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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Thad Carhart.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758621.  Daedalus Item Code: 43513
 
(Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2000) Walking his two young children to school in his Paris neighborhood every morning, expatriate American Thad Carhart ... (Read More)
 
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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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Poems for the Millennium, Volume 3: The University of California Book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry
Jerome Rothenberg & Jeffrey C. Robinson, eds.
Publisher: California.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780520255982.  Daedalus Item Code: 24087
 
(American Book Award Winner) The previous two volumes of this acclaimed anthology (the first book won the Josephine Miles Award of the PEN/Oakland Chapter) set forth a decentered revision of ... (Read More)
 
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The Poetry Lesson
Andrei Codrescu.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691147246.  Daedalus Item Code: 31816
 
In his hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a "typical fin-de-siècle salaried beatnik" (one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an ... (Read More)
 
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Primo Levi's Universe: A Writer's Journey
Sam Magavern.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780230606470.  Daedalus Item Code: 31996
 
Widely known for his memoir Survival in Auschwitz, Primo Levi was also a scientist, fiction writer, and poet—a Renaissance man who did not want to be known only as a Holocaust writer. Using ... (Read More)
 
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Promiscuous: Portnoy's Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness
Bernard Avishai.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300151909.  Daedalus Item Code: 42101
 
Philip Roth's 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint brought him popular success, even while it provoked outrage with its frank sexuality and ambivalence toward Jewish culture. Bernard Avishai offers ... (Read More)
 
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Prose: The Century Edition
Elizabeth Bishop. Lloyd Schwartz, ed.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780701186272.  Daedalus Item Code: 34389
 
A former U.S. Poet Laureate as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, poet Elizabeth Bishop is not nearly so well known for her prose, yet she was a dazzling and ... (Read More)
 
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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Lorenza Foschini. Eric Karpeles, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061965678.  Daedalus Item Code: 22321
 
Imagine owning something personal that had once belonged to your literary hero. Although Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, his real ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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