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The British Library Treasures In Focus: William Blake's Notebook

By: Andrews, Jamie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The British Library: 2008

Seller ID: 2204261


An exceptional copy. 2008 Small Softcover. Full-color selections from the famous notebook adorn the pages of this pocket-sized volume. View more info

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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


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 h... 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


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 generat... 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


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 Al... View more info

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Curious Pursuits: Occasional Writing, 1970-2005

By: Atwood, Margaret

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Virago: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200680


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. Jacket lightly toned. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 413 pp. From the author of The Handmaid's Tale, inspiration for the Hulu original television adaptation. 'Whenever I resolve to write less and do something healthful instead, like ice dancing - some honey-tongued editor is sure to call me up and make me an offer I can't refuse. So in some ways this book is simply the r... 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


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


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


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


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


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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Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, And Sexuality In The Early Republic

By: Barnard, Philip; Kamrath, Mark L.; Shapiro, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1685724


First edition. Near Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. Illuminates this important but often neglected author, using gender and sexuality theories, as well as drawing upon his nonfiction output, to reenergize Brown’s work. View more info

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American Fiction, 1920-1940

By: Beach, Joseph Warren

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Russell & Russell: 1960

Seller ID: 2196642


Spine creased, cover and pages toned, book plate on reverse of front cover. 1960 Trade Paperback. x, 371 pp. This book offers a perfect introduction to contemporary American novels and their authors. John Dos Passos, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, Thomas Wolfe, John Marquand, James Farrell, John Steinbeck are men whose books have a permanent place in American literature. Out of his long critical experience, Professor Beach explains what each of the... 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


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


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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The Browning Cyclopaedia: A Guide to the Study of the Works of Robert Browning [Cyclopedia]

By: Berdoe, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.: 1892

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2155322


Second edition, published three months after the first. Edges rubbed, front board and margin of some pages lightly stained, library bookplates on endpapers, embossed library stamp on title page, no other ex-library indicators. 1892 Half-Leather. 828 pp. Robert Browning's poetic scope was broad, ranging from the beguiling magic of The Pied Piper of Hamelin to the epic book-length poem The Ring and the Book. This comprehensive selection includes over eighty of his shorter ... View more info

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Reading the Thirties: Texts and Contexts (Critical Essays in Modern Literature Series)

By: Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1979

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1896626


2nd printing. Lightly rubbed. 1979 Hard Cover. xi, 157 pp. A study of British literature in the 1930s, with discussions of W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, C. Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Graham Greene, Christopher Isherwood, George Orwell, and Edward Upward. Common subjects and themes are discussed, including the school, the frontier, the aeroplane, the new suburbia, the radio, and the cinema. 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


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


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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The Negro Novel in America

By: Bone, Robert A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Yale: 1968

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1995654


Revised edition. Spine creased, wrappers lightly toned, bookplate and ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1968 Trade Paperback. A history of novels written by Black Americans. View more info

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Yeats at Work

By: Bradford, Curtis

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205871


First edition. Ink name to front endpaper. Near fine. Jacket rubbed. 1965 Hard Cover. xix, 407 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Part One - Poems: An Introduction - Poems from The Wind Among the Reeds - Words and The Wild Swans at Coole - Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen - The Tower, Section III, and Lullaby - Poems Written in the 1930's; Part Two - Plays: An Introduction - At the Hawk's Well - The Words upon the Window-pane - The Resurrection - A Full Moon in March - Purgatory; Part ... 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


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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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


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 foc... View more info

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Alice's Adventures under Ground (British Library Treasures in Focus)

By: Brown, Sally

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The British Library: 2008

Seller ID: 2204262


An exceptional copy. 2008 Small Softcover. Full-color selections from Carroll's hand-written edition of the famous work. 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


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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New British Political Dramatists: Howard Brenton, David Hare, Trevor Griffiths, and David Edgar

By: Bull, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1840645


First edition. Bright copy. Very Good. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 244 pp. A masterful examination of four of England's premier modern playwrights: Howard Brenton, David Edgar, Trevor Griffiths and David Hare. Keeps a strong focus on the sociopolitical context of late 20th Century Britain and how this affected drama, and vice versa. 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


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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Re Joyce (ReJoyce)

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Norton: 1968

Seller ID: 2196794


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1968 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Burgess provides a readable, accessible guide to the writings of James Joyce. View more info

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John Keats' Fancy: The Effect on Keats of the Psychology of His Day

By: Caldwell, James Ralston

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1945

Seller ID: 2206740


No jacket, ink name and address to front endpaper, faint pencil underlining. 1945 Hard Cover. ix, 206 pp. CONTENTS: The Mind's Method: The Bardic Trance - The Poetic Report - The Probable Fact; The Rationale of Sensation: Keats and Association - Plain Imagination and Fancy; Endymion: The Technique of the Dream: Images and Exponents - The Poppy Coronet; The Simple Imaginative Mind: The Loadstone Concatenation - Abstract Ideas; Beauty is Truth: The Sweet and Bitter World -... View more info

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The Life of Friedrich Schiller: Comprehending An Examination of His Works (Collection of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition, Vol. 1026)

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1869

Seller ID: 1816988


Boards rubbed with some loss from corners, pencil name & date on front endpaper. 1869 Small Hard Cover. viii, 285 pp. Leather spine & corners over boards. Thomas Carlyle's critical biography of the German poet, philosopher, historian, and dramatist. View more info

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The Tavern Lamps Are Burning: Literary Journeys through Six Regions and Four Centuries of New York State

By: Carmer, Carl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197778


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket rubbed with minor loss to spine head, jacket spine faded. Pages toned. Jacket rubbed with minor loss to spine head, jacket spine faded. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, 567 pp. First edition. An interesting collection of works by American and British authors which focus on New York State, with a section of roughly 40 paintings of people and places. View more info