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1 Alegria, Fernando Ensayo Sobre Cinco Temas De Thomas Mann
San Salvador Editorial Funes 1949 nosibn First Edition Original Wraps Good 
169 pages plus index. ALL TEXT IN SPANISH. Essays on various aspects of Thomas Mann's writing style, including irony, time, sickness, mystery, etc. In GOOD condition in a clear wrapper glued to the book. Moderate browning to the wrapper, especially along the extremities. 2 inch closed tear on the rear jacket panel. Some creasing and wrinkling. Minor soiling and edgewear to the book. Minor scuffing. Interior clean and solid with minor fading to the text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Altieri, Charles Postmodernisms Now: Essays on Contemporaneity in the Arts (Literature and Philosophy)
University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Pennsylvania State University Press 1998 0271018046 / 9780271018041 Trade Paperback Good 
316 pp. With a few black and white photos. A study of postmodern theory and its contradictions, examining its implications for various artists and poets. This includes sections on Jasper Johns, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Sylvia Plath and others. GOOD+ condition. Some bumping/curling to the lower corner. Minor edgewear. Old price sticker on the first endpaper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Arensberg, Mary (editor) The American Sublime
Albany State University of New York Press 1986 0887061907 / 9780887061905 Trade Paperback Good 
218 pp. A collection of essays by various authors examining the use of the sublime by American authors. This includes essays on the work of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Stevens, women poets, etc. GOOD condition. Covers browned along the edges, with some toning and minor soiling. Light edgewear. Some yellow highlighting and a few pencil tick marks in the text. Ownership signature present. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 Barbauld, Anna Laetitia The Works of Anna Laetitia Barbauld: with a memoir. In three volumes. VOLUME 3 ONLY
Boston David Reed 1826 no Full-Leather Good No Jacket 
148 pages. Does not contain the memoir, which appeared in the previous volumes. Gaining some popularity again due to an interest in early feminist writings, Barbauld was a noted children's author, poet and essayist who influenced many of the Romantic poets of the early 1800's. This volume collects the following pieces, among others: on riddles, the king in his castle, on female studies, the rich and the poor-a dialogue, the river and the brook-a fable, on the origin and progress of Romance-writing etc. Bound in full brown leather with title on the spine. In GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers and extremities. Uneven fading and minor darkening with minor soiling to the covers. Corners bumped and rounded. Spine pulled with a small inch split at the top front hinge. Spine faded and rather scuffed. Text solid with mostly minor foxing throughout, a little heavier to the endpapers. Corner of the first two endpapers torn. Faint dampstain to the first endpapers in the same locale. Last endpaper creased. Text clean and very readable. Solid copy in GOOD condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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5 Barooshian, Vahan D. Russian Cubo-Futurism 1910-1930. A Study in Avant-Gardism
The Hague Mouton 1974 no First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
Signed and dedicated by the author on the first free endpaper. 176 pages including index. A study of Russian Cubo-Futurism, from its origins, evolution to its poetry, theories, politics and its relationship to Italian Futurism and French Surrealism. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Uneven moderate to heavy fading to the jacket. Minor soiling, more moderate to the rear panel. Heavy scuffing to the extremities with a few small chips and tears, along with some creasing. Spine head pulled and frayed. Minor fading and bumping along the extremities of the book. Inner text clean and solid with some minor foxing to the endpapers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Barratt, Andrew; Gorkii, Maksim The Early Fiction of Maksim Gorky : Six Essays in Interpretation
Nottingham, UK Astra Press 1993 0946134316 / 9780946134311 Original Wraps Near Fine 
155 pages including index. Six essays of literary criticism including Makar Chudra: self and other; Chelkash: Games Tramps Play; On the Raft, Father and Son, etc. NEAR FINE with very slight soiling to the covers, with a hint of edgewear. Text clean and tight. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Benezet, Louis P. Shakspere, Shakespeare, and De Vere
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A. Granite State Press 1937 no First Edition Original Wraps Good 
Original wraps. 34 pages plus a one page appendix. A short work questioning the authorship of the work of Shakespeare, asserting that it was perhaps Edward de Vere, the Seventeenth Earl of Oxford, based on historical records and what was then known about the lives of Shakespeare and de Vere. Benezet was an educator noted for creating innovative teaching methods that broke from a tradition of rote learning. GOOD condition. Moderate uneven darkening, with some offsetting, to the wraps. Mostly minor soiling, with a small area of staining at the top left edge. Light scuffing and edgewear. Faint diagonal crease affecting the front cover and first several pages. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Camels Coming Newsletter No. 1. May 1972, Bukowski, Charles et al. Morris, Richard (editor)
