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THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 ), 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie)
1 0Jolley, Elizabeth (introduced and Edited By Caroline Lurie) THE TRAVELLING ENTERTAINER And Other Stories ( West Coast Writing 10 )
FACP GHE0022205 Western Australia 1979 First Edition 0909144214 / 9780909144210 Soft Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket PB, pictorial card covers, VG/--, 181pp. Light rubbing to edges and corners of covers, inside has white-out to top ffep. Ten stories by an acute observer of everyday life. Water stain mark to top of front cover and first few pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0909144214. ISBN/EAN: 9780909144210. Inventory No: GHE0022205. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
Chaucer - Canterbury Tales, A.C. Cawley [Editor]
2 A.C. Cawley [Editor] Chaucer - Canterbury Tales
Dent 237063 London 1984 Reprint 0460113070 / 9780460113076 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket Inspired by Boccaccio's "Decameron", and framed as a storytelling competition between a group of pilgrims, Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" is one of the greatest works of English literature, translated from the Middle English with an introduction by Nevill Coghill in "Penguin Classics". In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse, "The Canterbury Tales" offers us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of Medieval England. Nevill Coghill's masterly and vivid English verse translation is rendered with consummate skill to retain all the vigour and poetry of Chaucer's fourteenth-century Middle English. Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, courtier and diplomat, best known as the author of "The Canterbury Tales". Chaucer is credited as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language. The first poet to have been buried in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey, his other works include "The House of Fame", "Troilus and Criseyde" and "The Book of the Duchess". If you enjoyed "The Canterbury Tales", you might like Boccaccio's "Decameron" 612 pages. Pages browned. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Cover edges rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0460113070. ISBN/EAN: 9780460113076. Inventory No: 237063. Paperback 
Price: 8.50 AUD
A.G. Stephens: Selected Writings, A.G. Stephens
3 A.G. Stephens A.G. Stephens: Selected Writings
Angus & Robertson 228488 Australia 1978 First Edition 020713541X / 9780207135415 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 448 pages. Slight crease on front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian History; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 020713541X. ISBN/EAN: 9780207135415. Inventory No: 228488. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The German Novel of Today, A.W. Bettex
4 A.W. Bettex The German Novel of Today
Bowes and Bowes 225821 Cambridge 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 46 pages. Tanning due to age. Dust jacket has protective non adhesive covering. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 225821. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P., Adelle Waldman
5 Adelle Waldman The Love Affairs Of Nathaniel P.
Widmill 242634 London 2014 0099558998 / 9780099558996 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Writer Nate Piven's star is rising. After several lean and striving years, he has his pick of both magazine assignments and women: Juliet, the hotshot business reporter; Elisa, his gorgeous ex-girlfriend, now friend; and Hannah, "almost universally regarded as nice and smart, or smart and nice," who holds her own in conversation with his friends. When one relationship grows more serious, Nate is forced to consider what it is he really wants. In Nate's 21st-century literary world, wit and conversation are not at all dead. Is romance? Novelist Adelle Waldman plunges into the psyche of a flawed, sometimes infuriating modern man--one who thinks of himself as beyond superficial judgment, yet constantly struggles with his own status anxiety, who is drawn to women, yet has a habit of letting them down in ways that may just make him an emblem of our times. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is a tale of one young man's search for happiness--and an inside look at how he really thinks about women, sex and love. 244 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780099558996. Inventory No: 242634. Paperback 
Price: 9.00 AUD
Chicago, Alaa Al Aswany
6 Alaa Al Aswany Chicago
HarperCollins 240461 USA 2007 0061452564 / 9780061452567 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Sex, money and politics are the driving forces of society in this new novel from bestselling author Alaa al Aswany.A medley of Egyptian and American lives collides on the campus of the University of Illinois Medical Center in a post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound. Among the players are an atheistic anti-establishment American professor of the sixties generation, whose relationship with a younger African-American woman becomes a moving target for intolerance; a veiled PhD candidate whose conviction in the code of her traditional upbringing is shaken by her exposure to American society; an emigre who has fervently embraced his new American identity, but who cannot escape his Egyptian roots when faced with the issue of his daughter's 'honour'; an Egyptian State Security informant who spouts religious doctrines while hankering after money and power; and a dissident student poet who comes to America with the sole aim of financing his literary aspirations, but whose experience in Chicago turns out to be more than he bargained for. This tightly plotted page-turner is set far from the downtown Cairo of al Aswany's 'The Yacoubian Building', but is no less unflinching an examination of contemporary Egyptian lives. 342 pages. Pen mark to bottom of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9780061452567. Inventory No: 240461. Hardcover 
