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Balzac's Omelette: A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honoré de Balzac
Anka Muhlstein. Adriana Hunter, trans.
Publisher: Armchair Traveller.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781907973222.  Daedalus Item Code: 54621
 
"Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are," Honoré de Balzac once claimed. France's food was hardly noteworthy before the Revolution, and Balzac ... (Read More)
 
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The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dickens: A Modern Guide to Britain's Most Famous Novelist
Brian Murray.
Publisher: Continuum.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780826418821.  Daedalus Item Code: 42568
 
Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he was immensely popular when he was alive, and his work has never fallen out of fashion. His larger-than-life style and over-the-top characters ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Dave Eggers, ed. Ray Bradbury, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547595962.  Daedalus Item Code: 42533
 
For 2012, the highly popular annual contribution to the Best American series from McSweeney's editor and part-time pirate Dave Eggers features an introduction by the late Ray Bradbury on the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013
Dave Eggers, ed. Walter Mosley, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544105508.  Daedalus Item Code: 52908
 
In his final turn as series editor, McSweeney's publisher Dave Eggers bows out gracefully, leaving the series in the hands of one of his former students at 826 Valencia, while "guest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2011
Edwidge Danticat, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547479774.  Daedalus Item Code: 22713
 
Twice nominated for the National Book Award, and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Brother, I'm Dying, Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat here presents the finest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2015
Ariel Levy, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569621.  Daedalus Item Code: 59574
 
"Writing an essay is like catching a wave," posits guest editor Ariel Levy. "To catch a wave, you need skill and nerve, not just moving water." This year's writers—including Hilton Als, Roger Angell, ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015
Adam Johnson, intro. & ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569638.  Daedalus Item Code: 59576
 
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 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 Best American Sports Writing 2015
Wright Thompson, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544340053.  Daedalus Item Code: 59577
 
For 25 years this particular Best American series has built a solid reputation for showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the past year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2015
Andrew McCarthy, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544569645.  Daedalus Item Code: 59578
 
In his introduction, guest editor Andrew McCarthy notes that the best travel writing is about "the anonymous and solitary traveler capturing a moment in time and place, giving meaning to his or her ... (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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Blues and Haikus
Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn & Zoot Sims.
Publisher: Rockbeat.   Format: 1 cutout audio CD.
ISBN: 3152.  Daedalus Item Code: 62662
 
A more deliberate, confident performance than his earlier recording Poetry for the Beat Generation, Jack Kerouac's Blues and Haikus sets the poet's readings to accompaniment from his ... (Read More)
 
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