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ABISH, Walter: Alphabetical Africa
New York: New Directions, 1974. Third Printing. 8vo. 152pp. Trade Paperback. Author's second book and first novel, written in the tradition of Roussel, Queneau, Perec and Mathews by using a constrictive form that adds one letter of the alphabet for each chapter, and then takes them away. Fine, with a black mark to the tail edges.

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ACKER, Kathy: Blood and Guts in High School
ACKER, Kathy. Blood and Guts in High School. New York: Grove Press, 1978. Later Printing. 8vo. Perfect bound into Wrappers. Very Good. 165pp. Faint mark to the tail edges.

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ACKER, Kathy: Hannibal Lecter, My Father
ACKER, Kathy: Hannibal Lecter, My Father. New York: Semiotext(e), 1991.

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ADAMSON, Gil: Help Me, Jacques Cousteau
ADAMSON, Gil. Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. Erin: The Porcupine's Quill, 1995. First Edition. 221x116mm. Trade Paperback. Inscribed by Author. Fine. 149pp. Inscribed on the title page by Adamson in the year of publication to the poet Victor Coleman.

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ADAMSON, Gil: Help Me, Jacques Cousteau
ADAMSON, Gil. Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. Erin: The Porcupine's Quill, 1995. First Edition. 221x116mm. Trade Paperback. Inscribed by Author. Fine. 149pp. A nice copy of the author's first trade book of short fiction, with an inscription and signature from the author "at the launch" dated Nov 95. With launch invitation postcard tipped in.

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ADAMSON, Gil: Salle D'Attente
ADAMSON, Gil. Salle D'Attente. Toronto: Two Bints Press, 1993.

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AEM & ROB READ: Atone Neither Overflowing Clause, Being Two Novellas in the Form of a Play
Toronto: Produce Press, 2005. Limited First Edition. Oblong 16mo. 119pp. One of 400 copies perfect bound (using glue guns no less) into silver coated paper, with the covers silk-screened and decorated with what the publishers call 'gore' (this seems to be a rather heavy red paint). The tail edges have also been treated with 'gore', often sticking the pages together making it possible to read the book only after physically separating them. The tail edge has also been cut on an odd angle, giving the book a rather bird-like shape when opened.

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ALEXIS, Andre: Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa
ALEXIS, Andre. Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa. Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1994.

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ALEXIS, Andre: Lambton Kent: A Play
ALEXIS, Andre. Lambton Kent: A Play. Toronto: Gutter Press, 1999.

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APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume: The Eleven Thousand Rods
APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume. The Eleven Thousand Rods. Solar Books, 2008. First Edition. 8vo. Perfect bound into Wrappers. New. 128pp. This centenary edition is the only uncensored version available, in a new modern translation by Alexis Lykiard.

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APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume: The Poet Assassinated
New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1968. First Edition. 4to. 128pp. Hard Cover. Bound into printed white cloth.Translated from the French by Ron Padgett. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Jim Dine. There is some light foxing to the white cloth and a small stain to the lower edge of the front board. Dustjacket is clipped, with some mild edgewear and some closed tears, one of which has been taped closed. Mild stain to the upper right rear panel. A wonderfully illustrated edition of this classic translation of Apollinaire's stories.

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APOLLINAIRE, Guillaume: The Poet Assassinated
San Francisco: North Point Press, 1984. First Edition. 8vo. 139pp. Perfect bound into printed wrappers, with separate dustjacket. Translated from the French by Ron Padgett. Fine in an Almost Fine jacket, which shows some slight browning.

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APOSTOLIDES, Marianne: Sophrosyne
APOSTOLIDES, Marianne. Sophrosyne. ill. Noriko Maeda. Toronto: BookThug, 2014. Revised and Updated Edition. 202x127mm. Trade Paperback. New. 167pp. Sophrosyne is one of only four virtues identified by Socrates -- four traits which, if lived deeply, define who we are as human beings. But sophrosyne is a concept our culture has long forgotten. "Self-restraint,' 'self-control,' 'modesty,' 'temperance' - none of these terms expresses the essence of the word. In this provocative new novel about desire and restraint in a digital age by acclaimed author Marianne Apostolides, 21-year-old Alex is consumed by the elusive problem of sophrosyne for reasons he cannot share with others. While Alex's philosophy professor believes studying it will help shed light on the malaise of our era, Alex hopes it will release him from his darkly disturbing relationship with his mother. As he attempts to uncover his mother's truth, Alex is drawn inside an amorphous, indefinable undercurrent of love and violation. Only through his lover, Meiko, does Alex open into a new understanding of sophrosyne, with all its implications. Reminiscent of Anne Carson's Autobiography of Red, Sophrosyne asks readers to surrender themselves to the book's logic and language. Infused with a sensuality balanced by its intellect, Sophrosyne reads like "the music's rhythm... soft like wax and supple, warm," pulsing through your veins.

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APOSTOLIDES, Marianne: Swim: A Novel
APOSTOLIDES, Marianne. Swim: A Novel. Toronto: BookThug, 2009. Limited Edition. 8vo. Perfect bound into Wrappers. New. 96pp. Attuned to a body in motion, Swim pulls the reader beneath the logic of prose, into the eroticism of language itself. The arcing rhythm of a body breathing &ndash a woman marking her birth as she swims in a pool &ndash sustains the unique and hypnotic language that becomes the medium through which this story moves. Swim entwines the present with those past actions and consequences that have brought Kat to the Greek mountain village where her father was born. She swims laps while her fourteen-year-old daughter reclines on a chaise lounge, poolside, reading a book. Without ever leaving the pool we enter discrete scenes with Katís parents, daughter, husband and lover. On entering each point in this history, Kat reveals an undertow of sound, rhythm and words in their rippling meanings. Each new lap moves Kat closer to her impending decision: whether she will leave her husband. But the deeper tension within this innovative novel derives from the writing itself -- its vital urgency that extends the possibilities of narrative beyond the fixed and into the fluid.

