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Carver, Raymond.
No Heroics, Please: Uncollected Writings.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. This is the only hardcover edition. The US edition was a paperback original. This posthumous collection features five uncollected short stories, a fragment of an unpublished novel "The Augustine Notebook", nineteen poems, a section called 'Occasions', Introductions, Book Reviews, and an essay and a meditation.

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Hemingway, Ernest.
By-Line: Ernest Hemingway. Selected Articles and Dispatches of Four Decades.
A Near Fine copy with a discreet owner's name on flyleaf in a Very Good unclipped dust jacket with two closed edge tears and a hint of wear to the spine extremities. The 79 journalistic pieces collected here span his writing career for the Toronto Star in the 1920s through his post WWII years. Spanning the years 1920 to 1956, this comprehensive collection shows Hemingway's work as a reporter, from correspondent for the Toronto Star to contributor to Esquire, Colliers, and Look. As fledgling reporter, war correspondent, and seasoned journalist, Hemingway provides access to a range of experiences, including vivid eyewitness accounts of the Spanish Civil War and World War II. By-Line: Ernest Hemingway offers a glimpse into the world behind the popular fiction of one of America's greatest writers.

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McMurtry, Larry.
Film Flam: Essays on Hollywood.
A Fine copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. This copy is signed by McMurtry in his later abrupt hand. In Film Flam, McMurtry takes a funny, original, and penetrating look at the movie industry and gives us the truth about the moguls, fads, flops, and box-office hits. With successful movies and television miniseries made from several of his novels -- Terms of Endearment, The Last Picture Show, Lonesome Dove, and Hud -- McMurtry writes with an outsider's irony of the industry and an insider's experience. In these essays he illuminates the plight of the screenwriter, cuts a clean, often hilarious path through the excesses of film reviewing, and takes on some of the worst trends in the industry: the decline of the Western, the disappearance of love in the movies, and the quality of the stars themselves. From his recollections of the day Hollywood entered McMurtry's own life as he ate meat loaf in Fort Worth to the pleasures he found in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel,

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Stegner, Wallace.
Marking The Sparrow's Fall: Wallace Stegner's American West. Essays.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. This posthumous collection features fifteen of Stegner's essays on the West that have never before been published in book form, along with several pieces that have been published in somewhat different form. Most of these pieces were written with an eye toward educating the reader in the historical and ecological value of the western landscape. Stegner visits Lake Powell, the 200-mile-long result of damming Glen Canyon on the Colorado River; travels down the backwoods of Utah and Saskatchewan; and wanders through western ghost towns. Regardless the topic, each magical piece of writing collected here reveals the stylistic grace, humorous outlook, and intellectual rigor that earned Stegner his enormous readership and fame. Also included is Stegner's little known novella "Genesis."

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Stegner, Wallace.
One Way to Spell Man: Essays with a Western Bias.
a Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with edge wear to spine. In these 16 essays, the award-winning Stegner addresses a wide variety of subject focused on the West and writers of the West. He examines the mechanics of fiction writing, discusses the over use of four letter words, addresses the concept of regional culture and Canadian identity, and provides a personal consideration of three prominent western novels: The Virginian, The Ox-Bow Incident and The Big Sky.

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Steinbeck, John; Shillinglaw, Susan (editor); Benson, Jackson J. (editor).
John Steinbeck: America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. No remainder mark as is common with this title. This collection brings together for the first time over fifty of Steinbeck's finest essays and journalistic pieces that otherwise have remained out of print and have not previously appeared in a single volume.

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[African American Literature] Ellison, Ralph.
Going to the Territory: Essays.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with just a hint of sunning that does not diminish the title. Review copy with publisher's promotional material laid-in. This collection features essays, lectures reminiscences and interviews published over two decades and show Ellison's range of thought and interest on morality, intellectual and emotional currents, elitist and popular values, the King's English, the Southern mystique, the works or Romare Bearden, Duke Ellington, and Richard Wright. Ellison writes with an uncommon clarity, and is a formidable talent in American literature.

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[Author Reading] Hemingway, Ernest reading.
Ernest Hemingway Reading: Notes by Mary Hemingway & A.E. Hotchner.
A Near Fine record in a Very Good sleeve . This vinyl record contain readings by Hemingway recorded over the years 1948-1961 at various locations. This record includes Hemingway reading: The Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech; Second Poem to Mary; In Harry's Bar in Venice; The Fifth Column; Work in Progress; and Saturday Night at the Whorehouse in Billings, Montana.

