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1 Gardner, John Jason & Medeia
New York Knopf 1973 First Edition Hardcover 
Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full ivory cloth. Both the spine and the decorative front panel are stamped in tan and gilt. Octavo. Tan endpapers. Green topstain, faded. 354pps. First Printing. There is very mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is lightly rubbed and has the typical fading to the spine; also, there is a small crease in the upper corner of the rear flap. A nice copy.

"Here, in all its original barbaric majesty (before the sophisticated Greeks neatened it up), is the supremely dramatic story of Jason and Medeia. He is a hero in a panther skin, a chilly intellectual, a grandchild of death, a politician, a Westerner. She is passionate, intuitive, an Easterner, a grandchild of the Sun -- and she loves this Jason to distraction. Their story is an epic of busybody gods, befuddled brave heroes, exciting adventures, amazing landscapes, incredible sights (the spider-men, Jason's talking ship, fire-breathing bulls, Medeia's crazy-eyed sinister ravens). A funny, lyrical, dramatic, humane, terrifying book -- marvelously illustrated with 25 depictions of the Jason and Medeia story from the art of many centuries."

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Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Gardner, John Nickel Mountain
New York Knopf 1973 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full ivory cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt; the front board in blind. Brown topstain. Octavo. 314pps. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends and a couple of faint pencil-erasures (of price) on the ffep. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is sunned along the spine and the top-edge of the front panel. Also, there is light rubbing wear at the extremities. The original price is intact.

"...Here is a moving story of two people: a fat, gentle, middle-aged man who runs a rural diner, and the young, plain girl who drifts into his life and remains to become a part of it. Quietly, delicately, Gardner reveals what these two are to each other as the years pass, as they move through the universal rituals of courtship and marriage, the birth of a child, the loss of innocence, confession, atonement, forgiveness, the acceptance of death.
'Nickel Mountain' is a love story, and also a kind of religious story. In direct progression from its author's previous novels -- and this time it is with simple means that he achieves his large effect -- it seeks to celebrate what is best in humanness, the gift by which in our best moments we counter cosmic indifference and disorder, the love all human beings can sometimes feel for all that lives..."


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Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Gardner, John On Becoming a Novelist (Becoming a ... Ser.)
New York, NY, U.S.A. Harper & Row 1983 0-06-014956-6 / 9780060149567 First Edition, First Printing 
Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Fully-bound in brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. Tan endpapers. [xxv] + 150pps. There is mild rubbing to the spine-ends and the upper corner of page 113 is creased. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a small tear and abrasion at the top of the back panel and modest rubbing wear to the extremities. The original price is intact. Includes a Foreword by Raymond Carver.

"...'On Becoming A Novelist' was completed only a few weeks before John Gardner's death. Into it he poured his personal experience as an accomplished novelist and a committed teacher of fiction writing. In his foreword, Raymond Carver, a former student of Gardner's, tells us that he gave to the teaching of fiction writing the same devotion to its craft and moral values that he gave to his own work. He also gave to it the rare encouraging spirit that marks his presence behind each sentence of this book. His main objective, as he says early on, is to try 'to deal with, and if possible to get rid of, the beginning novelist's worries..."'

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Price: 34.90 USD
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