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EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras /EMILY DICKINSON /LOVE/1st

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Here for your delectation is the SPECTACULAR RARE---------------------EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras, Translated by Barbara Bray. This luminous tale of two couples, told in the spare haunted prose of the acclaimed Duras ( Hiroshima mon amour ; The Lover ) constitutes a penetrating meditation on love, art and the ruin wrought by time. A woman and man sit together in a quayside cafe near Le Havre, observing boats, people in the public square and the play of sunlight. The woman, a writer, muses aloud to her companion about their love, whose nuances inform the book she is writing. Gradually, their relationship becomes the framework for the story of an aging English pair seated nearby, a Captain and his ill, beautiful wife. In a dream-like manner, the English couple's past expands to fill the novel's canvas. As a girl on the Isle of Wright, the wife, Emily L., lived under her parents' rigid rule. The Captain, then a boat boy, loved her but, horribly jealous of the poetry she wrote, destroyed an unfinished lyric, preventing her from further work. The strange engrossing symbiosis of writer and beloved is delineated with passion and clarity in a volume that confirms Duras's reputation as a master. "Emily" is Emily Dickinson, whose #258 ("There's a certain slant of light") is disclosed midway through this eerie exposition by the narrator (Duras herself) of how she writes. At a French resort in late summer Duras and her companion, both publicly reformed alcoholics, espy a taciturn English couple for whom alcoholism is an apparent life-support system. Duras is unable to keep from writing about this couple and finally meets the woman, a former closet poet whose best poem would have been.... You are bidding on the stated Pantheon First American Edition from 1989. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex libris), both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in positively excellent condition. There are no rips, tears, etc.---and the pages and binding are tight as a drum (see photo). Check my feedback to see that I sell exactly as I describe. . Paypal is an acceptable alternative. I will ship internationally for additional charges. So bid soon and often for this magnificent, impossible-to-find LITERARY COLLECTIBLE. WANT TO SEE MORE?? COME VISIT MY STORE! ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY FIRST EDITIONS! EVERYTHING (except death and taxes) IS NEGOTIABLE! IF BEST OFFER IS NOT A LISTED CHOICE, SEND ME A NOTE AND IT WILL BE. MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN'T REFUSE----(NO HORSE'S HEAD IN THE BED, PLEASE!) CLICK HERE---- ****PLUS**** Check my auction listings for the STEAL OF THE DAY-----ONE BOOK---ONE BUCK---TAKE A LOOK---GOOD LUCK!!! Click Here---- Auctions Be sure to add me to your favorites list! Check out my other items! ***Special*** Just because it's June, June, June..... BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!!! Details: Choose any book (sorry, no other items, and best offer does not apply) in the store BARRY'S BARGAIN BIN, and get the second book FREE! (s h applies to each item). How-to-do-it: Purchase your first book from the store, and indicate in "ask seller a question" what your choice for your FREE book will be (free book must be of equal or lesser value to a maximum of 24.99). I will remove that listing (first come, first served) and it will be shipped upon payment of your order. There is no limit to the number of purchases and FREE items!!! Offer expires June 21, 2005. ***DUE TO A MULTITUDE OF REQUESTS, THIS OFFER WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER---UNTIL SEPTEMBER 5.*** PLAN YOUR SUMMER READING NOW!!
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