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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014
Daniel Handler, ed. Lemony Snicket, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544129665.  Daedalus Item Code: 54415
 
Though founding series editor Dave Eggers has left the building—so far as The Best American Nonrequired Reading is concerned, anyway—he has put the enormously popular series in the capable ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Adam Johnson, ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569638.  Daedalus Item Code: 62871
 
Founded by former series editor Dave Eggers and his high-school-age writing students at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, this enormously popular series is edited this year by Adam Johnson, a creative ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2016
Jonathan Franzen, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544812109.  Daedalus Item Code: 69434
 
A true essay is "something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author's personal experience and subjectivity," writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016
Rachel Kushner, ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544812116.  Daedalus Item Code: 69437
 
In a small but comfortable conference room, in a publishing house in San Francisco, a group of high school students met weekly over the previous year to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic ... (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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The Big Book of Jack the Ripper: The Most Complete Compendium of Ripper Stories Ever Assembled
Otto Penzler, ed.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781101971130.  Daedalus Item Code: 69401
 
Of all the serial killers whose gruesome deeds have splashed across headlines, few have reached the near-mythical status of Jack the Ripper. Terrorizing London with a sudden rash of violent murders ... (Read More)
 
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Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics 1965–1999
Paul McCartney.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571209927.  Daedalus Item Code: 62953
 
While Paul McCartney's lyrics to such songs as "Eleanor Rigby" and "Penny Lane" rank as poetry, one of the pleasures of this collection is seeing how well Sir Paul's words hold up without his ... (Read More)
 
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A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Richard Kennedy. John Randle, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914617.  Daedalus Item Code: 53671
 
In 1926, 16-year-old Richard Kennedy became Leonard Woolf's protégé at the Woolfs' Hogarth Press. Some 45 years later, and by then a professional illustrator known for such books as The Kingdom of ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to William Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd, intro.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849010481.  Daedalus Item Code: 70429
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
 
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Honoré de Balzac
David Carter.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919087.  Daedalus Item Code: 50351
 
The author of the monumental cycle of novels and stories The Human Comedy, Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was an extraordinarily prolific writer, and is regarded as one of the founding fathers ... (Read More)
 
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The Brontës in Brussels
Helen MacEwan.
Publisher: Peter Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780720615883.  Daedalus Item Code: 62989
 
In 1842, five years before they became popular authors, Charlotte Brontë and her sister Emily arrived in Brussels to "improve their languages," as the British say; "I could acquire a thorough ... (Read More)
 
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