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NABOKOV IN AMERICA: On the Road to Lolita.
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NABOKOV IN AMERICA: On the Road to Lolita.

By [Nabokov, Vladimir] Roper, Robert.

New York:: Bloomsbury,, (2015). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) A portrait of Vladimir Nabokov told through the lens of the years he spent in America - where he and Vera arrived in 1943, fleeing the Nazis. Roper discusses Nabokov's friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, but focuses on the journeys - 200,000 miles of them - which he took in the West, with his wife, Vera, and son Dmitri, in search of butterflies - on the two-lane highways and the roadside motels that he brings to life in Lolita. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs/ Bibliography, notes. 333 pp.

$40.00

AT HOME IN THE WORLD: A Memoir.
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AT HOME IN THE WORLD: A Memoir.

By Maynard, Joyce.

New York:: Picador,, (1998.). Very good minus in a near fine dust jacket (binding somewhat "over-opened" at title page.). First printing. An account of the Maynard family, but especially the story of her relationship with J. D. Salinger and its influence on her writing and on the rest of her life. Frontispiece, photographic endpapers. SIGNED on the title page with a caricature drawing of herself. 347 pp.

$28.50

RICHARD EBERHART: The Progress of an American Poet.
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RICHARD EBERHART: The Progress of an American Poet.

By [Eberhart, Richard] Roache, Joel.

New York:: Oxford University Press,, 1971.. Very good in very good dust jacket (some crinkling to the rear cover of dj and bleeding from the cloth). First printing. Biography of this Pulitzer Prize and National Book award winning poet. Photographs, notes, selected bibliograhy, index. xxix, 299 pp.

$21.50

AN AMERICAN TRIPTYCH: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich
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AN AMERICAN TRIPTYCH: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich

By (Dickinson, Emily; Rich Adrienne and Bradstreet, Anne) Martin, Wendy

Chapel Hill, NC:: University of North Carolina Press,, (1984). Fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj). First printing. A study of 3 women poets and how each expressed their personal visions and experiences in the context of their historical moment. Extensive notes, index. x, 272 pp.

$27.50

CARL VAN VECHTEN AND THE IRREVERANT DECADES.
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CARL VAN VECHTEN AND THE IRREVERANT DECADES.

By [Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964] Kellner, Bruce

Norman, OK:: University of Oklahoma Press,, (1968). Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (slight crinkling to the bottom edge of part of the textblock). First printing. Biography of a man who employed his many talents in varied careers - critic, essayist, novelist, photographer, collector and advocate of the arts. He was in New York for the 69th Armory Show, in Paris for the premiere of The Rites of Spring, in Hollywood before the silver screen began to tarnish; he was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. Illustrated with many photographs, including thirty-two of Van Vechten's own superb portrait photographs of writers, theatrical personages, and others, ranging from the 1930s to the 1960s. Footnotes, a photographic catalogue of Van Vechten, bibliography, index. xxiii, 354 pp.

$25.00

L FRANK BAUM: Royal Historian of OZ.
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L FRANK BAUM: Royal Historian of OZ.

By [Baum, L. Frank] Carpenter, Angelica Shirley and Jean Shirley.

Minneapolis:: Lerner Publications Co,, (1992). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). 2nd printing. "The road to OZ was not an easy one for L Frank Baum. He endured personal misfortune and financial difficulties, failing at several careers before becoming a top children's author. He wrote 13 more OZ book, over 60 books in all. And despite the enduring popularity of his books, they have often been denounced as unsuitable for young readers." The life story of Baum, the man behind the magic of Oz. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photographs. Includes bibliographical references, a selected list of L. Frank Baum's books, index. 144 pp.

$24.50

HORACE WALPOLE.
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HORACE WALPOLE.

By Stuart, Dorothy Margaret.

New York:: Macmillan,, 1927.. Very good in beige cloth, no dust jacket.. First US printing. A title in the new series of 'English Men of Letters' under the Editorship of Mr. J.C Squire. Index. 229 pp.

$14.50

WILLIAM GOYEN:  Selected Letters from a Writer's Life.
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WILLIAM GOYEN: Selected Letters from a Writer's Life.

By Goyen, William. Edited by Robert Phillips,

Austin, TX:: University of Texas Press, (1995). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. Includes many letters by this Texas-born author to other writers, including W.H. Auden, Anais Nin, William M. Hart, Joyce Carol Oates, James Laughlin, Ned Rorem, Katherine Anne Porter and others. Although they span the years from 1937 to 1983, most are from the period of 1946-1954. Edited and with an introduction by Robert Phillips, afterword by Sir Stephen Spender. Chronology, photographs, index. xlii, 427 pp.

$28.50

TIME TO BE IN EARNEST: A Fragment of Autobiography.
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TIME TO BE IN EARNEST: A Fragment of Autobiography.

By James, P. D.

London:: Faber & Faber,, (1999). Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). First printing. Taking Johnson's advice to heart that it is 'time to be in earnest' when one reaches 77, this is the first autobiographical work by this noted mystery writer, a memoir in the form of a diary of one year.SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, index. 281 pp.

$50.00

SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.
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SOUTHERN DAUGHTER: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.

By [Mitchell, Margaret] Pyron, Darden Asbury

New York:: Oxford University Press,, (1991). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Biography of the author of "Gone With the Wind" - one which explores how her Southern upbringing, in which she was imbued from childhood with tales of the Civil War, affected the novel. Overall a sympathetic and perceptive look at a woman who in many ways defied the cultural expectations of her time. Photographs. Notes, index. xix, 533 pp.

