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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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Edith Wharton
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Pimlico.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845952013.  Daedalus Item Code: 52860
 
In this widely acclaimed 2007 biography, Hermione Lee does away with the image of the snobbish bluestocking and gives us a new Edith Wharton—tough, startlingly modern, and as brilliant and complex as ... (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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Emily Dickinson: Poetry for Young People
Emily Dickinson. Frances Schoonmaker Bolin, ed. Chi Chung, illus.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402754739.  Daedalus Item Code: 54617
 
Through the eyes of Emily Dickinson, a simple walk with her dog becomes a visit to the sea; the month of March is a long-awaited friend; a bird, setting off in flight, transforms into a charming ... (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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Essays After Eighty
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544287044.  Daedalus Item Code: 59260
 
National Medal of the Arts honoree and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, marked by great triumph and shattering loss; here he contemplates the "unknown, ... (Read More)
 
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Europe in the Looking-Glass
Robert Byron. Jan Morris, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913573.  Daedalus Item Code: 53693
 
In the 1920s, most of Europe was still an unfamiliar place to the average Englishman, so the author of The Road to Oxiana and three friends took a drive across the continent, lingering along ... (Read More)
 
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