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A Fish in the Water: A Memoir, Llosa, Mario Vargas; Lane, Helen (translator)
1 A Fish in the Water: A Memoir Llosa, Mario Vargas; Lane, Helen (translator)
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1994 FSG. Handsome new blank bookplate covers old booksale inkstamp. Otherwise superclean and bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 532pp. Language: English (translated from the Spanish). 'The autobiography of one of Latin America's most celebrated writers ranges from his birth in Arequipa, through his work with the reform movement and 1990 bid for the Peruvian presidency, and reveals the experiences that he transformed into his critically acclaimed literary works.'--Ingram. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Grand Guy: The Art and Life of Terry Southern, Hill, Lee
2 A Grand Guy: The Art and Life of Terry Southern Hill, Lee
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2001 HarperCollins. SIGNED BY AUTHOR Lee Hill on title page; bookstore 'Autographed Copy' sticker on front. Back jacket flap is CREASED. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 343 pages; Index; Sources; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'He was the hipster's hipster, the perfect icon of cool. A small-town Texan who disdained his good ol' boy roots, he bopped with the Beats, hobnobbed with Sartre and Camus, and called William Faulkner friend. He was considered one of the most creative and original players in the Paris Review Quality Lit Game, yet his greatest literary success was a semi pornographic pulp novel. For decades, the crowd he ran with was composed of the most famous creative artists of the day. He wrote Dr. Strangelove with Stanley Kubrick, Easy Rider with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, and worked on Saturday Night Live with a younger, louder breed of sacred cow torpedoers. He's a face in the crowd on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (the guy in the sunglasses). Wherever the cultural action was, he was there, the life of every party -- Paris in the '50s, London in the swinging '60s, Greenwich Village, and Big Bad Hollywood. Brilliant, dynamic, irrepressible, he enjoyed remarkable success and then squandered it with almost superhuman excess. There was, and ever will be, only one Terry Southern. In a biography as vibrant and colorful as the life it celebrates, Lee Hill masterfully explores the high and low times of the unique, incomparable Terry Southern, one of the most genuine talents of this or any other age. Illuminating, exhilarating, and sobering, it is an intimate portrait of an unequaled satirist and satyrist whose appetite for life was enormous -- and whose aim was sure and true as he took shots at consumerism, America's repressive political culture, upper-class amorality, and middle-class banality.'--from jacket flap. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Life of Kenneth Rexroth, Hamalian, Linda
3 A Life of Kenneth Rexroth Hamalian, Linda
Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 2nd printing 1992 Norton. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Light store shelfwear to cover. 444 pages; Index; Notes; List of Works; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Poet-essayist Rexroth (1905-1982)--high-school dropout, disillusioned ex-Communist, pacifist, anarchist, bigamist, rock-climber, critic and translator, the presiding spirit of San Francisco's Beat scene--is captured in all his flaws and greatness in this definitive, moving biography. Although he believed marriage was a sacrament and wrote exquisitely tender love poems to his wives, Rexroth had many affairs during his 4 marriages and subjected his wives to constant directives, jealous rages, verbal and intermittent physical abuse. Hamalian, professor of English at William Paterson College in New Jersey, portrays the poet as a spiritual seeker who explored monasticism, Eastern philosophy and communion with nature, a man who was wise in spite of himself and a writer who struggled to unite art and politics in a poetry of responsibility that would enlarge human experience.'--Publishers Weekly, 1991. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Life on the Road, Kuralt, Charles
4 A Life on the Road Kuralt, Charles
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition HARDCOVER with dustjacket 1990 Putnam. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Light wear. 253pp. Language: English. 'Fans of Kuralt's work on the CBS series Sunday Morning will find this autobiography a charmer as Kuralt reviews his career in print journalism and as a reporter for the electronic media. He recalls his most unusual and memorable programs and interviewees, from the family awaiting a soldier's return from Vietnam to a 92-year-old brickmaker who had been working since his early teens. Kuralt's vivid reminiscences include the anarchic horror of Zaire after independence, the dull sterility of Castro's Cuba, the cooperation of blacks and whites in building a park in Reno, Nevada, and a Soviet dentist's message to the Americans who helped him survive a Nazi POW camp. The book is comic and poignant by turns.'--Publishers Weekly, 1990. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin, Kazin, Alfred
5 A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin Kazin, Alfred