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[Cultural Essays] Benjamin, Walter.
Radio Benjamin. Edited by Lecia Rosenthal.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode.

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[Essays] Ellison, Ralph.
Shadow & Act: Essays.
A Near Fine copy in a Fine extremely bright unclipped dust jacket. This copy is from the library of noted film director George Cukor with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Not only is Ellison a great writer of fiction but he truly excels as an essayist as he displays in this fine collection of some of his best work in a non-fiction role. He is one of the most cogent and articulate writers in the arena of ideas and assessments of culture and the arts.

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[Essays] Herbert, Zbigniew.
Still Life With A Bridle: Essays and Apocryphas. :
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. The Polish poet here devotes his talent for observation to the essay form. This collection includes: Delta; The Price of Art; The Bitter Smell of Tulips; Gerard Terborch: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie; Still Life with a Bridle; The Nonheroic Subject; plus 10 apocryphas (unauthorized writings that would not be included in the New Testament.) Poet of the historical, the philosophical, the political, the individual, Herbert's sparse, carefully-crafted lines and ironic tonality earned him an international reputation. At the time of his death in 1998 at age 73, he was called by the poet Robert Hass, "one of the most influential European poets of the last half-century, and perhaps—even more than his contemporaries Czeslaw Milosz and Wislawa Szymborska—the defining Polish poet of the post-war years."

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[Literary Criticism] Cowley, Malcolm.
A Many-Windowed House: Collected Essays on American Writers and American Writing.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus dust jacket with a short edgetear and light edgewear. This volume by notedliterary critic and historian Malcolm Cowley collects 14 essays on and assessments of Hawthorne, Whitman, Horatio Alger, Hnery James, Lafcadio Hearn, Sherwood Anderson, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, and Robert Frost.

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[Literary Criticism] Cowley, Malcolm.
A Second Flowering: Works and Days of the Lost Generation.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. During World War I Malcolm Cowley was a reporter from the front for The Pittsburgh Gazette and an American Field Service ambulance driver along with Hemingway, Cummings and so many other "lost generation" writers. After the war, he returned to Paris and rubbed shoulders among the American literary artist expatriates in 1920's Paris. The book consists of eleven chapters: two bookend chapters set up and sum up this generational literary era (I.The Other War as the alpha and XI.Taps for the Lost Generation as the omega), seven chapters each are devoted to well-known writers (be they mainly poets such as Cummings or Crane or chiefly novelists such as Faulkner and Fitzgerald) and Hemingway receives two chapters--one focusing on the young writer of the Paris years and the penultimate chapter extolling the virtues of the Old Lion during the later period of his career.

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[Literary Criticism] Cowley, Malcolm.
A Second Flowering: Works and Days of the Lost Generation.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine, price-clipped dust jacket. During World War I Malcolm Cowley was a reporter from the front for The Pittsburgh Gazette and an American Field Service ambulance driver along with Hemingway, Cummings and so many other "lost generation" writers. After the war, he returned to Paris and rubbed shoulders among the American literary artist expatriates in 1920's Paris. The book consists of eleven chapters: two bookend chapters set up and sum up this generational literary era (I.The Other War as the alpha and XI.Taps for the Lost Generation as the omega), seven chapters each are devoted to well-known writers (be they mainly poets such as Cummings or Crane or chiefly novelists such as Faulkner and Fitzgerald) and Hemingway receives two chapters--one focusing on the young writer of the Paris years and the penultimate chapter extolling the virtues of the Old Lion during the later period of his career.

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[Literary Criticism] Cowley, Malcolm.
The Literary Situation.
A Near Fine copy with some offsetting to front pastedown & flyleaf in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Malcolm Cowley is one of the pre-eminent 20th Century literary critics and literary historians who was part of the Lost Generation of writers and has written extensively primarily on his American contemporaries. The pieces collected in this volume include: The New Age of the Rhetoricians; War Novel: Afer Two Wars; The "New" Fiction: A Tidy Room in Bedlam; Critics over Novelists; Naturalism: No Teacup Tragedies; Cheap Book for the Millions; Hardbacks or Paperbacks? A Natural History of the American Writer; The Next Fifty Years in American Literature.

