Archive for February, 2011

Teddy

Added on February 27, 2011

Teddy J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, Jan. 31, 1953 Due to its unhappy ending, Teddy is definitely one of Salinger’s most controversial stories. This 1953 New Yorker magazine is the true first printing. Later the same year (1953), Teddy was incorporated into the collection Nine Stories. Harper’s magazine, in its review of Nine [...]

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Parrot and Olivier in America

Added on February 14, 2011

Parrot and Olivier in America Peter Carey Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2009 Peter Carey has been living in New York since the early 1990′s, so you would think that the value of his recent American first editions would have moved closer to the value of the Australian firsts. But no. Signed U.S. firsts top [...]

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I Curse the River of Time

Added on February 3, 2011

I Curse the River of Time Per Petterson Harvill Secker, London, 2010 Yet another stellar work of fiction by Norwegian author Per Petterson. I Curse the River of Time won the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, the Brage Prize, and the Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature before it was translated into English. I’ll keep you up [...]

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