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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 (17851859) 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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Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True
Elizabeth Berg.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062200440.  Daedalus Item Code: 51306
 
Both a primer and a writer's autobiography, this book by the author of Tapestry of Fortunes and Open House provides aspiring authors with ideas to stimulate their creativity and offers ... (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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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
D.T. Max.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025923.  Daedalus Item Code: 52565
 
Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of 46 in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In this, the first full biography of the writer, ... (Read More)
 
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Everyman's Joyce
W. Terrence Gordon, Eri Hamaji & Jacob Albert.
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780979554681.  Daedalus Item Code: 50445
 
Pablo Picasso's assessment of James Joyce as a writer that "all the world can understand" speaks to how a perspective that favors the visual can see through dense texts, allowing meaning to take ... (Read More)
 
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life
Anita Silvey, ed.
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596433953.  Daedalus Item Code: 52063
 
"What children's book changed the way you see the world?" Horn Book Magazine editor and children's book publisher Anita Silvey asked this question of more than a hundred respected and admired ... (Read More)
 
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Fables
Jean de La Fontaine. Gordon Pirie, trans. Gilbert Adair, foreword. Robert Chandler, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911722.  Daedalus Item Code: 50369
 
From "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to "The Hare and the Tortoise," this dual-language collection of poems by Jean de La Fontaine (162195) features some of the world's greatest and best-known fables. ... (Read More)
 
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The Fall of Arthur
J.R.R. Tolkien. Christopher Tolkien, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544115897.  Daedalus Item Code: 52611
 
In the 1930s, J.R.R. Tolkien began writing an Old English alliterative epic recounting King Arthur's last days, but the painstaking efforts required to compose the Lord of the Rings books ... (Read More)
 
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Fallen Angels
Harold Bloom. Mark Podwal, illus.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300123487.  Daedalus Item Code: 92192
 
Every angel is terrifying, Rilke wrote. For Harold Bloom, too, this is true in one sense, since he maintains that all angels are fallen angels. As in his most recent book of criticism, The Daemon ... (Read More)
 
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Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writings of Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson. Jann S. Wenner, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439165959.  Daedalus Item Code: 40848
 
"Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it largely defined both his work and his life. This full-blooded collection of his finest work for Rolling ... (Read More)
 
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Fidelity: Poems
Grace Paley.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374299064.  Daedalus Item Code: 53103
 
"Anyone who gets to be / eighty years old says thank you / to the One in charge/ and then immediately begins to complain," noted Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominee Grace Paley. Just ... (Read More)
 
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