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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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LETTERS OF TRANSIT: REFLECTIONS ON EXILE, IDENTITY, LANGUAGE, AND LOSS

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: The New Press: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000046847

ISBN: 1565846079

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


"Moving, deeply introspective and honest" (Publishers Weekly) reflections o n exile and memory from five award-winning authors. All of the authors in L etters of Transit have written award-winning works on exile, home, and memo ry, using the written word as a tool for revisiting their old homes or fash ioning new ones. Now in paperback are five newly commissioned essays offeri ng moving distillations of their most important thinking on these themes. A ndre Aciman traces his migrations and compares his own transience with the uprootedness of many moderns. Eva Hoffman examines the crucia... 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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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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PASSING TIME IN THE LOO, VOLUME 1 (V. 1)

By: Anderson, Stevens W.

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Scarab Book Limited: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000047859

ISBN: 0953735702

Condition: Like New


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. 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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NOT THE END OF THE WORLD

By: Atkinson, Kate

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limite: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000047424

ISBN: 0552771058

Condition: Very Good


When she burst onto the literary scene with her prizewinning debut, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Kate Atkinson announced herself as a writer of ra re and original talent. The stories in Atkinson's newest work of fiction co nfirm her abundant gifts: equal parts comedy, tragedy, and myth, they inevi tably lead to utterly surprising conclusions. Meredith Zane, one of the leg endary Zane sisters, known for their perfect teeth and far-flung travels, m ay have just discovered the secret of eternal life. Fielding, a burned-out media critic, suspects he has a doppelganger who is sullying his reput... 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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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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RECOLLECTED ESSAYS, 1965-1980

By: Berry

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1982

Seller ID: RWARE0000047137

ISBN: 086547026X

Condition: Very Good


These eleven essays, selected by the author from five previous collections, provide us with a single volume tracing Mr. Berry's desire "to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." Essa ys are drawn from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, The Unforeseen W ilderness, A Continuous Harmony, and The Unsettling of America. A new essay , "The Making of a Marginal Farm," forms the coda, unifying "what I value m ost in the world: the life and health of the earth, the peacefulness of hum an communities and households." View more info

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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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STANDING BY WORDS: ESSAYS

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Counterpoint: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000047084

ISBN: 1582437459

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 six elegant, linked literary essays, Berry considers the degeneration of language that is manifest throughout our culture, from poetry to politics, from conversation to advertising, and he shows how the ever-widening cleft between the words and their referents mirrors the increasing isolation of individuals and their communities from the land. "This skillfully conceived book is one of the strongest contemporary arguments for literary tradition... View more info

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NOTES OF A NATIVE SON

By: bladwin, james

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 2017

Seller ID: RWARE0000047618

ISBN: 0241334004

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. 'The story of the negro in America is the story of America ... it is not a very pretty story' James Baldwin's breakthrough essay collection made him the voice of his generation. Ranging over Harlem in the 1940s, movies, novels, his preacher father and his experiences of Paris, they capture the complexity of black life at the dawn of the civil rights movement with effervescent wit and prophetic wisdom. 'A classic ... In a divided America, James Baldwin... View more info

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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