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Lewis Thomas (Twayne's United States Authors Series, Book 547)

By: Angyal, Andrew J.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1535163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Wrinkle to first preface page.Very Good. 1989 Hard Cover. 141 pp. Lewis Thomas (November 25, 1913–December 3, 1993) was a physician, poet, etymologist, essayist, administrator, educator, policy advisor, and researcher...Many of his essays discuss relationships among ideas or concepts using etymology as a starting point. Others concern the cultural implications of scientific discoveries and the growing awareness of ecology. In hi... View more info

Primo Levi: Tragedy of an Optimist

By: Anissimov, Myriam

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The Overlook Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536637

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket creased along rear edge.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 608 pp. Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--has long hidden the true Levi. This major biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer, philosopher, and Holocaust witness, exploring the complex nature of a man who felt misunderstood, certain that future generati... View more info

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Modernism: A Cultural History

By: Armstrong, Tim

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Polity Press: 2005

Seller ID: 2271044

ISBN: 0745629830

Condition: Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia. 2005 Trade Paperback. The last 20 years has seen an explosion of work on literary modernism and its cultural and historical contexts. In this innovative study aimed at a general audience, Tim Armstrong seeks to define modernism not only by its aesthetics and literary genres but also by its links with broader cultural areas in which the'modern' is implicated and debated, and which inform its representational modes. View more info

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Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy

By: Arnold, Edwin T.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: University of Mississippi: 1999

Seller ID: 2197021

ISBN: 1578061059

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front endpaper. 1999 Trade Paperback. Originally published in 1993, this was the first volume of essays devoted to the works of Cormac McCarthy. Immediately it was recognized as a major contribution to studies of this acclaimed American author. American Literary Scholarship hailed it as a model of its kind. It has since established itself as an essential source for any McCarthy scholar, student, or serious reader.In 1993, McCarthy had recently published All ... View more info

The Deification of Abstract Ideas in Roman Literature and Inscriptions

By: Axtell, Harold L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher: 1987

Seller ID: 1501234

Condition: Fine


1987 Hard Cover. 100 pp. Reprint of the 1907 edition. CONTENTS: THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS INDIVIDUAL CULTS: State-Cults: Of the Republican Period, Of the Empire; Abstracts Popularly But Not Officially Worshipped; Occasional and Individual Deifications; Doubtful Examples; THE DEIFIED ABSTRACTS AS A CLASS: Their Origin; The Deified Abstracts in Literature: Literature of the Republic; Literature of the Early Empire; Literature of the First and Second Centuries A.D.; Literatu... View more info

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Ernest Hemingway: An Introduction and Interpretation (American Authors and Critics Series)

By: Baker, Sheridan

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1967

Seller ID: 1528264

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1967 Trade Paperback. 150 pp. CONTENTS: Chronology; Introduction; 1. Young Man With a Typewriter; 2. Nick - In Our Time; 3. Jake Barnes and Spring Torrents; 4. Frederic Henry and the Undefeated; 5. Bulls, and Winners with Nothing; 6. Green Hills and the Gulf; 7. It Tolls for Thee; 8. The Old Man; Selected Bibliography; Index. View more info

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Terminal Paradox: The Novels of Milan Kundera

By: Banerjee, Marcia Newcova

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld: 1990

Seller ID: 1294268

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Sticker remnants on front jacket panel.Very Good. 1990 Hard Cover. A critical survey of the work of Milan Kundera, best known as the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, and The Joke. View more info

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Lillabulero: A Journal of Contemporary Writing - Number Seven, Summer/Fall 1969 (Continuing a Second Series)

By: Banks, Russell; Matthews, William; Berry, Wendell; Snyder, Gary

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lillabulero Press, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2263769

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly creased. 1969 Trade Paperback. [ii], 102 pp. A collection of verse and reviews by and about various authors, including: A.R. Ammons; Russell Banks; Dave Kelly; Peter Wild; Robert Peters; Henry H. Roth; Andrei Codrescu; H.R. Hays; Vern Rutsula; J.D. Whitney; Robert Morgan; William Witherup; Gary Gildner; Robert Vander Molen; Howard McCord; Eric Torgerson; William Matthews; Charles Simic; Craig Sterry; Ray Kass; Greg Kuzma; Wichasha Anthony; Jeff Davis; Stu... View more info

