In this section are the 280 literary criticism titles that on our shelves and catalogued as of  January 10, 2011, at Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire. Some definitive works, and scholarly works here. Do take some time browsing, or you may wish to use the find function of your browser to search for the person or topic you seek. To order, just make a note of the Order No(s) you would like, and you can place an order at any time, Thank you, RAY

1. Aden, John M., POPE'S ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS: SATIRE AND POLITICS IN THE EARLY CAREER, Univ. of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, (1978) 1st ed, 218pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870492527 This volume examines Pope's early literary career in terms of the evidence of a steadfast commitment to satire and politics., (Order No: 45093 ), $5.00

2. Aldridge, John W., TALENTS AND TECHNICIANS: LITERARY CHIC AND THE NEW ASSEMBLY-LINE FICTION, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1992) 1st ptg, 162pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) review press release, ISBN 0684187892 Focusing on the current crop of young writers, many of whose reputations were made in a whirl of 1980s media hype, Aldridge determines who will likely survive the test of future critical scrutiny and what they have to say about our world., (Order No: 22046 ), $8.00

3. Allibone, S. Austin, A CRITICAL DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, AND BRITISH AND AMERICAN AUTHORS ... VOLUME I ONLY, Childs & Peterson, Philadelphia, PA, 1859, 1005pp, very good, new brown cloth spine (hardcover), "...Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects." This volume includes: ABB through JYL. Some light foxing throughout, this volume has been rebacked in brown cloth with new endpapers while retaining the original boards., (Order No: 55174 ), $50.00

4. Amarasinghe, Upali, DRYDEN AND POPE IN THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY: A STUDY OF CHANGING LITERARY TASTE, 1800-1830, Cambridge University Press, London, 1962, 244pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Dr. Amarasinghe's book studies the main plank in the platform of the old attitudes: respect for the poetry of Dryden and Pope and the associated values., (Order No: 44994 ), $25.00

5. Anderton, Basil, SKETCHES FROM A LIBRARY WINDOW - ESSAY INDEX REPRINT SERIES, Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, NY, (1968), 182pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), First published in 1923., (Order No: 58763 ), $9.50

6. Archambeau, Robert (edited by), WORD PLAY PLACE: ESSAYS ON THE POETRY OF JOHN MATTHIAS, Swallow Press, Athens, OH, (1998) 1st ptg, 248pp, fine w/fine dustjacket, review press release laid in, This volume introduces the work of this significant American poet to readers previously unfamiliar with it and enriches the reading of those who have long admired it., (Order No: 24297 ), $20.00

7. Atkins, Stuart Pratt, THE TESTAMENT OF WERTHER IN POETRY AND DRAMA, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1949 1st ed, 322pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The author traces the story of Werther to the present day, and shows how the interpretation of Werther reflects both literary and popular notoriety and tireless critical efforts ranging from simple ridicule of the aberrations of enthusiastic or hostile readers to analysis of sources, cultural-historical implications, or aesthetic values., (Order No: 45163 ), $22.50

8. Atkinson, Geoffroy and Keller, Abraham C., PRELUDE TO THE ENLIGHTENMENT: FRENCH LITERATURE, 1690-1740, Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle, WA, (1970), B&W frontis, 221pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume recreates for the modern reader the intellectual atmosphere of France during this period. The authors examine attitudes toward literature and literary questions, changing approaches to reality, and the influence of foreign travel, especially to England, in broadening Frenchmen's horizons., (Order No: 28485 ), $8.50

9. Bailey, Elmer James, THE NOVELS OF GEORGE MEREDITH: A STUDY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1907 1st ed, B&W frontis, 226pp, good+, dark green cloth, teg (hardcover), (Order No: 25503 ), $15.00

10. Baker, Robert S., THE DARK HISTORIC PAGE: SOCIAL SATIRE AND HISTORICISM IN THE NOVELS OF ALDOUS HUXLEY, 1921-1939, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, (1982) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 250pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0299089401 The author traces the complex development of Aldous Huxley's concepts of history, theory of romanticism, and views of art history during the 1920s and 1930s., (Order No: 25983 ), $14.50

11. Barksdale, E. C., THE DACHA AND THE DUCHESS, Philosophical Library, New York, (1974), B&W diagrams, 144pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An application of Levi-Strauss's theory of myth in human creativity to works of nineteenth-century Russian novelists., (Order No: 26527 ), $10.00

12. Barthelme, Donald, AMATEURS, Routledge & Kegal Paul, London, (1977), 184pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 071008742X Series of short sketches., (Order No: 35689 ), $8.00

13. Bawer, Bruce, DIMINISHING FICTIONS: ESSAYS ON THE MODERN AMERICAN NOVEL AND ITS CRITICS, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN, (1988) 1st ptg, 336pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) couple underlinings, ISBN 1555971091 Essays in which Bawer considers some of the most significant modern and contemporary novels and literary issues, placing them in the context of art and culture., (Order No: 38136 ), $7.50

14. Bedrosian, Margaret, THE MAGICAL PINE RING: CULTURE AND THE IMAGINATION IN ARMENIAN/AMERICAN LITERATURE, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, (1991) 1st ptg, 249pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814323391 Examines the continuing effect of Armenian history of Armenian-American writing. Using the work of ten Armenina-American poets and fiction and non-fiction writers, the author shows the continuing impacts on Armenian Americnas of cultural symbols, myths, and attitudes carried over from the Old World, and explores the ways in which two cultures meet, conflict, and become integrated in the imagination., (Order No: 55154 ), $15.00

15. Bellringer, Alan W. and Jones, C. B. (editors), THE VICTORIAN SAGES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF PROSE, Dent, London, (1975), 241pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874715539 This anthology aims to dispel the image of the Victorian age as one of conservatism, stability and certainty by showing that the Victorians were struggling with the same problems that confront us today, and with no less urgency and commitment., (Order No: 14684 ), $14.50

16. Belsey, Andrew and Chadwick, Ruth (edited by), ETHICAL ISSUES IN JOURNALISM AND THE MEDIA, Routledge, London and New York, (1992), 179pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0415069270 This book examines the ethical concepts which lie at the heart of journalism, including freedom, democracy, truth, objectivity, honesty and privacy., (Order No: 57018 ), $25.00

17. Berke, Roberta, BOUNDS OUT OF BOUNDS: A COMPASS FOR RECENT AMERICAN AND BRITISH POETRY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1981, 203pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) some spotting on cloth covers, ISBN 0195028724 In this lively survey of American and British poetry from 1950 to the present, prizewinning poet Roberta Berke presents perceptive guidelines for understanding contemporary poetry., (Order No: 39078 ), $7.50

18. Berry, Reginald, A POPE CHRONOLOGY, G. K. Hall & Co., Boston, MA, (1988), 221pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081618951X This volume outlines the important events in the poet's personal and professional life by extracting facts and clues from a fascinating array of documents including letters, journals, and the most recent scholarship., (Order No: 45087 ), $5.00

19. Bibolotti, Benigno (introduction by Rudolph Schuller), MOSETENO VOCABULARY AND TREATISES, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1917, 141pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59090 ), $12.50

20. Birkerts, Sven, AMERICAN ENERGIES: ESSAYS ON FICTION, William Morrow and Company, New York, (1992) 1st ed, 415pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0688106129 In these essays, Birkerts evaluates the postmodern literary scene and the effect the media, especially television, have had on the way we think and write., (Order No: 34406 ), $8.50

21. Birkerts, Sven (edited by), TOLSTOY'S DICTAPHONE - TECHNOLOGY AND THE MUSE, Graywolf Press, Saint Paul, MN, (1996) 1st ptg, 261pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1555972489 A number of literary writers relate to the editor how they were reacting to technological innovations of our day., (Order No: 50368 ), $5.00

22. Blackall, Eric A., GOETHE AND THE NOVEL, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1976), 340pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0801409780 The author defines Goethe's achievement as a novelist. At the same time, he assesses Goethe's views on the novel as a form, both in relation to its development during his lifetime and to the ways in which his own novels broadened and transcended the genre., (Order No: 16393 ), $12.00

23. Blagoy, Dmitry, THE SACRED LYRE: ESSAYS ON THE LIFE AND WORK OF ALEXANDER PUSHKIN, Raduga Publishers, Moscow, (1982), 421pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), The author traces Pushkin's connection with the advanced ideas of his time and gives a comprehensive picture of Pushkin's life and his relationships with his friends and his contemporaries, disclosing the causes of his tragic end. The author establishes the connection between Pushkin's heritage and the subsequent development of Russian literature., (Order No: 14061 ), $7.50

24. Blocksidge, Martin, THE SACRED WEAPON: AN INTRODUCTION TO POPE'S SATIRE, The Book Guild Ltd., Sussex, UK, (1993), 236pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 086332830X This study presents a scholarly analysis of Pope's major satirical works, and familiarizes the reader with the purposes of eighteenth century poetry--some of which tend towards the lewd and defamatory., (Order No: 44993 ), $20.00

25. Blythe, Ronald (selected by), THE PLEASURES OF DIARIES: FOUR CENTURIES OF PRIVATE WRITING, Pantheon Books, New York, (1989) 1st Amer, B&W illustrations, 388pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0394580176 The author tempts us with a selection of passages spanning four centuries of self-examination, self-explanation, and self-presentation., (Order No: 33221 ), $7.50

26. Bonadeo, Alfredo, MARK OF THE BEAST: DEATH AND DEGRADATION IN THE LITERATURE OF THE GREAT WAR, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, (1989), 172pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813116805 This study provides a detailed analysis of two basic themes-death and degradation-that mark the literature about The First World War., (Order No: 13725 ), $10.00

27. Bowen, Elizabeth (preface by) and Ryan, A. P. (edited by), CRITICS WHO HAVE INFLUENCED TASTE, Geoffrey Bles Limited Pub., London, (1965), 97pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book comprises a series of twenty-four chapters by well-known writers on critics of the past, from Ben Jonson to D.H. Lawrence., (Order No: 18067 ), $8.50

28. Boys, Richard C., SIR RICHARD BLACKMORE AND THE WITS, Octagon Books, New York, 1969, 152pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), A Study of "Commentary Verses on the Author of the Two Arthurs and the Satyr against Wit" (1700). Originally published in 1949 by the University of Michigan., (Order No: 16207 ), $8.00

29. Branscombe, Peter (edited by), AUSTRIAN LIFE AND LITERATURE 1780-1938: EIGHT ESSAYS, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1978 1st ed, 93pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), This collection of eight essays covers aspects of Austrian life and literature from the time of Joseph II at the end of the 18th century up to the end of the First Republic., (Order No: 11465 ), $12.00

30. Brewer, Wilmon, SHAKESPEARE'S INFLUENCE ON SIR WALTER SCOTT, The Cornhill Publishing Co., Boston, MA, (1925), B&W frontis, 508pp, very good, brown cloth, teg (hardcover), The author examines whatever discoverable effect Shakespeare's life and works have had in the life and literary work of Scott., (Order No: 53997 ), $150.00

31. Brier, Peter, HOWARD MUMFORD JONES: AND THE DYNAMICS OF LIBERAL HUMANISM, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, (1994), 178pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0826209440 The life and thought of Howard Mumford Jones., (Order No: 54522 ), $6.00

32. Broe, Mary Lynn (edited by) (with an afterword by Catharine Stimpson), SILENCE AND POWER: A REEVALUATION OF DJUNA BARNES, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1991) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 424pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0809312557, (Order No: 60528 ), $10.00

33. Brown, Laura, ALEXANDER POPE, Basil Blackwell, New York, (1985), 177pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0631135022 Refusing to accept Pope's version of reality, Laura Brown reads his poems not for what they claim to say, but for what they rationalize away or fail to recognize., (Order No: 44995 ), $20.00

34. Brown, William Edward, A HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD - VOLUME THREE, Ardis Publishers, Ann Arbor, MI, (1986), B&W illustrations, 457pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover) some staining to cloth, Volume 3 only of a 4 volume set. This volume covers Pushkin, Poets of the Zhukovsky School, and the Pushkin Pleiad., (Order No: 50953 ), $25.00

35. Budick, Sanford, DRYDEN AND THE ABYSS OF LIGHT: A STUDY OF RELIGIO LAICI AND THE HIND AND THE PANTHER, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1970, 272pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300013388 Dryden's triumphant response to the threat of religious and aesthetic disintegration which attended the Age of Reason is traced in this study of two works crucial to the poet's canon., (Order No: 44926 ), $20.00

36. Cady, Edwin Harrison and Clark, Harry Hayden, WHITTIER ON WRITERS AND WRITING: THE UNCOLLECTED CRITICAL WRITINGS OF JOHN GREELEAF WHITTIER, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, (1950), 219pp, good, light green paper covered boards (hardcover), "Anyone who wishes to understand Whittier himself must know these writings.", (Order No: 26979 ), $12.50

37. Cairns, Christopher, ITALIAN LITERATURE: THE DOMINANT THEMES, David & Charles/Barnes&Noble, Newton Abbot/NY, (1977), 189pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0064909212 Using a thematic approach, Dr. Cairns sets significant works in their historical, political and social context., (Order No: 17879 ), $7.50

