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Notes on Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Study-Aids
1 Notes on Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - Study-Aids
U. K. Methuen 1975 041644220X / 9780416442205 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
36 pages. Browning and foxing. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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The Imagineers: Writing and Illustrating Children's Books, Alderman, Belle; Harman, Lauren
2 Alderman, Belle; Harman, Lauren The Imagineers: Writing and Illustrating Children's Books
Australia Reading Time 1983 0959438513 / 9780959438512 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
171 pages. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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A Woman, Aleramo, Sibilla
3 Aleramo, Sibilla A Woman
U.S.A. University of California Press 1983 0520049497 / 9780520049499 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
219 pages. For a book that sent shock waves through the European literary establishment and, since its original publication in 1906 has gone through seven editions along with highly cclaimed translations into all th principal languages of Europe, "A Woman" (Una Donna) by Sibilla Aleramo (1876-1960) has remained curiously obscure in America. Aleramo's lightly fictionalized memoir presented a kaleidoscopic series of Italian images--the frenetic industrialism of the North, the miserable squalor of the country's backward areas to the South, fin de siè cle Italian politics and literary life--all set in the framework of a drama admiringly characterized by Luigi Pirandellow as "grim and powerful." For some other Italians, "A woman" touched ar aw nerve, and many critics reacted to Aleramo with extreme hostility. However, whether one liked Aleramo's novel or not, the book was an iceberg in the mainstream of Italian literary life, impossible to get around without careful inspection. Sibilla Aleramo is the pseudonym of Rina Faccio, Italian author. She was a feminist best known for her autobiographical depictions of life as a woman in late 19th century Italy. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist, Bennett, Joan
4 Bennett, Joan Virginia Woolf: Her Art as a Novelist
UK Cambridge University Press 1979 052109951X / 9780521099516 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 172 indexed pages. More than most novelists, Virginia Woolf benefits by an introducer. She is never, either by intention or equipment, the expected novelist. She chose the novel to adapt it deliberately and progressively to be the vehicle of her own subtle perception. Behind this study of the novels is an intense interest in the person revealed in the novelist. The criticism is warm as well as acute and the whole study is felt to be a tribute reasoned and justified - to a woman sensitive, compassionate, passionately honest and eager only for truth; to an artist quite unsparing of her own labour, finely gifted, self-effacing, serious and humourous. Mrs Bennett added two chapters on A Writer's Diary and on Virginia Woolf's critical essays for the second edition. Both can help our understanding of Virginia Woolf the novelist; the Diary by the insight it gives into her creative process and the fuller understanding we can gain of technical problems, the essays because they are about novels and novelists. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Two Serious Ladies, Bowles, Jane
5 Bowles, Jane Two Serious Ladies
Uk Virago 1984 0860680185 / 9780860680185 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
201 pages with a 1943 modernist novel by the American writer Jane Bowles. It follows two upper-class women, Christina Goering and Frieda Copperfield, as they descend into debauchery. The two women meet at a party in a New York suburb: one a wealthy spinster, the other married; both seeking escape from their stifling social milieu. They part, and when they meet again, they realize - they are much changed. 
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A Handful of Sand: Words to the Frontline, Brooks, David; McMahon, Elizabeth (Editors
6 Brooks, David; McMahon, Elizabeth (Editors A Handful of Sand: Words to the Frontline
Australia Brandl & Schlesinger 2011 1921556285 / 9781921556289 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
254 pages. An extraordinary editorial achievement by two of our finest poets, this issue of Southerly brings to its reader a rich and striking cross-section of the poetry, fiction, essays and memoir of Australia's first nations, from prodigious teenagers to respected Elders, from over twenty language groups, and from every corner of Australia. A perfect introduction for those who have not encountered such writing before, an invaluable resource for those who work with and within it, a rewarding experience for anyone who cares about country and wants to know more of its secrets, or who just wants to broaden their understanding of what writing is and can be, this book changes and animates the field of Australian Literature, remapping the real and imaginary landscapes on which the national fiction was founded. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Shakespeare, Burgess, Anthony
7 Burgess, Anthony Shakespeare
U. K. Vintage 2002 0099599112 / 9780099599111 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
251 indexed pages. Anthony Burgess's well-known delight in language infuses his own writing about Shakespeare as well as his consideration for Shakespeare's works in this biography. Anthony Burgess's well-known delight in language infuses his own writing about Shakespeare as well as his consideration for Shakespeare's works in this biography. A surprise and a delight - even for those readers who think they have a good grasp of the Bard. Among Shakespeare‘s many biographers, none brings to his subject more passion and feeling for the creative act than Anthony Burgess. This is a biography animated by affection and an understanding of the creative imagination that only a creative writer can bring to bear. 
