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Many people think that an auction, being conducted in public, is wholly transparent and that each lot will reach its appropriate price. I shall show you here how foolish such a view is. Auctions are the most exciting way of buying books and usually the most expensive. They are volatile and unpredictable, and they can [..]

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This was the southwest breeze blowingwhere the stone-blind mole had passed.This was the meat of what was unspoken. This was the nose of the mole.Later, I felt a prickle, a draught in my eye. As though a hand had reached inside to rubmy liver. Poetry «Canadian Notes & Queries.


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Quoting Frank O’Connor in her introduction, Urquhart suggests that a characteristic of the short story is its “‘intense awareness of human loneliness.’” To be sure, loneliness has been a staple of short fiction from Chekhov to Cheever, but, not satisfied with mere loneliness, Canadian authors prefer a good heartrending sob.