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The Meeting at Telgte

By Grass, Gunter

San Diego, California, USA: Harcourt Trade Publishers, 1981. BU1 - A hard cover later printing withdrawn ex-library book in good- condition with a dust jacket in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in green paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with silver lettering and graphics on the spine and a large silver graphic on the front with very minor overall shelf wear plus there are the usual library stamps and label on the front freepaper, title page, and top outside paper edges plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus there is some light tape staining on the outside surfaces of the boards from where the dust jacket endflaps were taped down to the boards. The dust jacket shows very, very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the German. With an afterword by Leonard Forster. The story is set in 1647. The 30 Years' War is drawing to a close and a group of poets from all parts of Germany gathered togethe for the purpose of strengthening the last remaining bond within a divided nation: its language and literature. The author sets this fictitious meeting in parallel with a real meeting of German poets and writers, known as Group 47 at the end of World War II. This author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "The Tin Drum," "Dog Years," "Local Anaesthetic," "From the Diary of a Snail," "The Flounder," and "Cat and Mouse." 147p.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.00

The Paper Men
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The Paper Men

By Golding, William

New York, New York, USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. BD1 - A trade paperback book in very good+ condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with only very, very slight overall shelf wear. The main character is a hard-drinking, egotistical, talented and successful novelist. The writer is aimlessly roaming around Europe while having a nervous breakdown and the story revolves around a biographer who is following him to get his life story. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Lord of the Flies," "The Spire," "Pincher Martin," and "The Inheritors." 191p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75

The Poems of Doctor Zhivago

By Pasternak, Boris

Kansas City, Missouri, USA: Hallmark Cards, Inc., 1967. BD4 - A hard cover book in very good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in illustrated paper covered boards with pictoral endpapers with only very minor overall shelf wear. A collection of poems attributed to Yuri Zhivago, the title character of the author's novel "Doctor Zhivago." Pasternak wrote the poetry to be an integral part of the book. The author was noted for his poetry as well as his fiction. Translated from the Russian by Eugene M. Kayden. Illustrated with monochrome sepia drawings by Bill Greer. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. 61p.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Greer, Bill. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$1.75

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

By Boll, Heinrich

New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1975. BV3 - A hard cover 5th printing withdrawn ex-library book in good+ condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in black vinyl covered boards with gold lettering and graphics on the spine and gold graphics against a red background on the front plus graphics blind stamped on the front with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear on the top spine edge and bottom spine edge and board edges plus the book is slightly shelf cocked plus there are the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges, title page, and back endpaper plus there is residue (about 3.25"x4.5") from the removal of a label on the front endpaper plus there is some staining on the inside surfaces of the boards where the dust jacket endflaps were glued down to the inside surfaces of the boards plus some creasing around the bottom right corners of pages 113 through 116. The dust jacket shows minor overall wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus there is some light edge wear and wrinkling along the top edges plus there are two closed tears (about 0.5") on the front top edge near the left corner plus several cuts on the back (about 3", 2.5", and 0.5") near the top right corner plus there is some light staining on the endflaps from where they were glued down to the boards. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. A mystery in which the killer is named at the beginning and the story leads the reader back from an act of violence to the complex search for truth. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Acquainted with the Night," "Adam, Where Art Thou?," "18 Stories," "The Clown," "End of the Mission," "Group Portrait with Lady," and "Adam and The Train." 140p.. 5th Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Group Portrait with Lady
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Group Portrait with Lady

By Boll, Heinrich

New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Companies, The, 1973. CG4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light edge wear on the bottom board edges plus some soiling on the right outside paper edges plus the usual library stamps and pocket on the top and bottom outside paper edges and back endapapr plus some soiling on the inside board surfaces from where the dust jacket endflaps were glued down to the boards. The dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus there is the usual library label on the spine plus there is staining of the front & back endflaps from where there were glued down to the boards. A novel about the effects of Nazi Germany on a small group of people who lived there during the war. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. The book's main character is pursuing and interviewing a vast number of people in search of information about a famous but fictional author. This author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Acquainted with the Night," "Adam, Where Art Thou?," "18 Stories," "The Clown," "End of the Mission," and "Adam and The Train." 405p. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.25

