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Why Read the Classics?

By: Calvino, Italo

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011107

ISBN: 0679415246

Condition: New


Calvino has the precious gift of introducing a work of literature so as to make it live for the reader as it does for him. . . . He explains important works of the Western canon in a style of innocent wonder. [The Times] No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition - American. View more info

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...Family History

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass:, The Riverside Press,: 1945.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004264


Illustrated. Red buckram cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Light handling wear. Text clean mild toning. Includes letters exchanged between Canby and Thomas Jefferson regarding Jefferson's religion. Canby was considered a leading figure in American literary criticism. He was on the faculty of Yale and was an editor of the New York Post. View more info

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...Reinventing the Lacandon : Subaltern Representations in the Rain Forest of Chiapas.

By: Gollnick, Brian

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, U.S.A., University of Arizona Press,: 2008:

Edition: First Edition; First Printing;

Seller ID: 003183

ISBN: 081652629X


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve.Before massive deforestation began in the 1960s, the Lacandón jungle, which lies on the border of Mexico and Guatemala, was part of the largest tropical rain forest north of the Amazon. The destruction of the Lacandón occurred with little attention from the international press—until January 1, 1994, when a group of armed Maya rebels led by a charismatic spokesperson who called himself Subcomandante Marcos emerged from jungle communities and briefly occupied several towns in the Mexican state of Chiapas. These r... View more info

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Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers (Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures)

By: Grafton, Anthony

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 011106

ISBN: 0472106260

Condition: New


Humanists Alberti, Pico, Budé, and Kepler, all major figures of their time and now major figures in intellectual history, are examined in the light of their distinctive ways of reading. Investigating a period of two centuries, Grafton vividly portrays the ways in which book/scholar interactions and the established traditions that were reflected in these interactions were part of and helped shape the subjects' Humanistic philosophy. The book also indicates how these traditions have implications for the modern literary scene. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edit... View more info

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

By: Howatson, M. C.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Oxford & New York, Oxford University Press: 1989

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 011076

ISBN: 0198661215

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality.This opulent companion offers the general reader to help of every kind in the understanding of classical literature. More than a handbook of authors and titles, the guide illumines the faded images of mythological and historical figures, as well as providing articles on general topics: e.g., genre, theater, politics, religion, the transmission of texts through the Renaissance, and such intimate mysteries as the meter. View more info

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The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction.

By: Jackson, Tony E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A.:, Johns Hopkins Univ Press,: 2009.

Seller ID: 001762

ISBN: 0801892449


Unused, no flaws or blemishes. The connection between speech and writing in human language has been a matter of philosophical debate since antiquity. By plumbing the depths of this complex relationship, Tony E. Jackson explains how the technology of alphabetic writing has determined the nature of the modern novel. Through striking new readings of works by Austen, Mary Shelley, Dickens, Forster, Woolf, Lessing, and McEwan, Jackson reveals how the phenomena of speech and storytelling interact with the technological characteristics of writing. He also explains how those interac... View more info

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Ultimate Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain

By: Louis, Wm. Roger

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London and New York, I. B. Tauris & Co Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 011377

ISBN: 1848851529

Condition: New


The scope of this wide-ranging volume includes not only the personalities, politics and culture of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, but also the interaction between British and other societies throughout the world.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 8vo; 368 pages with index; illustrated with color plates. View more info

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Proust on Art and Literature

By: Proust, Marcel ; Translated by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 011093

ISBN: 0786704543

Condition: New


The whole volume is an impassioned plea by Proust himself . . . it will enlighten readers of Remembrance of Things Past. [New York Times Book Review]No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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...Cinematograph of Words: Literature, Technique, and Modernization in Brazil.

By: Sussekind, Flora

Price: $10.00

Publisher: California,, Stanford Univ Press:: 1997.

Seller ID: 003738

ISBN: 0804729131


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. This is an extraordinarily imaginative attempt to analyze the relations between literature and technique in Brazil from the 1880's to the 1920's. View more info

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Marcel Proust - A Life

By: Tadie, Jean-Yves [Translated by Euan Cameron]

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011077

ISBN: 0670876550

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. Masterful...Tadie arguably knows Proust and his great work better than any previous biographer. -- Publisher's Weekly View more info