38. Candido, Joseph (edited by), VALUE AND VISION IN AMERICAN LITERATURE: LITERARY ESSAYS IN HONOR OF RAY LEWIS WHITE, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, (1999) 1st ptg, 280pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0821412914 This collection of essays in American literature was prepared by friends and colleagues to celebrate the career of Ray Lewis White, who, nurtured in the Appalachian mountains of southwestern Virginia, found his calling in literature and went on to engage generations of others in their own literary pursuits., (Order No: 28891 ), $27.50

39. Caraher, Brian G., WORDSWORTH'S "SLUMBER" AND THE PROBLEMATICS OF READING, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., University Park, PA, (1991), 280pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0271007206 This book offers a new interpretation of Wordsworth's "A slumber did my spirit seal," as well as "Strange fits of passion" and "She dwelt among untrodden ways," making a major contribution to an ongoing interpretive debate concerning the first poem and the theoretical issues to which it gives rise., (Order No: 19759 ), $6.00

40. Carrithers, Gale H., MUMFORD, TATE, EISELEY: WATCHERS IN THE NIGHT, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1991) 1st ptg, 304pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807116505 The author looks at three of the century's most distinctive cultural critics--Lewis Mumford, Allen Tate, and Loren Eiseley--and the ways in which they addressed the peculiar problems of latter-day America and Americanized Western culture., (Order No: 28729 ), $10.00

41. Castronovo, David, THE AMERICAN GENTLEMAN: SOCIAL PRESTIGE AND THE MODERN LITERARY MIND, Continuum, New York, (1991), B&W illustrations, 223pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0826405320 In this book, modern American literature itself becomes a prism through which to evaluate social claims, and examine morality and standards of conduct., (Order No: 44273 ), $3.00

42. Chambers, E. K., ENGLISH LITERATURE AT THE CLOSE OF THE MIDDLE AGES, Oxford at the Clarendon Pr., London, (1961), 248pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) (small nick lower corner), This volume consists of four independent essays, dealing respectively with 'Medieval Drama', 'The Carol and Fifteenth-Century Lyric', and the late Arthurian romance of Sir Thomas Malory., (Order No: 34373 ), $5.00

43. Cheuse, Alan, LISTENING TO THE PAGE: ADVENTURES IN READING AND WRITING, Columbia University Press, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, 290pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231122705 A lively and wide- ranging selection of Alan Cheuse's best non-fiction., (Order No: 32069 ), $8.50

44. Christini, Tony, POLITICAL FICTION: GANOGA, HOMEFRONT, YOUTHTOPIA, AND OTHER WORKS, iUniverse, Inc., New York, (2005), 730pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0595341217 Shows the interplay between imaginative literature and social changed, by way of criticism, an anti-war novel, and other culturally critical fiction and poetry., (Order No: 57369 ), $40.00

45. Clark, Harry Hayden (edited by), TRANSITIONS IN AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY, Octagon Books, Inc., New York, 1967, 479pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) pencil underline about 8 pages, First published in 1954. Contents include: The Decline of Puritanism; The Late Eighteenth Century: An Age of Contradictions; The Decline of Neoclassicism, 1801-1848; The Rise of Romanticism, 1805-1855; The Rise of Transcendentalism, 1815-1860; The Decline of Romantic Idealism, 1855-1871; The Rise of Realism, 1871-1891., (Order No: 36068 ), $25.00

46. Clark, L. D., THE MINOAN DISTANCE: THE SYMBOLISM OF TRAVEL IN D. H. LAWRENCE, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, (1980), B&W illustrations, 428pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0816507120 Complemented by margin references to textual sources and richly embellished by LaVerne Harrell Clark's photographs retracing Lawrence's journeys, this volume is both literary criticism and analytical biography--a book for aficionado and dreamer alike., (Order No: 50883 ), $7.50

47. Clay, Steven and Phillips, Rodney, A SECRET LOCATION ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE: ADVENTURES IN WRITING, 1960-1980, The New York Public Library, New York, (1998), B&W illustrations, 342pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1887123202 Based on an acclaimed 1998 exhibition at The New York Public Library, documents a period of intense exploration and experimentation in American writing and literary publishing., (Order No: 59112 ), $10.00

48. Cockshut, A. O. J., TRUTH TO LIFE: THE ART OF BIOGRAPHY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, (1974) 1st Amer, 220pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0151913226 The past two centuries, from Johnson's LIVES OF THE POET'S to Clive's MACAULAY, have been the age of biography. This is the first book to concentrate entirely upon the practice of this art in the nineteenth century., (Order No: 25765 ), $6.50

49. Cohen, Daniel A., PILLARS OF SALT, MONUMENTS OF GRACE: NEW ENGLAND CRIME LITERATURE AND THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE 1674-1860, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 350pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195075846 Cohen begins with a comprehensive survey of the entire field of crime literature in New England during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. He then focuses on two highly publicized sexual murders of the nineteenth century that illustrate changing attitudes toward crime and changing patterns of popular literature. Recovering a lost culture of legal romanticism, featuring trial reports, romantic biographies, and fictionalized docudramas, Cohen challenges the conventional assumption that there was a growing split between law and literature during the antebellum period., (Order No: 43838 ), $150.00

50. Colby, Robert A., FICTION WITH A PURPOSE: MAJOR AND MINOR NINETEENTH-CENTURY NOVELS, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1967), 376pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume examines seven important novels published between 1814 and 1872 in their socio-cultural context. The works studied are WAVERLY, MANSFIELD PARK, OLIVER TWIST, PENDENNIS, VILLETTE, THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, AND MIDDLEMARCH., (Order No: 31645 ), $15.00

51. Colville, Derek, VICTORIAN POETRY AND THE ROMANTIC RELIGION, State Univ. of New York Pr., Albany, NY, (1970), B&W illustrations, 262pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0873950585 This book is a critical introduction to major English poetry of the nineteenth century with an analysis of the changes in subject matter, form, tone, and technique resulting from Romantic influences., (Order No: 52708 ), $10.00

52. Cope, Esther S. (edited by), PROPHETIC WRITINGS OF LADY ELEANOR DAVIES - WOMEN WRITERS IN ENGLISH 1350-1850, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995, 374pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0195087178 Eleanor Davies (1590-1652) was one of the most prolific women writing in early seventeenth-century England., (Order No: 59217 ), $8.00

53. Copeland, Carolyn Faunce, LANGUAGE & TIME & GERTRUDE STEIN, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, (1975), B&W frontis, 183pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0877450625 Copeland discusses sixteen representative prose works by Stein in a framework suggested by Stein herself--early, middle, and late periods., (Order No: 54480 ), $6.00

54. Cotterill, H. B. (introduction and notes by), MILTON'S AREOPAGITICA: A SPEECH FOR THE LIBERTY OF UNLICENSED PRINTING, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., London, 1959, 118pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover), First published in 1904., (Order No: 59790 ), $15.00

55. Cottrell, Robert D., THE GRAMMAR OF SILENCE: A READING OF MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE'S POETRY, Catholic Univ. of America Pr, Washington, D.C., (1986), 338pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813206154 Beginning with an analysis of the aspects of Christian hermeneutics that underlie mystical literature, this book offers close readings of Marguerite's major poems, studying the ways in which her texts strive to deny their own presence and to reveal the spirit, or Johannine logos. The author demonstrates how Marguerite's poems probe the limits of linguistic performance and the relationship between verbal sign and truth., (Order No: 14393 ), $7.50

56. Cowan, Michael H., CITY OF THE WEST: EMERSON, AMERICA, AND URBAN METAPHOR, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1967, 284pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), "The study of the important role played by urban metaphors in Emerson's dialectical strategy provides new insights into both his literary achievements and the central intellectual tendencies of his period.", (Order No: 8734 ), $15.00

57. Cowley, Malcolm, A SECOND FLOWERING: WORKS AND DAYS OF THE LOST GENERATION, The Viking Press, New York, (1973), B&W illustrations, 276pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0670628263 The author tells the story of his own generation of American writers, still commonly called "Lost," in terms of eight representative figures-Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Cummings, Wilder, Faulkner, Wolfe, and Hart Crane-all born between 1894 and 1900-each one of whom exerted a strong influence on American writing in his own time and after., (Order No: 12517 ), $3.00

58. Cowley, Malcolm (edited by) (with a preface by Harry T. Moore), AFTER THE GENTEEL TRADITION: AMERICAN WRITERS, 1910-1930, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1964), 210pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), First published in 1937 and now revised and enlarged, this is the complete study of the rebel generation of American writers, comrades-in-arms of H.L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis, who appeared after 1910, won their battle for recognition, and dominated the literary scene during the 1920's., (Order No: 16350 ), $20.00

59. Dale, Edmund, NATIONAL LIFE AND CHARACTER IN THE MIRROR OF EARLY ENGLISH LITERATURE, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1907, 337pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB w/light markings, Contents include: To about 650 A.D. The Englishman of the Conquest; To about 870 A.D. The Advent and Influence of Christianity; To about 1066 A.D. The Disconcerting Factors; To about 1272 A.D. The Blending of the Races; and, To about 1400 A.D. The Resultant Nation. Signed by the historian Henry Commager - obviously his copy at one time., (Order No: 38300 ), $22.50

60. Daly, Patricia Ellen Martin (edited with commentary by) (foreword by Paula Hooper Mayhew), ENVISIONING THE NEW ADAM: EMPATHIC PORTRAITS OF MEN BY AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1995) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 139pp, very good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) with review press release, ISBN 0313290954 An anthology of stories and poems by women., (Order No: 38830 ), $16.50

61. Dambriunas, Leonardas; Klimas, Antanas; and, Schmalstieg, William R., BEGINNER'S LITHUANIAN, Hippocrene Books, New York, (2006) 3rd ptg, 471pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 078180678X A comprehensive learning guide and teaching tool for an introduction to the Lithuanian language., (Order No: 56315 ), $15.00

62. Davis, Scott C. (edited by), AN EAR TO THE GROUND: PRESENTING WRITERS FROM 2 COASTS, Cune, Seattle, WA, (1997), 492pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1885942567 "True stories about work, love, and life from brilliant, undiscovered local writers.", (Order No: 57269 ), $6.00

63. Davis, William V., UNDERSTANDING ROBERT BLY, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, (1988), 182pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0872495906, (Order No: 13560 ), $10.00

64. Dawes, Kwame (edited by), TALK YUH TALK: INTERVIEWS WITH ANGLOPHONE CARIBBEAN POETS, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (2001), 244pp, fine, light blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0813919452 A book of interviews with Caribbean authors., (Order No: 37882 ), $30.00

65. Dawson, Carl, PROPHETS OF PAST TIME: SEVEN BRITISH AUTOBIOGRAPHERS, 1880-1914, Johns Hopkins University Pr., Baltimore, MD, (1988), 258pp, fine, gray cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0801835879 "This is a book about men in crisis, about middle-aged men looking back on their lives from across that 'deep chasm,' not of war, but of time.", (Order No: 31473 ), $7.50

66. Di Piero, W. S., MEMORY AND ENTHUSIASM: ESSAYS, 1975-1985, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1989), 258pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBM 0691014639, (Order No: 40458 ), $6.00

67. Dobree, Bonamy, ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, 1700-1740, Oxford University Press, New York, 1959, 701pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This volume is concerned with English Literature from 1700 to 1740, a period in which men were anxious to discover the limits of reason, and in which nature poetry was invigorated by the new wonder science had aroused., (Order No: 34104 ), $3.00

68. Donoghue, Denis, WE IRISH: ESSAYS ON IRISH LITERATURE AND SOCIETY, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1986 1st ed, 276pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) (spine of dj faded), ISBN 0394554515 Here is a sampling of Donoghue's engagement with his native society., (Order No: 23318 ), $7.50

69. Doreski, C. K., ELIZABETH BISHOP: THE RESTRAINTS OF LANGUAGE, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993 1st ptg, 180pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195079663 In poetry, the constraints of language and the tension between desire and possibility constitute the problematic in which the poem occurs., (Order No: 60187 ), $25.00

70. Dorey, T. A. and Leon, Allison, THE NORMAN KINGS: A MEDIEVAL LATIN READER, Kenneth Mason, London, (1964), 84pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) MARGINALIA ABT 3pp, The authors from whom these selections are taken were all alive during the period covered by this book, and in some cases had personal knowledge of the incidents and persons described., (Order No: 47992 ), $30.00

71. Dundes, Alan (edited by), THE WALLED-UP WIFE: A CASEBOOK, Univ. of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, (1996) 1st ptg, 210pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0299150747 Folklorist Alan Dundes brings together eighteen essays on this classic ballad, each introduced by his headnotes., (Order No: 39819 ), $7.50

72. Elgin, Don D., THE COMEDY OF THE FANTASTIC: ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE FANTASY NOVEL, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, (1985), 204pp, very good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0313232830, (Order No: 10532 ), $20.00

