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Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms
Carmela Ciuraru.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061735264.  Daedalus Item Code: 31599
 
Privacy may seem to be a quaintly old-fashioned idea in our "look at me" era, yet for some of our great writers, a new name—even a new personality—was essential to creative freedom. Carmela Ciuraru ... (Read More)
 
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The Notebook
José Saramago. Amanda Hopkinson & Daniel Hahn, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844676149.  Daedalus Item Code: 32054
 
Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of the Portuguese Nobel laureate through the online blog that his family encouraged him to write. José Saramago ... (Read More)
 
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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
Garrison Keillor.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802121615.  Daedalus Item Code: 54392
 
Although A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this is the first published collection of his own light verse—dedicated to Ogden ... (Read More)
 
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The Odyssey
Homer. Stephen Mitchell, trans.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451674170.  Daedalus Item Code: 52487
 
In words of great poetic power, Stephen Mitchell's translation brings Odysseus and his adventures vividly to life in a fast stream of action and imagery. Homer's tales of one-eyed man-eating giants; ... (Read More)
 
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
 
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
 
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One for the Books
Joe Queenan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43879
 
The author of Closing Time: A Memoir, columnist Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. Over the years he has ... (Read More)
 
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O'Neill (2-Volume Set): Son and Playwright; Son and Artist
Louis Sheaffer.
Publisher: Cooper Square.   Format: 2 vols., pap.
Daedalus Item Code: 21967
 
(1974 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography) The most lauded playwright in American history, Eugene O'Neill won four Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize for a body of work that ... (Read More)
 
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Oranges and Lemons: Rhymes from Past Times
Karen Dolby.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843179597.  Daedalus Item Code: 52405
 
Collecting well-known nursery rhymes along with some that may be less familiar (yet faintly recognized), this intriguing annotated treasury takes us back to our earliest years and those rhymes and ... (Read More)
 
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Orwell's Cough: Diagnosing the Medical Maladies & Last Gasps of the Great Writers
John Ross.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851689514.  Daedalus Item Code: 43736
 
Did William Shakespeare's doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George ... (Read More)
 
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The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy
Wallis Wilde-Menozzi.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374280710.  Daedalus Item Code: 50460
 
Having hitchhiked to Rome as a student in the 1960s, American Wallis Wilde-Menozzi fell in love with Italy and eventually settled there. Featuring more than 100 black and white photographs, ... (Read More)
 
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
 
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
 
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
 
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
 
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