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  • THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES. by Abe, Kobo
    Abe, Kobo
    THE WOMAN IN THE DUNES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1991). One of the most important Japanese novels of the 20th century, this is reminiscent of Kafka's works. An amateur entomologist wanders into a remote seaside village in pursuit of a rare beetle, and is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he discovers that he is a prisoner and his only companion is a young widow, a pariah in the poor community, who the villagers have condemned to a life of shoveling back the ever-encroaching dunes that threaten to bury the town. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. Illustrated with drawings by Machi Abe. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-679733787.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 84064
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  • NIETZSCHE'S NEW SEAS: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics by Gillespie, Michael Allen & Tracy B.Strong, editors.
    Gillespie, Michael Allen & Tracy B.Strong, editors.
    NIETZSCHE'S NEW SEAS: Explorations in Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Politics

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A sample of essays from Germany, France and the US available for the first time in English - the editors have "brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines - philosophy, history, literary criticism, and musicology - and from schools of thought that differ both methodologically and ideologically. The contributors - Karsten Harries, Robert Pippin, Eugen Fink, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Kurt Paul Janz, Sarah Kofman, Jean-Michel Rey - take a new approach to Nietzsche, one that begins with the claim that his enigmatic utterances can best be understood by examining the style or structure of his thought." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page by BOTH editors to…

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    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1988) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A sample of essays from Germany, France and the US available for the first time in English - the editors have "brought together scholars from a variety of disciplines - philosophy, history, literary criticism, and musicology - and from schools of thought that differ both methodologically and ideologically. The contributors - Karsten Harries, Robert Pippin, Eugen Fink, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Kurt Paul Janz, Sarah Kofman, Jean-Michel Rey - take a new approach to Nietzsche, one that begins with the claim that his enigmatic utterances can best be understood by examining the style or structure of his thought." INSCRIBED and signed on the title page by BOTH editors to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Notes on contributors, index. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-226293785.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67693
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  • MARTIN HEIDEGGER, BASIC WRITINGS: From Being and Time (1927) to the Task of Thinking (1964), by Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); edited by David Farrell Krell.
    Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); edited by David Farrell Krell.
    MARTIN HEIDEGGER, BASIC WRITINGS: From Being and Time (1927) to the Task of Thinking (1964),

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Includes ten pieces, selected both to provide an introduction to Heidegger's writing and for being particularly throught-provoking: six complete essays, two uncut excepts and two abridged pieces, four of them in translations especially prepared for this volume. Edited and with a preface, general introduction an introduction to each selection by David Krell. INSCRIBED by editor David Farrell Krell to the late noted Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens, on the half title page, and dated in 1996.Suggestions for further study. xvi, 397 pp. ISBN: 0-06063846X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, some wear to the upper edge of the dj) .

    Book ID: 80476
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  • Hesse, Hermann.
    STEPPENWOLF.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Bantam, (1971.). The best known work of this Nobel prize winning author - one that has spoken to generations of young people. Translated by Basil Creighton. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-553-04789.

    Condition: Very good (some wear to covers, but a tight copy.)

    Book ID: 43918
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  • NIHILISM: A Philosophical Essay. by Rosen, Stanley (1929-1914)
    Rosen, Stanley (1929-1914)
    NIHILISM: A Philosophical Essay.

    Edition: First printing.

    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second (and probably most influential) book, an attack on contemporary philosophical and political nihilism. The book begins by reflecting on the consequences of the separation of the conception of reason from the conception of good in modern rationalism, which took the value-neutral science of mathematics as its model. It follows from this separation that reason can say nothing about its own goodness, or that the assertion of goodness is necessarily non-rational. However, he argues forcefully for the goodness of reason, and suggests a return to the ideas of Plato. Rosen is noted in his writings as relying as much as possible on non-technical language…

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    New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1969. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - His second (and probably most influential) book, an attack on contemporary philosophical and political nihilism. The book begins by reflecting on the consequences of the separation of the conception of reason from the conception of good in modern rationalism, which took the value-neutral science of mathematics as its model. It follows from this separation that reason can say nothing about its own goodness, or that the assertion of goodness is necessarily non-rational. However, he argues forcefully for the goodness of reason, and suggests a return to the ideas of Plato. Rosen is noted in his writings as relying as much as possible on non-technical language - this "reflects his conviction that ordinary experience is the basis of the intelligibility of philosophy." SIGNED on the title page. Uncommon in the first edition, and especially so signed. 241 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (name on front endpaper, some very light spots of foxing on the last few pages, but overall a very tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 66997
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  • NAUSEA. by Sartre, Jean Paul.
    Sartre, Jean Paul.
    NAUSEA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: New Classic Series / New Directions, (1949) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in French in 1938, and first published in the UK in 1949, this novel became one of the most important of the post-war era, and introduced existentialism to a broad audience. Translated from French by Lloyd Alexander. Number 35 in the New Classics series, in an iconic Alvin Lustig dust jacket (James Laughlin described the effect of these dust jackets: "About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketed in a very conservative, "booky", way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately, they began to move.") Sartre, of course, is also…

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    New York: New Classic Series / New Directions, (1949) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in French in 1938, and first published in the UK in 1949, this novel became one of the most important of the post-war era, and introduced existentialism to a broad audience. Translated from French by Lloyd Alexander. Number 35 in the New Classics series, in an iconic Alvin Lustig dust jacket (James Laughlin described the effect of these dust jackets: "About eight books were in print before Lustig came into the picture. They were jacketed in a very conservative, "booky", way. Sales were pretty dreary. Then we brightened the books up with the Lustig covers. Immediately, they began to move.") Sartre, of course, is also notorious for turning down a Nobel award. The earliest copies of these books were printed in England, as this one was, and they were slightly larger in format, measuring 7 7/16 inches tall, 5 inches wide. 238 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in gray cloth with the Lustig illustration in black and sage green in a very good dustjacket (toning to the endpapers, lower corner of front cover bumped, and chipping to the top of the spine of the dj) Original price of $2.50 still present.

    Book ID: 68118
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  • SARTRE: THE RADICAL CONVERSION. by [Sartre, Jean Paul] Sheridan, James F.Jr.
    [Sartre, Jean Paul] Sheridan, James F.Jr.
    SARTRE: THE RADICAL CONVERSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A refutation of the criticism that Sartre's later works are a betrayal of the existentialism he had earlier expoused. INSCRIBED by the author James Sheridan on the title page to the noted book collector Larry Owens "with my appreciation for your interest in things Sartrean" Notes. xii, 168 pp. ISBN: 0-82140055X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 68057
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  • Sartre, Jean-Paul.
    THE WORDS.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition.

    New York: George Braziller, (1965.). Hardcover - Literary autobiography of this existentialist writer. Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. 255 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth (bookplate), no dust jacket,

    Book ID: 20910
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  • THE WAR DIARIES OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: November 1939 - March 1940. by Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)
    Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980)
    THE WAR DIARIES OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE: November 1939 - March 1940.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - Notebooks kept by a young Jean-Paul Sartre when he was a mobilized reservist in Alsace, during the so-called Phoney War, and only discovered forty years later. Sartre was a French existentialist philosopher, writer and activist, who refused the Nobel Prize in literature he was awarded in 1964. Translated from the French and with an introduction by Quintin Hoare.Index. xix, 306 pp. ISBN: 0-394538137.

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

    Book ID: 69070
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