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Gloria Naylor: Critical Perspectives Past and Present.

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K.A. Appiah, (Editors).

New York, NY Amistad Press, 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated. First Edition [1993]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. The Book shows a hint of shelving wear along the bottom edge of the grey, cloth-covered boards; a tiny, faint smudge at the top edge of the text block; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and minor flaws. The DJ is flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(9.25 x 6.3 x 1.25 inches). xii, 322 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 8.4 ounces. Amistad Literary Series. Hardback with DJ.

$13.03

Beyond the Tragic Vision: The Quest for Identity in the Nineteenth Century.

By Morse Peckham.

New York, NY George Braziller, 1962. Paperback First Edition Thus (1962), Second Printing. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: very light wear to the extremities; a few faint smudges and soilings to the wrapper covers; sparse foxing to the outside edges of the text block; very faint sunning to the grey background field of the backstrip (the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); an "L" rubber stamped at the upper corner of the front endpaper; the binding is slightly cocked, but remains perfectly secure (sewn binding); the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.55 x 1.2 inches). 380 pages including Index. Language: English. Weight: 18.9 ounces. First Edition Thus (1962), Second Printing. Trade Paperback.

$5.88

Primal Vision: Selected Writings.

By Gottfried Benn.

New York, NY New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1958. Hardcover First Edition [1958], unstated. First Edition [1958], unstated. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use: the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a single minor flaw. Very close to 'As New'. The DJ shows light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and very faint, but pervasive soiling to the white background field of the panels; the price has not been clipped. No longer 'As New', but remains close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.65 x 5.75 x 1.15 inches). xxvi, 294 pages. Bibliography. Edited by E.B. Ashton. Language: English. Weight: 20 ounces. [Library of Congress: 58-13434]. Hardback with DJ.

$29.40

The Literature of Ancient Greece.

By Gilbert Murray .

Chicago, IL The University of Chicago Press: Phoenix Bks, 1956. Paperback Third Edition (1956); Second Printing Thus (1957). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint toning to the panels of the wrapper covers; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding shows slight lean and shows a single faint crease at the backstrip but remains perfectly secure (the binding is sewn); the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, mildly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing several very minor flaws. Not far from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches). xxxiii, 420 pages. Language: English. Weight: 15.9 ounces. Third Edition (1956); Second Printing Thus (1957). A Third Edition of a work which first appeared in 1897, and still a most readable account of ancient Hellenic literature. It's still in print for a very good reason. Trade Paperback.

$24.50

The Voice of England: A History of English Literature.

By Charles Grosvenor Osgood.

New York, NY Harper and Brothers, 1952. Hardcover Second Edition [1952]; the first edition was published in 1935. Very Good+ in Fair DJ: The Book shows indications of light use; just a touch of wear to the extremities; the slightest spine lean; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows heavy wear to extremities and heavy chip loss; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. A very handsome copy, but the dustwrapper, though still hanging together, is pretty much shot. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches). xiii, 671 pages, with a chapter in postscript on English Literature since 1910 by Thomas Riggs, Jr. Tan cloth over boards. Weight: 1 pound, 13.4 ounces. Second Edition [1952]; the first edition was published in 1935. Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Psychoanalysis And...
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Psychoanalysis And...

By Richard Feldstein and Henry Sussman, (Editors).

New York, NY Routledge, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus [1990], so stated. First Edition Thus [1990], so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows very mild rubbing and only light wear to extremities; faint thumb-smudge at front endpaper and a small, rather faint stain near the outside edge of the front endpaper; the binding is square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. This is a REMAINDER, showing a mark at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 8vo. 224pp. Trade Paperback. Psychoanalysis and . . . brings together essays by critics whose work demonstrates the lively interpenetration of psychoanalysis and other disciplines. Andrew Ross investigates psychoanalysis and Marxist thought; Joel Fineman reads the "sound of O" in Othello; Jane Gallop asks "Why does Freud giggle when the women leave the room?"; and Ellie Ragland-Sullivan examines Lacan's seminars on James Joyce. This stimulating collection of new work will be required reading, especially for students of literature.

$7.06

Francis Ponge.

By Ian Higgins.

London, UK Athlone Press, 1979. Paperback First Edition Thus [1979]; unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; binding square and secure; text clean. Just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 145pp. First Edition Thus [1979]; unstated. Trade Paperback. Francis Jean Gaston Alfred Ponge (1899 – 1988) was a French essayist and poet. Influenced by surrealism, he developed a form of prose poem, minutely examining everyday objects. In his work, Le parti pris des choses (often translated The Voice of Things),[3] he meticulously described common things such as oranges, potatoes and cigarettes in a poetic voice, but with a personal style and paragraph form (prose poem) much like an essay. Ponge avoided appeals to emotion and symbolism, and instead sought to minutely recreate the world of experience of everyday objects. He described his own works as "a description-definition-literary artwork" which avoided both the drabness of a dictionary and the inadequacy of poetry. His principal aim was to avoid stereotypical thinking. In Le Grand Recueil (The Grand Collection), published in 1961 he explained his "concentration on simple objects – stones, grass, directed towards a restoration of the power and purity of language," according to his obituary in The Times. In 1967 he published his best-known work, Le Savon, translated as Soap (1969), a long prose poem that, in the words of The Times "is unique precisely because, and often very humorously, it exhausts the topic of the word and the thing.

$7.64

Francis Ponge.

By Ian Higgins.

London, UK Athlone Press, 1979. Hardcover First Edition [1979], unstated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 145pp. Athlone French Poets Series. First Edition [1979], unstated. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

In the Heart's Last Kingdom: Robert Penn Warren's Major Poetry.

