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Sean O'Casey

By: Benstock, Bernard

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4693

Condition: 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. View more info

Richard Yates (United States Authors Series)

By: Castronovo, David/Goldleaf, Steven

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Twayne Publishers: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 8852

ISBN: 0805740317

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


The fiction of Richard Yates (1926-1992) is striking in its insistence on clear plots and well-etched characters at a time when the world of letters was welcoming the distortions of postmodernism. In "Richard Yates" Professors David Castronovo and Steven Goldleaf present the first full-length critical treatment of this significant and neglected figure in American realism. Arguing that "raw naturalism and subtle craftsmanship--semingly incompatible qualities--... View more info

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Understanding Martin Amis

By: Diedrick, James

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Columbia, South Carolina, Univ of South Carolina Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5456

ISBN: 1570030588

Condition: 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." View more info

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The Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives

By: Faulks, Sebastian

Price: $65.00  $58.50

Publisher: London, UK, Hutchinson: 1996

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8912

ISBN: 0091792118

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives" has been SIGNED by Sebastian Faulks on the title page! An ambitious triple biography on Christopher Wood, Richard Hillary and Jeremy Wolfenden, all three blessed with extraordinary gifts. Wood, a beautiful young Englishman, set out for Paris at the age of nineteen determined to become the greatest painter the world had ever seen; Hillary, confident, handsome, and argumentative, flew Spitfires in the Battle o... View more info

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Peadar O'Donnell

By: Freyer, Grattan

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4691

Condition: 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 sha... View more info

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The Lives of John Lennon

By: Goldman, Albert

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, New York, William Morrow & Company, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7959

ISBN: 0688047211

Condition: 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 L... View more info

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Lamy of Santa Fe

By: Horgan, Paul

Price: $45.00  $40.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1975

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 7814

ISBN: 0374183007

Condition: 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 n... View more info

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Standish O'Grady

By: Marcus, Phillip L.

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, Bucknell University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 4692

Condition: 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. View more info

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John McPhee - Twaynes United States Authors Series.

By: McPhee, John

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: NY, Twayne: 1997

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5605

Condition: Fine


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... View more info