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Calvino, Italo.
Six Memos for The Next Millenium.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Calvino was one of the world's best storytellers and in 1985 he prepared a series of lectures on the making of literature. Published her for the first time, Calvino pinpoints for future generations the six universal values he believed were critical to the appreciation of literature. These values include: 'lightness', 'quickness', 'exactitude', 'visibility', 'multiplicity' and 'consistency.' Together these memos to writers of the future provide is with Calvino's eloquent 'defense of literature.'

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Fisher, M.F.K.
Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright price-clipped dust jacket. At the age of 21 and newly married, Ms. Fisher arrived in Dijon, the gastronomical capital of France, as Europe was inching its way towards a second world war. She writes affectionately here of her loss of innocence in both life and regarding food and experienced first hand the city's love of excess especially when it comes to food. Her experiences in Dijon would have a lasting effect on her personally and professionally as a writer with a passion for food.

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Garcia Marquez, Gabriel.
The General in His Labyrinth.
A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In this novel, Marquez recuses the great Simon Bolivar from mythology and shows him as the Liberator, the dreamer by a vision of of South America free from Spanish domination. The story is told in the framework of a seven month voyage down the Magdalena River from Bogota to the sea and the pressures Bolivar experienced from war, passion, triumph and treachery.

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Twain, Mark.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.

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[James Joyce] Beckett, Samuel, Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen Eugene Jolas et al.
Our Exagminination Round His Factification for Incamination of Work in Progress.
A Very Good plus copy in plain paper binding with a tiny chip to the front cover fore edge. This is one of a reported 200 copies. This publication by Sylvia Beach through her Shakespeare and Company .is a critical assessment of James Joyce's work in progress Finnegan's Wake. The twelve contributors include Samuel Beckett's first appearance in print Marcel Brion, Frank Budgen, Stuart Gilbert, Eugene Jolas, Victor Llona, Robert McAlmon, Thomas McGreevy, Elliot Paul, John Rodker, Robert Sage, and William Carlos Williams. Included are two letters one of which is reputed to be written by Joyce. Joyce's biographer, Richard Ellmann calls this collection the "first apologia" for "Finnegan's Wake."

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[Literary Magazines] Joost, Nicholas.
Scofield Thayer and The Dial: An Illustrated History.
A Very Good copy in a Good Plus unclipped dust jacket with a long internally tape repaired tear to the front panel, small piece missing from the head of the spine and edge wear. From the end of World War One until the great Crash of 1929, The Dial was the most distinguished monthly literary magazine in the U.S. to champion modern artistic movements. This historical study of the magazine analyises the literary and artistic movements of the twenties and The Dial's impact on those movements.

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[Literature] Joyce, James.
Finnegans Wake.
A Near Fine copy lacking the dust jacket. Joyce's last great work, it is not comprised of many borrowed styles, like Ulysses, but, rather, formulated as one dense, tongue-twisting soundscape. This 'language' is based on English vocabulary and syntax but, at the same time, self-consciously designed to function as a pun machine with an astonishing capacity for resisting singularity of meaning. Announcing a 'revolution of the word', this astonishing book amounts to a powerfully resonant cultural critique - a unique kind of miscommunication which, far from stabilizing the world in meaning, constructs a universe radically unfixed by a wild diversity of possibilities and potentials. It also remains the most hilarious, 'obscene', book of innuendos ever to be imagined.

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