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Charles Dickens
Michael Slater.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300170931.  Daedalus Item Code: 42504
 
The past president of the International Dickens Fellowship, former editor of The Dickensian, and longtime trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum, literature professor Michael Slater gives us an ... (Read More)
 
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The Chicken Chronicles: Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories: Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe: A Memoir
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595587749.  Daedalus Item Code: 34937
 
In this offbeat, compassionate, "eccentrically inspirational" (Kirkus Reviews) memoir, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple shares her experiences raising and caring ... (Read More)
 
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Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde
Charles Juliet. Tracy Cooke, Aude Jeanson, Axel Nesme, Morgaine Reinl, & Janey Tucker, translators.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564785312.  Daedalus Item Code: 33960
 
Friends, pessimists, recluses—Samuel Beckett and Dutch painter Bram van Velde first became acquainted during their lean years in 1930s Paris, and found they had much in common. Charles Juliet ... (Read More)
 
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Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
Robert Kurson.
Publisher: Random House/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780739489475.  Daedalus Item Code: 01019
 
By any definition Mike May was an exceptional person, breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. Amazingly, ... (Read More)
 
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Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child
Bob Spitz.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307272225.  Daedalus Item Code: 43103
 
(A Washington Post, NPR, and Time Magazine Best Book of 2012) A genuine rebel who took the pretensions that embellished French cuisine and fricasseed them to a fare-thee-well, ... (Read More)
 
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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
Simon Armitage, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393073973.  Daedalus Item Code: 41469
 
First appearing around 1400, The Alliterative Morte Arthure, or The Death of King Arthur, is one of the most spectacular poems ever written in Middle English. Only one copy of the ... (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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Dickens and the Artists
Mark Bills, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300176025.  Daedalus Item Code: 42485
 
A remarkably visual writer, Charles Dickens grew out of a tradition where illustrations formed a significant part of both serial publications and books, and maintained close friendships with such ... (Read More)
 
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery: and Other Implausibly Titled Books
Joel Rickett.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190195.  Daedalus Item Code: 31886
 
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize, Britain's annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year—a hilarious celebration of the barmy side of publishing. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfish Memory: A Memoir
Joseph A. Dane.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881571547.  Daedalus Item Code: 31401
 
The dogfish of Maine are gone, fished to the brink of extinction. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"—is it too gone for good? Joseph Dane is a Maine native who, despite being a professor of English ... (Read More)
 
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
 
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (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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