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Sartre's Sink: The Great Writers' Complete Book of DIY
Mark Crick.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847080479.  Daedalus Item Code: 53603
For too long, Do-it-Yourself books have suffered the neglect of the literary establishment. Finally, in this follow-up to Kafka's Soup, Mark Crick gives us a collection of essential DIY tips ... (Read More)
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Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird
Mary McDonagh Murphy. Wally Lamb, foreword.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061924125.  Daedalus Item Code: 51330
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize–winning book, published in 1960, is the first adult novel that many of us remember reading, a national touchstone that continues to sell nearly a million copies a year—and ... (Read More)
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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062009869.  Daedalus Item Code: 23955
The author of The American Future: A History and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rough Crossings here brings his keen critical sensibility to a wide range of topics. ... (Read More)
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The Secret
Charlotte Brontë. Salley Vickers, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911258.  Daedalus Item Code: 53789
In their teenage years, Charlotte Brontë and her talented siblings amused themselves with the writing of offbeat fantasies about powerful lords and ladies in far-off lands. Originating in that era, ... (Read More)
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
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Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation
J.D. McClatchy, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066098.  Daedalus Item Code: 23894
The editor of the Yale Review and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as a finalist for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, J.D. McClatchy is also a librettist with ... (Read More)
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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
Harold Bloom.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300187946.  Daedalus Item Code: 52770
The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Charles Nicholl.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781855143678.  Daedalus Item Code: 36209
William Shakespeare and his contemporaries helped create not only a new kind of theatre but also a new form of language, finding expression for what it means to be human. Charles Nicholl, who ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare Insult Generator: Mix and Match More than 150,000 Insults in the Bard's Own Words
Barry Kraft.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452127750.  Daedalus Item Code: 53874
Say what you will about the Bard of Stratford; he certainly had a way of slinging an outrageous arrow or two. You too can put dullards and miscreants in their place with this entertaining little ... (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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Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles
Pierre Bayard. Charlotte Mandell, trans.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596916449.  Daedalus Item Code: 53883
Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Pierre Bayard's entertaining re-investigation of The Hound of the Baskervilles proves that ... (Read More)
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