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  • OUT OF THIS WORLD: Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature. by Paradis, Andrea, editor (Charles de Lint signed, John Clute, Tanya Huff and others contributors.)
    Paradis, Andrea, editor (Charles de Lint signed, John Clute, Tanya Huff and others contributors.)
    OUT OF THIS WORLD: Canadian Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Kingston and Ottawa: Quarry Press & National Library of Canada, (1995). SIGNED first edition - Essay on various aspects of science fiction, fantasy and horror in Canada, with contributions by Charles de Lint, John Clute, Tanya Huff, Francine Pelletier, Terrence Green, Judith Merrill, Michael Skeet, Marc Lemaire and many others. SIGNED by Charles De Lint at his essay 'Considering Magical Realism in Canada.' A book which grew out of an exhibit at the National Library. Illustrations by Heather Spears. Bibliography. 264 pp. ISBN: 1550821504.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 47059
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  • THE OTHER VOICE: Essays on Modern Poetry. by Paz, Octavio.
    Paz, Octavio.
    THE OTHER VOICE: Essays on Modern Poetry.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. From the dj: "In seven elegant essays that range across centuries and literature, the 1990 Nobel Laureate offers his thoughts on how modern poetry came to be, what makes it " modern," and what it may become... [he] explores Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism, what an epic poem is, what allegory is.. he compares Mallarme and Walt Whitman, scolds American literary critics for being Anglocentric, discusses the impact of modern physics on poets, the influence of politics and religion, the challenge of television. he analyze the publishing industry and the literary marketplace.." 160 pp. ISBN: 0-15170449X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (nick to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 38560
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  • THE OTHER VOICE: Essays on Modern Poetry. by Paz, Octavio.
    Paz, Octavio.
    THE OTHER VOICE: Essays on Modern Poetry.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Translated from the Spanish by Helen Lane. From the dj: "In seven elegant essays that range across centuries and literature, the 1990 Nobel Laureate offers his thoughts on how modern poetry came to be, what makes it " modern," and what it may become... [he] explores Romanticism, Symbolism, Surrealism, what an epic poem is, what allegory is.. he compares Mallarme and Walt Whitman, scolds American literary critics for being Anglocentric, discusses the impact of modern physics on poets, the influence of politics and religion, the challenge of television. he analyze the publishing industry and the literary marketplace.." 160 pp. ISBN: 0-15170449X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39227
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  • Peacock, Ronald.
    THE POET IN THE THEATRE.

    Edition: Small trade paperback.

    New York: Hill & Wang, (1960.). Series of essays dealing with Yeats, Synge, T. S. Eliot, Henry James, Georg Buchner and others.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 29200
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  • STATE OF THE NOVEL: Dying Art Or New Science? by Percy, Walker.
    Percy, Walker.
    STATE OF THE NOVEL: Dying Art Or New Science?

    Edition: First printing, a signed limited edition.

    New Orleans: Faust Publishing, 1987. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by Percy on the title page. Frontispiece portrait, #32 of 75 numbered 'deluxe copies specially bound." Designed and printed by Herb Yellin and Patrick Reagh, binding by Marianna Blau. 20 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-917905-059.

    Condition: Fine in decorative paper boards, with a burgundy spine, gilt lettering (as new).

    Book ID: 54946
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  • THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY. by [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    [Percy, Walker and Foote, Shelby] Tolson, Jay, editor.
    THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SHELBY FOOTE AND WALKER PERCY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: W W Norton & Co / Center for Documentary Studies, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters between these two Mississippi writers, friends since their teenage years, which began in the late 1940s and continued until Percy's death in 1990. "Jay Tolson has selected, edited, and annotated the letters of these two remarkable writers to shed light on their relationship and their literary careers." Illustrated with photographs, index. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393317684.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88430
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  • Peterson, Levi S., editor. Ann Putnam and others, contributors.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, May 1987. Volume XXII (22), Number 1.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1987. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes articles on Hemingway's Hidden West and the Mormon experience. Book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan printed wrappers (small piece torn from upper edge of first page).

