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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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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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The Tastemaker: Carl van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America
Edward White.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374201579.  Daedalus Item Code: 54557
 
One of the early 20th century's most influential cultural impresarios, Carl Van Vechten was a patron and dealmaker of the Harlem Renaissance, a photographer who captured the era's icons, and a ... (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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The Thoreau You Don't Know: The Father of Nature Writers on the Importance of Cities, Finance, and Fooling Around
Robert Sullivan.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061710322.  Daedalus Item Code: 61662
 
(A New York Times Editors' Choice) Many readers think they know Henry David Thoreau, imagining the solitary curmudgeon with the shack out in the woods. But in this delightfully engaging ... (Read More)
 
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Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
Tom Robbins.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062267405.  Daedalus Item Code: 54080
 
"This is not an autobiography. God forbid!" writes Tom Robbins in this book. Autobiography is fueled by ego and I could make a long list of persons whose belly buttons I'd rather be contemplating ... (Read More)
 
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Tigress of Forlì: The Life of Caterina Sforza
Elizabeth Lev.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908800176.  Daedalus Item Code: 54263
 
A strategist to match Machiavelli (with whom she had an affair), a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias, a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak, and a mother ... (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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The Torch in My Ear
Elias Canetti.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847083579.  Daedalus Item Code: 53088
 
In his second memoir, Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti (1905–94) gives us a perceptive portrait of Vienna and Berlin in the 1920s, and of Canetti's admiration for his first great mentor, the Viennese ... (Read More)
 
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Townie: A Memoir
Andre Dubus III.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393064667.  Daedalus Item Code: 23897
 
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand ... (Read More)
 
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Travelling to Infinity: The True Story Behind The Theory of Everything
Jane Hawking.
Publisher: Alma Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846883668.  Daedalus Item Code: 54352
 
Even as he made unprecedented discoveries in cosmology, Stephen Hawking's body was gradually incapacitated by ALS, a motor neurone disease; his wife Jane put her own career on hold and balanced his ... (Read More)
 
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