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CHATEAU THIERRY: A Friendly Guide for American Pilgrims to the Shrines between the Marne and the Vesle

CHATEAU THIERRY: A Friendly Guide for American Pilgrims to the Shrines between the Marne and the Vesle

by Alexander Woolcott

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2024
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NEW copy. Historical facsimile edition of the original 1919 edition by The Lafayette Publishing Company, Paris. Maps, illustrations, 24 pages. ~~~ " . . . touring the battle sites at Chateau Thierry, Vaux, Belleau Woods, Bouresches, La Voie du Chatel, La Loge Farm, Coupru, Bezu-le-Guery, along the Marne, Soissons, Berzy-le-Sec, Vierzy, Chavigny Ferme, Longpont, Juvigny, along the River Ourcq, Chateau de… Read more about this item
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THE EARLY CAREER OF MALCOLM COWLEY: A Humanist among the Moderns

THE EARLY CAREER OF MALCOLM COWLEY: A Humanist among the Moderns

by James Michael Kempf

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First Edition
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1985
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NEW copy, F/F. Hardcover with dust jacket. Bibliography, index, 145 pages. ~~~ "Kempf has made good use of primar source materials, most notable of which are the extensive collection of Cowley papers now deposited at the Newberry Library in Chicago and the files of the little magazines of the 1920s. By presenting the long foreground of Cowley's distinguished life and… Read more about this item
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HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea

HARP ON THE SHORE: Thoreau & the Sea

by Willard H. Bonner

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1985
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NEW copy. Hardcover with laminated, illustrated covers (issued without dust jacket. Illustrated, notes, index, 129 pages. OUT OF PRINT. --- Allusions to the sea permeate Thoreau's writings, enriching many of his basic ideas. Harp on the Shore examines Thoreau's use of maritime metaphor. It shows how he, a writer ordinarily perceived as quintessentially landlocked, came to view the terrestrial world in… Read more about this item
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THE LAND ITSELF

THE LAND ITSELF

by Jared Carter

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2019
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NEW copy, trade paperback. Introductory essay by BJ Omanson, photographs by Jared Carter, 57 pages. ~~~ "Jared Carter's poetry -- in its fidelity both to the letter and the spirit of the land -- does something that art should never lose sight of: it adheres so scrupulously to the world as it is, to the 'local habitation' in all its… Read more about this item
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DARK HILLS OF HOME

DARK HILLS OF HOME

by Marc Harshman

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2022
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NEW copy, paperback. Illustrations, 35 pages. ~~~ Every poem in the "Dark Hills of Home" had its birth among the foothills and hollows of the western Alleghenies, between the Ohio and Monongahela rivers in the heart of Appalachia--- where the sun rises late and sets early, and the night is never entirely absent. ~~~~~ Illustrated with period engravings and printed… Read more about this item
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THE TOWER AT THE EDGE OF THE WOOD: Bois Belleau, Seventy-five Years After

THE TOWER AT THE EDGE OF THE WOOD: Bois Belleau, Seventy-five Years After

by BJ Omanson

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2017
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NEW copy, paperback. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Illustrations, Night after night through heavy shellfire, Alpheus Appenheimer, a private with the 6th Machine Gun Battalion, 4th Brigade of Marines, hauled ammunition to front-line positions of his company with a 4-line mule-team and wagon during the fiercest fighting at Belleau Wood. ~~~ For years after the war, Alpheus hoped to return to Belleau… Read more about this item
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JACK FOLEY'S UNMANAGEABLE MASTERPIECE: California Literary Timeline 1940-2005

JACK FOLEY'S UNMANAGEABLE MASTERPIECE: California Literary Timeline 1940-2005

by Dana Gioia, Peter Whitfield

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2019
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NEW copy, trade paperback. Illustrations, essays by various hands, reviews, biographical note, bibliography, 109 pages. ~~~ In 2011 a tiny press in Berkeley published Visions & Affiliations, an eccentric 1300-page chronology of post-war California literature in two massive paperbound folio volumes. With no commercial distribution or publicity, the book sold about two hundred copies and soon vanished from sight--but not… Read more about this item
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WILD FRUITS: Thoreau's Rediscovered Lost Manuscript

WILD FRUITS: Thoreau's Rediscovered Lost Manuscript

by Henry Davd Thoreau (edited by Bradley P. Dean)

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First Edition
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NF/NF. Hardcover with dust jacket in 'as new' condition ~~~ Illustrated end pages (map), introduction, related passages, a Thoreau chronology, glossary of botanical terms, a note on the provenance of the manuscript, manuscript facsimile, 90-odd pages of notes, works cited, index, 409 pages. ~~~ Thoreau's Walden (1854) is regarded both as a masterpiece of American prose and as a forerunner… Read more about this item
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THE LETTERS OF MARGARET FULLER: Volume I: 1817-18

THE LETTERS OF MARGARET FULLER: Volume I: 1817-18

by Robert N. Hudspeth

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Second Printing
Published
1983
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NF/NF. Hardcover with dust jacket in 'as new' condition. ~~~ Detailed notes following each letter, index, 374 pages. ~~~ The first letters in Volume I are those of a seven-year-old child; the last were written by an uncommonly well-educated woman ready for a larger challenge than schoolteaching could offer her. The letters tell the story of her work with Amos… Read more about this item
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NATURE AND THE AMERICAN: Three Centuries of Changing Attitudes

NATURE AND THE AMERICAN: Three Centuries of Changing Attitudes

by Hans Huth

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New Edition (originally published in 1957
Published
1990
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Trade paperback in Near Fine condition. ~~~ Illustrated, introduction by Douglas H. Strong, notes, bibliography, index, 250 pages. ~~~ Hans Huth was for many years Curator of Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago and a consultant for the U.S. National Park Service. --- For this new Bison Book edition, Douglas H. Strong has written an introduction discussing recent… Read more about this item
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HENRY THOREAU: A Life of the Mind

HENRY THOREAU: A Life of the Mind

by Robert D. Richardson Jr.

