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121 (Lowell, Robert; Tate, Allen). Doreski, William THE YEARS OF OUR FRIENDSHIP: Robert Lowell & Allen Tate
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1990. 0878054294 / 9780878054299 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial dust jacket. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
An enlightening study of the difficult friendship between two major modern poets. The material is drawn from previously published and unpublished correspondence. Bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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122 (Lowry, Malcolm). Kilgallin, Tony LOWRY
(Erin, Ontario): (Press Porcepic), 1973. First edition. The glue affixing the tissue-guard to the frontispiece has browned, a few mild creases and dents to the covers, else a near fine copy in a padded leatherette binding with titles and decorations in white; decorative endpapers. 
A scholarly study. 211 pages; with bibliography, appendices, and an index. Errata sheet laid in. The frontispiece, a photograph of Malcolm Lowry with Margerie (at Lieben, Bowen Island, B.C.), was taken by Earle Birney. Illustrations by Manly P. Hall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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123 (Macdonald, Ross). Bruccoli, Matthew J. ROSS MACDONALD
San Diego, California: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, (1984). 0156790823 / 9780156790826 First edition: trade paperback issue. Hardcover. Covers and spine quite faded, else a very good plus copy in illustrated glossy wraps. Fully illustrated with portraits, facsimiles of manuscripts, and dust jacket and paperback art. 
Although Ross Macdonald's adult life was outwardly placid and uneventful, Matthew Bruccoli skillfully reveals him to be enigmatic and complex as the stories for which he is remembered. 147 pages; appendix, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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124 (Macdonald, Ross). Nolan, Tom ROSS MACDONALD: A Biography
(New York): Scribner, (1999). 0684812177 / 9780684812175 First edition, first printing. Dated in the year of publication, inscribed and SIGNED by Nolan to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. With an introduction by Sue Grafton, notes, b&w photos and an index. 496 pp. 
"The first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities."--Kirkus. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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125 (Macleish, Archibald). Donaldson, Scott ARCHIBALD MACLEISH: An American Life
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1992. 0395493269 / 9780395493267 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Massive, generously illustrated life of the extraordinary and much-honored American poet and public servant, author of the groundbreaking verse drama, J.B. Notes, bibliography, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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126 (Mailer, Norman). Rollyson, Carl THE LIVES OF NORMAN MAILER
New York: Paragon House, (1991). 1557781931 / 9781557781932 Second printing of the first U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket decorated with a color photo-portrait of Mailer. 
"A low-keyed objective narrative of the novelist and journalist from enfant terrible to grizzled sexagenarian...A very good read."--Leon Edel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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127 (Mander, Jane). Turner, Dorothea JANE MANDER
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1972). First edition. Twayne World Authors Series #178. Hardcover. Fine with gilt lettering and device to front cover and spine; in a printed dust jacket with a few small closed edge tears, mild soiling and rubbing. 164 pages, chronology, notes and references, bibliography, index. 
An appraisal of Mander's novels, who is generally considered to be New Zealand's first great fiction writer, from her debut novel THE STORY OF A NEW ZEALAND RIVER in 1920 through her death in 1949. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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128 (Maugham, W. Somerset). Curtis, Anthony THE PATTERN OF MAUGHAM: A Critical Portrait
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1974). 0241024811 / 9780241024812 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, a bright fresh copy, in green boards with gilt spine stamping; in a mildly age-toned, price-clipped dust jacket. Portrait of Maugham to jacket and frontispiece by Edouard MacAvoy. 
On the centenary of Maugham's birth, Curtis takes a look W.S.M.'s work as a whole and discovers in it a remarkably coherent pattern as well as an astonishing versatility. Bibliography, notes, index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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129 (McCarthy, Mary). Gelderman, Carol MARY MCCARTHY: A Life
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A biography of the woman at the center of American intellectual life for over half a century, describing her four marriages, political awakening, and literary career. 430 pages with index. Out-of-print. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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130 (Melville, Herman). Miller, Edwin Haviland MELVILLE
New York: A Venture Book/George Braziller, Inc., (1975). 0807607878 / 9780807607879 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a near fine dust jacket that exhibits some light rubbing and wear. 
"The fullest account of the Hawthorne-Melville relationship we have...it may well be one of the most delicate uses of psychobiographic method in nineteenth century American literary criticism."--Michael J. Colacurcio. 382 pages, including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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131 (Mencken, H.L.) Teachout, Terry THE SKEPTIC: A Life of H.L. Mencken
(New York): HarperCollinsPublishers, (2002). 006050281 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
"Teachout, who discovered and edited A SECOND MENCKEN CHRESTOMATHY, draws on the acidulous author's private papers to write this biography."--Library Journal. 410 pages; source notes, select bibliography, and an index. Photographic plates. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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132 (Merritt, A.) Moskowitz, Sam, editor A. MERRITT: Reflections in the Moon Pool
Philadelphia: Oswald Train: Publisher, 1985. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with color jacket artwork by Stephen E. Fabian. Octavo. 399 pages; Indexed. 
