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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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Memoirs of a Novelist
Virginia Woolf.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53738
 
Esteemed as one of the 20th century's greatest novelists and essayists, Virginia Woolf also wrote short stories as an outlet for her boundless creativity. The five early tales collected here include ... (Read More)
 
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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps
John McIntyre, ed. Michael Dirda, foreword.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781582436050.  Daedalus Item Code: 41216
 
The late James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three ... (Read More)
 
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The Merchant's Tale: Dual-Language Edition
Geoffrey Chaucer. E.B. Richmond, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911999.  Daedalus Item Code: 53739
 
In the merchant's risqué tale, the aged, lascivious knight January marries the attractive teenager May. Soon, though, January loses his sight, and—in an unforgettable scene—his young wife and her ... (Read More)
 
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The Midas Touch: World Mythology in Bite-Sized Chunks
Mark Daniels.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430353.  Daedalus Item Code: 53293
 
In Western astrology, the signs of the zodiac are named in honor of Greek myths. J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was heavily influenced by Norse mythology. Flora and Fauna, the names of ... (Read More)
 
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Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads
George Meredith. Rebecca N. Mitchell & Criscillia Benford, eds.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300173178.  Daedalus Item Code: 52757
 
A "writer's writer" who is best recalled today as the author of such novels as Diana of the Crossways, George Meredith was also in his time an esteemed poet. Dismissed by much of his reading ... (Read More)
 
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Mom & Me & Mom
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400066117.  Daedalus Item Code: 52577
 
Returning to the memoir decades after her six-volume autobiography practically re-invented the form, Maya Angelou here charts the most formative relationship of her life in this stirring portrait. ... (Read More)
 
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Monsieur Proust's Library
Anka Muhlstein.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590515662.  Daedalus Item Code: 51366
 
Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems as if all the characters in his novels—servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians—were devoted readers; ... (Read More)
 
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Mortality
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455502769.  Daedalus Item Code: 53233
 
On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his memoir Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in Vanity Fair, ... (Read More)
 
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Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem
David Frampton.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802852908.  Daedalus Item Code: 32210
 
In swirling, richly textured woodcuts, David Frampton frames and illustrates a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Fortune," about a sweltering day from his boyhood in Brooklyn, New York, for readers up ... (Read More)
 
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The Muse In The Bottle: Great Writers on the Joy of Drinking
Charles Coulombe.
Publisher: Citadel.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780806523712.  Daedalus Item Code: 53234
 
The triumph of the toast, the camaraderie of the bar, the punishment of the hangover, the sweet joy of living to imbibe another day—this delightfully tipsy anthology celebrates the diverse pleasures ... (Read More)
 
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My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City
Editors of New York magazine.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061963933.  Daedalus Item Code: 53235
 
From the staff of New York magazine comes this anthology of recollections and reminiscences as some of the city's most famous residents recapture their unforgettable experiences of first ... (Read More)
 
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