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  • DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    SODERBERG HJALMAR
    ISBN: 9780385722674
    Title: DOCTOR GLAS - 2ND HAND
    Author: SODERBERG HJALMAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    Doctor Glas, an epistolary novel by Hjalmar Söderberg, tells the story of a physician in 19th-century Sweden who deals with moral and love issues.

    Imprint: ANCHOR DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $10.00

    Price: $10.00
  • DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    BAKER NICHOLSON
    ISBN: 9780375504440
    Title: DOUBLE FOLD : LIBRARIES AND THE ASSAULT ON PAPER - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAKER NICHOLSON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    In an expose of contemporary library policies, the best-selling author of Vox describes how such institutions have dismantled collections of original bound newspapers and so-called brittle books to replace them with microfilmed copies, exploring the hidden reasons for such policies and calling for the preservation of irreplaceable records.

    Imprint: RANDOM US
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    BENFEY CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780233988207
    Title: DOUBLE LIFE OF STEPHEN CRANE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BENFEY CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good in like dust jacket. First edition.

    This is the first reassessment of Stephen Crane in more than a quarter of a century. The novelist-journalist born in 1871, six years after the war he memorialized in his universally acclaimed 'The Red Badge of Courage', died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight.


    Imprint: ANDRE DEUTSCH
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    WEBSTER JASON
    ISBN: 9780385603614
    Title: DUENDE : A Journey in Search of Flamenco - 2ND HAND
    Author: WEBSTER JASON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a near fine dust jacket. Author's first book. First Edition.

    Destined for a sedate and predictable life in academia, Jason Webster was derailed in his early twenties when his first love, an aloof Florentine beauty, dumped him unceremoniously. Loveless and eager for adventure - and determined to fulfill a secret dream - he left Oxford and headed for Spain, the country that had long captivated his imagination, and set off in search of duende, the intense and mysterious emotional state - part ecstasy, part melancholy - that is the essence of Spain's signature art form: flamenco.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    LANGBEIN ANNABEL
    ISBN: 9780731814183
    Title: EAT FRESH : COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS - 2ND HAND
    Author: LANGBEIN ANNABEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy,

    We all know that food tastes best when it is grown and eaten in its own natural season. Few of us have the opportunity to grow our own food, but increasingly we desire to eat sustainably, and enjoy food at its natural best. EAT FRESH - COOKING THROUGH THE SEASONS, delivers Annabel's signature style of accessible, simple yet stylish food, and brings a new freshness and flair to the way we cook and eat today.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780330509046
    Title: ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    It's 1950's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter's request for help.

    Imprint: MANTLE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    BLACK BENJAMIN
    ISBN: 9780805090918
    Title: ELEGY FOR APRIL - 2ND HAND
    Author: BLACK BENJAMIN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First US edition.

    It's 1950's Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter's request for help.


    Imprint: HENRY HOLT
    RRP: $15.00

    Price: $15.00
  • EMBRACE OF UNREASON :  FRANCE 1914-1940 - 2ND HAND
    EMBRACE OF UNREASON : FRANCE 1914-1940 - 2ND HAND
    BROWN FREDERIC
    ISBN: 9780307595157
    Title: EMBRACE OF UNREASON : FRANCE 1914-1940 - 2ND HAND
    Author: BROWN FREDERIC
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine, small remainder mark to bottom edge, in a near fine dust jacket.

    "From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France ("Masterful history...hard to put down."-Henry Kissinger); Zola ("Magnificent." --The New Yorker); andFlaubert ("Impeccable."-James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)-a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and anti-Semitism. Frederick Brown explores the tumultuous forces unleashed by the Dreyfus Affair, and examines how the clashing ideologies and the blood-soaked political scandals and artistic movements following the horror of World War I resulted in the country's era of militant authoritarianism; and how rioting, violent racism, and nationalistic fervor overtook France's sense of reason, sealed its fate, and led to the rise of the Vichy government. We see how the French intelligentsia turned away from the humanistic traditions and rationalistic ideals of the Enlightenment in favor of submission to authority that stressed patriotism, militarism, and xenophobia; how French conservatives attempted to rebuild and reshape the country's collective identity as the German threat loomed, as mistrust of the parliamentary Republic increased (a result of its illegal financial mismanagement of the building of the Panama Canal, and nostalgia for a monarchial government and the glories of wartime martyrdom); how the generation that came of age in the trenches, under fire, offered a new vision, and saw salvation in the surrender of reason to instinct. Brown masterfully brings to life Europe's-and France's-darkest modern years"--

