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Why Write?

By: Auster, Paul

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: Providence, RI, Burning Deck Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8525

ISBN: 1886224153

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Why Write" has been SIGNED by Paul Auster on the title page! One of only 450 cloth hardback copies. A collection of essays. Haunting and humorous by turns, vignettes of the young Paul Auster's experiences reveal the matrix of his impulse to write. They propose a view of art that is inseparable from the writer's life, an "art of hunger," of need. The later essays show the mature Auster as part of a larger family, a community of writers, with... View more info

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The Way the World Works: Essays

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Simon & Schuster: 2012

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7793

ISBN: 1416572473

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Way the World Works: Essays" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the ttile page! Baker's second nonfiction collection, ranges over the map of life to examine what troubles us, what eases our pain, and what brings us joy. Baker shines the light of an inexpugnable curiosity. "The Way the World Works" is a keen-minded, generous-spirited compendium by a modern American master. View more info

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The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber

By: Baker, Nicholson

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Random House: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7796

ISBN: 0679439323

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Size of Thoughts" has been SIGNED by Nicholson Baker on the title page! Here Baker collects over a decade's worth of essays and journalism, including his controversial and highly praised 1994 article on the destruction of library card catalogs. "The Size of Thoughts," through its varied forays into the realms of the overlooked, the underfunded, and the wrongfully scrapped, is a funny and thought-provoking book by one of the most distinc... View more info

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Servants of the Map

By: Barrett, Andrea

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, NY, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7442

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED on the title page by Andrea Barrett! Ranging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, these wonderfully imagined stories and novellas travel the territories of yearning and awakening, of loss and unexpected discovery. Although each richly layered tale stands alone, readers will discover subtle links to characters in her earlier works. View more info

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When People Publish: Essays on Writers and Writing

By: Busch, Frederick

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Iowa City, Iowa, University of Iowa Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5048

Condition: Fine


This is a book about fiction writing from a writer's perspective, concentrating on what happens once the writing is done and makes it into print—or doesn't. In "When People Publish" Busch ruminates on the works and lives of literary giants—Dickens, Melville, Kafka, Hemingway. He probes his relationship to these and other literary mentors and his own growth as a writer over twenty years' time. View more info

Running After Antelope

By: Carrier, Scott

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Counterpoint Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4399

Condition: Fine


Scott Carrier has been traveling the West in search of stories for the better part of his life. Since 1983, some of what he's found has been broadcast on National Public Radio's, "All Things Considered" and most recently on Public Radio International's, "This American Life." "Running After Antelope" collects the best of these radio pieces, as well as longer stories written for Harpers and Esquire. This is a Review Copy with Publisher's materials l... View more info

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

By: Chee, Alexander

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Mariner Books: 2018

Edition: Trade Paperback Original/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8626

ISBN: 1328764524

Condition: Fine


This copy of "How To Write an Autobiographical Novel" has been SIGNED by Alexander Chee on the title page! A Mariner Original. A collection of essays which has been described by Ocean Vuong "as they feel life a life's wisdom, salvaged from a great fire. I feel in possession of a map of secrets and second chances, holding an inheritance whose gifts have only been partially revealed to me." View more info

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Maps to Anywhere

By: Cooper, Bernard

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4381

Condition: Fine


Winner of the Hemingway/PEN Award for Fiction in 1990. The essays in "Maps to Anywhere" plot terrain that is at once familiar and strange. As Cooper writes on subjects ranging from his family to the origin of the barbershop pole, he peers beneath the glimmering surface of the southern California landscape to observe the collusion between the American Dream and everyday life. View more info

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How Did You Get This Number

By: Crosley, Sloane

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Riverhead Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7824

ISBN: 1594487596

Condition: Fine


This copy of "How Did You Get This Number" has been SIGNED by Sloane Crosley on the title page! From the author of the sensational bestseller "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" comes a new book of personal essays brimming with all the charm and wit that have earned Sloane Crosley widespread acclaim, award nominations, and an ever-growing cadre of loyal fans. View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8108

