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Category: All Categories: Literature: General: History of Lit
44 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Auerbach, Erich, 1892-1957  
Mimesis. Il realismo nella letteratura occidentale. Con un saggio introduttivo di Aurelio Roncaglia

Publisher: Torino, Einaudi, 1956. Piccola Biblioteca Einaudi / PBE 49.
Two volumes: xxxix, 284, 349 p., index; 18 cm. Traduzione di Alberto Romagnoli e Hans Hinterhäuser. Realism in medieval western literature. Contents include La cicatrice d'Ulisse; L'arresto di Pietro Valvomeres; Sichario e Cramnesindo; La partenza del cavaliere cortese; Adamo ed Eva; Farinata e Cavalcante; Frate Alberto; Madame du Chastel; Il mondo nella bocca di Pantagruele; L'humaine condition; Dulcinea incantata; L'ipocrita; La cena interrotta; Miller il musicista; Germinie Lacerteux. Esemplare assai buono, copertine sporche / Paper, covers spotted / foxed; VG. Stock#24937.

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2.
Auerbach, Erich, 1892-1957  
Mimesis. The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. Translated from the German by Willard R. Trask.

Publisher: NY, Doubleday Anchor [1957]. A107.
498 p.; 18 cm. A popular edition of this classic history of Western literature. "One of the most significant works of literary criticism of this century, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis undertakes a new and profound approach to major moments in Western literature. ...this study is filled with insights into the Western imagination and Western culture itself, in its repeated attempts to master and control reality and experience." Paper covers rubbed, worn; good+. Stock#23262.

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3.
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012  
Classic, Romantic and Modern

Publisher: University of Chicago Press [1981, c1961].
xvi, 255 p., index, 20 cm. "Phoenix book P 643." Second edition, revised. Originally published under title: Romanticism and the modern ego, 1943. 'I still see the difference between the neo-classical Enlightenment and its successor, Romanticism, as fundamentally social and political.' Stock#41316 (rbl). Vg/ paper.

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4.
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012  
Classic, Romantic, and Modern.

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, 1961.
xxii, 255 p. 'This is a second and revised edition of the book originally published in 1943 under the title Romanticism and the Modern Ego.' 'I still see the difference between the neo-classical Enlightenment and its successor, Romanticism, as fundamentally social and political.' No dj; bookplate; VG. Stock#23219.

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5.
Beall, Chandler B., editor  
Comparative Literature. Volume XVII no. 4, Fall 1965

Publisher: Eugene, University of Oregon, 1965.
289-380, iv p., 25.5 cm. Includes Knust, What's the Matter with One-Eyed Riley?; Goldstein, "Anglorum Pindarus": Model & Milieu; Willard, A Poetry of Things: Williams, Rilke, & Ponge; Wellek, Comparative Literature Today; book reviews. Brown & white printed wrappers; VG. Stock#33962.

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6.
Beall, Chandler B., editor  
Comparative Literature, Volume XVIII nos. 3 & 4, Summer & Fall 1966

Publisher: Eugene, University of Oregon, 1966.
Two numbers paged consecutively, 193-380, iv p., 25.5 cm. Includes (Summer) Brown, Odysseus & Polyphemus: The Name & the Curse; McGrady, Masuccio & Alemán: Italian Renaissance & Spanish Baroque; Kostka, A Trailblazer of Russian Westernism; Manning, Game & Earnest in the Middle English & Provençal Love Lyrics; Spielmann, Chrétien's & Hartmann's Treatment of the Conquest of Laudine; (Fall) Friedmann, Diana-Actaeon Episode in Ovid's "Metamorphoses" and "Faerie Queene"; Litvak de Kravzov, El "haikai mexicano"; Ley, Brecht's Methodology & "Admonitions of a Prophet"; Gillespie, Rebel in 17th-Century Tragedy; Trahan, Clamence v. Dostoevsky: An Approach to "La Chute"; Sherwood, Dryden & the Critical Theories of Tasso; book reviews; contents for Vol. XVIII. Brown & white printed wraps; VG. Individual numbers may be had for $5. Stock#33963, two numbers.