    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • EMINENT OUTLAWS : Gay Writers Who Changed America - 2ND HAND
    EMINENT OUTLAWS : Gay Writers Who Changed America - 2ND HAND
    BRAM CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780446563130
    Title: EMINENT OUTLAWS : Gay Writers Who Changed America - 2ND HAND
    Author: BRAM CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in loke dust jacket . First edition.

    In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James Baldwin, the harrowingly perceptive novelist and social critic. Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who became a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing introduced America to gay experience and sensibility, and changed our literary culture.

    But the change was only beginning. A new generation of gay writers followed, taking more risks and writing about their sexuality more openly. Edward Albee brought his prickly iconoclasm to the American theater. Edmund White laid bare his own life in stylized, autobiographical works. Armistead Maupin wove a rich tapestry of the counterculture, queer and straight. Mart Crowley brought gay men's lives out of the closet and onto the stage. And Tony Kushner took them beyond the stage, to the center of American ideas.

    With authority and humor, Christopher Bram weaves these men's ambitions, affairs, feuds, loves, and appetites into a single sweeping narrative. Chronicling over fifty years of momentous change-from civil rights to Stonewall to AIDS and beyond-EMINENT OUTLAWS is an inspiring, illuminating tale: one that reveals how the lives of these men are crucial to understanding the social and cultural history of the American twentieth century.


    Imprint: TWELVE
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    CUSTINE MAARQUIS DE
    ISBN: 9780385249584
    Title: EMPIRE OF THE CZAR : A JOURNEY THROUGH ETERNAL RUSSIA - 2NDHAND
    Author: CUSTINE MAARQUIS DE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.

    More than 150 years after its publication, the Marquis de Custine's colorful account of his journey through Russia is more relevant today than ever before.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • EUCALYPTUS - 2ND HAND
    EUCALYPTUS - 2ND HAND
    BAIL MURRAY
    ISBN: 9781875847631
    Title: EUCALYPTUS - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAIL MURRAY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition. Winner of The Miles Franklin and The Commonwealth Writer's Prize.

    Eucalyptus tells the story of Ellen Holland, a young woman whose "speckled beauty" and unattainability become legend far beyond the rural western New South Wales town near the property where she grows up. Her protective father's obsession with collecting rare species of Eucalyptus trees leads him to propose a contest - the man who can correctly name all the species on his property shall win her hand in marriage

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • EUROPE : A HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    EUROPE : A HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    DAVIES NORMAN
    ISBN: 9780712666336
    Title: EUROPE : A HISTORY - 2ND HAND
    Author: DAVIES NORMAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy.

    Here is a masterpiece of historical narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all-the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the Norman Conquests, the Papal struggles for power, the Renaissance and the Reformation, the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Europe's rise to become the powerhouse of the world, and its eclipse in our own century, following two devastating World Wars. This is the first major history of Europe to give equal weight to both East and West, and it shines light on fascinating minority communities, from heretics and lepers to Gypsies, Jews, and Muslims. It also takes an innovative approach, combining traditional narrative with unique features that help bring history alive: 299 time capsules scattered through the narrative capture telling aspects of an era. 12 -snapshots offer a panoramic look at all of Europe at a particular moment in history. Full coverage of Eastern Europe--100 maps and diagrams, 72 black-and-white plates.All told, Davies''s Europe represents one of the most important and illuminating histories to be published in recent years.


