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West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
Lorna Gibb.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464734.  Daedalus Item Code: 53607
 
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, Rebecca West was a young woman and a budding actress when she changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm. West became a ... (Read More)
 
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Why I Read: The Serious Pleasure of Books
Wendy Lesser.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374289201.  Daedalus Item Code: 62042
 
The founder and editor of The Threepenny Review, Wendy Lesser draws on a lifetime of reading, and decades of editing one of America's most distinguished literary magazines to describe her love ... (Read More)
 
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The Woman Reader
Belinda Jack.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300120455.  Daedalus Item Code: 61546
 
In a lively story rarely told, the author of George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large here explores the evolution of women's reading and the seemingly endless controversies it has inspired. ... (Read More)
 
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The Word Exchange: Anglo-Saxon Poems in Translation
Greg Delanty & Michael Matto, eds. Seamus Heaney, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079012.  Daedalus Item Code: 61189
 
Encompassing a wide range of voices—from weary sailors to forlorn wives, and from heroic saints to drunken louts—the 123 poems collected here form a composite portrait of medieval England. Offered ... (Read More)
 
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The Work of Print: Authorship and the English Text Trades, 1660–1760
Lisa Maruca.
Publisher: Washington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780295987576.  Daedalus Item Code: 60021
 
Tracing a shift in the definition of literature that came about largely in the 18th century, English professor Lisa Maruca considers how the creation of books, or the "work of print," was at first ... (Read More)
 
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The World of Charles Dickens: The Life, Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist
Martin Fido.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847329431.  Daedalus Item Code: 53163
 
Also the author of the 1970 Short Illustrated Life of Charles Dickens—hailed by The Dickensian as one of the two best books marking the centenary of Dickens's death—Martin Fido here ... (Read More)
 
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The World of Dylan Thomas
Peter Stevenson.
Publisher: Pitkin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841655345.  Daedalus Item Code: 62357
 
Although writing predominantly in the English language, Dylan Thomas is often regarded as Wales's finest poet. He became popular in his lifetime and remained so after his premature death, acquiring a ... (Read More)
 
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Yaddo: Making American Culture
Micki McGee, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231147378.  Daedalus Item Code: 54832
 
Established as an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, New York, by a pair of philanthropists, Yaddo has hosted some of the 20th century's most renowned writers, composers, and artists, including ... (Read More)
 
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Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man
Anthony Sattin.
Publisher: John Murray.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848549128.  Daedalus Item Code: 61318
 
The heroism of T.E. Lawrence during the Arab revolt and his disgust at the subsequent betrayal of the Arabs in the postwar negotiations have become the stuff of legend, but the adventures of Lawrence ... (Read More)
 
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The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Peter Finn & Petra Couvée.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307908001.  Daedalus Item Code: 62069
 
Knowing that his novel Dr. Zhivago was too critical of the 1917 revolution to be published in his native Russia, Boris Pasternak entrusted the manuscript to an Italian publisher in 1956. ... (Read More)
 
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