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Michael Jackson in Comics!

Michael Jackson in Comics!

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Well beyond his passing in 2009, Michael Jackson remains one of the most adulated and mysterious stars in the world. Incredible singer, brilliant musician, amazing performer, he was just as talented as he was eccentric, adored as well as reviled with sordid accusations, sadly caught between a stolen childhood and a suffocating star system. Discover in this biography mixing comics and documentary chapters, how the youngest of the Jackson 5 was propelled to the front of the stage and then onto one of the most extraordinary solo careers in music. The next volume in the sellout series featuring the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Bob Marley.
Nureyev:  An  Autobiography  with  Pictures

Nureyev: An Autobiography with Pictures

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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1963. 1st American edition. Photos by Richard Avendon, Michael Peto, Anthony Circkmay, and others; introduced by Alexander Bland. Dust jacket lightly soiled; small closed vertical tear on rear cover near spine; blue cloth embossed with design of dancers on front cover; silver lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean. VG/VG

Once Upon a Tome

Once Upon a Tome

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Some years ago, Oliver Darkshire stepped into the hushed interior of Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761) to apply for a job. Allured by the smell of old books and the temptation of a management-approved afternoon nap, Darkshire was soon unteetering stacks of first editions and placating the store's resident ghost (the late Mr. Sotheran, hit by a tram).

A novice in this ancient, potentially haunted establishment, Darkshire describes Sotheran's brushes with history (Dickens, the Titanic), its joyous disorganization, and the unspoken rules of its gleefully old-fashioned staff, whose mere glance may cause the computer to burst into flames. As Darkshire gains confidence and experience, he shares trivia about ancient editions and explores the strange space that books occupy in our lives--where old books often have strong sentimental value, but rarely a commercial one.

By turns unhinged and earnest, Once Upon a Tome is the colorful story of life in one of the world's oldest bookshops and a love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, where to be uncommon or strange is the best possible compliment.

Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)
Ondine  (Signed  by  18  cast  members,  including  Hepburn  and  Ferrer,  and  including  a  signed  letter  from  Seldes)

Ondine (Signed by 18 cast members, including Hepburn and Ferrer, and including a signed letter from Seldes)

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New York: Random House, 1954. 1st edition. Adapted by Maurice Valency. Signed by 18 cast members, with a signed letter from actress Marian Seldes laid in. Dust jacket protected; light wear to edges and corners; tan cloth with photo of Audrey Hepburn inlaid on front cover; very light foxing to rear inside flap; slight cant to volume; text clean. G+/G+

One Act Play Magazine, Vol. 2, Number 4, October 1938: Plays by Luigi Pirandello and Langston Hughes (USED)

One Act Play Magazine, Vol. 2, Number 4, October 1938: Plays by Luigi Pirandello and Langston Hughes

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Published by Contemporary Play Publications; Volume II, no. 4, October 1938. Contents: Plays: "The Jar," Luigi Pirandello; "Don't You Want To Be Free," Langston Hughes; Television Script: "It's Really Quite Simple," Harold L. Anderson; Film Sequence: "Blockade," John Howard Lawson; Departments: Music in the Theatre - One Act Opera, Paul Rosenfield; The Theatre, John W. Gassner. Wraps, stapled; covers have water stains, remnants of tape; corners creased; spine missing 1" from bottom; tear at top of spine/front cover; pages slightly tanned. G-

Out of Darkness: Cleveland Que Sera Sera

Out of Darkness: Cleveland Que Sera Sera

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Senator Nicholas J. Ferris has always prided himself on doing what is right. Which is why he opposed the F.O.R.C.E. Act, which allows the police to act without concern for civil rights. When he comes to Cleaveland, Ohio, to open an agency to help victims of sexual abuse, he finds himself battling Agents of the F.O.R.C.E Act after a police shooting. One agent who may be on his side or not is Angie, a Latina with issues of her own. Of course there is also the urban legend of a shadow that devours criminals, which may be all too true.
Podium Papers: A Full Frontal Look At The Man With His Back To The Audience

Podium Papers: A Full Frontal Look At The Man With His Back To The Audience

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"The Podium Papers" is an honest and entertaining dispatch from the front lines of one of the world's most interesting and misunderstood professions. Like Anthony Bourdain in his "Kitchen Confidential," Martin Kessler takes the reader through the swinging doors and into the real 'kitchen' of the art of conducting. This non-linear memoir uses the informal essay to explore the life and work of a veteran mid-level artist, and it does so in a voice that excludes no one. It contains a surprising assortment of topics--from sex and drugs, to short-cuts taken and reputations deflated. It also offers elegant portraits of the author's colleagues and mentors, while celebrating the hard work and dedication that this unusual calling requires. Obviously, the book's strongest appeal will be for readers with an interest in classical music--from the casual listener to the seasoned professional. But like any well-written memoir, it is also a snapshot of the author's generational milieu--in this case, coming of age in the '60's and maturing in the 21st century. It should find an avid following in those locales that provide the backdrop for the arc of author's life: college at Harvard, post-graduate studies in London and Salzburg, and of course, in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, where Mr. Kessler spent the bulk of his conducting career.
Poems From the Pandemic

Poems From the Pandemic

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PRACTICING POET: WRITING BEYON

PRACTICING POET: WRITING BEYON

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Organized into ten sections with each devoted to a poetic concept, The Practicing Poet begins with "Discovering New Material," "Finding the Best Words," "Making Music," "Working with Sentences and Line Breaks," "Crafting Surprise," and "Achieving Tone." The concepts become progressively more sophisticated, moving on to "Dealing with Feelings," "Transforming Your Poems," and "Rethinking and Revising." The final section, "Publishing Your Book," covers manuscript organization, book promotion, and presentation of a good public reading.

The book includes thirty brief craft essays, each followed by a model poem and analysis of the poem's craft, then a prompt based on the poem. Ten recyclable bonus prompts are also included. Ten Top Tips lists are each loaded with poetry wisdom from an accomplished poet

The Practicing Poet pushes poets beyond the basics and encourages the continued reading, learning, and writing of poetry. It is suitable as a textbook in the classroom, a guidebook in a workshop, or an at-home tutorial for the practicing poet working independently.

The craft essays, poems, and top tips lists include the work of 113 contemporary poets.

Preface  to  Film
Preface  to  Film
Preface  to  Film

Preface to Film

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London: Film Drama Limited, 1954. Co-author Raymond Williams. Dust jacket in protective cover; edges lightly chipped and creased; closed vertical tear from top of front cover; light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine; former owner's bookplate (designed by Rockwell Kent) on ffep; binding good; text clean. G+/G