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1 AUSTIN, MARY. The Basket Woman: A Book Of Indian Tales.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1999. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Austin's charming and evocative stories dramatize the legacy of conquest upon a land and its native peoples. Although these stories, out of print for almost a century, were first intended as delightful and instructive reading for children, on another level they are an intense examination of the dramatic implications of a legacy of conquest upon the land and its native peoples. In Austin's tales, cocky young glaciers, contemplative pine trees, resourceful ancient Paiutes, and rabbits too clever for their own good all become companions and teachers to Alan, the young son of homesteaders in early Nevada. The kindly but mysterious Basket Woman, who tells him these tales, is a keeper of her people's traditions. She doesn't simply tell stories: she transports her young friend into a powerful and mythic past, where Alan learns the secrets of the trees and animals and the wisdom of the people who flourished in this "land of little rain" before the arrival of foreigners from the east. A new foreword by Austin scholar and environmental writer Mark Schlenz provide ample context for a multilevel appreciation of one of this remarkable writer's most important works. Mary Austin (1868-1934) wrote more than 30 books during her career, including Land of Little Rain (1903) and Lost Borders (1909). Born in Carlinsville, Illinois, Mary Austin eventually ventured west with her brother and widowed mother to homestead in California. Throughout her essays, poems, plays, and stories, she focused on environmental issues and the relationship between individual experience and cultural histories. "Full of symbolism, irony, and thematic subtlety, these stories contrast, in uneasy terms, the stereotypes of native life to the realities, as Austin found them. . . . Instructors in literature of the West will surely be grateful for . . . this attractive reissue of a classic work." -Elizabeth Davis, Journal of the West 
Price: 16.15 USD
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2 AUSTIN, MARY. The Trail Book.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2004. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Trail Book is a classic of American nature writing. First published in 1918, it is a collection of children's tales, framed by its setting in New York's Museum of Natural History. For two children, Oliver and his sister Dorcas, the museum's famed dioramas (which were new at that time) come to life and admit them into a series of exciting adventures that include talking animals and magical travels. Along the way, the children discover the ways of the ancient Native Americans and the landscapes of the pre-Columbian continent, as well as the impact on both Indians and wildlife from contact with European explorers and Euro-Americans. Told by a variety of narrators, including some of the animals, the stories offer a perceptive and sympathetic view of the natural history of North America and of Native American-white relations. This edition of The Trail Book includes an afterword by Austin scholar Melody Graulich that addresses Austin's motives in writing the book and its significance as an early example of interdisciplinary multicultural literature. The illustrations by Milo Winter that enlivened the original edition are included, as are Austin's appendix giving historical background and a glossary of Indian and Spanish names. Mary Austin (1868-1934) wrote more than 30 books during her career, including Land of Little Rain (1903) and Lost Borders (1909). Born in Carlinsville, Illinois, Mary Austin eventually ventured west with her brother and widowed mother to homestead in California. Throughout her essays, poems, plays, and stories, she focused on environmental issues and the relationship between individual experience and cultural histories. 