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[Literary Criticism] Geismar, Maxwell.
Rebels and Ancestors. 1890-1915: An Age of Intellectual Liberation reflected in the American Novel.
A Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket with some edgewear to spine and shallow chipping to edges. A "Complimentary Copy" slip from the publisher tipped in on the front paste down. In this critical study of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow and Thoedore Dreiser, Maxwell Geismar covers the years of ferment between 1890 and 1915, a period of changing trends and attitudes and of intellectual liberation as illustrated in the works and lives of these five authors. These are solid and definitive studies of significant writers and of the shifting facets if their temperaments, the central themes of their work and the conflicts of the environment..

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[Literary Criticism] Geismar, Maxwell.
Rebels and Ancestors: A Critical Study.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good Plus, price clipped dust jacket with some age darkening to spine. In this critical study of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Jack London, Ellen Glasgow and Thoedore Dreiser, Maxwell Geismar covers the years of ferment between 1890 and 1915, a period of changing trends and attitudes and of intellectual liberation as illustrated in the works and lives of these five authors. These are solid and definitive studies of significant writers and of the shifting facets if their temperaments, the central themes of their work and the conflicts of the environment..

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[Literary Essays] Anderson, Sherwood.
No Swank: Essays.
A Near Fine tight copy with two lightly bumped corners in a Near Fine glassine tissue Jacket. This collection of seventeen essays by the author of Winesburg, Ohio features pieces on: Meeting Ring Lardner, Death on a Winter Day, Gertrude Stein, A Man's Mind, Margaret Anderson: Real--Unusual, and Prize Fighters and Authors to name but a few. A very uncommon copy of an uncommon Anderson title.

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[Literary Essays] Anderson, Sherwood.
Perhaps Women: Essays.
A Very Good plus copy with previous owner name on the flyleaf in a Very Good plus dust jacket that has shallow chipping to the head & heel of spine. Uncommon in any kind of jacket. "This little book (of essays)...is an attempt to express in story form, partly in broken verse, partly in opinions ...a growing conviction that modern man is losing his ability to retain his manhood in the face of the modern way of utilizing the maching and that what hope there is for him lies in women." From Anderson's introduction.

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[Literary Essays] Ccowley, Ma;lcolm. Henry Dan Piper editor.
A Many-Windowed House: Collected Essays on American Writers and American Writing.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with just a hint of rubbing to the extremities. Review copy with review slip & author photo laid in. This collection brings together 14 of Cowley's critical essays on the major and a few minor American writers whose impact on American literature Cowley celebrates.

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[Literary Essays] Connolly, Cyril.
The Selected Essays of Cyril Connolly. Edited with an Introduction by Peter Quennell.
A Fine tight copy in a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a lightly sunned spine. Connolly spent his life immersed in literature and the arts and moved among the giants of modernism--James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Huxley, Hemingway, Gide and Ezra Pound. He was the founder of Horizon magazine and one of the foremost editors and critics of his time. This collection features thirty of his essays broken into three sections: Travel, Life and Literature, and Satires and Parodies.

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[Literary Essays] Cowley, Malcolm.
The Flower and the Leaf. A Contemporary Record of American Writing Since 1941. Edited by Donald Faulkner.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. The Flower and the Leaf is a collection of short essays that Cowley wrote between 1941 to the early 1980s. The essays cover many literary topics from: authors, works, intellectual issues, and history. They are personal in tone and Cowley's love for books and writers emanates throughout, even when he is critically analyzing a work or a writer. Some of the writers he discusses: T.S.Eliot, Faulkner, Cheever, Hawthorne, Whitman, Stein, just to name a few; covers the wide ranging landscape of American literature. Not only does Cowley write about his contemporaries (those identified with the lost generation) but also those of more recent times and those writers which defined American writing.

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[Literary Essays] Kazin, Alfred.
Contemporaries: Essays.
A Fine copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped bright dust jacket with some light edge wear to the spine. With this collection of essays, Kazin has produced a critical survey of the modern spirit in literature, featuring over seventy essays including individual studies ranging from Melville, Emerson and Thoreau to James Agee, Saul Bellow and James Baldwin. With obscure concepts increasingly clouding today's literary scene, the frank common sense of critic Alfred Kazin is a relief. Kazin, one of the most influential and widely known American critics, abhors literary sham, and uses the yardstick of reality as the tool of his criticism. This collection spans literature from the Romantics to the present, and Kazin deals with the American writers of the classic tradition - Melville, Emerson, Thoreau; he evaluates the Continental writers.

