Plays & Poetry

Plays & Poetry

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Albee, Edward
1 Albee, Edward Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Penguin Books 1985 0140480617 / 9780140480610 Paperback Good 
Frighteningly well-observed picture of a matrimonial corrida, with the scar red and bloody husband at last taking the cow by the horns after a long, li quor-logged evening. Alan Brien in the Sunday Telegraph. 
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2 Alexie, Sherman First Indian on the Moon
Hanging Loose Press 1993 1882413024 / 9781882413027 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Poetry. Native American Studies. FIRST INDIAN ON THE MOON opens with the section "Influences": "where I have been/ most of my lives/ is where I'm going/--Lucille Clifton". The stories and poems of Sherman Alexie, an enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian from Wellpint, Washington, have appeared widely, in such publications as Caliban, Esquire, The World, Beloit Poetry Journal, Red Dirt, Zyzzyva and Story. Alexie has won a National Endowment for the Arts Writing Fellowship, and lives in Spokane. "These elegiac poems and stories will break your heart. Watch this guy. He's making myth"--Joy Harjo. 
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3 Algarin, Miguel LOVE IS HARD WORK : MemoriAs de Loisaida/Poems
Scribner 1997 0684839997 / 9780684839998 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
As the owner of the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Miguel Algarín is very near the heart of New York's performance poetry scene. He is also a fine writer , one whose work Ishmael Reed has called "powerful, moving, and exciting." In this collection, Algarín takes the reader through a vivid and often nigh tmarish dreamscape of New York, featuring Angels (including the old-fashion ed scary kind), dancing, music, and, sadly, HIV. Algarín's own struggle wit h the disease drives many of his most poignant lines, as in these from "HIV ": "The epiphany: I am unsafe, / you who want me / know that I who want you / harbor the bitter balm of defeat." Later in the same poem Algarín asks t wo horrified, lonely questions: "Can it be that I am the bearer of plagues? / Do I have to deny yearning for firm full flesh / so that I'll not kill w hat I love?" That the answer is obvious makes the questions that much more haunting. 
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4 Aliesan, Jody Soul claiming : poems
Mulch Press 1975 0913142158 / 9780913142158 Paperback Very Good 

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Our Shared Japan, Angelis, Irene De
5 Angelis, Irene De Our Shared Japan
Dedalus Press 2007 1904556825 / 9781904556824 Paperback Near Fine 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-library book: Given the distance which separates the two countries, it is remarkable the interest contemporary Irish poets take in Japan, both as subject and-responding to its rich literature and culture-as exemplar. To mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1957, Our Shared Japan brings together a large selection of poems by Irish writers (both in English and in Irish) written or published during those 50 years. Featuring some of the best-known names in contemporary Irish poetry, it also includes many younger poets who have grown up with and, in various ways, responded to those growing connections. Some of the poets have visited or spent time in Japan and write from that experience; others respond to a Japan of the imagination, adopting or adapting Japanese poetic tecnnique as a means to expand and enrich their own ways of looking at the world. In this respect, Our Shared Japan is a celebration of outside influence, but it is also a celebration of the power of poetry, wherever we may travel to find it, to bring us to ourselves. 
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Beowulf, Anonymous
6 Anonymous Beowulf
Penguin Books 2006 0141026391 / 9780141026398 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. When an evil monster terrorizes the land, only one man can stop him. A new horror stalks the ancient kingdom of the Danes. Grendel, a hideous beast, has crawled from hell to lay waste to the country and devour its people. His reign of slaughter seems unstoppable. The mighty warrior Beowulf comes forward to fight this demonic enemy. But Grendel has a powerful and deadly ally. Can Beowulf survive the rage of a fiendish mother who will destroy anyone who harms her child? 
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7 Anonymous The Poem of the Cid: Dual Language Edition (Meridian)
Plume 1975 0452010608 / 9780452010604 Paperback Fine 
A crisp clean softcover. 
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Aristotle's Poetics, Aristotle
8 Aristotle Aristotle's Poetics
Hill and Wang 1961 0809005271 / 9780809005277 Paperback Good 
Introduced by Francis Fergusson, the Poetics, written in the fourth century B.C., is still an essential study of the art of drama, indeed the most fun damental one we have. It has been used by both playwrights and theorists of many periods, and interpreted, in the course of its two thousand years of life, in various ways. The literature which has accumulated around it is, a s Mr. Fergusson points out, "full of disputes so erudite that the nonspecia list can only look on in respectful silence." But the Poetics itself is sti ll with us, in all its suggestiveness, for the modern reader to make use of in his turn and for his own purposes. Francis Fergusson's lucid, informative, and entertaining Introduction will prove invaluable to anyone who wishes to understand and appreciate the Poetics. Using Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, as Aristotle did, to illustrate his analysis, Mr. Fergusson pints out that Aristotle did not lay down strict rules, as is often thought: "The Poetics," he says, "is much more like a cookbook than it is like a textbook of elementary engineering." Read in this way, it is an essential guide not only to Sophoclean tragedy, but to the work of so modern a playwright as Bertolt Brecht, who considered his own "epic drama" the first non-Aristotelian form. 
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9 Bachelard, Gaston On poetic imagination and reverie; selections from the works of Gaston..
Bobbs-Merrill 1971 Paperback Good 