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3 BARNES, H. LEE. Gunning For Ho: Vietnam Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2000. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In this rich and varied collection of short stories, former Green Beret Lee Barnes deals with the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Choosing to focus more on the human aspect than on violence or politics, Barnes provides a truer and much more revealing understanding of the effects of war on the individual participants. At times comic, at times foreboding, Gunning for Ho provides the reader with many memorable characters in wildly different scenarios, from a Colonel Tram Van Nim proposing a baseball game with the enemy in the jungles of Vietnam, to an uncomfortable reunion of comrades, Bruce and Lum, several years after the fact. In Gunning for Ho, H. Lee Barnes turns another stone in a field of subject matter so influential in the development of the United States that it seems destined to always remain relevant. H. Lee Barnes has been a sergeant with the Army Special Forces in Vietnam, a deputy sheriff, a narcotics agent, a private investigator, a construction laborer, and a blackjack dealer. He is now professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. The many honors he has received for his writing include induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Vietnam Veterans of America in 2013. "It's as hard to find a hero as it is to pretend there's no truth,' the narrator of one of these fine tales muses, but even that isn't completely true. Like Tim O'Brien and Larry Heinemann, in Gunning for Ho, H. Lee Barnes takes the reader beyond the now-familiar surface of Vietnam stories and manages to find truth in the simple heroism of enduring." —Stewart O'Nan, editor of The Vietnam Reader "H. Lee Barnes' Gunning for Ho is a commanding debut collection. These delicately crafted stories are powered by anger, sadness, bafflement and, eventually, a transcendent comprehension. Barnes writes with genuine compassion and unexpected humor as he excavates the innocence and complicity of so many of us who found ourselves at the unquiet site of the Vietnam War. His dramatic, beautiful book contributes to a gradual and complicated understanding among many of us who fought against and in that bloody war." —Valerie Miner, author of A Walking Fire "It's the Nineties perspective that make the stories in Gunning for Ho so full of resonance. Gone is bitter confession, guilt, art-as-therapy, or politics. In their place Barnes has given us vividly-imagined stories that draw upon one war to drive at the nature of all war." —John Mort, author of Soldier in Paradise "Gunning for Ho is a formidable work that departs refreshingly from what might be considered a standard treatment of America's most troubling war. Employing lean prose that can shift from stark reportage to brooding exposition at the drop of a grenade, the Community College of Southern Nevada English professor—who served in Tra Bong as a Green Beret—has written a collection of war stories that are at once direct, and yet cleverly indirect. Barnes doesn't flinch when it comes to the expected violence, but when revealing the clockwork of a character's heart, Barnes' methods border on the extraordinary." —Andrew Kiraly, Las Vegas CityLife, February 2000 "The edge between dream, nightmare, and raw reality is very thin in most of these stories." —Booklist, March 2000 "Gunning for Ho is a remarkable collection, signaling the emergence of H. Lee Barnes as a major talent." —Felicia Campbell, Real Audio, March 2000 
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4 BARNES, H. LEE. Minimal Damage: Stories Of Veterans.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the seven stories and novella of Minimal Damage, veterans search for dignity in a civilian life that has no need for men who were soldiers. Finding themselves psychically scarred, in crisis, on the fringes of society, or in battle with their memories, these men are living "like warts on America's ass." The characters range from the enigmatic Mr. K, who runs a reality television show and once led an escape from a Korean pow camp, to the doomed Billy Debecki, who regains his dignity in the last minutes of his life by remembering that he once willingly risked his life to save an enemy soldier. In one story, a man who was never a soldier finds a path toward reconciliation with his brother, a former Marine. In another, a man recalls becoming a soldier by watching the humanity of a fellow recruit disintegrate in basic training. In the novella "Snake Boy," a homeless Vietnam vet is kidnapped by a snake-handling evangelist. In proper, upstanding lives and lost, drifting ones, the depth of damage is never immediately apparent for these men. In war, chance, luck, and arbitrary timing conspire to determine a soldier's fate. As civilians, the same uncontrollable forces influence who finds a place in society and who is doomed to keep searching. With emotion, humor, and clarity, Barnes creates characters who show us what it is to live with the trauma of having experienced combat. The fractured souls and lives of these men remind us that the damage doesn't remain on the battlefield. Western Literature Series. H. Lee Barnes has been a sergeant with the Army Special Forces in Vietnam, a deputy sheriff, a narcotics agent, a private investigator, a construction laborer, and a blackjack dealer. He is now professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. The many honors he has received for his writing include induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Vietnam Veterans of America in 2013. "The strongest pieces exemplify the words of one character who tells his daughter that all we can do is invent myths to smooth the harshness. The lives on display here do just that in stories told with understated compassion and unexpected flashes of humor." -Publishers Weekly "Why lie? You need to read and re-read every single story in Minimal Damage...hits the reader with maxiumum impact." - Las Vegas CityLife "In this well-formed, unified collection, the fault line between those who have served as soldiers and those who haven't is laid bare." - Reno News and Review "...brilliant, beautifully rendered collection of short fiction...I didn't want any of the stories to end." - The VA Veteran Contents "I know where the veterans go. Into the silence. That's where my tribe waits. I won't need a map or a sign. I'll march out there where the cave is, and maybe, if I remember and tell my story clearly, one of my kind will hear the words the way Beethoven heard the notes, and he will tell me why God did that, or if not God, who." 
