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Gustav Mahler; Der fremde Vertraute

By Fischer, Jens Malte

DTV / Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 2010. Text in German; this is the original German paperback of the biography of the composer Gustav Mahler by a professor of the history of theater at the University of Munich (white cover with red & black lettering, photo of Mahler on the front, has very slight edge wear; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Trade Paperback. Very Good.


Shakespeare's Personality
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Shakespeare's Personality

By Holland, Norman; Homan, Sidney; Paris, Bernard J. (editors)

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: University of California Press, 1989. The essays in this volume examine Shakespeare from a variety of perspectives based on contemporary psychoanalysis (maroon covers with gold lettering on spine; black pictorial dust jacket with white lettering, portrait of Shakespeare on the front; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. As New/As New.


Kenneth Grahame; Life, Letters and Unpublished Work
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Kenneth Grahame; Life, Letters and Unpublished Work

By Chalmers, Patrick R

Port Washington, NY, U.S.A.: Kennikat Press, 1972. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of the Scottish writer, author of Wind in the Willows, first published in 1933; includes some of his letters and other writings, a frontispiece portrait, and other illustrations (black cloth with gold lettering, small bump on front cover, pages very slightly tanned; otherwise a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


Carlo Michelstaedter and the Failure of Language

By Bini, Daniela

Gainesville, FL, U.S.A.: University Press of Florida, 1992. This is a study of a little-known Italian-Jewish philosopher, poet, and artist, who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1910 after completing his dissertation, published posthumously as Persuasion and Rhetoric, a commentary on Plato and Aristotle's relation to the pre-Socratic philosophers and an influential work in modern rhetoric; frontispiece portrait of Michelstaedter (red cloth with silver lettering; a bright, clean, tight copy). Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.


Thomas Eakins (2 Volumes)

By Goodrich, Lloyd

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1982. Published for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., this is a two-volume boxed set, an extensively illustrated biography of Eakins by an important art historian, a curator and later the Director of the Whitney Museum of Art, who published an earlier biography of Eakins in 1933, based on research that included conversations with Eakins' widow and interviews with his friends and former students, many of whom were the subjects of his portraits, and access to Eakins' letters and notebooks; this new book takes into account the extensive research and literature on Eakins since 1930; includes 275 illustrations in both black & white and color; signed by author on front endpaper of Volume I (white & tan textured cloth with tan lettering, both volumes in near fine condition except that spines are foxed, slipcase in nearly perfect condition). Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 9 1/4" X 11 1/4". Boxed Set.


Joe Rapoport: The Life of a Jewish Radical

By Kann, Kenneth

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.: Temple University Press, 1981. An autobiography of a Jewish radical who grew up in a shtetl during the Russian Revolution, emigrated to America, organized garment workers and unemployed councils in the twenties and thirties, and later joined a Jewish farming community in California (dust jacket has some small tears along the edges, otherwise bright and clean). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.


Lobbyist for the People: A Record of Fifty Years

By Marsh, Benjamin C

Washington, DC, U.S.A.: Public Affairs, 1953. The autobiography of the founder of the People's Lobby, organized in 1930 with John Dewey as President, which fought for relief and, during the New Deal and the Fair Deal, for more fundamental reforms; one section of the book deals with the rise and fall of the Third Party movement in the 1920s (black cloth with gold lettering). First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.