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  • RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture. by Gubar, Susan.
    Gubar, Susan.
    RACECHANGES: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly - and fascinating - exploration of the "legacy of minstrel shows - and of cross-racial impersonations - throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism....[Gubar] discusses whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American use of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John…

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    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A scholarly - and fascinating - exploration of the "legacy of minstrel shows - and of cross-racial impersonations - throughout modern American film, fiction, poetry, painting, photography, and journalism....[Gubar] discusses whites posing as blacks and blacks "passing" for white; blackface on white actors in The Jazz Singer, Birth of a Nation, and other movies, as well as on the faces of black stage entertainers; African-American use of racechange imagery during the Harlem Renaissance, including the poetry of Anne Spencer, the black-and-white prints of Richard Bruce Nugent, and the early work of Zora Neale Hurston; white poets and novelists from Vachel Lindsay and Gertrude Stein to John Berryman and William Faulkner writing as if they were black.... hypersexualized stereotypes of black men" as well as issues like lynching, interracial children, and gay attitudes. Illustrated throughout with many photographs, including an insert of full color reproductions of paintings by Robert Colescott. Notes, list of works cited, index.xxiii, 327 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5110021.

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

    Book ID: 43015
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  • WOMEN WHO LOVE BOOKS TOO MUCH: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings & Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. by Knight, Brenda.
    Knight, Brenda.
    WOMEN WHO LOVE BOOKS TOO MUCH: Bibliophiles, Bluestockings & Prolific Pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley, CA: Conari Press. (2000). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Vicki Leon. INSCRIBED by Author on the half title page "To --- a true bibliophile." . An extensive resource guide. Part History, part pop-culture, and all bookish. Illustrated, index. 274 pp. ISBN: 1-57324-0249.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 53061
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  • THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti. by Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 45967
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  • THE CULT OF POWER: Essays. by Warner, Rex.
    Warner, Rex.
    THE CULT OF POWER: Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, (1946.). Hardcover first edition - A series of essays written at the end of World War II on the cult of power in literature, from the classics to modern writings, from Aeschylus to Dostoievsky, Dickens and Yeats. 155 pp.

    Condition: Very good in original red cloth (no dust jacket, small strip torn off top of front endpaper, some rubbing to the spine.)

    Book ID: 53004
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  • Webb, Eugene.
    THE DARK DOVE; The Sacred and Secular in Modern Literature.

    Edition: First edition.

    Seattle and London University of Washington Press, 1975 dj. Hardcover first edition - Sacred and secular themes in twentieth century literature, focusing on works by Yeats, Mann, Rilke, Stevens, Beckett, Joyce, Nietzsche, Eliot, Auden and Ibsen. Index, bibliography. 280 pages. ISBN: 0-298-953772.

    Condition: Ex-library with a missing front endpaper, few markings, but overall tight and clean in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 17704
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  • Wilentz, Gay.
    BINDING CULTURES: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1992. A study of the writings of Flora Nwapa, Efua Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall with a focus on the bonds between African women and African American women and the cutural values which they evoke in their writings. Notes, bibliography and index. 141 pages. ISBN: 0-253-207142.

    Condition: Fine condition (as new.)

    Book ID: 16316
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