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The Painted Girls

The Painted Girls

by Cathy Marie Buchanan

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Harper, Toronto, 2016. First paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover.1878 Paris. Following their father's sudden death, the van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing into the absinthe bottle, eviction from their lodgings seems imminent. With few options for work, Marie is dispatched to the Paris Opéra, where for a scant seventeen francs a week, she will be trained to enter the famous ballet. Her older sister, Antoinette, finds work as an extra in a stage adaptation of Émile Zola's naturalist masterpiece L'Assommoir.Marie throws herself into dance and is soon modeling in the studio of Edgar Degas, where her image will forever be immortalized as Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. There she meets a wealthy male patron of the ballet, but might the assistance he offers come with strings attached? Meanwhile Antoinette, derailed by her love for the dangerous Émile Abadie,… Read more
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Paris Peasant

Paris Peasant

by Louis Aragon

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9780330259200
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0330259202
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Picador, London, 1987. 2nd printing. Condition: Very good, light edge, spine and corner wear, faint indentation on covers.Paris Peasant (1926) is one of the central works of Surrealism, translated by Simon Watson Taylor, completed after consultations with the author. Unconventional in form--Aragon consciously avoided recognizable narration or character development--Paris Peasant is, in the author's words, "a mythology of the modern." The book uses the city of Paris as a stage, or framework, and Aragon interweaves his text with images of related ephemera: cafe menus, maps, inscriptions on monuments and newspaper clippings. A detailed description of a Parisian arcade (nineteenth-century precursor to the mini-mall) and another of the Buttes-Chaumont park, are among the great set pieces within Aragon's swirling prose of philosophy, dream and satire. Andre Breton wrote of this work: "no one could have been a more astute detector of the unwonted in all its forms; no one else could have been carried away by… Read more
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Paris Spleen

Paris Spleen: Translated by Louise Varese

by Charles Baudelaire

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9780811200073
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0811200078
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New Directions Paperback, New York. 14th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover.Set in a modern, urban Paris, the prose pieces in this volume constitute a further exploration of the terrain Baudelaire had covered in his verse masterpiece, The Flowers of Evil: the city and its squalor and inequalities, the pressures of time and mortality, and the liberation provided by the sensual delights of intoxication, art, and women. Published posthumously in 1869, Paris Spleen was a landmark publication in the development of the genre of prose poetry—a format which Baudelaire saw as particularly suited for expressing the feelings of uncertainty, flux, and freedom of his age—and one of the founding texts of literary modernism.
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Patriot Games

Patriot Games: Jack Ryan Novels

by Tom Clancy

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0425109720
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Berkley, New York. 35th paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge and corner wear.It is fall. Years before the defection of a Soviet submarine will send him hurtling into confrontation with the Soviets, historian, ex-Marine and CIA analyst Jack Ryan is vacationing in London with his wife and young daughter, when a terrorist attack takes place before his eyes. Instinctively, he dives forward to break it up, and is shot. It is not until he wakes up in the hospital that he learns whose lives he has saved -- the Prince and Princess of Wales and their new young son -- and which enemies he has made -- the Ulster Liberation Army, an ultra-left-wing splinter of the IRA.By his impulsive act, he has gained both the gratitude of a nation and then enmity of hits most dangerous men -- men who do not sit on their hate. And in the weeks and months to come, it is Jack Ryan, and his family, who will become the targets of that hate.
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The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

by Donald Kagan

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Viking, New York, 2003. First edition. Condition: Near fine, dust jacket has light edge wear, slight wrinkling on rear cover of dust jacket.From the publisher: A lively, historical account of the rise and fall of a great empire; a war lasting three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C. E., the Peloponnesian War pitted Greek against Greek --the Athenians, a democratic government, with extraordinary cultural achievements-- against the Spartans, a militaristic, oligarchic state.
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Peyote and Other Psychoactive Cacti