    Book ID: 32242
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  • (Piercy, Marge; Kumin, Maxine; Baker, Houston; Brown, Julie; Hassan, Ihab and others)
    THE CREAM CITY REVIEW : Volume 14, Number 1, Spring -Summer 1990.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1990. First edition - Includes short stories by Daniel Wallace, Julie Brown (the powerful story 'Work'); poetry by Margaret Grossman, David Ray, etc; book reviews and photographs. Special symposium on 'Boundaries' - between high/low art, prose/poetry, art/autobiography - featuring Piercy, Baker, Jerome Mazzaro, Robert Altieri, Hassan, Kumin, Ron Silliman and Gordon Weaver. Contributors' notes. 180 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers (a little rubbing to the covers.)

    Book ID: 31445
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  • KATHERINE ANNE PORTER'S POETRY. by [Porter, Katherine Anne] Unrue, Darlene Harbour, editor.
    [Porter, Katherine Anne] Unrue, Darlene Harbour, editor.
    KATHERINE ANNE PORTER'S POETRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - Best known for her short stories, Porter "published just 32 poems and poetry translations in her lifetime, although she composed and subsequently destroyed hundreds more. From fragmentary notes and letters found among Porter's papers, Darlene Harbour Unrue has recovered and edited 18 unpublished poems, presented here with the complete published canon, including the entire text of the now-rare Katherine Anne Porter's French Song-Book." Includes a long critical and biographical essay, photographs, bibliography and index. xvi, 188 pp. ISBN: 1570030847.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 61841
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  • SON OF GUN IN CHEEK. by Pronzini, Bill.
    Pronzini, Bill.
    SON OF GUN IN CHEEK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An affectionate guide to more of the worst in mystery fiction." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography, index. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-698-11180X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 63402
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  • GUN IN CHEEK: A Study of "Alternative" Crime Fiction. by Pronzini, Bill (Introduction by Ed McBain.)
    Pronzini, Bill (Introduction by Ed McBain.)
    GUN IN CHEEK: A Study of "Alternative" Crime Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, (1982.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A crash course in the reallly bad English and American crime novels of this century." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography, index. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-698-11180X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45099
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  • MARVELOUS JOURNEY: A Survey of Four Centuries of Brazilian Writing. by Putnam, Samuel.
    Putnam, Samuel.
    MARVELOUS JOURNEY: A Survey of Four Centuries of Brazilian Writing.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. dj. Hardcover first edition - A very readable and important survey of literature of Brazil, by a scholar and translator, and described at the time of its publication as the best study in English available. Includes criticism and analysis of Euclides da Cunha, Jorge Amando, Jose Lins do Rego, Machado de Asis, Gilberto Freyre and many other writers. Notes, bibliography, chronological table, index. xvi, 269, xii pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (price-clipped, rubbing and wear to the dj, spine sunned.).

    Book ID: 43653
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  • JEAN RHYS: Life and Work. by [Rhys, Jean, 1890-1979] Angier, Carole
    [Rhys, Jean, 1890-1979] Angier, Carole
    JEAN RHYS: Life and Work.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed study of the author of Quartet and Wide Sargasso Sea, one which focuses on the many contradictions in her life - from her childhood in Dominica in the the West Indies to her schooling in England, her life in Paris Ford Maddox Ford in the 1920s, with a circle of expat writers including Hemingway and James Joyce, and more. Each section is followed by a discussion of the novel written during that period. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, index. x, 761 pp. ISBN: 0-316042633.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86560
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  • [Rhys, Jean, 1890-1979] Malcolm, Cheryl Alexander and David Malcolm.
    JEAN RHYS: A Study in Short Fiction

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Twayne, (1996) dj. Hardcover first edition - In her 50 year career, Rhys produced just 5 novels and 3 volumes of short stories, but she was a central feminist and modernist voice in 20th century fiction. This is the first "full-length critical analysis of Rhys's contributions to the short story genre. Maintaining that Rhys's overriding interest was the outsider - 'the underdog, the normally silenced, the excluded, the ignored' - the Malcolms examine the stories from the perspective of this motif. Selected stories 6 among them 'Illusion', 'Mannequin', and 'Let Them Call It Jazz' - are given in-depth treatment, as are the heretofore neglected technical aspects of Rhys's work: narration, style, plot, action, and setting." Frontispiece portrait, chronology, selected bibliography, index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-805708553.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket. (as new, but sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86553
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  • WIDE SARGASSO SEA. by Rhys, Jean (introduction by Francis Wyndham.)
    Rhys, Jean (introduction by Francis Wyndham.)
    WIDE SARGASSO SEA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1982). Aground-breaking novel, originally published in 1966, which was a revision of Jane Eyre, focusing on the West Indian madwoman locked in the attic. Introduction by Francis Wyndham. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-393-308804.

