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  • DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN. by Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989); edited by Eoin O'Brien and Edith Fournier.
    DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dublin: The Black Cat Press, (1992). Hardcover first edition - The first publication of Beckett's first novel, written in Paris in 1932, and unpublished for 60 years (it was originally rejected by several publishers, and would never have been able to get past the Irish Censorship Board.) Introduction by Eoin O'Brien in which he discusses the history of this works, his conversations with Beckett about it, etc. xvii, 241 pp. ISBN: 0-948050098.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83538
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  • TO URANIA. by Brodsky, Joseph (1940 - 1996)
    Brodsky, Joseph (1940 - 1996)
    TO URANIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third volume of poetry by this Nobel Laureate to appear in English. Combining two books of verse that were first published in his native Russian, this was published in 1988, the year after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Includes poems translated by Brodsky himself, this collection features many pieces translated by the poet himself as well as Alan Myers, George Kline, Jane Ann Miller and others. Notes. 174 pp. ISBN: 0374172536.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with gilt lettering in a very dustjacket (short tear to upper edge of dj) .

    Book ID: 86897
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  • MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN. by Cela, Camilo Jose.
    Cela, Camilo Jose.
    MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Quartet, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which "represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, 'Lionheart' Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka." Originally published in Spain in 1983 and translated by Patricia Haugaard. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-704370492.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67904
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  • MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN. by Cela, Camilo Jose.
    Cela, Camilo Jose.
    MAZURKA FOR TWO DEAD MEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: New American Library - NAL, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel which "represents a culmination of the 1989 Nobel Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela's literary art. In 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, 'Lionheart' Gamuzo is abducted and killed, an event recalled repeatedly by the widowed Adega, one of the several narrative voices. In 1939, when the war ends, Tanis Gamuzo avenges his brother. For both events, and for them only, the blind accordion player Gaudencio plays the same mazurka." Originally published in Spain in 1983 and translated by Patricia Haugaard. 312 pp. ISBN: 0-8112-1222X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68759
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  • VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative. by De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the emergence of life on earth, and of four billion years of history, by this biochemist and Nobel Laureate. Richard Lerner of the Scripps Institute describes this as "told with authority and wit by one of the greatest scientists of our time." Christian de Duve shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George Palade "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted book collector Larry Owens. Notes, glossary, additional reading, index. xix, 362 pp. ISBN: 0-465090443.

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

    Book ID: 68099
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  • THE COCKTAIL PARTY: A Comedy. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    THE COCKTAIL PARTY: A Comedy.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & World, (1965, c 1950). A verse play by this Nobel laureate. 190 pp. plus a song, and the cast of the first production.

    Condition: Very good (name on first page)

    Book ID: 81238
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  • THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. by Eliot, T. S.
    Eliot, T. S.
    THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1954) dj. Hardcover first edition - A verse play by this Nobel laureate. 159 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (sunning to spine and edges of dj)

    Book ID: 80299
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  • ANABASIS: A Poem By St.-John Perse. by Eliot, T. S.; translator. Perse, St.-John (pseudonym of Alexis Leger, 1887-1975)
    Eliot, T. S.; translator. Perse, St.-John (pseudonym of Alexis Leger, 1887-1975)
    ANABASIS: A Poem By St.-John Perse.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1949). Hardcover first edition - Originally published in the US in 1938, this is the revised and corrected edition. Bilingual edition with French on the version and the English text on the recto. Bibliography of the works of St-John Perse - who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry" - and three prefaces from other editions of this poem by Valery Larbaud, Hugo Von Hoffmansthal and Giuseppe Ungaretti. Slightly oversized. 109 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (price-clipped, loss of approx 1 inch at base of spine, closed tear, other chips, edgewear and rubbing)

    Book ID: 83276
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  • A MAN'S PLACE. by Ernaux, Annie.
    Ernaux, Annie.
    A MAN'S PLACE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Four Walls, Eight Windows, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fourth book by the 2022 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This novel - the story of the author's father as seen through his daughter's eyes - was the winner of the Prix Renaudot, Translated from the French by Tanya Leslie. 99 pp. ISBN: 0-941423751.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86191
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  • INTRUDER IN THE DUST. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    INTRUDER IN THE DUST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1948) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel about murder and racial prejudice, set in Mississippi and the basis for the powerful 1949 Clarence Brown film. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone. Faulkner's last novel before he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1949. 247 pp. Dust jacket art by E. McKnight Kauffer. Original price of 3.00 on dj flap.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth with blue and gold lettering in a very good dustjacket (initials on front pastedown, light edgewear to dj, tear to middle of dj spine parially affecting the author's name)

    Book ID: 88141
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  • THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner. by Faulkner, William.
    Faulkner, William.
    THE FAULKNER READER: Selections from the Works of William Faulkner.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Random House, (c 1954) dj. Hardcover - Includes the complete 'The Sound and the Fury", selections from other novels, stories, Nobel Prize address and more, with a new foreword by Faulkner. xi, 682 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black panels and gilt lettering in a good only dust jacket with a chip at the top of the spine, other edgewear and rubbing. .

    Book ID: 88307
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  • SOUL MOUNTAIN. by Gao Xingjian.
    Gao Xingjian.
    SOUL MOUNTAIN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by the Nobel Prize-winning author to appear in English, published in the year he was awarded the prize, the first Chinese author to be named a Nobel laureate in literature. Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee. One reviewer called this "a magnificent monster of a book that takes us deep into China's unruly heart as no other work of contemporary literature. Includes a list of major publications by Gao Xingjian. 510 pp. ISBN: 0-06-6210828.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 87090
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  • Garc’a M‡rquez, Gabriel.
    LIVING TO TELL THE TALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of a projected trilogy of autobiograpical works by this Novel laureate, this cover spans Garc’a M‡rquezÕs life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 484 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-41341.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (2 closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 31629
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. ISBN: 0-679-43853X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41326
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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - One of the most important novels by this Nobel prize winning author, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes a chronology of Simon Bolivar. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-582586.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33881
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  • THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    THE GENERAL IN HIS LABYRINTH.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - One of the most important novels by this Nobel prize winning author, translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes a chronology of Simon Bolivar. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-394-582586.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corner bumped.)

