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Flying a Red Kite [SIGNED]

Hugh Hood

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ISBN 10: 0889841101 / ISBN 13: 9780889841109
Editorial: Porcupine's Quill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1987
Usado Condición: Fine Soft cover
Librería: Bag End Books (MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada)

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This is a fine copy of the soft cover version of this work published earlier in paperback (1967) and in hard cover (1962). INSCRIBED TO HUGH HOOD'S CLOSE FRIEND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CLAUDE BISSELL. INSCRIPTION READS : WITH LOVE TO MY GREAT FRIENDCLAUDE BISSELL AT THE. SEPT. 10/91 HUGH HOOD. This copy is identified by ISBN as 1987, but in fact, appears to be 1990 from information on the copyright page. N° de ref. de la librería 001261

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Título: Flying a Red Kite [SIGNED]

Editorial: Porcupine's Quill, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Inscribed by Author(s)

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It all started towards the end of the 1930s when the young Hugh Hood serviced a flourishing Saturday Evening Post route with more than fifty weekly customers. That was where the author-to-be first encountered the short story, in the formula fiction of the famous magazine writers, Damon Runyon, Guy Gilpatric, Arthur Train, and of course the Master, P.G. Wodehouse. By the '40s, Hood had discovered Pocketbooks, and, in particular, My Life and Hard Times (included in The Thurber Carnival) which led first to a story called `Recollections of the Works Department' and later to some of the methods employed in his opus, The New Age / Le nouveau siècle.

For a writer who once professed `If in the course of my life I can get a half a dozen stories printed, I'll be satisfied', Flying a Red Kite marked a different kind of beginning. The first selection of ten stories was completed in March of 1962 by John Colombo and Robert Weaver for publication by the Ryerson Press. Both editors felt at the time that an additional story was required to round out the sequence to a cohesive volume. Hood wrote `The End of It', and that is how we have it here -- the eleven stories of Hood's first book-length publication, to which the author has added a lengthy introduction and a checklist of bibliographical data.

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Hugh Hood was born in Toronto in 1928 and studied at the University of Toronto, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1955. He worked as a university teacher for over forty years -- over thirty of those years spent at the Université de Montréal. He was married to painter and printmaker Noreen Mallory and had four children. He died in Montreal in August of 2000.

Hood wrote 32 books, amongst them novels, collections of stories and essays, an art book, and a book of sports journalism. His most extended project, begun in 1975 and occupying him right up until the time of his death, was a twelve volume roman fleuve entitled The New Age / Le nouveau siècle. The last book in this series, Near Water, was published by Anansi in 2000.

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