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  • Byatt, A. S.
    PASSIONS OF THE MIND: Selected Writings.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays by this Booker prize winning writer on other writers - Victorians like Robert Browning and George Eliot, modern writers like William Golding, and other women writers ranging from Willa Cather, to Sylvia Plath, Barbara Pym and Georgette Heyer. Notes, index. 332 pp. ISBN: 0-679-405119.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 18376
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  • A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967. by Cohen, Rachel.
    Cohen, Rachel.
    A CHANCE MEETING: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth…

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    London: Jonathan Cape, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual book of over a century of American literary history - "Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between two historical figures. In 1854, Henry James, as a boy, goes with his father to have a daguerreotype made by Mathew Brady. . Sarah Orne Jewett, who in turn is a mentor to Willa Cather. Mark Twain publishes Grants memoirs; W.E.B. Du Bois and his professor William James visit the young Helen Keller; and Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz argue about photography. Later, Hart Crane goes out on the town with Charlie Chaplin; Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston write a play together; Elizabeth Bishop takes Marianne Moore, who was photographed by both Van Vechten and Richard Avedon, to the circus; Avedon and James Baldwin collaborate on a book; John Cage and Marcel Duchamp play chess; and Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell march on the Pentagon in the antiVietnam War demonstration of 1967." Notes, bibliography, index. xvii, 363 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-224072587.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74491
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  • THE END OF THE NOVEL OF LOVE. by Gornick, Vivian.
    Gornick, Vivian.
    THE END OF THE NOVEL OF LOVE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1997.). Essays on books and writers - from Clover Adams (wife of Henry Adams) to Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, Jean Rhys, Andre Dubus, and more. Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. 165 pp. ISBN: 0-8070-62233.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 53101
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  • Lyon, Thomas J., editor. Rudofo A. Anaya and others, contributors.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, November 1988. Volume XXIII (23), Number 3.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1988. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes articles on the myth of Quetxalcoatl by Anaya, on Jack London, James Fenimore Cooper's influence on Karl May and the Indian myths they created, and on recently discovered letters by Willa Cather. Book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan printed wrappers (small piece torn from upper edge of first page).

    Book ID: 32241
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