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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
 
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar gives us a follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
 
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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Publisher: Phoenix.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780221878.  Daedalus Item Code: 40387
 
Charismatic as well as brutal, Joseph Stalin was served by a large number of hangers-on who energetically did his bidding, even as they feared falling out of favor. In this biography—which features ... (Read More)
 
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Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
Tim Jeal.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571221035.  Daedalus Item Code: 32347
 
2007 National Book Critics Circle Award; 2008 Independent Publisher Book Award, Silver Medal; Washington Post Best Books of 2008; New York Times Book Review 100 Best Books of 2007 Henry ... (Read More)
 
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Billy Crystal.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805098204.  Daedalus Item Code: 38931
 
Just like 77 million of his fellow baby boomers, Billy Crystal is turning 65—and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and warmth, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with ... (Read More)
 
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The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey
Marius Kociejowski.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750938075.  Daedalus Item Code: 23175
 
Offering an unexpected face of Syria, this unusual book describes an ancient land that has not always been a dangerous and chaotic destination. Ontario-born poet Marius Kociejowski made five journeys ... (Read More)
 
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The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith
Joan Schenkar.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312303754.  Daedalus Item Code: 13606
 
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year as well as a 2010 Lambda Literary Award winner, Joan Schenkar's biography of Patricia Highsmith—author of Strangers on a Train and The ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008
Nadine Gordimer.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066289.  Daedalus Item Code: 23896
 
"Ours is the most solitary of occupations; the only comparison I can think of is keeper of a lighthouse. But the analogy mustn't go too far," insisted Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. "We do not ... (Read More)
 
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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
Richard Seaver. Jeanette Seaver, ed. James Salter, intro.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374273781.  Daedalus Item Code: 40254
 
From Samuel Beckett to William S. Burroughs, from The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, this memoir by iconic editor, publisher, translator, and literary troublemaker ... (Read More)
 
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This Life is In Your Hands: A Memoir: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family's Heartbreak
Melissa Coleman.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061958335.  Daedalus Item Code: 36373
 
In 1968, Melissa Coleman's parents Eliot and Sue packed their VW truck and set out to build a farm on a rugged coastal homestead, inspired by Helen and Scott Nearing's Living the Good Life. ... (Read More)
 
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Titian: The Last Days
Mark Hudson.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802710765.  Daedalus Item Code: 31925
 
The author of Our Grandmothers' Drums, which won the Somerset Maugham and Thomas Cook awards, Mark Hudson here admires the remarkable, highly experimental late work of Tiziano Vecelli ... (Read More)
 
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Touch and Go: A Memoir
Studs Terkel.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595584113.  Daedalus Item Code: 33154
 
By the time he had reached the age of 95, Studs Terkel had written about everyone's life, it seemed, but his own. Fortunately, he did have a chance to write this pleasantly rambling memoir shortly ... (Read More)
 
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Tough Without a Gun: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of Humphrey Bogart
Stefan Kanfer.
Publisher: Knopf/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781617930959.  Daedalus Item Code: 33340
 
The biographer of Lucille Ball, Groucho Marx, and Marlon Brando, Stefan Kanfer here illuminates the life and career of Humphrey Bogart. In his lively account of Bogie's friendships, behind-the-scenes ... (Read More)
 
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