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Boyhood Days
Rabindranath Tagore. Amartya Sen, foreword. Radha Chakravarty, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843918509.  Daedalus Item Code: 50347
 
Celebrated for Gitanjali and The Home and the World, 1913 Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is one of India's preeminent literary figures. Published the year before he died, this 1940 ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Guide to the World's Most Famous Detective
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762444083.  Daedalus Item Code: 42867
 
Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, the most famous detective in the world appeared originally in four novels and 56 short stories. Sherlock Holmes was not the first literary detective, yet he ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Leo Tolstoy
Anthony Briggs.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919117.  Daedalus Item Code: 50362
 
A man of stark contradictions and boundless energy, Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) was born into a life of privilege, yet became a soldier, novelist, and religious philosopher. In this succinct biography, ... (Read More)
 
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Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn
Julia Spicher Kasdorf & Michael Tyrell, eds. Hal Sirowitz, foreword.
Publisher: NYU.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780814748039.  Daedalus Item Code: 41799
 
Famed for its remarkable bridge and the nostalgic pleasures of Coney Island, this tribute to New York City's most populous borough features 135 poems from the colonial period to the present, ... (Read More)
 
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Che in Verse
Gavin O'Toole & Georgina Jimenez, eds.
Publisher: Aflame Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780955233951.  Daedalus Item Code: 43281
 
The iconic revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara was a devoted fan of poetry, able to reel off numerous poems from memory; in this anthology the poets reciprocate with impassioned tributes of their ... (Read More)
 
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The Contemplated Spouse: The Letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie
J. Donald Blount, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570032486.  Daedalus Item Code: 23709
 
Here in a single volume are the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to the woman with whom he shared his life, Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over 25 years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's ... (Read More)
 
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A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball
Susannah Fullerton.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232457.  Daedalus Item Code: 50661
 
Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers and shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening at a Basingstoke assembly ball; dances figure so prominently in her novels ... (Read More)
 
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Dearest Father
Franz Kafka. Hannah & Richard Stokes, trans.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781847490254.  Daedalus Item Code: 51577
 
In such novels as The Metamorphosis and The Trial, Franz Kafka betrays a fear of paternal authority that was hardly fictional for this Czech author. Written in 1919 while suffering from ... (Read More)
 
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Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien: Myth and Modernity
Patrick Curry.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780618478859.  Daedalus Item Code: 44236
 
What is the reward for the millions all over the world who continue to read J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings? A Tolkien scholar whose commentary has been featured in DVD recordings of ... (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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Early Auden
Edward Mendelson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571197835.  Daedalus Item Code: 32891
 
This acclaimed study from 1981 of W.H. Auden's writings up to 1939 remains one of the most penetrating, detailed, and informative examinations of the poet's prewar poetry and ideas. Auden's friend ... (Read More)
 
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