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21 BART, B. F. Madame Bovary And The Critics: A Collection Of Essays.
New York University Press, New York: 1966. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition but there is a slight amount of underlining. 
Contains "On Madame Bovary" by Margaret Tillett, "The Life and Letters of Gustave Flaubert" and "Flaubert's Literary Art" by Walter Pater, "Two Critics and an Author: Madame Bovary Judged by Sainte-Beuve and Baudelaire" by Margaret Gilman, "Gustave Flaubert" by Henry James, "Proust and the Flaubert Controversy" by Douglas W. Alden, "Art, Energy, and Aesthetic Distance" and "Madame Bovary after a Century" by B. F. Bart, "The Female Quixote" by Harry Levin, "Madame Bovary" by Eric Auerbach, "Madame Bovary" by Martin Turnell, and "Art and Hallucination in Flaubert" by John C. Lapp. 
Price: 28.22 USD
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22 BARTHES, ROLAND; HOWARD, RICHARD (NOTE ON THE TEXT). The Pleasure Of The Text.
Hill and Wang, New York: 1975. 0374521603 / 9780374521608 First American Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Translated into English from the French by Richard Miller. "All of Barthes's work is an exploration of the histrionic or ludic; in many ingenious modes, a plea for savor, for a festive (rather than dogmatic or credulous) relation to ideas. For Barhes, as for Nietzsche, the point is to make us bold, agile, subtle, intelligent, detached. And to give pleasure." - Susan Sontag 
Price: 12.08 USD
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23 BAYM, NINA. Woman's Fiction: A Guide To Novels By And About Women In America, 1820-70.
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 1993. 025206285X / 9780252062858 Second Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on works by a dozen especially productive and successful writers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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24 BECKETT, LUCY. Wallace Stevens.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1977. First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Wallace Stevens, who died in 1955, was one of the most original, prolific, serious, and rewarding of twentieth-century American poets. This is a detailed critical study of the poetry, identifying its concerns, from the point of view of a convinced admirer. Lucy Beckett present Stevens as a contemplative poet, engaged on a long enquiry into the nature of the relationship between the creative imagination and the world it illuminates and recreates. Includes an Index. 
Price: 29.93 USD
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25 BELL, MILLICENT. Meaning In Henry James.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge: 1991. 0674557638 / 9780674557635 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Using the "close" reading technique on a dozen of James's novels and short stories, Bell attempts to prove that James encourages several reader responses: to perceive impressionistically, oscillating between appearance and meaning; to accept action as being rather than doing; to sympathize with characters who resist prescribed form; and to anticipate the course of the story or characters, although he often diverts or cancels it. Bell also demonstrates how writers such as Hawthorne, Flaubert, and Zola influenced James's thinking and style. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.01 USD
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26 BELLAMY, GLADYS CARMEN. Mark Twain As A Literary Artist.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Mark Twain has been the subject of violent disagreement among critics. Most of them have believed that he was an "unconscious artist," working by impulse. Mark Twain as a Literary Artist shows that Mark Twain was much more the conscious craftsman than is generally believed. Here is revealed Twain's violent mental conflict, a logical dilemma, which forced much of his work into distorted patterns of thought and structure. Through years of practice he evolved methods to achieve detachment through techniques such as speaking through the lips of Huckleberry Finn or some other childlike person; placing satiric scenes far off in time or space; diminishing the human race to microscopic proportions so that its wrongs could be treated with detachment; and reducing life to a dream in which the greatest wrongs become tolerable because they seem unreal. Mark Twain as a Literary Artist is a mature, thorough, and revealing reassessment of the mind and methods of one of the most controversial figures in American literature. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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27 BENES, REBECCA C.; EMERSON, GLORIA (FOREWORD). Native American Picture Books Of Change: Historic Children's Books.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Illustrated with 150 paintings and historical photographs, some from as early as 1922, the author describes the history behind these picture book readers, originally developed for use in Indian schools during the New Deal, representing the first Native-centered texts used in Bureau of Indian Affairs curriculum. 11 x 9 in. 176 pages 106 color plates, 44 black-and-white illustrations. Rebecca C. Benes has explored a lifetime interest in children's literature as a gallery owner, a librarian, and as an adjunct professor of children's literature. She lives in the Denver area. Gloria Emerson is a writer and artist involved in Navajo education and linguistics. She founded and directed the Native American Materials Development Center in Albuquerque. "Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred color plates and 44 black-and-white illustrations and offering fascinating accounts of the preservation of Native American stories, this important book will greatly benefit the fields of both children's and Native American literature." -- Library Journal 
Price: 28.45 USD
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28 BENNETT, H. S. Chaucer And The Fifteenth Century.
