Archive for October, 2014

Diary of a Bad Year – ARC

Added on October 28, 2014

Diary of a Bad Year – Advance Readers Copy J.M. Coetzee Text, Australia, 2007 This brilliant book combines essays on a wide range of topics with diary entries about the relationship the aging essayist develops with his young typist. The essays, written by Coetzee’s protagonist, Señor C, are for a fictional publication entitled Strong Opinions. The essays [...]

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How the Light Gets In — true first

Added on October 19, 2014

How the Light Gets In — true first M.J. Hyland Penguin, Australia, 2003 This paperback is the very rare true first edition of Hyland’s incredible debut novel. I had been looking on-line for a copy of this edition for years. The price for this copy was reasonable, probably because it is a basic Penguin trade [...]

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Mr. Sammler’s Planet

Added on October 9, 2014

Mr. Sammler’s Planet Saul Bellow The Viking Press, New York, 1970 Saul Bellow won the 1971 National Book Award for Mr. Sammler’s Planet. Mr. Sammler is a holocaust survivor, a university lecturer, and a self-defined ‘registrar of madness.’ He is a man who feels that the greater luxury of the post-war years is not making [...]

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