$24.50

LEAVES OF THE TULIP TREE.
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LEAVES OF THE TULIP TREE.

By Huxley, Juliette (1896 - 1994)

Topsfield, Massachusetts:: Salem House,, (1987). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First US printing. Autobiography of Juliette Baillot who became the wife of the scientist Julian Huxley in 1919. Recounts both her husband's often troubled life and her literary friendships, especially among the Bloomsbury Group, with her brother-in-law Aldous Huxley, Lady Ottoline Morrell (who introduced her to this group), Bertrand Russell, Lytton Strachey, H. G. Wells, D. H. Lawrence and others. Illustrated with 26 photographs. Index. vii, 248 pp

$21.00

JIM THOMPSON: SLEEP WITH THE DEVIL.
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JIM THOMPSON: SLEEP WITH THE DEVIL.

By McCauley, Michael.

New York:: Mysterious Press,, (1991). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line). First printing. "A biography of America's greatest noir writer" based on an in-depth analysis of his writings. Illustrated with photographs. Includes appendices with list his novels, other published writings and give a brief synopsis of his unpublished/unfinished work. Index. 340 pp.

$19.50

HAD SHE BUT KNOWN: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart.
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HAD SHE BUT KNOWN: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart.

By MacLeod, Charlotte.

New York:: Mysterious Press,, (1994). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. The story of America's first best-selling suspense novelist and playwright, from her years as a student nurse, as a World War I correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post, her life as the wife as a doctor to a socialite with an oppulent lifestyle that even her income had trouble supporting. She went to Washington to champion the rights of the Blackfeet Indians, and she was one of the first to write candidly about her experiences with breast cancer. Photographs, bibliography. xii, 335 pp.

$22.50

THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith,
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THE TALENTED MISS HIGHSMITH: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith,

By [Highsmith, Patricia] Schenkar, Joan.

New York:: St Martin's,, (2009). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A definitive biography of this often very secretive writer, based on Highsmith's archives, journals, love letters, personal possessions, and intimate friends. Illustrated with photographs, including a frontispiece portrait by Ruth Bernhard. Notes and sources, index. xx, 684 pp.

$28.50

UNDER THE BIG SKY: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr.
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UNDER THE BIG SKY: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr.

By [Guthrie, A. B. Jr] Benson, Jackson J.

Lincoln:: University of Nebraska Press,, (2009). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) "Author of The Big Sky series, The Way West, and the screenplay for the classic Shane, among many other timeless stories of frontier mountain men, icon of Western literature A. B. Bud Guthrie Jr. brought a blazing realism to the story of the West. . .. [this biography] details the life and work of this true giant on the Western literary landscape." Notes and documentation, index. xii, 316 pp.

$24.50

PRISM OF THE NIGHT: A Biography of Anne Rice.
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PRISM OF THE NIGHT: A Biography of Anne Rice.

By [Rice, Anne] Ramsland, Katherine.

New York:: Dutton,, (1991). Very good in a near fine dust jacket (remainder line, some spots of foxing to the edges of the textblock) . First printing. The first full-length biography of the auther, Anne Rice, "born Howard Allen O'Brien in a Gothic-like New Orleans to a beautiful, brilliant, and ultimately doomed mother and a complex father who took his daughter for walks in the decaying cemetaries of the 'Big Easy.'" SIGNED by the author, Katherine Ramsland, on the title page. Photographs, chronology, source notes & index. xiv, 385 pp

$30.00

MAX BRAND: The Big Westerner.
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MAX BRAND: The Big Westerner.

By [Brand, Max -Frederick Faust] Easton, Robert.

Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press,, (1970). Good overall (some minor foxing and toning to the pages, rubbing to the covers). Trade paperback. The biography of Fredrick Faust, pen name Max Brand, the writer of classic Western novels. "Easton's biography supplies the "everyday reality"..although other books have been written on Faust none..portrays so thoroughly the man behind the legend."- New York Times Book Review. Flmography, bibliography, index, xiii, 330 pp.

$15.00

THEY NAMED ME GERTRUDE STEIN: A Biography.
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THEY NAMED ME GERTRUDE STEIN: A Biography.

By [Stein, Gertrude] Wilson, Ellen.

New York:: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, 1973.. Good overall in near fine dust jacket (many penciled marginal notations, some underlining in pencil.). First printing. Photographs, index, bibliography. ix, 134 pp.

$21.50

OFF MIKE: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.
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OFF MIKE: A Memoir of Talk Radio and Literary Life.

By Krasny, Michael .

Stanford, CA:: Stanford University Press,, (2007.). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. A mix of memoir and reportage, this moves from Krasny's coming of age during the 1960s in the San Francisco area, with their blend of the civil rights movement and political activism, to his career as a struggling novelist, as an educator and, almost by accident, as a radio host. Each chapter highlights interviews with four authors, from Joyce Carol Oates, to Rusell Banks, David Mamet, Edward P. Jones, Alice Walker, Paul Auster, Studs Terkel, and Umberto Eco, to name only a few. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Photographs. 317 pp.

$35.00

HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World.
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HERSELF DEFINED: The Poet and Her World.

By [Doolittle, Hilda - H.D.] Guest, Barbara

London:: Collins,, 1985.. Very good in a fine dustjacket (slight spine slant, bend to boards, but appears unread). First UK printing. Definitive biography of the Imagist poet and influential modernist by a woman who is a noted poet herself.Illustrated with photographs. Bibliography and index. List of books by H. D. xxii, 360 pp..

$23.50

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