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1 APPIGNANESI, Lisa (ed.). DERRIDA, Jacques LYOTARD, Jean-Francois Postmodernism : ICA Documents 4 / ICA Documents 5.
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1986, ISBN:0905263952 
APPIGNANESI, Lisa, (ed.). Postmodernism : ICA Documents 4 / ICA Documents 5. (London : Institute of Contemporary Arts, 1986). Pp 1-72. Illustrated. Double Column. 4to, black and grey card covers, lettered in yellow and white.Contents : ICA Documents 4 Postmodernism : Introduction: The Question of P ostmodernism (by Geoff Bennington); Defining the Postmodern (by Jean-Francois Lyotard); On the Sublime (by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe); Complexity and the Sublime (by Jean-Frangois Lyotard); From Post-Structuralism to Postmodernity (by Peter Dews); Spider and Bee (by J.G. Merquior); In the Empire of the Gaze (by Martin Jay); Some Reflections on Postmodernism and Architecture(by Kenneth Frampton); Architecture and the Postmodern Condition (by Demet ri Porphyrios); A Response to Kenneth Frampton (by Jean-Francois Lyotard); Revising Modernism, Representing Postmodernism (by Michael Newman); Television and Postmodernism (by John Wyver); Postmodernism and Popular Culture (by Angela McRobbie); A Note on Popular Culture (by Jean-Francois Lyotard). ICA Documents 5 : Names: Proper and Improper (by Rene Major); The Role of the Intellectuals in France (by Jacques Leenhardt); On Colleges and Philosophy (by Jacques Derrida). Some edgewear, else very good. 25.00

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2 BARTH, John Further Fridays : Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94. First Edition in dustjacket
1995, 
BARTH, John. Further Fridays : Essays, Lectures, and Other Nonfiction 1984-94. Boston .:Little, Brown and Company, (1995). First Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-x,(2),[3]-377,(5). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, green paper covered boards, blue paper covered spine, spine lettered in yellow. "On Fridays, John Barth abandons life in the city and heads for his Chesapeake Bay retreat, where he duly exchanges his weekday fiction muse for a nonfiction one. Fridays have become a liberating time, Barth says, to "discover what I thought about some subject or other, before reconfronting the vacated ways and laying the keel for the next substantial fiction project." What emerges from these thoughtful adventures are witty essays, literary and otherwise, the tracks of an original and incisive mind. Ten years ago Barth published his first nonfiction collection, The Friday Book, to critical acclaim. Now, in Further Fridays, his life's "cardinal pursuits" - writing, reading, thinking, and teaching - give rise to a luminous range of creative musings. Barth shifts easily between the humorous and the erudite; his imagination draws his from postmodern fiction and chaos theory to memory, the arabesque, and the nature of imagination itself. Many of these ruminations, including his celebrated "It's a Long Story: Maximalism Reconsidered," have previously appeared in various periodicals. Others - whether in the form of essays, lectures, or addresses - are small masterpieces, never before published. Each is a journey, but never quite the one you expected." (from the dj). Contents : Teacher;Can it be taught?; The Spanish connection; The limits of imagination; A fe w words about minimalism; It's a long story : Maximalism reconsidered; It'sa short story; It goes without saying; Postmodernism revisited; A body of words; Very like an elephant : reality versus realism; "Still farther south" : some notes on Poe's Pym; Kenosis : "I think it's trying to tell us something"; Borges and I : a mini-memoir; Once upon a time : storytelling explained; Goose art, or, The aesthetic ecology of Chesapeake Bay; "Jack and Jill" : an exegetical aria; Browsing; Ad lib libraries and the coastline measurement problem : a reminiscence; Four forewords: The floating opera and theend of the road ; The sot-weed factor ; Giles goat-boy ; Lost in the farmh ouse; 4 1/2 lectures : the Stuttgart seminars on postmodernism, chaos theory, and the romantic arabesque: 1. PM/CT/RA : an underview ; 2 . Postmodernism visited: a professional novelist's amateur review ; 3. The arabesque ; 4. Chaos theory : postmod science, literary model ; 4 1/2. PM/CT/RA : "So what?" or "Ah, so!"?; Inconclusion : the novel in the next century. Very goodin unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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3 BARTOLOVICH, Crystal, and Neil LAZARUS (eds.) LAZARUS, Neil Cultural Margins 11 Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies. First Paperbak Edition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002, ISBN:0521890594 
BARTOLOVICH, Crystal, and Neil LAZARUS (eds.). Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies. (Cambridge) : Cambridge University Press, (2002). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-x,1-290,(4). Index. 8vo, illustrated black and green card covers, lettered in black, white and green. Number 11 in the Cultural Margins series. Contents : 1. Introduction: Marxism, modernity, and postcolonialstudies (by Crystal Bartolovich). Part I - Eurocentrism, "the West," and t he world. 2. The rise of East Asia and the withering away of the interstatesystem (by Giovanni Arrighi). 3. The fetish of "the West" in postcolonial theory (by Neil Lazarus). 4. The Eurocentric Marx and Engels and other related myths (by August Nimtz). 5. Karl Marx, Eurocentrism, and the 1857 Revolt in British India (by Pranav Jani). Part II - Locating modernity. 6. Misplaced ideas? Locating and dislocating Ireland in colonial and postcolonial studies (by Joe Cleary). 7. Liberation theory : variations on themes of Marxism and modernity (by Benita Parry). 8. Sex, space, and modernity in the work of Rashid Jahan, "Angareywali" (by Priyamvada Gopal). 9. Was there time before race? Capitalist modernity and the origins of racism (by Helen Scott). Part III - Marxism, postcolnial sudies, and "theory." 10. Postcolonial studies between the European wars : an intellectual history (by Timothy Brennan). 11. Marxism, postcolonialism, and The eighteenth brumaire (by Neil Larsen). 12. Postcolonialism and the problematic of uneven development (by E.San Juan, Jr.). 13. Adorno, authenticity, critique (by Keya Ganguly). Very good. 25.00