73. Ellis, Frank H. (edited by), SWIFT VS. MAINWARING - THE EXAMINER AND THE MEDLEY, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1985, 514pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) couple UNDERLININGS and NOTES, ISBN 0198125224 This edition presents the text of THE EXAMINER as Swift wrote it and John Barber printed it, not as it was revised for publication by George Faulkner in 1738., (Order No: 56274 ), $50.00

74. Ellis, George (a new edition revised by J. L. Halliwell), SPECIMENS OF EARLY ENGLISH METRICAL ROMANCES, ..., AMS Press, New York, (1968), 600pp, very good, black cloth (hardcover), "... to which is prefixed an historical introduction, on the Rise and Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England." Reprint of the 1848 edition., (Order No: 52536 ), $20.00

75. Engler, Winfried (translated by Alexander Gode), THE FRENCH NOVEL: FROM EIGHTEEN HUNDRED TO THE PRESENT, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1969), 286pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), From the "novel of the individual" represented by Stendhal to the "novel of objects" represented by Robbe-Grillet, he shows both what a writer has contributed that is genuinely original and what he has derived from his predecessors. Dr. Engler groups authors who bear comparison according to their use of theme to explore better the changing currents of social and political thought., (Order No: 16492 ), $9.00

76. Evans, Hilary and Evans, Dik (with illustrations from the Mary Evans Picture Library), BEYOND THE GASLIGHT: SCIENCE IN POPULAR FICTION, 1895-1905, The Vanguard Press, Inc., New York, (1977), B&W illustrations, 160pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814907822 Several ingredients of later science fiction here make their first appearance, gaining additional impact from the period setting., (Order No: 54620 ), $8.00

77. Faas, Ekbert, RETREAT INTO THE MIND: VICTORIAN POETRY AND THE RISE OF PSYCHIATRY, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1988), 312pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691067481 Discussing the work of over thirty major and minor poets, the author focuses on what Victorian critics viewed as an unprecedented psychological school of poetry related to early psychiatry and rooted in the poetic "science of feelings" (Wordsworth). This broad historical perspective enables Faas to redefine our current terminology regarding the dramatic monologue and to document the extent to which early psychiatry shaped the poetry, poetics, and general frame of mind of the Victorians., (Order No: 13831 ), $10.00

78. Farrell, James T.; Flynn, Dennis (edited with an introduction by); Shannon, William V. (foreword by), ON IRISH THEMES, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1982, 201pp, good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0812278607, (Order No: 55253 ), $4.00

79. Felker, Christopher D., REINVENTING COTTON MATHER IN THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE: MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA IN HAWTHORNE, STOWE, AND STODDARD, Northeastern University Pr., Boston, MA, (1993) 1st ptg, B&W ill., B&W map, 309pp, very good, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 1555531873 The aim in this work is to show the importance of a Puritan political sentiment that advanced the desire of several American Renaissance writers to address the implications of democracy. Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Drew Stoddard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others depended on Cotton Mather's MAGNALIA CHRISTI AMERICANA to discover, in their own times, the importance of democratic concepts and categories.", (Order No: 26493 ), $17.50

80. Ferguson, Rebecca, THE UNBALANCED MIND: POPE AND THE RULE OF PASSION, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1986), 205pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081228027X This detailed and scholarly study is the first full-length exploration of Pope's writings in the context of passion., (Order No: 44941 ), $15.00

81. Ferry, Anne, TRADITION AND THE INDIVIDUAL POEM: AN INQUIRY INTO ANTHOLOGIES, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, (2001) 1st ptg, 289pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner inscription, ISBN 0804742359 Anthologies have been a powerful force in poetry and criticism in English ever since the earliest extant book of this kind was published in the sixteenth century., (Order No: 60195 ), $40.00

82. Finney, Brian, THE INNER I: BRITISH LITERARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Oxford University Press, New York, 1985, 286pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195037383 The author selects a number of the most outstanding British autobiographies written in the twentieth century in order to examine the nature of autobiographical truth. Topics covered include the relationship between autobiography and fact, fiction, comedy, parental influence, childhood, dreams and social conditioning., (Order No: 14021 ), $5.00

83. Fisch, Harold, THE DUAL IMAGE: THE FIGURE OF THE JEW IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE, Ktav Publishing House, Inc., New York, (1971), 149pp, fine, navy cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0901057029 A broad survey of the subject of the Jew in English and American literature with the more characteristic and important examples pinpointed, rather than a comprehensive history. This book first appeared in a shorter form in 1959 as a contribution to the Popular Jewish Library (Second Series). It has now been revised and enlarged and the last three chapters, dealing with recent American and British writing, are new., (Order No: 13294 ), $17.50

84. Foakes, R. A. (edited by), COLERIDGE ON SHAKESPEARE: THE TEXT OF THE LECTURES OF 1811-12, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1971), B&W illustrations, 171pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813903408 This new edition is based on hitherto unpublished transcripts of the lectures made by Collier when, as a young man, he attended Coleridge's lectures with the keenness of a hero-worshiper seeking to take down the great man's words accurately., (Order No: 52703 ), $20.00

85. Foer, Jonathan Safran; Eggers, Dave; Krauss, Nicole; and Howowitz, Eli (editors), THE FUTURE DICTIONARY OF AMERICA, McSweeney's Books, n.p., (2004), B&W and color illustrations, 208pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) with CD, ISBN 193241620X A BOOK TO BENEFIT PROGRESSIVE CAUSES IN THE 2004 ELECTIONS FEATURING OVER 170 OF AMERICA'S BEST WRITERS AND ARTISTS. ALSO INCLUDING A 22-TRACK CD WITH NEW SONGS FROM: DAVID BYRNE, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, R.E.M., SLEATER-KINNEY, ELLIOTT SMITH, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS, TOM WAITS, and many more., (Order No: 52199 ), $10.00

86. Ford, Charles (edited by Andrew Carpenter), ADVENTURE AT SIENNA - BEING THE SEVENTH VOLUME OF IRISH WRITINGS FROM THE AGE OF SWIFT, The Cadenus Press, Dublin, 1978, fold-out frontis, 85pp, good+, green boards (hardcover) owner's inscription, "This edition consists of 225 copies, of which 1-200 are bound in quarter calf and 201-225 in boards." This is copy 202., (Order No: 56271 ), $40.00

87. Foster, Edward Halsey, THE CIVILIZED WILDERNESS: BACKGROUNDS TO AMERICAN ROMANTIC LITERATURE, 1817-1860, The Free Press, New York, (1975) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 220pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0029103509 By examining the meaning of the wilderness in the social and artistic life of the period, this volume offers a fresh perspective with which to evaluate this first great era of American literature., (Order No: 52815 ), $7.50


89. Frank, Catherine (compiled by), QUOTATIONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS, Columbia University Press, New York, (2000) 1st ptg, 260pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231112904 "Every Year" offers quotations on all the special dates in the calendar from New Year's Day to New Year's Eve. "Occasionally" presents quotations on such occasions as giving a speech, having an interview, becoming a parent, getting engaged, and saying goodbye. "Once in a Lifetime" provides quotations on such momentous events as confirmation, turning 16, graduation, and retirement., (Order No: 33732 ), $11.50

90. Gabler-Hover, Janet, TRUTH IN AMERICAN FICTION: THE LEGACY OF RHETORICAL IDEALISM, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1990) 1st ptg, 289pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820312479 The author contends that most of the major novelists of nineteenth-century America consciously discriminated in their works between the moral and immoral use of language., (Order No: 42915 ), $9.00

91. Garber, Frederick, SELF, TEXT, AND ROMANTIC IRONY: THE EXAMPLE OF BYRON, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1988, 323pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691067309 Using patterns in Byron's canon as models, the author focuses on the relations of self-making and text-making as a central Romantic issue. For Byron and many of his contemporaries, putting a text into the world meant putting a self there along with it, and it also meant that the difficulties of establishing the one inevitably reflect the parallel difficulties in the other., (Order No: 13233 ), $8.50

92. Gates, Henry Louis and Robbins, Hollis (editors), IN SEARCH OF HANNAH CRAFTS: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON THE BONDWOMAN'S NARRATIVE, Basic Books, New York, (2004) 1st ptg, 458pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0465027148 In 2002 THE BONDWOMAN'S NARRATIVE was discovered and published for the first time. A compelling story of a young slave who escapes from her plantation in search of freedom in the North, it turned out to be the first novel by a female African-American slave ever found, and possibly the first novel written by a Black woman anywhere., (Order No: 55848 ), $6.00

93. Geiger, Don, THE DRAMATIC IMPULSE IN MODERN POETICS, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1967), 165pp, good w/chipped and faded dustjacket (hardcover), This volume treats the theory of poetry- -especially the lyric or "I poem--as dramatized discourse, that is, as the utterance of the poem's implied speaker. The dramatic perspective supports oral interpretation as a desirable approach in the study of poetry, and the relations between the two are emphasized throughout the book., (Order No: 26503 ), $10.00

94. Gery, John, NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY: WAYS OF NOTHINGNESS, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, (1996) 1st ptg, 235pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0813014174 The first full-length study of nuclear theory and American poetry, this book examines four distinct poetic approaches to nuclear culture--protest poetry, apocalyptic lyric poetry, psycho-historical poetry, and the poetry of uncertainty., (Order No: 52113 ), $15.00

95. Gilmore, Michael T., SURFACE AND DEPTH: THE QUEST FOR LEGIBILITY IN AMERICAN CULTURE, Oxford University Press, New York, 2003 1st pt, 217pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195157761, (Order No: 55672 ), $7.00

96. Ginsberg, Allen, TO EBERHART FROM GINSBERG - A LETTER ABOUT HOWL 1956, The Penmaen Press, Lincoln, MA, 1976, B&W illustrations, 45pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0915778092 "An Explanation by Allen Ginsberg of his Publication HOWL and Richard Eberhart's New York Times article 'West Coast Rhythms' together with comments by both poets and relief etchings by Jerome Kaplan." One of 300 copies hardbound and signed by Richard Eberhart and Allen Ginsberg. Instead of a number, this copy is marked R.H. which was often the case., (Order No: 54701 ), $125.00

97. Goodheart, Eugene (with a new afterword by the author), THE SKEPTIC DISPOSITION: DECONSTRUCTION, IDEOLOGY, AND OTHER MATTERS, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1991), 210pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691015198 The author examines the skeptic disposition that has informed advanced literary discourse over the past generation, arguing that the targets of deconstructive suspicion are fundamental humanistic values., (Order No: 26244 ), $6.00

98. Goonetilleke, D. C. R. A., DEVELOPING COUNTRIES IN BRITISH FICTION, Rowman and Littlefield, Totowa, NJ, (1977), 282pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874719089 The author discusses the reactions of Joseph Conrad to the Far East, Africa and South America; of Rudyard Kipling and E.M. Forster to India; of D.H. Lawrence to Mexico and New Mexico; and of Joyce Cary to Nigeria., (Order No: 13774 ), $12.50

99. Gordon, David J., LITERARY ART AND THE UNCONSCIOUS, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1976), 202pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807101974, (Order No: 36143 ), $7.00

100. Gray, Richard (edited by), ROBERT PENN WARREN: A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1980), 206pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0137819145 To provide a comprehensive view of Robert Penn Warren, the editor brings together outstanding selections that encompass the full range of the writer's talents-as novelist, poet, poetic dramatist, critic, and historian., (Order No: 18021 ), $14.50

101. Grayson, Janet, STRUCTURE AND IMAGERY IN ANCRENE WISSE, Univ. Pr. of New Hampshire, Hanover, NH, 1974, B&W figures, 243pp, good w/old taped repaired dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874510813 ANCRENE WISSE or ANCRENE RIWLE, the Rule for Anchoresses, is generally regarded as the most important prose work surviving in Middle English. The book traces the place of the document in early English mystical tradition, emphasizing the preeminence of the Rule in early Middle English prose literature as a conscious work of literary artistry., (Order No: 44903 ), $12.00

102. Green, Frederick C., FRENCH NOVELISTS, MANNERS AND IDEAS: FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE REVOLUTION, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1964), 239pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An absorbing study of the novel in France as it evolved from the "romanesque" type to Rousseau., (Order No: 16529 ), $7.00

103. Green, Martin, SEVEN TYPES OF ADVENTURE TALE: AN ETIOLOGY OF A MAJOR GENRE, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., University Park, PA, (1991), 244pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 027100780X, (Order No: 60185 ), $10.00

104. Greenberg, Valerie D., TRANSGRESSIVE READINGS: THE TEXTS OF FRANZ KAFKA AND MAX PLANCK, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1990), 224pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0472101587 This volume offers readings and a theory of reading of both literary and scientific texts on an equal basis and in relation to one another., (Order No: 26474 ), $8.00

105. Greene, William Chace, THE CHOICES OF CRITICISM, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, (1965), 207pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, Based on five lectures given by the author at MIT., (Order No: 58416 ), $8.50

106. Greshoff, J. (compiled and edited by), HARVEST OF THE LOWLANDS - AN ANTHOLOGY IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF CREATIVE WRITING IN THE DUTCH LANGUAGE ..., Querido, New York, 1945, 626pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "... with a historical survey of the literary development.", (Order No: 58006 ), $10.00

