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Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies
Charles Dickens & Edward Caswall. Phiz, illus. Paul Schlicke, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199603282.  Daedalus Item Code: 43619
 
Praised by biographer Claire Tomalin as "young Dickens at his most playful," this delightful volume showcases two collections of little-known sketches by Charles Dickens from the start of his career, ... (Read More)
 
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Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
 
The Nobel Prize–winning author of Blindness, Death with Interruptions, and The Elephant's Journey here offers a mosaic of his youth in Portugal—vignettes of small events, ... (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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Some Remarks
Neal Stephenson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878556.  Daedalus Item Code: 38329
 
The multiple Hugo and Locus Award–winning author of Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Reamde, Neal Stephenson here collects previously published short writings, both fiction and ... (Read More)
 
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"Something Urgent I Have to Say to You": The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams
Herbert Leibowitz.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374113292.  Daedalus Item Code: 33085
 
Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era—Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others—William Carlos Williams made a radical break with the modernist ... (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 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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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 reading from ... (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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