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  About, Edmont. Die Spielhölle in Baden-Baden. (Trente et Quarante). Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von August Baumeister. Leipzig, Reclam, o.J. ca.1895. Kl.-8°. 192 Seiten. Originale, dekorative Broschur. Guter bis sehr guter Zustand. Universal-Bibliothek 4465-4466.

Keywords: Günstige Bücher, Literatur, Literature, World Literature

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Akash, Jusoor: Culture and Survival / Culture et Survie. [Jusoor 2/3]. Akash, Munir. [Ed]. Jusoor: Culture and Survival / Culture et Survie. [Jusoor 2/3]. Maryland, Kitab, Inc., 1993. 15 x 23cm. 316 pages (English / French / Arabic), with illustrations throughout. Original softcover. Excellent condition, other than some pencilled text markings. [The Arab American Journal of Cultural Exchange & Thought for the Future, Spring-Summer 1993].

Includes for example the following essays, poems and illustrated articles:
Clinton and the Middle East: Whose Legacy? / Massacre - Drawings from Jerusalem / Can Israel Coexist with the Palestinian Arabs? / La Fin de la Strategie Nationale / Discours de l'Indien Rouge / Cavafy and the Iraqi Poet Sa'di Yusuf / Ithaca Trees / What's Left in Bosnia / A Baghdad Interlude

Keywords: Arabic, Arabic Literature, Essays, Iraqi Literature, Journal, Literature, Middle East, Poetry, Politics

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Alegría, The Maypole Warriors. Alegría, Fernando. The Maypole Warriors. Translated by Carlos Lozano. Unproofed Galley Copy. Pittsburgh, Latin American Literary Review Press, 1993. 13.5 x 21.5cm. 192 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition, as new.

Alegria turns to the history of his native Chile in this visionary new novel. The book traces the crises of a family during the tumultuous years of the 1930s and 1940s. As it opens, Don Carlos, the dominating patriarch, has died, leaving his family adrift amid changing realities in their country. The bourgeois clan's fortunes have sunk but its members still cling to vestiges of their lost prestige. Family ruination is never far from the center of this novel--the lives of the characters and their decline serve as metaphors for Chilean society. Fascists clash with left-wing students, violence against women provides a cheap substitute for genuine power. Alegria's prose is lyrical, he is deft at finding the evocative metaphor, the searing image. In a stylish translation by Lozano, the book will capture both the reader's attention and conscience. [From Publishers Weekly]

Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Chile, Chilean Authors, Fiction, Historical Fiction Novel, Literature, Novel, Translations

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Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Special Reader's Edition. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993. 15 x 23cm. (10), 223 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition. Signed by the author on title page.

Known primarily as a poet, Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, here offers 22 extremely fine short stories, all set on or around the Spokane reservation in Washington state. Characters flow from one tale to the next; many involve Victor, who grows from a small child watching relatives fight during a New Year's Eve party to a dissolute man sitting on his broken-down porch with a friend, watching life pass him by. The author depicts with fierce determination all the elements of modern Native American life, from basketball and alcoholism to powwows and the unexplained deaths of insignificant people. Humor and tragedy exist side by side, and stories often jump back and forth in time and space, recounting two narratives that ultimately prove to be skeins of the same tale. Alexie writes with simplicity and forthrightness, allowing the power in his stories to creep up slowly on the reader. He captures the reservation's strong sense of community and attitude of hope tinged with realism as its inhabitants determine to persevere despite the odds. [From Publishers Weekly]

Keywords: American Authors, American Indians, American Literature, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories, Signed

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Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Alexie, Sherman. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Special Reader's Edition. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1993. 15 x 23cm. (10), 223 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition, as new.

Known primarily as a poet, Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, here offers 22 extremely fine short stories, all set on or around the Spokane reservation in Washington state. Characters flow from one tale to the next; many involve Victor, who grows from a small child watching relatives fight during a New Year's Eve party to a dissolute man sitting on his broken-down porch with a friend, watching life pass him by. The author depicts with fierce determination all the elements of modern Native American life, from basketball and alcoholism to powwows and the unexplained deaths of insignificant people. Humor and tragedy exist side by side, and stories often jump back and forth in time and space, recounting two narratives that ultimately prove to be skeins of the same tale. Alexie writes with simplicity and forthrightness, allowing the power in his stories to creep up slowly on the reader. He captures the reservation's strong sense of community and attitude of hope tinged with realism as its inhabitants determine to persevere despite the odds. [From Publishers Weekly]

Keywords: American Authors, American Indians, American Literature, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories

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Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World. Alexie, Sherman. The Toughest Indian in the World. Uncorrected Advance Proof. New York, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000. 14 x 21cm. 229 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition.

In these stories, we meet the kind of American Indians we rarely see in literature -- the kind who pay their bills, hold down jobs, fall in and out of love. A Spokane Indian journalist transplanted from the reservation to the city picks up a hitchhiker, a Lummi boxer looking to take on the toughest Indian in the world. A Spokane son waits for his diabetic father to come home from the hospital, tossing out the Hershey Kisses the father has hidden all over the house. An estranged interracial couple, separated in the midst of a traffic accident, rediscover their love for each other. A white drifter holds up an International House of Pancakes, demanding a dollar per customer and someone to love, and emerges with $42 and an overweight Indian he dubs Salmon Boy. Sherman Alexie's voice is one of remarkable passion, and these stories are love stories -- between parents and children, white people and Indians, movie stars and ordinary people. Witty, tender, and fierce, The Toughest Indian in the World is a virtuoso performance by one of the country's finest writers. [From jacket notes]

Keywords: American Authors, American Indians, American Literature, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories

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Der Werwolf Alexis, Wilibald (d.i. W. Häring). Der Werwolf. Vaterländischer Roman. Leipzig, Reclam, [1900]. 8°. 479 Seiten. Originale , dekorative Broschur. Minimal angerändert. Oberes Kapital etwas stärker bestossen. Reclams Universal-Bibliothek ; Nr 4301-4304. 80 Pfennig.

