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Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Stephen Klaidman.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534093.  Daedalus Item Code: 53395
 
Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... (Read More)
 
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The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food
Judith Jones.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307277442.  Daedalus Item Code: 70359
 
Living in Paris after World War II, Judith Jones broke free of bland American food and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States she published Julia Child's ... (Read More)
 
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Thom Gunn
Thom Gunn. August Kleinzahler, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571230693.  Daedalus Item Code: 53912
 
Born in Great Britain but spending most of his life in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, Thom Gunn (1929–2004) masterfully chronicled his bohemian lifestyle and the wonders of nature in such ... (Read More)
 
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Thomas Campion
Thomas Campion. Charles Simic, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571236640.  Daedalus Item Code: 53907
 
Although many poets have had their verses set to music, Thomas Campion (1567–1620) was distinguished by his adaptations of his own lyrics, penning more than 100 lute songs and masques. Primarily ... (Read More)
 
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To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays
Gertrude Stein. Giselle Potter, illus. Timothy Young, intro.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300170979.  Daedalus Item Code: 70677
 
"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in this children's book, written in 1940 as a follow-up to ... (Read More)
 
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True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound
Christopher Ricks.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300171464.  Daedalus Item Code: 42514
 
Described by the New York Review of Books as "probably the greatest living scholar and editor of modern English-language poetry ... a critic of unrivaled authority," humanities professor ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752226484.  Daedalus Item Code: 64553
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (Read More)
 
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Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Fay, and the Vichy Dilemma
Barbara Will.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152631.  Daedalus Item Code: 61617
 
In 1941, Jewish-American writer and avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein embarked on one of the strangest intellectual projects of her life, translating for American audiences the speeches of Marshal ... (Read More)
 
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The Veritable Years: Poems 1949–1966: Volume II of the Collected Poems
William Everson. Allan Campo, foreword. Albert Gelpi, intro. William Harryman, afterword.
Publisher: Black Sparrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574230826.  Daedalus Item Code: 42448
 
From 1949's The Crooked Lines of God to the 1960–1966 cycle The Rose of Solitude, the San Francisco Renaissance stalwart William Everson wrestles with issues of faith and desire in ... (Read More)
 
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W.H. Auden Collected Longer Poems
W.H. Auden.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571283491.  Daedalus Item Code: 64763
 
First published in 1968, this companion volume to the Collected Shorter Poems was compiled by W.H. Auden to bring together six of his longer poetic works, originally published between 1930 and ... (Read More)
 
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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The Wayward Genius of Henry Mayhew: Pioneering Reportage from Victorian London
Henry Mayhew. Karl Sabbagh, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913788.  Daedalus Item Code: 53820
 
A journalist and co-founder of Punch Magazine, Henry Mayhew (1812–87) shared his friend Charles Dickens's compassion for the poor. Over the course of a decade, Mayhew conducted hundreds of ... (Read More)
 
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