LEVENSON, M: Modernism

Levenson, Michael. Modernism. Yale University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9780300111736. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#31035) $33.00

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Spanning many decades, illuminating individual achievements and locating them within the intersecting histories of experiment (Symbolism to Surrealism, Naturalism to Expressionism, Futurism to Dadaism), the book places the transformations of culture alongside the agitations of modernity (war, revolution, feminism, psychoanalysis).

Black-and-white illustrations. 320p. Measures 7×10.25 inches.

SCHOLES, RE: Paradoxy of Modernism

Scholes, Robert E. Paradoxy of Modernism. Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN: 9780300108200. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30962) $12.00

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Robert Scholes intervenes in ongoing discussions about modernism in the arts during the crucial half-century from 1895 to 1945. Examines literary texts, drawings, critical writings, and memoirs. 320p. Measures 6×8.5 inches.

LENNON, N: Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens

Book Cover. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel ClemensLennon Nigey. Mark Twain in California: The Turbulent California Years of Samuel Clemens. Chronicle Books, The Literary West Series, 1982. ISBN: 0877011982. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30641) $12.00

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A wonderful history of Civil War-era California showing Mark Twain at his humorous best. Includes descriptions of the San Francisco bohemia and the authors who populated it, for example Bret Harte.

Illustrated. Bibliography. Map. 128p.

Lain in copy of Daniel Hoffman’s poem “Mark Twain, 1909” from The New Yorker.