A Time For Judas, Callaghan, Morley. Published by Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1983. First Edition. Signed without inscription by Author on half title. 8vo up to 9½” tall. 247 pages. Quarter black over blue boards, gilt spine titles and beige endpapers. Volume is in fine condition with former owner’s name neatly penned at top of free endpaper; unclipped dust jacket has light edge wear and otherwise fine.
A Time for Judas is a historiographic metafiction novel about a man in modern times who discovers tablets written by a scribe named Philo of Crete or Philo the Greek. Morley Callaghan (1903-1990) was a Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and TV and radio personality. He was the recipient of the Order of Canada and the Governor’s General Award. In a career spanning more than six decades, he published sixteen novels and more than one hundred works of short fiction. His literary circle included Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce. 003113 $20