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Coleridge: Critic of Shakespeare, Badawi, M. M.
10 Badawi, M. M. Coleridge: Critic of Shakespeare
Cambridge University Press 1973 0521200407 / 9780521200400 Hardcover Good/Good 
Coleridge's theories, insights and practical criticism underlie nearly all subsequent criticism in English. It was not only that he turned decisively away from eighteenth century views (clearly and usefully surveyed in the fi rst chapter). His powerfully general theories of the imagination and of poe tic language and structure provided permanent insights. He saw the plays as organic structures of poetic effects, the product of conscious artistry. T hese served Shakespeare's deep human insight, both psychological and moral. Dr Badawi provides a lucid analysis of the elements of Coleridge's critici sm of Shakespeare, demonstrating the relationship with his criticism genera lly, and bringing out its originality, its validity and its influence on ou r concepts of poetic language, dramatic form and our response to the whole medium. 
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Nightwood, Barnes, Djuna
11 Barnes, Djuna Nightwood
New Directions Publishing Co 1961 0811200051 / 9780811200059 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Nightwood is not only a classic of lesbian literature, but was also acknowledged by no less than T. S. Eliot as one of the great novels of the 20th century. Eliot admired Djuna Barnes' rich, evocative language. Lesbian readers will admire the exquisite craftsmanship and Barnes' penetrating insights into obsessive passion. Barnes told a friend that Nightwood was written with her own blood "while it was still running." That flowing wound was the breakup of an eight-year relationship with the lesbian love of her life. 
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Warten auf Godot - En attendant Godot - Waiting for Godot, Beckett, Samuel
12 Beckett, Samuel Warten auf Godot - En attendant Godot - Waiting for Godot
Suhrkamp Taschenbuch 1972 0571058086 / 9780571058082 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts, Beckett, Samuel; Translated from the original French text by the author
13 Beckett, Samuel; Translated from the original French text by the author Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
Grove Press 1982 0394475291 / 9780394475295 Paperback Very Good 
As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their liv es and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, i n the hope that he can tell them their purpose. 
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14 Bedard, Roger L. Dramatic Literature for Children: A Century in Review
Anchorage Press 1984 0876020457 / 9780876020456 Paperback Very Good 
A collection of thirteen plays tracing the evolution of drama over the past century from the nineteenth-century English pantomime to the contemporary audience participation play. 
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Church poems, Betjeman, John
15 Betjeman, John Church poems
J. Murray 1981 0719537975 / 9780719537974 Hardcover Good/Good 
The Daily Mail "He speaks to nearly every civilzed and intelligent Englishman of his time. " Auberon Waugh. Book Description This volume gathers together all of Betjeman's "Church poems," as well as some new poems and others which had previously been out of print. John Betjeman has a stimulaitng way of enlarging any specific scene, not only into his own personal significances, but into those of us all, and never more so than in his Anglican explorations. In these poems we are shown, with his loving eye for detail and the human element and with his affectionate humour, how inside the confines of a church conjure up a whole parish. 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bloom, Harold
16 Bloom, Harold A Midsummer Night's Dream
Riverhead Trade 2004 1594480095 / 9781594480096 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Introducing the Harold Bloom Shakespeare Editions from Riverhead 
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Othello, Bloom, Harold
17 Bloom, Harold Othello
Riverhead Trade 2005 1594480761 / 9781594480768 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The exciting new series that began in Fall 2004 with Macbeth, A Midsummer N ight's Dream, and Henry IV continues... "Negative charisma is an odd endowment; Iago represents it uniquely in Shak espeare, and most literary incarnations of it since owe much to Iago." - Ha rold Bloom Each edition in the Harold Bloom Shakespeare series will include the full text of the play, with editorial revisions and commentary by Harold Bloom. 
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Poetics of Influence, Bloom, Harold
18 Bloom, Harold Poetics of Influence
Henry R Schwab 1988 0939681013 / 9780939681013 Paperback Good 
Minimum wear, NOT an ex-library book: "Poetics of Influence" is a Harold Bloom compendium, a fat cento of essays and excerpts which charts his revisionary progress over thirty years (a true Gnostic, he erases the dates) from Shelley to the Hebrew Bible and from battles with the New Criticism to Armageddon ("it is very late in the West") and deconstruction. -- Lorna Sage, Times Literary Supplement 
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Shakespeare's Macbeth, Bloom, Harold
19 Bloom, Harold Shakespeare's Macbeth
Riverhead Trade 2004 1594480087 / 9781594480089 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Introducing the Harold Bloom Shakespeare Editions from Riverhead 
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The Breaking of the Vessels, Bloom, Harold
20 Bloom, Harold The Breaking of the Vessels
University Of Chicago Press 1983 0226060446 / 9780226060446 Paperback Very Good+ 
A discussion of poetic theory examines the language of poetry, three models of poetic originality, and the technique whereby modern poets come to term s with those of the past. 
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