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D. H. Lawrence: Novelist

By Leavis, FR

UK: Pelican, 1973. D. H. Lawrence, Novelist by F.R. Leavis, D.H. Lawrence is some 384pp & less than 500g. The noted British critic here presents one of the most penetrating short studies of D. H. Lawrence. reviewer says "... Heroic in that it's the first serious scholarly attempt to clear Lawrence of charges that he was a bad writer and obsessed with sex . . ." . Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 18 Cm.

$5.60

A Memoir of Jane Austen

By James Edward Austen-Leigh

The Folio Society, 1996. Folio edition in cream slip case. James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. reviewers says >>> Reading it brought me closer to Jane Austen and her family, rather like an oral contribution to family history, which is one of my interests. An enjoyable experience. . Hardback. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.

$19.60

American Literature 1919-1932 a Comparitive History

By McCormick, John

UK: Routledge & Kegan Pau, 1971. 256pp & less than 500g. "This is a brilliant, succinct and penetrating work and should be a standard introduction to the literature and cultural climate of the period. It is a short history of the most important creative period of American literature, which includes such names as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner. The author's account of this period is both critical and historical, and the writers and their work are discussed with proper regard to the social and cultural situation of the so called "lost generation" . Paperback. Good/None issued.

$13.30

AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References

By NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan

Libraries Board of South Australia, 1972. AUSTRALIAN LITERARY PSEUDONYMS. An Index. With Selected New Zealand References by NESBITT, Bruce and HADFIELD, Susan. Less than 500g to post,134 crisp pp.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 23 Cm.

$9.10

The Oxford Literary History of Australia

By Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer

Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998. The Oxford Literary History of Australia, well over the 500g mark & heading to 500pp. Key Features are: Sixteen leading cultural historians and literary critics from around Australia - Invaluable guide to major writings in all literary genres: poetry, drama, fiction, radio, film, and television - Entries recognise the diversity of Australian writing and its historical and political contexts - Two outstanding chapters on Aboriginal writing - Highly useful chronology of key lives, publications, and social and political milestones, both Australian and overseas - Comprehensive index of works, individuals, and themes Bennett, Bruce & Strauss, Jennifer Published by Oxford University Press, Melbourne (1998) . Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 21.5cm.

$21.00

VITA, The Life of Vita Sackville-West
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VITA, The Life of Vita Sackville-West

By Glendinning Victoria

Penguin, London, 1984. Nice copy, tight binding, white pages, no names etc. Less than 500g to post.. Card Cover. Good/None issued. 17.5cm.

$8.40

Norman Lindsay on Art, Life and Literature

By Lindsay Norman

University of Queensland Press, 1990. A selection of Norman Lindsay's writings illustrated with Lindsay's pen drawings.. 1st Soft Cover Edition. Card Cover. Fair/good. 20cm.

$17.50

Virginia Woolf

By King, James

UK: Hamish Hamilton, 1994. ex-Cheshire lib with usual indicators, 700pp & 1.3kg packed to post. review & jacket blurb says >>"...This biography is the first to fully explore the relationship between her troubled life and her novels, essays, book reviews, letters, and diaries - celebrated works that made her such a noted literary figure." "All her life Woolf struggled with sadness that threatened to overwhelm and destroy her. In many ways her writings were attempts to counteract these powerful feelings and to grasp the healing forces of life. This was her central reason for writing: to investigate and curb her fascination with death and, at the same time, to capture the vitality of existence. The paradox was that such affirmation inevitably brought her back to the subjects she knew best: the destructiveness of men, the burdens of the past, and the fragility of life. In this absorbing biography James King examines how the raw material of Woolf's daily existence was transformed into art, and he pays close attention to her search for forms of writing that encompass a new feminist aesthetic.". Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 25 Cm.

$19.60

Gertrude & Alice

By Souhami, Diana

UK: Pandora, 1991. In this book the odd, legendary, and passionate collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas is eyed with detailed objectivity by London critic Souhami. This book presents the engaging backstage story to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas--and, surprisingly, the first Stein biography in more than a decade. Photographs by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton stand out among illustrations that convey Stein and her world. review >>> it was facinating learning about these two women and thier unique lives. 300 crisp white pp, approx 900g packed for post. Souhami's own comment >> With Gertrude and Alice I played on the irony that the perfect marriage: loyalty, commitment, delight in each other til death do us part, was between two women. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, first met in Paris on Sunday 8 September 1907 and from that day on were never apart until Gertrude’s death on Saturday 27 July 1946.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 23.5cm.

$21.70

NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED Alan Alda
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NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED Alan Alda

By Alda Alan

Arrow Books, London, 2007. The wry, genial attitude of the book is clearly Alda's own. You can feel his personality on the pages, He makes his story as appealing as a chat with an old frikend. A thoughtful and very enjoyable read. . Card Cover. Good. 16cm.

$9.10

THE MYSTERY OF LEWIS CARROLL Understanding the Author of Alice In Wonderland

By Woolf Jenny

Haus Books, London, 2010. Jenny Woolf's biography takes note of the evidence that is now available to help us understand this famous Victorian poet, mathematician, writer, photographer and children's author. Laying waste to the myths and suspicions that have obscured Carroll's reputation, Woolf ultimately unravels the puzzles surrounding Carroll through an understanding of the mindset of his time, making sense of the supposed contradictions in his life and in his work.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 22cm.

$22.40

MAURICE CHEVALIER The Authorised Biography

By Bret David

London: Robson Books, 2002. David Bret tells the full, colourful story of Chevalier's extraordinary life and career. Bret evokes the early years of French music hall with finesse and describes the extraordinary collection of weird and wonderful stars that formed Chealier's first family. In all Bret does true justice this warm, generous professional artiste, thirty years after his death.. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good. 21cm.

