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181 HUET, MARIE-HÉLťNE, The Culture Of Disaster.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From antiquity through the Enlightenment, disasters were attributed to the obscure power of the stars or the vengeance of angry gods. As philosophers sought to reassess the origins of natural disasters, they also made it clear that humans shared responsibility for the damages caused by a violent universe. This far-ranging book explores the way writers, thinkers, and artists have responded to the increasingly political concept of disaster from the Enlightenment until today. Marie-HlŹne Huet argues that post-Enlightenment culture has been haunted by the sense of emergency that made natural catastrophes and human deeds both a collective crisis and a personal tragedy. From the plague of 1720 to the cholera of 1832, from shipwrecks to film dystopias, disasters raise questions about identity and memory, technology, control, and liability. In her analysis, Huet considers anew the mythical figures of Medusa and Apollo, theories of epidemics, earthquakes, political crises, and films such as Blow-Up and Blade Runner. With its scope and precision, The Culture of Disaster will appeal to a wide public interested in modern culture, philosophy, and intellectual history. 
Price: 49.40 USD
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182 HUF, LINDA. A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Woman: The Writer As Heroine In American Literature.
Frederick Unger Publishing Company, New York: 0804462887 / 9780804462884 First Paperback Edition, Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Delves deeply into six novels by American women, ranging from Fanny Fern's Ruth Hall (1855) to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (1963). She has much to say about women artists'unwitting acceptance of the prevailing view of themselves as an aberration, and she looks to what the future may hold. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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183 HUMPHREYS, A. R. Herman Melville.
Grove Press, New York: 1962. First Evergreen edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Gives a brief biographical account of Herman Melville, a detailed survey of his work, a report of the best published criticism, and a selected bibliography. 
Price: 53.63 USD
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184 HUNT, ANTHONY. Genesis, Structure, And Meaning In Gary Snyder's Mountains And Rivers Without End.
University of Nevada Press, Reno: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When Gary Snyder's long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End was published in 1996, it was hailed as a masterpiece of American poetry. Anthony Hunt offers a detailed historical and explicative analysis of this complex work using, among his many sources, Snyder's personal papers, letters, and interviews. Hunt traces the work's origins, as well as some of the sources of its themes and structure, including No drama; East Asian landscape painting; the rhythms of storytelling, chant, and song; Jungian archetypal psychology; world mythology; Buddhist philosophy and ritual; Native American traditions; and planetary geology, hydrology, and ecology. His analysis addresses the poem not merely by its content, but through the structure of individual lines and the arrangement of the parts, examining the personal and cultural influences on Snyder's work. Hunt's benchmark study will be rewarding reading for anyone who enjoys the contemplation of Snyder's artistry and ideas and, more generally, for those who are intrigued by the cultural and intellectual workings of artistic composition. Anthony Hunt taught courses in modern and American literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez for thirty years. Well-known and well-published as a scholar of Gary Snyder's work, Hunt focused his academic research on Snyder's monumental long poem, Mountains and Rivers Without End, for more than two decades. "[This] book will be the foundation for all future examinations of this important literary work." -David Landis Barnhill, Western American Literature "Suggestive, and rich in lore and ideas, Anthony Hunt's explications will open the poems up for readers but at the same time—in my opinion—leave plenty of territory for them to find their own insights. These are informed, playful, creative commentaries that don't impose themselves on the text, but complement it." -Gary Snyder "Anthony Hunt's book will certainly become the standard against which all other discussion of Gary Snyder's poetry will be measured. Hunt has provided a thorough, multidisciplinary study. He knows Mountains and Rivers Without End better than anyone else besides Snyder." -Patrick D. Murphy, author of A Place for Wayfaring: The Poetry and Prose of Gary Snyder 
Price: 37.95 USD
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185 HUNTER, JEFFERSON. Edwardian Fiction.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1982. 0674240308 / 9780674240308 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A study of the forms and themes of the English novel in one unusually rich decade of its existence, the first decade of the twentieth century, which by chance coincided with the reign of Edward VII. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.48 USD