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1996 HarperCollins. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Only light shelfwear. 341 pages. Language: English. 'Kazin, a passionate and influential literary critic, has been an assiduous journal keeper ever since his college days. Now in his 80s, Kazin has fashioned a captivating, mosaiclike memoir out of carefully selected journal passages covering the years 1938-95. His cut-and-paste approach shrinks time, so that we watch him fall in and out of love, start and complete various books, travel, and earn Guggenheims and a Fulbright in rapid succession, while his spiritual center, New York City, metamorphoses from a city of dreams into a metropolis of nightmares. We also witness the evolution of his 2 primary preoccupations, books and the significance and sorrow of being Jewish in the century of the Holocaust. Ever fascinated with literature's role in life and interpretations of life in literature, Kazin shares compelling critical commentary on the work and personality of such pivotal writers as Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Elie Wiesel, Saul Steinberg, Pauline Kael, Jerzy Kosinski, and Harold Bloom. If you share even half his interests, Kazin's feisty, eloquent, and frank journal will prove arresting.'-- Donna Seaman, Booklist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Precocious Autobiography, Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
6 A Precocious Autobiography Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket Dutton 1963. Very clean and crisp; pages bright; binding tight. Pencilled price erased from page 2. 124pp, B/W photos. Language: English (translated by Andrew R. MacAndrew). Keywords: Russian, Russia, poet, Soviet, Union, modern, poem, poetry. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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A Walk Toward Oregon: A Memoir, Josephy Jr., Alvin M.
7 A Walk Toward Oregon: A Memoir Josephy Jr., Alvin M.
Like New. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2000 Knopf. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; appears unread. Very minor shelfwear. Gift-giving condition. 333 pages; Index; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Returning from harrowing service as a Marine combat correspondent, Josephy began an autobiographical novel in which he let off a lot of steam and personal passion. He abandoned it halfway through--perhaps the reason we now have his thoughtful, understated, engrossing memoir. Born into an affluent, well-connected New York family in 1915, but a Harvard dropout after 2 years when the Depression left him without tuition money, Josephy went on to live by his wits, his connections, his courage. He writes of early radio, investigative journalism, prewar Hollywood and the battle for Iwo Jima, then of postwar false starts followed by success as an author (The Civil War in the American West) and with American Heritage magazine. Finally, he finds the cause of his life in promoting American Indian rights plundered over 2 centuries, and in rehabilitating Native history.... Few memoirs evoking American dreams and realities have the atmosphere of genuineness conveyed by this one....'--Publishers Weekly, 1999. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself by Becoming an EMT, Stern, Jane
8 Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself by Becoming an EMT Stern, Jane
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with jacket 2003 Crown. Possibly Book Club Edition. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 228pp. Language: English. 'In broad terms, this is a familiar story: a woman is dissatisfied with her lot, embarks upon a life-altering, seemingly ill-advised adventure that fills her with hope and happiness. But fill in the details, and you find a very unusual story, indeed. Stern wasn't just any workaday person; she was a writer, a popular author of more than 20 books, a magazine editor, and a radio commentator. Her dissatisfaction wasn't your typical midlife angst, but a deep and paralyzing depression that, by the time she was in her early 50s, had rendered her unable to travel or appear in public. And her life-altering adventure was, of all things, becoming an emergency medical technician, a volunteer job that literally put other people's lives in her hands. Making the switch from author of such books as The Encyclopedia of Pop Culture to EMT put a bit of a strain on both Stern and her husband, but it enriched her in ways that readers will find both touching and surprising. A remarkable variation on a time-honored theme.'--David Pitt, Booklist. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, Allende, Isabel
9 Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses Allende, Isabel
0060175907 / 9780060175900 Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket, published 1998 by Harper Flamingo/Harper Collins. Light wear. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 315 pages; color photos; recipes. Language: English (translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden). 'A personal ode to the pleasures of food and sex, Aphrodite celebrates the sensual life with joy and imagination. Allende's exuberance, storytelling powers, and naughty sense of fun make this memoir an irresistible treat for the senses.' -- from jacket flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Archibald MacLeish: An American Life, Donaldson, Scott; Winnick, R. H.
