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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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Diaries and Selected Letters
Mikhail Bulgakov. Roger Cockrell, trans.
Publisher: Alma Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847493033.  Daedalus Item Code: 51563
 
Spending much of his career under the scrutiny of the secret police, Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov (1891–1940) wrote The Master and Margarita—now recognized as one of the 20th century's ... (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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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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The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness
Lila Azam Zanganeh.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079920.  Daedalus Item Code: 41472
 
Delving into the literary worlds of Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory; Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Lila Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, ... (Read More)
 
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781605982809.  Daedalus Item Code: 40260
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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Enthusiasms
Mark Girouard.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711233294.  Daedalus Item Code: 50663
 
Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville-West's real grandfather? And what clues are there to the identity of "Walter," doyen of Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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