Archive for May, 2012

Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes

Added on May 30, 2012

Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes J.D. Salinger New Yorker Magazine, New York, July 14, 1951 Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes is perhaps one of Salinger’s most ironic short stories. A man calls his older friend late at night, frantically worrying about the whereabouts of his young and pretty wife. The older man talks [...]

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Under the Volcano

Added on May 24, 2012

Under the Volcano Malcolm Lowry Jonathan Cape, U.K. 1967 Here is a very unusual edition of Under the Volcano. I can find only one copy for sale on-line today. The one copy available is in poor condition and costs about $100. With no other listings to compare it to, it is hard to say whether [...]

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Christmas Stories

Added on May 16, 2012

Christmas Stories Charles Dickens Thomas Nelson, London, 1906 This book is part of a complete set of Dickens works which were put out between 1898 and 1913. They are beautifully bound in soft burgundy leather. Each book has an engraving of a scene from the story protected by a leaf of tissue. They also have [...]

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The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying

Added on May 13, 2012

The Sound and the Fury and AsI Lay Dying William Faulkner The Modern Library, U.S.A. 1946 The Modern Library puts out well made and handsome reprints of modern classics. This publication is unusual in that it is comprised of two of Nobel laureate William Faulkner’s greatest works. ¬†Which is cool, because they just happen to [...]

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