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TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER

Nye, Robert [Dust Wrapper drawing by D. G. Rossetti, author photo by Arthur W. Wang]

Published by HIll and Wang [1969], New York (1969)

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Item Description: HIll and Wang [1969], New York, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. First [US] edition. "The author says that some of these stories began as dreams. Like dreams, they are both subtle and crude; they take us along irresistibly and seem---however fantastic---incontrovertible". [173] pages [last numbered page is 172], collecting 9 stories. Good or better copy [slightly cocked/bowed, top edge significantly stained; but the contents are tight and clean and the hinges are not cracked] in worn and edge-torn Dust Wrapper with a partial sticker/ghost to the front flap [which also has dampstaining to its top edge]. Bookseller Inventory # 66402

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Tales I Told My Mother.

Nye, Robert.

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Item Description: Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0809091062I5N01

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Tales I told my mother

Robert Nye

Published by Hill and Wang

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Item Description: Hill and Wang. Book Condition: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. . Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is only Good. In sealed plastic protection. 1970. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 703806

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Tales I told my mother

Nye, Robert

Published by Hill and Wang (1970)

ISBN 10: 0809091062 ISBN 13: 9780809091065

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Item Description: Hill and Wang, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Tracking available on most domestic orders. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000198366

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Tales I Told My Mother

Nye, Robert’

Published by Hill & Wang (1969)

ISBN 10: 0809091062 ISBN 13: 9780809091065

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Item Description: Hill & Wang, 1969. hardcover. ‘New York. 1969. Hill & Wang. 1st American Edition. Bookplate, Otherwise Very Good In Dustjacket. 173 pages. hardcover. 0809091062. Jacket drawing - ‘How They Met Themselves’ by D. G. Rosetti. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 6681. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The author says that some of these stories began as dreams. Like dreams they are both subtle and crude; they take us along irresistibly and seem - however fantastic - incontrovertible. (And the fantastic in these stories, as in dreams, is not an occasional peak but the ground underfoot). A pleasure of these tales (and of dreaming) is delight in spontaneous ‘storying,’ in an invention so free and fertile, a humor so boisterous, that there is never pause for thought. Some of the characters appear in only one story, others come and go. Among them are Currer, who can kill by pointing his finger; Captain Rufus Coate, who keeps his books on the shelves with their titles to the wall; Mr. Midshipman Simple, whose mission to convert the heathen Fuegians employs two ships (the Is and the Was) powered by ‘windword machines’ (which turn words into wind) and ends with the extinction of the whole Christian company; and Gerard Benjamin, upon whose buttocks, underneath his cyclist’s leathers, is tattooed a letter from the boy-poet Thomas Chatterton, with clues to his death at the eighteen. Robert Nye’s style more than meets the demands of his imaginative gifts. His writing is the work of a devoted natural: resourceful, precise as poetry, without a slack place in it. And for all its finish, there is the feeling of extemporaneity. Robert Nye is a young, important, and original writer, already well known in his native Britain. TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER should earn him the admiration of American readers as well. Robert Nye received the James Kennaway Memorial Award for his collection of short stories, TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER. Robert Nye (born 1939) is an English poet who has also written novels and plays as well as stories for children. His bestselling novel FALSTAFF published in 1976 was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in the Times) as 'one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade,' and went on to win both The Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Prize for fiction. The novel was also included in Anthony Burgess's 99 NOVELS: THE BEST IN ENGLISH SINCE 1939 (1984). Robert Nye was born in London in 1939. His father was a civil servant, his mother a farmer's daughter. He attended Southend High School for Boys and had published his first poem 'Kingfisher' in the London Magazine (September 1955; Volume 2, Number 9) by the age of sixteen. He left school in 1955 and did not pursue additional formal study. Nye's poetry has appeared in a number of important literary magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Encounter and The Listener. The 1964 Fall and Winter issues of the Canadian publication The Fiddlehead contained respectively fifteen and eighteen of his poems. He was a conscientious objector during National Service in the late 1950s, and was given exemption from military service conditional upon joining the Friends' Ambulance Unit and serving as a medical orderly at St Wulstan's Sanitorium, near Malvern, and then at Rochford General Hospital in Essex. Between 1955 and 1961, he worked at a variety of jobs: newspaper reporter, milkman, postman, labourer in a market garden, and orderly in a sanitorium. Nye married his first wife, Judith Preyed, in 1959. In 1961, they moved to a remote cottage in North Wales where Nye devoted himself full-time to writing. There he developed an interest in Welsh and Celtic legends reflected later in his fiction for both adults and children. His first book, JUVENILIA 1 (1961), was a collection of poems. A second volume, JUVENILIA 2 (1963), won the Eric Gregory Award. Both volumes were enthusiastically received and Martin Seymour-Smith described Nye as showing a 'precocity unique in this century.' This view was supported by G.S Fraser who in an article i. Bookseller Inventory # 6681

