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Literary Criticism

Literary Criticism

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1 Alfieri, Vittorio; translated by Henry McAnally The Life of Vittorio Alfieri: Written by Himself
Lawrence, KS University of Kansas Press, 1953 Hard Cover Fine No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
288 pp. A tightly bound, unmarked copy with minimal wear. Memoir by the Italian dramatist--who himself had a dramatic life--written in the 1790s. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III, Allibone, S. Austin
2 Allibone, S. Austin A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott, 1872 Hardcover Very Good- No Dust Jacket Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, complete set of three volumes bound in full leather, with titles on spines set in red and black labels. Apparent First Edition. Spines and bindings are tight, though there is some cracking and scuffing to edges and some wear to tips. Pages are clean and clear, if a bit age-toned. 3139 pages in length. Oversize. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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TriQuarterly 38: In the Wake of the Wake, number 38, winter 1977, Anderson, Elliot; ed.
3 Anderson, Elliot; ed. TriQuarterly 38: In the Wake of the Wake, number 38, winter 1977
Illinois Northwestern University, 1977 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 230 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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4 Arrow, John J.C. Squire v. D.H. Lawrence; A reply to Mr. Squire's article in "The Observer" of March 9, 1930
London, United Kingdom E. Lahr, Very Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Small booklet, wraps with no date. Blue Moon Booklets No. 4. Pages are age-toned but clean; light wear to edges of wrapper, which is slightly faded on the front and has repaired tear on the back. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.80 USD
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Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, Bacon, Francis
5 Bacon, Francis Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral
London The Folio Society, 2002 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall Harry Brockway 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Gift-quality condition, inside and out. Apparently unread, spine still crackles, published to the usual high standards of The Folio Society. Housed in a sturdy and beautifully pattered, red concave slip-case. The front, marbled, off white cover contains text in black and dark red bordering. Book interior contains paste-downs of the same red and pattered print as slip-case and contains many black-and-white engravings by Harry Brockway. This text was edited and contains an introduction and notes by Brian Vickers and a preface by Lord Quinton. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 258 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Letters to Madame Hanska, Balzac, Honore de
6 Balzac, Honore de Letters to Madame Hanska
Boston Hardy, Pratt & Co., 1900 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
xix + 763 pp. Sturdy hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips, though with some edge-wear and wear to spine head and foot; slight age-toning to pages. Withdrawn from an academic library, with all usual markings, but still an attractive and sturdy copy overall. Born Countess Rzewuska, "Madame Hanska" became Balzac's wife from 1833-1846. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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7 Baudouin, Charles Contemporary Studies
London George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., 1924 Hardcover Good+ No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Withdrawn from an academic library, with all usual markings, but still an attractive and sturdy copy overall. Translated from the French by Eden and Cedar Paul. Index, notes, French language text. 288 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Seven Men, Beerbohm, Max
8 Beerbohm, Max Seven Men
London William Heinemann, 1922 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy hardcover copy; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Heavy browning and discoloration to covers and spine. Pasted label on spine still present and readable. Page-edges also browned. Paste-downs show staining and discolorations. Uncut pages. This volume is part of a Limited Edition of 780 copies. 219 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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9 Bloom, Harold, ed. The Harlem Renaissance
Philadelphia The Chelsea House Publishing Company, 2004 0791079864 / 9780791079867 Soft Cover Very Good Soft Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards. Tips in front are slightly furled, but not ex-library; neither highlighting nor underlining anywhere. Spine and binding tight. Edited and with an Introduction by Harold Bloom. viii + 336 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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10 Boak, Denis Andre Malraux
Oxford, England Clarendon Press, 1968 0198153791 / 9780198153795 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Fully intact dust jacket, now enclosed in mylar. Sterling biography of a literary giant. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.20 USD
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The Life and Death of William Mountford, Borgman, Albert S.
11 Borgman, Albert S. The Life and Death of William Mountford
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 1935 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining, but with a few uncut pages up front. Another fine contribution to the Harvard Studies in English series, this being Volume XV. Bright red buckram cloth with gilt lettering to spine. 220 pp., with plentiful black-and-white illustrations. Rough-cut pages. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India, Bose, Purnima
12 Bose, Purnima Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India
Durham, North Carolina Duke University Press, 2003 0822327686 / 9780822327684 Softcover As New Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition softcover copy, with unfurled tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear. From the publisher's blurb, "Organizing Empire critically examines how concepts of individualism functioned to support and resist British imperialism in India. Through readings of British colonial and Indian nationalist narratives that emerged in parliamentary debates, popular colonial histories, newsletters, memoirs, biographies, and novels, Purnima Bose investigates the ramifications of reducing collective activism to individual intentions. Paying particular attention to the construction of gender, she shows that ideas of individualism rhetorically and theoretically bind colonials, feminists, nationalists, and neocolonials to one another. She demonstrates how reliance on ideas of the individual—as scapegoat or hero—enabled colonial and neocolonial powers to deny the violence that they perpetrated. At the same time, she shows how analyses of the role of the individual provide a window into the dynamics and limitations of state formations and feminist and nationalist resistance movements.From a historically grounded, feminist perspective, Bose offers four case studies, each of which illuminates a distinct individualizing rhetorical strategy. She looks at the parliamentary debates on the Amritsar Massacre of 1919, in which several hundred unarmed Indian protesters were killed; Margaret Cousins’s firsthand account of feminist organizing in Ireland and India; Kalpana Dutt’s memoir of the Bengali terrorist movement of the 1930s, which was modeled in part on Irish anticolonial activity; and the popular histories generated by ex-colonial officials and their wives. Bringing to the fore the constraints that colonial domination placed upon agency and activism, Organizing Empire highlights the complexity of the multiple narratives that constitute British colonial history. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography." xi + 278 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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John Addington Symonds: a biographical study, Brooks, Van Wyck