10 Archibald MacLeish: An American Life Donaldson, Scott; Winnick, R. H.
Very Good. 
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1992 Houghton Mifflin. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Light shelfwear only. Huge book: 622pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- surface or Airmail only. 'Appointed MacLeish's biographer by the MacLeish estate, Donaldson in collaboration with Winnick has produced a sympathetic and fully realized treatment of the writer's life and work. MacLeish (1892-1982) was born into wealth but rejected a law career for poetry, supporting his family by working as a journalist for Fortune magazine. He won the Pulitzer Prize twice for his poems (1932, 1953) and once for his play J.B. (1959). Donaldson details his subject's friendships with Hemingway, Dean Acheson and Dos Passos, acknowledging MacLeish's literary achievements and his outstanding stint as FDR's Librarian of Congress. The book credits him with acting against fascism and McCarthyism but also reveals his snobbishness, extra-marital affairs and failures as a father. Readable and well-researched, this is a solid scholarly biography of a major literary figure.'--Publishers Weekly, 1992. Keywords: poet, 20th, twentieth, century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman, O'Faolain, Nuala
11 Are You Somebody: The Accidental Memoir of a Dublin Woman O'Faolain, Nuala
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1998 Henry Holt. Almost like new: unread, superclean, no marks. Only light shelfwear. 215pp. Language: English. 'An Irish woman reflects, with stunning honesty, on her country and her past. O'Faolain, a journalist for the Irish Times, was asked to collect her columns for publication, but the introduction she sat down to write eventually expanded into this beautifully cadenced and moving memoir, into which many of the columns have been folded. The second of 9 children, O'Faolain lived a bohemian childhood with little money and many books. Her father, a well-known journalist in Ireland, left to her mother the responsibility for their children. O'Faolain's mother read voraciously and drank with a similar appetite, often neglecting her children. Nuala was sent to convent school at 14--this and her love of the written word are what saved her, she says. Her adult life at University College, Dublin, as a student and teacher, her studies at Oxford, and friends, family, lovers, and work are all examined with great frankness. Most importantly, O'Faolain explores the role of women in Ireland and how gender has affected her life.'--Kirkus Reviews. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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At The Pines: Swinburne and Watts-Dunton in Putney, Panter-Downes, Mollie
12 At The Pines: Swinburne and Watts-Dunton in Putney Panter-Downes, Mollie
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st printing hardcover with dustjacket 1971 Gambit, Boston. Handsome blank bookplate covers previous owner's name on 1st blank page. Otherwise clean; pages bright; binding tight. Light edgewear to jacket. 196 pages; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Cover caricature by Max Beerbohm. Language: English. By London correspondent for The New Yorker magazine; most of the book first appeared there. The strange story of how poet Algernon Swinburne lived for over 30 years under the care of Theodore Watts-Dunton, who purchased the house The Pines expressly as a haven to help rehabilitate his alcoholic friend. Keywords: Victorian, lyric, poetry, poem, Pre-Raphaelite, lyricist, London, England, Great Britain, British, literary, literature, biographical, biography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Austin and Mabel: The Amherst Affair and Love Letters of Austin Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd, Longsworth, Polly
13 Austin and Mabel: The Amherst Affair and Love Letters of Austin Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd Longsworth, Polly
