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1 (Auden, W.H.) Spears, Monroe K., edited by AUDEN: A Collection of Critical Essays
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc./A Spectrum Book, (1964). 0130507164 / 9780130507167 First edition, first printing. In the Twentieth Century Views series. Hardcover. Near fine, with mild rippling to front endsheet, minor bumping to corner tips, in black binding with gilt spine titling; in a very good dust jacket, age-darkened, edgeworn, mildly creased, with a few tiny nicks and edge tears. Jacket art by Stanley Wyatt. 
Spears has assembled of collection of essays to assess and analyze one of the major voices of 20th century poetry, with contributions by Brooks, Isherwood, Spender, Moore, Wilson, Bayley, and others. 184 pages, including chronology, notes, bibliography. 
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2 (Berger, Thomas). Landon, Brooks THOMAS BERGER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1989). 0805775404 / 9780805775402 First edition, first printing. Twayne's United States Authors Series # 550. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 143 pages, including notes, bibliography, index. 
An accessible introduction to the author of LITTLE BIG MAN, CRAZY IN BERLIN and ARTHUR REX. 
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3 (Burroughs, William S.) Miles, Barry WILLIAM BURROUGHS: El Hombre Invisible, A Portrait
New York: (Hyperion), (1993). 1562828487 / 9781562828486 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some mild age-toning. Virtually as-new. 263 pages, indexed. Illustrated. 
"Traces autobiographical parallels in Burroughs's work and examines his friendships with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Brion Gysin, among others...especially valuable for its coverage of the complex textual history of Burroughs's work."--Wm. Gargan. 
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4 (Dubus, Andre). Kennedy, Thomas E. ANDRE DUBUS: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988. 0805783059 / 9780805783056 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The first book-length study of one of America's foremost writers of short fiction. Number One in Twayne's "Studies in Short Fiction" series. 
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5 (Frasconi, Antonio). Singer, Isaac Bashevis YENTL THE YESHIVA BOY
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1983). First edition. Translated from the Yiddish by Marion Magid and Elizabeth Pollet. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket with two short closed edge tears. 
One of Singer's most beloved short stories, charmingly illustrated with woodcut plates, vignettes and chapter heads by Antonio Frasconi. Source of the film adaptation directed by and starring Barbra Streisand. 
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6 (Goyen, William). Gibbons, Reginald WILLIAM GOYEN: A Study of the Short Fiction
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction #20: the first book-length study of Goyen's short stories. 
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7 (Hecht, Anthony). Lea, Sydney, editor. THE BURDENS OF FORMALITY: Essays on the Poetry of Anthony Hecht
Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1989). 0820310913 / 9780820310916 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in a fine, as-new, dust jacket. Octavo. 212 pages; bibliography. 
Written mostly by other poets, in styles ranging from the informal to the scholarly, these essays explore Hecht's images and poetic devices, his debts to other poets, and his place in the study of modern poetry. 
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8 (Joyce, James). Bowen, Zack MUSICAL ALLUSIONS IN THE WORKS OF JAMES JOYCE: Early Poetry Through Ulysses
Albany: State University of New York Press, 1974. 0873952480 / 9780873952484 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in full leaf-green cloth with black spine stamping; in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
While the author considers early works, the bulk of this volume explores the musical resonances of ULYSSES, especially as they affect the style, structure, characterization, and themes. 372 pages, including indexes, bibliography. 
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9 (Joyce, James). Cope, Jackson I. JOYCE'S CITIES: Archaeologies of the Soul
Baltimore and London: The John Hopkins University Press, (1981). 0801825431 / 9780801825439 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in baby blue cloth with white spine stamping; in an age-toned, very nearly fine, illustrated dust jacket. 
Cope analyzes the origins of Joyce's mythic structures in the archaeological discoveries that bridged Joyce's lifetime: Troy, Mycenae, and Tutankamen's tomb. 144 pages, including index. 
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10 (Joyce, James). Fargnoli, A. Nicholas and Michael P. Gillespie JAMES JOYCE A TO Z: The Essential Reference to the Life and Work
New York: Oxford University Press, (1996). 0195110293 / 9780195110296 First paperback edition. Fine in slick pictorial wraps. 