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Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Carey, Gary (editor)
8 Carey, Gary (editor) Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare's Hamlet
U.S.A. Cliff Notes 1971 0822000180 / 9780822000181 1st Edition Stapled Soft Cover Good 12mo 
108 pages. Underlining in some pages. 
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Li Ching-Chao: Complete Poems, Ching-Chao Li; Kenneth Rexroth; Ling Chung
9 Ching-Chao Li; Kenneth Rexroth; Ling Chung Li Ching-Chao: Complete Poems
USA New Directions 1979 0811207455 / 9780811207454 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages. The Complete Poems of Li Ch'ing-chao (1084-c. 1151) brings together for the first time in English translation all the surviving verse of China's greatest woman poet. Written during the final years of the Sung Dynasty, with its political intrigues and collapse in the face of the Tatar invasions, her poems reveal an imaginative freshness, sensuous imagery, and satirical spirit often at odds with the decadent Confucian code of the day. 
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100% Synthetic, Davis, Kristen; Carolyn Van Langenberg (Eds)
10 Davis, Kristen; Carolyn Van Langenberg (Eds) 100% Synthetic
Australia University of Western Sydney 1996 1863412808 / 9781863412803 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
101 pages with a dozen of short stories by Belinda Chayko, Simon Enticknap, Kristen de Kline, Christine Evans, Janet Fennell, Jo Flanagan, Lew Rassaby, Carolyn van Langenberg, Gillian Barlow, Margaret Macarthur, Ryn Vlachou and Jill Farrar. 
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Passages: anthology of poety and prose, Doyle, Lorne Parker (editor)
11 Doyle, Lorne Parker (editor) Passages: anthology of poety and prose
Australia Tuggeranong Community Arts 2006 0958615020 / 9780958615020 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Barak Zelig 
120 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. An Anthology of Creative Poetry and Prose written to celebrate the Tuggeranong Arts Centre eighth birthday 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Haymarket - A Novel, Duberman, Martin B.
12 Duberman, Martin B. Haymarket - A Novel
U.S.A. Seven Stories Pr 2005 1583226710 / 9781583226711 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
330 pages. On the night of May 4, 1886, during a peaceful demonstration of labor activists in Haymarket Square in Chicago, a dynamite bomb was thrown into the ranks of police -trying to disperse the crowd. The officers immediately opened fire, killing a number of protestors and wounding some two hundred others. These events are refered to as "The Haymarket Affair", "Haymarket Massacre" or "Haymarket Riot". Albert Parsons was the best-known of those hanged; Haymarket is his story. Parsons, humanist and autodidact, was an ex-Confederate soldier who grew up in Texas in the 1870s, and fell in love with Lucy Gonzalez, a vibrant, outspoken black woman who preferred to describe herself as of Spanish and Creole descent. The novel tells the story of their lives together, of their growing political involvement, of the formation of a colorful circle of co-conspirators-immigrants, radical intellectuals, journalists, advocates of the working class-and of the events culminating in bloodshed. More than just a moving story of love and human struggle, more than a faithful account of a watershed event in United States history, Haymarket presents a layered and dynamic revelation of late nineteenth-century Chicago, and of the lives of a handful of remarkable individuals who were willing to risk their lives for the promise of social change. 