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4 BAUDRILLARD, Jean. Xerox and Infinity.
Touchepas / Agitac, London , 1988, ISBN:033701889 
BAUDRILLARD, Jean. Xerox and Infinity. (London : Touchepas/Agitac, November1988). Pp (22) leaves printed one side only. 8vo, illustrated grey stapled card covers. Originally published as “le xerox et l'infini,” Paris, 1987. Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. His work is frequentlyassociated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. Spine browned, else very good. Uncommon. 40.00

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5 BOWERING, George. Left Hook : A Sideways Look at Canadian Writing. First Edition, Paperback.
Raincoast Books, Vancouver, 2005, ISBN:1551928450 
BOWERING, George. Left Hook : A Sideways Look at Canadian Writing. Vancouver : Raincoast Books, (2005). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),1-308,(4). 8vo, illustrated white card covers with red and black lettering to front cover, red, black & white lettering to spine. George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (b. December 1, 1935, Penticton, British Columbia). "In this collection of incisive, cogent essays, former Poet Laureate and Governor General's Award winner George Bowering explores the varied and often misunderstood landscapeof Canadian literature and culture. Offering close readings of the works o f a wide array of writers -- Michael Ondaatje, Robert Kroetsch, Ethel Wilson, Milton Acorn, Daphne Marlatt, bpNichol and many more -- Bowering considers what it means to be a Canadian writer, and a Canadian reader. Throughout, he considers the themes, preoccupations and hooks that abide in our national literature. And amid explorations of Sheila Watson's 'Double Hook' and Margaret Atwood's sharp lines of poetry -- 'like a hook into an eye' -- Bowering manages to land a few punches of his own. In 'Left Hook' Bowering throws assumptions about national identity into the ring with modernism and postmodernism, regionalism and anti-centrism. Along the way he makes delightful digressions about his personal experiences -- growing up in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley playing baseball and reading dime novels; his attraction/repulsion to American culture; discovering poetry as a young man; his first encounter with Al Purdy's teeth-staining homemade wine. Above all, he tells us --with infectious enthusiasm -- about the books and writers he loves. Always engaging, Bowering is the ultimate literary conversationalist -- informed and intimate, intelligent and irreverent." - from the rear cover. Very good. 12.50

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6 FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm WAGNER, Richard Wagner and Nietzsche. Translated from the German by Joachim Neugroschel
Seabury Press, New York , 1976, ISBN:0816492808 
FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich. Wagner and Nietzsche. Translated from the Germanby Joachim Neugroschel. New York : The Seabury Press, (1976). Pp (8),[1]-2 32. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, black lettering to spine. “Fischer-Dieskau describes in detail their brief but passionate friendship, lasting only sixteen years, during which the early father-son relationship (which had influenced the creation of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music, dedicated to Wagner) degenerated into doubts, and finally a complete break after the publication by Nietzsche of his bitter denunciation, The Case of Richard Wagner.” - from the dj. Wilhelm Richard Wagner (1813-1883) was aGerman composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on r eligion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German-language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Covers warped and slightly soiled, edges dusty, else good in rubbed, nicked, foxed and price-clipped dustjacket. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 22.50