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5 BARNES, H. LEE. Minimal Damage: Stories Of Veterans.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the seven stories and novella of Minimal Damage, veterans search for dignity in a civilian life that has no need for men who were soldiers. Finding themselves psychically scarred, in crisis, on the fringes of society, or in battle with their memories, these men are living "like warts on America's ass." The characters range from the enigmatic Mr. K, who runs a reality television show and once led an escape from a Korean pow camp, to the doomed Billy Debecki, who regains his dignity in the last minutes of his life by remembering that he once willingly risked his life to save an enemy soldier. In one story, a man who was never a soldier finds a path toward reconciliation with his brother, a former Marine. In another, a man recalls becoming a soldier by watching the humanity of a fellow recruit disintegrate in basic training. In the novella "Snake Boy," a homeless Vietnam vet is kidnapped by a snake-handling evangelist. In proper, upstanding lives and lost, drifting ones, the depth of damage is never immediately apparent for these men. In war, chance, luck, and arbitrary timing conspire to determine a soldier's fate. As civilians, the same uncontrollable forces influence who finds a place in society and who is doomed to keep searching. With emotion, humor, and clarity, Barnes creates characters who show us what it is to live with the trauma of having experienced combat. The fractured souls and lives of these men remind us that the damage doesn't remain on the battlefield. Western Literature Series. H. Lee Barnes has been a sergeant with the Army Special Forces in Vietnam, a deputy sheriff, a narcotics agent, a private investigator, a construction laborer, and a blackjack dealer. He is now professor of English at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. The many honors he has received for his writing include induction into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Vietnam Veterans of America in 2013. "The strongest pieces exemplify the words of one character who tells his daughter that all we can do is invent myths to smooth the harshness. The lives on display here do just that in stories told with understated compassion and unexpected flashes of humor." -Publishers Weekly "Why lie? You need to read and re-read every single story in Minimal Damage...hits the reader with maxiumum impact." - Las Vegas CityLife "In this well-formed, unified collection, the fault line between those who have served as soldiers and those who haven't is laid bare." - Reno News and Review "...brilliant, beautifully rendered collection of short fiction...I didn't want any of the stories to end." - The VA Veteran Contents "I know where the veterans go. Into the silence. That's where my tribe waits. I won't need a map or a sign. I'll march out there where the cave is, and maybe, if I remember and tell my story clearly, one of my kind will hear the words the way Beethoven heard the notes, and he will tell me why God did that, or if not God, who." 
Price: 23.70 USD
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6 BEIER, ULLI (EDITOR). Political Spider: An Anthology Of Stories From Black Orpheus.
Heinemann, London: 1970. 0435900587 / 9780435900588 American Writer Series s Softcover. Fair condition. BOOK IS BENt. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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7 BIRKETT, G. A.; STRUVE, GLEB (EDITORS) Anton Chekhov: Selected Short Stories.
Oxford At the Claredon Press, London: 1951. Russian Language. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition considering its age. Name of former owner on front page. 
