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3 volumes. Folio. Lightest shelfwear to wrappers, with some scuffing to front wrapper of 'Paintings and Works on Paper' volume. Some scuffing to spine and front wrapper of 'Prints' volume. Some scuffing to back wrapper of 'Photographs' volume. Light shelfwear to folding portfolio, with tear to bottom flap. VG in VG folding portfolio.
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In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolfe, and her own relationship to her work. 20,000 first printing.
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In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship to her work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Ever edging fiction forward, Acker's indelible imprint of 'authentic desire' leaves a legacy of writing that will endure. This selection - in chronological sequence - includes excerpts from all of her works, among them The Burning Bombing of America: The Destruction of the U.S. (1972); The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec (1975); 'New York City in 1979' (1981); Don Quixote (1986); My Mother: Demonology (1993); and, Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996). 335p. Pap.
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An anthology of opera-inspired stories by some of the most acclaimed writers of modern fiction includes new work by Kate Atkinson, Alexander McCall Smith, Ruth Rendell, Anne Enright, and many more Jeanette Winterson's request of many of her best-loved contemporaries was that they "choose an opera, and from its music or its characters, its plot or its libretto, or even a mood evoked, write a story." This specially commissioned collection of comedies, tragedies, and tales of love won or lost is contemporary fiction at its very finest, a book as broad in content as it is deep in atmosphere. The characters are from all walks of life, all parts of the world, and are driven by all motivations. All the stories are rich with emotion and written to inspire. Written for lovers of fiction and opera alike, this anthology includes notes explaining on which opera each story is based, with a brief synopsis and a history of where and when it was first performed. The inside front and back covers feature brand new opera-themed illustrations from Posy Simmonds, the cartoonist whose work includes Gemma Bovary and Tamara Drewe.
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Surreal saga of young man's voyages. 167p.
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8vo. 1st American edition. INSCRIBED. Slight fading to top edge of covers; negligible bumping to upper fore-corner of front cover. . Mild toning to edges of d.j, evident only from verso. NF/NF.
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The Passion

By Jeanette Winterson

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Perhaps the author's most highly acclaimed work of fiction, THE PASSION is set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars., intertwining the destinies of two remarkable people. Henri,. a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daugther of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny. 160p.
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The Passion

By Jeanette Winterson

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Passion consumes Henri, a chef with Napoleon's army, and Villanelle, who has lost her heart to a married noblewoman, until the two meet at the gates of Moscow and form a bond based on bitter loss
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Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century, simultaneously asking her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion and how we forge our own destiny, tasked as we are, by the weight(s) of existence. The author, in positing an updated version of the possibility of escaping into even momentary freedom from what obliges us to 'carry the weight', turns the familiar on its head, presenting a different truth's dazzling effect. 151p.
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Traces the author's lifelong search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother.
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This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth (matt for everyday and a pearlized set for ‘best’) and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can guide us when we are lost. 230p.
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Traces the author's lifelong search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother.
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This novel's narrator has neither name nor gender' the beloved is a married woman. And as author Jeanette Winterson chronicles their consuing affair, she compels readers to see love stripped of cliches and categories, as a phenomenon as visceral as blood and organs, bone and tissue - and as strange an an undiscovered continent. Sure, why not? 190p.
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