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Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker, Sometime Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on the Staff of His Excellency General Washington

By: Mitchell, S. Weir; Pyle, Howard

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt: 1897

Seller ID: 2203396

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, a few faint stains to boards. 1897 Hard Cover. xi, 567 pp. With illustrations by Howard Pyle. This book should be a favorite with physicians on account of the fact that it was written by one of the guild, so well written indeed that it is destined to take rank with the leading favorites of the past, and it seems at last as if the present generation would have, in the person of Dr. Mitchell, an American novelist worthy of the name. This story is laid in the times of Washington and inside glimpses are given of early Quaker life in Philadelphia, and the names familiar to us in history ... View more info

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A True Novel

By: Mizumura, Minae; Carpenter, Juliet Winters

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Other Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262839

ISBN: 1590512030

Condition: Very Good


First American edition - a paperback original. Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines lightly creased. 2013 Trade Paperback. 454, [1]; 457-854, [1] pp. Pictorial wrappers. The first English translation of Honkaku Shosetsu, originally published in 2002. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. A remaking of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights set in postwar Japan. A True Novel begins in New York in the 1960s, where we meet Taro, a relentlessly ambitious Japanese immigrant trying to make his fortune. Flashbacks and multilayered stories reveal his life: an impoverished upbringing as an orphan, h... View more info

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House Made of Dawn

By: Momaday, N. Scott

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Perennial Library: 1989

Seller ID: 2285617

ISBN: 0060916338

Condition: Near Fine


Pages faintly toned. 1989 Trade Paperback. 212 pp. Pulitzer Prize Winner. A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world—modern, industrial America—pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, and goading him into a destructive, compulsive cycle of depravity and disgust. Beautifully rendered and deeply affecting, House Made of Dawn has moved ... View more info

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House Made of Dawn

By: Momaday, N. Scott

Price: $200.00  $160.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297072

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Edges lightly toned. 1968 Hard Cover. 212, [4] pp. 8vo. Author's first novel, and the first novel by a Native American author to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. A young Native American, Abel has come home from war to find himself caught between two worlds. The first is the world of his grandfather’s, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, and the ancient rites and traditions of his people. But the other world—modern, industrial America—pulls at Abel, demanding his loyalty, claiming his soul, and goading him into a destructive, compulsiv... View more info

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The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865

By: Moore, Frank

Price: $10.00

Publisher: P. F. Collier: 1889

Seller ID: 2300221

Condition: Fair


Minor loss to spine head, ink name and gift note on front endpapers, front hinge broken, first few pages loose but included. 1889 Hard Cover. 560 pp. An anthology of stories, poems, songs and other literature from the American Civil War, published 24 years after the war ended. View more info

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The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore, with Selected Translations from The Fables of La Fontaine

By: Moore, Marianne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273747

ISBN: 0670235059

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edge wear to jacket. 1967 Hard Cover. 305 pp. Marianne Moore (November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972) was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit...Moore came to the attention of poets as diverse as Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, H.D., T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound beginning with her first publication in 1915. From 1925 until 1929, Moore served as editor of the literary and cultural journal The Dial. This continued her role, similar to that of Pound, as a patron of poetry; much later, she encouraged promising young poets, including Elizabeth Bi... View more info

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Mary Boykin Chesnut: A Biography

By: Muhlenfeld, Elisabeth; Vann Woodward, C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2208660

ISBN: 0807118044

Condition: Very Good


Wrapper page corners very lightly dog-eared, page ridges faintly foxed, a few pages dog-eared. 1992 Trade Paperback. xv, 271 pp. In her admirable biography of Mary Chesnut, Elisabeth Muhlenfeld has American literature as well as American history in her debt. -- C. Vann Woodward. Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823--1886) is known today for her excellent firsthand account of life in the Confederate States of America. A Diary from Dixie (republished in 1981 as Mary Chesnut's Civil War)is far more than a simple diary, however, for Mrs. Chesnut's drawing room was a social center for many of the most ... View more info

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Killing Commendatore

By: Murakami, Haruki; Gabriel, Philip; Goossen, Ted

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291693

ISBN: 052552004X

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Bottom corner lightly bumped. 2013 Hard Cover. 681, [15] pp. 8vo. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen. The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84. In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a ... View more info

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Literature & Theology in Colonial New England

By: Murdock, Kenneth B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper: 1963

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2260615

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1963 Trade Paperback. A scholarly overview of the flourishing arts and letters of the Puritans, and how their work may be viewed in comparison with other 17th century literary trends. View more info

