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JEAN COCTEAU AND THE FRENCH SCENE

By: Abadie, Daniel

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Abbeville Pr: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000043391

ISBN: 0896594122

Condition: Good/Good


This illustrated collection of essays on Cocteau's relationship to theatre, ballet, music, film, visual art, and literature provides a portrait of the man, the artist and twentieth-century French culture. View more info

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GIRLS' NIGHT IN

By: Adams, Jessica

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000042392

ISBN: 0140277269

Condition: Good


687 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. This Book Was The Brainchild Of Th e Three Authors. Meeting Up For Drinks One Night, They Talked About The Hos t Of Young Women Whose Unique Brand Of Fiction Currently Top Of The Book Ch arts, And Decided To Bring All That Talent Together In One Book For One Ter rific Cause. View more info

BAKE-FACE AND OTHER GUAVA STORIES

By: Adisa, Opal Palmer

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000011904

ISBN: 0006543731

Condition: Very Good+


Set in rural Jamaica, these stories celebrate the lives of four, semi-educa ted Jamaican women struggling for survival and self-expression against a hi story of social and sexual oppression. Seemingly hard and rough from the ou tside, from within their lives offer sweetness and feeling. View more info

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BIG NIGHT OUT

By: Alderson, Maggie

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000041709

ISBN: 0007141858

Condition: Very Good


An exciting new collection of over thirty short stories interspersed with i llustrations, cocktail recipes and lists of songs for a guaranteed BIG NIGH T OUT and set to repeat the phenomenal success of Girls' Night In and Girls ' Night Out/Boys' Night In.Following on from the bestselling anthologies Gi rls' Night In and Girls' Night Out/Boys' Night In comes the biggest collect ion yet in aid of the international charity War Child.The theme is literall y a BIG NIGHT OUT - any time, any place.The anthology will feature approxim ately 35 short stories and some special features to punctuate the st... View more info

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THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2018

By: Als, Editor) Hilton (Author

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2018

Seller ID: RWARE0000046632

ISBN: 0544817346

Condition: Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The Pulitzer-Prize winning and Guggenheim-honored Hilton Als curates the be st essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites, bringing "the fierce style of street reading and the formal tradition of critical inquir y, reads culture, race, and gender" (New York Times) to the task. "The essay, like love, like life, is indefinable, but you know an essay when you see it, and you know a great one when you feel it, because it is concentrated life," writes Hilto... View more info

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SOMETHING TO DECLARE

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Plume: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000028519

ISBN: 0452280672

Condition: Good


"Reading Julia Alvarez's new collection of essays is like curling up with a glass of wine in one hand and the phone in the other, listening to a big-h earted, wisecracking friend share hard-earned wisdom about family, identity , and the art of writing." -People The rich and revealing essays in Something to Declare offer Julia Alvarez's dual meditations on coming to America and becoming a writer. In the first section, "Customs," Alvarez relates how she and her family fled the Dominican Republic and its oppressive dictator, Rafael Trujillo, settling in New York City in the 1960s... View more info

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THE BOUDOIR: A VICTORIAN MAGAZINE OF SCANDAL, ETC.

By: Anonymous

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Star: 1984

Seller ID: RWARE0000041878

ISBN: 0352314915

Condition: Good


A collection of stories, poems and salacious yarns originally published in the Victorian periodical "The Boudoir - A Magazine of Scandal, Facetiae &c" . It features three complete novellas including "The Voluptuous Confessions of a French Lady of Fashion" View more info

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CAT O'NINE TALES: AND OTHER STORIES

By: Archer, Jeffrey

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Gardners Books: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000041212

ISBN: 0330418831

Condition: 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. Cat O'Nine Tales is the fifth collection of irresistible short stories from the master storyteller. Ingeniously plotted, with richly drawn characters and Jeffrey Archer's trademark of deliciously unexpected conclusions, some of these thirteen stories were inspired by the two years Jeffrey Archer spe nt in prison, including the story of a company chairman who tries to poison his wife while on a trip to St Petersburg-with unexpected consequences. Th e ... View more info

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ECLIPSE- A LITERARY JOURNAL VOLUME ELEVEN NUMBER ONE FALL 2000

By: Author, No

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Glendale Community College: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000015514

ISBN: 0970193807

Condition: Very Good+


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SIZE OF THOUGHTS:, THE: ESSAYS AND OTHER LUMBER

By: BAKER, NICHOLSON

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Random House: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000012694

