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  • HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: EUROPEAN WITNESS. by [Andersen, Hans Christian] Binding, Paul.
    [Andersen, Hans Christian] Binding, Paul.
    HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN: EUROPEAN WITNESS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New Haven: Yale University Press, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first work in English to examine the entire body of Andersen's writings, his extensive travels, and to place his work in the context of European literature. Frontispiece, extensive notes, index. ix, 482 pp. ISBN: 978-0300169232.

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

    Book ID: 72390
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  • IN MEMORY YET GREEN. The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954. by Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992)
    Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992)
    IN MEMORY YET GREEN. The Autobiography of Isaac Asimov, 1920-1954.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first autobiography by this prolific science fiction writer, who was also a child prodigy and a renowned professor. This covers his childhood, education and early years as a writer. Photographs, index. 732 pp. ISBN: 0-385-13679x.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (binding tight and straight, dj is price clipped, has some light creasing to upper edge, few very small nicks at top of spine - better condition than this this book is usually found.)

    Book ID: 54269
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  • SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL. by [Bell, Vanessa] Marler, Regina, editor.
    [Bell, Vanessa] Marler, Regina, editor.
    SELECTED LETTERS OF VANESSA BELL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes more than 300 previously unpublished letters of Vanessa Bell, the older sister of Virginia Woolf, a well-known painter and and an important figure in the Bloomsbury circle. Biographical introduction and chronology by Marler, Photographs. Sources, selected bibliography, index. xxxix, 593 pp. ISBN: 0-679-41939X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58220
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  • "ISAK DINESEN" AND KAREN BLIXEN: The Mask and the Reality. by [Dinesen, Isak] Hannah, Donald.
    [Dinesen, Isak] Hannah, Donald.
    "ISAK DINESEN" AND KAREN BLIXEN: The Mask and the Reality.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A critical study of Dinesen's work, which examines her art as a "reflection of her life." Frontispiece portrait, appendix ("The Revenge of Truth"), bibliography, and index. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-39447600X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spine somewhat slanted, dj price-clipped)

    Book ID: 73273
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  • RADCLYFFE HALL A Life in the Writing. by [Hall, Radclyffe] Dellamora, Richard.
    [Hall, Radclyffe] Dellamora, Richard.
    RADCLYFFE HALL A Life in the Writing.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2011.). First edition - As the most famous lesbian novel ever written 'The Well of Loneliness' has ecliped the overall writings of Hall. This book offers us "the first full look at the entire range of Hall's published and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, and autobiography . . to demonstrate how she continually played with the details of her own life to help fashion her own identity as well as to bring into existence a public lesbian culture. .. . [Dellamora] uncovers Hall's involvement with other modes of speculative psychology, including Spiritualism, Theosophy, and an eclectic brand of Christian and Buddhist mysticism. Dellamora's Hall is a woman of complex accommodations, able to reconcile her…

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    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2011.). First edition - As the most famous lesbian novel ever written 'The Well of Loneliness' has ecliped the overall writings of Hall. This book offers us "the first full look at the entire range of Hall's published and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, and autobiography . . to demonstrate how she continually played with the details of her own life to help fashion her own identity as well as to bring into existence a public lesbian culture. .. . [Dellamora] uncovers Hall's involvement with other modes of speculative psychology, including Spiritualism, Theosophy, and an eclectic brand of Christian and Buddhist mysticism. Dellamora's Hall is a woman of complex accommodations, able to reconcile her marriage to Troubridge with her passionate affairs with other women, and her experimental approach to gender and sexuality with her conservative politics and Catholicism. She is . . a figure who has much to contribute to our own efforts to understand transgendered and transsexual existence today." xxii, 309 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56055
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  • [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    IRIS AND HER FRIENDS: A Memoir of Memory and Desire.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A moving and unusual memoir, writtten by Iris Murdoch's husband as she is succumbing to Alzheimer's disease. Photographs. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-395-04856x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31560
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  • ELEGY FOR IRIS. by [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    [Murdoch, Iris] Bayley, John.
    ELEGY FOR IRIS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Picador, (1999.). A moving account of his life with the writer Iris Murdoch, and especially of her last years as she descended into Alzheimers. Basis of the motion picture, Iris, starring Judi Dench. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-312-253826.

    Condition: Good condition.

    Book ID: 47454
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  • CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960 by Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher.
    Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher.
    CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: American Writers in Paris, 1944-1960

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the "second wave" of expatriate American writers who took up residence in Paris between 1944-1960, "some seeking the exciting ambiance of art and the bohemian life that Paris has offered earlier generations, some escaping from racist and materialistic aspects of the United States." Among these writers were Richard Wright, James Baldwin, James Jones, William Styron, Chester Himes, George Plimpton, John Ashbery, Harry Matthews, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Alexander Trocchi, Gregory Corso, Brion Gysin, and William S. Burroughs. This book is an anecdotal account of the friendships and associations the writers formed, the cross-cultural influences they experienced, what they discovered, and what they brought back. Photographs, notes, selected bibliography, index. x,345 pp. ISBN: 0-802113710.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68915
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  • [Twain, Mark] Cooper, Robert.
    AROUND THE WORLD WITH MARK TWAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 100 years after Mark Twain, 59 years old and deeply in debt, set out on a world-wide lecture tour, boarding a night train from Elmira to Cleveland on July 14, 1895, Cooper set out to retrace Twain's footsteps and the result is the first full-length book treatment of this journey since Twain's own. Twain's trip took him across North America and to Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa. Based on journals, letters and newspaper accounts, this is a combinationof travel writing, social history, historiography and biography. Photographs, extensive notes, references, index. 420 pp. ISBN: 1-55970-5221.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (faint embossed stamp of prev owner)

    Book ID: 29106
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