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Polite Conversation
Jonathan Swift. Toby Litt, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911470.  Daedalus Item Code: 53773
In the tradition of his sarcastic masterpiece A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift published this 1738 "how-to" book for those who aspire to genteel, artful, and hopelessly banal conversation. ... (Read More)
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The Prank: The Best of Young Chekhov
Anton Chekhov. Nikolay Chekhov, illus. Maria Bloshteyn, trans.
Publisher: New York Review Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590178362.  Daedalus Item Code: 59321
A major literary discovery, this collection presents what a young Anton Chekhov considered his best work, appearing here for the first time as he intended it, and featuring two stories that have not ... (Read More)
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A Private Affair
Beppe Fenoglio. Paul Bailey, foreword. Howard Curtis, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914266.  Daedalus Item Code: 53777
After Italy's 1943 surrender to the Allies and its subsequent occupation by the Wehrmacht, university student Milton joins the anti-German partisan militia in the mountains of the Piedmont region. It ... (Read More)
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Prose & Verse in Praise of Nature
Mari Friend, illus.
Publisher: Brockhampton.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781860194115.  Daedalus Item Code: 52720
A truly lovely little book, illuminated with the naturalist art of Mari Friend, this compact treasury is a celebration of the creatures and plants in our own backyard, in all seasons of the year. ... (Read More)
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire
Paul Johnson. William F. Buckley Jr., intro. George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin, Heather Richardson Higgins, eds.
Publisher: Noonday.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374524234.  Daedalus Item Code: 33850
Since the publication of Modern Times, Intellectuals, and History of the Jews, among dozens of histories and polemics, Paul Johnson has been recognized as one of the world's ... (Read More)
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Rebecca and Rowena
W.M. Thackeray. Matthew Sweet, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910183.  Daedalus Item Code: 53780
A satire of Victorian admiration for all things medieval, this 1850 work by the author of Vanity Fair and Barry Lyndon is a farcical sequel to Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, ... (Read More)
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Renegade: Henry Miller and the Making of Tropic of Cancer
Frederick Turner.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300192513.  Daedalus Item Code: 52785
Written in the slums of Paris by a man who was a literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in France, but was soon banned in the United States ... (Read More)
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Report from the Interior
Paul Auster.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571303700.  Daedalus Item Code: 51486
"In the beginning, everything was alive," begins this memoir from Paul Auster. "The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts." Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self ... (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 Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books
Azar Nafisi. Peter Sís, illus.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143127789.  Daedalus Item Code: 59846
Ten years ago Azar Nafisi electrified readers with Reading Lolita in Tehran, telling how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other ... (Read More)
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The Rich Boy
F. Scott Fitzgerald. John Updike, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914129.  Daedalus Item Code: 53781
Although now forever linked to The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald was lionized for his short stories, which often celebrate the glamour of the Jazz Age, even as they diagnose its spiritual ... (Read More)
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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
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