Price: 18.00 AUD
The Lazarus Project, Aleksandar Hemon
7 Aleksandar Hemon The Lazarus Project
Riverhead Books 238015 USA 2008 First Edition 1594489882 / 9781594489884 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good In two collections of stories, "The Question of Bruno" and the NBCC-finalist "Nowhere Man," Aleksandar Hemon has earned unmatched literary acclaim and a reputation as one of the English language's most original and moving wordsmiths. In "The Lazarus Project," Hemon has turned these talents to an embracing novel that intertwines haunting historical atmosphere and detail with sharp and shimmering?sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking?contemporary storytelling. On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, a recent Jewish immigrant from Eastern Europe to Chicago, knocked on the front door of the house of George Shippy, the chief of Chicago police. When Shippy came to the door, Averbuch offered him what he said was an important letter. Instead of taking the letter, Shippy shot Averbuch twice, killing him. When Shippy released a statement casting Averbuch as a would-be anarchist assassin and agent of foreign political operatives, he all but set off a city and a country already simmering with ethnic and political tensions. Now, in the twenty-first century, a young writer in Chicago, Brik, also from Eastern Europe, becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story?what really happened, and why? In order to understand Averbuch, Brik and his friend Rora?who overflows with stories of his life as a Sarajevo war photographer?retrace Averbuch's path across Eastern Europe, through a history of pogroms and poverty, and through a present-day landscape of cheap mafiosi and cheaper prostitutes. The stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably entwined, augmented by the photographs that Rora takes on their journey, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel that will confirm Hemon once and for all as one of the most dynamic and essential literary voices of our time. 294 pages. Pen mark to top of page edges indicating remainder mark. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781594489884. Inventory No: 238015. Hardcover 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Reading My Father, Alexander Styron
8 Alexander Styron Reading My Father
Scribner 244410 USA 2011 First Edition 1416591796 / 9781416591795 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good Bill Styron's writing and his depression dominated the Styron family landscape, and Alexandra, the youngest of four children and the one who spent the most time alone with her father, learned to navigate his storms in order to survive. She describes a man plagued by demons and not averse to imposing them on a young daughter. Part biography, part memoir, part elegy, Reading My Fathertells the story of a daughter coming to know her father at last. From Styron's Tidewater Virginia youth and precocious literary debut to the triumphs of his best known books and on through his devastating spiral into madness, Reading My Fatherchronicles the epic sweep of an American artist's life. It offers an intimate look at a great literary generation's friendships and their dramas. But it is also a tale of filial love and a journey toward understanding and forgiveness. 285 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9781416591795. Inventory No: 244410. Hardcover 
Price: 15.00 AUD
The Vicomte De Bragelonne, Alexandre Dumas
9 Alexandre Dumas The Vicomte De Bragelonne
Collins Clear-Type Press 243707 Great Britain Softcover Good Condition Library of Classics. Maroon leatherette with gilt lettering to spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 243707. Paperback 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Troilus and Cressida, Alice Walker - Editor
10 Alice Walker - Editor Troilus and Cressida
Cambridge Univ. Press 242941 Great Britain 1969 0521095034 / 9780521095037 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 254 pages. Text has been underlined and notations in margins in pencil in places. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0521095034. ISBN/EAN: 9780521095037. Inventory No: 242941. Paperback 
Price: 8.00 AUD
TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler, Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by)
11 Alpert, Michael (translated from the Spanish by) TWO SPANISH PICARESQUE NOVELS: Lazarillo De Tormes & The Swindler
Penguin Books GHE0005765 London 1969 0140442111 / 9780140442113 Soft Cover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket later prtg PB ed, pictorial card wraps, G+/--, 214pp. Set in Spain in 16th & 17th centuries, potagonists as rascally figures. Light rubbing to edges and small creases to corners of covers, inside has light age tanning to edges of txt block, else square, clean and tight with no other markings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140442111. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442113. Inventory No: GHE0005765. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
The Death of Literature, Alvin Kernan
12 Alvin Kernan The Death of Literature
