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  • A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967. by Cohen, Rachel.
    Cohen, Rachel.
    A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth…

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    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth Bishop takes Marianne Moore, who was photographed by both Van Vechten and Richard Avedon, to the circus; Avedon and James Baldwin collaborate on a book; John Cage and Marcel Duchamp play chess; and Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell march on the Pentagon in the antiVietnam War demonstration of 1967." Notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 363 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-224072587.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74491
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  • Folsom, Franklin.
    DAYS OF ANGER, DAYS OF HOPE: A Memoir of the League of American Writers, 1937-1942.

    Edition: First printing.

    Niwot, CO: University Press of Colorado, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Franklin Folsom, executive secretary to the League of American Writers for five of its seven years of often controversial activity, brings to life a time when writers became aware of the threats of fascism, and recalls vigorous efforts of many great U.S. writers to rescue from European concentration camps their anti-Nazi colleagues. Founded during the tense, pre-war period of the 1930s, the League sought to promote intellectual and political freedom worldwide. With photos of League members, bibliography and index. 376 pgs. ISBN: 0-87081-3323.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19796
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  • Margolies, Edward.
    NATIVE SONS, a Critical Study of Twentieth Century Negro American Authors.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes authors from DuBois and Attaway through Toomer and McKay to Ellison and LeRoi Jones. 210 pages, including bibliography and index.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 14094
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