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The End of Your Life Book Club
Will Schwalbe.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307594037.  Daedalus Item Code: 44331
 
"What are you reading?" That's the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother Mary Anne as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, after Mary Anne returned ... (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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The Error World: An Affair with Stamps
Simon Garfield.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780151013968.  Daedalus Item Code: 12181
 
This engaging memoir from the author of Mauve illuminates the philatelist's mania for stamp collecting. From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to ... (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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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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Everyman's McLuhan
W. Terrence Gordon, Eri Hamaji & Jacob Albert.
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780977985012.  Daedalus Item Code: 50446
 
A careful student of 20th-century media, a prolific lecturer and author, and the coiner of such phrases as "global village" and "the medium is the message," Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan ... (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 (1621–95) features some of the world's greatest and best-known fables. ... (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. The image of Satan, the greatest of fallen angels, ... (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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Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Alex Stone.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061766213.  Daedalus Item Code: 44337
 
When Alex Stone was five years old, his father bought him a magic kit—a gift that would spark a lifelong love. Years later, in New York City, he discovered a vibrant underground magic scene, ... (Read More)
 
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