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A Survey of Polish Literature and Culture

By Kridl, Manfred

The Hague: Mouton & Co, 1967. Second English Edition. Hardcover. Good. Another fine contribution to the influential series of works of literary criticism, Slavistic Printings and Reprintings, edited by Cornelis H. Van Schooneveld. Ex-library copy with usual markings to spine, endpapers, etc.; but with minimal signs of use; in fact the checkout pocket card is empty. Penned library accession numbers inside front flap, library bookplate there, else clean, unmarked, and tightly bound, with linen cloth covers in blue. Second English language edition, translated from the Polish by Olga Scherer-Virski. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 525 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$16.00

A Survey of Polish Literature and Culture

By Kridl, Manfred

The Hague: Mouton & Co, 1956. First English Edition. Hardcover. Good. Another fine contribution to the influential series of works of literary criticism, Slavistic Printings and Reprintings, edited by Cornelis H. Van Schooneveld. Ex-library copy with usual markings to spine, endpapers, etc., with attractive library bookplate inside front flap; but with minimal signs of use; in fact the checkout pocket card is empty. Slight waffling to text-block, half-toning to endpapers, split to gutter of endpaper opposite title page, else clean, unmarked, and tightly bound, with linen cloth covers in blue. First English language edition, translated from the Polish by Olga Scherer-Virski. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. viii + 525 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$16.00

The Percy Letters, complete in two volumes: the correspondence of Thomas Percy & Thomas Warton; the correspondence of Thomas Percy & David Dalrymple, Lord Hailes; The Correspondence of Thomas Percy & Thomas Warton

By A.F. Falconer, eds

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover. Good. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copies, complete in two volumes, with unbruised tips, and clean, bright, unmarked interiors. Ex-library, with usual treatments, but with neither highlighting nor underlining, and checkout pocket slips are blank; it appears unused. Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1951 and 1954. General Editors for the series of which these contributions are a part are David Nichol and Cleanth Brooks. The editors for the Percy and Warton volume are M.G. Robinson and Leah Dennis; the editors for the Percy and Dalrymple volume is A.F. Falconer. Original publisher's rust-colored cloth, gilt lettering and decorations to spine. Both volumes feature attractive bookplates from Mount Union College in appreciation of the gift in Memory of Eric A. Eckler, Professor of English there from 1922-1955. xxxii + 189 pp.; xvi + 186 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$27.00

Three Modes of Modern Southern Fiction: Ellen Glasgow, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe
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Three Modes of Modern Southern Fiction: Ellen Glasgow, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe

By Holman, C. Hugh

Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xiv + 94 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$21.00

Writing and Criticism: a book for Margery Bianco
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Writing and Criticism: a book for Margery Bianco

By Moore, Anne Carroll and Bertha Mahony Miller

Boston: The Horn Book, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. Valenti Angelo. Withdrawn from an academic library, with several usual markings to endpapers, etc.; dust jacket flaps affixed to inside covers. No internal markings thereof past the endpapers, however, and no markings to spine, else a sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped.with neither highlighting nor underlining. The Table of Contents notes that the book is broken into two major Parts, the first being a sort of hagiographical literary biography, the second, a collection of some of Margery Bianco's finest literary criticism. Illustrated throughout by Angelo Valenti. 93 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$17.00

Sounding the Classics: from Sophocles to Thomas Mann

By Binion, Rudolph

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Contribution to the Study of World Literature, Number 83. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Black covers with gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. "Dazzling new insights into the greatest books of the Western heritage." 160 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$18.00

More Conversations with Walker Percy (Literary Conversations)
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More Conversations with Walker Percy (Literary Conversations)

By Lawson, Lewis A. and Victor A. Kramer,eds

Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. Extremely scarce in the trade, there being only three copies available as of this writing. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xv + 248 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$95.00

Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001
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Finders Keepers: Selected Prose 1971-2001

By Heaney, Seamus

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. First American Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Stated First American Edition, with "1" in number line present. Black hardcover in the colorful jacket as shown. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 450 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$20.00

Paradise Found
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Paradise Found

By Charlesworth, Arthur R

New York: Philosophical Library, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Published in 1973 in First Edition state by the Philosophical Library, New York. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gold at spine. 273 pp. Internals remarkably bright and clean. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$18.00

Salman Rushdie Interviews: a sourcebook of his ideas
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Salman Rushdie Interviews: a sourcebook of his ideas

By Chauhan, Pradyumna S

Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. As New. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 320 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$39.00