Russian Langauge. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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8 BRADY, CATHERINE. The Mechanics Of Falling And Other Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The stories in this collection explore those moments when the seemingly fixed coordinates of our lives abruptly give way—when mother love fractures, a faithful husband abandons his family, a conscientious middle-class life implodes, or loyalty demands an excruciating sacrifice. The characters share a fundamental predicament, the struggle to name and embrace some faith that can break their fall. In equal measure, they hunger for and resist this elusive possibility and what it demands of them. The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories deals with a range of circumstances and relationships, and with characters who must decide what they are willing to risk for the sake of transformation, or for the right to refuse it. The stories trace the effort to traverse the boundaries between one state and another—between conviction and self-doubt, recklessness and despair, resignation and rebellion. And each story propels the reader to imagine what will happen next, to register the unfinished and always precarious quality of every life. Catherine Brady's short stories have appeared in prominent literary journals and have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories. Her first collection, The End of the Class War, was a finalist for the 1999 Western States Book Award for Fiction, and her second, Curled in the Bed of Love, was co-winner of the 2002 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. She is also the author of a biography, Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA (2007). She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the University of San Francisco. For more information about the author, visit her Website: www.catherinebradyauthor.com. "Brady is an accomplished storyteller." -Pam Houston, author of Cowboys are my Weakness: Stories "The authors Brady puts me most in mind of are good ones: Alice Munro and Andrea Barrett. This book is obviously the work of a writer with full command of her powers." -Christopher Coake, author of We're in Trouble: Stories "Catherine Brady's considerable gifts as a storyteller are on full display in The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories, a book that reminds me, at every turn, why I love short stories. In eleven taut, intricately woven tales, Brady succeeds in capturing the extraordinary moments of ordinary lives. The stories not only made me feel; they also made me think. This book is full of sentences so wise and surprising, one wants to commit them to memory." -Michelle Richmond, author of The Year of Fog "Brady's leads are likable and idiosyncratic, and her insight into their unstable lives will keep readers swaying between a sense of comfort and loss." -Publishers Weekly "...just as in life, Brady's adept narratives do not offer neat conclusions but, rather, glimmers of the unknown." -Booklist "Brady is a strong, important voice and an accomplished practitioner of the short-story form. This is a collection to be read, savored, and reread." -Magill's Literary Annual 2010 
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9 BRUNVAND, JAN HAROLD. The Mexican Pet: More "new" Urban Legends And Some Old Favorites.
W.W. Norton and Company, New York: 1986. 0393305422 / 9780393305425 s Softcover. Good condition. 
"[The book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity...Many readers... will be gratified to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them. "- Kirkus Reviews. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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10 CLARK, WALTER VAN TILBURG. The Watchful Gods And Other Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2004. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This edition of Walter Van Tilburg Clark's collection of short stories—which includes "Hook," Clark's most renowned story—makes these pieces available again to a new generation of readers. Critic John R. Milton once said that Walter Van Tilburg Clark "did perhaps more than anyone else to define (in his fiction) the mode of perception, the acquisition of knowledge, and the style which we tend to call Western." In 1950, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of the acclaimed novel The Ox-Bow Incident, published a collection of short stories that had already won distinction in various national magazines. The collection was well received by reviewers, and subsequent critics have noted that these stories reflect both Clark's literary power and the major concerns of his novels: the interior and intuitive complexities of good and evil, and the fragile, intricate web that connects humankind to the rest of the natural world. A foreword by Ann Ronald, one of the West's most astute literary critics, sets the stories into the context of Clark's oeuvre and illuminates the way they reveal crucial characteristics of this writer's imagination. Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of The Ox-box Incident , The City of Trembling Leaves, The Watchful Gods and Other Stories & The Track of the Cat, lived in Virginia City and is considered one of Nevada's most distinguished novelists. Born in 1909, he ranks as one of Nevada's most distinguished literary figures in the twentieth century, as well as a leading interpreter of the American West. Clark died in Virginia City, Nevada, in 1971 "Clark appears in this collection of his short stories as a sensitive and cultivated writer, as much at home with the knowledgeable outdoor men and their natural world as with intellectuals and academicians.... This unlikely but graceful combination seems to be responsible for a prose style that is wiry, masculine, and mature." —The Nation "One of the few distinguished 'first collections' to appear in our time comparable with such volumes as Hemingway's In Our Time, Faulkner's These Thirteen, and Eudora Welty's A Curtain of Green." —Saturday Review of Literature 
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11 EDITORS OF READERS DIGEST. Great American Short Stories.