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Glory

By: Nabokov, Vladimir; Nabokov, Dmitri

Price: $45.00  $36.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2156537

ISBN: 0070457336

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Personal copy of Rochester journalist Henry W. Clune, with his name & address on front endpaper, and ink underlining & notations to some pages, jacket price crossed out. Very Good. 1971 Hard Cover. 205 pp. A novel by the author of Ada, Lolita, and Pale Fire, originally published in Russian in 1932 under the title Podvig. Translated into English here for the first time by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov. Despite seven nominations for the National Book Award for fiction, Nabokov never won the honor. Though he originally wrote in Russian, he later took to writing in English, a... View more info

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Family Terrorists: A Novella and Seven Stories

By: Nelson, Antonya

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2282277

ISBN: 0395686792

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 269 pp. In the dazzling novella that gives this collection its title, a fractured family gathers for an odd reunion. Six years after their divorce and forty years after their first wedding, the parents of the four grown Link children are remarrying. Lynnie Link, the youngest sibling, travels with her wastrel brother to Montana for the event, and in the family's gathering their essential fragility becomes all too apparent. Family terrorism is the tactic that undermine... View more info

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The Siege of the Seven Suitors

By: Nicholson, Meredith

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1910

Seller ID: 2287386

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Spine head and spine base rubbed, board corners bumped. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Illustrated by C. Coles Phillips and Reginald Birch. The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson, published in 1910. The reader with an active imagination will get the most pleasure out of this comedy of mysteries. Above everything, he should not take it seriously; even the author does not seem to do that. It is an impossible story of two sisters who are to be married off by a rich but eccentric maiden aunt.She relegates the younger, Hezekiah, to th... View more info

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The Best Short Stories of 1919, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

By: O'Brien, Edward J.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Small, Maynard & Company: 1924

Seller ID: 2266220

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket, spine faintly toned, ink name on front endpaper, pencil marginalia on Contents page. 1924 Hard Cover. xix, 414 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Kitchen Gods, by G.F. Alsop; An Awakening, by Sherwood Anderson; Willum's Vanilla, by Edwina Stanton Babcock; A Night Among the Horses, by Djuna Barnes; Long, Long Ago, by Frederick Orin Barlett; Dishes, by Agnes Mary Brownell; The Blood-Red One, by Maxwell Struthers Burt; The Wedding-Jest, by James Branch Cabell; The Wrists on the Door, by Horace Fish; Government Goat, by Susan Glaspell; The Stone, by Henry Goodman; To the Bitter End, by Ric... View more info

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The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor

By: O'Connor, Flannery; Giroux, Robert

Price: $12.00  $9.60

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2294697

ISBN: 0374515360

Condition: Near Fine


Recent reprint (13-digit ISBN). 1971 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, [1], 555, [1] pp. Winner of the National Book Award. The publication of this extraordinary volume firmly established Flannery O'Connor's monumental contribution to American fiction. There are thirty-one stories here in all, including twelve that do not appear in the only two story collections O'Connor put together in her short lifetime--Everything That Rises Must Converge and A Good Man Is Hard to Find. O'Connor published her first story, The Geranium, in 1946, while she was working on her... View more info

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The Long Voyage Home: Seven Plays of the Sea - The Moon of the Caribees; Bound East for Cardiff; The Long Voyage Home; In the Zone; Ile; Where the Cross is Made; The Rope (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books 111)

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1940

Seller ID: 1914634

Condition: Very Good


Early reprint (1942 or 1943 - two lines of text beneath illustration on front jacket panel). Includes original jacket. Jacket spine toned, lightly rubbed with minor loss from jacket spine ends. 1940 Hard Cover. 217 pp. A collection of seven nautical works by the Nobel Prize winning playwright. Includes: The Moon of the Caribees; Bound East for Cardiff; The Long Voyage Home; In the Zone; Ile; Where the Cross is Made; The Rope. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (16 October 1888 – 27 November 1953) was an American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature. His plays are among the fi... View more info

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The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 146)

By: O'Neill, Eugene [Gladstone]; Trilling, Lionel

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York: 1949

Seller ID: 1924155

Condition: Very Good


1949 reprint. Very good copy in worn jacket. Jacket rubbed & toned, 1 inch chip from spine base, two 1/2 inch chips on other corners, large tear along front flap fold - now protected under mylar. xix, 260 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. Three classic plays by the 1936 Nobel Prize winning dramatic realist playwright, together in one volume, with introduction by Lionel Trilling. Includes: The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape. View more info

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The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books, ML 146)

By: O'Neill, Eugene [Gladstone]; Trilling, Lionel

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2196864

Condition: Very Good


First thus (stated on copyright page). Lacks jacket. Spine a bit faded. 1937 Hard Cover. xix, 260 pp., no terminal publisher ad. Three classic plays by the 1936 Nobel Prize winning dramatic realist playwright, together in one volume, with introduction by Lionel Trilling. Includes: The Emperor Jones; Anna Christie; The Hairy Ape. View more info

