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First Editions, Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession

Styles of American Prose: Quotes on War, Rebellion, and Coming of Age

In terms of prose, American Literature is by no means the only tradition with diverse styles. Entire books have been written on the subject. For the sake of brevity here,…
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Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession, Rare Books

Salinger

If you’re a reader of this website it means you’re probably in to literary things, so it’s likely no stretch on my part to assume you’re aware of the new…
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Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession, Rare Books

J R by William Gaddis

The path to favorite books is hardly ever the same.  Whether assigned to you in school, recommended by a friend, a familial right of passage, or just bought in the…
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Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession

Collecting First Novels

I’ve always thought first novels would make for a cool book collection.  Something about these books always seemed inspiring and maddening to me at the same time. 
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First Editions, Miniseries, Modern American Literature: One Bookseller's Obsession, Rare Books

The Greatest Year in American Literature

Was 1929 the greatest year in American literature?  I think so.  1850-1855 had a run that’s still unmatched: The Scarlet Letter (1850), Moby-Dick (1851), Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), Walden (1854), and…
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