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According to Jake and the Kid: a Collection of New Stories By W.O. Mitchell (signed) by  W.O Mitchell - Signed First Edition - 1989 - from Lindenlea Books (SKU: 005102)

According to Jake and the Kid: a Collection of New Stories By W.O. Mitchell (signed)

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According to Jake and the Kid: a Collection of New Stories By W.O. Mitchell (signed)

by Mitchell, W.O

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Near Fine/Near Fine
ISBN 10
0771060734
ISBN 13
9780771060731
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Toronto, Canada: Douglas Gibson / McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1989. Signed by author on title page. Lightly bumped on ends of spine, "from the Library of" stamp (2.5 x 1. inch - no name filled in) on ffep, remaining pages spotless and binding tight. Overall, near fine. DJ very lightly rubbed on top end of front flap fold, else near fine. Winner of the 1990 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Award. Protected in mylar.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

W.O. Mitchell , the only Canadian author recognizable by initials alone, was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1914. Educated at the University of Manitoba, he lived most of his life in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta, where for many years he was the most renowned resident in High River. He and his wife, Merna, subsequently moved to Calgary. During a very varied career Bill Mitchell travelled widely and was everything from a Depression hobo to the fiction editor of Maclean ’ s . A gifted teacher, he was visiting professor at the University of Windsor for several years, and a creative writing instructor at the Banff Centre for many summers. His best-loved book is Who Has Seen the Wind . Since its publication in 1947 it has sold over half a million copies in Canada alone, and is hailed as the greatest Canadian book on boyhood. The classic edition, illustrated by William Kurelek, became a bestseller in 1991. Complementing that book is his 1981 best-seller How I Spent My Summer Holidays , hailed by some critics as his finest novel, although Since Daisy Creek (1984) and Ladybug, Ladybug …(1988), Roses Are Difficult Here (1990), For Art's Sake (1992) and The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon (1993), illustrated by Wesley W. Bates, were also well-received best-sellers. Besides The Kite (1962) and The Vanishing Point (1973), he was also noted for his two collections of short stories, Jake and the Kid (1962) and According to Jake and the Kid (1989). Based on the legendary CBC radio Series, both classic story collections won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His last book, An Evening with W.O. Mitchell , contains his most popular performance pieces, and concludes with “The Poetry of Life”, the lecture that he delivered from a wheelchair to The Writers’ Union Conference in Winnipeg in 1996. A noted performer of his own work, W.O. Mitchell recorded cassette versions of both Who Has Seen the Wind and According to Jake and the Kid , while a selection of pieces from An Evening with W.O. Mitchell , performed by W.O., is also available on cassette. Our novelist and script-writer was also a successful playwright whose five plays are included in the collection entitled Dramatic W.O. Mitchell . He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973, and was an honorary member of the Privy Council. He was the subject of a National Film Board documentary, and in 1994 he was awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 1996 the City of Calgary named its book prize in his honour. He was, in Pierre Berton’s words, “an original.” W.O. Mitchell died in February 1998 at his home in Calgary.

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Details

Bookseller
Lindenlea Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
005102
Title
According to Jake and the Kid: a Collection of New Stories By W.O. Mitchell (signed)
Author
Mitchell, W.O
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0771060734
ISBN 13
9780771060731
Publisher
Douglas Gibson / McClelland & Stewart Inc.
Place of Publication
Toronto, Canada
Date published
1989
Keywords
W.O. Mitchell
Bookseller catalogs
Canadian;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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