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Tales I told my mother

Robert Nye

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Item Description: Hill and Wang. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0809091062

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Tales I told my mother

Nye, Robert

Published by Hill and Wang (1969)

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Item Description: Hill and Wang, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0809091062 First American edition, Hardcover, near fine cond. in near fine dust jacket, in mylar, 1969. Bookseller Inventory # 101084

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Tales I Told My Mother

Robert Nye

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Item Description: Hill & Wang, 1969. hardcover. ‘New York. 1969. Hill & Wang. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 173 pages. hardcover. 0809091062. Jacket drawing - ‘How They Met Themselves’ by D. G. Rosetti. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 5892. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The author says that some of these stories began as dreams. Like dreams they are both subtle and crude; they take us along irresistibly and seem - however fantastic - incontrovertible. (And the fantastic in these stories, as in dreams, is not an occasional peak but the ground underfoot). A pleasure of these tales (and of dreaming) is delight in spontaneous ‘storying,’ in an invention so free and fertile, a humor so boisterous, that there is never pause for thought. Some of the characters appear in only one story, others come and go. Among them are Currer, who can kill by pointing his finger; Captain Rufus Coate, who keeps his books on the shelves with their titles to the wall; Mr. Midshipman Simple, whose mission to convert the heathen Fuegians employs two ships (the Is and the Was) powered by ‘windword machines’ (which turn words into wind) and ends with the extinction of the whole Christian company; and Gerard Benjamin, upon whose buttocks, underneath his cyclist’s leathers, is tattooed a letter from the boy-poet Thomas Chatterton, with clues to his death at the eighteen. Robert Nye’s style more than meets the demands of his imaginative gifts. His writing is the work of a devoted natural: resourceful, precise as poetry, without a slack place in it. And for all its finish, there is the feeling of extemporaneity. Robert Nye is a young, important, and original writer, already well known in his native Britain. TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER should earn him the admiration of American readers as well. Robert Nye received the James Kennaway Memorial Award for his collection of short stories, TALES I TOLD MY MOTHER. Robert Nye (born 1939) is an English poet who has also written novels and plays as well as stories for children. His bestselling novel FALSTAFF published in 1976 was described by Michael Ratcliffe (writing in the Times) as 'one of the most ambitious and seductive novels of the decade,' and went on to win both The Hawthornden Prize and Guardian Prize for fiction. The novel was also included in Anthony Burgess's 99 NOVELS: THE BEST IN ENGLISH SINCE 1939 (1984). Robert Nye was born in London in 1939. His father was a civil servant, his mother a farmer's daughter. He attended Southend High School for Boys and had published his first poem 'Kingfisher' in the London Magazine (September 1955; Volume 2, Number 9) by the age of sixteen. He left school in 1955 and did not pursue additional formal study. Nye's poetry has appeared in a number of important literary magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Encounter and The Listener. The 1964 Fall and Winter issues of the Canadian publication The Fiddlehead contained respectively fifteen and eighteen of his poems. He was a conscientious objector during National Service in the late 1950s, and was given exemption from military service conditional upon joining the Friends' Ambulance Unit and serving as a medical orderly at St Wulstan's Sanitorium, near Malvern, and then at Rochford General Hospital in Essex. Between 1955 and 1961, he worked at a variety of jobs: newspaper reporter, milkman, postman, labourer in a market garden, and orderly in a sanitorium. Nye married his first wife, Judith Preyed, in 1959. In 1961, they moved to a remote cottage in North Wales where Nye devoted himself full-time to writing. There he developed an interest in Welsh and Celtic legends reflected later in his fiction for both adults and children. His first book, JUVENILIA 1 (1961), was a collection of poems. A second volume, JUVENILIA 2 (1963), won the Eric Gregory Award. Both volumes were enthusiastically received and Martin Seymour-Smith described Nye as showing a 'precocity unique in this century.' This view was supported by G.S Fraser who in an article in The T. Bookseller Inventory # 5892

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