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  • Atwood, Margaret.
    SECOND WORDS: Selected Critical Prose.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1984.). First edition - Fifty essays, lectures, and reviews written over a 20 year period -including selections on Al Purdy, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Erica Jong, Nadine Gordimer, E. L. Doctorow, Mordecai Richler, African American women writers, human rights and the woman's movement, Tillie Olsen, Sylvia Plath, Marie-Claire Blais, Northrup Frye, and much more. Index. 444 pp. ISBN: 0-807063592.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 35976
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  • SELECTED NON-FICTIONS. by Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986); Eliot Weinberger, editor.
    Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986); Eliot Weinberger, editor.
    SELECTED NON-FICTIONS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: The Viking Press, (1999.). First edition - The third and final volume in Viking's centenary edition of Borges' collected works in English. This includes over 150 selections of his nonfiction prose writings, more than 100 of which had never previously been translated into English. Although the topics are wide-ranging, many of the pieces are about books and authors - ranging from Shakespeare and Dante to Kafka, Walt Whitman, Ray Bradbury and Bret Harte. Translated by Esther Allen, Suzanne Jill Levine and Eliot Weinberger. Notes, 547 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Publisher's letter laid in.

    Book ID: 53594
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  • Gould, Stephen Jay.
    AN URCHIN IN THE STORM: Essays about Books and Ideas.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of reviews which together make provocative and entertaining reading - on Darwin, evolution, contemporary science and more. Illustrated. Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-393-02492x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 33275
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  • Ortego, Felipe and David Conde, compilers. Sylvia Alicia Gonzales, Guillermo Rojas, Juan Bruce-Novoa, Jose Reyna and Nasario Garcia, contributors.
    THE CHICANO LITERARY WORLD 1974: The First National Symposium on Chicano Literature and Critical Analysis.

    Edition: First printing.

    Las Vegas, NM: New Mexico Highlands University, Division of Ethnic Studies, 1975. First edition - Includes five of the papers (4 in English, 1 in Spanish) presented at this symposium which was sponsored by the National Education Task Force de la Raza, Albuquerque, NM.; New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM; Eric Clearing House on Rural Education, and La Luz Publications. From the overview by David Conde: Over 200 participants from 10 states and 17 universities attended. The papers cover Chicano poetry, novel, drama, and popular folklore humor. "National Character vs Universality in Chicano Poetry" by Sylvia Alicia Gonzales sets forth the notion that national traditions are adaptations of universal styles and national character is or should be but…

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    Las Vegas, NM: New Mexico Highlands University, Division of Ethnic Studies, 1975. First edition - Includes five of the papers (4 in English, 1 in Spanish) presented at this symposium which was sponsored by the National Education Task Force de la Raza, Albuquerque, NM.; New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM; Eric Clearing House on Rural Education, and La Luz Publications. From the overview by David Conde: Over 200 participants from 10 states and 17 universities attended. The papers cover Chicano poetry, novel, drama, and popular folklore humor. "National Character vs Universality in Chicano Poetry" by Sylvia Alicia Gonzales sets forth the notion that national traditions are adaptations of universal styles and national character is or should be but a step toward universality. The new "space" (identity) of Chicano art or literature is related to the definition of the Chicano national character in "The Space of Chicano Literature." by Juan Bruce-Novoa. In "La Prosa Chicano: Tres Epigones de la Novela Mexicana de la Revolucion" by Guillermo Rojas, three novels are reviewed - Tomas Rivera's "Y no se lo trago la tierra", Rolando R. Hinojosa-S. "Estampas del valle y otras obras", and Miguel Mandez-M.'s "Peregrinos de Aztlan." Humor as a tool of artistic expression is the topic of "Chicano Folklore: Raza Humor in Texas." by Jose Reyna. Although the title indicates a Texas context, many of the situations and expressions are part of the national Chicano experience. "Satire: Techniques and Devices in Luis Valdez''Las Dos Caras del Patroncito' by Nasario Garcia traces the exchange of roles between the oppressor and the oppressed. Notes at the end of each paper.Printed in typescript on recto of pages only, large format, 11.5 inches tall, 8.5 wide. 94 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in printed brown wrappers with black cloth spine (some damage to the ends of the spine, usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 84654
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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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  • Woolf, Virginia.[1882-1941.] edited by Mary Lyon.
    BOOKS AND PORTRAITS: Some Further Selections from the Literary and Biographical Writings of Virginia Woolf.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although best known as a novelist, the first published works of Woolf were literary essays or reviews and she continued to write these until her death. This book contains 48 essays never before collected, selected and with a preface by Mary Lyon. Many are on authors - including Jane Austen, Thoreau, Kipling, Emerson, Sheridan, Dostoevsky, Sassoon and Melville. Other subjects of her 'portraits' are Sarah Bernhardt, Lady Hester Stanhope and more. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-15-113478-2.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32312
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  • Woolf, Virginia.[1882-1941.] edited by Mary Lyon.
    BOOKS AND PORTRAITS: Some Further Selections from the Literary and Biographical Writings of Virginia Woolf.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although best known as a novelist, the first published works of Woolf were literary essays or reviews and she continued to write these until her death. This book contains 48 essays never before collected, selected and with a preface by Mary Lyon. Many are on authors - including Jane Austen, Thoreau, Kipling, Emerson, Sheridan, Dostoevsky, Sassoon and Melville. Other subjects of her 'portraits' are Sarah Bernhardt, Lady Hester Stanhope and more. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-15-113478-2.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32313
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  • Woolf, Virginia.[1882-1941.] edited by Mary Lyon.
    BOOKS AND PORTRAITS: Some Further Selections from the Literary and Biographical Writings of Virginia Woolf.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Although best known as a novelist, the first published works of Woolf were literary essays or reviews and she continued to write these until her death. This book contains 48 essays never before collected, selected and with a preface by Mary Lyon. Many are on authors - including Jane Austen, Thoreau, Kipling, Emerson, Sheridan, Dostoevsky, Sassoon and Melville. Other subjects of her 'portraits' are Sarah Bernhardt, Lady Hester Stanhope and more. 221 pp. ISBN: 0-15-113478-2.

    Condition: Near fine in very good+ dust jacket (neat prev owner's name, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 32398
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