Peyote and Other Psychoactive Cacti

by Adam Gottlieb

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Kistone Press. First printing. Condition: Softcover, a little yellowing, edge nicks and slight tear at bottom spine.Peyote and other psychoactive cacti: how to use them how to extract them, what they contain, where to obtain them, how to cultivate them and increase their potency; 35 different species discussed. Classic counterculture book.
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The Piano Man's Daughter

The Piano Man's Daughter

by Timothy Findley

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Harper Collins, Toronto, 1995. First edition, signed. Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. Signed on the title page by Findley.From the publisher: In 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II, a young piano tuner, Charlie Kilworth, faces two enigmatic questions; who was his father? And, given the madness that consumed his mother, does he dare become a father himself?
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Picture Maker

Picture Maker: A Novel

by Penina Keen Spinka

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Dutton, New York, 2002. First edition. Condition: Near fine in near fine minus dust jacket. Dust jacket has some edge wear,From the publisher: In a remarkable and completely stirring epic, Spinka unfolds a haunting and unforgettable novel and vividly brings to life a heroine whose journey across North America into Greenland brings her full circle wit a destiny she cannot avoid.A towering saga of adventure and survival, love and loss, Picture Maker brings the fourteenth century to life.from the Iroquois Wars that marked a land forever, to the Norse Invasions, and through the bloody rise of Christianity
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Pilot Light

Pilot Light

by William Ashbless

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Subterranean Press, Burton MI, 2008. First edition. Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Ashbless is a pseudonym of Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock. From the publisher: Those two madmen, Powers and Blaylock are back, with a recently unearthed and touched up short story thought lost to the ages. Pilot Light is vintage William Ashbless, complex to the point of incoherence, with a good eighteen footnotes added by the poet refuting and clarifying the changes made by Powers and Blaylock to his sacred words. Also included in this small form hardcover chapbook are an introduction by Powers and an afterword by Blaylock.
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Planus

by Blaise Cendrars

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Peter Owen, London, 1972. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Book has very light bumps at corners. Dust jacket has light edge and corner wear, slight creasing at spine, light soiling on rear cover, price clipped.Planus is the second book of a remarkable autobiographical series written by Blaise Cendrars to be published in English. Like the first volume in this series, The Astonished Man, it is full of verve, humour and excitement, and it gives some unique glimpses of Cendrars himself.As one English reviewer once put it, 'The whole world seems to have belonged to Blaise Cendrars', an impression vividly confirmed in these crowded pages. He recounts here his adventures in various parts of Europe: his visit to a brothel in Antwerp, with its hilarious description of the obese prostitute Rij, who would say, 'You can't bungle it with me. I am not shaped like a circumflex accent, a man can ride me astride or side-saddle'; his voyage as a deck-hand on a Greek dinghy smuggling… Read more
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Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit

Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit

by Charles Bukowski

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Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa CA, 1988. 7th trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light corner creases, very slight fading on spine, else fine.Bukowski, struggling to mature but mostly failing.
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A Pleasure to Burn

A Pleasure to Burn

by Ray Bradbury

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Subterranean Press, Burton MI, 2010. First edition. Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. Very light edge wear.From the publisher: Edited by Donn Albright and Joe Eller. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is one of the undisputed classics of modern science fiction. Its title has become part of our common language. Its portrait of an increasingly soulless society in which books and ideas are anathema has become part of our cultural heritage.A Pleasure to Burn is the ideal companion to Bradbury s great novel. Edited by Bradbury authority Donn Albright, this generous volume gathers [16] vintages stories and novellas. Some of the stories, such as "The Pedestrian" and "Pillars of Fire," will be familiar to the author s long-time fans. Others, such as "The Bonfire" and "The Reincarnate," are more obscure. The true heart of the collection are the long novellas "Long after Midnight" (which has only appeared once in an expensive limited edition) and the 25,000-word tale, "The Fireman," the immediate precursor… Read more
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Plots and Misadventures

