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An A to Z of the fantastic city

Duncan, Hal

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ISBN 10: 1618730207 / ISBN 13: 9781618730206
Published by Small Beer Press, Easthampton, MA, 2012
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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Number 71 of 89 copies. Signed by the author on the front free end paper. As issued with illustrated cover boards and no dust jacket. Covers are clean and bright. Text block and interior pages are unmarked. Binding is solid. Bookseller Inventory # 002192

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Title: An A to Z of the fantastic city

Publisher: Small Beer Press, Easthampton, MA

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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"A cheeky look at 26 cities from fantastic literature ("fantastic" and "literature," defined loosely), supposedly an academic work (complete with introduction by Professor Henry V. Duncan). Loving, clever, entertaining, and of course as we expect from Hal Duncan, quite excellently written." -Rich Horton, Locus No. 10 in the Small Beer Press chapbook series is An A-Z of the Fantastic City. Compiled and Arranged by Hal Duncan and illustrated by Eric Schaller, it also features an introduction by noted academic Henry V. Duncan. This guidebook leads readers and explorers through twenty-six cities of yore (Yore, while included, is one of the shorter entries), including such familiar and unfamiliar haunts as Dublin Visitors to Dublin have at their hand quite possibly the most invaluable tour guide ever written for any city, in the shape of Joyce's four-volume work: Things To Do in Dublin as a Young Man; The People of Dublin; Dublin, A Day In The Life; and Dublin At Night. Nowhere is the full scope of a city's cultural character explored in as great a depth as in Joyce's seminal travelogues of Dublin's boarding houses, bars and brothels.... London The firm of Ackroyd, Moorcock and Sinclair, Solicitors, is the oldest existing company on record, dating back to the dawn of Albion in the foundation of Trynovantium, or New Troy, the settlement which was to go through a few more names-Caerlundein, Londinium-before settling on its present day nomenclature of London.... R'lyeh Not all cities are for humans.... Sexy, secretive, yet clear-eyed, Duncan brings pop, high, and low cultures together in one handy A-Z which every bibliophile and armchair adventurer will find to be a necessary guidebook through the temerarious pages of international literature. Published in a limited signed and numbered hardcover edition of about 80 copies as well as a perfectbound trade paperback edition.

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