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Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
Philip F. Gura.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780809094455.  Daedalus Item Code: 44290
The author of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist American Transcendentalism: A History, cultural historian Philip Gura here presents an original and illuminating survey of ... (Read More)
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Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Oliver Sacks.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375704048.  Daedalus Item Code: 54039
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) Scientist and storyteller Oliver Sacks evokes the wartime England of his childhood in this memoir, in which he reveals how his early ... (Read More)
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An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula—and More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature
Jamie Cox Roberston.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440504174.  Daedalus Item Code: 42472
"One is not born a woman, one becomes one," wrote Simone de Beauvoir, and here the founding editor of Southern Literary Review and author of A Literary Paris introduces us to 25 of the ... (Read More)
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (Read More)
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Venus in the Cloister: Or the Nun in a Chemise
Abbé du Prat. Andrew Brown, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911920.  Daedalus Item Code: 53815
Naïve Sister Agnès was only 13 when she entered the convent, but she is soon under the tutelage of the considerably more worldly Sister Angélique, who will instruct her in bringing pleasure to ... (Read More)
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The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues—A History of Greenwich Village
John Strausbaugh.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062078193.  Daedalus Item Code: 53533
From Dutch settlers to Washington Square patricians, from the studios of abstract expressionists to the hangouts of the Beats, from the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire to the Stonewall riots, John ... (Read More)
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The Virago Book of Christmas
Michelle Lovric, ed.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781860499227.  Daedalus Item Code: 43287
"Christmas began with a good but harassed woman giving birth, with great joy, in difficult domestic circumstances," writes Michelle Lovric in her introduction to this anthology. "Somewhere between ... (Read More)
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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
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What Should I Do With My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Po Bronson.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758980.  Daedalus Item Code: 42336
Having traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, Po Bronson offers stories of 57 very different people trying to answer such questions as, "Is a career ... (Read More)
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Whitman: The Mystic Poets
Walt Whitman. Gary David Comstock, preface.
Publisher: Skylight Paths.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594730412.  Daedalus Item Code: 50475
Arguably the most innovative and influential American poet of the 19th century, the self-proclaimed "American Bard," Walt Whitman challenged his contemporaries to resist conforming to society and ... (Read More)
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