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Religious Perspectives in Faulkner's Fiction: Yoknapatawpha and Beyond

By: Barth, J. Robert, S.J., ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Notre Dame/London, University of Notre Dame Pr.: (c.1972)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3351

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dj


[ex-library book with moderate wear, typical markings (including edge-stamping, scarring to ffep from pocket removal, some stickiness on pastedowns, covered by jacket flaps); jacket somewhat worn but still in good shape, the main problem being uneven/irregular fading]. View more info

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The Flea of Sodom [*SIGNED*]

By: Dahlberg, Edward

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Norfolk CT, New Directions: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18804

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[moderate wear to top and bottom edges, light foxing to top page edges; jacket edgeworn, wrinkling/creasing at top and bottom edges of rear panel, small tears and a bit of paper loss at several corners of rear panel]. (Direction 18) Series INSCRIBED ("For [George] Kirgo, - / a valiant defender / of the good little books / that are never noticed / but Remembered -- / My good wishes") and SIGNED by the author; additionally dated "Dec 14 50 / N.Y.C." in his hand. "These little essays are an Orphic prayer for a Mythology -- a supplication for the return to ritual and to the tu... View more info

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The Sense of Humor

By: Eastman, Max

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936 (c.1921)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 21923

Condition: Good+


(no dust jacket) [bumping/softening to bottom corners and base of spine, gilt lettering rubbed but still readable on both spine and front cover, faint stain on top edge of text block with slight bleed-through at top edges of a number of pages; all in all a solid reading/reference copy]. The noted radical/critic/journalist/poet/activist expounds (quite perceptively) on various types and philosophies of humor, following a brief preface in which he quotes George Bernard Shaw, who said: "There is no more dangerous literary symptom than a temptation to write about wit and humor. It indicates t... View more info

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Yo, Poe

By: Gannon, Frank

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7775

ISBN: 0-670-81481-4

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight copy; minor handling wear to jacket]. "[The author's] speciality is the literary or historical reference dropped in low circumstances. The title piece in this book takes off from the news that Sylvester Stallone is a student of Edgar Allan Poe and thirsts to write and star in his film biography; heretofore unthought-of connections between Rambo and Rimbaud are elucidated." View more info

Feminine Consciousness in the Modern British Novel

By: Kaplan, Sydney Janet

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Urbana/Chicago/London, University of Illinois Press: (c.1975)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10650

ISBN: 0-252-00463-9

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice tight clean copy, very light shelfwear; jacket shows mild rubbing/surface wear]. "Doris Lessing, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Rosamond Lehmann all created female characters who share one characteristic: the tension resulting from the conflict between the ideal of sexual equality and the reality of sexual subordination. So [the author[ finds in her study of the works of these five twentieth-century British women writers, each of whom was involved in developing uniquely feminine consciousness for her female characters." View more info

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Robert Penn Warren: Critical Perspectives

By: Nakadate, Neil, ed.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Lexington, The University Press of Kentucky: (c.1981)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14585

ISBN: 0-8131-1425-X

Condition: Fine in Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no significant wear to either book or jacket]. "In this book [the editor] brings together the best and most important studies and a new essay written for this volume to giv a comprehensive view of the range of Warren's work. A list of Warren's published works, 1929-1980, and a useful checklist of critical works on Warren's writing supplement this rich and balanced colletion of essays." View more info

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A Whip for the Woman; being (perhaps a little unexpectedly) an impartial account of the present state of the novel market, and intended to be a guide for all literary aspirants

By: Straus, Ralph

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: (c.1932)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 19352

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(corner-clipped, although printed price is still present) [good solid book, minor shelfwear to bottom edge, vintage price sticker from San Francisco department store The White House on rear pastedown; jacket lightly worn along bottom of front panel and at both ends of spine, short tear with minor paper loss at top rear foldover]. (frontispiece caricature, photo, facsimile ads The book is "the story of a novel, from the moment it is conceived in the author's brain until it reaches the reviewers' hands. Mr. Straus ... writes as novelist, publisher, and literary critic, exploiting every sid... View more info

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Black Like It Is/Was: Erskine Caldwell's Treatment of Racial Themes

By: Sutton, William A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Metuchen NJ, The Scarecrow Press, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7444

ISBN: 0-8108-0723-8

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, as issued) [ex-library book but virtually unworn; typical markings (incl. stamping on top/bottom edges, call number in small white letters on spine, pocket on rear pastedown)]. View more info