Reader's Digest, Pleasantville: 1977. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Cover is curled at edges. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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12 HASLAM, GERALD W. That Constant Coyote: California Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Haslam's stories are of the quintessential California of working people who struggle to make a living. He is their spokesperson—no matter what their color or language—because he, too, has chopped cotton under the searing sun, has toiled on drilling rigs in fog thick as oatmeal, has lived in a house where Spanish and English mingled. His writing marks a boundary between the Golden State's stereotypes and the real people who persevere in seeking the California dream. That Constant Coyote contains twenty-five stories in all, nineteen selections previously published and six new pieces. The stories included in this anthology tell us what life is like in the regions of California and the West where drudgery characterizes each day, where menudo para desayuno or biscuits and gravy replace champagne brunch. Delve into these pages and you will quickly find a set of fascinating characters who inhabit "the other California"—a place Haslam knows well and so deftly describes. Foreword by Ann Ronald. Western Literature Series. Gerald W. Haslam, the author of Straight White Male and other award-winning titles, is professor emeritus of English at Sonoma State University. He lives in Northern California. "Put a cowboy hat on a microphone and you have Gerald Haslam, whose short stories have recorded the landscapes, the working-class customers and, above all, the voices of Bakersfield area for two decades now. Okies, Indians, blacks and Latinos; ranchers, roughnecks and a few who got education but could never get the dust and oil and tule fog out of their blood—Haslam lets them all sound off." —Los Angeles Times Book Review "Haslam's recent collection of short stories, That Constant Coyote, represents one of the most powerful literary ensembles I've encountered in quite some time." —Geoffrey Dunn, Santa Cruz Magazine 
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13 HASLAM, GERALD W. That Constant Coyote: California Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 1990. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Haslam's stories are of the quintessential California of working people who struggle to make a living. He is their spokesperson—no matter what their color or language—because he, too, has chopped cotton under the searing sun, has toiled on drilling rigs in fog thick as oatmeal, has lived in a house where Spanish and English mingled. His writing marks a boundary between the Golden State's stereotypes and the real people who persevere in seeking the California dream. That Constant Coyote contains twenty-five stories in all, nineteen selections previously published and six new pieces. The stories included in this anthology tell us what life is like in the regions of California and the West where drudgery characterizes each day, where menudo para desayuno or biscuits and gravy replace champagne brunch. Delve into these pages and you will quickly find a set of fascinating characters who inhabit "the other California"—a place Haslam knows well and so deftly describes. Foreword by Ann Ronald. Western Literature Series. Gerald W. Haslam, the author of Straight White Male and other award-winning titles, is professor emeritus of English at Sonoma State University. He lives in Northern California. "Put a cowboy hat on a microphone and you have Gerald Haslam, whose short stories have recorded the landscapes, the working-class customers and, above all, the voices of Bakersfield area for two decades now. Okies, Indians, blacks and Latinos; ranchers, roughnecks and a few who got education but could never get the dust and oil and tule fog out of their blood—Haslam lets them all sound off." —Los Angeles Times Book Review "Haslam's recent collection of short stories, That Constant Coyote, represents one of the most powerful literary ensembles I've encountered in quite some time." —Geoffrey Dunn, Santa Cruz Magazine 
Price: 20.90 USD
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14 LARDNER, RING W. The Collected Short Stories Of Ring Lardner.