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AQUIN, Hubert: Les Sables Mouvants / Shifting Sands (Joseph Jones, trans.)
AQUIN, Hubert. Les Sables Mouvants / Shifting Sands. (Joseph Jones, trans.) Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2009.

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AQUIN, Hubert: Prochain Episode
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1967. First Edition in English, translated from the French by Penny Williams. 8vo. 125pp. Hardcover in Dustjacket. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Pages are browned as usual due to the cheap paperstock; dustjacket is lightly worn, with some rubbing and a few closed tears; speckled residue to the lower front panel. The First English Publication of the Novel that took Quebec by Storm.

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AQUIN, Hubert: Prochain Episode
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1967. First Edition in English, translated from the French by Penny Williams. 8vo. 125pp. Hardcover in Dustjacket. Pages are browned (the book was printed on chape paper) and the dustjacket is somewhat worn at the outer extremities with a few chips and closed tears; some rubbing besides. Remnants of price sticker to the upper right front panel. The First English publication of Aquin's classic allegorical novel.

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ARAGON: Paris Peasant
ARAGON. Paris Peasant. London: Pan Books, 1980.

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ARTAUD, Antonin: HELIOGABALUS or, the Crowned Anarchist
Creation Books, 2004. First Thus. 8vo. Perfect bound into Wrappers. New. 144pp. Antonin's novelised biography of the 3rd Century Roman Emperor Heliogabalus is his most accessible and his most extreme book. Written in 1933, at the time when Artaud was preparing to stage his legendary Theatre of Cruelty, Heliogablaus is a powerful concoction of sexual excess, self-deification and terminal violence.

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ARTAUD, Antonin: The Monk
Creation Books, 2003. First Edition in English, translated from the French by John Phillips. 8vo. 310pp. Trade paperback. New. Artaud's evil simulacrum of The Monk is th only work of sustained fiction by the infamous literary provocateur. Taking Matthew Gregory Lewis's gothic novel of 1794 as the raw material for an astonishing exploration of the far edges of death, sexuality, terror, language and the body, discarding entire chapters, recreating others and stamping his own distinctive identity on the work in his avowed aim to accentuate the story's violence and atrocity to the maximal degere. In Artaud's The Monk, sexual obsession is irrepressibly crushed together with murder, cruelty and blasphemy. The result is a searing narrative of massacred nuns, raped virgins and satanic retribution which will leave the reader simultaneously ensnared, gratified and abused.

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ATWOOD, Margaret: Bodily Harm
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1981. First Edition. 8vo. 301pp. Hard Cover.Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. Book is slightly cocked. Jacket has some modets wear at the outer extremities. There is nothing special about this book, other than bearing the previous ownership signature of one David McFadden.

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ATWOOD, Margaret: Wilderness Tips [INSCRIBED]
ATWOOD, Margaret. Wilderness Tips. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991. First Edition. 242x165mm. Inscribed by Author. Near Fine / Near Fine. 247pp. Front flap of the dustjacket is creased, otherwise a nice copy with only faint shelfwear and usual browning to the pages. This copy has been inscribed by the author to "Alice" on the half title.

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BAILLIE, Martha: The Incident Report
BAILLIE, Martha. The Incident Report. Toronto: Pedlar Press, 2009.

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BALLARD, J.G.: War Fever
London: Collins, 1990. First Edition. 8vo. 176pp. Fine with a small black mark to both the upper and the tail edges near the spine, in a Fine price-clipped dustjacket.

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BARBOUR, Douglas [ed]: The Story So Far 5
Toronto: The Coach House Press, 1978. First Edition. 8vo. 174pp. Perfect bound into wrappers. Ilustrated with black and white plates. Some rubbing to the outer extremities of the wrappers, a red mark to the upper right corner of the half-title page, otherwise fine.

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BARONE, Dennis: The Returns
BARONE, Dennis. The Returns. Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1996. First Edition. 190x127mm. Trade Paperback. Fine. 89pp. Short fiction.

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BARWIN, Gary; ROSS, Stuart: The Mud Game
BARWIN, Gary; ROSS, Stuart. The Mud Game. Toronto: The Mercury Press, 1995. First Edition. 209x146mm. Trade Paperback. Fine. 72pp. A charming, surreal, entertaining collaborative novel about the way television took over our lives one strange day but left us still singing.

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Beckett, Samuel: Malone Dies
Beckett, Samuel. Malone Dies. New York: Grove Press, 1956. Fifth Printing. 201x136mm. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 120pp. Beckett's prose work of an extraordinary death-bed soliloquy. Previous owner's name and date to the inside front cover; some light shelfwear and usual aging; spine faded.

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Beckett, Samuel: Molloy / Malone Dies / The Unnamable: A Trilogy
Beckett, Samuel. Molloy / Malone Dies / The Unnamable: A Trilogy. Paris: The Olympia Press, 1959.

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BELFUM, Erik: Star Fiction
St. Paul: Detour Press, 1996. First Edition 16mo. 117pp. Perfcet bound into wrappers. Fine. Belgum writes prose like a cyborg in the 21st Century trying to imagine what it was like to be human through the use of magical mathematical formulae conceived as the result of intermarriage between witches and chess robots.

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