Oxford University Press, London: 1954. Reprint edition with corrections. This is Volume II, Part I in the Oxford History of English Literature. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
The twofold aim of this volume, in the words of its author, is "to reassess the work of our greatest medieval author and to resurvey the fifteenth century in the light of modern scholarship." Mr. Bennett penetrates the mass of erudition which theatens - ironically - to bury the most humane of poets, Geoffrey Chaucer. He makes a study of the age of Chaucer, the events which shaped his career, and the precise poetic means Chaucer used to produce his unique effects. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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29 BENNETT, JOSEPH D. Baudelaire: A Criticism.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 1946 Second Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 18.05 USD
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30 BERGONZI, BERNARD; KRONENBERGER, LOUIS (EDITOR). T. S. Eliot.
Collier Books, New York: 1972. First Collier Books Edition. s Softcover. Good reading copy. 
Thomas Stearns Eliot's long process of self-definition as poet, critic, and dramatist is carefully elucidated in Bernard Bergonzi's dignified critical biography. Discusses Eliot's life in chronological phases, first to correct the misinformation that has been circulated about Eliot's earlier years; and, secondly, to demonstrate how the persistence of certain thematic and imagistic patterns in Eliot's work points not, as has often been concluded, to stasis, but to continuing reformution and development. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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31 BERGONZI, BERNARD; KRONENBERGER, LOUIS (EDITOR). T. S. Eliot.
Macmillan Publishing Company, New York: 1972. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Thomas Stearns Eliot's long process of self-definition as poet, critic, and dramatist is carefully elucidated in Bernard Bergonzi's dignified critical biography. Discusses Eliot's life in chronological phases, first to correct the misinformation that has been circulated about Eliot's earlier years; and, secondly, to demonstrate how the persistence of certain thematic and imagistic patterns in Eliot's work points not, as has often been concluded, to stasis, but to continuing reformulation and development. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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32 BIEBER, KONRAD. Simone De Beauvoir.
Twayne Publishers, Boston: 1979. 0805763740 / 9780805763744 First Printing. Twayne's World Author Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Signed by author. 
Describes the life and work of Simone de Beauvoir. Includes notes, a bibliography and an index. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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33 BLAESER, KIMBERLY M. Gerald Vizenor: Writing In The Oral Tradition.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Gerald Vizenor, the most prolific Native American writer of this century, has produced more than twenty-five books in genres as varied as fiction, journalism, haiku, and literary theory. The first book-length study devoted to this important author, Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition lays the groundwork essential for understanding his complex work. Kimberly M. Blaeser begins with an examination of Vizenor's concept of Native American oral culture and his unique incorporation of oral tradition in the written word. She then explicates Vizenor's method of linking the traditional oral aesthetic with reader-response theories and details Vizenor's efforts to produce a form of writing that resists static meaning, involves the writer in the creation of the literary moment, and invites political action. She also explores the place of Vizenor's work within the larger contexts of contemporary tribal literature, Native American scholarship, and critical theory. Individual chapters examine Vizenor's renditions of the Native American trickster figure in his fiction; analyze his employment of a network of critical, social, and literary subtexts within the larger text; and explain the sometimes difficult "Vizenorese," a complex of terms that characterize people and ideas. Blaeser offers explanations of the origins, meanings, and dialogic purposes of a variety of terms, such as manifest manners, dead voices, word cinemas, terminal creeds, and socioacupuncture. Blaeser's is the first study to reveal the full importance of haiku in Vizenor's work. His poetry, which draws equally from Zen aesthetics and Ojibway dream songs, contains concise, economical descriptions, made up equally of absence and presence-a style characterictic of Vizenor's writing in other genres as well. Based upon scholarship, close reading, and interviews with Vizenor himself, and written by a Native scholar of Vizenor's own tribe, this book explicates Vizenor's ideas, methods, and forms, making even his most sophisticated arguments accessible to the general reader. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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34 BLAESER, KIMBERLY M. Gerald Vizenor: Writing In The Oral Tradition.