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1 (OCTOBER). Krauss, Rosalind; Annette Michelson, Yve-Alain Bois (editors). October 70
MIT Press Journals 1994 0262752204 / 9780262752206 Paperback Very Good 
Almost like new art journal. Covers lightly smudged. No marks or writing in book. Interviews with Claes Oldenburg, Robert Morris, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Conner, Sherrie Levine, Louise Lawler, and a late (1985) interview with Andy Warhol. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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2 Abicht,Ludo; Claude Owen The Sword, The Pen and the Swastika: An Anthology of Nazi and Rightwing Literature in Germany, 1914-1945
Brock University Press 1981 Paperback Good 
1981 softcover. No marks or writing in book. Fore edge and title page are foxed; Corners starting to curl a bit. 111 pages. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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3 Adams Sitney, P. Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature
Columbia University Press 1992 0231071833 / 9780231071833 Paperback Like New 
Clean softcover film book, with no marks or writing in book. Tight binding, square corners. Reprint edition. Almost like new, but covers have a very slight trace of rubbing. 280 pages. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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4 Aldridge, John W. After the Lost Generation: A Critical Study of the Writers of Two Wars (Essay index reprint series)
Books for Libraries 1979 0836921410 / 9780836921410 Hardcover Good 
Hardcover ex-library book with the usual library indiciae. Holding up very well; good condition overall. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Alfred de Vigny; J C A Havinga Lectures Classiques No. 2: La Fin de Cinq-Mars par Alfred de Vigny
W E J Tjeenk Willink 1928 Hardcover Good 
Nice hardbound booklet. 132 pages. Our copy has some traces of remnants of dust cover stuck to endpapers, a few small marks in pencil to text. Text is completely in French. Small clothbound collections of critical lectures on the work of Alfred de Vigny.

Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny (1797 - 1863) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist. He was a major figure in the French Romantic movement. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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The Harmonious Vision: Studies in Milton's Poetry, Allen, Don Cameron
6 Allen, Don Cameron The Harmonious Vision: Studies in Milton's Poetry
The Johns Hopkins University Press 1970 0801811910 / 9780801811913 Hardcover Fine Fine 
Enlarged Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket, with no marks or flaws. 166 pages. A bright, tight copy with no sign of wear. As new. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 Alter, Robert Partial Magic: The Novel as Self-Conscious Genre
University of California Press 1975 0520027558 / 9780520027558 Hardcover Good 
Good condition hardcover ex-library copy in dust jacket. 248 pages. Has the usual library markings. Binding holding up nicely. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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8 Amiri Baraka Amiri Baraka (VHS tape) Lannan Literary Series #26
Lannan Foundation/Metropolitan Pictures 1991 1573940275 / 9781573940276 VHS Good 
VHS videocassette. Almost like new, but the video does have a 5-digit catalogue number in magic marker on the label. The clamshell box is like new. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry, Baker, David; Ann Townsend
9 Baker, David; Ann Townsend Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry
Graywolf Press 2007 1555974600 / 9781555974602 Paperback New 
Bright, clean softcover with no marks or flaws; no sign of handling or wear. 256 pages.

From the publisher's website description, "Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry is a significant book on poetry from its earliest, traditional roots to its most recent and fractured forms. The essays gathered here, by an array of brilliant contemporary poets, explore the history of the lyric poem, its rhetorical modes and strategies. How does the lyric operate in an elegy, a love poem, or ode? How is meaning conveyed by a pastoral poem, the sublime, the narrative? How does the lyric investigate nature, beauty, and time? How are these lyric forms and strategies received? Radiant Lyre gives the contemporary reader a sense of the origin, evolution, and present status of the modes and means of lyric poetry." 
Price: 17.50 USD

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10 Bamberg, Robert D James Joyce: The Spirit Distilled
Rowfant Club 1986 Hardcover Like New 
1986 Rowfant Club. Limited Edition clothbound. This is copy number 140 of an edition of 300. No marks or flaws; no wear or damage. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Barbara Hill Rigney The Voices of Toni Morrison
0814205550 / 9780814205556 Paperback New 
Brand new - still sealed in publisher's shrink-wrap. 
Price: 15.50 USD
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12 Bart, Benjamin The Legendary Sources of Flaubert's Saint Julien (University of Toronto romance series)
University of Toronto Press 1977 0802053734 / 9780802053732 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover in blue cloth stamped in gilt. No marks or writing in book. Light spot to front side along knuckle of spine. Otherwise Fine condition. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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Erotism: Death and Sensuality, Bataille, Georges
13 Bataille, Georges Erotism: Death and Sensuality
San Francisco City Lights 1986 0872861902 / 9780872861909 First City Lights Edition Paperback Like New 
City Lights, 1986. First City Lights Edition. Softcover; 276 pages, plus bibliography and index. No marks or writing to book. Covers glossy and clean. As new.

