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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
 
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
 
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Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan Goodman.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659853.  Daedalus Item Code: 44097
 
A list of the authors who have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly reads like a Who's Who of American literature, as it includes Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Frederick Douglass, ... (Read More)
 
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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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The Rights of the Reader
Daniel Pennac. Quentin Blake, illus. Sarah Adams, trans.
Publisher: Candlewick.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780763638016.  Daedalus Item Code: 50603
 
First published in 1992, Daniel Pennac's quirky paean to reading has sold more than a million copies in his native France. Drawing on his experiences as a young reader, a parent, and an inner-city ... (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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Rossetti: Painter and Poet
J.B. Bullen.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232259.  Daedalus Item Code: 50673
 
One of the most intriguing and flamboyant figures in 19th-century British art, Dante Gabriel Rossetti inspired the first Pre-Raphaelite generation of 1849 and the second generation ten years later. ... (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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Sapphira and the Slave Girl: Scholarly Edition
Willa Cather.
Publisher: Nebraska.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780803214354.  Daedalus Item Code: 43187
 
This 12th and final novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of One of Ours, completed in 1940, is her most intense fictional engagement with political and personal conflict. Set in ... (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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The Second Blush: Poems
Molly Peacock.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393337679.  Daedalus Item Code: 21041
 
Again demonstrating the "luxuriantly sensual imagination" (Washington Post) last seen in Molly Peacock's Cornucopia, this sixth book of her poetry celebrates marriage and a two-track ... (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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