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7.
Brooks, Van Wyck  
The World of Washington Irving

Publisher: New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1944..
First Edition. 22 X 15 cm. VG-/Poor. Green cloth, gilt titles & black decorations on spine, gilt device on front board, [ix], 495 pp, footnotes, index. Corners bumped and extremities rubbed, owner's signature on ffep. Clippings from DJ containing author bio, photo, & blurb laid in. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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8.
Carpenter, Humphrey  
A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom of the 1960s

Publisher: New York: Public Affairs (Perseus), 2002..
First US Edition. 24 X 16 cm. Fine/Fine. Black boards, yellow spine with black titles, viii, 391, [1] pp, 4 ff b & w photo plates, notes, bibliography, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Private Eye magazine, Beyond the Fringe, and That Was the Week That Was (TW3) were the publication, play, and television program that defined the satire boom of the early 1960s. Carpenter looks at the roots of the boom, its brief heyday, and what became of its participants (including Jonathan Miller, Barrie Humphries, and Peter Cook). Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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9.
Cohen, Ralph (Ed.)  
New Literary History (Vol. X, No. 1, Autumn 1978)

Publisher: Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978..
Wraps. 22˝ X 15 cm. Fine/No dj. Perfect bound in white wraps with black titles, black & yellow decoration, [iii], 173, [7] pp. This issue mostly devoted to hermeneutics, with an outline of Schleiermacher's 1819 lectures and articles by Peter Szondi, Günther Buck, Anthony Saville, Charles Altieri, Paul Alpers, Merle Brown, Richard Rorty, and David Couzens Hoy. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 4 oz.)

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10.
Cohen, Ralph (Ed.)  
New Literary History (Vol. VIII, No. 3 - Vol. X, No. 2, Sping 1977 - Winter 1979)

Publisher: Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977..
Wraps. 22˝ X 15 cm. Near Fine/No dj. A run of six issues. Perfect bound in white wraps with black titles, black & yellow, green, or red decoration, about 200 pp per issue or 1200 pp in all. Spines slightly darkened, red decorations faded near spine on two issues. Each issue is devoted mostly to a single topic. These are: Oral Cultures & Oral Performances; Self-Confrontation & Social Vision; Soviet Semiotics & Criticism: An Anthology; Rhetoric 1: Rhetorical Analyses; Literary Hermeneutics; and Medieval Literature & Contemporary Theory. Shipping weight 5 lbs. (International 4 lbs., 12 oz.)

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11.
Cohen, Ralph, ed.  
New Directions In Literary History

Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, 1974.
263 p. 13 articles. Stock #25709. Vg/ no dj.

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12.
Domokos, Péter / Peter.  
Literaturen finnisch-ugrischer und samojedischer Völker / Volker in der Sowjetunion

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in Göttingen, 1977.
[39]-64 p.; 25 cm. Literature of the Finnish-Ugric and Samoyed Peoples in the Soviet Union. Series: Nachrichten der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. I. Philologisch-Historische Klasse. Jahrgang 1977 Nr. 2. Printed wraps; unopened; VG+. Includes a bibliography. stock#24651.

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13.
Dunlop, John.  
The History of Fiction: Being an Account of the Most Celebrated Prose Works of Fiction from the Earliest Greek Romances to the Novels of the Present Age.

Publisher: London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans, 1845.
443 p. Published just as a new generation of English novelists, led by Dickens, were to considerably enlarge the perameters of fiction. Recently rebound, with the original boards; VG. Stock#22144.

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14.
festschrift  
Studi In Onore di Vittorio Lugli e Diego Valeri

Publisher: Venezia, Neri Pozza, 1961.
2 vols.: lxxxvi, 431, [439]-1015 p., portrait front.; 24.5 cm. Collana di Varia Critica XVI. A collection of 68 essays on Italian, French and English literature to honor two Venetian professors of literature. Stock# 34,037. VG/ dj good, torn.

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15.
Fitch, Noel Riley. [Beach, Sylvia, 1887-1962]  
Sylvia Beach and the Lost Generation: A History of Literary Paris in the Twenties & Thirties

Publisher: NY, Norton [1983].
447 p., index, illus.; 24 cm. For twenty-two years Sylvia Beach ran the Paris bookstore, Shakespeare and Company, the center of literary Paris. Copy of Dr. Irving Addison Beck with his signature. Stock#36439. Vg/ dj vg.

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16.
Gilbert, Sandra M. & Susan Gubar  
No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century (Two Volumes)

Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1988..
First Edition. Review Copy. 24 X 16˝ cm. Near Fine/Near Fine. Vol. 1: The War of the Words, brown cloth, copper titles on spine, xvi, 310 pp, 14 b & w illustrations, notes, index; small scratch to bottom edge, else fine. Vol. 2: Sexchanges, tan cloth, black titles on spine, xviii, 455, [1] pp, 39 b & w illustrations, notes, index; DJ spine sunned, else fine. Both DJs in Brodart archival covers. Review slips laid in both volumes, cover letter in vol. 2. The authors "investigate the connections between feminism and modernism, politics and poetics, gender and genre, old rules and new roles, " mostly in the first third of the 20th century. Shipping weight 5 lbs.

