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  • BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    BEYOND THE WALL: Essays from the Outside.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1984.). First edition - Essays about the desert, the Coloroda River, the Sea of Cortes, Alaska and more - an introduction to some special pockets of wilderness still remaining. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-03-0693012.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy brown wrappers.

    Book ID: 39578
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  • WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liberty - Time, Inc, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book of essays in which Abdul-Jabbar "uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. . . he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off." SIGNED by Adbu-Jabbar on the title page. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1618931719.

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

    Book ID: 72357
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  • ANY SMALL THING CAN SAVE YOU: a Bestiary. by Adam, Christina.
    Adam, Christina.
    ANY SMALL THING CAN SAVE YOU: a Bestiary.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bluehen Books (Penguin Putnam), (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which combines "wisdom, insight and a hawk's eye for detail" (Kim Barnes) Each animal that passes by in this book reflects a truth about love - between a husband and a wife, a child and a parent, or a brother and a sister. Like a traditional bestiary, each chapter highlights one letter of the alphabet - K is for Kestrel, P is for Porcupine - but then takes off from there. SIGNED on the half title page. Erratum sheet laid in. Small format. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-399148140.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81315
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  • THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing. by Alcala, Kathleen.
    Alcala, Kathleen.
    THE DESERT REMEMBERS MY NAME: On Family and Writing.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2007.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of "lyrical and entirely absorbing personal essays by the esteemed Chicana writer and gifted storyteller" which explore the many meanings of family. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2010. Notes. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-26273.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.) Promotional postcard laid in.

    Book ID: 46796
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  • Alvarez, A.
    BEYOND ALL THIS FIDDLE: Essays, 1955-1967.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Random House, 1969. dj. Hardcover first edition - Included are essays on poetry ranging from Dryden to Syliva Plath to Edith Sitwell, on novels, classic and modern, and others on criticism and more from his years as a free-lance critic and literary journalist.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good dust jacket (pc.)

    Book ID: 13451
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  • SOMETHING TO DECLARE. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    SOMETHING TO DECLARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1998. dj. SIGNED first edition - Twenty-four essays on her life as a 'hyphenated American' (In 1960, when Alvarez was 10 years old, her father, after a failed coup attempt against the dictator Rafael Trujillo, escaped to a self-imposed exile to New York City, where Dr. Alvarez set up a medical practice in the Bronx while his wife and four daughters set about the serious business of assimilation.), and on how this has influenced her writing. Includes the "Ten Commandments on Writing" - wisdom she has collected from other masters. SIGNED on the title page. 300 pp. ISBN: 1565121937.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 46158
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  • THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder. by Ambler, Eric.
    Ambler, Eric.
    THE ABILITY TO KILL: True Tales of Bloody Murder.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1987). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on both historical criminal trials and more contemporary ones. Includes a series of The Lizzie Borden Memorial Lectures and other pieces. One of 250 copies of the first edition numbered and SIGNED by Ambler on the limitation page. Specially bound in burgundy cloth with gold lettering in a matching slipcase. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-892962380.

    Condition: Fine in fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 80392
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  • VISITING MRS NABAKOV and Other Excursions by Amis, Martin.
    Amis, Martin.
    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: 41366
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  • LIQUOR, GUNS & AMMO. by Anderson, Kent.
    Anderson, Kent.
    LIQUOR, GUNS & AMMO.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson, AZ: Dennis McMillan Publications, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book, this includes articles on blood sports, including bullfighting and motorcycle gangs, previously unpublished chapters from his first two novels, Sympathy for the Devil and Night Dogs, a screenplay ("Shank") and notes toward a new novel in progress. Cover and interior artwork by Michael Kellner. An attractively produced volume as is common with Dennis McMillan Publications. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-939767295.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (crease on rear dj flap)

    Book ID: 80012
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  • Anonymous (ascribed to Charles B. Fairbanks), foreword by Henry Garrity. )
    MY UNKNOWN CHUM "Aguecheek."

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Devon-Adair, 1923. Hardcover - Garrity, one of the founders of the publishing firm Devon-Adair, explains in his foreword why he had this classic book of travel and other essays (on the theater, philosophy) reprinted by calling it his old friend -and he expresses doubt that Fairbanks was the author.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine.