8 Bukowski, Charles et al. Morris, Richard (editor) Camels Coming Newsletter No. 1. May 1972
San Francisco, CA Richard Morris, Publisher 1972 no Wraps Good 
Side folded magazine, 8 by 11 inches. 5 pp. A short magazine devoted to the review and discussion of literature, with this featuring two letters by Charles Bukowski to the editor/publisher, Richard Morris. Morris published Camels Coming as a little magazine in the 1960s, reviving it in a newsletter format in 1972, and focusing mostly on commentary on literature. GOOD+ condition. Some browning/toning to the paper, mostly along the extremities. Two faint horizontal fold creases present. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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9 Cary, Richard Early Reception of Edwin Arlington Robinson: The First Twenty Years
Waterville, ME Colby College Press 1974 no Cloth Very Good Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED by the author. 321 pp. A detailed study of the early career of Edwin Arlington Robinson, examining reviews, interviews and essays relating to his early writings in light of their often poor opinions of his work, while the latter half of his career saw him achieve critical acclaim and recognition. This is in contrast to later critics, who hold his earlier work in higher esteem. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, rubbing and soiling to the jacket. Light fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Cherubini, Arnaldo Una Malattia Fra Romanticismo e Decadenza
Siena Edizioni Nuovo Aminta 1975 no First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 
214 pages including index. All text in Italian. A work of literary criticism examining the link between Romanticism and decadence. In VERY GOOD condition with minor soiling, fading and darkening to the covers. Light edgewear. Interior clean and solid with minor darkening to the pages and a previous owner's address label on the inside front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Clark, Tom; Edwards, Susan; Basinski, Michael; Montgomery, John et al Moody Street Irregulars. A Jack Kerouac Newsletter. The Kerouac On the Road Conference Issue. Number 14. Spring 1984
Clarence Center, NY Moody Street Irregulars, Publisher 1984 no Original Wraps Very Good 
Original illustrated wraps. 27pp. Appears to be Tom Clark's personal copy, with his address label on the rear wrap and a faint signature in red at the top front cover. A newsletter devoted to all things Jack Kerouac, featuring poems, essays and interviews. This issue features a poem by Tom Clark, a look at Kerouac and William Burroughs, Merrimac vs. Monticello-an article by John Montgomery, who appeared in three of Kerouac's novels, etc. In VERY GOOD condition with moderate browning along the extremities. Very minor bumping and creasing also along the extremities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Clarke Helen A. Longfellow's Country
New York The Baker and Taylor Company 1909 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Green cloth with a color front cover pastedown illustration. 252 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A look at the history and locations in and around New England as they influenced the work of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, exploring both the history of various locations and their appearance in his work. GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and scuffing, with heavier scuffing and some fraying along the extremities and corners. Spine creased. Ownership signature present. Minor toning to the text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Colavito, Jason The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft And Extraterrestrial Pop Culture
Amherst, NY Prometheus Books 2005 1591023521 / 9781591023524 Trade Paperback Very Good 
398 pp. With a small section of illustrations. A study of the theory that aliens visited ancient Earth and perhaps genetically engineered humankind, as proposed in fictional works by H.P. Lovecraft. This work surveys his writings and its influence on this theory, occultists, and UFO cults. VERY GOOD condition. Minor edgewear. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Comens, Bruce Apocalypse and After. Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams and Zukofsky
Tuscaloosa, AL University of Alabama Press 1995 081730732x / 9780817307325 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine Review Copy 
218 pages including index. An examination of the development of Modernism into Postmodernism through the works of Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky, as well as reflecting on the significance of World War I and World War II on art and literature. About FINE with a hint of edgewear. Review Copy stamped in red ink on the half title. Text clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Cowell, Sidney; Page, Thomas Nelson et al. The Cosmopolitan. An Illustrated Monthly Magazine. April, 1890. With the story 'The Enchanted Baseball (Base Ball)'.