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17.
Gladsky, Thomas S.  
Princes, Peasants, and Other Polish Selves. Ethnicity in American Literature.

Publisher: Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1992..
1st ed. ix, 313 pp. Near fine in like dj. Hard Cover. ISBN: polish american authors; polish americans; polish americans in literature

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18.
Green, Michelle. [Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999]  
The Dream at the End of the World. Paul Bowles and the Literary Renegades in Tangier.

Publisher: HarperCollins [c1991]. 'First Edition'.
xvi, 381, [1] p., plates; 24 cm. "Michelle Green presents... one of the most extraordinary groups of individuals ever to have congregated in a single location. Writers and heiresses, drug addicts and pederasts, artists and con men... At the center of the extravagant community were Paul and Jane Bowles... A critically acclaimed writer and composer, the charismatic Paul found Morocco the perfect setting for his perverse, visionary fiction, and for the quotidian intrigue that he loved. For Jane-- a brilliant playwright plagued by anxiety and terrified of her own talent-- Tangier was as sinister as it was tantalizing. ...Drawn into the Bowleses' orbit were iconoclasts including William Burroughs... Truman Capote; Allen Ginsburg; and... Libby Holman. Others... included David Herbert... and Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton... few chronicles have captured a period and a sensibility as memorably..." Color pictorial dj; remainder mark; minor spotting to top edge; VG+. stock#42459.

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19.
Hespelt, E. Herman (Ed.)  
An Outline History of Spanish American Literature

Publisher: New York: F. S. Crofts & Co, 1942..
2nd ed. 21 X 14 cm. G+/No dj. Blue cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, xxiii, 192 pp, index. Tiny tear to head of spine, else very good, light rubbing to extremities, scattered pencil underlining. Covers literature in Spanish speaking areas of North and South America from 1519 to 1941, with a brief introduction to Brazilian literature for Spanish & English speakers. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.)

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20.
Hilles, Frederick W. (Ed.)  
The Age of Johnson: Essays Presented to Chauncey Brewster Tinker

Publisher: New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1949..
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. VG+/No dj. Full blue cloth, gilt titles on spine, xi, 426 pp, footnotes, index. Corners & spine ends slightly rubbed, former owners' names on ffep. Contains essays on Dr. Samuel Johnson and his contemporaries by 37 writers, most of whom were former students of Tinker's. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 8 oz.)

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21.
Jones, Gerard  
Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book

Publisher: New York: Basic Books (Perseus), 2004..
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. Fine/Near Fine. Black boards, gilt titles on spine, xv, 384 pp, 8 ff b & w plates, notes, index. DJ price-clipped, else fine; in Brodart archival cover. From the DJ: "Gerard Jones, a longtime insider to the comic book business, draws on years of research and interviews to reveal how the collision of Yiddish and American culture shaped the modern vision of the hero. He recounts the frightened counterattack against comics that nearly destroyed the industry in the 1950s and traces the underground resurgence that inspired a new generation to transmute those long-ago fantasies into art, literature, and blockbuster movies." Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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22.
Marble, Annie Russell  
Pen Names and Personalities

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930..
First Edition. Ex-Library. 21 X 14 cm. Good/No dj. Full maroon cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, ix, 256, [1] pp, footnotes, brief bibliography, index. Soiled, cracked hinges reglued, snags to bottom edge of front board, remains of bookplate and charge slip on endpapers, residue from nearly obliterated shelf mark on spine. History of authors' use of pseudonyms, mostly in the nineteenth century. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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23.
McNamee, Gregory (Ed.)  
Living in Words: Interviews from the Bloomsbury Review, 1981-1988

Publisher: Portland, OR: Breitenbush Books, 1988..
First Edition. 23˝ X 16 cm. Near Fine/Fine. Full charcoal grey cloth, foil titles on spine, mauve endpapers, xiii, 173, [1] pp. Front free endpaper slightly cockled, else fine. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Collection of interview with 15 authors: Kay Boyle, William S. Burroughs, Wendell Berry, Joseph Campbell, Douglas Adams, Barry Moser, Robert Creeley, Bernard Mac Laverty, Margaret Drabble, Farley Mowat, Alastair Reid, John Nichols, Raymond Carver, Michael Dorris & Louise Erdrich. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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24.
Meigs, Cornelia, Anne Eaton, Elizabeth Nesbitt & Ruth Hill Viguers (Ill. Vera Bock)  
A Critical History of Children's Literature