Plots and Misadventures

by Stephen Gallagher

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Subterranean Press, Burton MI, 2007. First edition. Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed, limited, and numbered edition; number 530 of 750 copies.Eleven flights of fancy and one true story...but it can be hard to say where fancy ends and the truth begins.In this, his second collection of short fiction, award winning author and screenwriter Stephen Gallagher delivers his unique take on the weird, the wonderful, and the downright strange. These are tales in which the world is very much as we know it, but charged with a sense of the wonders that lie in wait just beneath the surface of our everyday reality.
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The Pocket Guide to Airline Markings and Commercial Aircraft

The Pocket Guide to Airline Markings and Commercial Aircraft

by David Donald (Editor)

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Gallery Books, New York, 1985. First Edition. Condition: Very good, light edge bumping, some wear on covers, no dust jacket as issued.
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The Poet Assassinated and Other Stories

The Poet Assassinated and Other Stories

by Guillaume Apollinaire

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North Point Press, San Francisco, 1984. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good, light edge and corner wear, some sunning on covers.Translated by Ron Padgett.Apollinaire, was one of France's greatest modern writers and among its greatest poets. A prolific man of extraordinary energy and brilliance, he wrote poems, stories, novels, memoirs, art and literary criticism, and edited, researched and oversaw translations of the works of others. He was a highly effective champion of Cubism and of modern art and literature in general.
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Poets, Prophets, and Revolutionaries: The Literary Avant-Garde from Rimbaud through Postmodernism

Poets, Prophets, and Revolutionaries: The Literary Avant-Garde from Rimbaud through Postmodernism

by Charles Russell

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Condition: Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Pricing markings form original store on front. Slight tape residue on inside first page, else the books is near fine.From the publisher: How do the literary avant-garde, modernism, and postmodernism differ? Can the terms be used interchangeably? In this important and original work Charles Russell answers these questions and offers a critical terminology to distinguish the various forms of self-conscious literature that have emerged over the past hundred years..
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Pornography and Obscenity

Pornography and Obscenity: Criterion Miscellany - No. 5

by Lawrence, D.H.

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Faber, London, 1929. First edition, 4th impression as stated. Condition: Very good in paperwraps. Light edge creases at sides and spine, light wrinkling on back cover, light corner bumps, unbroken sewn binding. A very nice copy. 4th impression of the first printing.From the publisher: Mr. Lawrence discusses current conceptions of what is clean and what is dirty, and refers to the problem of censorship in art and literature. A reference to criticism of his book, Lady Chatterley's Lover.
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Principles of Radio

Principles of Radio: Textbooklet Number 1

by Anonymous

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Canadian Legion Educational Services, 1943 Courses for Service Personnel (Secondary Level). Condition: Good minus, nicks and wear on covers, some writing on interior pages, cover has detached from staples, tape marks on rear cover as the student who had this booklet taped his information sheet from the department of veteran affairs. Interesting World War 2 era item.
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A Private Correspondence

A Private Correspondence

by Durrell, Lawrence and Miller, Henry

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Dutton, New York, 1963. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Small pencil markings on inside first page, dust jacket has nicks, creasing, and tears at edges, wear on back cover. More pictures available upon request.Edited by George Wickes. The year was 1935, The subject, Tropic of Cancer. The correspondents were Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller. The letters were the beginning of a most important and wonderfully readable private record - a twenty five year revelation of two of the most renowned writers in their age.
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Pump Six and Other Stories

Pump Six and Other Stories

by Paolo Bacigalupi

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Night Shade Books, San Francisco, 2010. First edition. Condition: Near fine, light edge and corner wear, slight creasing at rear corners.Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science fiction short story. Social criticism, political parable, and environmental advocacy lie at the center of Paolo's work. Each of the stories herein is at once a warning, and a celebration of the tragic comedy of the human experience.The eleven stories in Pump Six represent the best Paolo's work, including the Hugo nominee "Yellow Card Man," the nebula and Hugo nominated story "The People of Sand and Slag," and the Sturgeon Award-winning story "The Calorie Man."
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