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341 ROGOFF, HARRY. Nine Yiddish Writers: Critical Appreciations.
Reprint from East and West Journal. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
In these brief essays, filled with intimate observations on the lives and work of representative Yiddish writers, we are brought into contact with minds that has been keenly responsive to the creative forces in Jewish life, helpfully proud of the best impulses, intellectual and spiritual, in the Jewish community. 
Price: 118.75 USD
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342 ROONEY, ANDREW A. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.
Atheneum, New York: 1981. 0689111940 / 9780689111945 Fifth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Gathers together the best of Rooney's essays, more than fifty in all. Includes his longer pieces on houses, hotels, chairs, advertising, New York City and war. Illustrated. 
Price: 5.94 USD
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343 ROONEY, ANDREW A. A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.
Warner Books, New York: 1982. 0446303011 / 9780446303019 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Gathers together the best of Rooney's essays, more than fifty in all. Includes his longer pieces on houses, hotels, chairs, advertising, New York City and war. Illustrated. 
Price: 3.24 USD
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344 ROOT & BRANCH ( EDITED BY). Root & Branch: The Rise Of The Worker's Movements.
Fawcett Publications, Greenwich: 1975. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
An anthology which reflects this concern, presenting a diversity of ideas all stemming from the premise that the central problem in today's industrialized countries is the worker's deep estrangement from the products of his labor. 
Price: 12.83 USD
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345 ROOT, ROBERT (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION). Landscapes With Figures: The Nonfiction Of Place.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2007. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
For some, a sense of place is about travel, about plunging oneself into new settings. For others, it is about being—and knowing—home. This book is a collection of essays, memoirs, nature writing, and travel narratives that document the impact this sense of place has on writing. In locations as familiar as Cape Cod or Mesa Verde and as exotic as Krakow or Kyrgyzstan, thirteen accomplished writers of contemporary creative nonfiction share some of their most memorable work, disclosing how place alters our perception and influences our insight. Taking readers to deserts and forests, islands and mountains, Landscapes with Figures is an encounter not only with places but also with writers themselves. Each contribution is accompanied by an author's commentary that discusses the relationship to place in his or her writing. The authors reveal the connections they feel to the places they write about, the role that place plays in the choices they make in relating their experiences, and the strategies and work habits that produce such writing. This compilation is at once a wide-ranging anthology of the nonfiction of place for the armchair traveler and a book about writing for those who aspire to understand and practice the craft, carrying with it the invitation to reflect on one's own special places. Robert Root, who helps locate the nonfiction of place in his introduction to Landscapes with Figures, has written or edited a dozen books, including several on the teaching of writing and the composing of nonfiction. He is also the author of Recovering Ruth: A Biographer's Tale (Nebraska 2003). Contributors: Kim Barnes on changing terrain in Idaho; Alison Hawthorne Deming on the territory of birds; Elizabeth Dodd on a Colorado canyonland; David Gessner on Cape Cod; Barbara Hurd deep in a cave in Virginia; Lisa Knopp on a Nebraska salt marsh; John Hanson Mitchell on one Massachusetts square mile; Simone Poirier-Bures on back-country Krygystan; Robert Root on the Anasazi ruins of the Four Corners; Scott Russell Sanders on a drowned valley in Ohio; Reg Saner on a Colorado mesa and a Tuscan countryside; Natalia Rachel Singer on expatriate life in Mexico; Deborah Tall on recovering the past in Krakow "Although most obviously united by each writer's skilled articulation of setting, this collection of literary nonfiction could also serve as a miniature anthology of writing method. In his introduction, Root carefully defines nonfiction of place (including an explanation of the title metaphor). The collected essays and excerpts from memoirs and narratives that follow are clearly the product of serious dedication to the art of writing, meticulous research and revision, and devotion to the chosen subjects."—Library Journal "A welcome addition to 'nature writing' collections . . . . Its twenty-eight essays demonstrate the continuing expansin of creative writing that celebrates, questions, and reflects on the complexity of the Homosapiens Eros for landscapes and species—of the variety of human attachments to place and environments—without usually falling prey to geographic determinism or other vulgarly romantic invocations of nature as national symbol or as evidence of cultural distinctiveness or superiority. . . . [These texts] help legitimate passionate intellectual exchanges about nature and place that reflect commitments to something other than narrowly romantic place identity politics."—Eric L. Ball, American Book Review 
Price: 20.85 USD
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346 ROOT, ROBERT. Postscripts: Retrospections On Time And Place.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Walt Whitman's meditation on time is the undercurrent running through Postscripts, a series of reflections on finding one's place in the endless chain of time. In linked essays, Robert Root ranges across American terrains and landscapes including locales as varied as Walden Pond and Mesa Verde, the mountains of Montana and the coastline of Maine, Great Lakes shorelines and Manhattan on the first day of the war with Iraq. Rich in "all that retrospection," Postscripts chronicles moments of intimacy and arrival in the natural world while also charting intersections of natural, cultural, and personal history. Whether revisiting the first European settlement in Nova Scotia or seeking out the sites of E. B. White's life and literature, exploring the only old-growth forest in lower Michigan or shifting perceptions at the birth of a granddaughter, Root offers readers a new perspective on the relationship between time and place, time and timelessness, history and personal history. If the past is prologue, his book suggests, the present is postscript. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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347 ROSENBERG, BERNARD; GOLDSTEIN, ERNEST (DRAWN FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH). Creators And Disturbers: Reminiscences By Jewish Intellectuals Of New York.