$9.80

Lewis Carroll  A Biography
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Lewis Carroll A Biography

By Bakewell Michael

Heinemann - London, 1996. In this biography Michael Bakewell explores the highly conmplex and often contradictory character of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a man who was as strange and singular as any of the creations of his alter ego, Lewis Carroll. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good in Protective Cover. 23cm. Ex-Library.

$16.80

THE LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER

By Cheever John Edited By Benjamin Cheever

Simon & Schuster NY, 1988. Novelist, short-story writer, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, John Cheever is one of America's most significant literary figures. At his death in 1982 he left an enduring body of published work which both perfectly captures the lives of a class of men and women in the middle of the century, their aspirations and tribulations, their peccadillos as well as their graver sins and elevates those same lives to the transcendent level of myth. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 22cm.

$10.50

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR A Biography

By Bair Deirdre

Vintage, London, 1991. A difinitive iography of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. During the last six years of her life, the philosopher, feminist, novelist and author of the landmark work, the Second sex, gave Deirdre Bair her unqualified co operation and time. In interviews she provided new insights and material that are central to understanding her life and work.. Card Cover. Good. 20cm.

$11.20

Shakespeare

By Burgess, Anthony

London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. 272 crisp pp & a kilo to post. Like Burgess's early novel, Nothing Like the Sun: A Story of Shakespeare's Love-Life, this equally delightful factual treatment of what we know of the Bard combines Burgess's stimulating erudition and his well-informed imagination. The result is at once a speculative biography, a theatrical history, and a re-creation of the Elizabethan age. Whether a vivid retracing of the evolution Elizabethan theater, a bravura reconstruction of the first performance of Hamlet, an infiltration of the intricacies of the court of the Virgin Queen, or an elegy on the era's end with the distrastrous Essex Rebellion, Burgess -- author of the classic A Clockwork Orange -- sets the stage for England's most glorious time and turns the spotlight on the figure of William Shakespeare. reviewer says > "Bright, racy...knowledgeable and humorous, alternately sensible and quirky.". Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 26cm.

$14.00

ELIZABETH DAVID
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ELIZABETH DAVID

By Chaney Lisa

Macmillan, 1998. 484 pp, 2 photo sections, 900g for posting, gift inscription on title page. Very nice condition with clean pages and tight binding. Black and white photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout on the roots of David’s interest in food, and on how her writing is about so very much more than food.’ Literary Review ‘Chaney’s biography has enough detail to satisfy the most demanding David-worshipper. . . and she is keenly alert to the wider cultural framework.’ Mail on Sunday ‘This thoughtful, meticulously researched biography illuminates . . . an extraordinary talent, an extraordinary life, expertly unravelled in a biography worthy of its subject.’ The Times ...My comment - when you do even a shallow dive into the Elizabeth David waters you quickly discover the walls & pseudo windows around the David legend & Chaney's book is a great part of the understanding, no doubt Artemis' official bio is as well, it's our book #009970.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 24 Cm.

$22.40

ELIZABETH DAVID
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ELIZABETH DAVID

By Chaney Lisa

Pan, 1999. Really good condition, less than 500g for post, 482 clean pages and tight binding. Black and White photographs included. Book reviews have been very positive re this work > The book has the serious purpose and the sense of balance of the historian infused with sympathy and the warmth of admiration for what Ms David stood for and what she achieved . . . A remarkably rounded and convincing portrait.’ Guardian ‘Chaney writes particularly well throughout on the roots of David’s interest in food, and on how her writing is about so very much more than food.’ Literary Review ‘Chaney’s biography has enough detail to satisfy the most demanding David-worshipper. . . and she is keenly alert to the wider cultural framework.’ Mail on Sunday ‘This thoughtful, meticulously researched biography illuminates . . . an extraordinary talent, an extraordinary life, expertly unravelled in a biography worthy of its subject.’ The Times ...My comment - when you do even a shallow dive into the Elizabeth David waters you quickly discover the walls & pseudo windows around the David legend & Chaney's book is a great part of the understanding, no doubt Artemis' official bio is as well.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.80

Gertrude & Alice

By Souhami, Diana

UK: Phoenix Press, London, 1991. In this book the odd, legendary, and passionate collaboration between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas is eyed with detailed objectivity by London critic Souhami. This book presents the engaging backstage story to The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas--and, surprisingly, the first Stein biography in more than a decade. Photographs by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton stand out among illustrations that convey Stein and her world. review >>> it was facinating learning about these two women and thier unique lives. Souhami's signed in pen on the title page. Faults? lower right corner thumbed, beginning of a crease on cover, prev owner has taped over their name (a guilty secret?), otherwise 300 crisp white pp, approx 700g packed for post. Souhami's own comment >> With Gertrude and Alice I played on the irony that the perfect marriage: loyalty, commitment, delight in each other til death do us part, was between two women. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, first met in Paris on Sunday 8 September 1907 and from that day on were never apart until Gertrude’s death on Saturday 27 July 1946.. Signed by Author. Cardcover. Good/None issued. 23.5cm.

$21.70

A LOVE AFFAIR WITH AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE, The Story of Tom Inglis Moore

By Alexander Pacita and Perkins Elizabeth

Ginninderra Press, Australia, 2004. "This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore, controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, teacher and scholar. It dispels longstanding myths about the teaching of Australian literature in Australia and speaks of friendships with literary legends including Miles Franklin and Mary Gilmore, Alan Marshall and Xavier Herbert. It traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden, south of Sydney, thence to England and the United States and, via the Philippines and New Guinea, to Canberra, Australia.". First Edition. Pictorial Card Cover. New Book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.50

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