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Arthur Rimbaud: Presence of an Enigma
Jean-Luc Steinmetz. Jon Graham, trans.
Publisher: Welcome Rain.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566492515.  Daedalus Item Code: 43288
 
(A 2001 LA Times Best Book of the Year; Winner of the Grand Prix de L'Académie Française) He gave up writing poetry in his early twenties and he only lived to be 37, yet Arthur Rimbaud ... (Read More)
 
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At the Loch of the Green Corrie
Andrew Greig.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847249968.  Daedalus Item Code: 40808
 
"I should like you to fish for me at the Loch of the Green Corrie," Norman MacCaig commanded Andrew Greig, just months before his death. "Go to Lochinver and ask for a man named Norman MacAskill—if ... (Read More)
 
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Bad Girls Need Love Too: Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction
Gary Lovisi.
Publisher: Krause.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440213571.  Daedalus Item Code: 32695
 
They were the sirens of the pulp fiction racks; daringly dressed or undressed, these voluptuous vixens lounged across lurid paperback covers, promising sin and seduction while really just looking for ... (Read More)
 
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Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenius Tales of Words and Their Origins
Michael Quinion.
Publisher: Smithsonian.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781588342195.  Daedalus Item Code: 44278
 
With engaging wit and considerably more authority than most self-described word mavens, OED contributor and WorldWideWords.org host Michael Quinion demonstrates here that the real story of a ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside Book of Beasts: A Wildlife Miscellany
Graeme Gibson.
Publisher: Nan A. Talese.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385524599.  Daedalus Item Code: 12912
 
This beautifully illuminated companion to Graeme Gibson's Bedside Book of Birds explores the relationships between predators and their prey in the animal kingdom—here are beasts rampaging and ... (Read More)
 
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Ben Jonson: A Life
Ian Donaldson.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780198129769.  Daedalus Item Code: 43564
 
The greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Ben Jonson is remembered not only for the numerous plays and poems he wrote, but also for his contentious life and career. Ian Donaldson's biography ... (Read More)
 
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread: Clichés: What They Mean and Where They Came From
Nigel Fountain.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606525678.  Daedalus Item Code: 43732
 
Some say you should avoid them like the plague, but why re-invent the wheel? Falling somewhere between the quote and the idiom, the cliché is a handy device for getting an established idea across ... (Read More)
 
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Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
Margo Hammond & Ellen Heltzel.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780738212296.  Daedalus Item Code: 01255
 
The Ebert & Roeper of the bibliophile world, Margo Hammond (longtime book editor for the St. Petersburg Times) and Ellen Heltzel (a member of the National Book Critics Circle) here recommend ... (Read More)
 
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Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers
Lesley McDowell.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590202388.  Daedalus Item Code: 22284
 
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? And why did Simone de ... (Read More)
 
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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
C.D. Rose, ed. Andrew Gallix, intro.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781612193786.  Daedalus Item Code: 59082
 
Compiling more than 51 of history's most notable cases of authors suffering a complete lack of literary success, this darkly comic, decidedly erudite little tome profiles the greatest writers who ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of William: How Shakespeare's First Folio Conquered the World
Paul Collins.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596911956.  Daedalus Item Code: 33167
 
A book sold for shillings in the streets of London, later whisked away to Manhattan for millions, and then stored deep within the vaults of Tokyo, William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623 has, above ... (Read More)
 
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