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Patrick Bronte: Father of Genius
Dudley Green.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752454450.  Daedalus Item Code: 23164
 
Patrick Brontë (1777–1861) was the father of novelists Anne, Charlotte, and Emily as well as their brother Branwell, yet he was also a fascinating man in his own right, says Dudley Green in this ... (Read More)
 
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Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare
Bertram Fields.
Publisher: Regan Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060834173.  Daedalus Item Code: 14175
 
For centuries scholars have debated the true identity of the author of the poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare, the actor and co-owner of a successful theater company who hailed from ... (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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Poets Ranked by Beard Weight: The Commemorative Edition
Upton Uxbridge Underwood. Gilbert Alter-Gilbert, text. Mahendra Singh, illus. Jack Passion, preface.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781616082451.  Daedalus Item Code: 22419
 
Just how great a poet was Walt Whitman, a man of slight beard, compared to Samuel Morse, a poet as well as an inventor, whose massive Garibaldi Elongated–style beard embodied nearly three times the ... (Read More)
 
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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
Elif Batuman.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781847083135.  Daedalus Item Code: 23628
 
In her brilliant first book, Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and actual as she traces the evolution of her fascination with Russian literature across the globe and several ... (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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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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