Yale University Press 227800 USA 1990 0300052383 / 9780300052381 Softcover Very Good Condition Literature has passed through a crisis of confidence in recent decades-a radical questioning of its traditional values and its importance to humanity. In this witty and eloquent book, a distinguished professor of humanities looks at some of the agents that have contributed to literature's demise and ponders whether its vitality can be restored in the changing circumstances of late twentieth-century culture. Other critics, such as E. D. Hirsch and Allan Bloom, have also explored the growing cultural illiteracy of modern society. Alvin Kernan probes deeper, relating the death of literature to potent forces in our postindustrial world-most obviously, the technological revolution that is rapidly transforming a print to an electronic culture, replacing the authority of the written word with the authority of television, film, and computer screens. The turn taken by literary criticism itself, in deconstructing traditional literature and declaring it void of meaning in itself, and in focusing on what are described as its ideological biases against women and nonwhites, has speeded the disintegration. Recent legal debates about copyright, plagiarism, and political patronage of the arts have exposed the greed and self-interest at work under the old romantic images of the imaginative creative artist and the work of art as a perfect, unchanging icon. Kernan describes a number of the crossroads where literature and society have met and literature has failed to stand up. He discusses the high comedy of the obscenity trial in England against Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which the British literary establishment vainly tried to define literature. He takes alarmed looks at such agents of literary disintegration as schools where children who watch television eight hours a day can't read, decisions about who chooses and defines the words included in dictionaries, faculty fights about the establishment of new departments and categories of study, and courtrooms where criminals try to profit from bestselling books about their crimes. According to Kernan, traditional literature is ceasing to be legitimate or useful in these changed social surroundings. What is needed, he says, if it is any longer possible in electronic culture, is a conception of literature that fits in some positive way with the new ethos of post-industrialism, plausibly claiming a place of importance both to individual lives and to society as a whole for the best kind of writing. 230 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Literature::Literary Criticism; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0300052383. ISBN/EAN: 9780300052381. Inventory No: 227800. Paperback 
Price: 12.50 AUD
The White Earth, Andrew McGahan
13 Andrew McGahan The White Earth
A&U 238127 Australia 1741141478 / 9781741141474 Trade Paperback Good Condition No Dust Jacket Winner of the 2005 Miles Franklin Literary AwardOne spring day in late 1992, when William was halfway between his eighth birthday and his ninth, he looked out from the back verandah of his home and saw, huge in the sky, the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. He stared at it, wondering. The thunderhead was dirty black, streaked with billows of grey. It rolled and boiled as it climbed into the clear blue day, casting a vast shadow upon the hills beyond. But there was no sound, no rumble of an explosion. William was aware of the smell of burning . . . but it was a good smell, a familiar smell. The smell of grass, of wheat, of the farm itself.His father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his unknown uncle - an embittered old man encamped in the ruins of a once great station homestead, Kuran House. It's a baffling and sinister new world for the boy, a place of decay and secret histories. His uncle is obsessed by a long life of decline and by a dark quest for revival, his mother is desperate for a wealth and security she has never known, and all their hopes it seems come to rest upon William's young shoulders. But as the past and present of Kuran Station unravel and merge together, the price of that inheritance may prove to be the downfall of them all. The White Earth is a haunting, disturbing and cautionary tale. A lean intelligent and incisive novel.' James Ley, The Sydney Morning Herald McGahan writes with a total command of thematic design and narrative structure. The White Earth draws on the full resource of the novel as an imaginative form to explore some of the most urgent social and political issues haunting Australia today.' Judging Panel, the Miles Franklin Award 376 pages. Light foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Fiction; ISBN: 1741141478. ISBN/EAN: 9781741141474. Inventory No: 238127. Paperback 
Price: 11.00 AUD
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon
14 Andrew Solomon The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression
Chatto & Windus 241991 Great Britain 2001 First UK Edition 0701168196 / 9780701168193 Hardcover Good Condition Good This extraordinarily moving, shocking and eye-opening work is set to become the classic text on the subject of depression, mental illness and the way we live now, for the literary market - the book that knocks even William Styron's Darkness Visible out of the water. Like Kay Jamison's An Unquiet Mind it digs deep and painfully into personal experience, but it also looks at the much wider picture - the historical, social, biological, chemical, pharmaceutical and medical aspects and implications of the disease - broadening the scope immeasurably. What is crucial is that Solomon has not only experienced what he is writing about firsthand, and describes the experience from the inside terrifyingly and brilliantly, but also that he has researched every aspect of depression, from the historical treatment and study of 'melancholy' as far back as the Greeks and Romans (who believed that cauliflower was good for depression), right through to the side effects of the pharmaceutical cocktails of the present day, case histories of people in & out of mental hospitals, faith healers, the power of suggestion, as well as the implications for the future of Western society. He also writes like a dream. 560 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Psychology; Self Help & Motivation; Self Help. ISBN: 0701168196. ISBN/EAN: 9780701168193. Inventory No: 241991. Hardcover 
Price: 25.00 AUD
Paris - Hotels & More, Angelika Taschen