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7 HEIDEGGER, Martin NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Volume I: The Will to Power as Art. Volume II: The Eternal Recurrence of the Same. Translated from the German, with Notes and an Analysis, by David Farrell Krell. With a Facsimile Page from the Original manuscript.
Harper & Row, San Francisco, 1984, ISBN:0060638478 
HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche. Volume I: The Will to Power as Art. Volume II: The Eternal Recurrence of the Same. Translated from the German, with Notes and an Analysis, by David Farrell Krell. With a Facsimile Page from the Original manuscript. San Francisco : Harper & Row, Publishers, (1984, 1986).First US Printing of Vol. II, and Second US Printing of Vol. I. Pp (2),[i] -xvi,[1]-263,(7); (2),[i]-xii,[1]-290. 8vo, black cloth, silver lettering to spine. The first two volumes of Heidegger's monumental 4-volume study of Nietzsche. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German-language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony andaphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond phil osophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Martin Heidegger (1889–1976) . George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Edges sunned, else very good in poor, worn, chipped, price-clipped dustjacket. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). The first two volumes only for 125.00

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8 HOMER, Sean JAMESON, Fredric Fredric Jameson : Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism. First American Edition, paperback
Routledge, New York, 1998, ISBN:0415920310 
HOMER, Sean. Fredric Jameson : Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism. New York : Routledge, (1998). First American Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-x,(2),[1]-216,(4). Index. 8vo, decorated white card covers, lettered in black and blue. "This new book provides the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory. Homer considers Jameson's writing in the context of European and Analo-American criticaland social theory. Detailed analyses are given of contemporary debates wit hin Marxist cultural theory, poststructuralism, and postmodernism, including dialectical theories of literature, the representation of history, the politics of desire, spatial theory, and the status of totalizing thought. Allof Jameson's major works are discussed and Homer gives a lucid and critica l assessment of the debates to which they have given rise. Fredric Jameson will be invaluable to students and academics in literary and cultural studies, sociology and media studies, and anyone else interested in one of the leading thinkers of our time." (from the back cover). Contents : Introduction. 1. The dialects of form. 2. History: The political unconscious. 3. the politics of desire. 4. Postmodernism and late capitalism. 5. The spatial logic of late capitalism. 6. Marxism, totality and the politics of difference.Conclusion. Very good. 25.00

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9 IBELINGS, Hans Supermodernism : Architecture in the Age of Globalization
Netherlands Architecture Institute, Publishers, Rotterdam, 1998, ISBN:9056620746 
IBELINGS, Hans. Supermodernism : Architecture in the Age of Globalization. (Rotterdam: Netherlands Architecture Institute, Publishers, 1998). First Printing. Pp. (6),[7]-144. Illustrated in colour. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with french flaps, white titles to front and spine. "Globalization in architectture is usually seen as a negative force leading to homogenization and uniformity. In recent years, however, under the influence of globalization, an intriguing new architecture has started to emerge, an architecture in which superficiality and neutrality have acquired a special significance." - from the front cover. "In the work of architects likle Jean Nouvel,Dominique Perrault, OMA, Toyo Ito and dozens of others one begins to disce rn contours of an architecture that can no longer be adequately described using the postmodern conceptual framework." - from the introduction. Contents: 1. Postmodernism (pp. 13-32); 2. Modernism (pp. 33-54); 3. Supermodernism (pp. 55-128); 4. A Supermodernism Perspective (pp. 129-142). Name inked to title page, else very good. 45.00

