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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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Promiscuous: Portnoy's Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness
Bernard Avishai.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300151909.  Daedalus Item Code: 42101
 
Philip Roth's 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint brought him popular success, even while it provoked outrage with its frank sexuality and ambivalence toward Jewish culture. Bernard Avishai offers ... (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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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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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780446583787.  Daedalus Item Code: 36303
 
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the 100th night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became ... (Read More)
 
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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007479764.  Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
Who was the real Jane Austen—a retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life, or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion ... (Read More)
 
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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Esterelle Payany. Jean-Francois Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
 
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
 
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