Keywords: Günstige Bücher, Literatur, Literature, World Literature

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Alfred, Hogan's Goat. Alfred, William. Hogan's Goat. First Edition. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1966. 15 x 22 cm. 145 pages. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. In protective Mylar. Price clipped. Very good condition with minor signs of external wear.

William Alfred (August 16, 1922 – May 20, 1999) was a playwright and Professor of English literature at Harvard University. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Alfred served in the Army tank corps in World War II, received a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1948, and received an M.A. in English from Harvard in 1949. He earned his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1954 and that year joined its faculty, becoming a full professor in 1963. Alfred was a specialist in early English literature. He was chairman of Harvard's Standing Committee on Dramatics for many years, and he taught a course in playwriting. His lyrical play, Hogan's Goat, about turn-of-the-century Brooklyn-Irish politics, had a long and successful off-Broadway run in 1966 and provided a breakout role for actress Faye Dunaway, who became a lifelong friend of Alfred's. Other works included Agamemnon, The Curse of an Aching Heart (also starring Dunaway), Nothing Doing, and Cry for Us All, a musical adaptation of Hogan's Goat. In 1980 he was named Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of the Humanities. William Alfred was the recipient of the New York Drama Desk Award (for Hogan's Goat) and served on the poetry panels of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award committees. He was a member of the Medieval Academy of America, the Modern Language Association, ASCAP, and the Dramatists Guild. In addition to his plays, he was the author of a book of poems, The Annunciation Rosary, and a translation of Beowulf. Though he was acclaimed and beloved both in academe and in the theater, Alfred said he often had misgivings about dividing his time between the two. "I feel a kind of double guilt," he said in a Harvard University Gazette profile of May 27, 1999, a sense that the dual nature of his professional life hadn't left him enough time for either side. But he clearly had an enormous influence on students who went on to careers in theater and film, including actors Tommy Lee Jones '68, Stockard Channing '65, John Lithgow '67, and director Timothy Mayer '66. Jones called Alfred "my best teacher, ever." Alfred enjoyed long friendships with a number of accomplished actors, and with writers such as Gertrude Stein, Archibald MacLeish, Robert Lowell, and Seamus Heaney. The Gazette profile went on to say: 'Alfred was the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine profiles, some of which captured his zest for the places he lived and the people he knew. Walking a New Yorker reporter around the Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up, Columbia Heights, Alfred pointed out historic buildings and his old neighborhood sandwich shop with equal enthusiasm. "For fifteen cents," he said, "you'd get ham and American cheese and tomatoes and lettuce and lots of mayonnaise on Italian bread. Those sandwiches were wonderful." Alfred was among the most popular professors ever to teach at Harvard, and even after his retirement he continued to work with one undergraduate per year. "He was much beloved by generations of students, and by his colleagues, as well," said English Department Chair Lawrence Buell.' He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Literature

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Allende, The Stories of Eva Luna. Allende, Isabel. The Stories of Eva Luna. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. Uncorrected Advance Proof. New York, Atheneum, 1990. 13.5 x 21cm. 335 pages. Original softcover in protective sleeve. Excellent condition, as new. Signed by Isabel Allende.

The eponymous heroine of Eva Luna returns as the narrator of 23 tales, sumptuous marriages of Chilean writer Allende's earthy characters and her celestial version of magical realism. Although other figures from that novel also reappear (for example, Eva Luna spins her stories at the request of her lover Rolf Carle), this collection is in no sense a sequel: indeed, each piece here can stand alone. Allende's people are warm-blooded, original, memorable. A simple lyricism evokes European emigres to South America; social climbers; outlaws; schoolteachers; Indians; a nearly indefatigable imagination explores the critical moments in these figures' lives. Many of the stories build on the intricate attachments of unlikely lovers, such as a dictator and the foreign woman he abducts or a criminal and a judge's wife. Allende's inventiveness justifies her own comparisons of her literary creation to Scheherazade, and throughout all these short works whispers the mysticism of Eva Luna herself--her well-placed faith in a world of spirits and in the immortality of human love. [From Publishers Weekly]

Keywords: 20th Century Literature, Chile, Chilean Authors, Fiction, Literature, Short Stories, Signed, Translations

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Alliluyeva, Tol'ko Odin God. [Only One Year] Alliluyeva, Svetlana Iosifovna [Lana Peters]. Tol'ko Odin God. [Only One Year] First Edition / (Russian Edition) New York, Harper & Row, 1969. 8°. III, 381 pages. Hardcover / Original cloth with dustjacket. Near fine condition. First Edition of "Only One Year".

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Svetlana Iosifovna Alliluyeva (sometimes Stalina, later Lana Peters) (born February 28, 1926, Moscow, Soviet Union) is the youngest child and only daughter of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. A writer and naturalized United States citizen, Alliluyeva caused an international furor by defecting to the United States in 1967. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Literature, Russian, Russian Literature, World Literature

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