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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 the late Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. "We ... (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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Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
 
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... (Read More)
 
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The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times
Susan E. Tifft & Alex S. Jones.
Publisher: Back Bay.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780316836319.  Daedalus Item Code: 21313
 
(National Book Critics Circle Award finalist) Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, a single family has controlled America's newspaper of record, setting the agenda not only for the ... (Read More)
 
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Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World
William Lee Miller.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595645.  Daedalus Item Code: 41997
 
President Harry Truman and his successor Dwight Eisenhower were both Midwesterners, alike in many ways—and sharply differed in others. This book from the author of Arguing About Slavery and ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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