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What Are People For?

By: Berry, Wendell

Price: $27.50

Publisher: London, Rider Books: 1991

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 21783


A remainder stamp to the bottom page edges, otherwise clean. Essays which convey a deep concern for the American economic system and the gluttonous American consumer.; Remainder View more info

Working Papers: Selected Essays and Reviews by Hayden Carruth

By: Carruth, Hayden; Judith Weissman

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20496


Essays on Camus, Pound, Berryman and several others. View more info

Raised by Puppets, Only to Be Killed by Research

By: Codrescu, Andrei

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Addison-Wesley: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11221


Inscribed by Codrescu, and dated in New Orleans in the year of publication. Slight browning, and a faint stain to the page edges. Assembled here are his NPR pieces, freestyle columns in which, swimming gleefully against the mainstream, he sounds off on whatever comes to mind. ; Signed by Author View more info

Islands, the Universe, Home

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1523


Signed by Ehrlich. A review copy with publisher's material laid in. A slight crease to the top of the front cover. The power and mystery of untamed nature in the Wyoming wilderness is the focus of this essay collection. ; Signed by Author View more info

A Long the Riverrun

By: Ellmann, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19383


Slight foxing to the dust jacket flaps. Ellmann planned this selection of his literary and biographical essays before his death in May 1987. View more info

Nobody Better, Better Than Nobody

By: Frazier, Ian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus Giroux: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11845


Signed by Frazier on the title page. A tiny spot to the fore-edge. A collection of five essays that originally appeared in the New Yorker. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Best American Essays 2002

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20065


Signed by Bernard Cooper at his contribution. An Uncorrected Proof in plain wrappers. Creasing to the covers, and a small tear to the head of the spine. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Spell of New Mexico

By: Hillerman, Tony (Editor); Mary Austin, Oliver La Farge, Conrad Richter, D. H. Lawrence, C. G. Jung, Winfield Townley Scott, John DeWitt McKee, Ernie Pyle, Harvey Fergusson, Lawrence Clark Powell

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 22417


An unmarked copy with very little wear. Publisher's price of $5.95 on the front flap. A tiny closed tear to the rear panel. A collection of essays that evoke the appeal New Mexico has had for some of the twentieth century's best-known writers. ; 105 pages View more info

Terrorists & Novelists

By: Johnson, Diane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1982

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 813


Signed by Johnson on the title page. Light soiling to the white dust jacket. The novelist's first essay collection. ; Signed by Author View more info

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The Best of A.J. Liebling

By: Liebling, A.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1965

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18436


A collection of essays from the acclaimed writer of The New Yorker, selected by William Cole. A 1" closed tear to the bottom of the front panel, and a few lines have been redacted on the copyright page. A presentable copy. View more info

The Road Back to Paris

By: Liebling, A.J.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Paragon House: 1988

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19088


Originally published in 1944, a collection of essays describing everyday life in wartorn Europe, and depicts the experiences of the ordinary American soldier fighting the war. View more info

The Flatness and Other Landscapes

By: Martone, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Athens, University of Georgia Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12837


An Uncorrected Proof in illustrated wrappers. These essays (previously published in small magazines and anthologies) reflect on the inner and outer territories of the Midwest. Winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction. View more info

A Year in Place

By: Olsen, W. Scott and Bret Lott

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20294


These 12 seasonal essays and poems are by American writers who were invited by editors Olsen and Lott to describe the place they call home during a particular month. A trade paperback original. View more info

The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup My Encounters with Extraordinary People

By: Orlean, Susan

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2001

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 11875


Signed by Orlean on the title page. A collection of profiles written over the past decade by the New Yorker staff writer.; Signed by Author View more info

The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Essays

By: Pack, Robert and Jay Parini

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hanover, University Press of New England: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20101


Contributors include Wendell Berry, Tim O'Brien, Gore Vidal and others. View more info

For Rabbit, With Love and Squalor

By: Roiphe, Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17571


An Uncorrected Proof in glossy illustrated wrappers. In these essays, Roiphe documents her literary love affairs with famous male protagonists from recent American literature. View more info

Selected Essays of Delmore Schwartz

By: Schwartz, Delmore; Donald A. Dike, David H. Zucker

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1985

Seller ID: 20470


Reprint. Light rubbing and a tiny stain to the top of the page edges. View more info

InterChange: A Symposium on Regionalism, Internationalism, and Ethnicity in Literature

By: Spalding, Linda and Frank Stewart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Honolulu, InterArts Hawaii: 1980

Seller ID: 20156


Signed by Maxine Hong Kingston at her contribution. Other authors in this collection include Michael Ondaatje, Gary Snyder and John Hawkes. ; Signed by Contributor View more info

Prepositions: The Collected Critical Essays of Louis Zukofsky

By: Zukofsky, Louis

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1981

Edition: First Expanded Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18997


Foreword by Hugh Kenner. A nick to the top of the front panel, and minor rubbing to the bottom corner. A sharp copy. The definitive set of critical statements by Zukofsky, one of the most important poets of the 20th century. View more info