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Sixth Paperback Printing
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1998
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VG. Remainder mark on bottom edge of book, otherwise a clean, tight copy. ~~~ Illustrations, Chronology, Principal sources, Notes, Index, 455 pages. ~~~ The two years Thoreau spent at Walden Pond and the night he spent in the Concord jail are among the most familiar features of the American intellectual landscape. In this new biography, based on a reexamination of… Read more about this item
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THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU

THE ESSAYS OF HENRY D. THOREAU

by Lewis Hyde (editor)

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2002
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Trade paperback, NF condition. ~~~ Introduction, essays, annotations, bibliography, index, 390 pages. ~~~ With The Essays of Henry D. Thoreau, Lewis Hyde gathers thirteen of Thoreau's finest short prose works and, for the first time in 150 years, presents them fully annotated and arranged in the order of their composition. This definitive edition includes Thoreau's most famous essays, "Civil Disobedience"… Read more about this item
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THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War

THE BETTER ANGEL: Walt Whitman in the Civil War

by Roy Morris, Jr.

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First Edition
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2000
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VG/NF. Hardcover in dust jacket in near fine condition except for remainder mark on bottom edge of book. ~~~ Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index, 270 pages. ~~~ "This deftly written, almost unbearably moving book serves to remind us powerfully of the horrors faced by the wounded on the Civil War battlefields, of the genius and compassion of Walt Whitman in dealing… Read more about this item
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LONGFELLOW IN THE AFTERMATH OF MODERNISM

LONGFELLOW IN THE AFTERMATH OF MODERNISM

by Dana Gioia

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2023
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New paperback. Illustrated, bibliography, picture credits, 117 pages. ~~~ "The renaissance in Longfellow studies can be said to have begun in 1993 with the publication in The Columbia History of American Poetry of "Longfellow in the Aftermath of Modernism," a lengthy essay by the California poet and educator Dana Gioia, who would later serve as director of the National Endowment… Read more about this item
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COMPANY K

COMPANY K

by William March

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First Edition, Third Printing
Published
1933
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Hardcover
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Very Good +. Hardcover, clean, tight, no chips or edgewear, slight toning to spine. A very nice copy in collectible condition. No dust jacket. ~~~ First Edition, Third Printing (Feb 1933). ~~~ Praised by Grahme Greene, Christopher Morley and Ernest Hemingway as one of the most significant novels of the First World War. ~~~ Innovative in form, it is told… Read more about this item
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THREE SOLDIERS

THREE SOLDIERS

by John Dos Passos

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First Modern Library Edition, with new introduction.
Published
1932
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Hardcover with dust jacket.
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VG/VG. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket. A tight, clean copy. Book without chips or tears to cover. Jacket has minor chipping to head of spine (see photo), now in mylar protector. Originally published by George H. Doran Company in 1921. This Modern Library edition published in 1932 with a new introduction by the author. ~~~From the dust jacket: "Three Soldiers… Read more about this item
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THROUGH THE WHEAT

THROUGH THE WHEAT

by Thomas Boyd

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reprint edition with new material
Published
1978
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VG/VG. Original "$8.95" price still intact on dust jacket. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1978). One of the Lost American Fiction series edited by Matthew J. Bruccolli. Reprinted from the original Scribners 1923 edition. Unique to this edition: an Afterward by James Dickey. 278 pages. ~~~~~ Through the Wheat was recommended to Scribners by F. Scott Fitzgerald and received… Read more about this item
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THREE YEARS ON THE NOWHERE ROAD: The Awakening of a Poetic Sensibility

THREE YEARS ON THE NOWHERE ROAD: The Awakening of a Poetic Sensibility

by BJ Omanson

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2018
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In his memoir, Three Years on the Nowhere Road, BJ Omanson recounts the strange and haphazard road that led him to a life of poetry-- a life of inadequate means, manual labor, wilderness solitude and-- as he was a high-school dropout-- nothing whatever to do with writing programs or academia. ---- In November of 1972, married scarcely a year and… Read more about this item
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STARK COUNTY POEMS

STARK COUNTY POEMS

by BJ Omanson

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Enlarged illustrated edition
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2018
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Consisting of over fifty poems, from short lyrics in a variety of forms to lengthy blank verse and free verse narratives, "Stark County Poems" portrays the history of a small rural county in central Illinois, along the upper Spoon River valley. ~~ Chronologically arranged, and incorporating letters, newspaper articles, obituaries, family stories, early county histories and diaries, the poems cover… Read more about this item
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BEFORE THE CLANGOR OF THE GUN: The First World War Poetry of John Allan Wyeth

BEFORE THE CLANGOR OF THE GUN: The First World War Poetry of John Allan Wyeth

by BJ Omanson

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2018
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This, the first full-length study of the recently rediscovered poet of the First World War, John Allan Wyeth, contains several in-depth studies of the poetry as well as a wealth of new biographical material. Essays include: ~~ John Allan Wyeth: Lost Poet of the Lost Generation. ~~ Artistry & Authenticity in the War Sonnets of John Allan Wyeth. ~~ A Yank at the… Read more about this item
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