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THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998.  THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS.  NUMBER ONE., Chambers, Douglas.
21 Chambers, Douglas. THE BOY ON A HORSE: A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH 16 APRIL 1998. THE FRIENDS OF THE OSBORNE AND LILLIAN H. SMITH COLLECTIONS OCCASIONAL PAPERS. NUMBER ONE.
Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto, 1998, limited to an edition of 500 copies. 
30 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. B&w frontispiece. ISBN 092060143X The text of a lecture given by Douglas Chambers "on the travel diary of Francis Godolphin, the 'Boy on a Horse', who was the grandson of John Evelyn. It is the first travel journal in English written by a child, and we are privileged to enjoy it with as rich and knowledgeable an authority as Douglas Chambers". Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS., Chapman, Abraham.
22 Chapman, Abraham. THE NEGRO IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE BY AND ABOUT NEGRO AMERICANS.
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, Wisconsin State University, Oshkosh, 1966. 
135 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Negro in American Literature; A Bibliography of Literature By and About Negro Americans - Bibliographies; Periodicals and Journals; Anthologies; Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Criticism, Literary and Cultural History, Scholarship; Essays and Miscellaneous Prose; Autobiographies; Biographies; Music, Spirituals, Blues, and Jazz; Folklore; Art; Education; Background and Reference Works; History; Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Politica l Economy; Civil Rights, Politics, and Nationalism; Press and Journalism; Religion. Interior - previous owners name, faint erased pencil marks, soft corner crease and tiny edge tear on first page; light browning to inside of covers, other w i s e c l e a n and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - moderate wear on spine, browning to edges of covers and to spine, corner crease on front cover, very light rubbing, small sticker removal marks on front cover. G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
23 Clarke, Kenneth & Clarke, Mary. THE HARVEST AND THE REAPERS: ORAL TRADITIONALS IN KENTUCKY.
Lexington University Press of Kentucky 1974 0813102014 / 9780813102016 Hard Cover Very Good - 
98 pp, 8 3/16" H. "The oral tradition of Kentucky is one of the most interesting in the nation and has attracted a number of outstanding men and women - scholars and writers, teachers and singers - who have devoted their energies to Kentucky's folk and their ways. Some have collected examples of the state's unique speech patterns and word usages. Others have recorded local place names and the legends that surround them, or the yarns and tall tales transmitted from one generation to the next. Musicians have sought the authentic mountain folksongs, both old and new, and gifted writers have woven details of their Kentucky upbringing into poems, novels, and stories. Here is described the work of these enthusiastic students." Contents: Preface; Introduction; Folk Images of Kentucky; Kentucky Words and Brief Expressions; The Yarnspinners in Kentucky; Folk History and Legends; Kentucky Singers; Folklore in Kentucky Literature; Summing Up; Published Sources; Unpublished Sources. Book is lightly cocked, scattered areas of light color fading on spine and hinges, light edge wear, light rubbing on boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF SHELLEY., Collins, John Churton, selected and introduced by.  Percy Bysshe Shelley.
24 Collins, John Churton, selected and introduced by. Percy Bysshe Shelley. POEMS OF SHELLEY.
London Caxton Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jessie M. King, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
246 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 plates (b&w with touches of pink and gold) by Jessie M. King (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Longer Poems; Dramas; Miscellaneous Poems; Lyrics; Sonnets; The Witch of Atlas; Early Poems; Notes; Appendix: Original Preface to 'Adonais'; Index of First Lines. Very light browning to free endpapers, light browning to frontispiece tissue - cause minor toning to frontispiece and title page, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, soft crease to fore-edge of approx. pages 37 to 66 and 79 to 110, light wrinkles at bottom corner of pages 111-122, tiny scuffs to top edge gilt, very light edge wear - one tiny edge dent, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small air bubble under cloth on rear board, very small faint water mark on fron board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
25 Cordeaux, E.H. and Merry, D.H. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTED WORKS RELATED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
809 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is an enumerative bibliography classified under some 500 headings. It embraces all aspects of University and College life and institutions and comprises more than 10,000 entries. The compilers are both members of the staff of the Bodleian and they have systematically explored its vast resources as well as taking account of other likely repositories of Oxford material. In addition to books, the Bibliography includes articles from a large number of periodicals and records a mass of eighteenth and nineteenth century ephemeral literature which reflects University policy and politics, and which is probably unknown and unavailable outside the Bodleian." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, minor soiling, minor edge wear, very small dent on front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY., Cruttwell, Patrick.
