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Grauer, Neil A.
Discusses Thurber's private life, agony over going blind at the height of his career, inexhaustible humor, literary and artistic talents, and lasting popularity more than thirty years after his death. 204pp. N.B. Bottom corners of boards marked. Edges of D/J slightly discoloured.
University of Nebraska Press, 1994, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. Second Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 080322155X
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Inventory #27825
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Gold, Jerome
In this title, publishers from 31 independent presses talk about how they came to publishing and why they stayed (or didn't), the mistakes they made, their relationships with authors, the problems of growth, definitions of success, why they do or do not seek grants, their relationships with distributors, bookstores, New York and Toronto, and each other. More than just a directory, "Publishing Lives" presents these publishers as the spiritual heirs of the nineteenth-century founders of the great New York houses. 570pp. N.B. Bottom corners of boards slightly bumped.
Black Heron Press, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0930773403
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Inventory #28215
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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Paterson, A. B.
N.B. Edges of D/J slightly creased with a small closed tear to bottom edge of front D/J. 78pp.
Angus and Robertson, 1987, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780207156311
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Inventory #27318
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Neary, John
This book examines literary texts from various genres - prose fiction, plays, film - in order to explore the way dark and enlightening spiritual journeys are presented in literature. Combining literary criticism with Jungian approaches, the analysis focuses on well known religious, spiritual and psychological writings, with special reference to the work of James Hillman. Stanley Kubrick's film "Eyes Wide Shut" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic tale "Young Goodman Brown", which present uncannily similar stories, exemplify the book's theme: both are examples of a 'dark-side' narrative. In each case a limited, somewhat naive protagonist goes out, at night, into the darkness (the streets of New York in the case of Kubrick's protagonist, the New England forest in the case of Hawthorne's) and discovers things about himself and the world that he previously was unaware of. It is a disturbing discovery of deep imperfection and apparent perversity - an encounter with what Jungian psychology dubs 'the shadow'. But it is also an experience of what Christian theologian Paul Tillich calls 'depth', which he considers an experience of groundless mystery that is no less than an encounter with whatever people refer to when using the word 'God'. That a discovery of apparent perversity may be an illuminating experience of the divine is a paradox that lies at the heart of the mystery of each individual's 'shadow', no longer to be considered as a bundle of repressed negativity but as a harbinger of growth and soul, a doorway to spiritual illumination. In "Shadows and Illuminations", this paradox of dark-side narratives - that shadow is illuminative - is explored in relation to a variety of classic and contemporary literary works. 163pp. N.B. Foredge of pages marked. Bottom right corner of front board bumped.
Sussex Academic Press, 2011, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845194314
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Inventory #27483
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Peck, Russell A.
The bibliography and Peck's annotations together form an index to Chaucer's intellectual and literary influences.An indispensable tool for Chaucerian scholars.402pp.
University of Toronto, 1988, Decorative Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0802024939
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Inventory #21886
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 10.20 approx. - € 9.01 approx.)
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