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Sean O'Casey, Benstock, Bernard
1 Benstock, Bernard Sean O'Casey
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1970 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail the best known and best loved of the Irish playwrights, bringing to bear on its famous subject contemporary critical insights, attitudes and techniques. The author analyzes concisely the plot, character, and action of most of O'Casey's major dramatic works. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Understanding Martin Amis, Diedrick, James
2 Diedrick, James Understanding Martin Amis
Columbia, South Carolina Univ of South Carolina Press 1995 1570030588 / 9781570030581 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A comprehensive readers' guide to the novels, short stories, and nonfiction written by one of Britain's most controversial and highly acclaimed authors. Drawing on uncollected interviews, reviews, and criticism, James Diedrick maps the distinctive features of Amis's fictional landscape, from the sociosexual satire of The Rachel Papers" and "Money" to the bold experimentation of "London's Fields," "Times Arrow," and "The Information." 
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Peadar O'Donnell , Freyer, Grattan
3 Freyer, Grattan Peadar O'Donnell
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1973 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. This volume treats in detail one of Ireland's most colorful and flamboyant characters, Peador O'Donnell, who was born in County Donegal in 1893. "The greatest agitator of his generation" is how the American historian of the IRA, Bowyer Bell, described him in "The Secret Army". But he also wrote six fine novels shrewdly mirroring life in remote rural Ireland, often under the shadow of "the Troubled Times."  
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Last American Man, Gilbert, Elizabeth
4 Gilbert, Elizabeth The Last American Man
New York, New York Viking Press 2002 0670030864 / 9780670030866 First Edition/First Printing Pre-Publication Promo Copy Fine Uncorrected Proof (Glossy) Signed by Author
This copy of the Advance Uncorrected Proof (in glossy wraps) has been SIGNED by both Elizabeth Gilbert and by Eustace Conway (who has also traced an outline of his hand!). In this work, Elizabeth Gilbert explores the fascinating true story of Eustace Conway, who left his comfortable suburban home at the age of seventeen to move into the Appalachian Mountains, where for the last twenty years he has lived, making fire with sticks, wearing skins from animals he trapped, and living off the land. A fascinating story, Gilbert tells of Eustace's crusade and his extraordinary wilderness adventures, including his 2,000-mile hike down the Appalachian Trail (surviving almost exclusively on what he could hunt and gather along the way) and his legendary journey across America on horseback. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Lives of John Lennon, Goldman, Albert
5 Goldman, Albert The Lives of John Lennon
New York, New York William Morrow & Company, Inc. 1988 0688047211 / 9780688047214 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine 
In this definitive biography, the product of six years' work and twelve hundred interviews conducted all around the world, Albert Golfman takes us deep inside John Lennon's carefully guarded world, enabling us to witness intimately every significant episode in a life of labyrinthine complexity. What emrges is a startling and revolutionary portrait. The man of peace proves to be a man of uncomfortable violence. The story of world triumphs and nightmare ordeals, "The Lives of John Lennon" is a tribute to his legendary achievements - and the revelation of the price he paid for them. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Lamy of Santa Fe, Horgan, Paul
6 Horgan, Paul Lamy of Santa Fe
New York, New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1975 0374183007 / 9780374183004 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
An attractive copy of this biography of Juan Bautista Lamy, first archbishop of Santa Fe. Paul Horgan here gives us Lamy's definitive biography in a life filled with hardy, often extraordinary, adventure. It is a chronicle sustained by Lamy's magnificent strength of character, which grew and deepened during his long life (1814-1888). "Lamy of Santa Fe," more than twenty years in the making, has rich documentation, which includes papers from the Vatican archives never before made available. This copy with a bookplate "Ex Libris American Academy of Arts and Letters" pasted in. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Standish O'Grady , Marcus, Phillip L.
7 Marcus, Phillip L. Standish O'Grady
Lewisburg Bucknell University Press 1970 First Edition/First Printing Fine  Fine 
This is one of the volumes in the Irish Writers Series, edited by J.F. Carens. "Standish O'Grady" is a short critical analysis of one of the most important but least known figures in modern Irish literature. A highly versatile writer, he produced volumes of history, legend, romance, drama, and political theory, as well as doing newspaper leaders and editing a weekly literary review.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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John McPhee - Twaynes United States Authors Series., McPhee, John
8 McPhee, John John McPhee - Twaynes United States Authors Series.
NY Twayne 1997 First Edition/First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author(s)
This is the first full-length study of John McPhee - an American icon. A "must" for all fans of this writer who is able to engage readers with almost any subject he chooses. In this new volume in Twayne's United States Authors Series—Michael Pearson argues that the writer successfully employs the techniques of fiction writing in his journalistic art while honoring his obligation to fact. Highly accessible to students yet of distinct appeal to schoars, "John McPhee" provides a valuable supplement for journalism classes and courses in advanced expository writing. Highlighting the volume are a Preface, Acknowledgments, Chronology, Notes and References, Selected Bibliography, and Index. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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