The Poems of Doctor Zhivago

By Pasternak, Boris

Kansas City, Missouri, USA: Hallmark Crown Editions, 1971. BD4 - A tight, clean, sound copy with minor overall shelf wear with some heavy tape staining on the outside surfaces of the front and back boards and the front and back fixed endpapers from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps on the front and back free endpapers plus there is a patch of paper residue (about 2.5"x3.5") on the back free endpaper from a library pocket removed during the library's withdrawal process plus there is a tiny patch of light surface damage (about 0.5"x0.5") on the back free endpaper. The dust jacket shows minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light edge wear along the top and bottom spine edges and the right corners plus there some very, very light fading on the spine plus there is a label stain on the spine near the bottom edge plus there is a small closed tear (less than 0.5") at the front bottom left corner plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. Translated from the Russain by Eugene M. Kayden. With an introduction by James Morgan. A collection of poems attributed to Yuri Zhivago, the title character of the author's novel "Doctor Zhivago." Pasternak wrote the poetry to be an integral part of the book. The author was noted for his poetry as well as his fiction. Translated from the Russian by Eugene M. Kayden. Illustrated with full page full color illustrations by Bill Greer. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Doctor Zhivago." 70p.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. Illus. by Greer, Bill. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Meshugah
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Meshugah

By Singer, Isaac Bashevis

New York, New York, USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1994. CB2 - An as new, tight, clean, sound copy in red paper covered boards quarter bound in black cloth with gold lettering on the spine. The dust jacket is in very good+ condition with very minor overall shelf wear in the form of very, very light rubbing. This is the story of Holocaust survivors in New York in the early 1950s and their narrator. He is a magazine writer who finds himself in love with a young woman simultaneously in love with another, older man and Holocaust survivor. The story has bizarre twists and turns and unusual characters reflecting the author's skill as a storyteller. Translated by the author and Nili Wachtel. This book was originally published serially in 1981-83. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. By the author of "The Certificate," "A Crown of Feathers," "A Day of Pleasure," "The Family Moskat," "A Friend of Kafka and Other Stories," "Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories," "The Golem," "Image and Other Stories," "In My Father's Court," "The King of the Fields," "The Penitent," "Satan in Goray," "Shosha," and "The Slave." 232p. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.50

The Man of Property and Indian Summer of a Forsyte

By Galsworthy, John

New York, New York, USA: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. BU3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color and black and white photo illustrated wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus a crease in the front cover plus the original owner's name in blue ink on the front endpaper. This is the first volume in the author's family saga "The Forsyte Chronicles." The story of a man, his beautiful wife and her lover. The passions created by this triangle touch off a series of events that shake both this powerful family and the very world around them. This book is considered social history as well as great fiction as it portrays the British propertied class in the mid-Victorian era. This printing has a black and white photograph of the Forsyte family as seen on the N.E.T. TV presentation of "The Forstye Saga." The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Another Sheaf," "Awakening," "Beyond," "Fraternity," "In Chancery," "Jenseits," "Jocelyn," "Motley," "Saint's Progress," "A Sheaf," "Strife," "To Let," and "White Ship." 342p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

The Manor

By Singer, Isaac Bashevis

New York, New York, USA: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. BU4 - A tight, clean, sound copy in red cloth covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the front and gold and black lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some yellowing on the top outside paper edges. The dust jacket is in good+ condition with minor overall shelf wear mainly in the form of some light edge wear and chipping mainly around the spine top and bottom edges plus the front endflap is clipped plus there are book store price stamps on the front endflap plus there is some light yellowing overall plus there is a small (about 0.25") closed tear on the front top edge near the right corner. A novel about Poland from the late 1860s and on. A Polish count takes part in an unsuccessful revolt against Russia. His lands are confiscated and leased to a pious Jew who made his living as a grain merchant. This merchant recognizes that the times are changing as Poland begins leaving the Middle Ages behind, building railroads, highways and modern cities. The sale of timber off the land he leases forms the basis for his accumulation of a fortune. Unfortunately, the Merchant's inate conservatism makes him suspicious of the new revolutionary ideas that also begin to surface in Poland. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "The Certificate," "A Crown of Feathers," "A Day of Pleasure," "The Family Moskat," "A Friend of Kafka and Other Stories," "Gimpel the Fool and Other Stories," "The Golem," "Image and Other Stories," "In My Father's Court," "The King of the Fields," "Meshugah," "The Penitent," "Satan in Goray," "Shosha," and "The Slave." 442p.. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).

