NCL 44 – Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert


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Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert (New Canadian Library N44)

Series One

From the Back Cover:

Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and firmly established as an all-time favourite in the field of laughter, Paul Hiebert’s entertainingly profound study of a non-existent nobody immortalizes the “Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the Muse. In addition to his hilarious analysis of Sarah’s life and environment, and the influences on her work stemming from Ole the hired man, Rover the dog, and her friend, Mathilda Schwantzhacker, Professor Hiebert has rescued many of Sarah’s tenderest lyrics from oblivion.


Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert (New Canadian Library N44)

Series Two

From the Back Cover:

Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and firmly established as an all-time favourite in the field of laughter, Paul Hiebert’s entertainingly profound study of a non-existent nobody immortalizes the “Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the Muse. In addition to his hilarious analysis of Sarah’s life and environment, and the influences on her work stemming from Ole the hired man, Rover the dog, and her friend, Mathilda Schwantzhacker, Professor Hiebert also presents us with a wide selection of Sarah’s tenderest and most inspiring works.


Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

“Sarah Binks, the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan, as she is often called, no longer needs any introduction to her ever growing list of admirers.”

So begins Paul Hiebert’s critical biography of the wholly mythical but irrepressible Sarah Binks, who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the muse. In addition to his hilarious analysis of her career, and the influences of her work of Ole the hired man, Rover the dog, and her friend Mathilda Schwantzhacker, Hiebert also presents a memorable selection of the poet’s tenderest and most inspiring writing.

Published to unprecedented acclaim and laughter in 1947, SARAH BINKS, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, is a masterpiece of comic satire.


Sarah Binks by Paul Hiebert (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Five

From the Back Cover:

“Sarah Binks, the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan, as she is often called, no longer needs any introduction to her ever-growing list of admirers.”

So begins Paul Hiebert’s critical biography of the wholly mythical but irrepressible and irresistible Sarah Binks, who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the muse. In addition to his hilarious analysis of her career, and the influences on her work of Ole the hired man, Rover the dog, and her friend Mathilda Schwantzhacker, Hiebert also presents a memorable selection of the poet’s tenderest and most inspiring writings.

Published to unprecedented acclaim and laughter in 1947, Sarah Binks, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, is a masterpiece of comic satire.


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