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10 JAMESON, Frederic Archaeologies of the Future : The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. First Printing in dustjacket
Verso, London / New York, 2005, ISBN:1844670333 
JAMESON, Frederic. Archaeologies of the Future : The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. London / New York : Verso, (2005). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xvi,[1]-431,(1). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is theconcept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of otherness … alien life and alien worlds … and a study ofthe works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson’s essential essays, including “The Desire Called Utopia,” conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today." (from the dj).Contents : Part One - The Desire Called Utopia. Introduction: Utopia now. 1. Varieties of the utopian. 2.. The utopian enclave. 3. Morus: the genericwindow. 4. Utopian science versus utopian ideology. 5. The great schism. 6 . How to fulfill a wish. 7. The barrier of time. 8. The unknowability thesis. 9. The alien body. 10. Utopia and its antinomies. 11. Synthesis, irony, neutralization and the moment of truth. 12. Journey into fear. 13. The future as disruption. Part Two - As Far as Thought Can Reach : Essays. 1. Fourier, or, Ontology and utopia. 2. Generic discontinuities in SF: Brian Aldiss' Starship. 3. World reduction in Le Guin. 4. Progress versus utopia, or, Can we imagine the future? 5. Science fiction as a spatial genre: Vonda McIntyre's The exile waiting. 6. The space of science fiction: narrative in VanVogt. 7. Longevity as class struggle. 8. Philip K. Dick, in memoriam. 9. A fter armageddon: character systems in Dr. Bloodmoney. 10. History and salvation in Philip K. Dick. 11. Fear and loathing in globalization. 12. "If I can find one good city, I will spare the man": realism and utopia in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

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11 KUSPIT, Donald. Contemporary Artists and Their Critics. Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art. First Paperback Edition.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1994, ISBN:0521446112 
KUSPIT, Donald. Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1994). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (6),v-x,[1]-387,(1). Illustrated. Large 8vo, illustrated green card covers with white lettering to front cover and spine. A volume in the Contemporary Artists and Their Critics series. "'Signs of Psyche in Modern and Postmodern Art' examines the psychological dimension of visual culture in the twentieth century. Analyzing how psychoanalysis can be used to understand art and culture, Donald Kuspit argues that modern art affirms subjectivity; by contrast, postmodern art, which is characterized as cynical and glamorous, denies it, yet paradoxically is unable to escape it. Assessing the depth-psychological implications of works by, among others, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Andre Breton, Anselm Kiefer, and Gerhard Richter, this study persuasively demonstrates how the methods of psychoanalysis can be used to probe artworks created at critical junctures of this century." - from rear. Contents: Part I: Traditional Modern Art: 1. The Pathology and Health of Art: Gauguin's Self-Experience; 2. The Process of Idealization of Women in Matisse's Art; 3. Cubist Hypochondria: On the Case of Picasso and Braque; 4. Surrealism's Re-vision of Psychoanalysis; 5. Dispensible Friends, Indispensible Ideologies: Andre Breton's Surrealism; 6. Choosing Psychosis: Max Ernst's Artificial Hallucinations; 7. Back to the Future; 8. A Freudian Note on Abstract Art; 9. The Will to Unintelligibility in Modern Art: Abstraction Reconsidered; 10. AnAlternative Psychoanalytic Interpretation of Jackson Pollock's Psychoanaly tic Drawings; 11. Art and the Moral Imperative: Analyzing Activist Art; 12.The Modern Fetish; 13. The Only Immortal; 14. Tart Wit, Wise Humor. Part I I: Contemporary European Art: 15. Joseph Beuys: The Body of the Artist; 16.The Hospital of the Body: Maria Lassnig's Body Ego Portraits; 17. Mourning and Melancholia in German Neo-Expressionism: The Representation of German Subjectivity; 18. Anselm Kiefer's Will to Power; 19. Gerhard Richter's Doubt and Hope; 20. All Our Yesterdays; 21. Christian Boltanski's Art of Gloom;22. By Kitsch Possessed: Jiri Georg Dokoupil's Satiric Art. Part III: Theo retical Considerations: 23. Sincere Cynicism: The Decadence of the 1980s; 24. The Problem of Art in the Age of Glamor; 25. The Good Enough Artist: Beyond the Mainstream Avant-Garde Artist; 26. Visual Art and Art Criticism: The Role of Psychoanalysis; 27. The Use and Abuse of Applied Psychoanalysis; 28. A Psychoanalytic Understanding of Aesthetic Disinterestedness; 29. Collection: A Narcissistic Agony; 30. Critical Reflections. Very good. 35.00