13 Brooks, Van Wyck John Addington Symonds: a biographical study
New York Mitchell Kennerly, 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Dust jacket present, not price-clipped, but showing moderate shelf- and edge-wear, some chipping along the top edge, short tape repair inside at spine top11.00. vii + 234 pp. Symonds was a 19th-century English poet and literary critic whose numerous homosexual affairs (although being married with children) inspired his poetry. Blue cloth boards with paper label affixed neatly to spine, frontispiece portrait from a pen & ink drawing by Samuel Richards. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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New England: Indian Summer, 1865-1915, Brooks, Van Wyck
14 Brooks, Van Wyck New England: Indian Summer, 1865-1915
New York E.P. Dutton, 1940 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Paper wrappers fully intact, but showing some shelf- and edge-wear, including a few short closed tears and a chip from upper front cover near spine head. Laid in is the August, 1940 review of the book by Henry Steele Commager in the New York Times Book Review. 557 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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Twenty-Two Unpublished Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Addressed to Henrietta and Arabella Moulton-Barrett, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
15 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning Twenty-Two Unpublished Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning Addressed to Henrietta and Arabella Moulton-Barrett
New York The United Feature Syndicate, 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Fine-looking First Edition with scuffing to bottom spine hinge and very slight scuffing to spine top. 89 pp. Frontispiece portrait. "1188 copies printed by hand by James Hendrickson at Crosby Gaige's Watch Hill Press, Peekskill, New York, May to August, MCMXXXV." Previous owner's book-plate inside front flap. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Carty, T.J., ed. A Dictionary of Literary Pseudonyms in the English Language, Second Edition
London Mansell Publishing, 2000 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Withdrawn from a public library, with all usual markings, but still an attractive and sturdy copy overall. Perfectly serviceable reference copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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17 Chevaillier, Flore The Body of Writing: an erotics of contemporary American fiction
Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University Press, 2013 0814212174 / 9780814212172 First Edition Hard Cover New No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality, still in its shrink-wrap. The rear cover blurb says the following: "The Body of Writing: An Erotics of Contemporary American Fiction" examines four postmodern texts whose authors play with the material conventions of "the book" Joseph McElroy's "Plus "(1977), Carole Maso's "AVA "(1993), Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's "DICTEE "(1982), and Steve Tomasula's "VAS "(2003). By demonstrating how each of these works calls for an affirmative engagement with literature, Flore Chevaillier explores a centrally important issue in the criticism of contemporary fiction. Critics have claimed that experimental literature, in its disruption of conventional story-telling and language uses, resists literary and social customs. While this account is accurate, it stresses what experimental texts respond to more than what they offer. This book proposes a counter-view to this emphasis on the strictly privative character of innovative fictions by examining experimental works' positive ideas and affects, as well as readers' engagement in the formal pleasure of experimentations with image, print, sound, page, orthography, and syntax. Elaborating an erotics of recent innovative literature implies that we engage in the formal pleasure of its experimentations with signifying techniques and with the materiality of their medium. Such engagement provokes a fusion of the reader's senses and the textual material, which invites a redefinition of corporeality as a kind of textual practice. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Chrostowska, S.D. Literature on Trial: the emergence of Critical discourse in Germany, Poland, and Russia, 1700-1800
University of Toronto Press, 2012 1442643560 / 9781442643567 First Hard Cover Fine in Fine dust jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A clean, tight copy with no markings in the text and minimal wear to the boards; gift-quality condition. From the dust jacket blurb: " Literature on Trial traces the rise of modern literary criticism in Central and Eastern Europe during the eighteenth century. S.D. Chrostowska juxtaposes the discourse's written forms in three linguistic-cultural regions - Germany, Poland, and Russia - to show how fluid the relationship once was between the genres of criticism and those of literature.An alternative history of literary criticism, Literature on Trial marks a shift from earlier studies' focus on aesthetic principles to an emphasis on the development of literary-critical forms. Chrostowska relates cultural and institutional changes in these areas to the formation of literary-critical knowledge. She accounts for the ways in which critical discourse organized itself formally and deemed some genres 'proper' while eliminating others. Analysing works by Lessing, Goethe, and Karamzin, among others, Literature on Trial brings a fresh theoretical perspective to the links between genre as a discursive strategy and socio-political life." 272 pp Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Harriette Simpson Arnow: critical essays on her work, Chung, Haeja K., ed.
19 Chung, Haeja K., ed. Harriette Simpson Arnow: critical essays on her work
East Lansing, Michigan Michigan State University, 1995 0870133810 / 9780870133817 Hardcover Fine Fine Hardcover 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, gift-quality. Tips unbruised, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, paste-downs neat and tidy, and not ex-library; neither underlining nor highlighting. Dust jacket fully intact, still bright and shiny, not price-clipped. vii + 301 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Public Poetry of Robert Lowell, Cosgrave, Patrick
20 Cosgrave, Patrick The Public Poetry of Robert Lowell
New York Taplinger Publishing Company, 1972 0800865596 / 9780800865597 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
222 pp. First American edition. Minor shelfwear to spine foot, else fine. Clean and crisp, binding sturdy. Dust jacket gently bumped and rubbed along edges. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.20 USD
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