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186 HUYSSEN, ANDREAS. Miniature Metropolis: Literature In An Age Of Photography And Film.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Europe's modernizing metropolises offered a sensory experience unlike anything that had come before. Cities became laboratories bubbling with aesthetic experimentation in old and new media, and from this milieu emerged metropolitan miniatures—short prose pieces about the experiences of urban life written for European newspapers. Miniature Metropolis explores the history and theory of this significant but misrecognized achievement of literary modernism. Andreas Huyssen shows how writers from Baudelaire and Kafka to Benjamin, Musil, and Adorno created the miniature to record their reflections of Paris, Brussels, Prague, Vienna, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Contesting photography and film as competing media, the metropolitan miniature sought to capture the visceral feeling of acceleration and compression that defined urban existence. But the form did not merely imitate visual media—it absorbed them, condensing objective and subjective perceptions into the very structure of language and text and asserting the aesthetic specificity of literary language without resort to visual illustration. Huyssen argues that the miniature subverted the expectations of transparency, easy understanding, and entertainment that mass circulation newspapers depended upon. His fine-grained readings open broad vistas into German critical theory and the history of visual arts, revealing the metropolitan miniature to be one of the few genuinely innovative modes of spatialized writing created by modernism. Andreas Huyssen is Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. "This book will serve as an invaluable guide to the wide variety of miniature writings that emerged in the modern age. Huyssen's close readings of these literary gems highlight the ways in which they responded to new modes of sensory experience. A brilliant study of literature in the era of visual media."—Anthony Kaes, University of California, Berkeley "This is a unique, deeply thought, and important work that brings new insights into the literary forms of modernism, and their relations to other media."—Anthony Vidler, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union 
Price: 37.95 USD
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187 HYMAN, STANLEY EDGAR. The Armed Vision: A Study In The Methods Of Literary Criticism.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1952. Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 28.26 USD
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188 JACK, IAN. English Literature 1815 - 1832.
Oxford University Press, London: 1963. First Edition (Unstated). This is Volume X in the Oxford History of English Literature. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
Consists of a series of critical reassessments of the poetry of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, the fiction of Scott and Peacock, and the prose of Hazlitt, Lamb, and DeQuincey. In a full treatment of the minor writers of the time Clare and John Galt are given particular prominence. Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.38 USD
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189 JACKSON, W.T.H. The Literature Of The Middle Ages.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1962 Third Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Slight stain on side and two tiny rips on dustjacket. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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190 JAFFE, DAVID. The Stormy Petrel And The Whale: Some Origins Of Moby-dick.
Port City Press, Inc.: Baltimore, 1976. First Edition (unstated). s Softcover. Reading copy. Cover discolored from age. 
An essay on some of Herman Melville's source materials for his famous novel, Moby-Dick. 
Price: 19.65 USD
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191 JAMES, HENRY; BLACKMUR, RICHARD (WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY). The Art Of The Novel: Critical Prefaces.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1934. First Printing. h Hardcover with no jacket. First printing. GoodReading Copy. Small tear on half-title page. 
Henry James wrote these prefaces to accompany the New York Edition of his works and attempted to elucidate "for the critical intellect the substance and principal of his career as an artist...." Richard P. Blackmur, from the preface. First printing. 
Price: 113.34 USD
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192 JAMES, HENRY; KIMBROUGH, ROBERT (EDITOR). Turn Of The Screw: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds And Sources, Esaays In Criticism.
W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 0393096696 / 9780393096699 NORTON CRITICAL EDITION. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Widely recognized as one of literature's most gripping ghost stories, this classic tale of moral degradation concerns the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. 
Price: 2.38 USD
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193 JOHNSON, TAMARA (EDITOR). Readings On Emily Dickinson.