107. Grigson, Geoffrey, POETS IN THEIR PRIDE, Basic Books, Inc., Pub., New York, (1964) 2nd ptg, 12 B&W ill., 178pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Grigson has chosen twelve favorite poets to "exhibit in their pride and in their courage." These poets include; Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Ralegh, John Donne, John Milton, John Dryden, Christopher Smart, William Blake, William Wordsworth, John Clare, Alfred Tennyson, Thomas Hardy, and Henry Vaughan, Silurist., (Order No: 15829 ), $7.50

108. Gross, John (edited and with an introduction by), THE MODERN MOVEMENT: A TLS COMPANION, University of Chicago Press, Chicago,IL, (1993), 311pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0226309878 An entertaining selection of 155 articles and reviews about and by the great figures of literary modernism., (Order No: 53200 ), $6.00

109. Gustafson, Susan E., ABSENT MOTHERS AND ORPHANED FATHERS: NARCISSISM AND ABJECTION IN LESSING'S AESTHETIC AND DRAMATIC PRODUCTION, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, (1995) 1st ptg, 315pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814325033 An original interpretation of the mother's role in the work of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, the influential German critic and dramatist of the eighteenth century who profoundly shaped German literary tradition., (Order No: 38891 ), $15.00

110. Hafter, Monroe Z., GRACIAN AND PERFECTION: SPANISH MORALISTS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1966, 174pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), In this first study in English of the basic texts of Spanish moralist literature, the author selects three major writers from the great corpus of moralist literature-Francisco de Quevedo, Diego Saavedra Fajardo, and Baltasar Gracian-for a comparative analysis and brings into focus their personal impress on current themes., (Order No: 13836 ), $9.00

111. Hagstrum, Jean H., EROS AND VISION: THE RESTORATION TO ROMANTICISM, Northwestern University Pr., Evanston, IL, (1989), 290pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810108283 This volume represents Jean H. Hagstrum's best thinking about the period of English literature and culture from the Restoration to Romanticism (1660 to 1827, the year of Blake's death)., (Order No: 34970 ), $7.50

112. Halkett, Samuel; Laing, John - Enlarged by: Kennedy, James; Smith, W. A.; and, Johnson, A. F., DICTIONARY OF ANONYMOUS AND PSEUDONYMOUS ENGLISH LITERATURE NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION - 8 VOLUME WORKING SET, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh / London, good, maroon cloth (hardcover) some tears to spines SEE NOTE, WORKING SET DUE TO TEARS AND WEAR TO CLOTH AS DETAILED BELOW. Book blocks essentially clean and tight Eight Volumes Including: Volume 1, 1926, 475pp, spine strip torn at gutters; Volume 2, 1926, 421pp, wear top/bottom of spine; Volume 3, 1928, 412pp, tear on spine; Volume 4, 1928, 463pp, small tear rear of spine; Volume 5, 1929, 406pp, no tears; Volume 6, 1932, 449pp, tears edges of spine backstrip; Volume 7, 1934, 588pp; and, Volume 8 (1900-1950), (1956), very good, no faults. REMEMBER this is a clean and tight set, but a WORKING SET because of the faults on the spines., (Order No: 49232 ), $125.00

113. Hall, James, ARNOLD BENNETT: PRIMITIVISM AND TASTE, University of Washington Pr., Seattle, WA, (1967) 2nd ptg, 159pp, very good+, orange cloth (hardcover), First published in 1959., (Order No: 44310 ), $10.00

114. Halpern, Joseph, CRITICAL FICTIONS: THE LITERARY CRITICISM OF JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1976, 176pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300019432 A comprehensive analysis of the 5,000 pages of Sartre's published work., (Order No: 31531 ), $10.00

115. Hammond, Brean S., POPE, Humanities Pr. International, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, (1986), 218pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0391034219 Harvester New Readings. The author examines Pope's major texts, opening them up for the student by concentrating on questions of political and gender ideology, making clarity of expression a primary objective., (Order No: 45106 ), $7.50

116. Hanley, Evelyn A., NATURE IN THEME AND SYMBOL: WORDSWORTH TO ELIOT, Heath Cote Publishing Co., New York, (1972), 94pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Traces the influence of the nature tradition established by Wordsworth as it is manifested in the poetry of some of his major successors in two centuries; including: Matthew Arnold, Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, and T.S. Eliot., (Order No: 10205 ), $25.00

117. Hardison, O. B. (editor), THE QUEST FOR IMAGINATION: ESSAYS IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AESTHETIC CRITICISM, Pr. of Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, 1971, 286pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0829502076 Essays which introduce some of the finest thought on literature by: George Santayana, Wallace Stevens, Ernst Cassirer, Susanne Langer, Jacques Maritain, Jean-Paul Sartre, Northrop Frye, Edmund Husserl, Stephane Mallarme, Georges Poulet, and Gaston Bachelard., (Order No: 13975 ), $10.00

118. Harper, Howard M. and Edge, Charles (edited by), THE CLASSIC BRITISH NOVEL, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1972), 239pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820302813 These original essays range in subject from the beginnings of the English novel as a genre in the 1740s to it fullest development in the early twentieth century. They deal with most of the indisputably major British novelists, illustrating a wide variety of critical responses and strategies--historical, technical, linguistic, generic, psychological, biographical, and epistemological., (Order No: 17310 ), $7.50

119. Harrington, Gary, FAULKNER'S FABLES OF CREATIVITY: THE NON-YOKNAPATAWPHA NOVELS, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1990), 148pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820310980 A close examination of SOLDIERS' PAY (1926), MOSQUITOES (1927), PYLON (1935), THE WILD PALMS (1939), and A FABLE (1954). Focusing on each book individually, the author points out their relevance to one another and to the remainder of Faulkner's fiction., (Order No: 16646 ), $8.00

120. Heiney, Donald, AMERICA IN MODERN ITALIAN LITERATURE, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1964), B&W illustrations, 278pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The author believes that America and the myth of America play a larger part in modern Italian literature than the image of any other foreign culture, and he has written a lively critical analysis of that myth as it is reflected in modern Italian novels, poems, and plays dealing with America and Americans., (Order No: 17377 ), $10.00

121. Hepburn, James (edited by), ARNOLD BENNETT: THE CRITICAL HERITAGE, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1981), 554pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0710005121 This volume, the first collection of criticism of Bennett ever to be published, covers all the important criticism of him published during his lifetime., (Order No: 18587 ), $10.00

122. Hogan, Patrick Colm, THE POLITICS OF INTERPRETATION: IDEOLOGY, PROFESSIONALISM, AND THE STUDY OF LITERATURE, Oxford University Press, New York, 1990 1st ptg, 242pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195062728, (Order No: 50347 ), $7.50

123. Hohendahl, Peter Uwe and Gilman, Sander L. (edited by), HEINRICH HEINE AND THE OCCIDENT: MULTIPLE IDENTITIES, MULTIPLE RECEPTIONS, Univ. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, (1991), B&W illustrations, 235pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0803272510 Scholars from France, Germany, Italy, and the United States assess the history, importance, and influence of Heine's work throughout the West., (Order No: 17295 ), $7.50

124. Holt, Guy (edited by), JURGEN AND THE LAW: A STATEMENT, Robert M. McBride & Company, New York, 1923, 78pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover), With Exhibits, including the Court's Opinion, and the Brief for the Defendants on Motion to Direct on Acquittal. The case against James Branch Cabell., (Order No: 25569 ), $12.50

125. Horne, William C., MAKING A HEAVEN OF HELL: THE PROBLEM OF THE COMPANIONATE IDEAL IN ENGLISH MARRIAGE POETRY, 1650-1800, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1993) 1st ptg, 375pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820314749 From 1650 to 1800 in England, notions about marriage underwent significant change. The new model that arose--the companionate ideal--emphasized a couple's compatibility in age, temperament, and background and celebrated the husband and wife as affectionate friends, lovers, and parents. The companionate ideal became a central feature in what some historians see as the emergence of the nuclear family and the rise of domesticity., (Order No: 18880 ), $8.50

126. Horodisch, Abraham, OSCAR WILDE'S BALLAD OF READING GAOL: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDY, Aldus Book Company, New York, 1954, B&W illustrations, 126pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover), Chapters include; The translations, The illustrated editions, and The American editions. One of 326 copies., (Order No: 18209 ), $85.00

127. Howarth, W. D.; Fargher, R.; Raitt, A. W.; Gill, Austin (editor), LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE 17TH CENTURY, THE 18TH CENTURY, AND THE 19TH CENTURY - THREE VOLUME SET, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, very good w/good dustjackets (hardcover), A series designed to provide the background of political, social, economic and cultural history so necessary for a full understanding of French literature. Each volume has an introduction on the period and a detailed bibliography, followed by about twenty extracts from the works of the century's outstanding writers. Offered as a three volume set, including: Howarth, W.D., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE SEVENTEENTY CENTURY (1965), 237pp; Fargher, R., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1970), 235pp; and Raitt, A.W., LIFE AND LETTERS IN FRANCE: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (1965), 177pp. Priced as a set., (Order No: 14082 ), $20.00

128. Hunter, Jefferson, EDWARDIAN FICTION, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1982, 280pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0674240308 The first comprehensive assessment of the English novel in the reign of Edward VII, that decade which - elegantly self-confident yet uncertain of its future - opened the twentieth century., (Order No: 50353 ), $8.00

129. Hyers, Conrad, THE SPIRITUALITY OF COMEDY - COMIC HEROISM IN A TRAGIC WORLD, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, NJ, (1996), 242pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1560002182 Explores the wisdom of comedy and the comic answer to tragedy (in both popular and classical senses of the term)., (Order No: 56610 ), $40.00

130. Jackson, Guida M., TRADITIONAL EPICS: A LITERARY COMPANION, Oxford University Press, New York, (1995), B&W illustrations, 732pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0195102762 Jackson brings together the world's major traditional epics and the characters who bring them to life, offering unique insight into the cultures from which they were born., (Order No: 23611 ), $10.00

131. Jackson, Holbrook, THE EIGHTEEN NINETIES: A REVIEW OF ART AND IDEAS AT THE CLOSE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Jonathan Cape, London, (1934) 3rd ptg, B&W frontis, B&W plates, 304pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), First published in 1913 and reissued in The Life & Letters Series, Volume 17. The author has endeavoured to expound the attitude of the Eighteen Nineties and to indicate its victories and defeats., (Order No: 17365 ), $10.00

132. Jacobsen, Per Schelde and Leavy, Barbara Fass, IBSEN'S FORSAKEN MERMAN: FOLKLORE IN THE LATE PLAYS, New York University Press, New York, (1988), 350pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081474169X, (Order No: 60199 ), $5.00

133. Johnson, Michael K., BLACK MASCULINITY AND THE FRONTIER MYTH IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, (2002) 1st ptg, 293pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0806134143 "This innovative book show how African American writers from John Marrant to Toni Morrison started out rewritting the Euro-American myth and ended up reinventing the idea of the West itself.", (Order No: 55588 ), $10.00

134. Kaiser, Leo Max (edited by), THOREAU'S TRANSLATION OF THE SEVEN AGAINST THEBES (1843), Transcendental Books, Hartford, CT, (1960), B&W ill. follow text, 30pp of text, very good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 41450 ), $32.50

135. Kauvar, Elaine M., CYNTHIA OZICK'S FICTION: TRADITION & INVENTION, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, (1993) 1st ptg, 264pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0253331293 The author illuminates the intricacies of Ozick's texts, explores the dynamics of her creativity, and excavates her sources, contexts, and allusions., (Order No: 38904 ), $17.50

136. Kazin, Alfred, A WRITER'S AMERICA: LANDSCAPE IN LITERATURE, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988 1st Amer, 102 ill, 16 in color, 240pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear jacket, ISBN 0394571428 A brilliant study of the omnipresent influence of the American landscape--wild or pastoral or urbanized--on poets, essayists, and novelists., (Order No: 33225 ), $5.00

137. Kerr, Howard; Crowley, John W.; and Crow, Charles L. (edited by), THE HAUNTED DUSK: AMERICAN SUPERNATURAL FICTION, 1820-1920, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1983), 236pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820306304 "From Washington Irving to Jack London, most major American writers tried their hands at supernatural fiction. This was the great age of the American ghost story.", (Order No: 53054 ), $20.00

138. Klieneberger, H. R., THE CHRISTIAN WRITERS OF THE INNER EMIGRATION, Mouton, Paris, 1968, 218pp, very good, blue buckram cloth (hardcover), The Christian writers include: Rudolf Alexander Schroder; Reinhold Schneider; Jochen Klepper; Werner Bergengruen; Ernst Wiechert; and, Gertrud von le Fort., (Order No: 27356 ), $25.00

139. Kooy, Mary; Janssen, Tanja; and Watson, Ken (edited by), FICTION, LITERATURE AND MEDIA, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, (1999), B&W illustrations, 95pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 905356392X This volume examines mother tongue language education and the changing face of the texts that characterize it., (Order No: 53199 ), $25.00