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Gerald Vizenor, the most prolific Native American writer of this century, has produced more than twenty-five books in genres as varied as fiction, journalism, haiku, and literary theory. The first book-length study devoted to this important author, Gerald Vizenor: Writing in the Oral Tradition lays the groundwork essential for understanding his complex work. Kimberly M. Blaeser begins with an examination of Vizenor's concept of Native American oral culture and his unique incorporation of oral tradition in the written word. She then explicates Vizenor's method of linking the traditional oral aesthetic with reader-response theories and details Vizenor's efforts to produce a form of writing that resists static meaning, involves the writer in the creation of the literary moment, and invites political action. She also explores the place of Vizenor's work within the larger contexts of contemporary tribal literature, Native American scholarship, and critical theory. Individual chapters examine Vizenor's renditions of the Native American trickster figure in his fiction; analyze his employment of a network of critical, social, and literary subtexts within the larger text; and explain the sometimes difficult "Vizenorese," a complex of terms that characterize people and ideas. Blaeser offers explanations of the origins, meanings, and dialogic purposes of a variety of terms, such as manifest manners, dead voices, word cinemas, terminal creeds, and socioacupuncture. Blaeser's is the first study to reveal the full importance of haiku in Vizenor's work. His poetry, which draws equally from Zen aesthetics and Ojibway dream songs, contains concise, economical descriptions, made up equally of absence and presence-a style characterictic of Vizenor's writing in other genres as well. Based upon scholarship, close reading, and interviews with Vizenor himself, and written by a Native scholar of Vizenor's own tribe, this book explicates Vizenor's ideas, methods, and forms, making even his most sophisticated arguments accessible to the general reader. 
Price: 37.95 USD
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35 BLANCH, ROBERT J. & WASSERMAN, JULIAN N. From Pearl To Gawain: Forme To Fynisment.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville: 1994. 0813013488 / 9780813013480 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Despite lip service to the proposition that the Pearl manuscript is the product of a single author, critics usually treat the four poems as isolated entities. The authors set forth a different thesis. They assume not only that the works share a common author but that they are connected and intersect in fundamental ways. Includes an Index. 
Price: 28.98 USD
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36 BLOOM, HAROLD (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION)/ Modern Critical Views: Samuel Richardson.
Chelsea House Publishers, New York: 1987. 1555462863 / 9781555462864 Modern Critical Views Series. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
One of the chief founders of the modern novel, Samuel Richardson aimed to "introduce a new species of writing." Pamela, published in 1739-41 to wide critical acclaim, recounts through letters the evolving relationship between a virtuous servant girl and her lustful master. Pamela explores with new depth and subtlety the inner workings of human consciousness. Among the contributors to this volume, Ian Watt discusses Richardson's epistolary technique and characterization; Martin Price examines the contest between Clarissa and Lovelace; Mark Kinkead-Weekes identifies Richardson's emphasis on the individual will; and Roy Roussel and Jina Politi analyze Pamela. Includes an Index. 
Price: 51.25 USD
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37 BOGAN, LOUISE. Selected Criticism: Poetry, Prose.
The Noonday Press, New York: 1955. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket has little tears in it. 

Price: 28.03 USD
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38 BONHEIM, HELMUT (EDITOR). The King Lear Perplex.
Wadsworth Publishing Company Inc., Belmont: 1968. Fifth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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39 BOZARTH-CAMPBELL, ALLA. The Word's Body: An Incarnational Aesthetic Of Interpretation.
The University of Alabama Press: 1979. 0817300090 / 9780817300098 h Hardcover with no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. 
Deals with such topics as "Interpretation as The Embodiment of Literature," "Hermeneutics and Interpretation," "Toward and Erotics of Interpretation," "Making/Action," "Logos/Eros," "Kenosis/Plerosis," "Transformation," "Kairos," "Creation," "Incarnation," etc. Includes endnotes, bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 56.05 USD
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40 BRADBROOK, M. C. The Growth And Structure Of Elizabethan Comedy.
Peregrine Books, Baltimore: 1963. Reprint edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Follows the course of English comedy from its beginnings, commenting on the plays of Shakespeare, Jonson, Lyly, Peele, Nashe, Dekker, Marston, Middleton, Day, Chapman, and Fletcher. In addition, there is a discussion of the War of the Theatres (1599-1602). Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.99 USD
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