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Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism and All that Jazz
Kevin Jackson.
Publisher: Windmill Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099559023.  Daedalus Item Code: 51081
1922 was the spectacular year that F. Scott Fitzgerald chose as a backdrop for The Great Gatsby. It was also the year in which James Joyce's Ulysses and T.S. Eliot's The Waste ... (Read More)
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A Curious Invitation: The Forty Greatest Parties in Fiction
Suzette Field.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062271839.  Daedalus Item Code: 53520
Great literature is filled with feasts and parties—an endlessly useful device for the writer, not only for social commentary and satire but also as an occasion where characters can meet, fall in or ... (Read More)
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Dear Santa: Children's Christmas Letters and Wish Lists, 1870–1920
Mary Harrell-Sesniak, ed. J. Harmon Flagstone, commentary.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452140186.  Daedalus Item Code: 63248
Long before Virginia O'Hanlon's famous 1897 letter to New York's Sun, which editor Frank Church replied to with "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," newspapers often fielded children's ... (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 Dictionary of Mythology: An A–Z of Themes, Legends and Heroes
J.A. Coleman. George Davidson, ed.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784044787.  Daedalus Item Code: 64236
An engineer and surveyor as well as a logophile and author of several crossword dictionaries, James Coleman produced the encyclopedic first edition of The Dictionary of Mythology in 2007, a ... (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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Dogfight at the Pentagon: Sergeant Dogs, Grumpy Cats, Wallflower Wingmen, and Other Lunacy from the Wall Street Journal's A-Hed Column
Barry Newman, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062333193.  Daedalus Item Code: 54072
One of the Wall Street Journal's most popular features for more than 70 years, the daily A-Hed column—named for a graphical header that suggested the letter A—has diverted readers from the ... (Read More)
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Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt's Religious Paintings
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802812827.  Daedalus Item Code: 63537
Pairing reproductions of 18 masterworks by Rembrandt van Rijn with original poems reflecting on them, this lovely book encourages readers to ponder the artistic and spiritual themes behind some of ... (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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East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg
Gordon Ball.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619020177.  Daedalus Item Code: 53437
"This was Allen Ginsberg," Gordon Ball declares after recounting intimate moments with the Beat generation poet on East Hill Farm. During the late 1960s, Ginsberg funded what he hoped was "a haven ... (Read More)
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
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