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1953..
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. VG/No dj. Blue cloth, foil titles & red decorations on front board & spine, xxiv, 624 pp, footnotes, chapter bibliographies, index. Light wear & soil to cloth. Each of the co-authors covers one period: Miegs--to 1840, Eaton--1840-1890, Nesbitt--1890-1920, and Viguers--1920-1950. Shipping weight 3 lbs.

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25.
Modern Language Association of America / Kenneth McKenzie  
Romanticism: A Symposium

Publisher: New York, Modern Language Association of America, 1940.
60 p., 24 cm. 1. Germany, John C. Blankenagel; 2. France, George R. Havens; 3. England, Hoxie N. Fairchild; 4. Italy, Kenneth McKenzie; 5. Spain, F. Courtney Tarr; 6. England, Elizabeth Nitchie; 7. A selective bibliography. Stock# 41,306x. Good+ / paper

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26.
Moody, William Vaughn  
HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM BEOWULF TO 1926

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons New York 1926.
Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket; Edges bumped, worn and frayed. Some pencil undelining. Pencil notes on endpapers. ; B&W Illustrations; 547 pages

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27.
Moore, Cecil A.  
Backgrounds of English Literature, 1700-1760

Publisher: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1953..
First Edition. Inscribed by author on recto of ffep. 22˝ X 14˝ cm. Fine/Good. Maroon cloth, gilt titles on spine, xi, 254 pp, footnotes, end notes, index. Inscription is signed "the author" rather than by name; wording suggests a presentation copy. Price-clipped DJ has large chip from bottom corner of front panel & small chips at other cornes & spine ends, tears up to 6 cm; in Brodart archival cover. A previously unpublished essay on melancholy, "The English Malady, " is joined here with four articles originally published in literary journals from 1916 to 1927: "Shaftesbury and the Ethical Poets in England, " "The Return to Nature in English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, " "Whig Panegyric Verse: A Phase of Sentimentalism, " "John Dunton: Pietist and Impostor." Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 12 oz.)

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28.
Parrington, Vernon Louis  
Main Currents in American Thought: An Interpretation of American Literature from the Beginnings to 1920

Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947..
8th ptg. 22 X 15˝ cm. G/No dj. Blue cloth, gilt titles on spine, 3 volumes bound as one, each with its own footnotes, bibliography and index, xvii, 413 pp, xxii, 493 pp, xxxix, 429 pp. Corners & board edges bumped & rubbed, titles dulled.

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29.
Picon, Gaëtan  
Contemporary French Literature 1945 and After

Publisher: New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1974..
First Edition. 21 X 14 cm. Near Fine/VG+. Translated by Kelvin W. Scott & Graham D. Martin. Blue cloth, white titles on spine, xii, 227 pp, bibliography, index. Spine ends lightly rubbed, else fine. Price-clipped DJ is browning, has two tiny nicks to bottom edge; in Brodart archival cover. Discusses fiction, poetry, and theater in the three decades following WW2. Bibliography lists literary works available in English translation, as well as secondary works. Shipping weight 2 lbs. (International 1 lb., 8 oz.)

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30.
Priestley, J. B.  
Literature and Western Man

Publisher: New York: Harper & Row, 1960..
Early printing. 24˝ X 16˝ cm. VG/VG+. Black cloth, gilt titles & blue decorations on spine, gilt monogram on front board, blue endpapers, xiii, 512 pp, index. Top edge of rear board bumped near spine, top edge dusty, rather sloppy underlining on a very few pages. DJ has light wear & chipping to top edge; in Brodart archival cover. From the DJ: "It is J. B. Priestley's belief that Western man, in the past five hundred years, has achieved in his literature the clearest and most complete expression of his nature, his needs, his ideas, his ideals, his fears and his love.. The reader..will learn whatever is significant about a vast number of writers and their writing, and will have a magnificent time doing it."

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31.
Priestley, J. B. (John Boynton), 1894-1984.  
Literature and Western Man.