    Imprint: PIMLICO
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • EVELYN WAUGH : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    EVELYN WAUGH : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    HASTINGS SELENA
    ISBN: 9780395718216
    Title: EVELYN WAUGH : A BIOGRAPHY - 2ND HAND
    Author: HASTINGS SELENA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket

    An elegant, well-wrought, and objective biography of a complex but relentlessly unlikable figure. Posterity's picture of Evelyn Waugh has memorialized his frankly piggish demeanor as much as his elegant, barbed prose, and Hastings's sympathetic yet clear-sighted appraisal is likely to leave such impressions intact. Having broken free early from the stifling conventionality of an Edwardian childhood that is deftly sketched by Hastings (Nancy Mitford, 1986), Waugh liberated himself at public school and Oxford into his lifelong traits of snobbery, selfishness, barely veiled misogyny, and reactionism. Waugh's mundane origins notwithstanding, he managed to reinvent himself with spectacular success as spokesman for England's gilded nobility; hence one of the major satisfactions of any life of Waugh is the evocation of a vanished world of privilege. Hastings sets about this task with aplomb, bringing expertly to life personalities from Waugh's expansive acquaintance, famous (including Cyril Connolly and Nancy Mitford) and obscure (such as Alastair Graham, the ``original'' of Brideshead's Sebastian Flyte), in a series of vivid pen-portraits that delineate both their relationship to Waugh and how he represented--or as often misrepresented--them in his own writing. Hastings gives a full and revealing picture of Waugh's midlife conversion to Catholicism and the decisive impact this had on his subsequent self-image and work; her analysis of the sources and merits of Waugh's writing, too, is insightful and judicious. In the end, however, perhaps the strongest impression left by this biography is of a writer who like no other great (or nearly great) artist was possessed of so little basic human sympathy. (63 b&w photos, not seen)

    Imprint: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN [USA]
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701180485
    Title: EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy, bottom of boards a trifling rubbed, in a near fine dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    Bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy - here are their stories, whole lives brought vividly into focus and so powerfully rooted in the landscape that you can almost feel the heat and the dust. His canvas is the vast Australian continent from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons behind the Great Divide in Far North Queensland, to bohemian Balmain and the Centre at Uluru, but always there are enticing glimpses of a world beyond, and the stories are tender, subtle, unsettlingly intimate.

    A young man going off to war tries to make sense of his place in the world he is leaving; a composer's life plays itself out as a complex domestic cantata; an accident on a hunting trip speaks volumes, which its inarticulate victim never could; and, in the funniest, most surprising story of all, a down-to-earth woman stubbornly tries to keep her feet on the ground at Ayers Rock.

    Malouf's men and women are together but curiously alone, looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, in life, puzzling over the space they'll leave behind when the waters close over them...



    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    WINTOM TIM
    ISBN: 9781926428536
    Title: EYRIE - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTOM TIM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    Tom Keely's reputation is in ruins. And that's the upside. Divorced and unemployed, he's lost faith in everything precious to him. Holed up in a grim highrise, cultivating his newfound isolation, Keely looks down at a society from which he's retired hurt and angry. He's done fighting the good fight, and well past caring. But even in his seedy flat, ducking the neighbours, he's not safe from entanglement. All it takes is an awkward encounter in the lobby. A woman from his past, a boy the likes of which he's never met before. Two strangers leading a life beyond his experience and into whose orbit he falls despite himself. What follows is a heart-stopping, groundbreaking novel for our times - funny, confronting, exhilarating and haunting. Inhabited by unforgettable characters, Eyrie asks how, in an impossibly compromised world, we can ever hope to do the right thing.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    EZARD TEAGE
    ISBN: 9781740660006
    Title: EZARD : CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN FOOD - 2ND HAND
    Author: EZARD TEAGE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First edition.

    Known for his bold and imaginative cooking style, Teage Ezard terms his food 'Australian freestyle' with Chinese and Thai as the primary influences. This book showcases a number of his dishes, as well as providing instruction on the various techniques involved.

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
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