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Anthony Trollope's Son in Australia: The Life and Letters of F.J.A. Trollope (1847-1910), Edwards, P. D.
13 Edwards, P. D. Anthony Trollope's Son in Australia: The Life and Letters of F.J.A. Trollope (1847-1910)
Australia Univ of Queensland Pr 1982 070221891X / 9780702218910 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
69 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. ln 1885, the sons of two great Victorian novelists met in Wilcannia, New South Wales. After initial successes, Charles Dickens’ two sons both failed in their colonial careers. By comparison, Frederic James Anthony, the younger son of Anthony Trollope, was reasonably prosperous. Nonetheless he suffered his share of the setbacks and hardships to which Australian bush life was subject in the last thirty years of the nineteenth century. This interesting account of Frederic Trollope's Australian career has mainly been built around the twenty-six letters which Fred wrote to members of his family in England, and will appeal both to students of colonial history and to Trollopians. P.D. Edwards has been professor of English at the University of Queensland since 1969. He was joint editor of Anthony Trollope's Australia (University of Queensland Press, 1968), the Australian section of Trollope's monumental record of his visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1871-72. Professor Edwards also edited Trollope's "Australian" novel, Harry Heathcote of Gangoil (New York: Arno Press, 1981), and the World's Classics editions of Trollope's Autobiography and his novel Framley Parsonage (Oxford University Press, 1980). His critical study, Anthony Trollope, His Art and Scope (University of Queensland Press, 1977; Harvester Press and St Martin's Press, 1978), was described by David Skilton in Victorian Studies as "quite simply the best book on Trollope every written". The Times Literary Supplement described Edwards as "TroIlope's best recent commentator". 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Penguin Complete Longer Non-Fiction of George Orwell, George Orwell
14 George Orwell The Penguin Complete Longer Non-Fiction of George Orwell
UK Penguin 1983 0140090142 / 9780140090147 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
488 pages. Full contents: a collection of three books in one - factual, shocking and sublimely human. All the force of George Orwell’s vision, compassion and clarity went into the making of these three books. In "Down and Out in Paris and London", he brings the poor of two capitals to life with eerie intensity; in "The Road to Wigan Pier", he exposes, in a series of painfully vivid descriptions, a cruel system; and in "Homage to Catalonia", he memorably describes the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of the Spanish Civil War. Tanning pages and some creasing to covers. 
Price: 29.00 AUD
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Tears and Laughter, Gibran, Kahlil
15 Gibran, Kahlil Tears and Laughter
U.S.A. The Wisdom Library 0806502436 / 9780806502434 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
94 pages. This new, enlarged edition contains much of Kahlil Gibran’s magnificent poetry and various prose pieces which he wrote when scarcely twenty years old. Translated superbly into English from his beloved mother tongue Arabic, these timeless writings reveal his remarkably mature grasp of a subject which has challenged philosophers throughout history until today - man’s destiny and the meaning of his existence. In this volume also is Gibran’s famous story, "The Bride’s Bed" a strange, gripping tale that is both a plea for individual liberty and an expression of his bitter condemnation of pre-arranged marriages of children by their parents. Small light stains. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Writer, Reader, Critic, Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds).
16 Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds). Writer, Reader, Critic
Australia Primavera Press 1991 1875368019 / 9781875368013 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xxiii + 190 pages. The essays in this book provide a critical look at the role of readers, critics and writers in contemporary Australian society. 
