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The Art of Interpretation, Bacon, Wallace A.
1 Bacon, Wallace A. The Art of Interpretation
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Second printing, two toned blue cloth, very slightly cocked, foxing on te, else clean tight copy. DJ w/worn edges & corners, short closed tears. Overall VG+ condition. From the flap This text, for classes in oral interpretation of literature, places a unique emphasis on the organic relationship between literature and the interpreter. Contains special sections including sample scripts on Readers Theater, Chamber Theater, and choric interpretation. Features and extended analysis of a poem, a play, and a short story, plus a generous Glossary of Terms. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Standard book size" 
Price: 20.25 USD
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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Bemelmans, Ludwig
2 Bemelmans, Ludwig Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
New York Viking Press 1944 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
245 pp. Tan cloth with modest wear and a tiny rust stain; light tone of text. Publisher's stain is dull. The dust jacket is heavily worn missing a large chip from the back panel. Now in a protective clear cover. ; 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Defoe and the Uses of Narrative, Boardman, Michael M.
3 Boardman, Michael M. Defoe and the Uses of Narrative
Piscataway, New Jersey Rutgers Univ. Pr 1983 0813509610 / 9780813509617 First Edition Hardback Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; 182 pg. Blue cloth HC w gold title on spine clean and tight, DJ has mild crumpled edges. This is a scholarly work on the merits of Daniel Defoe's narrative style, purposing that he was in fact, a restless experimenter who upset the (contemporary) equilibrium and broke away from tired formulas. This challenges the prevailing theory that Defoe was a one dimensional writer.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 16.20 USD
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Turning Points  Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions, Brown, Marshall
4 Brown, Marshall Turning Points Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions
Stanford University Press 1997 0804727082 / 9780804727082 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in black cloth boards in Very Good unmarked in Very Good jacket. " Essays in the History of Cultural Expressions " ; 9.10 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches; 360 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Murder on the Reservation,  American Indian Crime Fiction    American Indian Crime Fiction, Browne, Ray B.
5 Browne, Ray B. Murder on the Reservation, American Indian Crime Fiction American Indian Crime Fiction
Popular Press 3 2004 0299196143 / 9780299196141 Softcover Fine 
As New Trade paperback Ray and Pat Browne Book ; Ray and Pat Browne Book; 9 X 6 X 0.70 inches; 304 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England, Cruikshank, R. J.
6 Cruikshank, R. J. Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England
London Pitman Publishing 1949 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
An exceptional nice copy. Bright green DJ w/ wear on ends and corners in clear cover. Tan/grey cloth over board w/bright gilded silhouettes and spine title. Some light foxing on fore edge. With 64 illustrations in photogravure, 37 text ill. And 14 Isotype charts in color. As a side note, ISOTYPE (International System of Typographic Picture Education) were relativly new and were to be the new international picture language. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 308 pages; FL 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Sideways from the page : The Meanjin interviews  Frank Moorhouse; John romeril: Kath Walker; Dorothy Hewett; Thomas Shapcoltt; A. A. Phillips; Les A. Murray; Vincent Buckley; John Tranter; Jack Hibberd; et al, Davidson, Jim
7 Davidson, Jim Sideways from the page : The Meanjin interviews Frank Moorhouse; John romeril: Kath Walker; Dorothy Hewett; Thomas Shapcoltt; A. A. Phillips; Les A. Murray; Vincent Buckley; John Tranter; Jack Hibberd; et al
Melbourne Fontana/Collins 1983 0006360483 / 9780006360483 Trade Paper Back Good 