    Book ID: 50942
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  • IN EVIL HOUR. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    IN EVIL HOUR.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (1991.). Novel about a Columbian River town possessed by evil, by this Nobel prize winning author, originally published in 1968. Translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. 183 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0919647.

    Condition: Near fine condition (straight tight copy.)

    Book ID: 43599
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  • NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-375-400516.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (one short closed tear to dj.)

    Book ID: 43640
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  • NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    NEWS OF A KIDNAPPING.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - first full-length non-fiction book by this Nobel Prize winning author, an account of the orchestrated kidnappings of ten Colombians (all except one, journalists) by the Medellin drug cartel in 1990. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 291 pp. ISBN: 0-375-400516.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43641
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  • LIVING TO TELL THE TALE. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    LIVING TO TELL THE TALE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first of a projected trilogy of autobiographical works by this Nobel laureate, this cover spans Garcia Marquez's life from his birth in 1927 through the start of his career as a writer to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. 484 pp. ISBN: 1-4000-41341.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47953
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  • OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS. by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
    OF LOVE AND OTHER DEMONS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Haunting novel by this Nobel laureate, 'set in a South American seaport in the colonial era, a time of viceroys and bishops, enlightened men and Inquisitors, saints and lepers and pirates. Sierva Maria, only child of a decaying noble family, has been raised in the slaves' courtyard of her father's cobwebbed mansion' Translated by Edith Grossman. 147 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 49942
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  • SO BE IT or The Chips Are Down [Ainsi Soilt-li ou Les Jeux Sont Faits] by Gide, Andre (1861-1951)
    Gide, Andre (1861-1951)
    SO BE IT or The Chips Are Down [Ainsi Soilt-li ou Les Jeux Sont Faits]

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Published posthunously in France in 1952 this was the final work of Gide - for which he was using the title "Ainsi Soit-il" - written in a very accessible conversational style: "I don't know what the results will be, but I have made up my mind to write at random." Translated from the French, with an introduction (in which he talks about Gide's at the time he was writing this) and notes, by Justin O'Brien. Index. xiv, 166, vii pp

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, overall edgewear to dj, some fading to the spine)

    Book ID: 79475
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket (a few very light foxing spots on front cover of dj, scratch on back cover)

    Book ID: 81300
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  • VITA NOVA. by Gluck, Louise
    Gluck, Louise
    VITA NOVA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems that together form a powerful book length sequence on love, time, death, and hope - the eternal human paradox. This book was a finalist for the National Book Award. During her career Gluck has received many awards - National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Bollingen Prize - and in 2020, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. 51 pp. ISBN: 0-88001-6348.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81407
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  • POEMS 1962-2012. by Gluck, Louise.
    Gluck, Louise.
    POEMS 1962-2012.

    Edition: First printing with a full number line.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Ecco Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collected edition of eleven books of poems by this award-winning poet - including, over the course of her career, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and in 2020 the Nobel Prize for literature. Her "career-spanning Poems 1962-2012 is a major event in this country's literature, perhaps this year's most major . . . Put together, these compact volumes have a great novel's cohesiveness and raking moral intensity. They display a supple and prosecutorial mind interrogating not merely her own life but also the sensual…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Ecco Press, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collected edition of eleven books of poems by this award-winning poet - including, over the course of her career, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry, and the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and in 2020 the Nobel Prize for literature. Her "career-spanning Poems 1962-2012 is a major event in this country's literature, perhaps this year's most major . . . Put together, these compact volumes have a great novel's cohesiveness and raking moral intensity. They display a supple and prosecutorial mind interrogating not merely her own life but also the sensual and political nature of the world that spins around it. Why love what you will lose?' she asks. She answers her own question: There is nothing else to love.' (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) Index. 634 pp. ISBN: 978-0374126087.

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    Condition: Fine in silver boards with black lettering on the spine in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.

    Book ID: 89092
    Keywords: nobel laureate, Poetry
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55567
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  • RITES OF PASSAGE by Golding, William.
    Golding, William.
    RITES OF PASSAGE

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1980 dj. Hardcover first edition - Set on an aged ship during the Napoleonic era, which is making its way from England to the Antipodes - a fascinating study of life in a stratified society-in-miniature on board the ship. In 1983, Golding was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-374-250863.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good (line on upper edge of text block, bit of wear to dj, especially at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 10538
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  • A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories, by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A SOLDIER'S EMBRACE: Stories,

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of twelve short stories, most set in her native South Africa, by this Nobel Prize winning author. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-670656380.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (hint of sunning to the spine of the dj)

    Book ID: 79966
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  • A SPORT OF NATURE by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    A SPORT OF NATURE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A powerful novel, written before Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1991. The story of a young white woman who rejects the "privileges" she is born into in South Africa, and, among other things, marries a black activist. 341 pp. ISBN: 0-394548027.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (line on bottom edge, discoloration from old glue under dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 71385
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  • LIFE TIMES: Stories, 1952 - 2007. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    LIFE TIMES: Stories, 1952 - 2007.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2010.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A significant collection of the short fiction of this South African Nobel Prize winning author, containing 35 stories from 10 collections, spanning her career from 1952 to 2007, and including two new post 2007 stories. 549 pp. ISBN: 9780374270537.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56067
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