Taboo and sacrifice, transgression and language, death and sensuality—Georges Bataille pursues these themes with an original, often startling perspective. He challenges any single discourse on the erotic. The scope of his inquiry ranges from Emily Bronte to Sade, from St. Therese to Claude Levi-Strauss and Dr. Kinsey; and the subjects he covers include prostitution, mythical ecstasy, cruelty, and organized war. Investigating desire prior to and extending beyond the realm of sexuality, he argues that eroticism is "a psychological quest not alien to death." " . . . one of the most original and unsettling of those thinkers who, in the wake of Sade and Nietzsche, have confronted the possibility of thought in a world that has lost its myth of transcendence."--Peter Brooks, New York Times Book Review "Bataille is one of the most important writers of the century."--Michel Foucault "[An] urgent, thrusting book about love, sex, death and spirituality by Georges Bataille."--Mark Price, Philosophy Now Georges Bataille (1897-1962) was a French intellectual and literary icon who wrote essays, novels, and poems exploring philosophical and sociological subjects such as eroticism and surrealism. City Lights published more of Bataille's works including The Impossible, The Tears of Eros, and Story of the Eye.

Part one: Eroticism in inner experience -- The link between taboos and death -- Taboos related to reproduction -- Affinities between reproduction and death transgression -- Murder, hunting and war -- Murder and sacrifice -- From religious sacrifice to eroticism -- Sexual plethora and death -- Transgression in marriage and in orgy christianity -- The object of desire: prostitution -- Beauty -- Part two: Kinsey, the underworld and work -- De sade's sovereign man -- De sade and the normal man -- The enigma of incest -- Mysticism and sensuality -- Sanctity, eroticism and solitudde -- A preface to "Madame Edwarda." 
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14 Berlin, Isaiah The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1997 0965607992 / 9780965607995 Paperback Very Good 
Clean softcover, with no marks or writing in book. Almost like new, but there is a trace of light wear to corners. 704 pages.

This selection of the best of Latvian-born British philosopher Isaiah Berlin's essays represents the full range of his work. The opening sections include Berlin's defence of philosophy and history against assimilation to the methods of science; his essays on liberty, which laid a foundation for subsequent discussion; and his exposition of his most distinctive doctrine - pluralism - which recognizes that equally good ultimate values may come into conflict. What follows are studies of Machiavelli, Vico and Herder, essays on Russian writers, and portraits of important contemporaries from Akhmatova and Pasternak to Churchill and Roosevelt. This collection encapsulates the principle movements that characterize the modern age. 
Price: 12.00 USD

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15 Berry, Reginald A Pope Chronology
G. K. Hall 1988 081618951X / 9780816189519 Hardcover Very Good 
Hardcover. Almost like new, but dust jacket is a little rubbed. NO marks or flaws. 238 pages. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Bloom, Harold Sylvia Plath (Bloom's Modern Critical Views)
Chelsea House 2007 0791094316 / 9780791094310 Hardcover New 
New hardcover in printed pictorial boards. No marks or flaws. No evidence of wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Number 24 - 1981, Bly, Robert; Sandra McPherson;  Donald Hall; Russell Edson; Marvin Bell;  Gerald Stern;  Linda Pastan; Charles Simic; Charles Wright
17 Bly, Robert; Sandra McPherson; Donald Hall; Russell Edson; Marvin Bell; Gerald Stern; Linda Pastan; Charles Simic; Charles Wright Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Number 24 - 1981
Oberlin, OH Oberlin College 1981 Paperback Like New 
Softcover literary journal, 1981. 97 pages. Like new, with no marks or flaws. Very clean copy. Contributors include Bly, Edson, Pastan, Simic, Holub, Sandra McPherson, Marvin Bell, Gerald Stern, Giovanni Raboni, more. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Boss, Valetin Milton and the Rise of Russian Satanism
0802057950 / 9780802057952 Hardcover New 
Hardcover in dust jacket. Unread book, with no marks or flaws. Dust jacket lightly rubbed from shelving; otherwise Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Brack, O. M.; Barnes, Warner Bibliography and Textual Criticism: English and American Literature, 1700 to the Present (Patterns of Literary Critical)
University of Chicago Press 1969 0226069842 / 9780226069845 Hardcover As New 
Fine condition hardcover in dust jacket. Later printing? Has no marks or flaws. No sign of use or wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Lady Chatterley: The Making of the Novel, Britton, Derek
20 Britton, Derek Lady Chatterley: The Making of the Novel
Unwin Hyman 1988 0048000752 / 9780048000750 Hardcover Like New 
1988 hardcover in dust jacket. First Edition. 300 pages. Unused copy, never read. Some very faint shelf-wear to top edge of jacket, now under clear mylar sleeve for protection. Otherwise Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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