The Modern Library, New York. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Pages have slight discolartion. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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15 LOGSDON, RICHARD; MOFFETT, TODD; ELIOPULOS, TINA D. (EDITORS). In The Shadow Of The Strip: Las Vegas Stories.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2003. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Las Vegas holds a unique place in the popular imagination and in the work of any number of contemporary writers of fiction. The fourteen stories in this anthology explore the multifarious personalities of America's "Sin City" through the experiences of the dreamers and gamblers, the losers and the lost, who inhabit Las Vegas and confront its myriad attractions and disappointments. Richard Logsdon received his Ph. D. in Eighteenth Century English literature from the University of Oregon in 1976 and has taught at CCSN as a full-time professor since 1975. He has also won several teaching awards.For the past ten years, Rich Logsdon has been Senior Editor for the small print literary magazine Red Rock Review. Todd Moffett is a professor of English at the Community College of Southern Nevada and is an editor of "Red Rock Review." Tina D. Eliopulos is a professor of English at the Community College of Southern Nevada and is an editor of "Red Rock Review." "This collection is more likely to spotlight aging alcoholics holed up at the Slots-O-Fun or the pathetic life of an unemployed prostitute than the standard Vegas hoopla. And it is this distinction between the myths and realities of Vegas—specifically the glaring gap that exists between the Strip's entertainment world and the city's locals, natives, and retirees—that the collection aims to portray. So what is the real Vegas? The most prominent theme of these stories is the irony in trying to pinpoint the exact exactness of Vegas. With a combination of alluring characters, compelling journeys, and intriguing, meditative tension, these stories do more than thwart Vegas' cultural assumptions; they chip away at its complex identity." —Sarah Faulkner, Southwestern American Literature "For those who wish to know the real Las Vegas, this anthology of short fiction tells the truth." —Jarret Keene, Las Vegas City Life, September 18, 2003 "A smorgasbord of style, theme, and subject matter, In the Shadow of the Strip seeks to give a three-dimensional view of this multifaceted and often schizophrenic city. This playful collection is a thoughtfully edited contribution to the western storytelling tradition as well as compelling primary evidence of the contradictory, enigmatic nature of a fascinating and understudied city." —Heather Robison, Western American Literature, Winter 2006''' 
Price: 15.20 USD
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16 MCCARTHY, JEFFREY MATHES (EDITOR). Contact: Mountain Climbing And Environmental Thinking.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2008. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Mountain climbing is a relatively new sport in human history. Until the eighteenth century, mountains were considered inhospitable, even evil. Since then, most of the world's peaks have been climbed, and from each climber, and each climb, come fresh appraisals of the connection between humans and nature. The twenty-three climbing narratives collected and contextualized by Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy in Contact illuminate the spectrum of human attitudes toward mountains and the natural world, and the growing symbiosis between climbing and environmental awareness. The collected narratives are a mix of original works and classic texts. Some of these stories tell of climbers thrilling to the conquest of a previously unclimbed peak or of their own physical and psychological limitations. Others meditate on the craft of climbing; the wonder of becoming, for a time, part of a place that onlookers can only observe; or the astonishing impact of global warming on hitherto frozen environments. Among the authors are John Muir, Gary Snyder, Arlene Blum, John Daniel, Barry Blanchard, Lynn Hill, Conrad Kain, and Mark Jenkins. McCarthy grew up in Maine, and was educated at Wesleyan University, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Oregon. He was a Fulbright Fellow to Canada in 1997-1998, and has won several awards and fellowships to support his academic work in environmental criticism and modern literature. McCarthy is Chair of Westminster College's major in Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of English. He lives in Salt Lake City with his partner Katy and dog Jack. "What McCarthy does here is not only bring together great stories; he contextualizes them in such a way as to create a paradigm for examining the impact humans have in even the most remote corners of the globe. -Mikel Vause, author of Peering Over the Edge: The Philosophy of Mountaineering "This book carves a unique spot in literature by asking eco-critical scholars to give mountaineering literature/culture more attention, as it has always and continues to play an integral part in the formation of human relations with the natural environment. It is a timely and valuable contribution to scholars in environmental studies and mountaineering literature. Moreover, it is an important book for armchair climbers and climbers themselves." -Peter L. Bayers, author of Imperial Ascent: Mountaineering, Masculinity, and Empire "Contact is a timely book because it gives us the opportunity to examine the reason we climb and a chance to see our connection to the environment. In addition to an intellectual appraisal of climbing, these are fine tales of risk and adventure." -Conrad Anker, climber "An intriguing blend of adventure reading, environmental studies text and pure literary pleasure, this fresh perspective should appeal to climbers, teachers and anyone interested in the environment." -High Country News "The book is an excellent mix of climbing stories, harrowing epics on rock and ice, strong writing, vivid description, and insight into the motivation behind some of the world's best climbers...Contact is an excellent alpinist anthology, an important book for a new, younger generation of climbers." -Nevada Historical Society Quarterly Home page 
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17 MELVILLE, HERMAN. Billy Budd & Typee.