26 Cruttwell, Patrick. THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
Columbia University Press, New York, 1970, 2nd printing. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the 1590s; Donne and the "New-found Methods"; The Poetry of the Shakespearean Moment (Donne's 'Anniversaries' and Shakespeare's Last Plays); The Society of the Shakespearean Moment; Puritanims and the Dramatic Attitude; The Beginnings of Rationalism - Lord Herbert of Cherbury; The Civil War, and the Split in the Age; The Classical Line; Criticism and Poetry after the Restoration; Conclusion. Minor edge wear to boards, very light soiling to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny chips, light fading to spine, flap-folds and part of front panel, two light small stains on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
27 Currey, L.W. With David G. Hartwell. SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION.
Boston G.K. Hall 1979 0816182426 / 9780816182428 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. Brick-coloured cloth printed in black with gold lines. No dust jacket - as issued. Contents: Pseudonyms; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Listings in Alphabetical Order. Dampness mark at bottom corner of approx. pages 450 to end of book, small bump at top corner of both boards, 2" light scratch on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, small light liquid stain on top of text block and at bottom corner of fore-edge of text block, very light browning to top of text block. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES:  STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING., Damrosch, Leopold, Jr.
28 Damrosch, Leopold, Jr. GOD'S PLOT & MAN'S STORIES: STUDIES IN THE FICTIONAL IMAGINATION FROM MILTON TO FIELDING.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1985, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0226135799 "Combining literary criticsm with psychology, sociology, and the history of ideas, (this book) offers a fresh approach to the often-asserted connection between Puritanism and the rise of the English novel. Its premise is that the Christian myth, far from serving as a simple, unified background to fiction, was paradoxical and full of potential conflicts, and that these were particularly vivid in the Puritan ima g i n a t i o n . The extraordinary power of Puritan psychology rests in the control it granted Providence over the individual. Yet as a basis for fiction, Puritanism confronted a paradox that is the central theme of Damrosch's study - the tensio n be tw ee n fi ct io ns that confess themselves to be fictional and the Puritan faith in human life as a narrative invented by God....Damrosch holds that the eighteenth-century novel was preeminently a novel of ideas, not simply illustrating or al lu din g t o i de as but te sti ng them and fighting with them. As such, individual masterpieces found unique solutions to shared cultural problems. They demand to be understood from within, even while an attempt is made to trace their historical de velo pmen t. Acc ord ingl y, D amro sch examines a series of major works in detail. After surveying Puritan ideas about the self, time, and language, he considers two very different modes of Puritan narrative: Milton's 'Paradise Lost' and Bunya n's autob iogra phy and all egori es. Damro sch then explores the transition to secular narrative in eloquent discussions of Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Richardson's 'Clarissa', and Fielding's 'Tom Jones'. A glance at Sterne's 'Tristram Shandy' co nclu des th e book , wi th re flect ions o n th e futu re of the novel in an age when providential pattern could no longer be asserted as synonymous with literary design." 1" faint line indentation on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket moderate w rinkl ing and a few tiny tears/ chips along t op ed ge, lig ht edge wear wrinkling at bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC., Davies, Robertson.
