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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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SMUT: TWO UNSEEMLY STORIES

By: Bennett, Alan

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Profile Books(GB): 2011

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000023284

ISBN: 1846685257

Condition: As New


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout: This title includes unexpected tales from the master of short fiction. "The Shielding of Mrs Forbes" - Graham Forbes is a disappointment to his mother who thinks that if he must have a wife, he should have done better. And he r own husband would be better if she were mourning him than living with him . But this is Alan Bennett, so no matter the importance of keeping up appea rances, what is happening in the bedroom (and in lots of other places too) is altogether more startling, perhaps shocking, and ultimately much more ho nest to p... View more info

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

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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WALT WHITMAN OF COSMIC FOLKLORE

By: Botsford, Alan

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Sage Hill Press: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000023451

ISBN: 0977344738

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: Walt Whitman of Cosmic Folklore will change the way we think not just about Whitman, but about our relationship to poetry. In the space of these inspired dialogues, lyric essays, and poems, Botsford takes us back and forth across oceans of the imagination, of time and space, to arrive finally back where we started: contemplating a body of literature, only now reinvigorated with deep spiritual energy and laden with the fullness of the enlightened soul. Reading this is unlike no other reading you will do. It transcends the borders of genre, time, ... View more info

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PAUL BOWLES: THE SHELTERING SKY/ LET IT COME DOWN/ THE SPIDER'S HOUSE

By: Bowles, Paul

Price: ¥1,800.00

Publisher: Library of America: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000045641

ISBN: 1931082197

Condition: Very Good/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. Paul Bowles had already established himself as an important American compos er when, at the age of thirty-eight, he published The Sheltering Sky and be came widely recognized as one of the most powerful writers of the postwar p eriod. By the time of his death in 1999 he had become a unique and legendar y figure in modern literary culture. From his base in Tangier he produced n ovels, stories, and travel writings in which exquisite surfaces and violent... View more info