Archive for July, 2014

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction

Added on July 30, 2014

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction J.D. Salinger Penguin, U.K. 1964 Both of these novellas were originally published in the New Yorker magazine, four years apart, and both feature members of Salinger’s fictional Glass family. The true first editionof this book was published by Little, Brown and Company in 1963. This [...]

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Zooey

Added on July 19, 2014

Zooey J.D. Salinger, New Yorker Magazine, New York,┬áMay 4, 1957 Many people think that Zooey is Salinger’s finest work — certainly one of his finest. Salinger incorporates Zen Buddhism and Eastern religious philosophy all throughout this brilliant novella involving members of Salinger’s fictitious Glass family. This New Yorker magazine is the true first printing of [...]

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The Blind Assassin

Added on July 13, 2014

The Blind Assasin Margaret Atwood McClelland and Stewart, Canada, 2000 The Blind Assassin won the 2000 Booker Prize. It was nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Orange Prize and the IMPAC Award. It was Time magazine’s best book of 2000 and they added it to their list of the 100 Greatest English language novels [...]

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Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid

Added on July 5, 2014

Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid Malcolm Lowry New American Library, New York, 1968 This is the true first edition of this posthumously published novel. Jonathan Cape of London published it one year later, in 1969. In December of 1945 Malcolm Lowry and his wife Margerie flew from Vancouver to Mexico City. [...]

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