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1 (Adams, Franklin Pierce). Ashley, Sally F.P.A.: The Life and Times of Franklin Pierce Adams
New York: Beaufort Books Publishers, (1986). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A breezy, happy, affectionate portrait of a once-famous newspaperman's life and the carefree and productive era in American letters in which he lived, presenting both the private man and the public citizen. Out-of-print 
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2 (Adams, Henry). Decker, William Merrill THE LITERARY VOCATION OF HENRY ADAMS
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, (1990). 0807818747 / 9780807818749 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Tall octavo. 323 pages; notes, bibliography, index. 
An insightful study focusing on Adams's relationship with his audience, emphasizing his rhetorical strategies in his effort to create a dialogue with his readers, and his struggle to redefine America as a nation of millenial promise. 
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3 (Aiken, Conrad). Killorin, Joseph, editor SELECTED LETTERS OF CONRAD AIKEN
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1978. 0300021801 / 9780300021806 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine; in a near fine, price-clipped dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. Tall octavo. 350 pages; indexed. 
245 letters from the man Malcom Cowley called "the buried giant of American writing," selected from a pile of around 3,500, including some written to friends such as T.S. Eliot and Malcolm Lowry. Striking photo of the author to jacket front panel. 
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4 (Alger, Horatio). Gardner, Ralph D. HORATIO ALGER: Or The American Hero Era
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1978). 0688044667 First edition thus. 503 pages, including index. Illustrated. Hardcover. Cello-tape scars to front and rear pastedowns mild soiling to upper page edges, age-toning to pages, thus very good plus; in a very good dust jacket: age-toned, price-clipped, with creasing to both flaps, cello-tape remnant to rear flap. 
"For once it is not a cliché to call this definitive."--Saturday Review. Nostalgic biography of the man whose name is synonymous with rag-to-riches success, including a complete and updated bibliography once published separately as ROAD TO SUCCESS. 
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5 (Algren, Nelson). Giles, James R. CONFRONTING THE HORROR: The Novels of Nelson Algren
Kent, Ohio, and London: The Kent State University Press, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Examines the evolution of themes within the works of the author of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM and A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE. 
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6 (Amis, Kingsley). Jacobs, Eric KINGSLEY AMIS: A Biography
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1998). 0312186029 / 9780312186029 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A few pages at the rear lightly creased, else near fine; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 392 pages, thirty-four b&w plates, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
A biography of the British author who burst onto the literary scene with LUCKY JIM in 1954, and has written many important and popular novels, poems, short stories, and critical works. 
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7 (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." 
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8 (Anderson, Hans Christian). Godden, Rumer HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON
London: Hutchinson, (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Tiny snag to spine tail, else a fine copy in grey cloth with gilt-on-red lettering to spine; in price-clipped dust jacket that is age-toned, lightly rubbed and edgeworn, and which shows two short closed edge tears to spine tail with attendant creasing. 
Charming little study of the Danish weaver of modern fairy stories by the Anglo-Indian novelist. In the Stratford Library series. Frontispiece portrait of Anderson. 
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9 (Anderson, Sherwood). Sutton, William A. LETTERS TO BAB: Sherwood Anderson to Marietta D Finley, 1916-33
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1985). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
309 letters from Anderson to his mistress written during the same period that saw him publish nearly all of his major fiction, including WINESBURG, OHIO. "As frank and revealing a self-portrait as we have had from any American writer." 
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10 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Near fine with a small bump to the head of the spine, in dust jacket with light shelfwear to the lower extremities and a few accompanying creases. 
An analysis of one of France's greatest authors of the early twentieth century, the man credited with coining the term "surrealisme" and the forefather of early dadaism and futurism. Index. 
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11 (Apollinaire, Guillaume). Bates, Scott GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
Boston, Massachusetts: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 080578246X / 9780805782462 First edition thus: Revised edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Chronology, notes, references, index, glossary. 
Critical study of the adventurous and influential French poet and critic, who is credited with coining the word "surrealism" and with defining and championing many of the key "isms" in twentieth century arts and letters. Twayne World Authors series #14. 
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12 (Austin, Mary). Fink, Augusta I - MARY: A Biography of Mary Austin
Tucson, Arizona: The University of Arizona Press, (1983). 0816507899 / 9780816507894 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. A few tiny areas of soiling to page edges, else near fine, in maroon cloth with silver spine titling; in a price-clipped, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning, light edgewear. 
Candid biography of the feminist, mystic, Southwestern naturalist and environmentalist, author of 27 books and more than 250 short works. 310 pages, including index. Illustrated with photographs. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author, Augusta Fink. 
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13 (Austin, Mary). Stineman, Esther Lanigan MARY AUSTIN: Song of a Maverick
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1989). 0300042558 / 9780300042559 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Comprehensive biography of the author of LAND OF LITTLE RAIN, "one of the most eloquent, eccentric, and poignant voices in American literature." Illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, chronology, index and notes. 
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14 (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. 
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15 (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. 
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16 (Baudelaire, Charles). Starkie, Enid BAUDELAIRE
(Norfolk, Connnecticut): A New Directions Book, (1958). B0007DF6WM First U.S. revised edition. ''Definitive'' reworking of a book originally issued in 1933 by Putnam. Hardcover. A whisper of wear at the spine ends, else fine, in turquoise cloth shelfback over gray boards; in a lightly rubbed, mildly worn, near fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to upper rear panel. [623] pages. 
Essential study of "the man who produced what's arguably the most celebrated collection of verse in the history of modern poetry" by the Irish-born critic of French literature. "Baudelaire lived deep inside of her soul."--Richard Oxman. 
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17 (Bennett, Arnold). Barker, Dudley WRITER BY TRADE: A PORTRAIT OF ARNOLD BENNETT
New York: Atheneum, 1966. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A very good plus copy in a like photo-illustrated dust jacket. 
A biography of the popular author of OLD WIVE'S TALE and ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS, drawing upon previously unpublished documents, letters and personal reminscences. Illustrated with photographs. 
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18 (Blake, William). King, James WILLIAM BLAKE: His Life
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312052928 / 9780312052928 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Minor bumping to lower corner tips, else fine, in a near fine illustrated dust jacket showing some mild rubbing and edgewear. With eight pages of black-and-white plates and 45 illustrations in the text. 
"A learned and imaginative account of William Blake's life and cultural context. His meticulous, lucid, absorbing narrative makes a perplexing poet more comprehensible."--Patricia Meyer Spacks. 263 pages, including index. 
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19 (Borges, Jorge Luis). Edited and with photographs by Willis Barnstone BORGES AT EIGHTY: Conversations
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, (1982). 0253166268 / 9780253166265 First edition, first printing. Dated, inscribed and SIGNED by the editor, Willis Barnstone. Hardcover. Mild rubbing wear to the shelf edges, else near fine in black cloth with spine titles stamped in metallic red; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Octavo. 176 pages; black-and-white photographs. 
In the wide-ranging dialogues collected in this volume, the author's thoughts are evoked through the perceptive questioning of Willis Barnstone, John Coleman, Alastair Reid, Dick Cavett, and others. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 (Bowles, Paul). Green, Michelle THE DREAM AT THE END OF THE WORLD: Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1991). 0060165715 / 9780060165710 First edition. Hardcover. Mild soiling to the edges, else near fine, in a price-clipped, illustrated dust jacket with a photograph of Paul Bowles by Robert Freson to the front panel. 
In the early 60's a group of renegade writers including Paul Bowles, his wife Jane, William S. Burroughs and Alan Ginsberg converged in Morocco--where they wrote some of their most famous works. With photos, notes, sources, and an index. 
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