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121 (Wilbur, Richard). Hill, Donald RICHARD WILBUR
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1967). 0805708006 / 9780805708004 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Textblock lightly tanned, as expected, near fine in gilt-stamped blue cloth; no dust jacket. 
Detailed, paraphrase-centered interpretative study of the American poet, whose renderings of Moliere's works into English are among the most admired and oft-produced verse translations in the history of the art. Notes, chronology, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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122 (Williams, W.C.). Gish, Robert F. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with very slight shelf wear. 
Gish uses William's credo of "No ideas but in things" to reveal the symbolic importance Williams accorded the written word in his prose, focusing on short works such as "In the American Grain." Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #10. 213 pages, index. 
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123 (Williams, W.C.). Miki, Roy THE PREPOETICS OF WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS: KORA IN HELL
Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Research Press, (1983). 0835714764 / 9780835714761 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket, as issued. 
A study of William's poetry focusing on his early work KORA IN HELL: Improvisations. UMI Research Press's Studies in Modern Literature # 32. 207 pages including index. 
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124 (Williams, William Carlos). Whitaker, Thomas R. WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). First edition. TUSAS 143. Hardcover. Mild fading to the endpapers, else fine in gilt titled and decorated blue cloth; in a lightly rubbed and age-toned dust jacket. 
First full-length critical assessment of the poetry and prose of William Carlos Williams. 183 pages; notes and references, and an index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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125 (Wordsworth, William). Caraher, Brian G. WORDSWORTH'S "SLUMBER" AND THE PROBLEMATICS OF READING
University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Study of Wordsworth's "Lucy" poems. 
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126 (Wordsworth, William). Kneale, J. Douglas MONUMENTAL WRITING: Aspects of Rhetoric in Wordsworth's Poetry
Lincoln & London: University of Nebraska Press, (1988). First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
"The richest and most consistently illuminating commentary on Wordsworth's "Prelude" I have read."--Don H. Bilostosky, SUNY-Stony Brook. Rhetorical approach that includes semiotic, deconstructive and psycholanalytic insights. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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127 (Yeats, W.B.) Foster, R.F. W.B. YEATS: A LIFE, II: The Arch-Poet
(Oxford): Oxford University Press, (2003). 0198184654 / 9780198184652 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 798 pages, including index and notes. Illustrated. 
"I have never read a biography of any poet that has conveyed so clearly the genius of its subject and the talent of its author."--Frank Kermode. The first volume of Foster's "definitive life of Yeats" (Conor Cruise O'Brien) won the James Tait Black Prize. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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128 (Yeats, W.B.) Maddox, Brenda YEATS'S GHOSTS: The Secret Life of W.B. Yeats
(New York, N.Y.): HarperCollinsPublishers, (1999). 0060174943 / 9780060174941 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 474 pages, including index. 
"An astonishing achievement...the best account we have of Yeats's tricky private life...a complex, elegant delight."--Literary Review. "Like Yeats's life, full of wonderful women and preposterous men. It's an unqualified delight."--Observer Review. 
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129 (Yeats, W.B.). Flannery, James W. W.B. YEATS AND THE IDEA OF A THEATRE: The Early Abbey Theatre in Theory and Practice
(Toronto): MacMillan of Canada, (1976). 0770513921 / 9780770513924 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a lightly shelf worn dust jacket. 
A history of the Abbey Theatre and Yeats' attempts to have it become a national cultural institution and an outlet for his own thoughts about theatre, revolutionary politics, the occult, and myth and folklore. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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130 (Yeats, W.B.). Keane, Patrick J. YEATS'S INTERACTIONS WITH TRADITION
Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1987. 082620645X / 9780826206459 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of the fruitful tension between tradition and the poet's individual talent, placing Yeats in both the Romantic and Neo-Platonist traditions. 332 pages including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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131 (Yeats, William Butler). Snukal, Robert HIGH TALK: The Philosophical Poetry Of WB Yeats
(London): Cambridge University Press, 1973. 0521200571 / 9780521200578 First edition. first printing. Hardcover. Fine in an about near fine dust jacket that shows a few tiny edge tears, nicks. 269 pages, including index. 
Snukal takes Yeats's most ambitious philosophical poems and situates them in the British romantic tradition inaugurated by Coleridge's and Wordsworth's theories of the imagination, and the European philosophical tradition of Kant and Hegel. 
