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Things Fall Apart

By: "Achebe, Chinua"

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9780385474542

ISBN: 0385474547

Condition: very good


"Things Fall Apart" tells two intertwining stories, both centering on Okonkwo, a "strong man" of an Ibo village in Nigeria. The first, a powerful fable of the immemorial conflict between the individual and society, traces Okonkwo's fall from grace with the tribal world. The second, as modern as the first is ancient, concerns the clash of cultures and the destruction of Okonkwo's world with the arrival of aggressive European missionaries. These perfectly harmonized twin dramas are informed by an awareness capable of encompassing at once the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious comp... View more info

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Things Fall Apart (Penguin Modern Classics)

By: "Achebe, Chinua"

Price: $9.85

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780141186887

ISBN: 0141186887

Condition: GOOD


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SUSN

By: "Achternbusch, Herbert"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Koln, Germany", Shauspiel Koln Spielzeit: 1980/1

Seller ID: 83M006

Condition: VERY GOOD+


"Tight, yellowed pages, clean, faint curl. Covers have rubbed edges. ""Phantasien des Schreibers; Frauenleben; Judit totet Holofernes; Susanne; Eine Affaire; Liebste Teres!; Edeltraut St., Exportkaufmann"" Text in German128 pages (5-1/2x3-7/8""- pocket size)" View more info

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Oresteia (Oxford World's Classics)

By: "Aeschylus,"

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 9780199537815

ISBN: 019953781X

Condition: GOOD


The Oresteia is the only trilogy of tragedy plays to survive from Ancient Greece. Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides have established the enduring themes of Greek tragedy--the inexorable nature of Fate, the relationship between justice, revenge, and religion. In this family history, Fate and the gods decree that each generation will repeat the crimes and endure the suffering of their forebears. When Agamemnon is murdered by his wife, Clytemnestra, their son Orestes must avenge his father's death. Only Orestes' appeal to the goddess Athena saves him from his mother's Furies, breaking th... View more info

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A Death in the Family

By: "Agee, James"

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780375701238

ISBN: 0375701230

Condition: GOOD


Forty years after its original publication, James Agee's last novel seems, more than ever, an American classic. For in his lyrical, sorrowful account of a man's death and its impact on his family, Agee painstakingly created a small world of domestic happiness and then showed how quickly and casually it could be destroyed. On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he believes is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing b... View more info

This Turning Face

By: "Aidoo, John "

Price: $72.95

Publisher: "Accra, Ghana", Ghana Universities Press: 1991

Seller ID: 9-9H007

ISBN: 9964301871

Condition: NEAR FINE


"Text, as new and unmarked. Exterior has faintest shelfwear, faint soil and a miniscule backward titlt to spine. Text in English. 98 pages. 8.5x6x.25"" (15.2x26x.7cm) Poetry collection by Ghanaian poet John Aidoo who won the Valvo Literary Prize for his previous collection. ""There is always the living warmth hidden in the ashes of our lives that will glow with the running dream"" " View more info

SELECTED POEMS.

By: "Aiken, Conrad."

Price: $2.00

Publisher: "Charles Scribner's Sons,":

Seller ID: B000OK2522

ISBN: B000OK2522

Condition: GOOD


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Rashomon and Other Stories

By: "Akutagawa, Ryunosuke"

Price: $3.95

Publisher: Liveright:

Seller ID: 9780871402141

ISBN: 0871402149

Condition: GOOD


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Rashomon and Other Stories

By: "Akutagawa, Ryunosuke"

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Liveright:

Seller ID: 9780871401731

ISBN: 0871401738

Condition: GOOD


Writing at the beginning of the twentieth century, Ryunosuke Akutagawa created disturbing stories out of Japan's cultural upheaval. Whether his fictions are set centuries past or close to the present, Akutagawa was a modernist, writing in polished, superbly nuanced prose subtly exposing human needs and flaws. "In a Grove," which was the basis for Kurosawa's classic film Rashomon, tells the chilling story of the killing of a samurai through the testimony of witnesses, including the spirit of the murdered man. The fable-like "Yam Gruel" is an account of desire and humiliation, but one in which t... View more info

El Sombrero de Tres Picos + El Capitan Veneno

By: "Alarcon, Pedro Antonio de Jesus Rubio Jimenez, ed.)"