ISBN: 0972323457

Condition: Fine


A copy of the author's scarce collection of essays! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state, tours the rooms of Hell House, a Pentecostal "haunted... View more info

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Orphans

By: D'Ambrosio, Charles

Price: $195.00  $175.50

Publisher: Astoria, OR, Clear Cut Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8365

ISBN: 0972323457

Condition: Fine


This copy of the author's scarce collection of essays has been SIGNED by Charles D'Ambrosio on the title page! "Orphans" is a remarkable non-fiction collection, always intriguing, often surprising, sometimes confounding, but another strong step forward by a literary writer who has received much high-end attention.These eleven essays span continents, culture, and class. Fiction writer and essayist Charles D'Ambrosio inspects manufactured homes in Washington state... View more info

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Almost No Memory

By: Davis, Lydia

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7014

ISBN: 0374102813

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Lydia Davis on the title page! This collection of stories is a richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fable of the dark fantastic. The stories in "Almost No Memory" reveal an emphatic, sometimes shattering understanding of human relations, as Davis, in a spare but resonant prose all her own, explores the limits of identity, of logic, and of the known and the knowable. View more info

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Tales from the Rain Forest

By: Dorson, Mercedes & Wilmot, Jeanne

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Hopewell, Ecco: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4880

ISBN: 0880015675

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Jeanne Wilmot on the title page! The unknown is often frightening, the forces of nature sometimes overwhelming. Since our appearance on the planet, people have been trying to understand the natural world and their relationship to it. "Tales From the Rain Forest," a fascinating collection of myths and legends, explores the mysteries of life through the eyes of the Amazonian Indians of Brazil. Translated from the Portuguese and adapted ... View more info

How to Be Alone: Essays

By: Franzen, Jonathan

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8644

ISBN: 0374173273

Condition: Fine


This copy of "How To Be Alone" has been SIGNED by Jonathan Franzen on the title page! Here, in fourteen essays, are fourteen fresh answers to the question of how to be alone in a noisy and distracting mass culture. These essays show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and ... View more info

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Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1987

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5599

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Frazier on the title page. This second book by Ian Frazier, following his collection of humor, "Dating Your Mom", consists of five long pieces written between 1978 and 1986. View more info

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On the Rez

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6314

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ian Frazier on the title page. "On the Rez" is about modern-day American Indians, especially the storied Oglala Sioux, who live now on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the plains and badlands of the American West. He portrays the survival, through toughness and humor, of a great people whose culture has shaped American identity. View more info

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Carver Country: The World of Raymond Carver

By: Gallagher, Tess

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Scribners: 1990

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7463

ISBN: 0684191660

Condition: Fine


Tess Gallagher has added a twelve page introductory essay which she has SIGNED. Ms. Gallagher and photographer Bob Adelman have joined together to present a moving tribute to her late husband. The text to accompany the photographs comes from Carver's unpublished letters and from short stories. View more info

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The Cold-And-Hunger Dance

By: Glancy, Diane

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, Univ of Nebraska Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6463

ISBN: 0803221738

Condition: Fine


This copy of the Uncorrected Page Proofs has been SIGNED by Diane Glany on the title page! A collection of essays with photographs.This is an imaginative and honest account of journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds. View more info

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The Cold-And-Hunger Dance

By: Glancy, Diane

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, Univ of Nebraska Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6464

ISBN: 0803221738

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Diane Glany on the title page! A collection of essays with photographs.This is an imaginative and honest account of journeys to and from the margins of memory, everyday life, and different cultural worlds. View more info

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Overheard at the Bookstore

By: Henry, Judith

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: NY, Universe: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4865

Condition: Fine


An interesting small volume (5 1/4" x 6 1/2") in illustrated boards. "At the Bookstore-as part of the Overheard book series-celebrates the quirky nature of readers, the joy of reading books, and the pleasure we get from communing at the places we buy them. Judith Henry has collected the best snippets of conversation heard in bookstores large and small and captured readers in black-and-white photography at their most compelling. View more info