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1 Air Guitar: Essays on Art & DemocracyHickey, Dave Art Issues Press 1997 0963726455 / 9780963726452 PAPERBACK


0963726455 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 216 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. As enjoyable and provocative a book of criticism as anyone has published in years. Rolling Stone "Dave Hickey's prose transports are like an eye attached to a butterfly attached to a rocketship which is to say, lucidity uncannily yoked to both a deft lightness of touch and sheer gangbusters propulsion: the down-to-earth, time and again, taking off and taking flight. generosity of the man's verve the suppleness of its profusions can get to be downright ravishing. On top of which, the guy's really funny. " Lawrence Weschler, critic, New Yorker Air Guitar is Dave Hickey's "memoir without tears" a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of "little stores" from automotive design to series television to Saturday-morning cartoons. emphasis in these 23 essays is on the way the arts function in the drift of everyday life, outside the venues of official culture, and on singular "lives in the arts, " lived outside those venues, with meditations on the careers of Liberace, Hank Williams, Chet Baker, Andy Warhol, Johnny Mercer, Norman Rockwell, magicians Siegfried & Roy, and wrestler Lady Godiva. Underlying Hickey's writing is an abiding belief that cultural life in a democracy can (and occasionally does) function in a democratic manner, sustained by the whims of affection and the commerce of opinion. 
Price: 17.50 USD

2 Lightning Strikes Once by Doug AllanDoug Allan Stratford Press 1944 Hardcover


Good in fair dust jacket. ~clean text, tight binding, DJ heavily worn, edges heavily chipped 283 p. 
Price: 14.00 USD

3 The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15n/a Ticknor And Fields 1865 Hardcover


Fair. No dust jacket. ~clean text, loose binding, significant water damage, torn front hinge 764 p. An Anthology Of Old Atlantic Monthly's, from 1865. 
Price: 23.50 USD

4 The Review Of Reviews: 1892n/a The Review Of Reviews 1892 Hardcover

Very Good 

Very good. No dust jacket. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior 770 p. Includes illustrations. An Anthology Of 'The Review Of Reviews', a Review from England, 1892 
Price: 47.50 USD

5 This War by Thomas MannThomas Mann Alfred A. Knopf 1940 Hardcover


Good. No dust jacket. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior 68 p. 
Price: 7.00 USD

6 What Is Man? And Other Essays by Twain, MarkTwain, Mark Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1917 Hardcover


~Fair. No DJ. Moderate to heavy shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. Hinges cracked. 
Price: 14.00 USD


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