[Australian Authors] Jim Davidson was editor of Meanjin, an Australian literary journal, from 1974-1982. The collection of interviews was published between 1978 and 1982; and while consisting primarily of Australian authors (and one critic) also include authors from Nigeria, Canada and Samoa; the common thread being "the problem of finding an authentic voice (when) high cultural patterns… were still largely the residuum of a dying empire." Running in the order in which they originally appeared, check lists of the writer's work will be found at the end of each interview. The interview process was used by Davidson (editorially) "as a bridge between creative content and the non-fictional elements" of the journal. Strong reading crease with edge wear and toning of pages toned; remainder marked. ; Fontana original; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 415 pages 
Price: 23.40 USD
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Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages, Dexter, Walter
8 Dexter, Walter Mr. Pickwick's Pilgrimages
Philadelphia Lippincott 1927 First Thus; First Hardcover Very Good 
An account of Mr. Pickwick's six pilgrimages. This title is cited and recommended by Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. Navy blue cloth, light wear on ends/corners. Heavy foxing to end pages & title page along with paper clip rust, but not into text block. 50 leaves of plates. Illus w/original drawings by "Phiz" and photographs by author. The literary landmarks of Dickens. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 224 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Plant Magic Man, Durrell, Lawrence
9 Durrell, Lawrence The Plant Magic Man
Santa Barbara Capra Press 1975 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Original stiff paper, a few light smudges and the tipping of the corners. A very nice copy. Cover blocks by Margaret Wilson. Capra Press was a private press publishing works from noted authors and poets from 1969-2001. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries, Frye, Northrop
10 Frye, Northrop Northrop Frye Unbuttoned, Wit and Wisdom from the Notebooks and Diaries
Gnomon Press 2004 091778877x / 9780917788772 First Edition Softcover Fine 
As new. Clean, straight copy. Herman Northrop Frye, (1912 – 1991) was a Canadian literary critic and literary theorist, considered one of the most influential of the 20th century. Frye gained international fame with his first book, Fearful Symmetry (1947), which led to the reinterpretation of the poetry of William Blake. His lasting reputation rests principally on the theory of literary criticism that he developed in Anatomy of Criticism (1957), one of the most important works of literary theory published in the twentieth century. Wikipedia. ; 9 X 5.90 X 1 inches; 326 pp pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History, Gould, Stephen Jay
11 Gould, Stephen Jay Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
New York, New York Harmony Books 1996 0517703939 / 9780517703939 Paperback Very Good 
TPB 480 pgs, bib; index; wear to edges, corner tips, no creases or textual markings, pencil erasure on ffep . Gould casts a wide net, though he always returns to the central theme of evolution. His topics are diverse: Edgar Allan Poe's bestseller, a textbook on shells; Alfred, Lord Tennyson's In Memoriam as an account of the psychology of mourning; the infamous Wannsee Protocol, Hitler's plan for the final solution of the Jewish question. Gould is a master of making connections? Linnaeus and Erasmus Darwin (Charles's grandfather) , the Razumosky brothers, Aleksei and Andrei; King Lear and the importance of negative results. He discusses evolutionary spin-doctoring, fossil whales, movies (Jurassic Park) , museums and theme parks. As might be expected, Gould takes a swipe at creationists. Dinosaur measures up in every way to Bully for Brontosaurus; readers will not be disappointed. Illustrations. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction, Haut, Woody
12 Haut, Woody Neon Noir: Contemporary American Crime Fiction
Serpent's Tail 1999 Signed by Author; 18 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
276, [4] pp. Index. SIGNED by Haut and dated on the title page. Very Good - cocked, else a clean tight copy. Haut brings the story of American crime fiction and related films current.; 8.30 X 5.30 X 0.90 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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13 Kerouac, Jack On the Road
Signet 1958 First Edition Softcover Fine 
# D1619. 254 pp.+[2] pages of ads. All edges with red publishers stain. Very slight lean; tail corner slightly rubbed. Unread. Signet was the first to publish the paperback edition. Exceptionally nice copy. ; 8vo. 