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12 MASSUMI, Brian, ed. DELEUZE, Gilles). GUATTARI, Felix). Shock to Thought : Expression after Deleuze and Guattari. Paperback Edition.
Routledge, London and New York, 2002, ISBN:0415238048 
(DELEUZE Gilles and Felix GUATTARI). MASSUMI, Brian, ed. A Shock to Thought: Expression after Deleuze and Guattari. Edited by Brian Massumi. London a nd New York: Routledge, (2002). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (4),v-xxxix,(3),3-256. Illustrated in black and white. 8vo, illustrated red card covers with white, pale blue, and orange lettering to front cover and spine. "The works of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have had an impact far beyond philosophy. Although they famously claim 'the world does not exist outisde ofits expressions', expression has remained an overlooked aspect of their wo rk. 'A Shock to Thought' brings together a collection of outstanding essaysthat explore the implications of Deleuze and Guattari's philosophy of expr ession in a number of contemporary contexts: beauty vs the sublime in postmodernism, sensation and politics, the conditions of cultural emergence, andthe virtual in politics, poetry, dance, music and digital culture." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Melissa McMahon's "Beauty: machinic repetitio n in the age of art"; 2. Steven Shaviro's "Beauty lies in the eye"; 3. Stephen Zagala's "Aesthetics: a place I've never seen"; 4. Gary Genosko's 'A bestiary of territoriality and expression: poster fish, bower birds, and spiny lobsters; 5. Alan Bourassa's "Literature, language, and the non-human"; 6. Michael Hardt's "Exposure: Pasolini in the flesh"; 7. Catherine Dale's "Cruel: Antonin Artaud and Gilles Deleuze"; 8. Paul Bains's "Subjectless subjectivities"; 9. Jose Gil's "The dancer's body"; 10. Mani Haghighi's "Neo-archaism"; 11. Thomas Lamarre's "Diagram, inscription, sensation"; 12. Aden Evens's "Sound ideas"; 13. Andrew Murphie's "Putting the virtual back into VR"; 14. Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger's "Trans-subjective transferential borderspace"; 15. Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger's "From transference to the aesthetic paradigm: a conversation with Felix Guattari". Very good. 45.00

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13 MORGAN, Stuart HUNT, Ian, ed. WARHOL, Andy) P-ORRIDGE, Genesis) What the Butler Saw : Selected Writings by Stuart Morgan. pbk.
Durian Publications Ltd., London, 1996, ISBN:0952741407 
MORGAN, Stuart. What the Butler Saw : Selected Writings by Stuart Morgan . Edited by Ian Hunt. Foreword by Thomas McEvilley. London: Durian Publications, Ltd., [n.d. - 1996]. Pp. (8),9-323,(5). 8vo, illustrated yellow card covers with beige spine. "Opening with a group of essays on American artists such as Robert Smithson, Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim, and William Wegman, the collection moves on to European art of the eighties, with particular reference to art in Britain and the legacy of conceptual art. From interviews with figures as diverse as Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Christian Boltanski, Stephen Campbell, and Richard Prince, the essays proceed to youngerartists: Steven Pippin, Eachel Whiteread, Miroslaw Balka and, in a previou sly unpublished text, Damien Hirst. The selection also includes the performance art of Anthony Howell, the cartoons of Glen Baxter, and the self-exposure of Robert Mapplethorpe, Jeff Koons, and Madonna." - from the rear cover. Also includes pieces on Edward Allington, Eric Bainbridge, Ansuya Blom, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Grenville Davey, Pepe Espaliu, Peter Greenaway, Thomas Grunfeld, Dick Jewell, Niek Kemps, Jerry Lewis, Simon Lewty, Limon Linke, Denis Masi, Colin McCahon, Piotr Nathan, Therese Oulton, Geneis P-Orridge, Richard Prince, Fiona Rae, Rudolf Schwarzkogler, Robert Smithson, Paul Thek, Bill Viola, Andy Warhol, Boyd Web, and Richard Wentworth. Some spine creasing, lightly rubbed, else vg. 25.00

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14 NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm DANTO, Arthur C. Nietzsche as Philosopher.
Macmillan Company / Collier-Macmillan, New York / London , 1965, 
(NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm). DANTO, Arthur C. Nietzsche as Philosopher. New York : The Macmillan Company / London : Collier-Macmillan Limited, (1965). First Printing. Pp [1]-250,(6). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, top edge dyed red. Contents : 1. Philosophical Nihilism. 2. Art and Irrationality. 3. Perspectivism. 4. Philosophical Psychology. 5. Moralities. 6. Religious Psychology. 7. Ubermensch and Eternal Recurrence. 8. The Will-to-Power. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German-language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor, ironyand aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best knownfor his nationalism, political conservatism, comments on technology, pacif ism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Professor Grant was one of Carla Cassidy's supervisors. Very good in edgeworn and nicked, price-clipped dustjacket. Ex-libris George P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 35.00

