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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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Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes, Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication
Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez & Rob Flynn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195389135.  Daedalus Item Code: 20820
 
Our everyday lives are inevitably touched and enriched by an extraordinary variety of very brief forms of verbal communication, from classified ads to street signs, from ancient graffiti to current ... (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 I Have Thought of You: The Letters of Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald. A.S. Byatt, preface. Terence Dooley, intro.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780007136407.  Daedalus Item Code: 50195
 
Having begun her writing career at age 58, Penelope Fitzgerald made up for lost time with a string of celebrated biographies and novels, including the Booker Prize winner, The Blue Flower. 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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So Long, Scout and Other Stories: More Outdoor Stories of Maine
Gerald E. Lewis.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780945432005.  Daedalus Item Code: 41561
 
A native of Boothbay Harbor, Gerald Lewis retired from a career as an English teacher, tree surgeon, plumber, clam- and worm-digger, hunter and trapper, Registered Maine Guide, deck hand, potato ... (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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