    Book ID: 22907
    Keywords: drama, Essays, paris, the louvre
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002. by [Anthology, signed] Angier, Natalie, editor; K. C. Cole, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Angier, Natalie, editor; K. C. Cole, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING 2002.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. SIGNED first edition - Includes over 20 essays selected and with an introduction by Natalie Angier. Series editor, Tim Folger. SIGNED by K. C. Cole at her contribution "Mind Over Matter" and uncommon thus. Also includes essays by Malcolm Gladwell, Frederick Crews, Barbara Ehrenreich, Joy Williams and more. Notes on contributors. xxiv, 309 pp. ISBN: 0-618-134786.

    Condition: Very good (binding flaw -creasing to table of contents and title page.)

    Book ID: 61149
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009. by [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor. Rebecca Makkai and Philip Connors, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Eggers, Dave, editor. Rebecca Makkai and Philip Connors, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2009.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin / Mariner Books, 2009. SIGNED first edition - An anthology which highlights the "very best of this year's fiction, nonfiction, alternative comics, screenplys, blogs and more." Introduction by Marjane Satrapi. Contributors include Denis Johnson, Nathan Englander, Eula Bliss, Yannick Murphy, Matthew Power, Jonathan Franzen, Philip Connors, Rebecca Makkai and more. Illustrated. SIGNED by TWO authors at their contributions - Makkai at "The Briefcase" and Philip Connors at "Diary of a Fire Lookout." (preceded his first book on being a fire lookout) Notes on contributors. 413 pp. ISBN: 978-0547241609.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 68945
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1997. by [Anthology, signed] Frazier, Ian, editor; Bernard Cooper, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Frazier, Ian, editor; Bernard Cooper, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1997.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997. SIGNED first edition - The 12th in the series. SIGNED by Bernard Cooper at his essay on mazes in 'Labyrinthine', These books are notable for the amount of good - and interesting -writing compressed into one volume. In addition to the contributions by Thomas McGuane, Cynthia Ozick, Richard Ford, Charles Simic, Dagoberto Gilb, some other selections include Debra Dickerson on 'Who Shot Johnny?' a moving indictment of the world that left her 17 year old nephew paralyzed, Susan Sontag on 'A Century of Cinema; and Joy Williams on 'The Case Against Babies' and much more. Introduction by Frazier and brief biographies of the contributors. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-395-856957.

    Condition: Near fine in wrappers (spine slightly faded.)

    Book ID: 27082
    Keywords: Essays
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2002. by [Anthology, signed] Gould, Stephen Jay, editor; Bernard Cooper and Barbara Ehrenreich, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Gould, Stephen Jay, editor; Bernard Cooper and Barbara Ehrenreich, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2002.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by TWO authors: Bernard Cooper at his essay "Winner Take Nothing" about his relationship with his father after he won the Hemingway award and Barbara Ehrenreich at "Welcome to Cancerland." Includes contributions by Jacques Barzun, Sebastian Junger, Darryl Pinckney, Richard Price, Gore Vidal, Mario Vargas Llosa and others. Introduction by Gould and brief biographies of the contributors. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-9283.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 62975
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  • MCSWEENEY'S NO. 8. by [Anthology, signed] Maliszewski, Paul, guest editor; Dave Eggers, editor,
    [Anthology, signed] Maliszewski, Paul, guest editor; Dave Eggers, editor,
    MCSWEENEY'S NO. 8.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: McSweeney Publishing, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Issue No. 8 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern "features fiction, essays, letters, and interviews that explore the sometimes-fuzzy boundary between fiction and fact. There are some stories in this issue that read like fact but are actually fiction. There are some essays that you will swear must be fiction but are, in fact, completely true. There's an interview with an artist whose paintings look like the work of a time centuries past and an interview with a person who holds fake press conferences. The issue is a hardcover book, with a cover designed by Elizabeth Kairys, and contains over three hundred pages of new writing." SIGNED by Eggers on the…

