magazine, 1992. Pp [1]-108,(4). 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Also, a translation by David Helwig of Anna Akhmatova's “Requiem 1935-1940”; fiction by Christopher McPherson, Peter Goodchild, and Gustav A. Richar; poetry by Paul Mutton, Olivia Byard, Robert Hilles, Michael Penny, Stan Rogal, Cornelia Hoagland, Andrew Wreggitt, William Knight, Peter Bakowski, A.F. Moritz, and Eric Folsom; and a... View more info

Going Down Slow. First Edition in dustjacket

By: METCALF, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart , Toronto, 1972,:

Seller ID: 41556


METCALF, John. Going Down Slow. Toronto : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1972). First Edition. Pp (8),11-177,(1). 8vo, grey cloth. Spadoni & Donnelly 2379. "Going Down Slow, an intense and very funny novel set in Montreal, is the story of one man's attempt to maintain his sanity and his sense of humour, in the face of mounting odds. With the skill of a first-rate craftsman, John Metcalf pits his hero, a young schoolteacher just over from Britain, against small-mindedness, prejudice, and temptations that are generations old. Here is writing of the highest order - accurate satire, sharp sc... View more info

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lady who sold furniture. no dj.

By: METCALF, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1970,:

Seller ID: 16096


METCALF, John. The lady who sold furniture. Tor./Vancouver : 1970. 8vo, black cloth. First Edition, First Issue of Author's First Book. Fine in lightly nicked and rubbed dj. 75.00 View more info

Kicking Against the Pricks. First Edition

By: METCALF, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: ECW Press, Downsview, Ontario, 1982, ISBN:0920802397:

Seller ID: 67513


METCALF, John. Kicking Against the Pricks. (Downsview, Ontario) : ECW Press, (1982). First Edition. Pp 216. Illustrated with photos to text. 8vo, illustrated card covers. "The book includes nine essays which focus on Metcalf’s role as a Canadian writer. [...] Outrageous, cutting, ironic, and informed, Metcalf provides a devastating exposé of the ignorance and backbiting which he sees as characteristic of book reviewing and literary criticism in Canada." -from the cover. Rubbed with some light wear to edges, else very good. 20.00 View more info

Forde Abroad. 1st pr.

By: METCALF, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Porcupine's Quill, Erin, ON, 2003, ISBN:0889842663:

Seller ID: 69785


METCALF, John. Forde Abroad. (Erin, ON): The Porcupine's Quill, (2003). First Printing. Pp. [1]-65,(7). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. A novella about a journey to Slovenia made by one of the Canadian author's recurring short-story characters. Very good. 10.00 View more info

Going Down Slow. Paperjacks Edition.

By: METCALF, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Paperjacks, Don Mills, 1975, ISBN:0773770984:

Seller ID: 103341


METCALF, John. Going Down Slow. Don Mills, ON: PaperJacks, a division of General Publishing Co. Limited, (1975). First thus printing. Pp. (6),11-177,(3). Small 8vo, illustrated red and black card covers with white spine, white and black lettering to front cover, black lettering to spine. Mass marketpaperback. "Excitement, threats, perils -- thes fill the life of a Montrea l English teacher who is having an affair with a student. David is beset byan irate father, who threatens to hire musclemen to pound him to a pulp, a nd by a vicious school principal, whose passion is to promote a school ... View more info

Lady Who Sold Furniture. First Edition, Second Issue.

By: METCALF, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Clarke Irwin, Toronto, 1970,:

Seller ID: 100952


METCALF, John. The Lady Who Sold Furniture. Toronto / Vancouver : Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, 1970. First Edition, Second issue binding. Pp (10),[3]-150,(2). 8vo, black and white specked cloth, gilt titles to spine. The Canadian author's first book. "Jeanne is young, attractive and ebulliently amoral. Her approach to making a living is simple -- and profitable. She gets a job as housekeeper for a rich family and on their first weekend out oftown sells all the furniture in the house to a friendly fence. Then she ch anges her name and moves onto another rich family. It's a game she enjo... View more info

Adult Entertainment. First Edition in dustjacket

By: METCALF, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0771598963:

Seller ID: 15710


METCALF, John. Adult Entertainment. Toronto : Macmillan of Canada (1986). First Edition. Pp (6),1-201,(1). 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "With Adult Entertainment, John Metcalf is sure to delight his admirers - and win new readers - with his characteristic blend of elegant prose, wry compassion, and mischievous comic vision." - rear dj panel. "The two novellasand three short stories that make up Adult Entertainment are vintage Metca lf. In the stories we meet a shy student exposed to a grotesque landlady and her horrific family ["Single Gents Only"], a teacher ... View more info

Teeth of My Father.

By: METCALF, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oberon Press, 1975, ISBN:0887501397:

Seller ID: 9800


METCALF, John. The Teeth of My Father. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1975). First Edition. "Printed in Canada by The Coach House Press". Pp (6),7-146,(2).8vo, illustrated card covers. "John Metcalf is a writer who knows and unde rstands his craft, a professional in every sense of the word. He is alreadywell known for his stories and editors have been waiting for a collection such as this for years. As always, Metcalf is poised, urbane, affectionate and amused." - from rear cover. The stories : "The Strange Aberration of Mr. Ken Smythe", "Gantle as Flowers make the Stone... View more info

Girl in Gingham. paperback

By: METCALF, John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oberon Press, 1978, ISBN:0887502670:

Seller ID: 101194


METCALF, John. Girl in Gingham. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1978). First Paperback Printing. Pp (6),[5]-154,(4). 8vo, printed grey card covers with bluetitles to front and spine "This book contains two short novels. The first, "Private Parts: A Memoir," begins on page 5, the second, "Girl in Gingham, " on page 85." Name inked to flyleaf, light brown toning to edges, else very good. Due to the small size of this volume, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 18.00 View more info

First Impressions. card covers

By: METCALF, John (ed.) AVERY, Martin HUGGAN, Isabel MASON, Mike

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oberon, 1980, ISBN:0887503691:

Seller ID: 15840


METCALF, John, (ed.). First Impressions. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1980). Pp (4), 5-142, (2). 8vo, tan card covers. "First Impressions has been designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in Best Canadian Stories. In this first volume, which we hope to follow up with Second and Third Impressions, we're introducing three writers of singular character and promise : Martin Avery, who is experimenting in an unobtrusive way with new fictional perspectives, Isabel Huggan, who will remind readersof the early Alice Munro, and Mike Mason, two of whose strong lyrical p... View more info

Second Impressions. card covers

By: METCALF, John (ed.) BEHRENS, Peter SVENDSEN, Linda HEKKANEN, Ernest

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oberon , 1981, ISBN:0887504027:

Seller ID: 15841


METCALF, John (ed.). Second Impressions. [Ottawa] : (Oberon Press, 1981). Pp (4), 5-180. 8vo, black card covers. This is the second volume in a seriesbegun last year with First Impressions. Peter Behrens and Linda Svendsen h ave both appeared in Best Canadian Stories, but the stories of Ernest Hekkanen are appearing under our imprint for the first time. Each of the three approaches the short story from a different point of view, but all three have something essential in common. Behrens says that "the point of the whose exercise is to uplift men's hearts." Hekkanen comments: "above ... View more info