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15 NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm MANN, Heinrich. Living Thoughts of Nietzsche. Presented by Heinrich Mann
Cassell and Company, London, 1942, 
(NIETZSCHE, Friedrich Wilhelm). MANN, Heinrich. The Living Thoughts of Nietzsche. Presented by Heinrich Mann. London : Cassell and Company, Limited, (November 1942). Second Printing. Pp (4),[1]-145,(1), frontis. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A volume in The Living Thoughts Library. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a 19th-century German philosopher andclassical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, cont emporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German-language style and displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and aphorism. Nietzsche's influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. George Parkin Grant (1918-1988) was a Canadian philosopher, teacher and political commentator, whose popular appeal peaked in the late 1960s and 1970s. He is best known for his nationalism,political conservatism, comments on technology, pacifism, Christian faith, and conservative views regarding abortion and is credited as one of Canada 's most original thinkers. Grant was a faculty member at Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., twice (1947-1960, 1980-1988). Professor Grant was one ofCarla Cassidy's supervisors. Spine sunned and damp-faded, white smudges to back cover, foxing to fore-edge and a few leaves, else good. Ex-libris Geo rge P. Grant (without indication, but acquired from his estate). 22.50

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16 SONDHEIM, Alan Disorders of the Real
Station Hill Press, Barrytown, N.Y., 1988, ISBN:0940170140 
SONDHEIM, Alan. Disorders of the Real. (Barrytown, N.Y.) : Station Hill Press, (1988). Pp (6),1-108,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, green card covers, letteredin purple and white. "This collection of Alan Sondheim's writing represent s, in his words, "a basic text for postmodern poetics," and he has said: "My approach would describe something like 'the impossible search for the grounds of the Self in sexuality and ideology'; 'the hysteria of the loss of speech'; 'a work situated between poetry and theory that extends the boundaries of theory itself'; 'the poetry of deconstruction'; 'the narrati ve of loss....' " (from the back cover). A sample of the writings featured include: A Proximate Writing; Pia Zadora 1,2,3; Topos; Length of an Inaccessible Breath; Inertia; Tangential; Men Without Women; Rewhence; Filmscript; Twenty-first Century Script. Very good. 20.00

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17 VERMEULE, Blakey Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?
Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2010, ISBN:0801893607 
VERMEULE, Blakey . Why Do We Care About Literary Characters?. Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, (2010). First Printing. Pp (8),[ix]-xvi,(2),[1]-273,(5). 8vo, black cloth, copper lettering to spine. "Blakey Vermeule wonders how readers become involved in the lives of fictional characters, people they know do not exist. "Vermeule examines the ways in which readers' experiences of literature are affected by the emotional attachments they form to fictional characters and how those experiences then influence their social relationships in real life. She focuses on a range of topics, from intimate articulations of sexual desire, gender identity, ambition, and rivalry to larger issues brought on by rapid historical and economic change. Vermeule discusses the phenomenon of emotional attachment to literary characters primarily in terms of 18th-century British fiction but also considers the postmodern work of Thomas Mann, J. M. Coetzee, Ian McEwan, and Chinua Achebe. "From the perspective of cognitive science, Vermeule finds that caring about literary characters is not all that different from caring aboutother people, especially strangers. The tools used by literary authors to sharpen and focus reader interest tap into evolved neural mechanisms that trigger a caring response. "This book contributes to the emerging field of evolutionary literary criticism.Vermeule draws upon recent research in cognitive science to understand the mental processes underlying human social interactions without sacrificing solid literary criticism. People interested in literary theory, in cognitive analyses of the arts, and in Darwinian approaches to human culture will find much to ponder in Why Do We Care about Literary Characters?. " - from the dj. Chapters: i The Fictional among Us; 2.The Cognitive Dimension; 3. What Hails Us?; 4. The Literary Endowment: Fiv e Mind-Reading Turns; 5. The Fantasy of Exposure and Narrative Development in Eighteenth-Century Britain; 6. God Novels; 7. Gossip and Literary Narratives; 8. What's the Matter with Miss Bates?; 9. Mind Blindness; 10. Postmodernism Reflects: J. M. Coetzee and the Eighteenth-Century Novel. Epilogue, Bibliography, and Index. Very good tidy copy in like dustjacket. 30.00

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