Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Avowals



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Avowals
by George Moore

Privately printed for subscribers only
by Boni and Liveright, New York (1919)

“1250 copies of this book have been printed of which this is number 38.”

313 pages. $8.95.


Update:
In the Forum: eternal sage advice.

8 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

... another gold piece in your collection..

William Michaelian said...

I love those ragged pages and generous margins....

Aleksandra said...

Listen, I do not want to die!! How on Earth I will have enough time to read all this beautiful books?!! Ill need 24 lives at least to come closer to one tiny part of all of the published beauty! :O)
This is gorgeous!Thanks!

Ed Baker said...

SO

then as now sort-of
and

what's "the book in the dock"

"twould be a gas-and-a-giggle-and-a-hoot
to read THAT book along with this one...

maybe a Mark Twain auto-fiction?

Ed Baker said...

AH HAAAAAAA!

it was ZOLA! & that Bohemian 'rif-raf" !

awyn said...

Books that speak to us. This one, it seems, has a little hidden message. Right side, Page 115, Line 18: "I object to the dragging in of other books..." :)
Hmmmr... it apparently wants to bask a bit longer in the newfound joy of having readers discover its pages. "Gareth & Linette, move along now, off to the shelves with you. It's my turn!" it seems to be saying. :)

William Michaelian said...

Aleksandra, that’s about the best argument for immortality that I’ve heard. But twenty-four lives would be a good start!

Ed, I knew Zola wouldn’t sneak by you. You mention the Twain autobiography — I did read in the “blogosphere” that you had picked up a copy. Two of my sons got copies at Christmastime. So maybe I’ll have a crack at eventually. Currently reading Huck Finn, where yesterday, on Page 213, I read the glorious phrase, soul-butter and hogwash. That’ll keep me going for at least a week.

Annie: Jealousy in the stacks? Maybe I should be more careful around here. I was under the impression they were all getting along.

Ed Baker said...

now
in the hunt for a hulu or netfilx airing of
Paul Muni's
The Life of Emile Zola

I have it somewhere
however it is a VHS
and my machine broke 12 years ago

well maybe it s a BETA...