Bullock (1969) Sixteen Stories as They Happened – Post-modern Surrealism Short Stories


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Bullock, Michael. Sixteen Stories as They Happened. (Vancouver: Sono Nis, 1969)

Octavo. 116 pages. Hardcover. Bound in beige-linen, cloth-covered boards stamped in black on the spine. Wrapped in a matt DJ printed in green, red, orange and black. Lime-green endpapers.

Condition: VG, top edge spotted, else in nice condition. DJ shows soiling, edgewear.  Corners slightly bumped, spine slightly canted.

Michael Bullock (1918–2008) was a British poet, novelist and translator.

He was born in London and studied at the Hornsey College of Art. He went to Canada in 1968 as a Commonwealth Fellow at the University of British Columbia, where he later taught creative writing and translation, finally retiring as emeritus professor in 1983.

He translated nearly 200 literary works from French and German into English, and won many awards in the process. These included the Canada Council French Translation Award (1979) for his translation of Michel Tremblay’s short story collection Stories for Late Night Drinkers, and the inaugural Schlegel-Tieck Prize. He was the principal English translator of Swiss playwright Max Frisch.

He also published numerous works of prose and poetry under his own name. His novella Randolph Cranstone and the Glass Thimble (1977) was named British New Fiction Society Book of the Month.

He died in London.