ISBN: 0679439323

Condition: Fine/Fine


A highly collectible first edition (as stated)price clipped, protected in a new brodart wrapper. Novelist and essayist Nicholson Baker has had a small but well-deserved cult following since his first book, The Mezzanine, and the publication of the literary sex-bomb Vox saw his popularity mushroom. Baker's great gift is a precision of observational detail that has a peculiarly incisive effect on a reader's consciousness. Here is over a decade's worth of his essays and articles, including the much-praised card catalogue article first published in the New Yorker. The Size of Thoughts, through i... View more info

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MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE (PAPERBACK)

By: Ballard, J G.

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1982

Seller ID: RWARE0000046606

ISBN: 0224029363

Condition: 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. View more info

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WHERE THREE ROADS MEET

By: Barth, John

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000035170

ISBN: 0618773428

Condition: 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. From the acclaimed John Barth, "one of the greatest novelists of our time" (Washington Post Book World) and "a master of language" (Chicago Sun-Times) , comes a lively triad of tales that delight in the many possibilities of l anguage and its users. The first novella, "Tell Me," explores a callow undergraduate's initiation into the mysteries of sex, death, and the Heroic Cycle. The second novella, "I've Been Told," tra... View more info

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WHATS YOUR NAME

By: Beaumont, Roger

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000019405

ISBN: 9748237117

Condition: Very Good


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WILLFUL CREATURES

By: Bender, Aimee

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000041760

ISBN: 0385720971

Condition: 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. "Contemporary fairy tales, cushioned by goofy humor and a deep tenderness f or her characters, that aren't always as dark or as sinister as they initia lly appear." --The New York Times Book Review Aimee Bender's Willful Creatures conjures a fantastical world in which authentic love blooms. This is a place where a boy with keys for fingers is a hero, a woman's children are potatoes, and a little boy with an iron for a head is born to a family... View more info

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THE HEDGEHOG AND THE FOX: AN ESSAY ON TOLSTOY'S VIEW OF HISTORY

By: Berlin, Isiah

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000041584

ISBN: 0671606018

Condition: Very Good


The masterly essay on Tolstoy's view of history, in which Sir Isaiah underl ines a fundamental distinction between those people (foxes) who are fascina ted by the infinite variety of things and those (hedgehogs) who relate ever ything to a central, all-embracing system. View more info

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RED DOG

By: Bernieres, Louis De

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000043520

ISBN: 1740511883

Condition: Very Good


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STANDING ON EARTH: SELECTED ESSAYS

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: ¥3,500.00

Publisher: Golgonooza Press: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000027907

ISBN: 0903880458

Condition: Very Good/Good


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POW WOW: AMERICAN SHORT FICTION FROM THEN TO NOW

By: Blank, Carla

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000028307

ISBN: 1568583400

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Using the yardstick that a short story is any fiction under 15,000 words, I shmael Reed--with the assistance of Carla Blank--has assembled an anthology that reexamines the history of the form across a broader, more inclusive s pectrum. The result is a collection that stretches the boundaries of the Am erican literary landscape, including work ranging from animal stories of th e Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Pow-Wow is the sequel to Reed's From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Ant hology of Poetry Across the Americas, 190... View more info

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THE CAMBRIDGE CHAUCER COMPANION

By: Boitani, Piero

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000024215

ISBN: 0521316898

Condition: Very Good


A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: The Cambridge Chaucer Companion contains a series of essays by internationally known Chaucer experts, designed to provide a challenging introduction to the poet. The collection is divided between pieces which concentrate squarely on one or more of Chaucer's major poems, identifying themes, styles, moods and tones, and pieces of wider scope which give more general information about Chaucer's literary sources and historical background, or study his experiments with style and structure over a range of poems, or set his works in the c... View more info

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CREATING WALDENS: AN EAST-WEST CONVERSATION ON THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE

By: Bosco, Ronald A.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Dialogue Path Press: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000046750

ISBN: 1887917071

Condition: 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. In the provocative discussions comprising this collection, scholars Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson and Buddhist leader Daisaku Ikeda explore the multifaceted, enduring legacy of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman. In the process they challenge and inspire the reader to do as these great figures once did-to look deep inside oneself to discover potential for growth, to encounter the natural world with reverence and delight, and to express themselves with p... View more info