    Condition: Good only (some underlining and marginal notations in pencil, toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 62843
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  • Robinson, Cecil.
    NO SHORT JOURNEYS: The Interplay of Cultures in the History and Literature of the Borderlands.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Foreword by Robert S. Cauthorn; introduction by Reed Way Dasenbrock. 13 essays, some quite brief, on U.S. Mexico borderlands and its influence on writers. Among the writers whose work is discussed are Rudolfo Anaya, Harvey Ferguson, Mary Austin, Miguel Mendez and more. Notes, bibliography, 147 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-12701.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 28362
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  • "Ode on a New Etrurian Urn" in the KEATS-SHELLEY JOURNAL, Volume 12, Winter 1963. by Robinson, Dwight.
    Robinson, Dwight.
    "Ode on a New Etrurian Urn" in the KEATS-SHELLEY JOURNAL, Volume 12, Winter 1963.

    Edition: First printing.

    The Keats-Shelley Association of America, 1963. SIGNED first edition - Article on the "Reflection of Wedgwood Ware in the Poetic Imagery of John Keats." Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED on the front cover "for -- with a combination of guilty conscience and pleasure." 36 pp.

    Condition: Very good in stapled blue wrappers (some sunning to the covers)

    Book ID: 78631
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  • IBSEN AND HITLER: The Playwright, the Plagiarist, and the Plot for the Third Reich. by Sage, Steven F.
    Sage, Steven F.
    IBSEN AND HITLER: The Playwright, the Plagiarist, and the Plot for the Third Reich.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, dj. Hardcover first edition - A new look at Adolf Hitler's master plan for the Third Reich; the first to discern that it was based in part on the plays by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Over decades, Hitler cribbed Ibsen's phrases, metaphors and themes for his own writings and soliloquies. Sources, notes, index. Photographs. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-786717130.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45074
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  • HUMANS BEING: The World of Jean-Paul Sartre. by [Sartre, Jean-Paul] McMahon, Joseph.
    [Sartre, Jean-Paul] McMahon, Joseph.
    HUMANS BEING: The World of Jean-Paul Sartre.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - Beginning with Sartre's autobiography Les Mots, the author "examines Sartre's work as steps in an increasingly dialectical movement." Sartre's comment in Huis Clos that "No one of us can save himself alone. You must either be lost together or get along together. Take your choice" sums up this book. Bibliography, index. x, 404 pp. ISBN: 0-226561003.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dustjacket (some light toning to the dj).

    Book ID: 68303
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  • Shaw, Peter.
    RECOVERING AMERICAN LITERATURE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, Inc. (1995.). Looks at the treatment of 5 American classics by academic critics: Hawthrone's The Scarlet Letter, Twain's Huckleberry Finn, Melville's Moby Dick and Billy Budd and James's The Bostonians. 203 pp. with notes and index. ISBN: 1-56663-0959.

    Condition: Near fine (an unread copy, but with a very short tear to upper edge of front cover.)

    Book ID: 26573
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  • AMERICAN POETRY SINCE 1960 -Some Critical Perspectives. by Shaw, Robert B., editor.
    Shaw, Robert B., editor.
    AMERICAN POETRY SINCE 1960 -Some Critical Perspectives.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Chester Springs, Pennsylvania: Dufour Editions, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on modern American poets and themes in poetry: James Atlas on W. S. Merwin, Shaw on Poetry of Protest, Harold Bloom on John Ashbery, Albert Gelpi on Adrienne Rich, J. D. McClatchy on Sylvia Plath, Peggy Rizza on Women as Poets, a conversation with Mark Strand, and more. The second title in Carcanet's Critical Series. Notes at the end of each essay, a reading list, notes on contributors, index. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-802312527.

    Condition: Very good in very good salmon colored dust jacket (corners slightly bumped). Hard-to-find, especially in this condition.

