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Shakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Plume.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780147515360.  Daedalus Item Code: 61567
 
William Shakespeare was so prolific that even most scholars would welcome the occasional refresher course—and most of the rest of us haven't even a clue as to what a petard actually is. And so, for ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Clinton Heylin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306818059.  Daedalus Item Code: 41016
 
A "bookleg," as defined by Clinton Heylin, is an unauthorized collection of previously unavailable material that has been published without the author's permission—a bootlegged book. And though the ... (Read More)
 
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Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
Rita Dove.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070088.  Daedalus Item Code: 21042
 
In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove re-creates the life of a 19th-century virtuoso violinist. The son ... (Read More)
 
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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 penned this follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (Read More)
 
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The Spoken Word: American Writers
The British Library Board.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9780712305440.  Daedalus Item Code: 41155
 
An interview with James Thurber aboard the Mauretania while berthed at Southampton, England. Eudora Welty reading an extract from her first collection of short stories and Eugene O'Neill ... (Read More)
 
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The Stars and the Stillness: A Portrait of George MacDonald
Kathy Triggs.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718826253.  Daedalus Item Code: 52464
 
Hailed in his day as the equal of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, George MacDonald (1824–1905) made his mark as a poet, Christian apologist, and the author of both realistic fiction and such ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Spanish
Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312656027.  Daedalus Item Code: 62063
 
Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language? From the Phoenicians' discovery of Spain to Cervantes penning Don ... (Read More)
 
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Strindberg: A Life
Sue Prideaux.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136937.  Daedalus Item Code: 51994
 
(Winner of the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) The author of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream here gives us ... (Read More)
 
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Sydney and Violet: Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce and the Excruciatingly Irascible Wyndham Lewis
Stephen Klaidman.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534093.  Daedalus Item Code: 53395
 
Even the most brilliant writer is nothing without the right reader. To many of the most creative minds in pre–World War II Britain, those readers included Sydney and Violet Schiff. Sydney, himself a ... (Read More)
 
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Table of Contents: From Breakfast with Anita Diamant to Dessert with James Patterson—A Generous Helping of Recipes, Writings and Insights from Today's Bestselling Authors
Judy Gelman & Vicki Levy Krupp.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440504037.  Daedalus Item Code: 43154
 
If you've wished you could enjoy an Italian dinner with Frances Mayes, or wanted to get a peek at Philippa Gregory's Tudor cookbook, the creators of BookClubCookbook.com break bread with some of our ... (Read More)
 
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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
Reza Aslan, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065855.  Daedalus Item Code: 41486
 
Spanning a century of modern Middle Eastern literature—from the Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand ... (Read More)
 
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