20th Century Outliers - Badger Books Catalogue

About this catalogue

Welcome to our new catalogue of 20th century outliers: the out of step – the Parker Bros. in Funny Bones, Robert Walser everywhere; uncompromising - Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, Bottom’s Dream by Arno Schmidt, Joe Brainard marrying poetry and comics, George Orwell on most everything between 1920 and 1950, Bobby Fischer’s 60 Memorable Games; loners - Delphine’s long summer near its end in Le rayon vert, Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, two early Raymond Carver collections, both inscribed; mysteries unearthed – Hanging Rock, Redonda, Heather Firbank’s wardrobe, a Southern California flow chart, the Ratcliffe Highway Murders; careers taking shape – A House is Built by M.Barnard Eldershaw, Rebecca Solnit on the history of Walking, Noel Coward’s first full length play; optimistic and inclusive - Mark and Lottie Cheverton in Edinburgh, walking from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople with Patrick Leigh Fermor; the enduring – Cockles, Luna Parks worldwide, Ford Madox Ford’s best novels, Henry’s cricket bat speech from The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard; determined - Alan Davidson and Nigel Slater, separately, on food; all surrounded by books about photography and war; many signed and or inscribed to Brendon Kelson, former director of the Australian War Memorial, by Ken Inglis, Olive Cotton, Max Dupain, Bill Gammage, Sam Haskins, Lewis Morley, Geoffrey Serle, Antony Penrose and Robert Hughes.