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Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003
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Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003

By Richard Howard

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004. Near Fine Hardcover in a like dust jacket. 434pp including bibliographical notes and index. Here is a selection of his finest essays, including some never before published in book form, on a splendid range of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists such as Rodin and Michel Delacroix. Also included are considerations of modern sculpture and of the photography of the human body. Howard's intense familiarity with modern poetry is seen to excellent effect in essays on the "poetry of forgetting," on the causes and effects of experimental poetry, and on the first books of poets whose work he helped introduce--among them, J. D. McClatchy, Frank Bidart, and Cynthia MacDonald. Of course, Howard brings to his consideration of French literature a rare wisdom drawn from his celebrated work.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$7.60

Nonrequired Reading: Prose Pieces
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Nonrequired Reading: Prose Pieces

By Wislawa Szymborska; Clare Cavanagh

New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. A near fine copy in a like dust jacket. 233pp plus an additional page for a translator's note. As readers of her poems would expect, the short prose pieces collected here are anything but ordinary. Reflecting the author's own eclectic tastes and interests, the pretexts for these ruminations range from books on wallpapering, cooking, gardening, and yoga, to more lofty volumes on opera and world literature. Unpretentious yet incisive, these charming pieces are on a par with Szymborska's finest lyrics, tackling the same large and small questions with a wonderful curiosity.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$9.50

Legends of Modernity: Essays and Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943
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Legends of Modernity: Essays and Letters from Occupied Poland, 1942-1943

By Czeslaw Milosz

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Near fine hardcover in a like dust jacket. 266pp including notes to the Polish 1st edition plus a note on the author. Legends of Modernity, now available in English for the first time, brings together some of Czeslaw Milosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43. Passionate, poignant, and compelling, Legends of Modernity is a deeply moving insight into the mind and emotions of one of the greatest writers of our time.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$7.60

The Electric Kool-aid Acid Test

By Tom Wolfe

United States of America: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. first edition, first printing. dust jacket with mylar cover. 413 pages. Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism, "An American classic" (Newsweek) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" (The New York Times Book Review) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$95.00

Fritz; or, Filial Obedience.

By Hoffmann, Franz

Philadelphia: Lutheran Board of Publication, 1870. 125pp Purple hardcover with title stamped in gilt. Translated from the German by M.A. Manderson. . 1st. Hard Cover. Good/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Literature.

$23.75

Haunted And Bewitched Ireland - Chilling Tales Of Ghosts And Witches

By Bob Curran

New York: Fall River Press, 2008. This is a Near Fine copy of this historically correct book on ghost and horror stories of the irish Isles. It is a pictorial hardcover, 238pp including Image credits. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$13.78

Old Fritz and the New Era. Germany in Storm and Stress

By Langley, Peter & Muhlbach, L.

New York: D Appleton & Company, 1868. Complete in one volume. Brown textered cloth, rubbed and worn at the extremities. Illustrated with b/w engravings. 271pp good only with a sound binding and clean interior.Spine sunned.. 1st. Hard Cover. Good/Not Issued. Illus. by Gasten Fay. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$38.00

Games of Venus: An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho to Ovid

By Peter Bing , Rip Cohen

Great Britain: Routledge, 1991. 279 pages. Games of Venus presents the whole spectrum of erotic poetry from Sappho to Ovid in translations which evoke the full range of styles and tones present in the original Greek and Latin. Brief biographical sketches accompany the work of each poet as do notes referring to the myths, geography, historical events, personages, and sexual and social customs mentioned in the verse.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$13.78

Religio Medici. By Sir Thomas Browne

By Nash, John Henry

Eugene, Oregon: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Edited with a New Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. Very Good Hard Cover in a Good slip case. Marbled boards Cloth spine. Sign Limited Edition # 23 of 1500. Signed by John Henry Nash. Engraved frontis. 113pp plus a page of limited edition # 23 0f 1500 and signed by John Henry Nash. The slip case has clear tape repairs Good only. paper label. By Author. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Limited Edition's Club.

$61.75

Larva: Midsummer Night's Babel

By Julian Rios

United States of America: Dalkey Archive Press, 1990. 545 pages plus index and photo album containg black and white photos. First published in Spain in 1983 and proclaimed “an instant postmodern classic, without a doubt the most disturbingly original Spanish prose of the century” (Encyclopedia Britannica 1985 Book of the Year), Larva is a rollicking account of a masquerade party in an abandoned mansion in London. Milalias (disguised as Don Juan) searches for Babelle (as Sleeping Beauty) though a linguistic fun house of polylingual puns and wordplay recalling Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. A mock-scholarly commentary reveals the backgrounds of the masked revelers, while Ríos’s punning and allusive language shows that words, too, wear masks, hiding an astonishing range of further meanings and implications. Larva‘s tale, a reassessment of the Don Juan myth in our time, is told in single-minded pursuit of double meanings, but it is serious play. It revives a Hispanic tradition repressed for centuries by introducing the Madhatter English tradition of puns, palindromes, and acrostics, by creating Joycean echoes and pushing language to its maximum connotative capacity. Larva has been praised by such leading Spanish-language writers as Carlos Fuentes, Juan Goytisolo, and Severo Sarduy, and establishes Ríos as the most accomplished successor to Joyce.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$11.88

