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New Directions 23
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New Directions 23

By [Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder] Laughlin, J. [Editor]

New York: New Directions, 1971. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 208 x 141 mm, 216 pages, in brown cloth, titles to spine, in a pictorial dust jacket.SIGNED by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder on the front end paper. Ferlinghetti has contributed four poems, while Snyder's contribution is a transcript of a talk he gave at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara. This volume also contains work by Robert Bly, Robert Duncan, Charles Henri Ford, Denise Levertov, and James Purdy, among others. With a certificate of authenticity for the two signatures. Copies signed by both writers are uncommon. SCARCE SIGNED. CONDITION: Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Small bump to top of upper board, internally clean, bright, and unmarked. The dust jacket has a bit of edge wear and soiling to the panels and light sunning to the spine and flaps. The upper panel shows a light imprint of some kind in the lower half. Nonetheless, this is a nice, collectible copy, especially with the presence of signatures by two well-known authors.

$165.00

The Reed Reader
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The Reed Reader

By Reed, Ishmael

New York: Basic Books, [2000]. First Edition, First Printing. Small 4to (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; 240 x 165 mm), xxx, 486, [4] pages. Near Fine in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Spine ends slightly bumped. INSCRIBED by Ishmael Reed on the title page: "For / Brian, / good / wishes. / Ishmael Reed / May 3 2000." Excerpts from Reed's novels, plays, essays, short stories, and poems. With a lengthy introduction by the author. A lovely copy.

$53.00

More Stories We Tell: The Best Contemporary Short Stories  by North American Women
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More Stories We Tell: The Best Contemporary Short Stories by North American Women

By Martin, Wendy [Editor]

New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; 208 x 138 mm), xv, 362, [2] pages in wrappers. A Fine copy.*SIGNED by Ann Beattie, Amy Hempel, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Jamaica Kincaid, Mary Gaitskill, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Louise Erdrich at their respective contributions. A collection of short stories by some of the world's most acclaimed writers. SCARCE SIGNED.

$131.00

Victory or Vested Interest?
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Victory or Vested Interest?

By Orwell, George; G.D.H. Cole; Harold Laski; Mary Sutherland; and Francis Williams

London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1942. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo (7 1/2 inches / 190 mm), vii, 97 pages. Original orange boards, titles in black to spine. Boards bowed, rear hinge cracked but holding, edges foxed. The dust jacket is unclipped, moderately toned, and has some nicks, mostly along the spine. A Very Good copy overall.Five essays based on lectures organized by the Fabian Society, which promotes democratic socialism. The essays deal with various aspects of life in wartime Britain, such as culture, the need for sacrifice, nationalization of industry, the nature of democracy during wartime, and the contribution of women to the war effort. Orwell's essay deals with culture and criticizes both Left and Right. SCARCE, especially in dust jacket.

$150.00

War Book
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War Book

By Allen, Robert R. (Editor)

Fairfax, California: The Red Hill Press, No date (early 1970s) . No edition stated. A rare antiwar chapbook featuring poems by Ezra Pound and Wilfred Owen, an excerpt from a small-arms training manual, a letter from the mother of a soldier, and other texts that highlight the horrors of war. Numerous striking illustrations by Cynthia Steinberg. 32 unnumbered pages, 21.5 cm tall. Some foxing to covers, rusting to staples. Near Fine in stapled wrappers. Rare; no other copies appear in the market as of mid-August 2016. Vietnam isn't mentioned anywhere in this volume. However, one of the text excerpts is from a remark attributed to President Nixon in 1969 following Moratorium Day and a march on Washington: "Under no circumstances will I be affected by what you do or say."

$250.00

Recitative: Prose by James Merrill
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Recitative: Prose by James Merrill

By McClatchy, J.D. [Editor]

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1986. First Edition. SIGNED by J.D. McClatchy, the editor, on the title page. A collection of poet James Merrill's prose pieces -- interviews, essays, stories, and reviews -- over a period of 40 years. 8vo., xvi, 202 pages. Near Fine, with an ink mark on page x, in a Near Fine dust jacket that has light age toning to the flap edges. Some of the material in this book appears for the first time. Most of it, though, has long been out of print or unavailable. There's something for everyone: essays about other poets, notably Dante, Wallace Stevens, and Elizabeth Bishop, travel notes from the Far East, an essay on the paintings of Corot; a talk to the first female graduating class from Amherst, reminiscences about his friends; and three short stories.

$50.00

New Campus Writing, 1966
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New Campus Writing, 1966

By Miller, Nolan (Editor)

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1966. First Edition. Stories and poems by 29 university students, including some who went on to distinguished writing careers. Contributors include Joy Williams (State University of Iowa) with her story "In Search of Boston." And Joseph Bruchac (Cornell) contributes two poems, "First Deer," and "The Underwing Moth." Each is the author's first book appearance. 8vo., 182 pages. Very Good in wrappers, with some light toning to the covers as well as a crease in the top left corner of the back cover. SCARCE.

$60.00

New Masses: An Anthology of the Rebel Thirties
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New Masses: An Anthology of the Rebel Thirties

By North, Joseph (Editor)

New York: International Publishers, 1969. First Edition. INSCRIBED by Joseph North, the editor. A collection of fiction and nonfiction from the pages of the magazine New Masses. With work by Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Dreiser, James Agee, Kenneth Patchen, John Dos Passos, Richard Wright, Nelson Algren and Garcia Lorca (translated by Langston Hughes), among many others. Inscribed by North on the front free endpaper to the artist Raphael Soyer and his wife: "You were inspirers of this book. With love/ Joe North." Dated in the year of publication. A nice association: Soyer was noted as a socialist realist artist, who taught at the John Reed Club and the New School for Social Research, in addition to such places as the National Academy and the Art Students' League. Octavo, 318 pages. Spine crease and lower edge bump; Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with a corner tear to the lower front flap, a small chip to the upper rear panel and some soiling. SCARCE

$250.00