$2.00

The Autumn of the Patriarch
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The Autumn of the Patriarch

By Garcia Marquez, Gabriel

New York, New York, USA: HarperPerennial/Harper Collins Publishers, 1991. BX5 - A trade paperback in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with minor shelf wear overall that includes some light creasing to the front cover. The central character is a composite of Trujillos, Batistas, and Somozas. He is a genius at the barren politics of survival and is capable and guilty of the most savage brutality. He has become a lonely monster who shuffles through his palace every night checking the locks, looking for assassins and lighting a lantern for a quick exit. The author is a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude", "No One Writes to the Colonel, "The General in His Labyrinth" and "Love in the Time of Cholera." 269p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.00

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

By Boll, Heinrich

New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1976. BV3 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color illustrated white wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with clear platic lamination applied to the covers plus there is some very, very light yellowing of the spione plus there are the usual library marks, lable, stamp, and pocket on the spine, the copyright page, and the back endpaper. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Translated from the German by Leila Vennewitz. A mystery in which the killer is named at the beginning and the story leads the reader back from an act of violence to the complex search for truth. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Acquainted with the Night," "Adam, Where Art Thou?," "18 Stories," "The Clown," "End of the Mission," "Group Portrait with Lady," and "Adam and The Train." 140p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$1.75

Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice
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Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice

By Canetti, Elias

New York, New York, USA: Schocken Books, 1988. CA4 - A trade paperback withdrawn ex-library book in very good condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in color wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with clear plastic lamination applied to the covers plus there are the usual library label, stamp, and pocket on the spine, the copyright page, and the inside surface of the back cover. A book that examines the letters of Franz Kafka to his fiancée Felice Bauer for their insights into the writer's life and art. The author is a Nobel Prize winning author.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$3.00

Memoirs of Many in One

By White, Patrick

New York, New York, USA: Viking Penguin, 1988. CB6 - A tight, clean, sound copy in light blue paper covered boards quarter bound in darker blue cloth with gold lettering and graphics on the spine with minor overall shelf wear plus there is some fading aling the top and bottom board edges plus there is tape staining on the front and back boards from where the dust jacket was taped to the boards plus there are the usual library stamps, label, and pocket on the top outside paper edges, half title page, and title page. the dust jacket shows very minor overall shelf wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. A novel about the efforts by a mysterious woman's literary executor to put her papers in order after her death. It is basically about an unforgettable character and the evocation of the crazy splendor of her old age. By the author of "Flaws in the Glass" and "The Tyborn Affair." 192p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

$2.00

Midaq Alley The Thief and the Dogs Miramar

By Mahfouz, Naguib

New York, New York, USA: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1989. BX5 - A trade paperback book in good+ to very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated gray and green wraps with minor overall shelf wear with some light creasing on the spine plus there is some very light fading along the right edge of the back cover plus there is some very, very light edge wear along the top spine edge and at the corners plus there is some scattered very light rubbing on the front cover plus there is some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. This book contains three novels by the Nobel Prize winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz: "Midaq Alley," "The Thief and the Dogs," and "Miramar." With an introduction by John Fowles. "Midaq Alley" is translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick. It is the story of the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. "The Thief and the Dogs" is translated from the Arabic by Trevor Le Gassick and M. M. Badawi and is revised by John Rodenbeck. It is a novel about a thief, recently released from prison. He is an ardent nationalist as well as a onetime Robin Hood. The chilly reception by his family and a close colegue lead him to go on a rampage with a gun but he accidently kills two innocent people instead of his intended victims. He is then driven into hiding by the police and the popular press and finds himself hiding in an apartment overlooking a cemetary. "Miramar" is translated from the Arabic by Fatma Moussa Mahmoud and edited and revised by Maged el Kommos and John Rodenbeck as well as with notes by Omar el Qudsy. It is the story of the interlocking lives of people in a hotel in Alexandria. Endnotes, 581p.. Trade Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.00

The Paper Men
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The Paper Men

By Golding, William

New York, New York, USA: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1984. BD1 - A trade paperback book in very good- condition. A tight, clean, sound copy in tan wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus there is some light creasing on the spine. The main character is a hard-drinking, egotistical, talented and successful novelist. The writer is aimlessly roaming around Europe while having a nervous breakdown and the story revolves around a biographer who is following him to get his life story. The author is a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. By the author of "Lord of the Flies," "The Spire," "Pincher Martin," and "The Inheritors." 191p. . Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.75