Publisher: Harper, NY [1960].
xi, 512 p. ”Strictly speaking this is not literary history, although in a pinch it could be used as one. The final emphasis here, as the title suggests, is not on Literature but on Western Man.” 100,563x. Vg/dj vg. Another copy, no dj, covers sunned, VG.

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32.
Rospigliosi, William  
Writers in the Italian Renaissance

Publisher: London & New York: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1978..
First Edition. 26 X 17 cm. Fine/Very Good. Burgundy leather-textured boards, gilt titles on spine, pictorial endpapers, 242 pp, notes, index. Ornate gold-ink design on DJ has dulled, otherwise fine; in mylar cover. According to the DJ, "Humanist writers succeeded in creating the profession of writer with all its now familiar social and economic power. Prince Rospigliosi shows that it was these pioneer professional writers who created the Renaissance, and not, as is often supposed, that they were its product." Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 8 oz.)

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33.
Ruland, Richard & Malcolm Bradbury  
From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature

Publisher: New York: Viking, 1991..
First US Edition. 23˝ X 16 cm. Fine/Fine. Quarter black cloth, dark grey paper-covered boards, red foil titles on spine, xxi, 455 pp, index. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 8 oz.)

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34.
Sears, Minnie Earl, Editor  
List of Subject Headings for Small Libraries
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Publisher: H. W. Wilson Co., New York, 3rd Edition, 1935.
VG cloth hardback, gilt lettering, no DJ. Cover with bent spine edges, bumped corners, some faded spots and scuffs, library number of spine. Ex lib. Tight binding. Remnants of old pocket inside back cover, library stamp on title page. Otherwise pp are VG+, clean and unmarked. 4to, 453 pp. States: New and Revised. Because of the size and weight of the book(s), please contact us to arrange for priority mailing or for shipping outside the continental USA

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35.
Seymour-Smith, Martin (Ed.)  
Novels and Novelists: A Guide to the World of Fiction

Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1980..
First Edition. 28˝ X 22 cm. Fine/Fine. Brown boards, gilt titles on spine, index of novelists on endpapers, 288 pp, many photos & other illustrations in both color and b & w, general index. DJ in Brodart archival covers. In addition to a 154 pp alphabetical guide to novelists, contains these essays: origins & development of the novel, by the editor; crime fiction: a history, by H. R. F. Keating; science fiction: a history, by Brian W. Aldiss; approaches to the novel, by J. A. Sutherland; the novelist at work, by Gamini Salgado; fiction & illustration, by Michael Mason; the novel & the cinema, by David Pirie; the novel & the book trade, by J. A. Sutherland. Shipping weight 4 lbs.

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36.
Sisam, Kenneth  
Studies in the History of Old English Literature

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967..
Reprint. Ex-Library. 22˝ X 15 cm. Sewn in full blue cloth, gilt titles on spine, vii, 314, [1] pp, notes, indices. Usual library markings including "Withdrawn" sticker, otherwise VG+. DJ has one sticker on spine, else fine in library-applied cover. Contents: Cynewulf & his poetry; the authority of Old English poetical manuscripts; 'seasons of fasting'; the Beowulf manuscript; the Exeter book; marginalia in the Vercelli book; dialect origins of the earlier Old English verse; publication of Alfred's "Pastoral Care"; MSS. Bodley 340 & 342: Ćlfric's "Catholic Homilies"; an Old English translation of a letter from Wynfirth to Eadburga (A.D. 716-17) in Cotton MS. Otho C 1; verses prefixed to "Gregory's Dialogues"; authenticity of certain texts in Lambard's "Archaionomia" 1568; Humfrey Wanley. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 4 oz.)

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37.
Spiller, Robert E et al. (Eds.)  
Literary History of the United States: History

Publisher: New York & London: The Macmillan Company, 1969..
3rd Ed, later ptg. 24 X 16 cm. VG+/VG. Blue cloth, gilt titles on front board & spine, top edge dyed maroon, xxiv, 1511 pp, bibliography, index. Bottom corners & top edge of front board lightly bumped, faintly musty. DJ spine faded but legible, slight edge wear; in Brodart archival cover. Eighty-two chapters written by dozens of expert contributors trace the history of American literature from the founding of the colonies to the early 1960s. Shipping weight 5 lbs.

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38.
Spingarn, J. E.  
A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance.