29 Davies, Robertson. A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
360 pp + index, 8vo (8 1/2" H), dark blue cloth with silver lettering and medium blue decoration on spine, medium blue initials and decoration on front board. A collection of essays on the subjects of literature, literary criticism and drama, gathered under the headings: A Call to the Clerisy; Enjoying and Enduring; Ovid Is Not Their Master; From the Well of the Past; Making the Best of Second Best; The Hue and Cry after a Good Laugh; In Pursuit of Pornography; Spelunking on Parnassus; Epilogue; Index. Two pages with small dog-ear creases, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PETER McARTHUR., Deacon, William Arthur.
30 Deacon, William Arthur. PETER McARTHUR.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
180 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, blindstamped signature & border on front board. B&w portrait. One of the "Makers of Canadian Literature" series, edited by Lorne Albert Pierce. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Tiny light glue mark on free rear endpaper, a few very tiny dlue marks at top of inside front hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES., Denham, Robert D.  (Northrop Frye.)
31 Denham, Robert D. (Northrop Frye.) NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802026303 / 9780802026309 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
449 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Northrop Frye was one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious: his publications include thirty-eight books and monographs, nearly 300 essays and articles, and some 15 reviews and miscellaneous pieces. His reputation is international: he has been the subject of numerous books, a forthcoming biography, and thirty doctoral dissertations from universities as far-flung as Freiburg, Oxford, and Texas. With this bibliography, the massive body of work by and about Frye is now made readily accessible for the first time. More than 2500 entries are included, organized in a practical and straightforward structure. Part One, covering works by Frye, is arranged in chronological order. Part Two, which deals with secondary sources, is presented in alphabetical order. (The author) has provided ample notation for the many hundreds of entries; with the primary sources, he has quoted from Frye's own words as far as possible to illuminate the tone as well as the content." Minor soiling to top/bottom edges of text block, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF COLERIDGE., Dowden, Edward, selected and introduced by.  (Samuel Taylor Coleridge.)
32 Dowden, Edward, selected and introduced by. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge.) POEMS OF COLERIDGE.
London Caxton Hard Cover Good Charles Pears, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
275 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in yellow/ orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 colour plates by Charles Pears (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Early Poems; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (in seven parts); Christabel; Sibylline Leaves (Poems occasioned by Political Events / Love Poems / Meditative Poems); Odes and Miscellaneous Poems; Prose in Rhyme; Notes; Glossary; Appendix (Monody on the Death of Chatterton - 2nd draft); Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers and to frontispice protector, very light browning on pastedowns, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, two small and one tiny dent on edges of rear board, small stain and tiny dent on rear edge of spine, small light stain and light rubbing on rear board, slight fading to spine colour, two small raised areas on front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
33 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LISTENING TO VOICES.  A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997.  THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES.  NUMBER TEN., Doyle, Brian.
34 Doyle, Brian. LISTENING TO VOICES. A LECTURE GIVEN AT THE OSBORNE COLLECTION IN LILLIAN H. SMITH BRANCH, NOVEMBER 20, 1997. THE HELEN E. STUBBS MEMORIAL LECTURES. NUMBER TEN.
Toronto Toronto Public Library 1997 Limited Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
Unpaginated, 8 1/2" H. B&w frontispiece. The text of a lecture by Brian Doyle, Canadian children's book author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
EXPATRIATES AND PATRIOTS:  AMERICAN ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, AND WRITERS IN EUROPE., Earnest, Ernest.
