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Caligula and Three Other Plays

by Albert Camus

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Vintage V-207, New York. Later printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge and corner wear, light sunshadow. This English edition includes the plays Caligula, The Misunderstanding (Le Malentendu), State of Siege (L'État de siège), and The Just Assassins (Les Justes).
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The Outsider

by Albert Camus

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Published
1986
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Very Good+
Edition
4th printing
ISBN
9780140061581
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Penguin, London, 1986. 4th paperback printing. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, price sticker on rear cover. Meursault will not pretend. After the death of his mother, everyone is shocked when he shows no sadness. And when he commits a random act of violence in Algiers, society is baffled. Why would this seemingly law-abiding bachelor do such a… Read more
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What Am I Doing Here

by Bruce Chatwin

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Published
1990
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Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780140115772
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Penguin, USA, 1990. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, light wear on covers. In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi… Read more
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In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

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Published
1988
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Very Good
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4th printing
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9780140112917
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Penguin, USA, 1988. 4th trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good, light edge and corner wear, scuff mark on front cover. An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable… Read more
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The Viceroy of Ouidah

by Bruce Chatwin

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9th printing
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9780330266130
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Picador/Pan, London UK. 9th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover. In 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brazil, sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance… Read more
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Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

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1994
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Later printing
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9780802130341
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Grove Press, New York, later printing. Condition: Near fine, light nicks at spine else fine. The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men simply waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind's… Read more
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Endgame and Act Without Words

by Samuel Beckett

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Published
1994
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Edition
40th printing
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9780802150240
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Grove Press, New York, 40th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, light scuffing on covers, light nicks on spine. Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature n 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time. Endgame, originally written in French and translated… Read more
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Three Novels: The Soft Machine, Nova Express, The Wild Boys

by William S. Burroughs

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Published
1988
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2nd printing
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9780802130846
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Grove, New York, 1988. 2nd trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and spine wear, price sticker on rear cover. The author of Naked Lunch continues his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms in The Soft Machine, a surreal space age odyssey through the wounded galaxies; Nova Express, a hallucinatory interstellar… Read more
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The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs

by William S. Burroughs

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Published
1989
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Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780140118827
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Penguin, New York, 1989. 1st trade paperback edition. Condition: Good, light edge wear, corner creasing, large crease at rear cover. The Job is William S. Burroughs at work, attacking our traditional values, condemning what he calls "the American nightmare," and expressing his often barbed views on Scientology, the police, orgone therapy, history, women, writing, politics, sex, drugs, and death. His conversation… Read more
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Naked Lunch

by William S Burroughs

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23rd printing
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9780802130938
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Grove, New York. 23rd paperback printing. Condition: Good, edge wear and slight corner creasing, light scuffing, spine creasing. Newsweek wrote: A masterpiece. A cry from hell, a brutal, terrifying, and savagely funny book that swings giddily between uncontrolled hallucination and fierce, exact satire".
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Junky

by William S. Burroughs

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
11th printing
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9780140043518
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Penguin, New York, 1987. 11 trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good, light edge wear, light soiling on white part of covers, light crease at top edge. Introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S. Burroughs wrote Junky, his first novel. It is a candid eye-witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an… Read more
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Tales of Ordinary Madness

by Charles Bukowski

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Later printing
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9780872861558
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City Lights, San Francisco, unknown date, possibly 1988 and possibly 2nd printing. Condition: Very good, light edge wear, faint crease on front cover, spine has light cracking due to glue dryness. This collection of short stories gives an insight into the dark, dangerous lowlife of Los Angeles that Bukowski inhabited. From prostitutes to classical music, Bukowski ingeniously mixes high and low culture… Read more
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The Movie Barfly

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1987. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good, light edge wear and corner creases, light toning on spine, very light soiling on white backgrounds on rear cover. The screenplay of the 1987 movie by Barbet Shroeder and starring Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke.
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Hot Water Music

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1989
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7th printing
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1989. 7th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, slight discoloration on rear cover from removed price sticker. With characteristic raw and minimalist style, Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in Hot Water Music. He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness, bite sized… Read more
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You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1986
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First Edition
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1986. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very Good plus, light edge wear, faint corner crease on front cover, faint spine creasing. Bukowski delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.
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Mockingbird Wish Me Luck

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1988
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12th printing
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1988. 12th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear. Mockingbird Wish Me Luck captures glimpses of Charles Bukowski's view on life through his poignant poetry: the pain, the hate, the love, and the beauty. He writes of lechery and pain while finding still being able to find its beauty.
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Factotum

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1987
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1987. 12th trade paperback printing. Condition: Very Good plus, price sticker residue on front cover, very light edge wear, very light tanning on spine The novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job… Read more
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War All The Time

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1984. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very small corner crease at bottom of front cover, faint corner crease at top of rear cover. A selection of poems from the early 80's, as his fame ramps up, and the past and future collide.
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The Last Night of the Earth Poems

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1992
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First Edition
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1992. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover. Later poems dealing with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.
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Dangling In The Tournefortia

by Charles Bukowski

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Published
1988
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3rd printing
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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, CA, 1988. 3rd trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light corner wear, price sticker on rear cover. A selection of poems full of wit, struggles, perception, and simplicity. Sometimes art is made of ugliness.
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