Full-length bio-critical study of the author of THE MOON POOL, by the ultimate sf fan/historian, published here along with a treasure trove of unpublished or uncollected Merrittiana: poetry, essays, letters. Illustrated with photographs. Invaluable. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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133 (Michener, James A.) Hayes, John P. JAMES A. MICHENER: A Biography
Indianapolis/New York: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., (1984). Second printing. Hardcover. Lower corner tips very lightly bumped, else a near fine copy in a lightly rubbed and nicked dust jacket. 
Biography of the enduringly popular novelist, produced with Michener's cooperation. Illustrated with photographs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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134 (Milton, John). Visiak, E.H. THE PORTENT OF MILTON: Some Aspects of His Genius
New York: Humanities Press, 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine; in a mildly age-toned dust jacket with light tanning to the spine panel. 
A standard work of critical essays by Visiak, an authority on Milton with an international reputation. The work, taken as a whole, is impressionistic and speculative , rather than formal biography. 148 pages; frontispiece, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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135 (Moore, George). Freeman, John A PORTRAIT OF GEORGE MOORE IN A STUDY OF HIS WORK
London: T. Werner Laurie, Ltd., 1922. First edition: #19 of 600 privately printed numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Hardcover. Tiny tear to spine crown, mild darkening to spine and extremities, else nearly fine, in vellum-backed, green textured paper-over-boards; printed spine label; in matching green dust jacket with nicking to edges, darkening to spine. Many pages uncut! 
Rich and eloquent study of the works of the controversial Irish novelist, playwright, and with Yeats, co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. Appended with a detailed, fully annotated bibliography of Moore's works by Henry Danielson. A sweet copy. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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136 (Moore, Marianne). Hall, Donald MARIANNE MOORE: The Cage and the Animal
New York: Pegasus, (1970). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Study of the life, character and art of one of America's finest poets by another fine American poet. Notes, bibliography, index. In the Pegasus American Authors series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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137 (Murdoch, Iris). Bayley, John ELEGY FOR IRIS
New York: Picador USA, (1999). 0312421117 / 9780312421113 First edition thus: trade paperback movie tie-in edition. Trade Paperback. A faint sticker shadow to rear cover, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps with photo-portrait of Judi Dench and Kate Winslet in the role they shared of novelist Iris Murdoch. 
Bayley's memoir of his brilliant wife's descent into Alzheimer's was filmed as IRIS in an adaptation by Charles Wood and Richard Eyre, directed by Eyre. Both Ayre and Wood have SIGNED this copy to the front cover. Jim Broadbent won an Oscar as Bayley. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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138 (Neruda, Pablo). Feinstein, Adam. PABLO NERUDA: A Passion for Life
(New York and London): Bloomsbury, (2004). 1582344108 / 9781582344102 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 497 pages; 54 photographs on black-and-white plates; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Feinstein draws on revealing interviews with those who knew Neruda best, as well as newly discovered documents for this full portrait. The Chilean poet and Nobel laureate's dramatic times, dynamic poetry and commitment to social justice made him an icon. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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139 (O'Brian, Patrick). Cunningham, A.E., edited by PATRICK O'BRIAN: Critical Essays and a Bibliography
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1994). 039303626X / 9780393036268 First U.S. edition, first printing. One of 1000 trade copies. Hardcover. Fine in blue boards with gilt spine-stamping; in a fine, illustrated dust jacket, with wraparound jacket art by Geoff Hunt. Illustrated with photographs reproduced on coated stock inserts. 175 pages plus colophon. Tall octavo. 
Compilation of studies and appreciations by a variety of critics and admirers of the author of the Aubrey/Maturin novels. Also, an autobiographical essay by O'Brian and "Sapphire"--one of his best known stories. Comprehensive, authoritative bibliography. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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140 (O'Hara, John). Wolff, Geoffrey THE ART OF BURNING BRIDGES: A Life of John O'Hara
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2003. 0679427716 / 9780679427711 First edition, first printing. Boldly SIGNED and dated by the author, Geoffrey Wolff, to the title-page. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 373 pages; notes, bibliography, and an index. Illustrated with 8 pages of photos. 
Wolff, the acclaimed author of novels, essays, and non-fiction, attempts in this literary biography to reveal the "hugely complicated" and enigmatic writer who was accorded great importance in his time with accomplishments that are still undeniable. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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