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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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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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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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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 50758
 
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
 
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She Matters: A Life in Friendship
Susanna Sonnenberg.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439190609.  Daedalus Item Code: 42384
 
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) The best friend who broke up with you, the older girl at school you worshipped, the friend who betrayed you—and the friend you ... (Read More)
 
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