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Criticism and History

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Collected Works. Volume Four, Artaud, Antonin. Translated by Victor Corti
1 Artaud, Antonin. Translated by Victor Corti Collected Works. Volume Four
London Calder & Boyars 1974 First This Translation Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
v, 223 pp. Light scuffing to black boards. Faint yellowing to edges of text block; foxing to upper edge. Small splotches to gutters of first four pages; otherwise internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Contains "The Theatre and its Double", "Seraphim's Theater", "The Cenci", appendices and notes. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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The Brontės, Barker, Juliet
2 Barker, Juliet The Brontės
London Phoenix / Phoenix Giants 1995 1857990692 / 9781857990690 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
1003 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; spine lightly creased, but binding is solid throughout. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked. Black-and-white plates; black-and-white maps and chapter-heading vignettes. Notes: Ancillary Source Information; Characters and Places in the Juvenilia; Index. "As a work of scholarship it is brilliant. For those with a passion for the Brontės, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read." -- Independent on Sunday 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Arthur Symons: Selected Letters, 1880-1935, Beckson, Karl, and John M. Munro, editors
3 Beckson, Karl, and John M. Munro, editors Arthur Symons: Selected Letters, 1880-1935
Iowa City University of Iowa Press 1989 087745213X / 9780877452133 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xx, 289 pp. Light wrinkling and tiny chips to edges of unclipped dw. Boards a little bumped. One or two faint stains to upper and fore-edges of text block; scuffing to lower edge, offsetting to eps. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula, Belford, Barbara
4 Belford, Barbara Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula
Cambridge MA Da Capo Press 2002 0306810980 / 9780306810985 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
381 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Black-and-white drawings and photos in the text. Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index. "Belford has achieved a goal Count Dracula appreciates. She has restored Bram Stoker to life." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Feminist Companion to Literature in english - Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Preset, Blain, Virginia; Patricia Clements; Isobel Grundy
5 Blain, Virginia; Patricia Clements; Isobel Grundy The Feminist Companion to Literature in english - Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Preset
London B T Batsford 1990 0713458488 / 9780713458480 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Large Octavo 
1231 pp. Rubbing to lower edges of maroon cloth boards; scuffing to lower edge of text block. Green ex-libris stamp (unused and tidy, but odd) to half title. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Shakespearean Quarterly, Volume II (Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, bound together) 1923, Bolitho, Hector, and Norman Campbell, editors
6 Bolitho, Hector, and Norman Campbell, editors The Shakespearean Quarterly, Volume II (Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, bound together) 1923
Sydney 1923 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Large Octavo 
44, 40, 40, 44 pp. Light general wear to blind-stamped boards. Backstrip a little rubbed. Foxing and browning to edges of text block. Small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Internally unmarked save for occasional foxing; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Advertisements. Hector Bolitho was editor of numbers 1, 2, and 3, and Norman Campbell edited number 4. Part of Allan Wilkie's project to promote Shakespeare (and Wilkie's own Shakespeare company) in Australia. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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The Shakespearean Quarterly, Volume I (Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, bound together) 1922, Bolitho, Hector, editor
7 Bolitho, Hector, editor The Shakespearean Quarterly, Volume I (Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, bound together) 1922
Sydney 1922 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Large Octavo 
48, 44, 44, 44 pp. Light general wear to blind-stamped boards. Foxing and browning to edges of text block. Small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. Internally unmarked save for occasional foxing; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Advertisements. Part of Allan Wilkie's project to promote Shakespeare (and Wilkie's own Shakespeare company) in Australia. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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8 Bourke, Roger Prisoners of the Japanese
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2006 0702235644 / 9780702235641 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xv, 208 pp. Corners of illustrated wraps very slightly creased; otherwise as new. "...analyses the major novels and films of the [WWII] prisoner-of-war experience under the Japanese and uncovers the extent to which these fictions have influenced our beliefs." Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Gunter Grass's Der Butt: Sexual Politics and the Male Myth of History, Brady, Philip, Timothy McFarland and John J. White, editors
9 Brady, Philip, Timothy McFarland and John J. White, editors Gunter Grass's Der Butt: Sexual Politics and the Male Myth of History
Oxford Clarendon Press Oxford 1990 0198158602 / 9780198158608 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
235 pp. Creasing and a thin scratch to upper edge of unclipped dw. Light discolouration to upper edge of text block. All else as new. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The New Women and the Old Men: Love, Sex and the Woman Question, Brandon, Ruth
10 Brandon, Ruth The New Women and the Old Men: Love, Sex and the Woman Question
London Secker & Warburg 1990 0436067226 / 9780436067228 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
294 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Notes, select bibliography, index. "When Ellen Terry wrote to Shaw, 'Aren't you funny, preaching against marriage and marrying? Against other things and doing 'em', her accusation could have been levelled against many of the men in Shaw's circle of New Thinkers, Fabians and social revolutionaries. [This book] examines that gulf between principle and practice in the lives and, more particularly, in the marriages and sexual relationships of this extraordinary group of men and women, which included Havelock Ellis, Olive Schreiner, Eleanor Marx, Edward Aveling, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, H.G. Wells and Margaret Sanger." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture, Bremen, Brian A
11 Bremen, Brian A William Carlos Williams and the Diagnostics of Culture
New York and Oxford Oxford University Press 1993 019507226 X / 9780195072266 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
231 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dj. "Bremen shows how Williams's role as poet becomes more congruous with his role as doctor. In addition, Bremen looks closely at Williams's economic and social theories in light of those of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, making a case for the consistency of Williams's thought on medicine, gender, economics, poetry and prose, and history." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley, Brian Dibble
12 Brian Dibble Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2008 978192141060 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
334 pp. Light general and edgewear, including curled corners, to illustrated covers. Faint stain to lower edge of text block, lower edge of front cover, and first few pages (not affecting the text at all). Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white plates. Works cited. Index. "Elizabeth Jolley was a writer of great power and achievement. No writer in our history is more undeceived about the thinness of communal life and the bonds that keep craziness at bay. She was the sublime master of the point where comic capering and human desolation meet and she was also a calm chronicler of the quiet ways the human heart gets its scars." -- Peter Craven, The Age. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood, Campbell, Jeremy
13 Campbell, Jeremy The Liar's Tale: A History of Falsehood
New York W W Norton 2001 0393025594 / 9780393025590 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
362 pp. "Campbell's seamless integration of art, literature and philosophy shows how the 19th century's focus on individuality, imagination, and irony eventually began to privilege artifice and fraud over nature and simplicity. Ultimately, this laid the foundation for the 20th century's philosophical and cultural apotheosis of lying, exemplified by figures such as Freud, Wittgenstein, and Derrida -- all of whom made deception and ambiguity a main thematic component of their thought." 
