BARILLI, R: Rhetoric (Theory and History of Literature 63)

Rhetoric (Theory and History of Literature 63), book coverBarilli, Renato. Rhetoric (Theory and History of Literature 63). University of Minnesota Press, 1989. ISBN: 0816617295. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#26194) $12.00

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A comprehensive examination. Covers the Greeks, the Romans, the Middle Ages, Humanism and the Renaissance, Early Modernity, Modernity, and the Contemporary Revival of Rhetoric. Suggest readings, Notes. Bibliography. Index. 164p.

MACKENZIE, A: Shakespeare Quiz Book (Collins Quiz Books)

Shakespeare Quiz Book (Collins Quiz Books), book coverMacKenzie, Alexander. Shakespeare Quiz Book (Collins Quiz Books). London and Glasgow: Collins, 1964. Unmarked. Decorations by Ian T. Morison. Some edge wear. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26149) $12.00

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432 questions and answers arranged in 38 sections. Also 60 essay and discussion subjects. Comprehensive index of Shakespeare’s characters. 48p. Measures 7.25×10 inches.

RILKE, RM: Letters on Cézanne

Rilke, Rainer Maria. Letters on Cézanne. Fromm International, 1986. ISBN: 0880640227. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26122) $12.00

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Second edition. Translated by Joel Agee. 98p. Letters written to Rilke’s wife, Clara. Show how the painter inspired Rilke, the poet, in his own creative efforts.

LESSING, GE: Laocoon: An Essay Upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim. Laocoon: An Essay Upon the Limits of Painting and Poetry. New York: The Noonday Press, 1965. Unmarked. Good. Paperback. (#26070) $12.00

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Translated by Ellen Frothingham. 245p.

Lessing’s contention is that confusion of the arts, such as literary painting or descriptive verse, can only lead to aesthetic disaster. According to Greek mythology, Laocoon was a Trojan priest who, along with his two sons, offended the gods. As punishment, the three were strangled by sea serpents.

The discovery in 1506 of an ancient Greek sculpture showing the three figures in their death agony not only gave rise to renewed interest in the classical period but also created repercussions in the art world.

It was this work of art that German dramatist and critic Gotthold Lessing used as a point of reference for his essay Laocoon, originally published in 1766.

CSULB ODYSSEY PROJECT: In Search of Self: A Collaborative Show of Visual Artists and Writers

In Search of Self: A Collaborative Show of Visual Artists and Writers, book coverYun, Lawrence T; Perez, Tim. In Search of Self: A Collaborative Show of Visual Artists and Writers. CSULB Odyssey Project, 1998. Unmarked.Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26022) $18.00

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Collaborations include Rene Diedrich and Elizabeth Casuga, Todd Fox and Marleen Ruberstein, Rita Mitzner and Lawrence T. Yun, Tim Perez and Glenn Bach, and others. 28p. B/W illustrations throughout.

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SMITHSONIAN: From Reliable Sources: An exhibition of letters, photographs, and other documents from the collections of the Archives of American Art

Woolfenden, William E.; McCoy, Garnett. From Reliable Sources: An exhibition of letters, photographs, and other documents from the collections of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. 1974. Unmarked. Sun line on cover. Good. Paperback. (#26003) $14.00

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Materials include papers and photographs, sketches and printed material commemorating the 20th anniversary of the founding of the archive. B/W illustrations. Includes Peggy Bacon, Stuart Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, David Smith, Ben Shahn, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, and others.

ICA: The Legacy of French Theory (Ideas From France)

Appignanesi, Lisa (editor). The Legacy of French Theory (Ideas From France). London: Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 1985. ISBN: 0905263502. Unmarked. Some rubbing on the cover. 48p. Measures 8×11.25 inches. Very Good. Paperback. (#25849) $28.00

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Includes three sections:

Pleasures and Pitfalls of theory, with contributions from Christian Descamps, Malcolm Bradbury, Jacques Roubaud, Terry Eagleton and Cora Kaplan;

The Archeology of Michel Foucault, with contributions from Alan Sheridan, Jeffrey Weeks, John Forrester, and Peter Dews;

The Rise and Fall of Structural Marxism, with contributions from Gareth Stedman Jones, Ted Benton, Michele Barrett, and Bob Jessop; and The Uses of History, with contributions from Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie and Peter Burke.