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Funland

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $175.00  $140.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert, publisher: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196152

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #30 of 150. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates without inscription on limitation page. Softcover in dust jacket. An exceptional copy. 1981 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. A fine press short story by the prolific, award-winning American author, with an introduction by Oates. This limited edition of 110 copies -- 100 numbered copies in paper wrappers (the version offered here) and 26 lettered copies in marbled boards -- was designed by C. Freeman Keith and printed letterpress on Mohawk Letterpress paper from Monotype Plantin at The Stinehour Press... View more info

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A Garden of Earthly Delights: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200613

ISBN: 0812968344

Condition: Near Fine


1st thus. Signed by author without inscription. Revised and rewritten with a new afterword. Fine. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 403 pp. Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In A Garden of Earthly Delights, Oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farm-workers. Desperate to rise above her haphazard existence of violence and poverty, determined not to repeat her mother’s ... View more info

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New Heaven, New Earth: The Visionary Experience in Literature

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196947

ISBN: 0814907431

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Jacket flaps lightly toned. 1974 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307 pp. 8vo. Oates's second volume of literary criticism, examining the conflict between innovation and relatability when it comes to writing. Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE LITERARY CRITICISM JOYCE CAROL OATES NEW HEAVEN EARTH VISIONARY EXPERIENCE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Wonderland: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196948

ISBN: 0814906591

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Jacket spine very slightly faded. 1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. 8vo. The gripping story of Jesse Vogel, a neurosurgeon whose boyhood has been shattered by the tragic loss of his family. Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE JOYCE CAROL OATES WONDERLAND SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Crossing the Border: Fifteen Tales

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196949

ISBN: 0814907741

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Page ridges foxed. 1976 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times. Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE SHORT STORIES JOYCE CAROL OATES CROSSING BOARDER PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Last Days: Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton, Inc.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196951

ISBN: 0525242481

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 241 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the winner of the National Book Award, who was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times. Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE SHORT STORIES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES LAST DAYS SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Will You Always Love Me?

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: James Cahill Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196158

ISBN: 0964045427

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 26 lettered copies, this being Z. Signed by Joyce Carol Oates without inscription on limitation page. An exceptional copy. 1994 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 28 pp. A short story by the prolific, award-winning American author. This first edition was limited to 75 numbered copies and 26 deluxe copies (the version offered here). Keywords: JOYCE CAROL OATES WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME SHORT STORIES LITERATURE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Angel of Light

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196934

ISBN: 0525054839

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Pages lightly toned. Light crease on rear jacket flap corner. 1981 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 434 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winning author who has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize multiple times. Keywords: AMERICAN FICTION LITERATURE JOYCE CAROL OATES ANGEL LIGHT PULITZER PRIZE WINNER SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Night-Side: Eighteen Tales

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Vanguard Press, Inc.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2196964

ISBN: 0814907938

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Jacket a bit toned. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 370 pp. 8vo. Eighteen short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION SHORT STORIES PULITZER PRIZE WINNER JOYCE CAROL OATES NIGHT-SIDE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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American Appetites: A Novel

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197184

ISBN: 0525247254

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Set in an affluent upper-class suburb in the late 1980s, this chilling tale by master storyteller Joyce Carol Oates reveals the dark side of the American Dream. A close-knit group of friends draws closer, and then apart, when scandal and tragedy erupt among them. Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Will You Always Love Me? and Other Stories

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197182

ISBN: 0525939725

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee. Surveying a cross-section of the American scene, a collection of twenty-four short stories takes readers from inner cities to isolated backwaters with such titles as The Goose Girl and Good To Know You. Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES WILL YOU ALWAYS LOVE ME SHORT STORIES SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Foxfire

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2197186

ISBN: 0525936327

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Board edges very slightly faded. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436 pp. 8vo. A novel by the National Book Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee. In upstate New York during the 1950s, five rebellious teenage girls form a gang and embark on a mission of fury, anger, violence, and revenge. By the author of Black Water. Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN FICTION JOYCE CAROL OATES FOXFIRE SIGNED FIRST EDITION View more info

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Such Beauty

By: Oates, Joyce Carol

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: William B. Ewert: 1989

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201053

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, copy C of 26 lettered copies. Signed by author without inscription. 1989 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Through the night, that thin sifting sound. By morning the world's locked in ice: all the leaves ice-petals, the tree trunks Ionic columns of light. Such beauty looks permanent, doesn't it? Keywords: AMERICAN LITERATURE POETRY POEMS JOYCE CAROL OATES SUCH BEAUTY View more info