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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Rome and Rhetoric: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
Garry Wills.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300152180.  Daedalus Item Code: 42102
 
Renaissance plays and poetry in England were saturated with the rhetorical twists that Latin education made familiar to audiences and readers, yet even a formally educated man like Ben Jonson was ... (Read More)
 
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Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781888889680.  Daedalus Item Code: 30919
 
A quarter century ago Pushcart Press took aim at laughable reviews that had trashed literary masterpieces through the centuries, quoting some 175 attacks in a little book that itself became a ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Jeffrey Meyers.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465045716.  Daedalus Item Code: 32993
 
Ford Madox Ford declared him to be "the most tragic of all our major literary figures." Blessed with a formidable intellect and a burning passion for ideas, Samuel Johnson (17091784) also struggled ... (Read More)
 
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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062009869.  Daedalus Item Code: 23955
 
The author of The American Future: A History and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rough Crossings here brings his keen critical sensibility to a wide range of topics. ... (Read More)
 
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Secret Language
Barry J. Blake.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199579280.  Daedalus Item Code: 24149
 
Ciphers and codes conceal messages and protect secrets; symbols and runes contain hidden or ancient meanings; and languages made to baffle and confuse the uninitiated let insiders talk openly without ... (Read More)
 
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The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation
Geoffrey Chaucer. Sheila Fisher, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079456.  Daedalus Item Code: 23893
 
In this poetically faithful and engaging translation of 14 selected episodes from The Canterbury Tales, Sheila Fisher presents a vivid and lively new version of Geoffrey Chaucer's lyric ... (Read More)
 
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Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
J.D. McClatchy, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066098.  Daedalus Item Code: 23894
 
The editor of the Yale Review and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, J.D. McClatchy is also a librettist with ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Life, The Works, The Treasures
Catherine M.S. Alexander.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780233003214.  Daedalus Item Code: 36162
 
Produced in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and beautifully illustrated with photos from RSC performances and period artwork, this scrapbook album explores William Shakespeare's ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
 
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Charles Nicholl.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781855143678.  Daedalus Item Code: 36209
 
William Shakespeare and his contemporaries helped create not only a new kind of theatre but also a new form of language, finding expression for what it means to be human. Charles Nicholl, who ... (Read More)
 
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