Columbia Universiuity Press, New York: 1982. 0231047126 / 9780231047128 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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The World Publishing Co., Cleveland: 1962. First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy. Ex Libris with writing on end papers and underlining on some pages. 
Collection of Rosenfeld's published work as a critic. 
Price: 17.81 USD
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349 ROSENFELD, OSKAR; LOEWY, HANNO (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION ). In The Beginning Was The Ghetto: 890 Days In Lodz.
Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL: 2002. 0810114887 / 9780810114883 s Softcover. Very good condition. Uncorrected Page Proofs. 
The observations of a Jewish journalist and playwright confined to the Lodz ghetto. 
Price: 81.61 USD
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350 ROSENFELD, PAUL. By Way Of Art: Criticisms Of Music, Literature, Painting, Sculpture, And The Dance.
Coward-McCann, New York: 1928. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
A collection of essays on a number of composers, artists and writers including Paul Hindemith, Igor Strawinsky (Stravinsky), El Greco, Gertrude Stein, Szymanowski, and others. 
Price: 42.51 USD
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351 ROSSBACH, RICHARD M. Wadings & Wanderings.
Birch Brook Press, Otisville: 1985. 0913559032 / 9780913559031 First Edition. h Hardcover with no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Most of the selections in this book have appeared in The Los Anglers' Club Bulletin. 
Price: 90.01 USD
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352 ROTELLA, CARLO. Playing In Time: Essays, Profiles, And Othe True Stories.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
From jazz fantasy camp to running a movie studio; from a fight between an old guy and a fat guy to a fear of clowns—Carlo Rotella's Playing in Time delivers good stories full of vivid characters, all told with the unique voice and humor that have garnered Rotella many devoted readers in the New York Times Magazine, Boston Globe, and Washington Post Magazine, among others. The two dozen essays in Playing in Time, some of which have never before been published, revolve around the themes and obsessions that have characterized Rotella's writing from the start: boxing, music, writers, and cities. What holds them together is Rotella's unique focus on people, craft, and what floats outside the mainstream. "Playing in time" refers to how people make beauty and meaning while working within the constraints and limits forced on them by life, and in his writing Rotella transforms the craft and beauty he so admires in others into an art of his own. Rotella is best known for his writings on boxing, and his essays here do not disappoint. It's a topic that he turns to for its colorful characters, compelling settings, and formidable life lessons both in and out of the ring. He gives us tales of an older boxer who keeps unretiring and a welterweight who is "about as rich and famous as a 147-pound fighter can get these days," and ahilarious rumination on why Muhammad Ali's phrase "I am the greatest" began appearing (in the mouth of Epeus) in translations of The Iliad around 1987. His essays on blues, crime and science fiction writers, and urban spaces are equally and deftly engaging, combining an artist's eye for detail with a scholar's sense of research, whether taking us to visit detective writer George Pelecanos or to dance with the proprietress of the Baby Doll Polka Club next to Midway Airport in Chicago. Rotella's essays are always smart, frequently funny, and consistently surprising. This collection will be welcomed by his many fans and will bring his inimitable style and approach to an even wider audience. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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353 ROTH, PHILIP Reading Myself And Others.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York: 1975. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 42.75 USD
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354 RUSHDIE, SALMAN. Imaginary Homelands: Essays And Criticism 1981-1991.
Granta Books, London: 1991. 014014224X / 9780140142242 

Price: 23.04 USD
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355 RUSKIN, JOHN. Beauty And Nature.
H. M. Caldwell Co., New York: 1886. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. 
Contains essays on beauty, nature, architecture, and sculpture. 
Price: 118.99 USD
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Modern Library, New York: 1955. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has chips and scratches. Name of the previous owner appears on the title page. 
All that the present author can hope to do is to make sokme men conscious of the problem, and of the kind of directions in which solutions re to be sought. 
Price: 7.08 USD
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Modern Library, New York: 1955. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
All that the present author can hope to do is to make sokme men conscious of the problem, and of the kind of directions in which solutions re to be sought. 
Price: 7.08 USD
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358 RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Portraits From Memory And Other Essays.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1951-1956. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 23.75 USD
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359 RUSSELL, BERTRAND. Unpopular Essays.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1950. Second Printing. s Softcover. Poor condition. Cover is worn and coming off of the binding. 
Most of the following essays, which were written are various times during the last fifteen years, are concerned to combat, in one way or another, the growth of dogmatism, whether of the Right or of the Left, which has hitherto characterized our tragic century. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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360 RUTH-VAN DEN HOVEN, MARGÔT VAN. Proza Van Onze Tijd: Auteurs Kozen Uit Eigen Werk, II.
Van Goor Zonen., Den Haag Brussel: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Dutch Text. 
Price: 37.53 USD
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