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Brighter the Light, Deeper the Shadow: Voices from the Writing Workshops of Bruce Gelfand

By: (Gelfand, Bruce, ed.)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Santa Monica CA, Gelfand Workshops: (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12453


[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear, appears unread; jacket shows minor surface wear, mostly to rear panel]. This book "is a group of writers giving themselves permission. To have a voice. To use it. However much the content or craft may vary, however cacophonous the chorus or dissonant the prayer -- make no mistake: this is a book of voices singing their hearts out. If you listen closely you can hear whatever God is seeping through the words." A com... View more info

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The Stone Arbor and Other Stories

By: Angell, Roger

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: (c.1960)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18224


(price-clipped) [moderate shelfwear to bottom edge (boards just slightly exposed at bottom corners), otherwise a nice clean solid book; jacket shows almost no wear at all, would grade higher but for the price-clipping]. The veteran New Yorker writer's first book, with a dust jacket design by Edward Gorey. View more info

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Greasy Lake & Other Stories

By: Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12177


[solid copy, just minor shelfwear but with some blue smudging of some sort on the bottom edge, previous owner's signature on ffep, slight fading to boards along top/bottom edges; jacket shows the tiniest bit of edgewear here and there]. View more info

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Squandering the Blue: Stories [*SIGNED*]

By: Braverman, Kate

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Fawcett Columbine:

Edition: 2nd printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 14752


[very nice copy; the book itself is immaculate, the jacket shows only faint handling wear]. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Her third book, a "twelve-story cycle [which] chronicles the lives of several Los Angeles women." (xx) Signed by Author View more info

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A Boy Like Astrid's Mother [*SIGNED*]

By: Briskin, Mae

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: (c.1988)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9090


[nice tight copy, bottom front corner slightly bumped; jacket shows a bit of surface wear]. SIGNED by the author at the upper left-hand corner of the title page. The author's first book of collected stories "deals with friends, parents, and children, husbands and wives, victims and rescuers, Christians and Jews. The first section of this collection of stories chronicles American society of the past fifty years, while the second explores a smaller space and briefer... View more info

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The Complete White Oxen: Collected Short Fiction of Kenneth Burke

By: Burke, Kenneth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1968

Edition: Unstated

Seller ID: 20035


[light edgewear to covers, minor soiling to bottom edge]. Trade PB Reprints all 15 stories which appeared in the original 1924 publication of "The White Oxen and Other Stories," plus three additional stories and the autobiographical novella "The Anaesthetic Revelation of Herone Liddell." Also includes a new Preface by the author, much admired by the likes of William Carlos Williams and Nathanael West. View more info

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Prettyfields: A Work in Progress / The Man Who Cultivated Fire (Capra Back-to-Back Series, Volume XI)

By: Eastlake, William / Haslam, Gerald

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara CA, Capra Press: (c.1987)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8469


[moderate wear at edges and extremities]. Trade PB The Eastlake piece "depicts a gang of irreverent students at a New England academy in the late thirties. They assail the boundaries between literature, reality, and imagination with Rabelesian fervor." The Haslam stories are "The Man Who Cultivated Fire," "The World S*cks," "The Estero,""The Attack of the Great Brandy Bear," "Blackness," "Upstream," and "Deat... View more info

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Big Frogs and Little Frogs

By: Ertz, Susan

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8349


[nice solid copy, half-title page corner-clipped; jacket moderately edgeworn, small closed tear at bottom of front panel, chipping at base of spine, a bit of nibbling(?) at top edge of both jacket flaps]. Thirteen short stories. "Strange husbands, managing mothers, lady novelists, liars, neurotics, and precocious children, with other varieties of human life provide full scope for Miss Ertz's calm irony and humor." Not a novel; not non-fiction; some of us actual... View more info

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Happy Endings

By: Fane, Julian

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton/St. George's: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 211


[minimal shelfwear, previous owner's name on ffep; jacket lightly surface worn, surface peeling away a little at base of spine, short diagonal crease at bottom of front flap]. Ten stories, ranging in subject from spinsters to good time girls, from dogs to politicians. View more info

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Eggs for Young America [*SIGNED*]

By: Hester, Katherine L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hanover/London, University Press of New England: (c.1997)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 13575


[nice clean copy, light bumping to top edge of rear cover; jacket shows minor surface wear]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the title page. "In this masterful, evocative collection of stories, [the author] gives names and histories to those who often labor unnoticed, cleaning houses, washing dishes in restaurants, and installing security systems." Signed by Author View more info

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The Salvation of Pisco Gabar, and other stories

