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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 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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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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Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir
Diana Athill.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393338003.  Daedalus Item Code: 51334
(Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and the Costa Book Award for Biography) One of the great editors in British publishing, Diana Athill spent more than ... (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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Song Without Words: The Photographs & Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy
Leah Bendavid-Val.
Publisher: National Geographic.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781426201738.  Daedalus Item Code: 53875
Married to a titan of the literary world in pre-revolutionary Russia, Sophia Tolstoy was a deeply religious and traditional woman as well as a rebellious and remarkably modern one. For 48 years she ... (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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The Spoken Word: American Writers
The British Library Board.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: 3 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9780712305440.  Daedalus Item Code: 41155
An interview with James Thurber aboard the Mauretania while berthed at Southampton, England. Eudora Welty reading an extract from her first collection of short stories and Eugene O'Neill reading from ... (Read More)
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The Stars and the Stillness: A Portrait of George MacDonald
Kathy Triggs.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718826253.  Daedalus Item Code: 52464
Hailed in his day as the equal of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, George MacDonald (1824–1905) made his mark as a poet, Christian apologist, and the author of both realistic fiction and such ... (Read More)
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Stories from the Kitchen
Diana Secker Tesdell, ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907597.  Daedalus Item Code: 59905
This fine Everyman's Library collection is a smorgasbord of stories with food in the starring role, served up by masters of fiction from Charles Dickens, Anton Chekhov, and Isaac Bashevis Singer to ... (Read More)
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
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Strindberg: A Life
Sue Prideaux.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300136937.  Daedalus Item Code: 51994
(Winner of the 2012 Duff Cooper Prize and a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize) The author of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream here gives us ... (Read More)
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