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Collected Nonfiction, Vol. 1: Selections from the Autobiography, Letters, Essays, and Speeches
Mark Twain. Adam Hochschild, intro.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781101907702.  Daedalus Item Code: 69409
 
Whether crossing the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans or blazing through Europe and the Americas, Mark Twain turned his wit, candor, and acerbic sarcasm on all his experiences. Along with scores of ... (Read More)
 
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Crime: A Series of Extraordinary Interviews Exposing the World of Crime—Real and Imagined
Alix Lambert.
Publisher: Fuel Publications.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780955006180.  Daedalus Item Code: 70142
 
When authors write about crime, directors make gangster films, or actors depict criminal behavior, should they pursue realism and unsparing detail, or should they avoid exposing viewers and readers ... (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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The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime
Harold Bloom.
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812997828.  Daedalus Item Code: 63713
 
(Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews) What makes the classic American writers different from their European predecessors? It is the intensity ... (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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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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Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats: And 366 Other Bits of Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Times
Kathryn & Ross Petras.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780761156147.  Daedalus Item Code: 64466
 
When life hands you lemons, it's inspiring to hear from people who've made (and drunk) the lemonade. People who've been there and done that, who've graduated from the school of hard knocks and never ... (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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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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