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click for a larger image of item #34894, The Art Lover San Francisco, North Point, 1990. Her second book, a novel with a narrative arc that changes course when the AIDS crisis claims a close friend of the author's. Inscribed by Maso to renowned choreographer Mark Morris: "For Mark Morris - in esteem once again (page 115). xx/ Carole Maso/ 1994." On page 115, Morris is listed as one of the shared interests of the protagonist/Maso and her father. An excellent association between two gay artists with a reputation for innovation. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with the typical fading to the spine. [#034894] $200
click for a larger image of item #34895, Ava (Normal), Dalkey Archive, 1993. Her third book, a novel constructed of the thoughts and memories in the mind of a dying woman. This copy is inscribed by Maso to choreographer Mark Morris: "For Mark Morris - with extravagant admiration. Yours in irresistible music, Carole Maso/ 1994." From page 78 of the text: Behemoth is danced in silence, and while it is a silence full of rhythms, the rhythms break off abruptly or disappear in long pauses." (Not unlike the text of Ava.) Behemoth was a 1990 dance piece created by Morris. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket with one closed edge tear. [#034895] $175
(Normal), Dalkey Archive Press, (1993). The uncorrected proof copy of her third published book, the first in a projected trilogy. Textual differences from the first edition, including a change in the last page. Fine in wrappers. [#005297] $20
San Francisco, CA, North Point Press, 1986. Very Good in Very Good DJ. [#706268] $20
San Francisco, North Point, 1986. The first book by this author whose genius seems to be in portraying not only the external forces that dissolve bonds between people but the internal forces, the acts of will and love and creativity, that can hold them together. Fine in fine dust jacket and signed by the author. [#006487] $20
click for a larger image of item #5298, Slow Hand. Women Writing Erotica (NY), HarperCollins, (1992). Uncorrected proof copy of this anthology, which includes an excerpt from Maso's fourth book The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, a novel in which the forces of language and sex are summoned to compensate for the main character's "catastrophic loss of feeling." Fine in wrappers. [#005298] $20
(Normal), Dalkey Archive, (1994). The uncorrected proof copy of her third book, published fourth. A novel in which the forces of language and sex are summoned to compensate for the main character's "catastrophic loss of feeling." Fine in wrappers, with a dedication that differs from that of the published version. [#007516] $20
(Hopewell), Ecco Press, (1996). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#916468] $19
(NY), Dutton, (1998). Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#916469] $19
San Francisco, North Point, 1986. The first book by this author whose genius seems to be in portraying not only the external forces that dissolve bonds between people but the internal forces, the acts of will and love and creativity, that can hold them together. Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913291] $19
(Normal), Dalkey Archive, (1994). Her third book, published fourth. A novel in which the forces of language and sex are summoned to compensate for the main character's "catastrophic loss of feeling." Fine in a fine dust jacket. [#913293] $19
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