140. Koppelman, Robert S., ROBERT PENN WARREN'S MODERNIST SPIRITUALITY, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, (1995) 1st ptg, 165pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0826209963 Robert Koppelman explores the spiritual or religious dimension to Warren's work in light of his admitted agnosticism., (Order No: 39007 ), $20.00

141. Kramer, Martin (edited by), MIDDLE EASTERN LIVES: THE PRACTICE OF BIOGRAPHY AND SELF-NARRATIVE, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, (1991) 1st ed, 167pp, fine w/fine dustjacket, In this volume, an impressive array of scholars, biographers, and critics from the disciplines of anthropology, history, political science, and psychology explore the diversity of approaches both to writing biography and to reading self-narratives., (Order No: 22501 ), $15.00

142. Kuehl, John, WRITE AND REWRITE: A STUDY OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS [CREATUVE WRITING & REWRITING], Meredith Press, New York, (1967) 1st ed, 308pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A study of the creative process in the work of Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, Kay Boyle, James Jones, William Styron, Wright Morris, Philip Roth, John Hawkes, Robert Penn Warren, and F. Scott Fitzgerald., (Order No: 56213 ), $14.50

143. Lambert, Mark, DICKENS AND THE SUSPENDED QUOTATION, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1981) 1st ptg, 186pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300025556, (Order No: 36836 ), $7.50

144. Lawson, William, THE WESTERN SCAR: THE THEME OF THE BEEN-TO IN WEST AFRICAN FICTION, Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, (1982), 151pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0821406493 Although other scholars have noted the frequent use of the theme of the African recently returned from the West, none has discussed it at length. This study defines the convention, describes its characteristics, and traces its history through the analysis of major and minor works of We st African fiction through 1974., (Order No: 15417 ), $10.00

145. Lee, Jongsook, BEN JONSON'S POESIS: A LITERARY DIALECTIC OF IDEAL AND HISTORY, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1989), 112pp, fine, olive green cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), ISBN 0813911923 This study examines the history of the conflict between fact and fiction in Jonson-its roots and its consequences in the nature and tone of his work., (Order No: 13888 ), $6.00

146. Lighter, J. E. (editor); Ball, J. and O'Connor, J. (assistant editors), RANDOM HOUSE HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN SLANG: VOLUME 1, A-G, Random House, New York, (1994), 1006pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0394544277, (Order No: 57864 ), $12.50

147. Lindsay, Jack, MEETINGS WITH POETS: MEMORIES OF DYLAN THOMAS, EDITH SITWELL, LOUIS ARAGON, PAUL ELUARD, & TRISTAN TZARA, Frederick Ungar Publishing, New York, (1969) 1st Amer, 245pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804425264 Jack Lindsay has personally known all of these poets. Here he shares his impressions of them and interpretations of their work., (Order No: 13591 ), $18.50

148. Louis, Frances D., SWIFT'S ANATOMY OF MISUNDERSTANDING, Barnes & Noble Books, Totowa, NJ, (1981), 193pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0389200743 "A Study of Swift's Epistemological Imagination in A TALE OF A TUB and GULLIVER'S TRAVELS." This is a detailed examination of one of Swift's most central concerns, man's capacity for misunderstanding. Underlying Swift's satiric fiction is the belief that man, while capable of reasoning, is not a rational animal., (Order No: 13563 ), $14.50

149. Lowery, Robert G. (edited by), O'CASEY ANNUAL NO. I, Humanities Press, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, (1982), 11 B&W plates, 233pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) glassine dj as published, An important forum for criticism and scholarship on O'Casey. This book presents a wide range of critical articles, specially commissioned from some of the leading experts in the field, including Ronald Ayling, William J. Maroldo, Mary FitzGerald and the editor, Robert G. Lowery., (Order No: 16845 ), $14.50

150. Lynn, Kenneth S., THE AIR-LINE TO SEATTLE: STUDIES IN LITERARY AND HISTORICAL WRITING ABOUT AMERICA, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1984), 227pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0226498336 The author demonstrates that far too many of our current commentators on the American past are out of touch with historical reality., (Order No: 30219 ), $5.00

151. Macauley, Robie and Lanning, George, TECHNIQUE IN FICTION, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, (1964), 227pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), A book of working information, suggestion, and example. Fiction has no absolute rules or laws. Its whole code of technique is built on prededent alone, learning about it is like reading history--a special kind of history--in order to find out which methods seem to have succeeded, and which failed, in the past., (Order No: 16501 ), $5.00


153. Mahony, Robert (edited by), DIFFERENT STYLES OF POETRY: VERSES BY WENTWORTH DILLON, FOURTH EARL OF ROSCOMMON - THOMAS PARNELL & JONATHAN SWIFT, The Cadenus Press, Dublin, 1978, B&W frontis, 142pp, very good, blue boards (hardcover), "Being the Eighth Volume of Irish Writings from the Age of Swift." "This edition consists of 250 copies of which 1-200 are bound in quarter calf and 201-250 in boards." This is copy 201., (Order No: 56272 ), $20.00

154. Mandrell, James, DON JUAN AND THE POINT OF HONOR: SEDUCTION, PATRIARCHAL SOCIETY, AND LITERARY TRADITION, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., University Park, PA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 310pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, ISBN 0271007818 This study of Don Juan treats literary representations and various critical and theoretical interpretations in order to undertake a systematic examination of the many questions surrounding the character., (Order No: 19813 ), $8.00

155. Marki, Ivan, THE TRIAL OF THE POET: AN INTERPRETATION OF THE FIRST EDITION OF LEAVES OF GRASS, Columbia University Press, New York, 1976, 301pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231039840, (Order No: 60248 ), $5.00

156. Martin, Milward W., WAS SHAKESPEARE SHAKESPEARE: A LAWYER REVIEWS THE EVIDENCE, Cooper Square Publishers Inc, New York, 1965, 155pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) inscribed by the author, (Order No: 59253 ), $10.00

157. May, Keith M., CHARACTERS OF WOMEN IN NARRATIVE LITERATURE, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1981), 182pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312129939 Novelists and dramatists have presented appealing women characters whose influence has helped to shape reality. Here the author looks at some of these women characters--from Homer's day to the present--considering them in their contexts as literary images which reflect in some degree the actual world but also embody their creator's wishes, hopes and fears., (Order No: 16025 ), $15.00

158. McCollom, William G. ( Mc Collom, William G. ), THE DIVINE AVERAGE: A VIEW OF COMEDY, Pr. of Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, (1971), 231pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0829502025 This book elaborates the definition of comedy through studies of plot, character, and language, and through a series of chapters on great comedies by Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Jonson, Moliere, Marivaux, and Shaw., (Order No: 14055 ), $7.50

159. McKay, Kenneth M., MANY GLANCING COLOURS: AN ESSAY IN READING TENNYSON, 1809-1850, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1988), 287pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0802026583 According to Tennyson, "Poetry is like shot-silk with many glancing colours." Taking this statement as a key to Tennyson's art and meaning, the author explores in detail the maturation of the poet. Rooted in close analyses of individual poems, this is a study of the development and character of Tennyson's liberal artistic imagination; it allows a new understanding of the character of the Victorian period as well., (Order No: 14381 ), $8.00

160. Menhennet, Alan, THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT - LITERARY HISTORY OF GERMANY 6, Croom Helm/Barnes & Noble, London/Totowa, NJ, (1981), 276pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0709903812 / 0389201049 This study concentrates on the exponents of the central period of German Romanticism, regarding as characteristic the mode in which the poet's self becomes active only in response to external stimuli, most notably those of landscape., (Order No: 32233 ), $25.00

161. Mersereau, John, BARON DELVIG'S NORTHERN FLOWERS 1825-1832: LITERARY ALMANAC OF THE PUSHKIN PLEIAD, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1967), 267pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Analysis of one of the best Russian examples of the nineteenth-century literary almanac, a genre of importance in the development of literature. NORTHERN FLOWERS was edited for seven years by the poet Baron Anton Delvig; the eighth issue was published as a memorial to Delvig, who died in 1831. Many of the most famous works of the Golden Age of Russian poetry --by Pushkin, Vyazemsky, and Baratynsky, among others--first appeared in the almanac., (Order No: 14392 ), $7.50

162. Meynell, Alice (chosen and introduced by P. M. Fraser), THE WARES OF AUTOLYCUS: SELECTED LITERARY ESSAYS OF ALICE MEYNELL, Oxford University Press, London, 1965, 170pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 59359 ), $7.50

163. Milberg-Kaye, Ruth, THOMAS HARDY: MYTHS OF SEXUALITY, The John Jay Press, New York, 1983, 123pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) author inscribed, ISBN 0894440365 Author traces four motifs which, since they appear in every one of Hardy's novels and many of his short stories, can be labelled obsessional., (Order No: 53051 ), $30.00

164. Miller, James E., THE FICTIONAL TECHNIQUE OF SCOTT FITZGERALD, Martinus Nijhoff, Netherlands, 1957, 116pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover), Contents include: THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, A NOVEL OF SATURATION; THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED, A NOVEL OF TRANSITION; THE GREAT GATSBY, A NOVEL OF SELECTION., (Order No: 44702 ), $22.50

165. Miller, R. Baxter (edited by), BLACK AMERICAN POETS BETWEEN WORLDS, 1940-1960 -- TENNESSEE STUDIES IN LITERATURE, VOLUME 30, University of Tennessee Pr., Knoxville, TN, (1988), 190pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0870495909, (Order No: 51902 ), $5.00

166. Miner, Earl (edited by), STUART AND GEORGIAN MOMENTS, Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1972, 301pp, good, tan cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB with usual markings, ISBN 0520016416 CLARK LIBRARY SEMINAR PAPERS ON SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH LITERATURE., (Order No: 44627 ), $6.00

167. Monleon, Jose B., A SPECTER IS HAUNTING EUROPE: A SOCIOHISTORICAL APPROACH TO THE FANTASTIC, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1990) 1st ptg, 177pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) SEE NOTE, ISBN 0691068623 In an exploration of the origins and development of the fantastic, Monleon traces the relation of reason to unreason in light of three distinct events that influenced capitalist thinking: the French Revolution, the uprisings of 1848, and the Bolshevik Revolution. NOTE - Light dampstain on bottom of front boards under dustjacket., (Order No: 28220 ), $10.00

168. Montgomery, Marion, WHY HAWTHORNE WAS MELANCHOLY: VOLUME III OF A TRILOGY - THE PROPHETIC POET AND THE SPIRIT OF THE AGE, Sherwood Sugden & Company, La Salle, IL, (1984) 1st ed, 570pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0893850276 Professor Montgomery gives us careful analysis of literary works, in the interest of aesthetic values; he is concerned with philosophical and theological questions that bear upon aesthetics. He is also interested in discovering the causes leading to the deracinated, secular spirit so pervasive of our world, and he looks toward a restoration of the spiritual dimension in our intellectual and social communities., (Order No: 48274 ), $75.00

169. Moore, Don D. (editor), WEBSTER: THE CRITICAL HERITAGE, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1981), 161pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0710007736 Professor Moore traces Webster's critical reputation from the contemporary response up to the end of the nineteenth century, including American reactions, and reviews of productions on both sides of the Atlantic, many of which are reprinted here for the first time., (Order No: 14058 ), $7.50

170. Moore, Harry T., TWENTIETH-CENTURY GERMAN LITERATURE, Basic Books, Inc., New York, (1967), 224pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A succinct critical history of the literature of the two Germanys, Austria, and the German-speaking parts of Switzerland from the beginning of our century to the middle 1960s., (Order No: 7468 ), $7.00

171. Morse, Elizabeth; and, Hunking, Walsh, THE PICTURESQUE ENGLISH OF HENRY JAMES: A COLLECTION OF QUOTATIONS, Dorrance & Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1976), 74pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 49084 ), $25.00

172. Moss, Leonard, THE EXCESS OF HEROISM IN TRAGIC DRAMA, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, (2000) 1st ptg, 220pp, fine, dark blue cloth (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0813017599 A critical study of what makes tragedy tragic. The author seeks an answer in his readings of three seminal philosophers of tragedy: Plato, Hegel, and Nietzsche., (Order No: 28176 ), $30.00

173. Mounsey, G. A. (from the Russian of Merejkowski), DOSTOIEVSKI, Alexander Moring Ltd., London, n.d., 67pp, good, cream cloth spine (hardcover), (Order No: 59840 ), $10.00

174. Murphy, Francis (edited and introduced by), YVOR WINTERS: UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS AND REVIEWS, The Swallow Press Inc., Chicago, IL, (1973) 1st ed, 320pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0804006046 With the exception of only a few items, this collection brings together the previously uncollected essays and reviews of Yvor Winters listed in the bibliography of his work prepared by Kenneth A. Lohf and Eugene P. Sheehy (1959)., (Order No: 17831 ), $10.00

175. Murry, John Middleton, JOHN CLARE AND OTHER STUDIES, Peter Nevill Limited, London, (1950), 252pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), A collection of Mr. Middleton Murry's finest essays on John Clare, Shakespeare, Walter de la Mare, Proust, Tchekhov, Stendhal, Herman Melville, and Baudelaire., (Order No: 52261 ), $8.50

