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1 (Agnon, S.Y.). Fisch, Harold S.Y. AGNON
New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing, (1975). 0804421978 / 9780804421973 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, near fine dust jacket with one short closed tear. 
An introduction to the works of the 1966 Nobel Prize-winning Israeli novelist, defining his narrative style as a blend of dream and waking. Part of Frederick Ungar's Modern Literature Monographs Series. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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2 (Agnon, S.Y.). Hochman, Baruch. THE FICTION OF S.Y. AGNON
Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. 
The first book in English to take on a thorough evaluation of Nobel Prize-winning Israeli novelist's achievement. Hochman argues that the ambiguities in Agnon's work result from his double focus on modern and Orthodox Jewish identity. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 (Amis, Kingsley). Gohn, Jack Benoit KINGSLEY AMIS: A Checklist
USA: The Kent State University Press, (1976). First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
A bibliography of documents written by or related to the renowned English novelist, poet and critic, including unpublished letters and scripts, all of his published writings, and a compendium of critical pieces on his writing. Serif Series #34. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 (Amis, Kingsley). Salwak, Dale KINGSLEY AMIS: Modern Novelist
New York/London/Toronto/Sydney: Harvester/Wheatsheaf, (1992). 0745010962 / 9780745010960 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. Tall octavo. 302 pages; Notes, Bibliography, and an Index. Illustrated with photographs. 
Presentation copy; dated with a brief SIGNED inscription by Dale Salwak to a noted Pulitzer Prize nominated biographer. A critical study of the life and work of "the finest British comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 (Auchincloss, Louis). Lee, Andrew THE INDIFFERENT CHILDREN
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1947). First edition. Hardcover. Very good plus: light wear, mild abrasion to shelf edges, spine ends slightly crimped, textblock faintly age-toned; dust jacket shows a split at spine fold that jags across the front panel; also shallow chipping at the corners and spine ends. 
Louis Auchincloss's first novel, released under the Lee pseudonym. "Since Henry James and Edith Wharton I know of no novelist who has been able to hand the highest stratum of American society with the subtlety and detachment of Andrew Lee."--Harry Bull. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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6 (Austen, Jane). Aiken, Joan ELIZA'S DAUGHTER
London: Victor Gollancz, (1994). 0575057556 / 9780575057555 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. 
This installment in the Jane Austen series brings to life characters introduced in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. The daughter of Eliza, (who's father in Austen's book, abandoned her) is featured and comes to adulthood, in this well-written, period novel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 (Barnes, Djuna). Kannenstine, Louis F. THE ART OF DJUNA BARNES: Duality and Damnation
New York: New York University Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study examining how the author's varied career influenced her literary works; in addition to being a short story writer, poet and playwright, Barnes also worked as a portrait painter, journalist and a theatrical columnist. Treats unpublished works. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 (Barnes, Djuna). Kannenstine, Louis F. THE ART OF DJUNA BARNES: Duality and Damnation
New York: New York University Press, 1977. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket. 
Barnes was a jack-of-all trades: short story writer, playwright, theater columnist, journalist, poet, illustrator. Kannenstine examines how this widely varied career influenced her literary works. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 (Barthelme, Donald). Roe, Barbara L. DONALD BARTHELME: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1992). 0805783385 / 9780805783384 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A critical study of the enormous body of short stories produced by one of the most important American writers of the late 20th century. Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction Series #32. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 (Bowles, Paul). Hibbard, Alan PAUL BOWLES: A Study of the Short Fiction
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805783180 / 9780805783186 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. No. 46 in Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction. 
First full-length study of Bowles's short stories. Appends interviews with Bowles, a sampling of critical appraisals (by such noteworthies as Norman Mailer, Tennessee Williams, Joyce Carol Oates, Ned Rorem and Leslie Fiedler), chronology, bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 (Brecher, Irving). THE LIFE OF RILEY
Waltham, Mass.: Waverly House, 1949. First edition. Movie Readers Library edition. Dust jacket decorated with multiple stills from the picture. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly age-toned, as expected, else a fine copy in grey textured boards with green spine lettering; in a price-clipped photo-pictorial dust jacket that is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. A superb example of an elusive movie tie-in. 
