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  • Aspects of Robinson

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781935218210
    • Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
    • Published: January 2011
    Poetry. In this remarkable anthology of poems about Weldon Kees or inspired by Weldon Kees—each accompanied by a statement by the poet regarding Kees's influence, magic, and power over the imagination of 20th Century American poetry—the editors Christopher Buckley and Christopher Howell have scored a major coup in American letters. Coupled with these poems are nearly 20 essays by some of the greatest lights of 20th Century American poetry, including Dana Gioia and Joseph Brodsky.
  • Boomsday

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446579810
    • Publisher: Twelve
    • Published: April 2007
    The nationally bestselling novel 'Thank You For Smoking' defined Christopher Buckley's off-kilter satiric style for an audience unaware of his comedic imagination. Fans have rejoiced ever since and now the author returns with another outrageous and timely novel that offers the perfect solution to the coming Social Security crisis. Sharp-tongued PR wiz and devoted blogger Cassandra Devine politely suggest that Baby Boomers be given government incentives to kill themselves by age seventy-five. And something that starts as a modest proposal catches fire in a manufactured public relation phenomenon that may make more sense than people are willing to admit.
  • But Enough About You: Essays

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781476749525
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: May 2015
    An irreverent selection of essays by the best-selling author of Wry Martinis traces his literary friendships, family experiences and travels in such entries as "How to Teach Your Four-Year-Old to Ski," "A Short History of the Bug Zapper" and "The Art of Sacking."
  • Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451626650
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2011
    A cornerstone of 20th century American literature, Catch-22 – a National Book Award for Fiction Finalist (1962) - is set in Italy during World War II. It is the story of the incomparable malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy – it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their tour of duty. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This 50th anniversary edition commemorates Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Heller’s personal archive, and much more. 523p.
  • Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781451621174
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: April 2011
    There was a time when reading Joseph Heller's classic satire on the murderous insanity of war was nothing less than a rite of passage. Echoes of Yossarian, the wise-ass bombardier who was too smart to die but not smart enough to find a way out of his predicament, could be heard throughout the counterculture. As a result, it's impossible not to consider Catch-22 to be something of a period piece. But 40 years on, the novel's undiminished strength is its looking-glass logic. Again and again, Heller's characters demonstrate that what is commonly held to be good, is bad; what is sensible, is nonsense. Yossarian says, 'You're talking about winning the war, and I am talking about winning the war and keeping alive.' 'Exactly,' Clevinger snapped smugly. 'And which do you think is more important?' 'To whom?' Yossarian shot back. 'It doesn't make a damn bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.' 'I can't think of another attitude that could be depended upon to give greater comfort to the enemy.' 'The enemy,' retorted Yossarian with weighted precision, 'is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on.' Mirabile dictu, the book holds up post-Reagan, post-Gulf War. It's a good thing, too. As long as there's a military, that engine of lethal authority, Catch-22 will shine as a handbook for smart-alecky pacifists. It's an utterly serious and sad, but damn funny book.
  • Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446552394
    • Publisher: WARNER BOOKS
    • Published: May 2009
    Details how the author coped with the passing of his parents, William F. Buckley, Jr., the father of the modern conservative movement, and Patricia Taylor Buckley, one of New York's most colorful socialites, between 2007 and 2008.
  • Modern History: Prose Poems 1987-2007

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781932195682
    • Publisher: Tupelo Press
    • Published: October 2008
    Poetry. This intensely personal collection of symphonic prose poems uses politics, physics, popular culture, nostalgia, and off-the-wall humor to articulate and ignite metaphysical arguments. Christopher Buckley employs a sardonic wit and poignant lyricism to wheedle clarity out of chaos and coax wisdom out of absurdity. Just as he investigates and questions the vagaries of knowledge, so does he explore the prose poem, testing and probing its boundaries to see if it will accommodate his powerful insight and decidedly original outlook. His facility with scientific precepts is matched and cleverly juxtaposed with his penchant for wacky nostalgic detail; old movies, simonized Chryslers, and doo-wop music are the backdrop for a spirited glide through twenty years of this eminent poet's pursuit of the absolute. "The extravagant lyricism, the questing intelligence, the spiritual longing, the honesty and the zany humor that mark his many previous books are all at play here"--Gary Young. This is Christopher Buckley's sixteenth book of verse. He has edited four anthologies of contemporary poems, and he is currently a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry for 2007-2008. His work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, and The Nation. He currently teaches in the creative writing department at the University of California Riverside.
  • One for the Money: The Sentence as a Poetic Form: A Poetry Workshop Handbook and Anthology