176. Nelson, Jane A., FORM AND IMAGE IN THE FICTION OF HENRY MILLER, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, 1970, 230pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814314007 This book is a study of allegorical patterns in Miller's major fiction. The cities, characters, and scenes of his fictional world are described as "events" in the development and integration of the self. The analysis, which draws on several disciplines for its insights, especially on the psychoanalytic studies of C. G. Jung, is a deliberate and detailed attempt to explore the extent to which such insights can successfully support and assist a literary analysis., (Order No: 14176 ), $3.00

177. Nicolaisen, W. F. H. (edited by), ORAL TRADITION IN THE MIDDLE AGES - MEDIEVAL & RENAISSANCE TEXTS AND STUDIES VOLUME 112=, Medieval & Renaissance Texts, Binghamton, NY, 1995, 233pp, very good++, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0866981659 Papers presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, which was held on Oct. 21-22, 1988, State University of New York at Binghamton., (Order No: 54441 ), $60.00

178. Noyes, Alfred, SOME ASPECTS OF MODERN POETRY, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1924 1st ed, 349pp, good+, olive green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 59693 ), $12.50

179. O'Boyle, Ita, GERTRUD VON LE FORT: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROSE WORK, Fordham University Press, New York, 1964, 106pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The brilliant fiction of the Baroness von le Fort has long required a critical analysis that would acquaint English-speaking readers with the work of a German writer who has been compared favorably with Isak Dinesen, Graham Greene and Francois Mauriac., (Order No: 59215 ), $7.50

180. Orsini, G. N. Giordano, ORGANIC UNITY IN ANCIENT AND LATER POETICS: THE PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LITERARY CRITICISM, Southern Illinois Univ. Pr., Carbondale, IL, (1975), 120pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0809307286 This essay presents a uniquely felicitous introduction to the philosophy of literary criticism., (Order No: 35626 ), $10.00

181. Osgood, Charles G., SPENSER AND THE ENCHANTED GLASS, n.p., n.p., 1930, 31pp, good+, gray cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), Reprinted from The Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine Vol. XIX, No. 1, November, 1930., (Order No: 48948 ), $15.00

182. Pahomov, George S., IN EARTHBOUND FLIGHT: ROMANTICISM IN TURGENEV, A Victor Kamkin Book, Rockville, MD, n.d. c1970, 224pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover), ISBN 094067013X Turgenev has been customarily cast under the traditional rubric of "realist." This is probably a result of the fact that critics base their opinions of him primarily on his novels; that these novels were written in a period (1855-1876) during which the novel of realism was at its height and that Turgenev himself gave an impetus to such opinions when he referred to himself as a chronicler of the times., (Order No: 55398 ), $15.00

183. Parker, Sandra (edited by) [Pounds, Jessie Brown], AFTER THE WESTERN RESERVE: THE OHIO FICTION OF JESSIE BROWN POUNDS, Bowling Green State Univ., Bowling Green, OH, (1999), 216pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087972787X This chronologically selected anthology provides a representative selection of texts that makes accessible the literary achievement of a "lost" author who wrote to preserve Ohio's rural village culture as the nineteenth century drew to a close., (Order No: 56546 ), $30.00

184. Patterson, Annabel, READING BETWEEN THE LINES, University of Wisconsin Pr., Madison, WI, (1993), 339pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), review slip laid in, ISBN 0299135446 The author reconsiders the value of reading the white, male, canonical writers of antiquity and of early modern England, finding in them a set of values different from those supposed by both sides in the Great Books quarrel., (Order No: 18256 ), $8.00

185. Patterson, R. F., THE STORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, Philosophical Library, New York, (1947), B&W illustrations, 348pp, very good, tan cloth (hardcover) lacks front free endpaper, A brief account of the lives and works of some two hundred and fifty of the most eminent English poets, prose writers, dramatists, and novelists., (Order No: 39185 ), $7.50

186. Perosa, Sergio (translated by Charles Matz and the author), THE ART OF F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1965), 239pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) 16 PAGES PENCIL, This is the first critical study of F. Scott Fitzgerald based on his complete works from the Princeton juvenilia to THE LAST TYCOON. NOTE - About 16 pages with some marginal pencil notes., (Order No: 52602 ), $7.00

187. Perriam, Chris (an introduction to Luis Antonio de Villena), DESIRE AND DISSENT: AN INTRODUCTION TO LUIS ANTONIO DE VILLENA, Berg, Oxford, UK, (1995), 152pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1859730574 This introduction to a provocative and sophisticated writer situates Villena's creative work in relation to the contemporary Spanish cultural scene, to twentieth-century homosexual cultrue and to significant gay and dissident figures of the past, including Lorca and Luis Cernuda., (Order No: 38998 ), $7.50

188. Perrin, Noel, A CHILD'S DELIGHT: ESSAYS ON CHILDREN'S CLASSICS BY THE AUTHOR OF A READER'S DELIGHT, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (1997) 1st ptg, 166pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874518407 Here are books to read to children and grandchildren., (Order No: 51161 ), $5.00

189. Peters, Robert, HUNTING THE SNARK: A COMPENDIUM OF NEW POETIC TERMINOLOGY, Paragon House, New York, (1989) 1st ed, 396pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), Author fashions an entirely new approach to contemporary American poetry. Eschewing the usual chronological or geographical divisions used by other editors of reference works in the field, he sorts through modernist and current poems, separating them into nearly a hundred categores., (Order No: 13566 ), $10.00

190. Peterson, Joyce E., CURS'D EXAMPLE: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI AND COMMONWEAL TRAGEDY, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1978, 122pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0826202403 The author argues that the genre and context in which THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (ca. 1612) was written would have reinforced the play's rhetorical perspective and invited Jacobeans to see the Duchess primarily as a ruler whose private desires are at odds with her political responsibility., (Order No: 21754 ), $7.50

191. Pieterse, Cosmo and Munro, Donald (editors), PROTEST & CONFLICT IN AFRICAN LITERATURE, Africana Publishing Corp., New York, (1971), 4 B&W ill., 128pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), The essays range from the politics of negritude to protest against apartheid, and from cultural conflict to satire against the elites. Through the works of such leading African writers as Achebe and Soyinka, Senghor and Fanon, Mphahlele and Ngugi, the contributors offer new and stimulating insights into the dynamics of African societies of yesterday and today., (Order No: 15097 ), $12.50

192. Porter, Dennis, ROUSSEAU'S LEGACY: EMERGENCE AND ECLIPSE OF THE WRITER IN FRANCE, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995, B&W illustrations, 306pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in, ISBN 0195091078 In Porter's paradigm, Jean-Jacques Rousseau serves as a seminal figure who combined radical critique of existing institutions with a new form of confessional writing and a suspicion of the art of literature. Rousseau inaugurated the idea of a heroic and committed writerly life in which the opposition between public and private self is collapsed., (Order No: 10997 ), $15.00

193. Purdy, Strother B., THE HOLE IN THE FABRIC: SCIENCE, CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE, AND HENRY JAMES, University of Pittsburgh Pr., Pittsburgh, PA, (1977), 228pp, good w/lightly chipped dj (hardcover) inscribed by "the author", Purdy draws upon the work of a number of contemporary writers--including Kurt Vonnegut, Vladimir Nabokov, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Friedrich Durrenmott, Gunter Grass, Samuel Beckett, and Eugene Ionesco--to suggest ways in which novelists of our time explore the unknown, the "other dimension.", (Order No: 25907 ), $7.50

194. Quennell, Peter, BAUDELAIRE AND THE SYMBOLISTS, Chatto & Windus, London, 1929 1st ed, 221pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Baudelaire, the central figure of the Symbolist group, was born in 1821 and died in 1867. Others include: Gerard de Nerval; Villiers de L'Isle-Adam; Jules Laforgue; Tristran Corbiere; Arthur Rimbaud; and, Stephane Mallarme., (Order No: 58685 ), $12.50

195. Quirk, Randolph, THE CONCESSIVE RELATION IN OLD ENGLISH POETRY, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1954, 150pp, good, black cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), This study is intended to be a companion volume to earlier monographs in the Yale Studies in English which investigated the expression of notional relationships, and in particular to Josephine M. Burnham's CONCESSIVE CONSTRUCTIONS IN OLD ENGLISH PROSE., (Order No: 44634 ), $25.00

196. Ramsden, H., ANGEL GANIVET'S IDEARIUM ESPANOL: A CRITICAL STUDY, Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, (1967), 196pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0719012406, (Order No: 40668 ), $30.00

197. Ray, William, STORY AND HISTORY: NARRATIVE AUTHORITY AND SOCIAL IDENTITY IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRENCH AND ENGLISH NOVEL, Basil Blackwell, Cambridge, MA, (1990), 362pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0631175121 A comprehensive, ambitious, and demanding critique of eighteenth-century English and French fiction, this book rereads the major works of the period as components in a systematic exploration of how the ordering of experience by individuals might relate to larger orders of authority., (Order No: 23669 ), $3.50

198. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 1998 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 1998, 122pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57507 ), $17.50

199. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 1999 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 1999, 136pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57508 ), $17.50

200. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 2000 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 2000, 128pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57509 ), $17.50

201. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 2001 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 2001, 135pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57510 ), $17.50

202. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 2002 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 2002, 199pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57511 ), $17.50

203. Real, Hermann J. (editor), SWIFT STUDIES 2004 - THE ANNUAL OF THE EHRENPREIS CENTER, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Munster, Germany, 2004, 129pp, fine, wraps (softcover), Text in English., (Order No: 57512 ), $17.50

204. Redding, Arthur F., RAIDS ON HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: WRITING, ANARCHISM, AND VIOLENCE, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (1998) 1st ptg, 275pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 1570032300 The author examines the contention that violence, be it the mass product of revolutionary uprising or a private sadomasochistic indulgence, may be taken to instill in those who commit it the capacity for radical change., (Order No: 25786 ), $17.50

205. Redford, Bruce (edited by) (playlets by Richard Sheridan), THE ORIGINS OF THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL: "THE SLANDERERS" "SIR PETER TEAZLE", Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ, 1986, B&W illustrations, 165pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0878110275 Facsimile reproductions of the autograph manuscripts of two playlets by Richard Sheridan. The manuscripts are from the Robert H. Taylor Collection in the Princeton University Library., (Order No: 18145 ), $14.50

206. Reed, Edwin, THE TRUTH CONCERNING STRATFORD UPON AVON AND SHAKSPERE WITH OTHER ESSAYS, Coburn Publishing Co., Boston, MA, 1907, B&W illustrations, 61pp, very good, white cloth spine (hardcover), Largely unopened and uncut., (Order No: 46562 ), $22.50

207. Reed, Willard (analysis and notes by), A LETTER OF EMERSON, The Beacon Press, Boston, MA, 1934, 33pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) bookplate, Being the first publication of the reply of Ralph Waldo Emeerson to Solomon Corner of Baltimore in 1842., (Order No: 58790 ), $6.00

208. Rieser, Max (translated by Herbert M. Schueller), ANALYSIS OF POETIC THINKING, Wayne State Univ. Press, Detroit, MI, 1969, 170pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814313841 Dr. Rieser attempts to deduce the essence of poetic thinking not from the content of the poem, as it is usually done, but from the poem's form., (Order No: 34973 ), $8.00

209. Roberts, John R., RICHARD CRASHAW: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CRITICISM 1632-1980, University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO, 1985, 477pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0826204686 This bibliography is the first to survey comprehensively the critical response to Crashaw's work from 1632, the date of his first published poem, to 1980. Roberts has included 1,200 editions, books, parts of book-length studies, and essays on the work of Richard Crashaw., (Order No: 13787 ), $8.50

210. Rosenberg, Brian, MARY LEE SETTLE'S BEULAH QUINTET: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, Louisiana State Univ. Press, Baton Rouge, LA, (1991) 1st ptg, 174pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0807116742 Brian Rosenberg examines Settle's work-especially Prisons, O Beulah Land, Know Nothing, The Scapegoat, and The Killing Ground-to show the magnitude and artistic merit of this historical fiction. Analyzing the themes, images , and language of the quintet, he argues that each novel is best read as an installment in a single, continuous fiction-a fiction of major importance., (Order No: 13594 ), $6.00

211. Roudiez, Leon S., FRENCH FICTION TODAY: A NEW DIRECTION, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, (1972) 2nd ptg, 413pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813507243 This study encompasses essays on most of the avant-garde French fiction of the 1960s as well as a few earlier works that reveal similar trends. There is a separate critical essay on the fiction of each of the following: Samuel Beckett, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Butor, Marguerite Duras, Jean Pierre Faye, Claude Mauriac, Claude Ollier, Robert Pinget, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Raymond Roussel, Marc Saporta, Nathalie Sarraute, Claude Simon, and Philippe Sollers, as well as one entitled "Jean Ricardou and French Writing Today.", (Order No: 17074 ), $10.00

