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The Ultimate, Illustrated Beats Chronology
Robert Niemi.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593764111.  Daedalus Item Code: 32402
 
Did you know that just a few weeks after the German 6th Army surrendered at Stalingrad, Jack Kerouac reported to the Newport, Rhode Island, U.S. Naval Training Station, served only eight days on ... (Read More)
 
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An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula—and More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature
Jamie Cox Roberston.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440504174.  Daedalus Item Code: 42472
 
"One is not born a woman, one becomes one," wrote Simone de Beauvoir, and here the founding editor of Southern Literary Review and author of A Literary Paris introduces us to 25 of the ... (Read More)
 
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Under My Skin: Volume One of My Autobiography, to 1949
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060926649.  Daedalus Item Code: 42990
 
"I was born with skins too few. Or they were scrubbed off me by ... robust and efficient hands." The experiences absorbed through these "skins too few" are evoked in this first memoir by Nobel ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Evolution of Language: Discover the Surprising Etymology of Everyday Words
Justin Cord Hayes.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440542787.  Daedalus Item Code: 33064
 
You could call this book awful and the author wouldn't even mind. In fact, as Justin Cord Hayes tells us, "awful" once meant something worthy of respect or fear, inspiring awe, just as "bully" was ... (Read More)
 
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Unpacking the Boxes: A Memoir of a Life in Poetry
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547247946.  Daedalus Item Code: 34134
 
"Most memoirs begin with a birth, but [Donald] Hall's starts with another sort of becoming: 'At fourteen I decided to spend my life writing poetry, which is what I have done.' Soon Hall moves from ... (Read More)
 
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The Virago Book of Christmas
Michelle Lovric, ed.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781860499227.  Daedalus Item Code: 43287
 
"Christmas began with a good but harassed woman giving birth, with great joy, in difficult domestic circumstances," writes Michelle Lovric in her introduction to this anthology. "Somewhere between ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Susan Richards Shreve.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547053837.  Daedalus Item Code: 10281
 
Just after her 11th birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. The polio haven, famously founded by FDR, was "a perfect setting in time and place and ... (Read More)
 
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Websterisms: A Collection of Words and Definitions Set Forth by the Founding Father of American English
Arthur Schulman. Jill Lepore, intro.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416561361.  Daedalus Item Code: 00555
 
What makes American English American? In 1800, irascible patriot Noah Webster set out to answer this question by tirelessly recording the vocabulary of the American citizen. Though he was a political ... (Read More)
 
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