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    San Francisco: McSweeney Publishing, (2002). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Issue No. 8 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern "features fiction, essays, letters, and interviews that explore the sometimes-fuzzy boundary between fiction and fact. There are some stories in this issue that read like fact but are actually fiction. There are some essays that you will swear must be fiction but are, in fact, completely true. There's an interview with an artist whose paintings look like the work of a time centuries past and an interview with a person who holds fake press conferences. The issue is a hardcover book, with a cover designed by Elizabeth Kairys, and contains over three hundred pages of new writing." SIGNED by Eggers on the title page. Contributors include Gilbert Sorrentino, Rick Moody, Darin Strauss, Aleksandar Hemon, Samantha Hunt, Ben Marcus, Rachel Cohen, J. Robert Lennon, Stephan Chapman, Lawrence Weschler, Darin Strauss and many others. Title page illustrations by Marcel Dzama. Includes a color photograph fold-out section by Tina Barney and other photographs. Notes on contributors. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-971904715.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated yellow boards with a black cloth spine, no dust jacket as issued (a bit of rubbing to the corners of the boards)

    Book ID: 71793
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1991. by [Anthology, signed] Oates, Joyce Carol, editor (Amy Tan and Garrett Hongo, signed; Margaret Atwood, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Joy Williams and others, contributors.)
    [Anthology, signed] Oates, Joyce Carol, editor (Amy Tan and Garrett Hongo, signed; Margaret Atwood, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Joy Williams and others, contributors.)
    THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 1991.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1991. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by TWO contributors: Amy Tan at her essay, 'Mother Tongue' and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Uncommon thus. The sixth in the series. In addition to the contributions by the writers shown above, some other selections are an essay on watching the Miss America pageant with his daughters by Gerald Early, questions of conquest by Mario Vargas Llosa, Counters and cable cars by Stephen Jay Gould and more. Introduction by Oates and brief biographies of the contributors. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-9283.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 61127
    Keywords: anthology, asian, Essays, hawaii
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  • AMERICAN IDENTITIES: CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL VOICES by [Anthology, signed] Pack, Robert and Parini, Jay, editors; Julia Alvarez, Gary Soto, Jacqueline Woodson and Garrett Hongo, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Pack, Robert and Parini, Jay, editors; Julia Alvarez, Gary Soto, Jacqueline Woodson and Garrett Hongo, signed.
    AMERICAN IDENTITIES: CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL VOICES

    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover, NH: Middlebury College Press, 1994. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth of the Breadloaf anthologies - poetry, stories and essays with an introduction by Pack and Parini. This copy is SIGNED by FOUR of the contributors: Julia Alvarez at her poem 'Homecoming'; Gary Soto at "One Last Time;" and by Jacqueline Woodson at "Autobiography of a Family Photo" and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Among the 40 contributors are Julia Alvarerez, Pinckney Benedict, Larry Brown, Melvin Dixon, Michael Dorris, Garett Hongo, Robert Houston, Erica Jong, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Mariani, Linda Pastan, Gay Talese, Richard Rodriguez, Julia Ortiz Cofer, Ron Powers, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Shulman, Gary Soto, Gore Vidal, Terry Tempest Williams, and Clara Yu. Notes on the contributors, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-87451-6412.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 42566
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  • AMERICAN IDENTITIES: CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL VOICES by [Anthology, signed] Pack, Robert and Parini, Jay, editors; Julia Alvarez, James Atlas, Erica Jong, Gary Soto, Ishmael Reed and Garrett Hongo, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Pack, Robert and Parini, Jay, editors; Julia Alvarez, James Atlas, Erica Jong, Gary Soto, Ishmael Reed and Garrett Hongo, signed.
    AMERICAN IDENTITIES: CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL VOICES

    Edition: First printing.