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Emily Bronte Criticism: 1900-1968 -- An Annotated Check List

By: Barclay, Janet M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The New York Public Library & Readex Books: 1974

Seller ID: 1532520

Condition: Very Good


1974 Large Softcover. 76 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Check List - A. Books and Parts of Books; B. Articles; C. Books & Articles in Foreign Languages; Chronological Index. View more info

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Deceiving to Convey Truth

By: Beattie, Ann

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harbourfront Reading Series: 1997

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200923

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription. #48 of 150 signed, numbered copies, from a total edition of 550. Faint smudge to rear wrapper. 1997 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 25 pp. Ann Beattie discusses what it is to be a writer, analyzing her own writings and the writings of others.Keywords: ANN BEATTIE DECEIVING TO CONVEY TRUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE ESSAYS LITERARY CRITICSIM BIOGRAPHY View more info

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Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

By: Beer, Gillian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2198182

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. Gillian Beer's landmark book demonstrates how Darwin overturned fundamental cultural assumptions in his narratives, how George Eliot, Thomas Hardy and other writers pursued and resisted their contradictory implications, and how the stories he produced about natural selection and the struggle for life now underpin our culture. This second edition incorporates a new preface by the author and a foreword by the distinguished ... View more info

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Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

By: Berg, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271029

ISBN: 0060191791

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 223 pp. Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently enter... View more info

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The Astonishment Tapes: Talks on Poetry and Autobiography with Robin Blaser and Friends

By: Blaser, Robin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 2015

Seller ID: 2278609

ISBN: 0817358099

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on endpaper. 2015 Trade Paperback. Robin Blaser moved from his native Idaho to attend the University of California, Berkeley, in 1944. While there, he developed as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a lively arts community, and met fellow travelers and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. The three men became the founding members of the Berkeley core of what is now known as the San Francisco Renaissance in New American Poetry. View more info

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Spelling the Word: George Herbert and the Bible

By: Bloch, Chana

Price: $150.00

Publisher: University of California: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208250

Condition: Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting, jacket in near fine condition. 1985 Hard Cover. A scholarly examination of Biblical imagery in the poetry of George Herbert. View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: Bloom, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263560

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine slightly faded. 1998 Hard Cover. Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of Harold Bloom's life's work in reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. It is his passionate and convincing analysis of the way in which Shakespeare not merely represented human nature as we know it today, but actually created it: before Shakespeare, there was characterization; after Shakespeare, there was character, men and women with highly... View more info

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CADS: Crime and Detective Stories - May 1991 (No. 16)

By: Bradley, Geoff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: S/P: 1991

Seller ID: 2276108

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1991 Stapled Binding. A detective fiction monthly with articles on Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, and many more! View more info

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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance

By: Braxton, Joanne M.; Mclaughlin, Andree Nicola

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Faint stain on page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 470 pp. Pays an impressive tribute to the new renaissance in African-American literature. --New York Times Book Review The cultural and literary achievements of black American women are examined and celebrated in some 20 enjoyable, erudite essays by prominent scholars, critics, and activists. --Publishers Weekly This book is the first comprehensive collection of critical and theoretical essays to explore the ... View more info

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Gide

By: Bree, Germaine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276940

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket, small tear to inner front board, minimal pencil underlining. 1963 Hard Cover. An engaging literary criticism of the controversial French novelist and thinker. View more info

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The Demetrius Legend and Its Literary Treatment in the Age of the Baroque

By: Brody, Ervin C.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1972

Seller ID: 1839353

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket, lightly foxed.Good. 1972 Hard Cover. 323 pp. A thorough and fascinating work on the son of Ivan the Terrible, who escaped assassination when he was just a boy, and his portrayals in literature since. Dr. Brody analyzes the use in two baroque dramas of the Demetrius legend. Central to it and to much of the literary interest in it are the origin, personality, and motivation of Demetrius himself, and his figure as treated in these drama is the foca... View more info

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Mort Artu: An Old French Prose Romance of the XIIIth [13th] Century, Being the Last Division of 'Lancelot du Lac,' Now First Edited from Ms. 342 (Fonds Francais) of the Bibliotheque Nationale, with Collations from Some Other Mss.

