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Beyond the Street, Calmer, Edgar [Ned]
1 Calmer, Edgar [Ned] Beyond the Street
New York Harcourt, Brace and Company (c.1934) First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
(no dust jacket) [light wear to extremities, age-toning to edges of text block, silver spine lettering somewhat rubbed but still readable, attractive custom vintage bookplate (George L. Fox) on front pastedown, signature of one-time owner (Muriel Fox, Vassar) on ffep]. The first novel by this longtime journalist, set in a big New York City high school and emphasizing "its fecundity, the strangeness of its stories, the vast social strata from which its citizens are drawn." Critic Roger Austen likened the book to Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio," and cites it for its sympathetic, "even quite sensitive," treatment of homosexuality, observing that "most of the students and teachers [in the book] are vaguely frustrated, and most of this frustration derives from unresolved sexual desires." Calmer (who as far as I know was not himself gay) was born in Chicago, and had worked for various newspapers in Paris in the late 1920s and early 1930s, while also publishing some early work in the experimental literary journal "transition"; he was a friend and associate of Ernest Hemingway, and later became one of "[Edward R.] Murrow's Boys" at CBS Radio (and later Television). He wrote one more novel as Edgar Calmer "When Night Descends," 1936), but was subsequently known as "Ned" throughout his radio and TV career. His 1961 book "All the Summer Days" is an autobiographical novel based on his years in Paris. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Treblinka, Gumkowski, J., and A. Rutkowski
2 Gumkowski, J., and A. Rutkowski Treblinka
Warsaw (Poland) The Council for Protection of Fight and Martyrdom Monuments [1961] First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[minor edgewear only, tiny stain at right edge of front cover]. A largely photographic account of the history and operation of the Nazi extermination camp at Treblinka, apparently issued (at least in part) to help raise funds for the erection of a mausoleum at the camp site. All text is in English. 
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