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1984 Farrar Straus Giroux. Heavy edgewear to jacket: rips, chips, crumpling. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 449 pages; Index; Bibliography, black-and-white photos. Preface by Richard B. Sewall. Language: English. The secret love affair between Mrs. Todd, wife of the astronomy professor David Todd, and Austin, brother of Emily Dickinson. Keywords: literary, biography, biographies, Massachusetts, scandal, poet, poems, poetry, Homestead, law suit, lawsuit, trial, publication, Millicent Todd Bingham, 19th, nineteenth century. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Betsy Sheridan's Journal: Letters from Sheridan's Sister, 1784-1786 and 1788-1790, Sheridan, Elizabeth; LeFanu, William (editor)
14 Betsy Sheridan's Journal: Letters from Sheridan's Sister, 1784-1786 and 1788-1790 Sheridan, Elizabeth; LeFanu, William (editor)
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket 1960 Rutgers University Press / Eyre and Spottiswood. No additional printings indicated. Noticeable average edgewear and rubbing to jacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bight; binding tight. 223pp, Index, Notes, B/W photos. Language: English. Keywords: Richard Brinsley Sheridan, correspondence, family. No ISBN. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Blackbird: A Childhood Lost and Found Lauck, Jennfer
Very Good. 
Paperback. NY: Pocket Books, 2000, stated 1st edition, softcover; stated on cover: Advance Reading Copy Not For Sale. LIBRARY BOOKSALE INKSTAMP on last page ON THE TEXT. Otherwise very clean; no creases; only light wear. 404 pages. Language: English. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Bloomsbury: A House of Lions, Edel, Leon
16 Bloomsbury: A House of Lions Edel, Leon
Good. 
Hardcover. Hardcover with dustjacket BOOK CLUB EDITION 1979 Lippincott. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Noticeable average wear to jacket: edges rubbed; scratches. Good reading / research copy. 288 pages, Index, Notes, Bibliography, Chronology, black-and-white photos. Language: English. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Boy: Tales of Childhood, Dahl, Roald
17 Boy: Tales of Childhood Dahl, Roald
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover 1991 Penguin. Clean; no text marks; uncreased. Tiny inkstamp inside cover. 176pp. Language: English. 'Dahl's adventures and misadventures during his school years are crowded with people as strange and wonderful as any character he has created and are as exciting and full of the unexpected as his celebrated fiction.'--from the publisher. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Bukowski for Beginners, Polimeni, Carlos; Rep, Miguel (illustrator)
18 Bukowski for Beginners Polimeni, Carlos; Rep, Miguel (illustrator)
0863162851 / 9780863162855 Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 2000 by Writers and Readers. Noticeable average wear: cover corners flared and lightly creased. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Good reading/research copy. 156 pages; Index; Bibliography. Language: English (translated from the Spanish). This book, with black-and-white comic book/graphic novel-style illustrations, 'evaluates the life and literary achievements of the cult writer whose voice of dissidence and discontent is still being heard and appreciated by readers worldwide.' -- from back cover. Keywords: Charles Bukowski, biography, biographies, author, novelist, poet, 20th century, Los Angeles. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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19 Clare Boothe Luce Sheed, Wilfred
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1982 Dutton. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. HEAVY EDGEWEAR to jacket: rips and crumples. 183pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. Keywords: American, journalist, writer, dramatist, playwright, The Women, ambassador, United States, 20th century. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Colette: A Taste for Life, Mitchell, Yvonne
20 Colette: A Taste for Life Mitchell, Yvonne
Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1975. Clean and unmarked; pages bight; binding tight. HEAVY WEAR to jacket; small closed rips. 240pp, Index, Notes, Bibliography. Loaded with fabulous B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: French, France, writer, actress, novels, woman, 20th century, literary. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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