Over 800 entries, including detailed synopses and publishing histories of all his works. Originally published in 1995 by Facts On File in a hardcover edition. Tall octavo. 304 pages including appendices and an index. Illustrated. Paperbound. 
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11 (Joyce, James). Praeger, Richard Q. TRANSITION #2, SPRING 1981: BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND BROADSIDES BY JAMES JOYCE
(San Francisco, California): (Transition Books), (1981). First edition: #62, one of 180 numbered, cloth-bound copies. Hardcover. Fine, in bright cyan cloth lettered in white; in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. 
522 item catalogue of Joyceana with parenthetical references to A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF JAMES JOYCE by John J. Slocum and Herbert Cahoon. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 (Joyce, James). Thornton, Weldon THE ANTIMODERNISM OF JOYCE'S PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
(Syracuse, New York): Syracuse University Press, (1994). 0815626134 / 9780815626138 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine in slick wraps. Notes, bibliography, index. 233pp. 
A fresh look at important psychological and cultural issues in the novel. "An important book by a major Joyce scholar."--Patrick McCarthy. "The most interesting and challenging discussion of PORTRAIT I have read in quite a while."--Richard Fallis. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 (Lawrence, D.H.) Edwards, Duane THE RAINBOW: A Search for New Life
Boston: Twayne Publishers/A Division of G.K. Hall, (1990). 0805794018 / 9780805794014 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket featuring ''Riverbank'' by Paul Cezanne. 121 pages, including index, notes, bibliography. 
Full-length study devoted to this once controversial novel, now widely hailed as one of Lawrence's masterpieces. Edwards discusses the novel's critical reception, its literary and historical context, and identifies it as a key 20th century work. 
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14 (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. 
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15 (Stein, Gertrude). Wilson, Robert A. GERTRUDE STEIN: A Bibliography
New York: Phoenix Bookshop, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in gilt-stamped rose cloth--with some light rubbing to the spine; no dust jacket, as issued. 
A listing of works by and about Gertrude Stein, including lists of books and pamphlets, contributions to periodicals, recordings of her works, the published works of Alice B. Toklas, and a selected list of critical and biographical materials about Stein. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 (Steinbeck, John). Timmerman, John H. THE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPE OF STEINBECK'S SHORT STORIES
Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, (1990). 0806122587 / 9780806122588 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo-portrait of Steinbeck. 
"The first study to make extensive use of Steinbeck's notebooks and ledgers in examining the entire body of the writer's short stories in their chronological development." Notes, bibliography, index. 333 pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 (Trevor, William). Morrison, Kristin WILLIAM TREVOR
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1993). 0805770321 / 9780805770322 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Comprehensive study of the Irish novelist and short story writer. Number 501 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 (Welty, Eudora). Marrs, Suzanne THE WELTY COLLECTION: A Guide to the Eudora Welty Manuscripts and Documents at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 

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19 (Woolf, Virginia). Woodring, Carl VIRGINIA WOOLF
New York & London: Columbia University Press, 1966. First edition. Volume 18 in the Columbia Essays on Modern Writers series. Chapbook. Creases to the front cover, else a near fine copy in illustrated stapled wraps that are lightly age-toned. 47 pages, selected bibliography. 
Woodring, a Professor of English at Columbia University, offers a biographical overview and a detailed reading of Woolf's major works in this chapbook essay which includes a comparison with contemporaries. 
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20 (Wright, Richard). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. & Appiah, K.A. RICHARD WRIGHT: Critical Perspectives Past and Present
New York: Amistad, (1993). 1567430147 / 9781567430141 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. One of six volumes of literary criticism launching the Amistad Literary series, which is devoted to literary fiction and criticism by and about African Americans. 
Collects reviews by Wright's contemporaries and essays by present-day scholars, treating Wright's groundbreaking fiction, autobiography and non-fiction. Contributors include Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Trilling, Sinclair Lewis, and many others. 
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