By Calvin Bedient.

Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press, 1984. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows light wear to extremities; mildest rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 250pp. Trade Paperback. In the long poem "Audubon" Robert Penn Warren—named America's first Poet Laureate—found his authentic poetic voice and persona. In the Hearts Last Kingdom Calvin Bedient argues that from this point on he was seen in his best work as a great poet. A beautifully sustained study in which the author investigates Warren's poetry since 1969 and reveals its characteristic voices, themes, measures, and metaphors. Bedient is at once a master of Warren's poetry and a master of criticism, and he writes as well as any contemporary critic.

$19.60

Recitative: Prose.

By James Merrill.

San Francisco, CA North Point Press, 1986. Paperback First Edition Thus [1986]; unstated. First Edition Thus [1986]; unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Shows a tiny dot at bottom edge [NOT a remainder mark, but a local bookseller's method of distinguishing used books from the new stock]; faint smudges at outside edges; backstrip very lightly sunned, though titles thereon remain bright and legibility remains unimpaired; mild rubbing; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains a handsome copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 202pp. Edited by J.D. McClatchy. Trade Paperback. Though Merrill sees prose as "a mildly nightmarish medium, to which there is no end ," Recitative reminds us that this poet can nevertheless write appealing prose on a wide range of subjects. The selections, spanning 40 years, are collected under four topics. "Writing" includes autobiographical essays and interviews conducted by David Kalstone, Donald Sheehan, and Ashley Brown, among others. "Writers" includes Merrill's views of Dante, informed by the experience of producing his own epic - the Sandover trilogyand Elizabeth Bishop - whose humanity he admires. "Occasions" includes several unusual smaller piecesfor instance, an essay on Corot. The volume ends with three short stories not readily available.

$5.88

A Soap Opera From Hell: Essays on the Facts of Life and the Facts of Death.
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A Soap Opera From Hell: Essays on the Facts of Life and the Facts of Death.

By Clive Sinclair.

London, UK Picador, 1998. Paperback First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. Very Good in Wraps: shows slight spine lean; pages tanned a bit with age; very light wear to extremities; mild rubbing; faint creases at backstrip; binding secure; text clean. Despite some minor flaws, remains a presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 259pp. Trade Paperback. This non-fiction collection is Clive Sinclair's responses in occasional writings to personal tragedy and public traumas. Contents include a piece on his appearance, "Cabbage Face", to a description of his wife's death and an account of his kidney replacement operation.

$8.23

The Crooked Corridor: A Study of Henry James.
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The Crooked Corridor: A Study of Henry James.

By Elizabeth Stevenson.

New York, NY Macmillan Publishing Company, 1961. Paperback First Ed; First Printing, so stated. First Ed; First Printing, so stated. Very Good in Wraps: last approximately 15 pages very mildly fanned at lower right edge, lightly sunned at rear face; pages tanned at bit, due to aging; quarter-size scar at upper front panel, where a sticker has evidently been removed; else light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint soiling; binding square and secure; text clean. A clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 172pp. Trade Paperback.

$3.53

Earth Poetry: Selected Essays and Interviews, 1950-1977.
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Earth Poetry: Selected Essays and Interviews, 1950-1977.

By William Everson.

Berkeley, CA Oyez Press, 1980. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Near Fine in Very Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use. Book shows binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows a tiny nick at heel of backstrip; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Overall, virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 251pp. 8vo. 182pp. Edited by Lee Bartlett. Essays and comments on Creeley, Jeffers, Corso, Hart Crane, Robert Duncan, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Lowell, W.S. Merwin, Henry Miller, Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, Louis Zukofsky, Walt Whitman, and such. Hardback with DJ.

$21.76

Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work.

By Bernard Malamud.

New York, NY Columbia University Press, 1996. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. SIGNED BY ALAN CHEUSE. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book shows only minute indications of use; shows small, light stain at lower edge at outside corner; former bookseller's sticker at front free endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 220pp. Edited bh Alan Cheuse and Nicholas Delbanco. Hardback with DJ. Collection of interviews, speeches, lectures, notes, and essays. Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse two younger colleagues of Bernard Malamud collected speeches, occasional writings, whatever they could find in which Malamud spoke about his writing, and to a lesser degree, his life. Malamud was a dedicated craftsman, a modest and devoted artist, whose love for the short story is strongly emphasized in this collection. Cynthia Ozick writes of it, "In these pages the Malamudian intellect is so clear, the humanistic sweetness so dear, the literary credo so pure, that it is almost as if the writer's living presence-in all its urgent truthfulness - were magically restores to us." SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.

$19.60

The Realm of Possibilities: Wolfgang Hildesheimer's Non-Traditional, Non-Fictional Prose.
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The Realm of Possibilities: Wolfgang Hildesheimer's Non-Traditional, Non-Fictional Prose.

By Patricia H. Stanley.

New York, NY University Press of America, Inc., 1988. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Very Near Fine: tiny smudge at upper corner page block. Binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 181pp. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. The purpose of this examination of these three non-fictional works is to provide an English-language supplement to extant criticism of the books and to explain their function within Hildesheimer's oeuvre as modifications and extensions of his literary concerns. The three books analyzed include Mozart, Marbot, Mitteilungen an Max uber den Stand der Dinge und anderes (the "Maxtext"). These three books may be regarded as a culmination of the author's intellectual interest in the arts, for each offers opinions on one art form: Mozartómusic, Marbotóvisual art, and the "Maxtext"ó literary art. German newspaper and journal articles are used in assessing the writer's life and work. Intended for students of comparative literature and German.

$23.91