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Criticism and History

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Travelers and Travel Liars, 1660-1800, Adams, Percy G.
1 Adams, Percy G. Travelers and Travel Liars, 1660-1800
New York Dover 1980 048623942X / 9780486239422 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
292 pp. Originally published 1963, University of California Press. New Preface by author especially for this edition. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Two or three faint splotches to fore-edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations including maps. Notes and Index. "[The book] brings equal parts scholarship and literary detection to its unmasking of the fabulous (from 'fable') lives and fortunes of Defoe's predecessors and followers. From Father Hennepin and Admiral de Fonte's imaginary maps stimulating hopes of a Northwest Passage, to Coreal's fictitious 'noble savage' to Foul Weather Jack Byron's giant Patagonians, travel hoaxers frequently left their counterfeit stamp on the topography, economics, science and literature of successive generations." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Theater of Sleep: An Anthology of Literary Dreams, Almansi, Guido, and Claude Béguin
2 Almansi, Guido, and Claude Béguin Theater of Sleep: An Anthology of Literary Dreams
Picador 1987 0330289462 / 9780330289467 Reprint Paperback Good 12 mo 
383 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Bringing together a wide selection of dreams drawn from the literature of all ages and many cultures, from Aristotle and Apollinaire to Bob Dylan, Proust, Vonnegut and Wagner, some of which have been translated into English for the first time, with every piece put in its literary and historical context, this is a hugely entertaining work of some of the most bizarre, imaginative and perplexing passages ever written." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Collected Works. Volume Four, Artaud, Antonin. Translated by Victor Corti
3 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 Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (New Accents), Ashcroft, Bill; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin
4 Ashcroft, Bill; Gareth Griffiths; Helen Tiffin The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (New Accents)
London and New York Routledge 1989 0415012090 / 9780415012096 First Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
246 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Some pencilled underlining and marginalia, but only in the introduction. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Reader's Guide; Notes; Bibliography; Index. "The experience of colonialization and the challenge of the post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies, Africa, and Canada, and challenges the existing canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Sex in Literature Volume 3 The Medieval Experience, Atkins, John
5 Atkins, John Sex in Literature Volume 3 The Medieval Experience
London John Calder 1978 0714538012 First Paperback Good 12 mo 
378 pp. Pages tanned around the edges; spine creased. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Chapter titles: The Main Strands, The Decameron, Tricking the Husband, The Arabian Nights, The World of Rabelais, Metaphors of Sex, English Folk Song, Incubus and Succubus, The Elizabethans, The Renaissance. Appendix: Postures and Groups. Bibliography and index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature, Barash, David P., and Nanelle R. Barash
6 Barash, David P., and Nanelle R. Barash Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature
New York Delacorte Press 2003 0385338015 / 9780385338011 Advance Reading Copy Paperback Near Fine Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) Octavo 
261 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. This ARC lacks the index. "With a very readable prose style, David and Nanelle Barash give account of an important new development in literary criticism: the incorporation of the biology of human nature." -- Edward O. Wilson 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Brontës, Barker, Juliet
7 Barker, Juliet The Brontës
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 Brontës, 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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The Dublin Review Reader, Barrington, Brendan (editor)
8 Barrington, Brendan (editor) The Dublin Review Reader
Dublin Dublin Review Books 2007 0955658004 / 9780955658006 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
341 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A few shallow dents to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Essays, travel writing, reportage, criticism and memoir from John Banville, Ciaran Carson, Anne Enright, Seamus Heaney, Michael Hofmann, Kathleen Jamie, Molly McCloskey, Derek Mahon, Lia Mills, Andrew O'Hagan, Ian Sansom, Colm Tóibín and others. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Arthur Symons: Selected Letters, 1880-1935, Beckson, Karl, and John M. Munro, editors
9 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
10 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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War Poets and Other Subjects, Bergonzi, Bernard
11 Bergonzi, Bernard War Poets and Other Subjects
Aldershot UK Ashgate 1999 075460036X / 9780754600367 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo 
211 pp. Just a little scuffing to illustrated boards. All else as new. "In the opening section of these related studies of modern literature, Bernard Bergonzi considers the poetry and fiction of two World Wars, including discussion of Wilfred Owen, Richard Aldington's Death of a Hero, Pat Barker's Regeneration, and the poetry of the Desert War of the 1940s. The second section deals with a number of prominent 20th-century authors. Among other subjects, it looks at Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier as a novel anticipating the Great War, the treatment of memory in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, and aspects of the poetry of T.S. Eliot, responding to arguments about its anti-Semitism. The final section is on Catholic writers, from Hopkins and Chesterton to Graham Greene and David Lodge." 
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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
12 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
13 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
14 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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15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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. 
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Here Comes Everybody: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader, Burgess, Anthony
20 Burgess, Anthony Here Comes Everybody: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader
London Arena Books 1987 0099525704 / 9780099525707 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
276 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Foxing to upper edge of text block. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "My book does not pretend to scholarship, only to a desire to help the average reader who sees all his works available in paperback and is scared more of their content than of their price. The appearance of difficulty is part of Joyce's big joke; the profundities are usually expressed in good round Dublin terms; Joyce's heroes are humble men. If ever there was a writer for the people, Joyce was that writer. But there is need for the kind of pilot-commentary I attempt to provide. After nearly fifty years of reading Joyce, it seems only right that I should pass on what I have learned of his methods to those who come fresh to his riches."-- Anthony Burgess 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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