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Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion, Jackson, Rosemary
17 Jackson, Rosemary Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion
UK Routledge 1998 0415025621 / 9780415025621 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
172 pages. This study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects of psychoanalytical theory. Seeing fantasy as primarily an expression of unconscious drives, she stresses the importance of the writings of Freud and subsequent theorists when analysing recurrent themes, such as doubling or multiplying selves, mirror images, metamorphosis and bodily disintegration. Gothic fiction, classic Victorian fantasies, the 'fantastic realism' of Dickens and Dostoevsky, tales by Mary Shelley, James Hogg, E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, R.L. Stevenson, Franz Kafka, Mervyn Peake and Thomas Pynchon are among the texts covered. Through a reading of these frequently disquieting works, Dr Jackson moves towards a definition of fantasy expressing cultural unease. These issues are discussed in relation to a wide range of fantasies with varying images of desire and disenchantment. 
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Save Me, Joe Louis, Jennings, Kate
18 Jennings, Kate Save Me, Joe Louis
Australia Penguin 1988 0140116117 / 9780140116113 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
125 pages. "Twenty years of being a lovesick loon. Twenty years of careering through life like a horse loose in traffic. Enough is enough." With that realisation, Kate Jennings decides to change and in the process takes a clear-eyed and ruefully humorous look at her Riverina childhood, her years as a feminist activist, and her travels and current way of life in the United States. Tb make peace with herself, she sifts and sorts through subjects as diverse as school reunions and house-hunting in Connecticut, gender in Japan and Australian drinking habits, weighing her options and reconciling the contradictions. 
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A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing, Jones, Dorothy
19 Jones, Dorothy A kingdom and a place of exile: critical essays on postcolonial women's Writing
Australia University of Wollongong Press 2010 1920831533 / 9781920831530 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
191 indexed pages. Includes an introduction by Melissa Boyde and bibliographical references. This volume of essays collects together the fruits of 25 years of Jones’s thinking and writing at the forefront of postcolonial and contemporary women's writing. This rich commentary on post-colonial women's writing by leading literary scholar Dorothy Jones concentrates on writers from Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada and the Caribbean.Jones’ writing is imbued with a keen sense - and extraordinary knowledge - of the imaginative possibilities of myth. Themes throughout the essays include the textile arts and how they are intricately woven into the fabric of culture,the gardens women write and the part food plays in people's lives. The book is a critical celebration of writing and will be enjoyed by lovers of books and reading as well as scholars and students of post-colonial literary and feminist studies. There is a dedication signed by the author in the first page. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Long Water: Aboriginal art and Literature, Krishnamurti, Jiddu
20 Krishnamurti, Jiddu Long Water: Aboriginal art and Literature
Australia Robert Brown & Associates 1986 01593358 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 4to 
115 pages including b/w illustrations. A special issue of "Aspect" 34 August 1986. Published for Aspect and the Aboriginal Artists Agency. Long Water or Bubu-Weedarra: Like a long river, Aboriginal culture flows eternally, forever changing, but receiving its life and energy from the same ancient source. Bubu-Weedarra is an Aboriginal word from the Wudjadi language which is one of the many languages that belong to the Yamitji people from the Gascoyne and Murchison Rivers in Western Australia. Long Water (Bubu-Weedarra) was suggested as a name for this issue by Ernie Dingo: ‘It is the tribal name of my mother. She was born on a sandbank along the bend of a river. Mother and river are both givers of life.' Contents: Long Water; ‘Take my Stick...’; Wandjuk Marika - Painting is important; Billy Marshall-Stoneking - Days with Tutama; Ulli Beier - Papunya Tula Art; Billy Marshall-Stoneking - Fourteen Paintings from Papunya; Kath Walker - l used my art for sanity’s sake; Colin Iohnson - Three poems from ‘Songs of Iacky’; Trevor N ickolls - Six Self-portraits; Ernie Dingo - Five poems; Iudo Gemes - Uluru: Sacred Ground; Colin Iohnson - Guerilla Poetry: Lionel Pogarty’s response to language genocide; Kath Walker - Hijack; Colin Iohnson - Three poems from India; Kath Walker - China Woman; Thanacoupie - Was this time set aside?; Ulli Beier - lt’s the beauty of the story that really gets you. There are two inscriptions inscription in the first page. 
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