On Literary Biography
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On Literary Biography

By Updike, John

Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. As New. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny black linen cloth covers, black tape-backed spine. Published in First Edition state by the University of South Carolina Press. 43 pp. #185 of 500 copies ever printed. According to the publisher, in "On Literary Biography", John Updike lays out his skeptical, yet generous, reflections on reading and writing about the lives of literary figures. Asking what satisfactions literary biography may offer readers, he decides that "the first and perhaps the most worthy" is in allowing us to continue and expand our acquaintance with an author who interests us, so that we may "partake again, from another angle, of the joys we have experienced within the author's oeuvre". He tells of finding in a biography of Proust the solid details of what he had previously encountered through that writer's subjective sensibility, but he acknowledges that there can be other reasons for attending to the genre. If the reader is also a writer, a desire to learn the details of a fellow's craft may come into play. Or "in a diagnostic mood", readers may seek to relate features of a writer's achievement to the psychological and physical circumstances in which it occurred. Some of us, some of the time, may also take pleasure in seeing the human flaws of writers exposed and in watching as the literary mentality is turned to show an unsavoury side. Updike calls one variant of the biography that uncovers person Declaring his own disinclinations to be the subject of biographical treatment, he imagines a biographer "disturbing my children, quizzing my wife, seeking for Judases among my friends, rummaging through yellowing old clippings, quoting "in extenso" bad reviews I would rather forget, and getting everything slightly wrong". A particular apprehension he mentions is the frequency with which those who write about others misstate basic facts - an apprehension justified by the errors he is aware of in published assertions about his own life and background. Still, Updike's alertness to the risks of literary biography is yoked with the recognition that the genre can lead readers back to an author's works, if at times by a "nether route", and that in improving our access to literature, it "does perform useful work." Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$22.00

Why Read the Classics?
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Why Read the Classics?

By Calvino, Italo

Pantheon Books, 1999. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped.Translated from the original Italian by Martin McLaughlin. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 278 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$17.00

The Uses of Literature: Essays

By Calvino, Italo

New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1986. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Translated from the original Italian by Patrick Creagh. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. 341 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$22.00

Fay Weldon’s Wicked Fictions
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Fay Weldon’s Wicked Fictions

By Barreca, Regina, ed

Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. 234 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$22.00

The Princeton Anthology of Writing: Favorite Pieces by the Ferris/McGraw Writers at Princeton University
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The Princeton Anthology of Writing: Favorite Pieces by the Ferris/McGraw Writers at Princeton University

By McPhee, John and Carol Rigolot, eds

Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Representative pieces by many heavy-hitters in literature and journalism, from John McPhee and Jonathan Schell to Jane Kramer and Paul Taylor, Victor Navasky to Charlotte Grimes. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 373 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$29.00

Stranger Shores: Essays, 1986-1999
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Stranger Shores: Essays, 1986-1999

By Coetzee, J.M

London: Secker & Warburg, 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Fine. A superior copy inside and out, being a sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, paper-backed, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Gift-quality condition inside and out. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 374 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$39.00

As I Lay Dying: a concordance to the novel
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As I Lay Dying: a concordance to the novel

By Capps, Jack L

The Faulkner Concordance Advisory Board, 1977. Hardcover. Fine. Meticulous concordance of Faulkner's classic Southern Gothic novel. Includes a Statistical Summary of this stream of consciousness work, with a Histogram of word length and frequency. Vocabulary indexed by alphabet and by frequency. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. Textured cloth covers with brown lettering stamped to front and spine. Protected by a clear Mylar sheet. xvii + 428 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$95.00

The Voyage that Never Ends: fictions, poems, fragments, letters
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The Voyage that Never Ends: fictions, poems, fragments, letters

By Lowry, Malcolm; Michael Hofmann, ed

New York: New York Review Books, 2007. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Malcolm Lowry, "brilliant and essential to any calculation of twentieth-century fiction," presented "In His Own Words." Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear including slight furling to back bottom edge. Protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. xvi + 518 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$22.00

The Lais of Marie de France: text and context
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The Lais of Marie de France: text and context

By Burgess, Glyn S

Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Review of the works of 12th-century poet Marie de France. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Navy covers with gilt lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xii + 245 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$27.00

Addressing the Letter: Italian women writers' epistolary fiction
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Addressing the Letter: Italian women writers' epistolary fiction

By Salsini, Laura A

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. An analysis of major 19th and 20th century Italian women writers. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Gray-green cloth covers with black lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. x + 190 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.

$24.00

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