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Baudelaire

by Starkie, Enid

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Published
1958
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Very Good
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Assumed First Edition
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New York: New Directions, 1958. An exhaustive, revelatory, and possibly definitive biography of the great poet, with an insightful Introduction by Enid Starkie. 623 pages, CONDITION: The book itself is solidly-bound and square, with light shelf-wear, bumping to a couple outer cover corners and the spine ends, unmarked but for a previous owner's name on the front paste-down. Its dust… Read more
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Professional Secrets - An Autobiography of Jean Cocteau, Drawn from his Lifetime Writings

by Jean Cocteau; Robert Phelps (editor)

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Published
1970
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Very Good Minus
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First Thus - 1972
ISBN
9780060902551
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$7.13

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New York: Harper Colophon Books, 1970. Harper # CN 255. A marvelous "selection of witticisms, perceptions, anecdotes and brilliant vignettes of a hundred or more of the most notable men and women of the first half of the twentieth century", translated from the French by Richard Howard. CONTENTS: Remembering Cocteau (Phelps); Part I - La Prince Frivole; II -… Read more
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TAUDshow [PLAY PROGRAM]

by Jerry Mayer [actor and playwright] and John Pynchon Holms [stage director]

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Published
1978
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Very Good
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New York: New York Shakespeare Festival, 1978. This humble program (stapled photocopies) was distributed to the audience at Joseph Papp's (Public Theater) New York Shakespeare Festival production of Jerry Mayer's "TAUDshow - a play for one actor from the life + work of Antonin Artaud". After workshopping/premiering at the Mabou Mines loft, it had a 14-week run at the Public… Read more
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Robert Kostka: "Between Paradigms" and "A Sense of Wonder" [TWO ILLUSTRATED EXHIBITION BROCHURES]

by Robert Kostka and Robert Emory Johnson

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Published
1992
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Fine
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$21.38

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Medford, Oregon: Mustard Press, 1992. The first catalogue documents a touring exhibition featuring two Oregon artists, Kostka and Johnson. CONTENTS: Introduction; Kostka Statement and Biographical Notes; Johnson Statement and Biographical Notes; 43 illustrations, many in full color. 28 pages. The second catalogue records the 2006 exhibition opening Memorial tribute to Robert Kostka (1928-2005), held at the Meridian Gallery in San… Read more
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James Joyce

by Ellmann, Richard

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Published
1965
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Good
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First Thus
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New York: Oxford University Press, 1965. GB149. Considered by many to be the definitive study (literary biography) of James Joyce. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; Dublin; Pola, Rome, Trieste; Zurich; Paris; Return to Zurich; Notes, Acknowledgments, Index. 842 pages. CONDITION: a solid, square overall Good copy with noticeable edge- and corner-wear plus spine creasing, its interior bright and unmarked. This quite respectable… Read more
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Flaubert - A Biography

by Spencer, Philip

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Published
1952
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Good
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First Thus
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New York: Grove Press - Evergreen, 1952. An engaging biography, considered to be the best book on Flaubert in the English language. CONTENTS: Author's Note; Rouen, Trouville, Paris, Croisset, Sinner and Saint, An End and a Beginning, The Levant, Emma Bovary, The Artist, Carthage, The Testament of Failure, The Reckoning, Temptation and the Stage, Ruin and Renown, Croisset's Doom, The… Read more
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Viktor Astafyev: In the Depth of Russia

by V. Iaroshevskaia; Viktor Astafyev

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition - Later Printing
ISBN
9785900662022
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$54.63

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Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russian Federation: "Kredo" Publishing House, 1990. A photographic biography of the Soviet/Russian writer Viktor Astafyev (also spelled Victor Astafiev), from his difficult childhood to his literary successes, interspersed with scenes of the Russian landscapes that greatly influenced his writings. (Text in Russian and English.) It was commissioned by the Krasnoyarsk Territory Museum of Regional Studies and is profusely… Read more
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Antonin Artaud - Man of Vision

by Bettina L. Knapp; Anais Nin (Preface)

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Published
1971
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Very Good
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First Thus - First Printing
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New York: Avon Discus, 1971. Discus/Avon/# DS8. "A penetrating study of [Artaud's] theories and practice in the theater and literature." CONTENTS: Preface (Nin); Introduction; The Fragility of the Mind (1896-1926), The Theatre and the Plague (1927-1935), The New Revelations (1936-1948); Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index. 255 pages. CONDITION: A tight, square copy with moderate shelf-wear and a bit of discoloration… Read more
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A Midwife's Story [COLLECTIBLE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

by Penny Armstrong & Sheryl Feldman

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine Minus
Edition
Advance Reading Copy (ARC)
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New York: Arbor House Publishing Co., 1986. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. When hospital-trained midwife Penny Armstrong takes on a job delivering the babies of the Amish, she discovers… Read more
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Peguy Socialiste [FRENCH LANGUAGE]

by Challaye, Felicien

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Published
1954
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Fair
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First Edition
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Paris: Amiot - Dumont, 1954. An insightful study of the socio-political philosophy of the great French poet and essayist Charles Peguy. CONTENTS: Introduction; Enfance et adolescence de Peguy; L'Ecole Normale; Le socialisme Peguyste; A la librairie Georges Bellais; Aux "Cahiers de la Quinzaine"; Ma collaboration aux "Cahiers de la Quinzaine"; La personnalite de Peguy - constantes et variations; La… Read more
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Arthur Rimbaud - Presence of an Enigma

