METCALF, John and Leon ROOKE (ed.) MUNRO, Alice KINSELLA, W. P. GALLANT, Mavis
Title: Best Canadian Stories 81. First hardcover edition in dust jacket.
Publisher:  Oberon Press, 1981, ISBN:0887503993
Seller ID: 103114
METCALF, John and Leon ROOKE, (eds.). Best Canadian Stories 81 Edited by John Metcalf and Leon Rooke. [N.pl.]: (Oberon Press, 1981). Pp. (4), 5-158,(2). 8vo, black cloth with white spine lettering. "The more concervative critics may grumble, and often do, but we've been publishing Best Canadian Stories for more than ten years now. The series has attracted a growing circle of readers and with every year that passes more and more Canadian writers are writing better and better stories. Our anthology may not be responsible for this, but its success has proved that a commitment to excellence helps to make excellence possible. This edition contains stories by writers as various as Clark Blaise and Mavis Gallant, W. P. Kinsella and Norman Levine, Alice Munro, Kent Thompson and Terence Byrnes. Katherine Govier and John Riddell are appearing in this series for the first time." -- from dust jacket. Contents: Clark Blaise's "Identity", Terence Byrnes's "Food People", Mavis Gallant's "The Assembly" [Grant & Malcolm, Mavis Gallant : An Annotated Bibliography B138], Katherine Govier's "The Dragon", W. P. Kinsella's "FirstNames and Empty Pockets", Norman Levine's "Continuity", Alice Munro's "Woo d" [Thacker, Alice Munro : An Annotated Bibliography B75], John Riddell's "The Smugglers", Linda Svendsen's "Who He Slept By", and Kent Thompson's "Green Things". Previous owners name inked to flyleaf, blind stamp of title page, four characters inked to rear pastedown, else very good in slightly nicked dust jacket. 75.00