Extraordinarily scarce novelization of Brecher's screenplay for his film starring William Bendix and Rosemary DeCamp, based, of course, on the hit radio series; twice adapted as a TV sitcom--first with Jackie Gleason and then, memorably, with Bendix. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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12 (Carver, Raymond). Stull, William L. & Carroll, Maureen P. REMEMBERING RAY: A Composite Biography of Raymond Carver
Santa Barbara, CA: Capra Press, (1993). 0884963705 / 9780884963707 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. Trade Paperback. Faint corner crease to front cover and first few leaves, else fine in color-illustrated wraps. Trade-sized paperback. 
"Forty contributors chart the tortuous course of Carver's two lives: the first all but destroyed by poverty and alcoholism, the second redeemed by love and growing fame." Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, William Kitteredge, Jay McInerney. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 (Deighton, Len). Hill, Weldon ONIONHEAD
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1958). Third impression. Hardcover. Near fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a discolored (orange to yellow) spine panel and a small stain to the white rear panel. 
This novel is the basis for the Warner Bros. film starring Andy Griffith which was an attempt to cash in on the success of NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS. The jacket was designed by spy writer/illustrator Len Deighton and this copy has been SIGNED by him. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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14 (Dodge, Mary Abigail) as Gail Hamilton WOOL-GATHERING
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Original purple cloth, gilt spine titles and decoration, bevelled covers, brown-coated endpapers, all edges stained red. Spine faded to brown, minor wear to the crown of the spine, else near fine and quite likely unread. Octavo. 335 pages. 
A collection of essays by the American writer, who wrote under the pseudonym of Gail Hamilton, noted for her wit and promotion of equality of education and occupation for women. Her essays were best known for their harshness to men. BAL 4715. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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15 (Duncan, Isadora). Weiss, David THE SPIRIT AND THE FLESH
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company , Inc., 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Lower corner tips very lightly bumped, else near fine in a faintly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with traces of wear to the edges. 
Fictionalized biography of the brilliant, flamboyant and eccentric dancer whose tempestuous life ended in grotesque tragedy. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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16 (Durant, Mary). Cooney, Eleanor DEATH IN SLOW MOTION: My Mother's Descent into Alzheimer's
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2003). 0066213967 / 9780066213965 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Cooney's account of her mother, of love and despair and difficulty--but love above all--makes a most gripping, moving, and sensitive book. I hope it will be read."--John Bayley. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 (Flaubert, Gustave). Gans, Eric MADAME BOVARY: The End of Romance
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805779841 / 9780805779844 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket, with jacket art a detail of ''The Widow'' by Thomas Couture. Chronology of Flaubert's life and works, bibliography, index. 
MADAME BOVARY, first published in book form in 1857, is analyzed as one of the first works of modernism, as opposed to the realistic tradition with which it is often identified. Gans discusses the use of an impersonal narrator, and a female protagonist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (Forster, E.M.) Das, G.K. and Beer, John, edited by E.M. FORSTER, A Human Exploration: Centenary Essays
New York: New York University Press, 1979. 0814717683 / 9780814717684 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Flecking at the extremities, else nearly fine, in milk chocolate colored cloth with gilt spine lettering; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Contributors include Carl Baron, J. Birje-Pati, May Buckingham, John Colmer, P.N. Furbank, S.N. Rosenbaum, V.A. Shahane, Mohammad Shaheen, Olvier Stallybrass, Alan Wilde, H.K. Trivedi, Michael Orange, et alia. 314 pages, including index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 (Frasconi, Antonio). Singer, Isaac Bashevis YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1983). 0374293473 / 9780374293475 First edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet. Hardcover. Previous owner's rubber-stamped address to front pastedown, else fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a hint of wear to the edges. 
The Nobel prize-winning author's modern fable, here accompanied by Antonio Frasconi's elegant folk-art style woodcuts. A very attractive production. The basis for Barbra Streisand's film adaptation. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 (Gardner, John). Howell, John M. JOHN GARDNER: A Bibliographical Profile
Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, (1980). 0809309351 / 9780809309351 First edition, first printing. SIGNED by the author, John Howell, to the front endpaper. Hardcover. Mild indentation to the upper shelf edge, else near fine; in a near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with a small spot of stain and age-toning to the spine. Octavo. 158 pages; indexed. 
This bibliography provides a collation of the first American edition of each work with facsimiles of its title and copyright pages; as well as facsimiles of typescript pages and photographs of dust jackets. Afterword by John Gardner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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