Washington Square Press, New York: 1964. Third Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Typee, the first modern novel of South Seas adventure, and Billy Budd, one of the greatest short stories of the world, were written nearly half a century apart. The first was an immediate success and was at once recognized for the classic it has since become. The second was not completely prepared for press when Melville died in 1891, a neglected and nearly forgotten writer, and was not published until 1924. 
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18 MORGAN, JACK. Joyce's City: History, Politics, And Life In Dubliners.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1914, James Joyce published Dubliners, a collection of short stories depicting life in Dublin at the turn of the century. One hundred years later, readers and critics alike continue to return to this book, Joyce's first major work. One of these critics is Jack Morgan, whose study Joyce's City offers refreshing readings on the occasion of the Dubliners centennial. Joyce's City examines these now classic stories, a number of which are regarded as without equal in English literature, in terms of their historical and political contexts and often from markedly original perspectives. Morgan demonstrates, for example, the influence of American literature on "The Dead"--notably Washington Irving's influence—and also traces the rich vein of Gothicism prevalent in Joyce's work from Dubliners through Ulysses. While evidencing copious research and extensive literary knowledge, Joyce's City is set forth with a clarity that makes it as pleasurable to read as it is informative. Jack Morgan is Emeritus Research Professor of English at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the author or editor of four books, including most recently New World Irish: One Hundred Years of Lives and Letters in American Culture, which was awarded the American Conference for Irish-Studies Michael J. Durkin Prize. Morgan lives in Winsted, Connecticut. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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19 O'HARA, JOHN. The Great Short Stories Of John O'hara.
Bantam Books, New York: July 1956. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Fair condition. 
O'Hara, the great novelist of Appointment in Samarra, Butterfield 8, A Rage to Live, Ten North Frederick- is also one of the fibest living writers of the short story. Bantam is proud to present this boutiful collection of the great short stories of John O'Hara. 
Price: 3.80 USD
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20 PIERCE, TODD JAMES; KEENE, JARRET (EDITORS). Dead Neon: Tales Of Near- Future Las Vegas.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: 2010. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Las Vegas is considered a modern icon of excess. It offers every imaginable extreme of greed, pleasure, and despair, all supported by technology that enhances fantasy and allows residents and visitors alike to forget reality and responsibility. The authors of the fourteen stories in Dead Neon imagine Sin City in the near future, when excess has led to social, environmental, or economic collapse. Their stories range from futuristic casinos to the seared post-apocalyptic desert, from the struggle to survive in a repressive theocracy to the madness of living in a world where most life forms and all moral codes have vanished. Dead Neon explores the possible future of America by examining the near future of Las Vegas. The authors, all either Vegas-based or intimately familiar with the city, capture its unique rhythms and flavor and probe its potential for evoking the fullest range of the human spirit in settings of magic, horror, and despair. Todd James Pierce is associate professor of English and creative writing at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Jarret Keene has taught creative writing and literature courses at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "This is an interesting and important book. It blends serious literary intentions with what have been typically called genre concerns to make a collection that really speaks to contemporary fears in our culture." - Adam Johnson, author of Parasites Like Us "As a collection of short stories, Dead Neon is thrilling, fantastic, and mysterious all at the same time. The 14 authors that have contributed to this collection have done an amazing job at describing a future where things are very different, but also strikingly familiar." - Straylight Magazine "Dead Neon is both a thrilling and confrontational read." -Casinoonline 
Price: 19.00 USD
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