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Literary Anthologies

Literary Anthologies

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The Jack Conroy Reader, (Conroy, Jack) Salzman, Jack, and David Ray, eds.
1 (Conroy, Jack) Salzman, Jack, and David Ray, eds. The Jack Conroy Reader
New York Burt Franklin & Co. (c.1979) 0-89102-116-7 / 9780891021162 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dj 
[foxing to top edge, otherwise a solid clean copy with no significant wear; jacket shows minimal wear at extremities]. (B&W photographs) "This collection of 37 pieces brings back the world of Conroy's fiction as well as the literary world in which he grew up and to which he still contributes. The great Chicago writers of the Depression are here as well as the whole school of American proletarian literature. Unique for its perspectives on the progress, or lack of it, of American society since the thirties, the book offers a first-hand look at what we were less than half a century ago." Includes photographs by John Vachon, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian-American Writers, Chin, Frank, and Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong, eds.
2 Chin, Frank, and Jeffery Paul Chan, Lawson Fusao Inada, and Shawn Wong, eds. Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian-American Writers
Washington DC Howard University Press 1974 0-88258-008-6 / 9780882580081 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dj Illustrated by (dj design) Bob Onodera 
[light shelfwear, minor soiling to top edge; jacket slightly age-toned, light edge and surface wear]. This "anthology of the writings of fourteen accomplished Americans of Japanese, Chinese and Filipino descent...spans the spectrum of literary genre with surrealistic prose/poetry, plays, autobiographies, short stories, and excerpts from novels." The introduction discusses the history of Asian and Pacific American literature. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New Directions 10, in prose and poetry; an annual exhibition gallery of new and divergent trends in literature, Laughlin, James, ed.
3 Laughlin, James, ed. New Directions 10, in prose and poetry; an annual exhibition gallery of new and divergent trends in literature
[New York] New Directions (c.1948) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj Illustrated by (dj) Lee Mullican 
[minor wear to cloth at spine ends, a little age-toning to page edges, slight waviness to pages at very end of book; jacket moderately edgeworn, slightly faded and lightly stained at spine, a handful of tiny closed edge tears]. (B&W photographs) "A vivid panorama of what is new in advance guard and experimental writing -- here and abroad." The highlighted contributions are from Tennessee Williams (the story "Desire and the Black Masseur"), Mary McCarthy, Henri Michaux, Evelyn Waugh ("Hollywood is a Term of Disparagement"), Paul Kecskemeti (an essay on Existentialism), and James Agee (a satire, "Dedication Day"). Also featured are stories by Paul Bowles, Donald Windham, Seymour Krim, Robert Payne and others; poetry by Vernon Watkins, Peter Viereck, Leslie Fiedler, Carson McCullers, and others; an anthology of poems from Peru; and a set of photographs by Herbert List of the ruins of Munich. And much more! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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