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Court of Memory. by James McConkey - Paperback - First Edition Thus [1993], so stated.   - 1993. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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Court of Memory.

by James McConkey

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Boston, MA David R. Godine: Nonpareil Books, 1993. Paperback First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. First Edition Thus [1993], so stated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities.The binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a single unobtrusive cosmetic flaw. Bright and Clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.5 x 0.85 inches). xiv, 273 pages. Language: English. Weight: 13 ounces. Nonpariel Books #71. The hardcover edition was published in 1983. Trade Paperback. These sequential meditations by one of our most skillful writers constitute a unique genre -- part autobiography, part introspection, part observation, part narrative -- in which a life is continually re-examined in the light of experience and time. Taking personal experience as his core, McConkey builds upon it to reveal connections and create an encompassing "court of memory." We come to know him, his family, his friends, and in the process we recognize elements of our own lives as well. The nexus through which these words pass is the writer's memory. His opening quotation from St. Augustine tells much about both the man and his vision: "All this I do inside me, in the huge court of my memory. There I have by me the sky, the earth, the sea, and all the things in them which I have been able to perceive. There too I encounter myself."


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