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Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism
Deborah Lutz.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068320.  Daedalus Item Code: 23891
 
In her smart, provocative account of the erotic undercurrent beneath the surface of Victorian London, Deborah Lutz reveals a daring group of artists and thinkers who defied propriety to explore their ... (Read More)
 
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The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family
John Lithgow, compiler.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446580021.  Daedalus Item Code: 53251
 
From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Here he presents an outstanding treasury of ... (Read More)
 
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The Poetry Lesson
Andrei Codrescu.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691147246.  Daedalus Item Code: 31816
 
In his hilarious account of the first day of a creative writing course taught by a "typical fin-de-siècle salaried beatnik" (one with an antic imagination, an outsized personality and libido, and an ... (Read More)
 
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The Poetry of Sex
Sophie Hannah, ed.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670921836.  Daedalus Item Code: 50735
 
Romance and poetry seem to go hand in hand, but sex as well—implicit or explicit, nuanced or stark—has long been a staple theme for poets, from Catullus pleading with Lesbos to Walt Whitman singing ... (Read More)
 
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The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099416937.  Daedalus Item Code: 53300
 
Translated in 20 languages and read around the world, The Prophet is the best known and best loved of Kahlil Gibran's many writings. Gibran lets his protagonist, called simply the Prophet, ... (Read More)
 
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Prose & Verse in Praise of Nature
Mari Friend, illus.
Publisher: Brockhampton.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781860194115.  Daedalus Item Code: 52720
 
A truly lovely little book, illuminated with the naturalist art of Mari Friend, this compact treasury is a celebration of the creatures and plants in our own backyard, in all seasons of the year. ... (Read More)
 
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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Lorenza Foschini. Eric Karpeles, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061965678.  Daedalus Item Code: 22321
 
Imagine owning something personal that had once belonged to your literary hero. Although Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, his real ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (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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Rilke: A Life
Wolfgang Leppmann. Russell M. Stockman & Richard Exner, trans.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718826208.  Daedalus Item Code: 52462
 
Often considered the greatest German poet of the 20th century, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a man of tremendous contradictions. As Wolfgang Leppmann documents in this biography—which draws ... (Read More)
 
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