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780899241265
    • Publisher: Lynx House Press
    • Published: July 2012
    The one-sentence poem has proven to be a compelling and persistent poetic device through the ages. This anthology offers strategies and prompts for using the single sentence as a principle of poetic structure, a rhetorical tool, and a stimulus. The book includes an extraordinary array of one-sentence poems from a wide range of historical periods, poetic perspectives, and lengths--from epigrams and aphorisms to sonnets, lyrics, and narratives that range over several pages. More than 80 poets are represented, from Shakespeare to Kay Ryan.
  • Sky

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781931357227
    • Publisher: SHEEP MEADOW PRESS
    • Published: July 2004
    Christopher Buckley moves within the same poem from the most commonplace, ordinary, drab, inarticulate experiences of life and language to the most lyrical, beautiful, and sublime. Buckley's art changes mud and dirty shoes into sky. A master of his art, he has much to teach us about seeing, thinking, and feeling. As Gerald Stern has put it, Buckley's "subject is radiance. So he hates fascism and believes we are more than dust. So I read him."
  • Supreme Courtship

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $20.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780446697989
    • Publisher: Warner Books
    • Published: September 2009
    Frustrated by the Senate's rejections of his Supreme Court nominees for reasons of elitism and pettiness, the president of the United States brashly nominates a beloved reality-show judge, an appointment that thrusts the judge into a heated confirmation battle and compromises her personal life. Reprint. A best-selling novel.
  • Thank You for Smoking

    By Christopher Buckley

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812976526
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: February 2006
    Nick Naylor, chief spokesman for the Academy of Tobacco Studies, undertakes a media blitz to defend the rights of smokers, a job that has unexpected repercussions when he is targeted by someone out to prove just how hazardous smoking can be. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.
  • The Relic Master: A Novel

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501125768
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2016
  • They Eat Puppies, Don't They?

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $36.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455513475
    • Publisher: Grand Central Pub
    • Published: May 2012
    Starting a rumor about an assassination plot targeting the Dalai Lama as part of an effort to gain support for a secret weapons system, Bird McIntyre and Angel Templeton provoke Washington crises that bring the United States and China to the brink of war.
  • They Eat Puppies, Don't They?: A Novel

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780446540971
    • Publisher: Twelve
    • Published: May 2012
    Starting a rumor about an assassination plot targeting the Dalai Lama as part of an effort to gain support for a secret weapons system, Bird McIntyre and Angel Templeton provoke Washington crises that bring the United States and China to the brink of war.
  • What Will Suffice

    By Christopher Buckley

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879056926
    • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
    • Published: August 1995
    A poem is a moral and mythic construct. Each decision the writer makes concerning the subject matter, form, diction, and tone reveals something about his or her vision of the world. Nowhere is that vision more on display than in an ars poetica, which is where a poet takes stock, writing down his or her articles of faith. An ars poetica is also a barometer for the cultural climate of one's times, and what the "readings" contained in this book suggest about post-Cold War America is that there are countless ways to interpret and transform our experiences. In the new world order the theater has changed yet again: the rise of ethnic conflict, neofascism, nationalism, and religious fundamentalism; the depletion of the earth's resources and devastation of innumberable ecosystems; continuing economic problems in both the developed and developing parts of the world; overpoplulation, the spread of AIDS and other communicable diseases;--these are dangers everyone faces. And poets are finding, in small ways and large, what will suffice for the next act.--Christopher Merrill

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