15 Angelika Taschen Paris - Hotels & More
Taschen 237856 Germany 2006 3822849618 / 9783822849613 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket Vincent Knapp Where to stay and what to visit in the City of Love? Among the sumptuously-photographed accommodations hand-picked by Angelika Taschen are the Christian Lacroix-designed Hotel du Petit Moulin, the Trocadero Dokhan's (designed by Frederic Mechiche), the ultra-chic Hotel Costes by Jacques Garcia, the charming low budget Hotel Recamier overlooking the magnificent Place Saint Sulpice or the intimate secret hideaway of Tom Ford and a Marais apartment for rent owned and decorated by fashion designer Azzedine Alaia. While you're in town, enjoy her suggestions for everything from a literary cafe experience to a luxurious perfume boutique or a renowned cheese shop. Everything in this guide is carefully tailored to help make your Parisian holiday as fulfilling as possible. About the series: TASCHEN's Hotel series books are much more than simple hotel guides. They are meant to be taken along on your trip, as they not only feature the best and most interesting places to stay - from low budget to luxury - but also list hot spots for each hotel's neighborhood. Once you're installed in the hotel of your choice, you can peruse our suggestions for restaurants, bars, boutiques, specialty shops, and more, with the knowledge that these spots have been hand-selected by travel and style expert Angelika Taschen for a well-rounded and pleasing experience of the city you're visiting. As an added service to our readers, a dedicated website for our travel books has been set up to allow you to browse all of our hotel selections online or make your booking directly. 223 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Illustrator: Vincent Knapp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Travel & Exploration; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9783822849613. Inventory No: 237856. Paperback 
Price: 17.50 AUD
Into the Nineties - Post-Colonial Women's Writing, Anna Rutherford, Lars Jensen, Shirley Chew [Editor]
16 Anna Rutherford, Lars Jensen, Shirley Chew [Editor] Into the Nineties - Post-Colonial Women's Writing
Dangaroo Press 227036 Australia 1994 1871049520 / 9781871049527 Softcover Near Fine Condition A superb collection of critical essays and creative pieces by leading international women writers and academics, which surveys the development of literature in their own societies since the 1980s 636 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN: 1871049520. ISBN/EAN: 9781871049527. Inventory No: 227036. Paperback 
Price: 22.00 AUD
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
17 Anne Bronte The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Penguin Books 245286 1996 0140260188 / 9780140260182 Softcover Very Good Condition The tenant, said to be a young, beautiful widow, is withdrawn from the community and therefore an object of gossip - especially when it's discovered that she is secretly visited by her landlord. Meanwhile her neighbour, the narrator, conceives a great affection for her. 378 pages. Item Type: TV Tie-in. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Literature; Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140260188. ISBN/EAN: 9780140260182. Inventory No: 245286. Paperback 
Price: 8.50 AUD
At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist, Anne Fadiman
18 Anne Fadiman At Large and At Small: Confessions of a Literary Hedonist
Penguin Books 233958 Great Britain 2008 0141033991 / 9780141033990 Softcover Good Condition In At Large and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to one of her favorite genres, the familiar essay--a beloved and hallowed literary tradition recognized for both its intellectual breadth and its miniaturist focus on everyday experiences. With the combination of humor and erudition that has distinguished her as one of our finest essayists, Fadiman draws us into twelve of her personal obsessions: from her slightly sinister childhood enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her monumental crush on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the days of letter-writing to the challenges and rewards of moving from the city to the country. Many of these essays were composed "under the influence" of the subject at hand. Fadiman ingests a shocking amount of ice cream and divulges her passion for Haagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's homemade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlua Coffee (recipe included); she sustains a terrific caffeine buzz while recounting Balzac's coffee addiction; and she stays up till dawn to write about being a night owl, examining the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia cures as her father's nocturnal word games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At Large and At Small is a brilliant and delightful collection of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre. 220 pages. Previous owners name on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; ISBN/EAN: 9780141033990. Inventory No: 233958. Paperback 
Price: 10.00 AUD
The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 1, Anne Henderson [Editor]
19 Anne Henderson [Editor] The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 1
The Sydney Institute Publications Pty Ltd 227836 Sydney 2007 Softcover Near Fine Condition 235 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 227836. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 2, Anne Henderson [Editor]
20 Anne Henderson [Editor] The Sydney Papers Summer 2007 Volume 19 Number 2
The Sydney Institute Publications Pty Ltd 227837 Sydney 2007 Softcover Near Fine Condition 204 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Australia; Essays & Literary Criticism; Inventory No: 227837. Paperback 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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