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ALONG THE RIVERRUN: SELECTED ESSAYS - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Ellmann, Richard

Published by New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989
ISBN 10: 039457768X / ISBN 13: 9780394577685
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Title: ALONG THE RIVERRUN: SELECTED ESSAYS - Scarce...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 277 pages. Published in 1989. Posthumous collection of literary essays. One of Richard Ellmann's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Richard Ellmann's "Along The Riverrun". An indispensable collection. Twenty-four brilliant essays by one of the greatest literary biographers of our time. In these enjoyable lectures, articles, prefaces, and reviews covering a span of thirty years, a great literary biographer writes with insight, wisdom, humor, and charm about the subjects of his major works - Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce - as well as about Washington Irving, George Eliot, Henry James, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Ernest Hemingway, Frank O'Connor, Samuel Beckett, and Henri Michaux. Additional contents include an essay on the Edwardians, a lecture on Freud and literary biography, and a previously unpublished study of the background to Joyce's play "Exiles", demonstrating that exile was a state to which Joyce was peculiarly suited. An absolute "must-have" title for Richard Ellmann collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest literary biographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RICHARD ELLMANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 039457768X. Bookseller Inventory # 1792

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