By: Household, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1940

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 15855


(no dust jacket) [quite a decent copy, light soiling to covers and bottom edge (probably inevitable given the white buckram binding), slight dust-soiling to top page edges, paper spine label somewhat faded; the binding is strong and square, and the book is internally unblemished apart for a small scar on the rear endpaper]. The first of several story collections by the author of "Rogue Male," containing a dozen short stories, a number of which are set in Spain (... View more info

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The Way Things Are, and Other Stories

By: Maltz, Albert

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, International Publishers: (c.1938)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17442


(no dust jacket) [slight fraying to cloth at top of spine, minor bumping/fraying at several other corners, light dust-soiling to top edge; binding solid, internally clean]. Eight short stories, early proletarian fiction by the writer who went on to a relatively successful career as a novelist and screenwriter until he was blacklisted (he was one of the "Hollywood Ten") during the 1950s. Introduction by Michael Gold. The stories are: "Season of Celebration&... View more info

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Fierce and Gentle: Stories

By: Manhood, H[arold] A[lfred]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11886


(no dust jacket) [solid but somewhat soiled copy, slight darkening to spine cloth (creeping onto covers near bottom of spine, almost like a dampstain), some foxing to fore-edge and first few pages, spotting on various pages throughout, soiling to top edge]. 25 short stories, plus the author's "Notes" (4 pages) containing jotted-down ideas for stories. The work of Manhood (1904-1991), wrote critic Mark Valentine, "was in the same mould as those [stories] of T... View more info

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Corky's Brother

By: Neugeboren, Jay

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12311


(price-clipped) [solid copy, light spotting to covers, slight fading to cloth at edges; jacket moderately rubbed/scuffed, tiny puncture tear in front panel, some wrinkling in middle of spine]. Twelve stories and a novella that catch "the wild, grim sub-culture of our urban ghettos." Most of the stories are set in Brooklyn, and the title novella tells of Corky's baseball-player brother, "probably the most famous guy in our neighborhood." "[The author'... View more info

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The Paesanos

By: Pagano, Jo

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22518


(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear, top edge of text block a little dust-darkened, tiny rip in cloth at top of spine]. Ten short stories centering around Italian-American immigrants in California. The author had a fairly good run as a screenwriter from 1938 on, shifting his focus over to TV in the late 1950s. View more info

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Attorneys at Law: Forbes, Hathaway, Bryan & Devore

By: Parker, James Reid

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20903


(price-clipped) [light shelfwear, a good sound book slightly blemished by some spotting on the top edge of the text block; jacket shows some wear and very shallow chipping along bottom edge, minor paper loss at a few corners and at spine ends]. Short humorous stories, reprinted from The New Yorker, concerning the denizens of a venerable (and entirely fictional) New York law firm. View more info

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Clinton Street and Other Stories (translated from the Yiddish by Henry Goodman)

By: Paver, Chaver (Gershon Einbinder)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, YKUF Publishers: (c.1974)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 9675


(no dust jacket, possibly as issued) [good tight clean copy, mild shelfwear, lightly bumped at corners and spine ends]. The author, a native of Bessarabia, emigrated to the U.S. in 1924, as the age of 23. "He lived in New York and later in Los Angeles, where he died in 1964, before his sixty-third birthday. He made his debut in Yiddish literature in the middle twenties as a writer of stories for children. The first two volumes of his children's stories appeared in... View more info

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A Visit from the Footbinder, and Other Stories

By: Prager, Emily

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: (c.1982)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9364


[nice tight copy, minor shelfwear; jacket a little surface-worn, tiny tears at top/bottom front hinges]. The author's first book of stories. View more info

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On Being Told That Her Second Husband Has Taken His First Lover, and Other Stories

By: Slesinger, Tess

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co.: (c.1971)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15145


[moderate shelfwear, slight browning to spine and front cover, reading creases in spine but fully inact, minor soiling to bottom edge; no markings in text]. Trade PB Reissue of the author's only collection of short fiction (originally published as "Time: The Present" in 1935), with one additional story ("A life in the day of a writer") and a brief "Publisher's Note" giving a little biographical background on Ms. Slesinger, who died of cancer in 1... View more info

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Hard Candy: A Book of Stories [limited edition, in slipcase]

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: [New York], New Directions: (c.1954)

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 6787


(no dust jacket, as issued) in Good+ slipcase [book is solid and clean, moderate soiling/darkening to spine, a couple of light blue ink stains (bleeding from slipcase, looks like) along rear hinge; slipcase worn at edges/corners, but intact (no splitting), with paper label on front indicating "Limited Edition" with $8.50 price]. View more info