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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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The Odyssey
Homer. Samuel Butler, trans. Damian Stocking, intro.
Publisher: Barnes & Noble.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781435137738.  Daedalus Item Code: 51886
 
Following the warrior Odysseus home to Greece from the Trojan War, in a journey troubled at every turn by gods and demi-gods, Homer's epic tale is one of the founding works of Western literature. ... (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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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
T.S. Eliot. Axel Scheffler, illus.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571253609.  Daedalus Item Code: 53296
 
These playful cat poems by T.S. Eliot have delighted readers and cat lovers of all ages ever since they were first published in 1939—including a young Andrew Lloyd Webber, who years later set them to ... (Read More)
 
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On Travel
Charles Dickens. Pete Orford, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916123.  Daedalus Item Code: 50017
 
Along with being a consummate novelist, Charles Dickens also made his mark in the genre of travel writing. Undertaken out of curiosity and also inspired by his desire that his books should have ... (Read More)
 
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One Doctor: Close Calls, Cold Cases, and the Mysteries of Medicine
Brendan Reilly.
Publisher: Atria.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781476726359.  Daedalus Item Code: 52548
 
In this "astonishingly moving and incredibly personal account of a modern doctor" (Lancet), Brendan Reilly takes readers to the front lines of modern medicine. As his patients and their ... (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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