    Hanover, NH: Middlebury College Press, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth of the Breadloaf anthologies - poetry, stories and essays with an introduction by Pack and Parini. This copy is SIGNED by SIX contributors: Julia Alvarez at her poem 'Homecoming'; James Atlas at 'Chicago Highbrow, Erica Jong at 'How I Got to Be Jewish,' Ishmael Reed at 'Distant Cousins,' Gary Soto at "One Last Time' and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Among the 40 contributors are Julia Alvarerez, Pinckney Benedict, Larry Brown, Melvin Dixon, Michael Dorris, Garett Hongo, Robert Houston, Erica Jong, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Mariani, Linda Pastan, Gay Talese, Richard Rodriguez, Julia Ortiz Cofer, Ron Powers, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Shulman, Gary Soto, Gore Vidal, Terry Tempest…

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    Hanover, NH: Middlebury College Press, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth of the Breadloaf anthologies - poetry, stories and essays with an introduction by Pack and Parini. This copy is SIGNED by SIX contributors: Julia Alvarez at her poem 'Homecoming'; James Atlas at 'Chicago Highbrow, Erica Jong at 'How I Got to Be Jewish,' Ishmael Reed at 'Distant Cousins,' Gary Soto at "One Last Time' and Garrett Hongo at "Kubota." Among the 40 contributors are Julia Alvarerez, Pinckney Benedict, Larry Brown, Melvin Dixon, Michael Dorris, Garett Hongo, Robert Houston, Erica Jong, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Mariani, Linda Pastan, Gay Talese, Richard Rodriguez, Julia Ortiz Cofer, Ron Powers, Ishmael Reed, Sarah Shulman, Gary Soto, Gore Vidal, Terry Tempest Williams, and Clara Yu. Notes on the contributors, 373 pp. ISBN: 0-87451-6412.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 29059
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  • WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times. by [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    [Anthology - signed] Smiley, Jane, introduction.
    WRITERS ON WRITING, VOLUME II: More Collected Essays from the New York Times.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P.…

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    New York: Time Books / Henry Holt, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - More than 40 contemporary writers explore the literary life in a this collection of inspiring essays. "The pieces ranges from taciturn, hilarious advice for aspiring writers to thoughtful, soul-wrenching reflections on writing in the midst of national tragedy. William Kennedy talks about the intersecting lives of real and imagined Albany politics; Susan Isaacs reveals her nostalgia for a long-retired protaganist; and Elmore Leonard offers pithy rules for letting the writing, and not the writer, take charge." Other contributors include Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Geraldine Brooks, Frank Conroy, Chitra Divakaruni, Allegra Goodman, Kathryn Harrison, Mary Karr, Elinor Lipman, David Mamet, Patrick McGrath, Arthur Miller, P. J. ORourke, Ann Patchett, Anna Quinlan, James Sallis, Amy Tan, and Edmund White. Introduction by Jane Smiley. SIGNED by TWO authors at their essays: Ann Beattie and David Shields. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-805073612.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (checkmark on the table of contents for the essay by Allegra Goodman and marginal notations in the essay itself, but otherwise a tight and clean copy).

    Book ID: 77529
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  • BAD GIRLS: 26 Writers Misbehave. by [Anthology, signed] Sussman, Ellen, editor; Ann Hood and Pam Houston, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Sussman, Ellen, editor; Ann Hood and Pam Houston, signed.
    BAD GIRLS: 26 Writers Misbehave.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2007). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An anthology of essays by women writers with an uncommon premise. As Sussman states: "I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone....I behave badly because I can." and she invited 25 other "bad girls" to share their stories. SIGNED by THREE authors - INSCRIBED on the title page by Sussman and SIGNED by Ann Hood at her essay "Lying" and by Pam Houston at "Executrix." Also includes essays by Elizabeth Benedict, Mary Roach, Kim Addonizio, Susan Straight, M. J. Rose and more. Notes on contributors. 304 pp. ISBN: 978-0393064636.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 75492
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  • PLAYING AFTER DARK. by Ascher, Barbara L.
    Ascher, Barbara L.
    PLAYING AFTER DARK.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987). The author's first collection of essays - mostly succinct and to the point - on love, motherhood, middle age, on writers (including a visit with Eudora Welty) and more. Although written many years ago, her essay on "Unborn Baby Roe" reminds us of what it was like to be a young girls in the years before Roe vs Wade. 147 pp. ISBN: 0-060971126.

