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The Poets' Daughters: Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Katie Waldegrave.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099537342.  Daedalus Item Code: 62965
 
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge were lifelong friends. They were also the daughters of poetic geniuses and best friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who ushered in Romanticism ... (Read More)
 
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Portrait of the Writer: Literary Lives in Focus
Goffredo Fofi, foreword.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500517178.  Daedalus Item Code: 63160
 
There's something about a good author photo that seems to give us extra insight into their works, as if the look in their eyes somehow explains their view on the world. This album profiles 250 of 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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Read This!: Handpicked Favorites from America's Indie Bookstores
Ann Patchett, intro.
Publisher: Coffee House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566893138.  Daedalus Item Code: 62086
 
Don't know what to read next? This little handbook compiles must-read book recommendations from 25 independent bookstores, including City Lights Bookstore, Magers & Quinn, Faulkner House, Skylight ... (Read More)
 
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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Tom Nissley. Joanna Neborsky, illus.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393239621.  Daedalus Item Code: 64021
 
This delight of a book is perfect bedside company. Packed with delicious anecdotes and fun facts for every day of the year—including birthdates and death anniversaries of authors—this is a wonderful ... (Read More)
 
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Reporting Always: Writings from The New Yorker
Lillian Ross. David Remnick, foreword.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781501116001.  Daedalus Item Code: 63360
 
A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than 60 years, Lillian Ross worked for both the magazine's founding editor, Harold Ross, and its current editor, David Remnick. Ross practically ... (Read More)
 
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Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan Goodman.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659853.  Daedalus Item Code: 44097
 
A list of the authors who have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly reads like a Who's Who of American literature, as it includes Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Frederick Douglass, ... (Read More)
 
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The Rilke Alphabet
Ulrich Baer. Andrew Hamilton, trans.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823256297.  Daedalus Item Code: 64053
 
"[This book] consists of 26 freestanding essays, each one sending a sort of mine shaft into the densely layered strata of [Rainer Maria] Rilke's poetry, prose, and letters. Each shaft hits a mother ... (Read More)
 
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804172714.  Daedalus Item Code: 69403
 
Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land, the result being Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the ... (Read More)
 
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Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Garry Wills.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300152180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42102
 
Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers, yet even a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was ... (Read More)
 
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Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781888889680.  Daedalus Item Code: 30919
 
A quarter century ago Pushcart Press took aim at laughable reviews that had trashed literary masterpieces through the centuries, quoting some 175 attacks in a little book that itself became a ... (Read More)
 
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Sartre's Sink: The Great Writers' Complete Book of DIY
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847080479.  Daedalus Item Code: 53603
 
For too long, Do-it-Yourself books have suffered the neglect of the literary establishment. Finally, in this follow-up to Kafka's Soup, Mark Crick gives us a collection of essential DIY tips ... (Read More)
 
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