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132 (Yeats, William Butler). Tuohy, Frank YEATS
(New York, N.Y.): Macmillan Publishing, Co., Inc., (1976). 0026204509 / 9780026204507 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in full forest-green cloth with gilt spine titles; in a fine, as-new, illustrated dust jacket. Tall octavo. 
"Graceful and lucid" biography of the Irish poet and playwright, generously illustrated with many full-color plates and intext black-and-whites. "A highly intelligent and lively account of a remarkably interesting life."--Denis Donoghue. 
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133 (Yeats, William Butler). Wilson, F.A.C. W.B. YEATS AND TRADITION
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1958. First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Hint of offsetting to endsheets, whisper of age-toning to pages, thus fine, in black cloth with silver stamping; in a very good plus dust jacket, lightly worn at the spine ends, substantially darkened to the spine panel. 
"An invaluable commentary which is also a deeply moving book."--Cyril Connolly. "Wilson has thrown a beam of light on some very dark places in Yeats' work."--TLS. 286 pages, including index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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134 Abee, Steve KING PLANET: Short Stories and Poems
San Diego, CA: Incommunicado Press, (1997). 1884615147 / 9781884615146 First edition, first printing. Tiny spot of stain to the fore-edge pages, else fine in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Abee's poetry and fiction chronicles the pavement and hills of Southern California, documenting the nightmares and poetic beauty of L.A. with characters who pace the streets of L.A.--telling it like it is. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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135 Abrahams, Robert D. THE POT-BELLIED GODS
Philadelphia: Dorrance & Company, Inc., (1932). B00086EZHA First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, a lovely, fresh example, in black cloth with gilt lettering and illustrations, many pages uncut; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket that shows a rumor of fading to the spine panel. Frontispiece by Clayton Whitehill. 
Poetry collection from "the pungent pen of this Philadelphian" author who may now be better known as the progenitor of dimwitted dick Pete Taylor, who appeared in DEATH AFTER LUNCH and DEATH IN 1-2-3, both from Phoenix House. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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136 Abse, Dannie FUNLAND AND OTHER POEMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Mild staining to a few pages, else a bright, near fine copy in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a pictorial dust jacket with age-toning and light fading to the pink spine, as expected. 
This collection of verse by the Welsh physician/poet includes some of his most memorable short poems and is an irreverent and surrealist picture of modern substitutes for faith. "Imaginative, haunting...."--New York Times Book Review. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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137 Abse, Dannie SELECTED POEMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. 0195190165 / 9780195190168 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Neat ownership signature to the top of the front endpaper, else very nearly fine in orange cloth with spine titles gilt; in a near fine, mildly age-toned dust jacket. 
This collection of poems by Dr. Abse won the Arts Council of Wales Literature Award. Dated in the month and year of publication and SIGNED by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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138 Ackerman, Forrest J. THE PIRATE AND OTHER POEMS BY A VALEDICTORIAN
Rochester, MI: The Pretentious Press, 1990. First edition, first printing: a chapbook original: one of 126 copies produced, ''of which 100 copies are freely distributed.'' Fine, in staplebound faux parchment flapfold wraps. Book Five from the Pretentious Press. 
The poems and graduation speech of Forrest J. Ackerman taken from his #101 Blue Book Composition Book and executed between the ages of 10 and 12 (1927-1929). This copy SIGNED by author Forry to the colophon. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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139 Ackroyd, Peter CHATTERTON
New York: Grove Press, (1987). 0802100414 / 9780802100412 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Near fine; in a lightly rubbed illustrated dust jacket with mild fading to the spine. 
English biographer and novelist's story based on the life of the precocious romantic poet who commited suicide at eighteen and became a legend after his death. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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140 Agee, James; Edited by Andrew Hudgins SELECTED POEMS
(New York, NY): The Library of America, (2008). 1598530321 / 9781598530322 First edition, first printing: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Small thin octavo. 170 pages; index of first lines. 
Ranging from intense religious sonnets to lyrics for musical comedy, Agee’s verse takes us into the heart of his unique genius, what Robert Fitzgerald called his "sense of being . . . a raging awareness of the sensory field in depth and in detail." 
Price: 12.50 USD
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