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Promiscuous: Portnoy's Complaint and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness
Bernard Avishai.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300151909.  Daedalus Item Code: 42101
 
Philip Roth's 1969 novel Portnoy's Complaint brought him popular success, even while it provoked outrage with its frank sexuality and ambivalence toward Jewish culture. Bernard Avishai offers ... (Read More)
 
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Prose: The Century Edition
Elizabeth Bishop. Lloyd Schwartz, ed.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780701186272.  Daedalus Item Code: 34389
 
A former U.S. Poet Laureate as well as the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, poet Elizabeth Bishop is not nearly so well known for her prose, yet she was a dazzling and ... (Read More)
 
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Published & Perished: Memoria, Eulogies and Remembrances of American Writers
Steven Gilbar & Dean Stewart, eds.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567922189.  Daedalus Item Code: 42445
 
E.B. White observed of James Thurber, "Like all good writers, he fashioned his own best obituary notice." In this anthology, 47 authors are creatively and passionately eulogized by those best poised ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire
Paul Johnson. William F. Buckley Jr., intro. George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin, Heather Richardson Higgins, eds.
Publisher: Noonday.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374524234.  Daedalus Item Code: 33850
 
Since the publication of Modern Times, Intellectuals, and History of the Jews, among dozens of histories and polemics, Paul Johnson has been recognized as one of the world's ... (Read More)
 
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The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama
John Gassner & Edward Quinn, eds.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486420646.  Daedalus Item Code: 04176
 
The first single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive 1969 work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms. It focuses on the literary content of the plays, with articles by nearly ... (Read More)
 
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Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia: From Mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602125.  Daedalus Item Code: 40003
 
Do you know which of these words—dwindle, majestic, or generous—Shakespeare invented? Who was chief among the ancient Greek gods, and which goddess was responsible for love? Or which biblical figure ... (Read More)
 
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Rosenfeld's Lives: Fame, Oblivion, and the Furies of Writing
Steven J. Zipperstein.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300126495.  Daedalus Item Code: 42103
 
(2010 National Jewish Book Award Finalist) Born in Chicago in 1918, the prodigiously gifted and erudite Isaac Rosenfeld was deemed a genius upon the 1946 publication of his first novel ... (Read More)
 
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Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
Billy Collins.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375755194.  Daedalus Item Code: 43517
 
Assembled during Billy Collins's tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate, this 2001 collection includes a generous selection from Picnic, Lightning as well as 20 new poems. Here too are selections from ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 42479
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Saul Bellow: Letters
Benjamin Taylor, ed.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022212.  Daedalus Item Code: 30347
 
Until just a couple of years before his death in 2005, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow remained a dedicated correspondent, and these letters—intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny—reveal the ... (Read More)
 
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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
 
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
 
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