    Condition: Very near fine (appears unread, usual toning to pages)

    Book ID: 82055
    Keywords: Essays, women authors
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  • GOLD: The Final Science Fiction Collection. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    GOLD: The Final Science Fiction Collection.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperPrism / Harper and Collins, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published posthumously, this is the last science fiction collection from this great author. It contains 15 stories previously unpublished in book form and "centers around the powerful tale of a writer who gambles everything on a chance at immortality" Also includes many previously uncollected essays about the craft of science fiction. 345 pp. ISBN: 0-06105206X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 80163
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    THE PLANET THAT WASN'T.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 12th collection of essays - a combination of random thoughts, speculations, arguments and notions, on astronomy, chemistry, biology, the future of man, the non-existent canals on Mars, ozone and freon, Isaac Newton and rainbows and much more - originally published in magazine format between 1974 and 1976. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385-11687X.

    Condition: Very good- in a good only dust jacket (some underlining - most in pencil - and random notations, dj has edgewear, loss of about 1 cm at top of spine, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 33399
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    THE PLANET THAT WASN'T.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - His 12th collection of essays - a combination of random thoughts, speculations, arguments and notions, on astronomy, chemistry, biology, the future of man, the non-existent canals on Mars, ozone and freon, Isaac Newton and rainbows and much more - originally published in magazine format between 1974 and 1976. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-385-11687X.

    Condition: Very good- in a good only dust jacket (some underlining - most in pencil - and random notations, dj has edgewear, loss of about 1 cm at top of spine, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 68745
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  • APPLES AND ORANGES: In Praise of Comparisons. by Asscher, Maarten.
    Asscher, Maarten.
    APPLES AND ORANGES: In Praise of Comparisons.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    San Francisco: Four Winds Press, (2015). First edition - A collection of essays which maintains that comparisons can be the highest form of argument, using "examples drawn from classical to contemporary history, art, and literature: Hamlet in Ithaca and Telemachus in Elsinore, the Mediterranean and the North Sea, writing from a prison cell and writing from a room at home, the 'suicide; of Primo Levi and Japanese Kamikaze pilots. . [He] demonstrates how the comparative method can provide insight not only into two subjects simultaneously, but also into fundamental issues they may have in common." Translated from the Dutch by Brian Doyle-Du Breuil. Issued as a trade paperback original. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80365
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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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  • Auchincloss, Louis.
    PIONEERS AND CARETAKERs: A Study of Nine American Women Novelists

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, (1955) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays which focus on the work of 9 major American women writers of the late 19th and 20th centuries - Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford, Carson McCullers, and Mary McCarthy - in their dual roles as conservationists of American culture and as literary pioneers. Index. 202 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a good dustjacket (some rubbing to the dj, price-clipped).

    Book ID: 85021
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  • [Auster, Paul] Barone, Dennis, editor.
    BEYOND THE RED NOTEBOOK: Essays on Paul Auster.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collection of essays about Paul Auster, a postmodern novelist - the first to be devoted to his work. 203 pp. with works cited, a selected bibliography of Auster's works and index. ISBN: 0-8122-33174.

    Condition: Fine (as new) in, appropriately, red cloth, no dj as issued.

    Book ID: 26449
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  • CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS: Literary Views and Reviews, 1953-1977. by Balakian, Nona (1918-1991)
    Balakian, Nona (1918-1991)
    CRITICAL ENCOUNTERS: Literary Views and Reviews, 1953-1977.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Collects a quarter-century of essays and reviews by this writer who served as the reviewer and editor for the NY Times, and was a founder of the National Book Critics Circle. Among the authors whose works are discussed is T. S. Eliot, Joyce Carol Oates, Carson McCuller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, J. D. Salinger, Eudora Welty and more. In addition, she discusses trends in modern literature from the claimed decline in mass markets to the vibrant alternate printing culture, and gives some insight into her own career. Includes a long introduction written for this book. 250 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81677
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  • Ballard, J. G.
    A USER'S GUIDE TO THE MILLENNIUM: Essays and Reviews.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Picador, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Witty and revealing essays on a variety of topics. ISBN: 0-312-144407.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19479
    Keywords: Essays
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