New York The Cosmopolitan Publishing Company 1890 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Pagination runs 643-768, plus ads and publisher's information. Black and white illustrations throughout. A single issue of this general interest magazine, containing stories and articles. Of note is a short story by Sidney Cowell 'The Enchanted Base Ball,' that follows the travels of a baseball and pursuing shortstop around the world, as well as offering a humorous portrayal of a baseball game. With illustrations. Articles of travels, the fighting forces of Germany and others are present. GOOD condition. Heavy browning to the wraps. Heavy chipping and tearing, with loss, along the lower extremity. 'Princeton Univ' written in large letters (in pencil) across the front. Some soiling and minor staining. Minor soiling and toning throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 De Frenzi, Giulio (Luigi Federzoni) L'Italiano errante Giacomo Casanova di Seingalt
Napoli Riccardo Ricciardi 1913 no First Edition Original Wraps Good 
Original wraps. 45 pp. A short piece of literary criticism on Giacomo Casanova. Written by the Italian politician Luigi Federzoni under the pseudonym of Giulio De Frenzi. Federzoni was a member of the Italian Facist Party and served under Mussolini. He later signed an agenda against Mussolini and was sentenced to death, being pardoned in 1947. In GOOD condition with mostly minor soiling, minor creasing and general fading to the the wraps. Minor scuffing, creasing and a few small tears present along the lower and fore edge extremities. Interior solid with many pages unopened. Scattered minor foxing. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Driscoll, Kerry William Carlos Williams and the Maternal Muse
Ann Arbor, Michigan UMI Research Press 1987 no First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Believed first edition. Hard cover in unclipped jacket. 196 pages including index. With a few photos. A look at the complexities of the mother-son relationship between Williams and his mother, as well as the maternal images throughout his work. Driscoll also shows that Yes, Mrs. Williams was begun in the late 1920's and served to inform his other works, including Paterson. NEAR FINE jacket on a FINE book. Light scuffing and edgewear to the jacket. Else fine. 
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18 Feiler, Lily Marina Tsvetaeva: The Double Beat of Heaven and Hell
Durham Duke University Press Books 1994 0822314827 / 9780822314820 Cloth Good Very Good 
299 pp. A biography and look at the poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva, examining the impact of the Russian Revolution, war and personal tragedies on the form and style of her work. VERY GOOD jacket on a GOOD book. Minor general fading and a hint of soiling to the book. Light edgewear. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Sporadic underlining and marginal notes in the interior. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Fleishman, Lazar Boris Pasternak: The Poet and His Politics
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1990 0674079051 / 9780674079052 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
357 pp. With a few photos. A detailed biography of Boris Pasternak, focusing on his responses to changes in Russian cultural and social life, including a look at his contacts with political and literary figures such as Stalin, Trotsky, Gorky, Mayakovsky and others. GOOD+ jacket on a VERY GOOD book. General fading and minor soiling to the jacket. Some scuffing along the extremities. Light wrinkling to the jacket. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Fowlie, Wallace Rimbaud
Chicago University of Chicago Pres 1965 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
280 pp. A revision and updated version of Fowlie's original studies on the life and work of the French poet Rimbaud, examining his early life, as well as his poetics. GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and rubbing to the covers. A few stray underlines in the text. Minor notes on the last rear endpaper. 
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