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Critiques and Essays on Modern Fiction 1920-51, Representing the Achievement of Modern American and British Critics

By: Aldridge, John W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Ronald Press Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07432

Condition: Good


Shelf wear and chipping to jacket and fading to the jacket's spine. 610 pages with Biographical Notes and Selected Bibliography. Foreword by Mark Schorer. Essays from various contributors selected by Aldridge for the following sections: PART I: The Technique of Fiction, PART II: Critiques: Studies in the Method of Meaning, and PART III: The Mode of the Novelist. View more info

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The Moral Trollope

By: apRoberts, Ruth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Athens, Ohio, Ohio University Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 06524

ISBN: 0821400894

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear. Jacket is price-clipped, shows heavy rubbing on the rear panel, has a long, closed tear at the lower corner of the front panel, and has light wear at the spine ends. Protected now in a Mylar archival sleeve. 203 pages, with Index. A critical analysis of how Trollope perfected an aesthetic of fiction. View more info

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New Essays on "The American"

By: Banta, Martha (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03325

ISBN: 0521307309

Condition: Near Fine


Faint trace of shelf wear. Top-edge of jacket has a small, closed tear. Protected in a new Mylar cover. Essays on Henry James' classic novel, "The American." View more info

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The Complex Fate: Hawthorne, Henry James and Some Other American Writers

By: Bewley, Marius

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1952

Seller ID: 09974

Condition: Good


Boards slightly bumped and worn through in a few small areas. The dust jacket has a few small edge tears and chipping and a sunned spine. Protected now in a Brodart sleeve. Previous owner info penciled on the front free endpaper. Introductions and two interpolations by F.R. Leavis. Contents: Hawthorne and Henry James, Some Aspects of Modern American Poetry, The Poetry of Wallace Stevens, Mencken and the American Language, and Kenneth Burke as Literary Critic. 248 pages w... View more info

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The Crisis in Criticism: Theory, Literature, and Reform in English Studies

By: Cain, William E.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press: 1984

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 03414

ISBN: 0801831911

Condition: Very Good


Light shelf wear, pervious owner name on the front free endpaper. Jacket edge-worn. 307 pages with Notes and Index. View more info

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Essays and Reflections

By: Child, Harold (Essays); Edited with a Memoir By S.C. Roberts

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, Cambridge at the University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08410

Condition: Very Good


Some shelf wear and light soil. Light foxing to the endpapers. 184 pages. See photos for contents. View more info

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Reading Coleridge: Approaches and Applications

By: Crawford, Walter B. (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 04690

ISBN: 0801408539

Condition: Very Good


Light spotting top-edge, light shelf wear. Jacket has light edge wear. Eight leading scholars in the field of Romantic literature have contributed to this collection of essays on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the man and the poet. 288 pages, with Bibliography, Contributors, and Index. View more info

Olaf Stapledon, a Man Divided

By: Fiedler, Leslie A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07987

ISBN: 0195030869

Condition: Near Fine


A bit of toning to the edges of the dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy. 236 pages, including Chronology, Checklist of Works by Olaf Stapledon, Select List of Works About Olaf Stapledon, and Index. A black and white photo of Stapledon is included in the Introduction. The author examines the recurrent themes and images of Stapledon's work (Science Fiction), which influenced many other writers, such as Arthur C. Clarke and Saul Bellow. View more info

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The Failure of Criticism

By: Goodheart, Eugene

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 03418

ISBN: 0674291158

Condition: Very Good


Scattered underlining and margin notes. Jacket shows edge wear and rubbing. View more info

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Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society

By: Graff, Gerald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1979

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 03433

ISBN: 0226306003

Condition: Near Fine


Upper corners bumped. Jacket has a few tiny edge tears, rubbing to the spine and flap folds. View more info

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After Southern Modernism: Fiction of the Contemporary South

By: Guinn, Matthew

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Jackson, MS, U.S.A., University Press of Mississippi: 2000

Seller ID: 08408

ISBN: 157806273x

Condition: Fine


202 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. From the publisher: "This sweeping study of the literary South's new direction focuses on nine well established writers who, by breaking away from the firmly ensconced myths, have emerged as an iconoclastic generation - Harry Crews, Dorothy Allison, Bobbie Ann Mason, Larry Brown, Kaye Gibbons, Randall Kenan, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, and Barry Hannah." View more info

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A Stay Against Confusion : Essays on Faith and Fiction

By: Hansen, Ron

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., HarperCollins Publishers: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 01110

ISBN: 0060196661

Condition: Near Fine


267 pages. Just a trace of wear to book and jacket, which is in a clear Mylar protective cover. View more info

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A Reformer's Art: Dickens' Picturesque and Grotesque Imagery

By: Hill, Nancy K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Athens, Ohio, Ohio University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08002

ISBN: 0821405861

Condition: Near Fine


Trace of wear to the book, price sticker shadow on the dust jacket's front panel. 169 pages with Notes, List of Works Consulted, and Index. View more info

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The Theory of American Literature

By: Jones, Howard Mumford

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07433

Condition: Very Good


Mild shelf wear, previous owner name of front fee endpaper. Chipping to jacket, paper loss to spine that does not affect the title. 208 pages with Index. View more info

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Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism

By: Krupnick, Mark

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 02588

ISBN: 0810107120

Condition: Near Fine


Just a trace of shelf wear. Fading to the jacket's spine. Biography of one of America's most influential literary critics of the 20th century. 207 pages with Notes and Index. View more info

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From Cubism to Surrealism in French Literature

By: Lemaitre, Georges

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Russell & Russell: 1967

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 03328

Condition: Very Good+


Red cloth with gilt titles on spine. Dark stain to lower part of front cover. Otherwise about fine with an inscription in French from the author on the title page. View more info

Image for Migrant Song: Politics and Process in Contemporary Chicano Literature

Migrant Song: Politics and Process in Contemporary Chicano Literature

By: McKenna, Teresa

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Austin, Texas, University of Texas: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 04030

ISBN: 0292765185

Condition: Fine


158 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. View more info

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Sport and the Spirit of Play in Contemporary American Fiction

By: Messenger, Christian K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07983

ISBN: 0231070942

Condition: Near Fine


473 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. View more info

Image for Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation: American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876-1893

Contesting the Past, Reconstructing the Nation: American Literature and Culture in the Gilded Age, 1876-1893

By: Railton, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University Alabama Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 09073

ISBN: 0817315802

Condition: Fine


Tiny nick in the dustjacket, otherwise fine. 312 pages with Notes, Works Cited, and Index. View more info

Image for Life as a Man: Contemporary Male-Female Relationships in the Novels of Max Frisch (Studies in Modern German Literature, Vol. 34)

Life as a Man: Contemporary Male-Female Relationships in the Novels of Max Frisch (Studies in Modern German Literature, Vol. 34)

By: Reschke, Claus

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, Peter Lang: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 08863

ISBN: 0820411639

Condition: Fine


389 pages, with Works Cited and Index. Note on Texts and Translations precedes the Introduction by the author. View more info