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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
 
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar gives us a follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
 
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The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385721271.  Daedalus Item Code: 43521
 
In 1962, at age 17, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, but left her order after seven brutally unhappy years as a nun. Free to pursue English literature at Oxford, however, she found that convent ... (Read More)
 
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Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
Billy Crystal.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805098204.  Daedalus Item Code: 38931
 
Just like 77 million of his fellow baby boomers, Billy Crystal is turning 65—and he’s not happy about it. With his trademark wit and warmth, he outlines the absurdities and challenges that come with ... (Read More)
 
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Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham
Mary S. Lovell.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393339154.  Daedalus Item Code: 41485
 
Born in England and raised in Kenya, Beryl Markham was a notorious beauty who trained racehorses and had scandalous affairs, though today she is most remembered for her pioneering nonstop flight from ... (Read More)
 
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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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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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Theodore Rex
Edmund Morris.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812966008.  Daedalus Item Code: 42905
 
(Winner of the 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Award for Biography) Following the new president Theodore "TR" Roosevelt as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency ... (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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Titanic Thompson: Card-Sharking, Gun-Slinging, Fast-Living American Legend
Kevin Cook.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330529952.  Daedalus Item Code: 43948
 
Traveling only with his golf clubs, a .45 revolver, and a suitcase full of cash, Alvin "Titanic" Thompson (1892–1974) killed five men, won and lost millions, and was married five times to teenaged ... (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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Tolstoy: A Russian Life
Rosamund Bartlett.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151014385.  Daedalus Item Code: 43271
 
The author of Chekhov: Scenes from a Life and a translator of his stories, Rosamund Bartlett here looks to the literary figure that Chekhov—and indeed all of Russia—revered above all others. ... (Read More)
 
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