by Steinmetz, jean-Luc

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Published
2001
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Fine (As New)
Edition
First Edition - First Printing
ISBN
9781566491068
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New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2001. An engaging portrait of the great French poet-adventurer, reading with the energy and spontaneity of the artist's life itself. This revelatory biography is excellently translated here by Jon Graham. CONTENTS: Foreword; A Schoolboy from Charleville, With the "Pitiful Brother", Here and Elsewhere, Rimbaud the African; Endnotes, Chronology, Bibliography, Index. xv + 464 pages, illustrated.… Read more
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Mr. Bojangles - The Biography of Bill Robinson [COLLECTIBLE ADVANCE UNCORRECTED PROOFS]

by Jim Haskins & N. R. Mitgang

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
Edition
Uncorrected Proofs
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New York: William Morrow and Company, 1988. This is an "Advance Uncorrected Proofs" copy - often referred to as an "Advance Reading Copy" [or ARC] and an "Unedited, Uncorrected Page Proof" - fast becoming an attractive collectible, as it precedes the First Edition. The definitive biography of possibly the greatest tap dancer of all time - consummate entertainer, crusader for… Read more
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The Powys Brothers - A Biographical Appreciation

by Hopkins, Kenneth

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Published
1967
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Fine Minus
Edition
First Edition
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Rutherford, New Jersey USA: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1967. An informative, insightful biographical overview of this remarkable literary family. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgments; 31 Chapters; Principal Publications by or Concerning the Powys Brothers; Index. 275 pages, illustrated. CONDITION: The book itself is bright, tight, and square, with negligible shelf-wear, unmarked but for the previous owner's signature inside. Its dustjacket - now… Read more
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Robbe-Grillet and Modernity - Science, Sexuality, and Subversion

by Ramsay, Raylene

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Published
1992
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780813011455
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$4.75

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Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1992. A handsome, Very Fine, "AS NEW" copy. Science, literature, and sexuality - an insightful, revelatory study of this charismatic author. CONTENTS: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Toward the Sense(s) of Science: Of "Complementarity"; Configurations of Modernite; The Modernity of Myth; From Oedipus to Andromeda; Myths of Woman, or the Sadist and the Siren; The Sense(s) of… Read more
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Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Smith, George H. (Henry)

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Published
1971
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: Lancer Contempora Books, 1971. A probing, revelatory, and sympathetic 1971 examination of this great American hero. CONTENTS: Preface; The Roots in the South; The Happy Childhood; Education - South and North; Montgomery and the Face of Hate; Aftermath of the Boycott; A Time of Trouble; Target - Birmingham; From Washington to the Nobel Prize; The Long Hot Summers;… Read more
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The Saturnian Quest: John Cowper Powys - A Study of His Prose Works

by Knight, G. Wilson

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Published
1964
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
ISBN
9780391008151
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$11.16

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Sussex, UK & New Jersey, USA: The Harvester Press & The Humanities Press, 1964. An outstanding critical introduction to the work of the extraordinary mystical novelist - here in the revised 1978 edition. CONTENTS: Preface (1963/1964); Preface (1978); The Poetic Core; Early Narratives; The Famous Narratives; Philosophy and Autobiography; Wales, History and Metaphysics; A New Gospel; Myths and Marvels; Fantasy;… Read more
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Michael Torlen: Narratives - Recent Works on Paper [EXHIBITION CATALOGUE]

by Carl Little

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Published
2005
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Near Fine
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Port Chester, New York: Miranda Fine Arts, 2005. Documentation booklet for Michael Torlen's October 15 - November 12, 2005 exhibition at the Miranda Fine Arts gallery. CONTENTS: Michael Torlen - Seamarks (essay; by Carl Little), color reproductions of 11 paintings, and a brief biography of the artist. 16 pages. CONDITION: a bright, tight, square, unmarked, uncreased copy with light shelf-wear… Read more
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The Narratives of Michel Butor - The Writer as Janus

by McWilliams, Dean

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Published
1978
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780821403891
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Athens, Ohio, USA: Ohio University Press, 1978. A synthesizing overview of all of Butor's work as well as detailed analyses of each of Butor's novels and experimental narratives. 150 pages. CONDITION: the book itself is solid, bright, and unmarked, with negligible shelf-wear. Its dustjacket - now in a clear mylar protective cover - is unmarked and uncreased, compromised only by… Read more
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The Heart of the World [COLLECTIBLE TYPESCRIPT]

by Cohn, Nik

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
Pre-Publication Typescript
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf - Borzoi Books, 1991. Highly Collectible! This is a limited-printing copy of the typescript, intended for selected booksellers (with a cover letter from the editor bound in) and subsequently published by Alfred A. Knopf, though not necessarily as written in this early incarnation. It is not to be confused with other pre-publication formats [ARC (Advance… Read more
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Gleb Bogomolov - Two Art Catalogue-Brochures

by Tatjana Medinsky and Gleb Bogomolov

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Fine
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First Thus
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Stockholm and Drobak: Galleri Narva A treasure-trove of the gifted St. Petersburg artist's work. The 1988 Galleri Narva catalogue, with text in English and Swedish, contains a biographical essay, a full-page b&w photo of the artist, and eight full- page color reproductions of his work (including those on the covers). 12 pages. The 1989 Galleri Cassandra catalogue, its text in… Read more
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