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The Best American Essays 2014
John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544309906.  Daedalus Item Code: 49515
 
In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Sports Writing 2014
Christopher McDougall, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544147003.  Daedalus Item Code: 49517
 
Though most long-form sports journalism is passed over today in favor of catchy numbered lists, there are still exceptional stories that demand more investigation, detail, and time—the emphasis of ... (Read More)
 
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Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (Read More)
 
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
 
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
 
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Essays After Eighty
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544287044.  Daedalus Item Code: 59260
 
National Medal of the Arts honoree and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, marked by great triumph and shattering loss; here he contemplates the "unknown, ... (Read More)
 
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Fables
Jean de La Fontaine. Gordon Pirie, trans. Gilbert Adair, foreword. Robert Chandler, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911722.  Daedalus Item Code: 50369
 
From "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to "The Hare and the Tortoise," this dual-language collection of poems by Jean de La Fontaine (1621–95) features some of the world's greatest and best-known fables. ... (Read More)
 
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Going Home
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976309.  Daedalus Item Code: 44341
 
This is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in which she grew up and in which so much of her emotion and her concern remained invested. Returning to Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Jumping Frog, Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn, A True Story, and Other Writings
Mark Twin.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060727864.  Daedalus Item Code: 51047
 
In a less-than-kind summation on the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain once wrote: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure ... (Read More)
 
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Hiding Man: A Biography of Donald Barthelme
Tracy Daughtery.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312429300.  Daedalus Item Code: 52068
 
(A NYTBR Editor's Choice and the Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction) Among the 20th century's most influential short story writers, Donald Barthelme (1931–89) ... (Read More)
 
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House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann
Evelyn Juers.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374533410.  Daedalus Item Code: 40829
 
(Winner of Australia's 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Nonfiction) In 1933 the author and political activist Heinrich Mann and his partner Nelly Kroeger fled Nazi Germany, finding ... (Read More)
 
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Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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