    Book ID: 72182
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  • I THINK YOU'RE TOTALLY WRONG: A Quarrel by Shields, David and Caleb Powell.
    Shields, David and Caleb Powell.
    I THINK YOU'RE TOTALLY WRONG: A Quarrel

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and artbeers included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life . .. whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. [They] spend four days together at a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, playing chess, shooting hoops, hiking to lakes and an abandoned mine. . and talking about everything they can think of" SIGNED on the title page by David Shields. ISBN: 978-0385351942.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67903
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  • "YELLOW WOMAN" LESLIE MARMON SILKO by (Silko, Leslie Marmon, signed) Graulich, Melody, editor.
    (Silko, Leslie Marmon, signed) Graulich, Melody, editor.
    "YELLOW WOMAN" LESLIE MARMON SILKO

    Edition: First printing in wrappers (issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition.)

    New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1993.). SIGNED first edition - A volume in the "Women Writers" series, edited and with an introduction by Graulich. Includes interviews with Silko, and essays on her writing. SIGNED by Silko on the title page. Among the contributors are Paula Gunn Allen, Kim Barnes, Patricia Jones and others. Bibliography. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-8135-20053.

    Condition: Very good+ in illustrated wrappers (stain to edge of back cover, and a few ink marks inside back cover)

    Book ID: 48141
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  • [Simon, Claude] Artaud, Antonin; Michel Serres, Ariel Marquez and others.
    SUB-STANCE: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, Winter 1974, No. 8.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Madison, WI: Sub-stance, 1974. First edition - A rather uncommon early issue of this journal - features an interview with Claude Simon and several articles on his work - also included are 'Sign Poems' from Ariel Marques's 'ABC da Criagao' and more. Translator's addendum to Serres and notice to subscribers laid in. 158 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very good overall (some underlining on a few pages).

    Book ID: 37468
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  • STEVIE SMITH: Twayne's English Authors Series. by [Smith, Stevie] Sternlicht, Sanford.
    [Smith, Stevie] Sternlicht, Sanford.
    STEVIE SMITH: Twayne's English Authors Series.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Twayne Publishers, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first developmental study of Smith's poetry (for which she is best known) and her prose as an avant-garde novelist and short story writer. Frontispiece portrait, chronology, notes, selected bibliography, index. x, 118 pp. ISBN: 0-805769900.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (light edgewear to top of dj).

    Book ID: 87611
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  • UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN. by Sontag, Susan.
    Sontag, Susan.
    UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this award winning author, many of which are "commentaries on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti and others" 204 pp. ISBN: 0-374280762.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 87497
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  • UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN. by Sontag, Susan.
    Sontag, Susan.
    UNDER THE SIGN OF SATURN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays by this award winning author, many of which are "commentaries on the relation between moral and aesthetic ideas, discussing the works of Antonin Artaud, Leni Riefenstahl, Elias Canetti and others" 204 pp. ISBN: 0-374280762.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82947
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  • MORE MODERN AMERICAN POETS. by Southworth, James G.
    Southworth, James G.
    MORE MODERN AMERICAN POETS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays on twelve poets (listed chronologically by birth date) including William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, Elinor Wylie, Marianne Moore, John Crowe Ransom, Conrad Aiken, Mark Van Doren, Robert Hillyer, Allen Tate, Laura Riding, Robert Penn Warren and W.H. Auden. The author comments that 8 of the 12 poets included here are attempting to alter and re-invigorate the poetic tradition. xxii, 138 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (offsetting in the gutters of the endpapers, chipping and edgewear to the dj, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 82832
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  • THE INTERIOR CASTLE: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford. by [Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979] Hulbert, Ann.
    [Stafford, Jean, 1915-1979] Hulbert, Ann.
    THE INTERIOR CASTLE: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A critical biography which captures both the genius and the neuroses of this brilliant and influential mid-century writer - one who who drew from her own past in Colorado to forge a unique writing style until alcohol and depression destroyed her lifelong quest for inner strength. Notes, index. xv, 430 pp. ISBN: 0-394557042.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86565
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  • Stafford, William; Tate, James; Miles, Josephine andothers, contributors.
    OCCIDENT Spring/Summer 1968. Volume II, New Series.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1968. First edition - Literary magazine of UC Berkeley, featuring fiction, poetry and photography. Includes an essay by William Stafford and Norman Jacobson, poetry by Tate, Miles, Dave Kelly, Gerald Locklin and many others. Notes on contributors. 120 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff orange wrappers.

    Book ID: 31144
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