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Ellmann, Richard. ALONG THE RIVERRUN: SELECTED ESSAYS. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 277 pages. Fine/Fine.

Posthumous collection of literary essays. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Twenty-four brilliant essays by one of the greatest literary biographers of our time. In these enjoyable lectures, articles, prefaces, and reviews covering a span of thirty years, a great literary biographer writes with insight, wisdom, humor, and charm about the subjects of his major works - Wilde, Yeats, and Joyce - as well as about Washington Irving, George Eliot, Henry James, Ezra Pound, D. H. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Ernest Hemingway, Frank O'Connor, Samuel Beckett, and Henri Michaux. Additional contents include an essay on the Edwardians, a lecture on Freud and literary biography, and a previously unpublished study of the background to Joyce's play "Exiles", demonstrating that exile was a state to which Joyce was peculiarly suited. An indispensable collection. A "must-have" title for Richard Ellmann collectors. This title is no longer in print as a hardcover and is now collectible. This copy is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest literary biographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RICHARD ELLMANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 039457768X. $20.00

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