Price: $18.95

Publisher: "Madrid, Spain", Coleccion Austral (#228) / Espasa Calpe: 1994

Edition: 21

Seller ID: 18P020

ISBN: 8423972283

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for slight flare to covers. ""El Sombrero de Tres Picos, novela inspirada en un romance de ciego, cuya accion transcurre en una sola tarde-noche, en un pueblo andaluz, y El Capitan Veneno, que, herido en una reyerta entre monaruicos y republicanos, es recogido y atendido por damas de la nobleza..."" Text in Spanish." View more info

Little Men (Signet classics)

By: "Alcott, Louisa May"

Price: $1.50

Publisher: Signet Classics:

Seller ID: 9780451519986

ISBN: 0451519981

Condition: GOOD


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Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (Puffin Classics)

By: "Alcott, Louisa May"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Puffin:

Seller ID: 9780140367133

ISBN: 0140367136

Condition: GOOD


With two sons of her own, and twelve rescued orphan boys filling the informal school at Plumfield, Jo March -- now Jo Bhaer -- couldn't be happier. But despite the warm and affectionate help of the whole March family, boys have a habit of getting into scrapes, and there are plenty of troubles and adventures in store. View more info

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Jo's Boys (Puffin Classics)

By: "Alcott, Louisa May"

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Puffin:

Seller ID: 9780140367140

ISBN: 0140367144

Condition: GOOD


Ten years after the school at Plumfield was founded, there is now a college, built with a legacy from old Mr. Lawrence. All of Jo March's original children are grown young men and women now. But young men face as many troubles as children do, and they are still 'Jo's boys.' View more info

Little Women

By: "Alcott, Louisa May"

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Universe:

Seller ID: 9780883632031

ISBN: 0883632039

Condition: GOOD


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Louisa May Alcott: Selected Fiction

By: "Alcott, Louisa May,Stern, Madeleine B.,Shealy, Daniel"

Price: $12.45

Publisher: Little Brown & Co:

Seller ID: 9780316783491

ISBN: 0316783498

Condition: GOOD


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La Verdad Sospechosa; Las Paredes Oyen; El Tejedor De Segovia (3 plays)

By: "Alercon y Mondoza, Juan Ruiz de"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Garden City, NY", Coleccion Hispanica #F16 / Doubleday: 1961

Seller ID: 39P004

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Tight, faint age soil to exterior, faintest age tanning to pages, square. 311 pages. Text of all 3 plays in Spanish + chronology of author." View more info

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American Sublime: Poems

By: "Alexander, Elizabeth"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Graywolf Press:

Seller ID: 9781555974329

ISBN: 1555974325

Condition: GOOD


A brilliant new collection by Elizabeth Alexander, whose "poems bristle with the irresistible quality of a world seen fresh" (Rita Dove, "The Washington Post") "Too many people have seen too much""and lived to tell, or not tell, or tell""with their silent, patterned bodies, ""their glass eyes, gone legs, flower-printed flesh . . ."-from "Notes From" In her fourth remarkable collection, Elizabeth Alexander voices the outcries, dreams, and histories of an African American tradition that goes back to the slave rebellion on the Amistad and to the artists' canvases of ninete... View more info

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Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration

By: "Alexander, Elizabeth"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Graywolf Press:

Seller ID: 9781555975456

ISBN: 1555975453

Condition: GOOD


On January 20, 2009, Elizabeth Alexander served as the fourth ever inaugural poet and a central participant in one of the most closely watched inaugurations in American history. Selected by Barack Obama, Alexander composed and delivered her original poem "Praise Song for the Day" to an audience of millions, and now the poem can be read and savored for posterity. Printed on heavy, uncoated stock, with French flaps, and a silver foil stamp, this collectible chapbook is a cherished reminder of this monumental presidential event. Also available in Spanish. Canto de alabanza para el dia: Poema para... View more info

A Quiet Morning at the Tollgate of Hell

By: "Alexander, Lowell S."

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Lowell Stephen Alexander: 1977

Edition: "(Signed, 1st edition)"

Seller ID: 00T100

ISBN: 7648595

Condition: NEAR FINE/ No DJ


"Interior as new. Black cloth exterior with red gilt lettering shows slight dustiness and a small mark on the aback cover.. No DJ. Author signed and inscribed: ""Each moment you look out, in , aft, over: destroys an arrangement - constructs a miracle."" 121 pages." View more info

Navigable Waterways (Yale Series of Younger Poets No 20)

By: "Alexander, Pamela"

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Yale Univ Pr:

Seller ID: 9780300033977

ISBN: 0300033974

Condition: GOOD


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