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Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s, Carpenter, Humphrey
14 Carpenter, Humphrey Geniuses Together: American Writers in Paris in the 1920s
London Unwin Hyman 1987 0044400675 / 9780044400677 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
x, 246 pp. A touch of chipping to corners of unclipped dw. Faint dust-foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Decorated eps (Map of the Left Bank and Montparnasse in the 1920s). Illustrated with b/w plates. Jacket painting: Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, James Joyce and Robert McAlmon at the Dome in Montparnasse by Mark Edwards, with acknowledgement to William Roberts' "The Vorticists at the Tour Eiffel". 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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15 Clark, Cumberland Charles Dickens and the Begging Letter Writer
New York Haskell House 1972 0838315321 / 9780838315323 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library Octavo 
31 pp. Reprint of the 1923 edition. Red cloth boards clean and square with gilt lettering to upper board (no lettering to rounded spine). Library sticker to lower board. Library impedimenta to eps and title page; library stamps to all edges of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. "With Publication of Dickens' Original Letter" 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John, Cline, Sally
16 Cline, Sally Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John
London John Murray 1997 071955408X / 9780719554087 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Large Octavo 
434 pp. Very light edgewear (creasing; minuscule chips at corners) to unclipped dj. Faint scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w photos in plates. Notes, Bibliography, Index. "This biography meticulously analyses the effects on a writer of her readiness to become a martyr to a cause. Contrary to her popular image, each of [Hall's] seven novels is a serious subterranean spiritual quest. Beginning her career as a poet she wove her inner life around her Catholic conversion. That a Catholic should also be a strong spiritualist was but one of her irreconcilable oppositions.... Sally Cline uses entirey new material to explore for the first time the connections between Radclyffe Hall's writings, her life and her milieu." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Sartre: A Life, Cohen-Solal, Annie
17 Cohen-Solal, Annie Sartre: A Life
New York Pantheon Books 1988 0394756622 / 9780394756622 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
591 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers, including creases to back cover. Corners a little curled. Spine lightly sunned. Internally clean, unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Very small nibble to first page. Notes; Bibliography; Index. "Lively and astute, she has uncovered remarkable personal details and maintains an attractive sympathetic curiosity -- and skepticism -- about the sacred monster right to the end." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Psychological Portrait, Dally, Peter
18 Dally, Peter Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Psychological Portrait
U.S.A. Macmillan 1989 0333481976 / 9780333481974 First Hard Cover Good Good Remainder Octavo 
214 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Two small dents to upper edge of text block; remainder mark to lower edge. Lower corners a little bumped. Aside from occasional foxing, internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Appendix; Notes and References; Bibliography; Index. "Peter Dally brings to this biography his special expertise as a leading psychiatrist and expert on anorexia nervosa." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Captivated: J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the dark side of Neverland, Dudgeon, Piers
19 Dudgeon, Piers Captivated: J.M. Barrie, the du Mauriers and the dark side of Neverland
London Chatto & Windus 2008 0701182172 / 9780701182175 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 333 pp. Extremely light edgewear to covers; shallow dent and crease to lower front cover. Light yellowing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w plates and drawings in the text. Family tree, notes, sources, index. "This fascinating book delves deep, makes links and yields up secrets. It tells how Barrie brought his victims to nervous breakdown, early death and suicide, and how three writers formed an image of their dark side -- in Svengali, Peter Pan and Rebecca -- and how these images cleaved to reality and took control.... As D.H. Lawrence wrote: 'J.M. Barrie has a fatal touch for those he loves. They die.'" 
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20 Durham, Scott, editor Genet: In the Language of the Enemy . Yale French Studies, 91
New Haven Yale University Press 1997 0300071752 / 9780300071757 Paperback Good + Octavo 
186 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps. A few faint splotches and dents to edges of text block. Internally unmarked, bright, and solidly bound. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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