Aeneid, the

By Virgil , Robert Fagles

United States of America: Viking, 2006. 486 pages. contains pronouncing glossary. translated by robert fagles. introduction by bernard knox. a stirring tale of arms and heroism, dispossession and defeat, and an unsparing portait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate. the aeneid brings to life a whole world of human passion, nobility, and courage. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$11.88

The Changing Light at Sandover: Including the whole of The Book of Ephraim, Mirabell's Books of Number, Scripts for the Pageant and a new coda, The Higher Keys

By James Merrill

Canada: Macmillan Pub Co, 1982. 560 pages. Mystical poems explore the author's experiences communicating with a spirit named Ephraim through an Ouija board. . 1st. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$23.28

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

By M.c. Howatson

United States: Oxford Univ Press, 2011. 632 pages. The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions.. 3rd. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$27.08

L.A.WOMAN
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L.A.WOMAN

By Eve Babitz

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015. Very Good Soft Cover. No marks, tears or other defects. Eve Babitz is a writer like no othershe is to prose what Chet Baker is to jazz (Vanity Fair)and she has influenced a generation of writers and readers with her sophisticated, witty, and delightful work. L.A. Woman is quintessential Babitz, the story of Sophie, a twenty-something blonde Jim Morrison groupie gliding through a golden existence in L.A. and Lola, a German immigrant who settles in Hollywood in the twenties to drive Pierce Arrows recklessly down Sunset Boulevard and who knows that Maybelline mascara cakes and Rudolph Valentino are the essence of life.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$7.60

Last of the Mohicans, The

By Cooper, James Fenimore

New York: Charles Scriber's Sons, 1933. This is the 1933 reprint of the 1919 1st edition with the Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. It is very clean and tight. There is a previous owners bookplate on FEP and 2 initials on half-title. All the plates are clean and without any tears or other damage. 4to measuring 9 1/2 by 7 inches. . 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. Illus. by N. C. Wyeth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Illustrated Classic.

$71.25

Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-help Book

By Walker Percy

United States of America: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. 1st printing. 262 pages. Walker Percy's mordantly funny and wholly original contribution to the self-help book craze deals with the Western mind's tendency toward heavy abstraction. This favorite of Percy fans continues to charm and beguile readers of all tastes and backgrounds. Lost in the Cosmos invites us to think about how we communicate with our world.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$13.78

Recitative: Prose
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Recitative: Prose

By James Ingram Merrill

United States of America: North Point Press, 1986. 202 pages. An original collection of criticism, essays, and interviews written over the last 40 years by one of America's foremost poets.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$11.40

Distraction

By Sara Mitchell

Sara Mitchell, 2012. 490 pages. Annie lives in a world that is being torn apart by economic upheaval and conflicts. Her career and avenging her parents’ murders were the only things that mattered to her. Working for a secret military unit and being head of an elite team, gave Annie the opportunity for revenge but has hardened Annie and her heart and left her vowing that she would not let anyone into her life and even the few friends that she did have where held at arm’s length. Annie’s life would change and make her question what she really wanted out when she was approached by a tall handsome stranger named Robert who was offering her a distraction for the evening. Being distracted on the range left Annie injured, and left Annie in Robert’s care while she recovered. While spending time together their feelings deepened and even though Robert professed his feelings to Annie she still tried to deny the existence of hers. Her injury also left her unable to lead her team on the mission that would allow her to finally avenge her parents’ death and left Annie furious when the mission and her team were given to Robert to lead. After Robert was injured on the mission, seeing him lying unconscious in a hospital bed, broke down the walls that Annie had built and allowed her the ability to finally feel what she didn’t know she was missing all these years. The one night of distraction turned into more than anything Annie or Robert could have imagined. They never expected that a seemingly harmless distraction could turn into something that would make them both find love and reevaluate what their futures held for them.. 1st. Soft Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$13.78

Elizabeth Bishop: The Collected Prose

By Elizabeth Bishop

United States of America: Olympic Marketing Corp, 1988. 274 pages plus notes. Presented in two sections, "Memory: Persons and Places" and "Stories," this book offers the collected prose writings of Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79), one of America's most celebrated and admired poets. The selections are arranged not by date of compostion, but in biographical order, such that reading this volume greatly enriches one's understanding of Bishop's life--and thus her poetry as well.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$17.58

Dryden and the Tradition of Panegyric
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Dryden and the Tradition of Panegyric

By James Garrison

United States of America: University of California Press, 1975. 257 pages plus index. this book is the study of the origin of panegyric in the festival ceremonies of greece, its adaptation for purposes of political propaganda and education in imperial rome, its revival in renaissance england, and its impact on the function and form of dryden's public poetry.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Literature.

$11.88

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