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Literary Criticism.

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1 (Ade, George). Coyle, Lee GEORGE ADE
New York: Twayne Publishers, (1964). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a lightly rubbed, price-clipped dust jacket. 
A retrospective on the writings of the New York literary celebrity whose syndicated stories earned him millions of readers. Full of previously unpublished letters and other material available only in manuscript. Twayne's United States Authors Series #63 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (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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3 (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. 
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4 (Aiken, Conrad). Bonnell, F.W & F.C., compilers CONRAD AIKEN: A Bibliography (1902-1978).
San Marino, California: The Huntington Library, 1982. 0873281187 / 9780873281188 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. The first comprehensive and authoritative bibliography of this important American poet, novelist, playwright and critic. 
Recorded in five sections: works by Aiken; works edited by or contributed to by Aiken; his first appearances in U.S. and British periodicals; translations of his works; and ephemeral pieces and miscellaneous media productions. Indexed. Out-of-print. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 (Alexander, Lloyd). May, Jill P. LLOYD ALEXANDER
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776222 / 9780805776225 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
First full-length study of the award-winning author of works for children and young adults, recipient of a Newberry Medal, National Book Award, and American Book Award. His "Prydain Chronicles" have earned him comparison with Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 (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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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." 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 (Anderson, Sherwood). Hubbard, E.D. & Wolfe, Linda, editors WINESBURG, OHIO: A Critical Commentary, Chapter Notes and Criticism
New York: American R.D.M. Corporation Publishers, (1963). First edition: Stapled softbound pamphlet. Pamphlet. Extremely mild shelfwear, else a very nearly fine and unopened copy in bright stapled wraps. 50 pages, biographical information, suggested study topics, and a bibliography. An uncommon ephemeral work. 
A volume in the Study*Master Chapter Notes and Critical Commentaries series. Includes an analysis of the plot structures and characterizations, and the critical appraisal of his signature work which is a collection of inter-related short stories. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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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 (Arnold, Matthew). DeLaura, David J., editor MATTHEW ARNOLD: A Collection of Critical Essays
Engelwood, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, (1973). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. General light soiling to black cloth covers, else very good plus; no dust jacket. Octavo. 186 pages. 
A collection of essays from poets and critics alike on Arnold's work, including two by T.S. Eliot. Included as well are a selected bibliography and a chronological list of important dates. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 (Arnold, Matthew). Dawson, Carl, editor MATTHEW ARNOLD; The Poetry: The Critical Heritage
London & Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1973). 0710075650 / 9780710075659 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; in a price-clipped, else fine illustrated dust jacket. 
An impressively comprehensive examination of Arnold's entire writing career, spanning nearly fifty years. With an equally impressive bibliography divided into two parts and an index, 466 pages in all. A volume of the Critical Heritage Series. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 (Arnold, Matthew). Jump, J.D. MATTHEW ARNOLD
(London): Longmans, (1965). B0007IY2DQ Second impression (with corrections). Hardcover. Fine; in a price-clipped, else fine photo-pictorial dust jacket with new publisher's sticker attached. 
An introduction to Arnold's works as poet and critic, including a thorough examination of "Dover Beach." Small octavo. 185 pages; indexed. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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13 (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. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 (Austen, Jane). Aldington, Richard JANE AUSTEN
Pasadena, California: The Ampersand Press, 1948. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in black cloth with paste-on, illustrated title label to front cover; in white tissue dustwrapper. 
The pioneering imagist poet and critic here proffers an even-handed, elegant, penetrating, assessment of the novelist which is admiring, but not gushing. 16 pages. Very appealing fine press production from Ampersand. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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15 (Babbitt, Natalie). Levy, Michael NATALIE BABBITT
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1991). 0805776125 / 9780805776126 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket with photo of Babbitt to front panel echoed on frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of Babbitt's artwork. 
First critical treatment of the Newberry and Christopher award-winning author/illustrator whose most popular works include TUCK EVERLASTING and THE SEARCH FOR DELICIOUS. Twayne's United States Author Series #573. With index, notes, and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 (Bacon, Francis). Jameson, Thomas H. FRANCIS BACON: Criticism and the Modern World
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, (1954). First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED to the front endpaper by the author. Hardcover. Upper and lower spine frayed and worn, covers display spots of stain and some scratches, else about very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine; no dust jacket. 72 pages and notes. 
A reappraisal of Bacon and his writings that addresses some of the major adverse opinions about his work, and utilizes close and analytical scrutiny of the important texts to establish Bacon as a significant thinker even in twentieth century terms. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 (Bagnold, Enid). Friedman, Lenemaja ENID BAGNOLD
Boston: Twayne Publishers, (1986). 0805769226 / 9780805769227 First edition. Hardcover. Fine without dust jacket. 
Only book-length study of the author of NATIONAL VELVET and THE CHALK GARDEN. #427 in Twayne's "English Authors" series. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 (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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19 (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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20 (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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