By: Bruce, J. Douglas

Price: $35.00

Publisher: AMS Press Inc.: 1974

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266474

ISBN: 0404566499

Condition: Near Fine


Top corner faintly bumped. 1974 Hard Cover. xxxvii, [1], 315, [5] pp. 8vo. 1974 reissue of 1910 edition. View more info

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Plath's Incarnations: Woman and The Creative Process

By: Bundtzen, Lynda K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 1988

Seller ID: 1529620

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed & toned. 1988 Trade Paperback. 284 pp. Traces Plath's development as a woman artist, linking her life with her work. CONTENTS: 1. Lady Lazarus and Divine Activity; 2. Perfection is Terrible; 3. The Bell Jar: The Past as Allegory; 4. Plath's Imaginative World: Caught in the Net of Obscure Design; 5. The Female Body of Imagination; Notes; Works Cited; Index. View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambition... View more info

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Portraits in Fiction

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271605

ISBN: 0701173106

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages very faintly toned. 2001 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 101 pp. A remarkable, sumptuously illustrated exploration of the links between fiction, writers of fiction and portraits -- by the acclaimed Booker Prize winner. Portraits seem the opposite of fiction, fixed in time and space, not running with the curve of a story or a life. Yet since the birth of the novel, writers have been f... View more info

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Ford Madox Ford: A Study of His Novels

By: Cassell, Richard A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198965

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1961 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, 307 pp. This study is the first complete examination of all the works of Ford Madox Ford... With a thorough familiarity with and knowledge of all of Ford's works, the author traces the subject matter and the social-critical ideas of Ford's novels and examines the technical methods by which Ford realized these id... View more info

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D.H. Lawrence And The New World

By: Cavitch, David

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 1512804

Condition: Good


Edge wear, page ridges lightly foxed. 1969 Trade Paperback. 232 pp. David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. - Wikipedia View more info

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Marcel Proust (Overlook Illustrated Lives)

By: Caws, Mary Ann

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Overlook Duckworth: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268381

ISBN: 1585676489

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. 119 pp. The Overlook Illustrated Lives series offers visual literary biographies, informatively written by leading experts, accompanied by over a hundred photographs and illustrations, some unpublished and rarely seen, that bring to life the author's world. In this volume, Mary Ann Caws captures the details of Marcel Proust's life, from his daily routines to the elite social circle that fascinated his youth, and ha... View more info

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Agatha Christie: Official Centenary Edition, 1890-1990

By: Christie, Agatha

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper: 1990

Seller ID: 2196515

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1990 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A look at the personal life and prolific writing career of Dame Agatha. View more info

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Medievalia et Humanistica

By: Clogan, Paul Maurice (Editor)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Texas State University: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1293822

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Hard Cover. 266 pp. CONTENTS: Periodization and Self-Understanding in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times; Clio and The Lawyers; History and Prophecy in Medieval Thought; Beowulf As Heroic History; The Trouble with Muscovy; A Carolingian Borrowing from Second Nicaea; The Art of the Pseudo-Origen Homily De Maria Magdalena; The Ars Dictaminis and Rhetorical Textbooks at the Bolognese University in the Fourteenth Century; Cain and Abel... View more info

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The Substance That is Poetry

By: Coffin, Robert P. Tristram

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2155324

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Presentation copy inscribed & signed by author with nature scene sketch on front endpaper ('To Katherine Scholl Smith with best wishes, Robert P. Tristram Coffin'). 1942 Hard Cover. xiii, 167 pp. 8vo. An analytical work about poetry by the writer and poet who served as professor at Wells College and Bowdoin College, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1936. View more info

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Notes on Life & Letters

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / The Temple Press: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197198

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly rubbed & faded, gilt of spine titles a bit faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1921 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 354 pp. 8vo. Selections from short works originally published in periodicals, published here in book form for the first time, by the author of The Heart of Darkness and numerous nautical stories. Includes: LETTERS: Books; Henry James; Alphonse Daudet; Guy de Maupassant; Anatole France; Turgenev; St... View more info