35 Earnest, Ernest. EXPATRIATES AND PATRIOTS: AMERICAN ARTISTS, SCHOLARS, AND WRITERS IN EUROPE.
Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1968, first edition. 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "A considerable amount of our literary and social criticism has been based on the premise that during much of our history the United States has been inhospitable to the intellectual and the a rtist. The term 'exile' has been used frequently and Henry James has been pictured as the prime victim. The present study is a detailed examination of a selected number of representative writers, artists, and intellectuals who spent a con s i d e r a b l e amount of time abroad. Its purpose is to determine the extent to which they were 'exiled', and especially to learn what they had to say about the contrast between the American and European scenes....Those discussed are Irving, Ti ck no r, B an cr of t, C ogswell, Cooper, Morse, Greenough, Powers, Allston, Story, Fuller, Hawthorne, James, Frederic, and Wharton. In a special chapter devoted to the unique problems of the expatriates of the 1920's, such figures as Stein, Hemi ngw ay, Cr owl ey, Fi tzg era ld, and the Crosbys are included...." Very small light stain at bottom corner of pages 194 and 195, minor browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is pric e cl ippe d, h as l ight bro wnin g on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LATVIAN LITERATURE UNDER THE SOVIETS 1940-1975., Ekmanis, Rolfs.
36 Ekmanis, Rolfs. LATVIAN LITERATURE UNDER THE SOVIETS 1940-1975.
Norland, Belmont, Massachusetts, 1978, first edition. 
533 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0913124324 Contents: Preface; Introduction; Literary Scene in Latvia During the First Year of Soviet Rule, 1940-1941; Latvian Communist Writers in the Soviet Union, 1941-1945; Literary Decli ne During the Period of Zhdanovism; Latvian Literature During the First Thaw, 1953-1957; The Aftermath of the Thaw, 1957-1960; Today: A Battle for Cultural Autonomy; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index. Minor browning to edges of textblock , m i n o r w rinkling at bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has a few tiny edge tears - some with creases, light curling to edges, very light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TOMIE DEPAOLA:  HIS ART & HIS STORIES.  (DE PAOLA), Elleman, Barbara.  Preface by Trina Schart Hyman.
37 Elleman, Barbara. Preface by Trina Schart Hyman. TOMIE DEPAOLA: HIS ART & HIS STORIES. (DE PAOLA)
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999 0399231293 / 9780399231292 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Tomie dePaola 
218 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Tomie dePaola is among the best known, best loved artist-authors creating books for children today. His art and his stories, filled with imagination, humor, elegance, and curiosity, emanate from a love of life reflected in everything he does. Barbara Elleman, a critic in her own right, explores Tomie dePaola as artist and storyteller. The result is this fascinating, highly readable account which looks first at dePaola's life, complete with family photographs, and then at the extraordinary scope of his work - autobiographical picture books, folktales, Christmas themes, religious stories, collections, and more. She explores patterns and motifs that thread through his illustrations from the beginning; discusses major influences on his art; gives a rare glimpse at his fine art and his 'non-book' designs; provides an intriguing step-by-step account of the development of a picture book, 'Big Anthony, His Story', from the original draft of the manuscript to finished art. Ms. Elleman's thoughtful narrative brings a fresh appreciation of this unique artist-author. Tomie dePaola's followers and those discovering him for the first time will find this remarkable volume filled with over 200 illustrations a feast for the eye to be looked at again and again." A few very tiny edge bumps. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
38 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
39 Fabre, Michel. (Richard Wright.) RICHARD WRIGHT: BOOKS & WRITERS.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, (1990), Ist edition. 
299 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Richard Wright, born in Mississippi in 1908, was largely self-taught...In this valuable work Michel Fabre, Wright's biographer and foremost among Wright scholars, details the volumes in Wright's library, and the facts of Wright's reading habits. This listing of books that formed and influenced him includes second-hand books he bought while living in extreme poverty in Chicago, some borrowed books never returned, books purchased in New York and in Paris, books Wright deemed required reading for a growing novelist, gift books, and others in a wide and comprehensive list on such subjects as contemporary American literature, classic European works, Afro-American studies, psychology, psychiatry, criminology, and social sciences...details information about when and where the volumes were acquired. In compiling this listing Fabre goes beyond the actual contents of Wright's library, for he includes also titles drawn from references in Wright's works and from the testimonies of people who knew him and his reading habits. Included also is an appendix that collects for the first time reviews written by Wright, his prefaces, forewords, and blurbs...In them one sees Wr ight as an author ready to help younger writers, black and white, American and French." This is an unread book, just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
40 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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