Greenhaven Press, San Diego:1997. 1565106350 / 9781565106352 Library Binding Edition. Literary Companion to American Authors Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 
Includes "Dickinson Constructed Her Own Elusive Image" by Joyce Carol Oates, "A Difficult Poet To Know" by Helen McNeil, "Dickinson's Need for Seclusion" by Adrienne Rich, "Dickinson Was Misunderstood by Those Closest to Her" by Amy Lowell, "Why Emily Dickinson Wore White" by Kathryn Whitford, "Dickinson Found Significance in Minor Events" by Ella Gilbert Ives, "Emily Dickinson's Puritan Heritage" by John Robinson, "Emily Dickinson Ranks Among the World's Greatest Poets" by Allen Tate, "Two Explications" by Nancy Lenz Harvey and Thomas H. Johnson, "Diverging Viewpoints on a Classic Poem" by Gerhard Friedrich, John Ciardi, and Caroline Hogue, "An Explication of 'The first Day's Night had come'" by Constance Rooke, "Editorial Decisions Affect Dickinson Collections" by Marta L.Werner, "Dickinson's Poems Lack Essential Elements" by R. P. Blackmur, "Emily Dickinson'sVision of 'Circumference'" by Jane Langton, "Dickinson Acquired a Unique Understanding of Faith" by Richard Wilbur, "Emily Dickinson's Feminist Humor" by Suzanne Juhasz, Christanne Miller, and Martha Nell Smith, "Naming as a Strategy in Dickinson's Poems"by Sharon Cameron, "Dickinson's Tone of voice Lends Credibility to Difficult Subjects" by Arcibald MacLeish, "Play as a Theme in Dickinson's Poems" by AnandRao Thota, and "Dickinson's Style Broke with Convention" by Cheryl Walker. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.49 USD
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194 KANES, MARTIN. Pere Goriot: Anatomy Of A Troubled World.
Twayne Publishers, New York: 1993. 0805783636 / 9780805783636 Twayne's Masterwork Studies. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Like others in the series, presents discussion of a single work's influence, historical context, and critical reception, in this case, Honore de Balzac's important 1835 novel. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.54 USD
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195 KAPLAN, ROBERT B. Catcher In The Rye: Notes.
Cliffs Notes, Lincoln: 1965. 0822003015 / 9780822003014 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A critical dissertation of the plot analysis and other critical analyses along with character analysis. 
Price: 3.09 USD
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196 KARL, FREDERICK R. A Reader's Guide To Joseph Conrad.
The Noonday Press, New York: 1960. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 13.06 USD
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197 KARL, FREDERICK R. A Reader's Guide To The Eighteenth Century English Novel.
The Noonday Press, New York: 1974. Reprint edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Originally published as The Adversary Literature - The English Novel in the Eighteenth Century: A Study in Genre. This is a very ambitious, very useful book.... Not only are there provocaive chapters on Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and other major authors, there is also more than superficial attention paid to every 18th-century novelist of any importance. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.08 USD
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198 KAZIN, ALFRED (EDITOR). F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Man And His Work.
The World Publishing Company, Cleveland: 1951. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The back and the spine have little tears. 

Price: 19.48 USD
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199 KAZIN, ALFRED; SHAPIRO, CHARLES, (EDITORS). The Stature Of Theodore Dreiser: A Critical Survey Of The Man And His Work.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington: 1965. First Midland Book Edition. s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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200 KENNER, HUGH. A Homemade World: The American Modernist.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1975. 0394491025 / 9780394491028 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard with usual stamps, labels and markings. 
The "Homemade World" Hugh Kenner describes exists alongside the world of Pound, Joyce, and Eliot. While they were laying the international foundations of literary modernism, another modernism far more specifically American was being born in the work of William Faulkner, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Kenner deals in turn with each of the six and with the American conditions that shaped them, and with the peculiarly homemade strengths that led to their achievement. Includes an Index. 
Price: 42.28 USD
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