Publisher: NY, Columbia UP, 1925. Fifth Impression.
xi, 350 p., index, 18.5 cm. Chapters include The Fundamental Problem of Renaissance Criticism; The General Theory of Poetry in the Italian Renaissance; The Theory of the Drama; The Theory of Epic Poetry; The Growth of the Classic Spirit in Italian Criticism; Romantic Elements in Italian Criticism; The Character and Development of French Criticism in the 16th Century; The Theory of Poetry in the French Renaissance; Classic and Romantic Elements in French Criticism during the 16th Century; The Formation of the Classic Ideal in the 17th Century; The Evolution of English Criticism from Ascham to Milton; The General Theory of Poetry in the Elizabethan Age; The Theory of Dramatic and Heroic Poetry; Classical Elements in Elizabethan Criticism; Appendices (Chronological Table of the Chief Critical Works of the 16th Century; Salviati's Account of the Commentators on Aristotle's 'Poetics'); Bibliography. Green cloth stamped in gold; worn, covers spotted, wormhole in lower margin; copy of Lewis Hall Gordon with his copious scholarly pencil notes; good. stock#20198.

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39.
Sutherland, James, editor.  
The Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes.

Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975.
Arranged chronologically, from Caedmon, Bede, and Alfred to Sir John Neale, Frank O'Connor, and Dylan Thomas, with notes and indices of names and topics. ix, 382 p., 22 cm.; dj; VG+. 34140.

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40.
Terras, Victor  
A History of Russian Literature

Publisher: New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1991..
3rd ptg. Trade Paperback. 25˝ X 18 cm. VG/No dj. Sewn in pictorial covers, black titles on yellow spine, xi, 654 pp, footnotes, bibliography, index. Long, heavy crease in rear cover, a few leaves appear to have been jammed into a shelf support, otherwise fine. Comprehensive survey of Russian literature by a prominent Slavic scholar. Shipping weight 4 lbs. (International 3 lbs., 4 oz.)

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41.
Trent, William Peterfield, John Erskine, Stuart P. Sherman, & Carl Van Doren (Eds.)  
The Cambridge History of American Literature

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1961..
Later printing. Ex-Library. 22˝ X 14 cm. Very Good/No dj. Orange decorated cloth (library binding), 3 volumes bound as one, Vol. 1: xvii, 380 pp, index, copyright 1917; Vol. 2: x, 430 pp, index, c. 1918; Vol. 3: xiii, 678 pp, index. Slight wear at joints and a few smudges plus card pocket, withdrawn stamp, and one library mark on top edge.

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42.
Wilkins, Ernest Hatch  
A History of Italian Literature

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1954..
First Edition. 24 X 16 cm. Near Fine/No dj. Brown cloth, gilt titles on spine, xi, 523 pp, index. Spine ends & bottom corners lightly rubbed, else fine. History of literature by Italian writers (in all languages) from the 13th to the 20th century. Shipping weight 3 lbs. (International 2 lbs., 12 oz.)

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43.
Williams, C. E.  
The Broken Eagle: The Politics of Austrian Literature from Empire to Anschluss

Publisher: New York: Barnes & Noble Books (Harper & Row), 1974..
First US Edition. 22˝ X 14˝ cm. Near Fine/Fine. From British sheets. Full black cloth, gilt titles on spine, red endpapers, xxii, 281 pp, 4 ff b & w photo plates, notes, bibliography, index. Rear board slightly scuffed near bottom edge, else fine. DJ in Brodart archival cover. Looks at the extent to which politics was reflected in Austrian literature from about 1900 to 1938. One chapter each is devoted to Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Hermann Bahr, Arthur Schnitzler, Franz Werfel, Joseph Roth, Stefan Zweig, Heimito von Doderer, Robert Musil, and Karl Kraus. Shipping weight 2 lbs.

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44.
Zemka, Sue.  
Victorian Testaments. The Bible, Christology, and Literary Authority in Early-Nineteenth-Century British Culture.

Publisher: Stanford Uni. Press [c1997]. 'Original printing 1997'.
Chapters include Of Tongues, Texts, Nerves, Opium, and Flesh: The Disappearance of the Invisible in Early Victorian Spirtitual Epistemology; Thomas Arnold and Spiritual Authority; Christ and the Holy Family: Two Victorian Sites of Subject Constitution; Emasculating Christ, Mediating Authority: The Sentimental Logic of Literary Influence in Dickens's 'The Life of Our Lord' and 'Dombey and Son'; 'But Do We See One Woman Who Looke Like a Female Christ?': The Messiahs of Florence Nightingale; The Holy Books of Empire: Translations of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 279 p., index, 23.5 cm.; minor wear, ink owner's name; VG+. 31253.

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