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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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Collected Poems 1934–1953
Dylan Thomas.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753810668.  Daedalus Item Code: 50260
 
Renowned for his intensely lyrical poems and notorious for his dissolute lifestyle, Welsh author Dylan Thomas completed five volumes of verse before his death at age 39. This anthology collects all ... (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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Country Girl: A Memoir
Edna O'Brien.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571269433.  Daedalus Item Code: 50330
 
(Winner of the 2012 Irish Book Award for Nonfiction, and one of the New York Times Notable Books of 2013)When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in ... (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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Dante's Inferno
Dante Alighieri. Steve Ellis, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099583424.  Daedalus Item Code: 50224
 
When Dante, as a character in his own masterwork, finds himself lost in a dark and menacing wood, the ghost of Virgil offers to lead him to safety. It is a path that will take him through the kingdom ... (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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Dictionary of Word Origins: The Histories of More Than 8,000 English-Language Words
John Ayto.
Publisher: Arcade.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781611450538.  Daedalus Item Code: 50130
 
What is the linguistic link between such words as map and apron, acrobat and oxygen, zeal and jealousy, flour and pollen, secret and crime? Did you know that Yankee began as a nickname for Dutchmen? ... (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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