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VISITING MRS NABAKOV and Other Excursions
Edition: First US printing.
New York: Harmony, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - His second collection of essays, trenchant commentary on a wide range of topics, including visits with writers Graham Greene, Rushdie, Updike, Julian Barnes, Asimov the chess match between Kaspov and Kasparov, thoughts on the death of John Lennon and the performances of Mick Jagger and much more. 274 pp.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 41366More details Price: $18.00
TWENTY-FOUR CONVERSATIONS WITH BORGES Including A Selection Of Poems: Interviews by Roberto Alifano 1981-1983.
Edition: First printing.
Housatonic, MA & New York: Lascaux Publishers / Grove Press, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - Wide-ranging conversations with this great Argentinian writee on topics ranging from Borges life and work to books, poetry, the detective story, the tango, the Kaballah, and more, translated by Nicomedes Suarez Araruz, Willias Barnstone and Noemi Escandell. Includes a selection of poems translated by Willis Barnstone, Jorge Luis Borges and Nicomedes Suarez Araruz, Frontispiece illustration by Roberto Paez, photographs by Willis Barnstone. A title in the Altamira Inter-American series. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-39453879X.
Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (folded slightly off-center, a bit of rubbing to the corners of the folds of the black dj) .Uncommon in this condition,Book ID: 62161More details Price: $75.00
Edition: First printing.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1910. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine essays, all with a significant leavening of humor. In addition to the title articles, this includes essays titled the hundred worst books, the convention of books, in praise of politicians, my missionary life in Persia, the colonel in the theological seminary, the merry devil of education and more. 278 pp.
Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gilt decorations and lettering (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, a humorous quote on the front endpaper, a few pages carelessly opened with small chips to the margins, but otherwise sturdily bound, and an attractive tight and straight copy.)Book ID: 55704More details Price: $12.50
THE AMATEUR: An Independent Life of Letters.
Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )
New York: Pantheon, 1999. SIGNED first edition - A collection of essays on a life as a writer, on books, and places and more -together these pieces form an "intellectual autobiography." SIGNED on the title page. 274pp
Condition: Fine in pale green printed wrappers.Book ID: 64926More details Price: $30.00
OTHER COLOURS: Essays and a Story.
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Faber & Faber, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of pieces from over 25 years, selected by this writer who received the Nobel award for literature in 2006. They range from "lyrical autobiography to essays on literature and culture, from humor to political analysis, from delicate evocations of his friendship with his daughter to provocative discussions of Eastern & Western art." Includes many selections on books and reading, and his interview from The Paris Review. Translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely. Index. 433 pp. ISBN: 978-0571236862.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to textblock)Book ID: 88054More details Price: $21.50