212. Rowland, Jon Thomas, FAINT PRAISE AND CIVIL LEER: THE "DECLINE" OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PANEGYRIC, University of Delaware Press, Newark, DE, (1994), 190pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) one small chip on dustjacket, ISBN 0874135435 A rhetorical study that describes the mutual indebtedness of satire and panegyric as branches of epideictic writing from 1603 to 1764., (Order No: 38729 ), $14.50

213. Rowlinson, Matthew, TENNYSON'S FIXATIONS: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE TOPICS OF THE EARLY POETRY, Univ. Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, (1994), 193pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813914787 Helps us to understand at the level of subject formation the great mysteries of Tennyson's poetry: its obsession with loss and lack, its investment in writerly and material technique, and paradoxically, its powerfully voiced quality., (Order No: 39816 ), $10.00

214. Roy, G. Ross (edited by), STUDIES IN SCOTTISH LITERATURE: VOLUME XIV, Univ. of South Carolina Pr., Columbia, SC, (1979), 311pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket ink marks 4+/- pages, ISBN 0872493806, (Order No: 43969 ), $20.00

215. Ryals, Clyde de L., FROM THE GREAT DEEP: ESSAYS ON IDYLLS OF THE KING, Ohio University Press, n.p., (1967) 2nd ptg, 204pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 39081 ), $7.50

216. Saintsbury, George, A CONSIDERATION OF THACKERAY, Russell & Russell, New York, (1968), 273pp, very good+, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, First published in 1931., (Order No: 21457 ), $12.50

217. Saisselin, Remy G., THE LITERARY ENTERPRISE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, MI, 1979, B&W frontis, 187pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814316182 The author introduces the concept of "literary spaces"--the library, the Temple of Fame, and the French version of Grub Street--to examine the changing values and expectations associated with a literary career in the Old Regime., (Order No: 30252 ), $15.00

218. Sale, Roger, ON NOT BEING GOOD ENOUGH: WRITINGS OF A WORKING CRITIC, Oxford University Press, New York, 1979, 218pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195025598 Sale's new collection of his finest reviews., (Order No: 34447 ), $3.00

219. Saltzman, Arthur M., DESIGNS OF DARKNESS IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, (1990), 157pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812230515 This volume examines some of the ways in which fiction has traditionally conspired to promote a goal-oriented vision of the work of art--and explores the ways in which postmodern (or postrealist) fiction consistently and unavoidably subverts the clarity of this vision., (Order No: 50969 ), $25.00

220. Sawyer-Laucanno, Christopher, THE CONTINUAL PILGRIMAGE: AMERICAN WRITERS IN PARIS, 1944-1960, Grove Press, New York, (1992) 1st ed, 27 B&W ill., 345pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0802113710 Between 1944 and 1960 a second great wave of American writers took up residence in Paris, seeking the artistically charged atmosphere so pervasive during the Jazz Age. This is a biographical/historical portrait of the friendships and associations they formed, the cross-cultural influences they occasioned, what they discovered, and what they brought back., (Order No: 12142 ), $7.50

221. Scheick, William J., FICTIONAL STRUCTURE & ETHICS: THE TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1990), 183pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0820312428 From close readings of seven novels--Arnold Bennett's ANNA OF THE FIVE TOWNS, George Gissing's THE UNCLASSED, Thomas Hardy's JUDE THE OBSCURE, H. G. Wells's THE WONDERFUL VISIT and THE SEA LADY, and Joseph Conrad's LORD JIM and THE HEART OF DARKNESS--Scheick demonstrates that the tension between characterization and structure is resolved in favor of structure., (Order No: 22500 ), $15.00

222. Sears, Lorenzo, AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE COLONIAL AND NATIONAL PERIODS, Burt Franklin, New York, (1970), 480pp, fine, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket as published), Originally published in 1902. The preface states, "the purpose is to indicate, by mention of leading authors and their works, the growth of letters in America, from such efforts as the earliest English immigrants were able to make, with the attainments they brought from home, down to achievements by citizens of a nation old enough to have a literature of its own, however much it may be indebted to treasures in other lands.", (Order No: 16034 ), $10.00

223. Sears, Theresa Ann, "ECHADO DE TIERRA": EXILE AND THE PSYCHOPOLITICAL LANDSCAPE IN THE POEMA DE MIO CID, Juan de la Cuesta, Newark, DE, (1998), 123pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0936388102 Contents include: Exile and its Implications; From Outcast to Heroic Exemplar; The Afrenta de Corpes: Land, Body, and Blood; Reconfiguring the Political Landscape in the Cid's Apotheosis; and, EL CID as National Hero., (Order No: 38743 ), $20.00

224. Seelye, John, BEAUTIFUL MACHINE: RIVERS AND THE REPUBLICAN PLAN 1755-1825, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991 1st ptg, 430pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195045513 Explores rivers in the American imagination during a critical transitional period in American history, taking as its starting point the French and Indian War and ending with the opening of the Erie Canal., (Order No: 56022 ), $10.00

225. Shattuck, Roger, CANDOR AND PERVERSION: LITERATURE, EDUCATION, AND THE ARTS, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1999) 1st ed, 415pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0393048071 In this volume, Roger Shattuck has gathered together 39 of his most impassioned and controversial pieces from the past 16 years, many of which have never before been published., (Order No: 24942 ), $7.50

226. Shirley, James (edited by Jenkin T. Philipps), AN ESSAY TOWARDS AN UNIVERSAL AND RATIONAL GRAMMAR, 1726, The Scolar Press Limited, Menston, England, 1971, 192pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), The ESSAY was issued twice in 1726, once with the title-page reading "An Essay towards a Rational Grammar", with the imprint "London: Printed for W. Meadows, at the Angel in Cornhill", and without the introductory "Essay". The other issue (presumably the second) had a re-set title-page, and included the "Essay"; this issue is reproduced here., (Order No: 47565 ), $60.00

227. Shivers, Frank R., MARYLAND WITS & BALTIMORE BARDS - A LITERARY HISTORY WITH NOTES ON WASHINGTON WRITERS, Johns Hopkins University Pr., Baltimore, MD, (1998) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 339pp, very good++, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0801858100, (Order No: 47582 ), $4.50

228. Silberschlag, Eisig (with translations by Sholom J. Kahn and others), SAUL TSCHERNICHOWSKY: POET OF REVOLT, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1968), B&W illustrations, 209pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The first study in English of the major Hebrew poet., (Order No: 38751 ), $14.50

229. Silz, Walter, HOLDERLIN'S HYPERION: A CRITICAL READING, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadlephia, PA, (1969), 138pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812276094 HYPERION is a love song consecrated to the poet's three loves: Nature, Greece, and Diotima. But in addition to showing how these themes are revealed, Professor Silz examines the metrical and lyrical aspects of this work by the poet-novelist., (Order No: 44377 ), $12.50

230. Simpson, David, FETISHISM AND IMAGINATION: DICKENS, MELVILLE, CONRAD, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, MD, (1982), 141pp, very good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) closed tear on dj, ISBN 0801828589 Through the works of Dickens, Melville, and Conrad, Simpson explores the ways in which fetishism-excessive, even fixated concentration on one subject or figure-is used to describe the alienation of the human imagination in an uncreative social environment., (Order No: 10603 ), $10.00

231. Solomon, Harry M., THE RAPE OF THE TEXT: READING AND MISREADING POPE'S ESSAY ON MAN, University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL, (1993), B&W frontis, 246pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 081730696X A book that shows us how to read AN ESSAY ON MAN., (Order No: 45094 ), $6.00

232. Stevenson, Randall, THE BRITISH NOVEL SINCE THE THIRTIES - AN INTRODUCTION, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1986), 257pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0820308757, (Order No: 44369 ), $5.00

233. Stevick, Philip, THE CHAPTER IN FICTION: THEORIES OF NARRATIVE DIVISION, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY, (1970) 1st ed, 188pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0815600704 A critical examination of chapter functions are considered in a five-part conceptual framework: a theoretical basis for chapter division in fiction; the conventions-such as cadence, open ends, and beginnings-that have accumulated in the use of chapters; the relation of the parts to the structure of the novel as a whole; the profound effect of division on the artistic contours, on rhythm and tempo, and progressions that define the nature of proportion in the novel; the historical source and the mutations of the development of chapter division in fiction., (Order No: 14029 ), $12.50

234. Stewart, Stanley, THE EXPANDED VOICE: THE ART OF THOMAS TRAHERNE, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, 1970, 235pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), The author undertakes a thorough analysis of the major writings, both prose and poetry, of Thomas Traherne. In doing so he offers a re-evaluation of Traherne's literary worth and makes a significant contribution to the criticism dealing with this seventeenth-century author., (Order No: 17586 ), $8.50

235. Stone, Donald, FRENCH HUMANIST TRAGEDY: A REASSESSMENT, Rowmand and Littlefield, Totowa, NJ, (1974), 231pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874715377 Professor Stone discusses the concepts which determined the nature and function of French humanist tragedy and the importance of those concepts with regard to the genre's relationship to medieval, ancient and French classical drama., (Order No: 14057 ), $6.50

236. Storch, Margaret, SONS AND ADVERSARIES: WOMEN IN WILLIAM BLAKE AND D. H. LAWRENCE, University of Tennessee Pr., Knoxville, TN, (1990) 1st ed, 9 B&W figures, 226pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870496565 According to the author, Blake and Lawrence are strikingly similar in their ideals of individual and social liberation and in their creative temperament; they are also strikingly alike in their attitudes toward women. This book focuses upon the responses to women of these two male artists, noting that each has an extraordinary sensitivity to women's experience and, at the same time, deep antagonism toward women.To probe this surprising ambivalence, the author applies Melanie Klein's psychoanalytic insights and finds the source of both writers' ambivalence in unresolved conflicts in the infant-mother relationship., (Order No: 13896 ), $7.50

237. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, THE KEY TO UNCLE TOM'S CABIN; PRESENTING THE ORIGINAL FACTS AND DOCUMENTS UPON WHICH THE STORY IS FOUNDED ..., Clarke, Beeton, and Co., London, n.d. c1855, 508pp, good, faded light green cloth (hardcover), "...TOGETHER WITH CORROBORATIVE STATEMENTS VERIFYING THE TRUTH OF THE WORK.", (Order No: 60524 ), $30.00

238. Sullivan, John (edited by), G. K. CHESTERTON: A CENTENARY APPRAISAL, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, (1974), 243pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0064965910 A balanced assessment of Chesterton's vast output as novelist, poet, critic, thinker, journalist, illustrator and wit., (Order No: 59263 ), $15.00

239. Swados, Harvey (edited by), THE AMERICAN WRITER AND THE GREAT DEPRESSION, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc., Indianapolis, IN, (1966) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 521pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A volume in the "American Heritage Series.", (Order No: 37630 ), $10.00

240. Sweeting, Adam W., READING HOUSES AND BUILDING BOOKS: ANDREW JACKSON DOWNING AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF POPULAR ANTEBELLUM LITERATURE, 1835-1855, Univ. Press of New England, Hanover, NH, (1996) 1st ptg, 25 B&W figures, 230pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0874517508 Author, architect, and landscape designer, Andrew Jackson Downing, more than any other individual, shaped middle-class taste in the United States in the two decades prior to the Civil War. In this study, the author places Downing's works--especially his enormously popular books--in their literary and cultural context, documenting their influence on antebellum American culture., (Order No: 14792 ), $10.00

241. Swinnerton, Frank, BACKGROUND WITH CHORUS: A FOOTNOTE TO CHANGES IN ENGLISH LITERARY FASHION BETWEEN 1901 AND 1917, Farrar, Strauss & Cudahy, New York, (1956), 236pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small stain on foreedge, (Order No: 40278 ), $10.00

242. Tambimuttu (edited by), FESTSCHRIFT FOR MARIANNE MOORE'S SEVENTY SEVENTH BIRTHDAY, Tambimuttu & Mass, New York, 1964, B&W illustrations, 137pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The contributions here include: biographical, as for example the reminiscences of her early contemporaries and associates, Malcolm Cowley and Conrad Aiken; personal statements by writers, who describe their first contacts with Miss Moore, and the effect her poetry has had on contemporary literature; essays of pure criticism; and, poems in homage by poets John Ciardi and Richard Wilbur, as well as tributes from poets of the younger generation for whom Marianne Moore has in one way or another been a guide and master., (Order No: 50927 ), $12.50

243. Tatum, James, APULEIUS AND THE GOLDEN ASS, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, (1979), B&W illustrations, 203pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0801411637 The first book-length study in English entirely devoted to THE GOLDEN ASS. Tatum concentrates on the novel's coherence as a literary work and its relation to Apuleius' other writings, particularly his APOLOGY and FLORIDA. He describes its critical reception through the ages, discusses Apuleius' career as a sophist, analyzes Apuleius' use of language, and included illustrations of ancient monuments that shed light on many passages in THE GOLDEN ASS and on some of Apuleius' other writings., (Order No: 47044 ), $100.00

244. Thackeray, Wm. M., THE ENGLISH HUMORISTS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, Willard Small, Boston, 1889, 298pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 15689 ), $12.50