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[Literary Essays] Lewis, C.S.
Selected Literary Essays.
A Near Fine copy with an ink line to the fore-edge in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with two closed snags to the spine. Selected Literary Essays includes over twenty of C. S. Lewis’s most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed in this volume range from Chaucer to Kipling, from "The literary impact of the authorized version" to "Psycho-analysis and literary criticism," to Shakespeare and Bunyan, and Sir Walter Scott and William Morris. Common to each essay, however, are the lively wit, the distinctive forthrightness, and the discreet erudition which characterize Lewis's best critical writing. Other works included in this uncommon collection are essays on John Donne, Jane Austen, Shelley, Dryden & Eliot, William Morris, Kipling, and other broader topics.

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[Literary History] Geismar, Maxwell.
Writers in Crisis: The American Novel Between Two Wars.
A Near Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with fading to the spine. Geismar assesses the impact of the social pressures that were at work on the literary output of six of America's most influential writers in the years between the two world wars. Geismar shows how the works of Dos Passos, Steinbeck, Lardner, Wolfe, Faulkner & Hemingway influenced and were influenced by American life in the 1920s and 1930s.

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[Literary History].
After the Genteel Tradition: American Writers 1910-1930. Edited By Malcolm Cowley.
A Very Good plus, tight copy with a sticker shadow on the flyleaf in a Very Good plus, price clipped dust jacket with some age darkening. First published in 1937, this volume was the first complete study of the rebel generation of American writers who emerged on the literary scene just before the First World War and dominated it until the Depression years. Some of the authors discussed include, Willa Cather, Dreiser, Upton Sinclair, Van Wyck Brooks, Carl Sandburg, Sherwood Anderson, Mencken, Sinclair LEwis, Eugene O'Neill, Jeffers, Millay, Dos Passos, Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe.

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[McMurtry, Larry] Clay Reynolds, Editor.
Taking Stock: A Larry McMurtry Casebook.
A Fine unread copy in Fine, bright dust jacket. This superb collection of forty-one critical essays and reviews on the works of McMurtry is the first comprehensive gathering of studies of the works of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lonesome Dove. 447 pages.

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[Poetry & Prose] Herbert, Zbigniew.
The Collected Poems 1956-1998. The Collected Prose 1948-1998. Both Volumes Translated and Edited by Alissa Valles. Two Volu
Fine tight unread copies in Fine bright unclipped dust jackets. These two volumes bring together Herbert's collected poetry and prose. The poetry volume includes: Chords of Light, Hermes, Dog and Star, Study of the Object, Inscription, Mr. Cogito, Report from a Besieged City, Elegy for the Departure, Rovigo and Epilogue to a Storm. The prose volume includes his four books of nonfiction including: Labryinth on the Sea, Still Life with a Bridle, The King of the Ants, and Barbarian in the Garden. Herbert was a Polish poet, essayist, drama writer and moralist, a member of the Polish resistance movement, Home Army (AK), during World War II. He is one of the best known and the most translated post-war Polish writers. While he was first published in the 1950s (a volume titled String of light was issued in 1956), soon after he voluntarily ceased submitting most of his works to official Polish government publications. He resumed publication in the 1980s, initially in the underground press. Although Herbert's purpose as a poet and the subjects of his writing are serious, he mixes humor and satire effectively. "The most distinctive quality of Herbert's imagination," Laurence Lieberman writes in Poetry, "is his power to invest impish fantasy, mischievously tender nonsense, with the highest seriousness. His humorous fantasy is the armor of a superlatively healthy mind staving off political oppression. Fantasy is an instrument of survival: it is the chief weapon in a poetry arsenal which serves as a caretaker for the individual identity, a bulwark against the mental slavery of the totalitarian church and state."

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[Poetry Essays] Gallagher, Tess.
A Concert of Tenses: Essays on Poetry.
A Fine tight copy in grey cloth boards without dust jacket as Issued. This collection brings together fifteen of poet Tess Gallagher's essays on poetry, writing, and fellow poets.

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