Price: 270.00 USD
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Booknotes  America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas, Lamb, Brian
14 Lamb, Brian Booknotes America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas
Three Rivers Press 1998 0812930290 / 9780812930290 First Paperback Trade Paper Back Very Good 
As New Trade Paperback. Some of the most enjoyable reading for habitual readers is reading about writing. This book is a font of such enjoyment. ; 1.21 x 8.24 x 5.5 Inches; 480 pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Plot Guide to 100 American and British Novels, Lass, Abraham Harold
15 Lass, Abraham Harold Plot Guide to 100 American and British Novels
Boston Book World Promotions 1971 0871160617 / 9780871160614 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bright navy blue cloth and gold spine title with a front panel wrinkle/crease extending into the board and somewhat worn corners. Former owners name plate on the fly leaf. "Plot Outlines, Character Analyses, Critical Evaluations, With a Special Introduction on How to Read A Novel. A student's guide to 50 American novels and A student's guide to 50 British novels. For each of the 100 novels covered there is 1. an annotated list of the main characters. 2. a full, clear, comprehensible summary of the significant incidents and themes. 3. A biographical sketch of the author. 4. a digest of present-day critical opinion of th the novel. "Find the writer who write as you would like to and study them." American fiction --Stories, plots, etc, English fiction --Stories, plots, etc, American fiction --History and criticism, English fiction --History and criticism; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 364 pages 
Price: 15.30 USD
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By Way of Introduction, Milne, A. A.
16 Milne, A. A. By Way of Introduction
London Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1929 0416308600 / 9780416308600 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
First Edition of this collection of essays by the prolific author, whose wide-ranging literary accomplishments have been so overshadowed by his achievements specifically in children's literature. Critical essays on children's books, Sake and E H. Shepard, the illustrator of the Christopher Robin Books, and lighthearted disquisition's, such as the absurd Good King Wenceslas, and Dr. Watson Speaks Out are included. Very Nice. 208 pp, (9 ads) ; cloth with peach printed DJ with only slight wear at the spine head. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Surrealist Movement in England, Ray, Paul C
17 Ray, Paul C The Surrealist Movement in England
Ithaca, Cornell Univ. Press 1971 0801406218 / 9780801406218 First American Edition Hardback Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Clean bright copy. ; First American Edition of the first full-length critical study of the British Surrealist literary movement in the 1930's and 1940's, 232 pp. DJ price clipped, minor rubbing to edge of boards; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Subversive Genealogy, the Politics and Art of Herman Melville, Rogin, Michaell
18 Rogin, Michaell Subversive Genealogy, the Politics and Art of Herman Melville
New York Alfred A Knopf 1983 039450609X / 9780394506098 First Edition Quarter Cloth Over Back Board Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Fine, 354 pg. , Black quarter cloth over yellow boards, gilt lettered, DJ mild fading at spine extremes, otherwise fine in like DJ. A provocative study of one of our supreme literary artists. Rogin shows that Melville's novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his politically prominent family.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Sedaris, David
19 Sedaris, David When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Little, Brown And Company 2008 0316028118 / 9780316028110 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Small stain on end paper corner, else a clean, read copy. DJ is beautiful. From the flap... David Sedaris has written yet another book of essays (his sixth) . Subjects include a parasitic worm that once lived in his mother-in-law's leg, and encounter with a dingo, and the recreational use of an external cathereter. Also recounted is the buying of a human skeleton and the author's attempt to quit smoking. In Tokyo. Sedaris proves that when you play with matches, you sometimes light the whole pack on fire. ; 8vo - 7 ¾ - 9 ¾" tall. " 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The German Ballad Book A Collection of Ballads, Romances and Minor Poems, Simonson, L.
20 Simonson, L. The German Ballad Book A Collection of Ballads, Romances and Minor Poems
New York Henry Holt and Company 1865 Hardcover Very Good 
Burgundy cloth, green decorative end pages. Biographical sketches, introductions, arguments, grammatical and miscellaneous notes of Goethe, Schiller, Burger, Uhland, Schwab, Korner, etc (in English) Gothic typography of German text. Split hinges front and back, short tear on pg 297. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iii, 304 +4 pages 
Price: 36.00 USD
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