245. Thibodaux, Daivd, JOEL OPPENHEIMER: AN INTRODUCTION, Camden House, Columbia, SC, (1986) 1st ed, B&W frontis, 114pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0938100394 The purpose of this study is to provide a comprehensive view of Joel Oppenheimer's canon by examining his main literary themes. "Studies in England and American Literature, Linguistics, and Culture - Vol. 4.", (Order No: 53404 ), $45.00

246. Thomson, W. H., SHAKESPEARE'S CHARACTERS: A HISTORICAL DICTIONARY, Haskell House, New York, 1966, B&W frontis, 320pp, good+, green cloth (hardcover), This volume gives an account of all the historical personages appearing as characters, or referred to, in the English Historical Plays and Macbeth., (Order No: 31432 ), $20.00

247. Tinker, Chauncey Brewster, THE SALON AND ENGLISH LETTERS: CHAPTERS ON THE INTERRELATIONS OF LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN THE AGE OF JOHNSON, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1915, B&W illustrations, 290pp, ads, good, dark blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 33798 ), $20.00

248. Tolzmann, Don Heinrich, GERMAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1977, B&W map, 328pp, very good, orange cloth (hardcover) bump top corners, ISBN 0810810697 The growing interest in ethnic studies and the interest in German-Americana necessitate the publication of this first introductory history on German-American literature., (Order No: 21802 ), $15.00

249. Toronto Arts Group for Human Rights (edited by), THE WRITER AND HUMAN RIGHTS: IN AID OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1983 1st ed, 294pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0385189311 In 1981 over seventy writers from various parts of the world and of diverse political backgrounds and beliefs gathered together to address serious questions and issues on the problem of human rights and the writer's place within the world. Here are many of the speeches which represent the geographical and political balance of this congress., (Order No: 16778 ), $7.50

250. Traill, H. D., THE NEW FICTION AND OTHER ESSAYS ON LITERARY SUBJECTS, Kennikat Press, Port Washington, NY, (1970), 323pp, fine, maroon cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0804609853 First published in 1897., (Order No: 54613 ), $10.00

251. Trowbridge, Hoyt, FROM DRYDEN TO JANE AUSTEN: ESSAYS ON ENGLISH CRITICS AND WRITERS, 1660-1818, Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, (1978) 2nd ptg, 300pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) minute nick top edge, ISBN 0826304303 This broad-ranging collection of essays--some new, some previously published--comments upon a wide variety of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literary and critical genres and writers., (Order No: 16395 ), $10.00

252. Turnell, Martin, THE NOVEL IN FRANCE: MME DE LA FAYETTE, LACLOS, CONSTANT, STENDHAL, BALZAC, FLAUBERT, PROUST, Hamish Hamilton, London, (1950), 432pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), The author examines the work of seven of the greatest French novelists., (Order No: 39793 ), $12.50

253. Turnell, Martin, JACQUES RIVIERE - STUDIES IN MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND THOUGHT, Bowes & Bowes, Cambridge, UK, (1953), 64pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Jacques Riviere was the Editor of La Nouvelle Revue Francaise - once the most celebrated of European literay periodicals., (Order No: 60249 ), $7.00

254. Turner, Albert Morton, THE MAKING OF THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1938), B&W illustrations, 230pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 41210 ), $15.00

255. Tuttleton, James W., A FINE SILVER THREAD: ESSAYS ON AMERICAN WRITING AND CRITICISM, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, IL, 1998, 271pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 1566631815 The author assesses the influence and accomplishments of literary radicalism in the twenties and investigates the treatment of women in the American novel between the two world wars., (Order No: 19130 ), $12.50

256. van Schaick, John, CHARACTERS IN TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN, Universalist Publishing Hous, Boston, MA, (1939), B&W illustrations, 199pp, good w/lightly chipped and soiled dustjacket (hardcover), "Curiously, no study had been made of the characters in the 'Tales.' About all that we knew of the characters was that Lyman Howe was the Landlord, Henry Ware Wales the Student, Israel Edrehi the Spanish Jew (although Israel was not the correct name), Luigi Monti the Young Sicilian, Ole Bull the Musician, Professor Daniel Treadwell the Theologian, and Thomas W. Parsons the Poet.", (Order No: 24407 ), $6.00

257. von LaRoche, Sophie (translated from the German with a critical introduction by Christa Baguss Britt), THE HISTORY OF LADY SOPHIA STERNHEIM, State University of New York, Albany, NY, (1991) 1st ptg, 246pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 079140532X "EXTRACTED BY A WOMAN FRIEND OF THE SAME FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER RELIABLE SOURCES - Published in the Years 1771 and 1772 by C. M. Wieland.", (Order No: 52242 ), $7.00

258. Wallerstein, Ruth C., RICHARD CRASHAW: A STUDY IN STYLE AND POETIC DEVELOPMENT, Lemma Publishing Corporation, New York, 1972, 160pp, very good, clay colored cloth (hardcover), ISBN 0876960360 First published in 1935. Contents include: Crashaw's Life and Inner Growth; School Work: The Latin Epigrams and the Pattern of the Rhetorics; The Translations; Emblem and Impresa: The Maturing of Crashaw's Imagery; and, Style and Spirit Fused., (Order No: 38878 ), $15.00

259. Walsh, William, A HUMAN IDIOM: LITERATURE AND HUMANITY, Barnes & Noble, Inc., New York, (1964), 212pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), The author presents a study of literature as a humanity. He takes a number of literary forms--letters, autobiography, criticism, and philosophical writing, as well as novels, poems, and short stories; and a number of writers--Coleridge, Henry James, Santayana, Leavis, Narayan, D. J. Enright, Brian Glanville; and asks what light they throw on the fundamental business of being human., (Order No: 16491 ), $14.50

260. Watts, Harold H., HOUND AND QUARRY, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, (1953), 304pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), (Order No: 39217 ), $10.00

261. Weinbrot, Howard D., ALEXANDER POPE AND THE TRADITIONS OF FORMAL VERSE SATIRE, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1982), 389pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0691065101 Professor Weinbrot has combined thorough readings of Pope's work with an account of formal verse satire as it developed in the Restoration and the eighteenth century. Summarizing the works of hundreds of minor poets and critics, he recreates much of the climate of thinking about satire during the two centuries when it was most popular and provides a hypothesis for its decline after Pope., (Order No: 45001 ), $125.00

262. Weinbrot, Howard D., THE FORMAL STRAIN - STUDIES IN AUGUSTAN IMITATION AND SATIRE, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1969), 234pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) small closed tear on dj, Studies the background, theory, and practice of the overlapping genres of imitation and formal verse satire during the Restoration and the eighteenth century., (Order No: 50907 ), $4.50

263. Weinstein, Leo, THE SUBVERSIVE TRADITION IN FRENCH LITERATURE: VOLUME I 1721-1870, Twayne Publishers, Boston, (1989), 18 B&W ill., 199pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0805782486 In this first volume, the author embarks on a study of l'art de rouspeter, the protest literature so vital to the history, politics, and culture of France. It covers the period between 1721 and 1870, opening on the last decades of absolute monarchy and tracing the history of the country and its people through the fall of Napoleon III., (Order No: 11005 ), $7.00

264. Weisberg, Richard H., THE FAILURE OF THE WORD: THE PROTAGONIST AS LAWYER IN MODERN FICTION, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (1984) 1st ptg, 218pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300032110, (Order No: 60324 ), $14.50

265. Wertheim, Arthur Frank, THE NEW YORK LITTLE RENAISSANCE: ICONOCLASM, MODERNISM, AND NATIONALISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE, 1908-1917, New York University Press, New York, 1976, 276pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814791646 Between 1908 and 1917 a new literary and artistic movement sprang up in New York City. As this movement was an artistic revolt against nineteenth-century genteel culture, it was called New York's "Little Renaissance" and was germinated by the then-prominent intellectual community., (Order No: 59278 ), $9.50

266. West, James L. W., THE MAKING OF THIS SIDE OF PARADISE, Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1983, 140pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812278674, (Order No: 60191 ), $6.00

267. Westbrook, Perry D., THE NEW ENGLAND TOWN IN FACT AND FICTION, Fairleign Dickinson Univ. Pr, Rutherford, NJ, (1982), 286pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0838630111 The author examines the New England town as it impinged upon, and molded, the American imagination during two centuries of nationhood., (Order No: 40655 ), $14.50

268. Wheeler, William A., AN EXPLANATORY AND PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF THE NOTED NAMES OF FICTION; ..., Ticknor and Fields, Boston, MA, 1866, 410pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) light wear top of spine, "...including also Familiar Pseudonyms, Surnames Bestowed on Eminent Men, and Analogous Popular Appellations Often Required to in Literature and Conversation.", (Order No: 59506 ), $7.50

269. Wheen, Francis (editor), LORD GNOME'S LITERARY COMPANION, Verso, London, (1994), B&W illustrations, 362pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), This book assembles, in thematic order, the best of the columns from the 'Literary Review' section of the satirical magazine Private Eye, to present an astringent, rude and funny survey of publishers and the published., (Order No: 13435 ), $12.50

270. Whipple, Edwin P., THE LITERATURE OF THE AGE OF ELIZABETH, Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston, MA, 1888 13th ed, 364pp, very good, green cloth, teg (hardcover), These essays were originally delivered as lectures before the Lowell Institute, in the spring of 1859, and were first printed in THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY during the years 1867 and 1868., (Order No: 39186 ), $12.00

271. Whitman, Walt (introductory essay by Quentin Anderson; text notes by Stephen Railton), WALT WHITMAN'S AUTOGRAPH REVISION OF THE ANALYSIS OF LEAVES OF GRASS (FOR DR. R. M. BUCKE'S WALT WHITMAN), New York University Press, New York, 1974, B&W illustrations, 192pp, fine, green cloth (hardcover), The text is based on many and long discussions between Whitman and Bucke and on changes and notes made by Whitman, and so the work was one of virtual collaboration., (Order No: 40962 ), $25.00

272. Williams, Raymond Leslie (editor), THE NOVEL IN THE AMERICAS, Univ. Press of Colorado, Niwot, CO, (1992) 1st ptg, 156pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0870812718 This book contains thirteen provocative essays by leading writers and scholars of the Americas. These essays touch deeply on issues regarding the role of art and critical thought in modern, or postmodern, cultures. Included are works by Carlos Fuentes, Maxine Hong Kingston, William H. Gass, Larry McCaffrey, and others., (Order No: 16245 ), $14.50

273. Wilson, Katharina M. (edited by), MEDIEVAL WOMEN WRITERS, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, (1984), 366pp, very good+, wraps (softcover) owner's name, ISBN 082030641X An anthology of the writings o5 15 women placing these writers in historical context and exploring the question of the female imagination., (Order No: 56582 ), $7.00

274. Winn, James Anderson, "WHEN BEAUTY FIRES THE BLOOD": LOVE AND THE ARTS IN THE AGE OF DRYDEN, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, (1992) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 474pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) owner's name, ISBN 0472103393 In examining Dryden's artistic practice and theory from this perspective, Winn addresses topics not often noticed in previous studies of Dryden: his technical knowledge of music and painting; his lively sexual imagination; his use of conventional and unconventional notions of gender to flesh out theoretical distinctions; and the contrasting attitudes of his contemporaries, especially those of women writers., (Order No: 44883 ), $15.00

275. Woodring, Carl, LITERATURE: AN EMBATTLED PROFESSION, Columbia University Press, New York, (1999) 1st ptg, 220pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231115229 Delving into the hotly debated issues surrounding the relevance of the humanities in today's society, this spirited and engaging book analyzes the history and current status of literary study in America., (Order No: 39000 ), $5.00

276. Wright, Andrew, JOYCE CARY: A PREFACE TO HIS NOVELS, Chatto & Windus, London, 1958, B&W frontis, 186pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An introduction to Cary's work., (Order No: 44720 ), $5.00

277. Wright, Sarah Bird, EDITH WHARTON'S TRAVEL WRITING: THE MAKING OF A CONNOISSEUR, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1997) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 194pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0312158424 An engaging study of Wharton's travel writing as the embodiment of her connoisseurship., (Order No: 38721 ), $30.00

278. Writers' Congress Continuations Committe of the Hollywood Writers' Mobilization, WRITERS' CONGRESS -- PROCEEDINGS OF THE WRITERS' CONGRESS LOS ANGELES 1943 (ON THE SPINE), University of California Pr., Berkeley, CA, 1944, 663pp, good+, brown cloth (hardcover), The Proceedings of the Conference held in October 1943 under the sponsorship of the Hollywood Writers' Mobilization and the University of California., (Order No: 37640 ), $20.00

279. Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, THE RUSSIAN LITERARY IMAGINATION, Funk & Wagnalls, New York, (1969), 259pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), In this volume, the author presents some major Russian writers of prose and verse: Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov, Gorky., (Order No: 31688 ), $12.00

280. Young, Elizabeth and Caveney, Graham, SHOPPING IN SPACE: ESSAYS ON AMERICA'S BLANK GENERATION FICTION, Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, (1993) 1st ptg, 288pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0871135426 The authors offer an incisive, provocative commentary on various writers, who, they argue, represent a significant shift in contemporary American literature., (Order No: 22044 ), $5.00

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