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My Crazy Century: A Memoir
Ivan Klíma. Craig Cravens, trans.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802121707.  Daedalus Item Code: 54391
In his intimate autobiography, spanning six decades of war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy in the 20th century, Czech writer Ivan Klíma—author of four New York Times ... (Read More)
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My Ideal Bookshelf
Jane Mount, illus. Thessaly La Force, ed.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316200905.  Daedalus Item Code: 62906
In this unusual book of portraits, illustrator Jane Mount depicts such cultural figures as Michael Chabon, David Chang, Jennifer Egan, Malcolm Gladwell, Miranda July, Maira Kalman, Thomas Keller, ... (Read More)
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Myths & Legends: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
Philip Wilkinson.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781405335522.  Daedalus Item Code: 61299
Abundantly and beautifully illustrated—most of the two-page spreads feature up to a dozen captioned images, and there are numerous large photos and artworks filling two pages—this encyclopedic guide ... (Read More)
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Myths and Legends: From Cherokee Dances to Voodoo Trances
John Pemberton.
Publisher: Chartwell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780785826491.  Daedalus Item Code: 62821
The impulse to create myths is inherent in all of the world's cultures, and the similarities in theme between these tales reveal some basic truths about mankind. Profusely illustrated with ... (Read More)
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The Notebook
José Saramago. Amanda Hopkinson & Daniel Hahn, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844676149.  Daedalus Item Code: 32054
Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of the Portuguese Nobel laureate through the online blog that his family encouraged him to write. José Saramago ... (Read More)
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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
Garrison Keillor.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802121615.  Daedalus Item Code: 54392
Although A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this is the first published collection of his own light verse—dedicated to Ogden ... (Read More)
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
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One for the Books
Joe Queenan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43879
The author of Closing Time: A Memoir, columnist Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. Over the years he has ... (Read More)
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Frederick Seidel.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571244089.  Daedalus Item Code: 61461
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) "She loves the hippos bathing in the perspiring water / Her curls are African lions exploding from a thicket," writes Frederick Seidel in ... (Read More)
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
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Philomena: The Poignant True Story of a Mother and the Son She Had to Give Away (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Martin Sixsmith. Judi Dench, foreword.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447245223.  Daedalus Item Code: 52842
As a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee became pregnant and was sent to a convent as a "fallen woman." For three years after her son Anthony was born she cared for him there, until the Church ... (Read More)
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