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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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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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First Poems
Brenda Meredith Seymour, illus.
Publisher: Lutterworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780718815264.  Daedalus Item Code: 53417
 
From the make-believe of Shakespeare's "Where the Bee Sucks" and Robert Graves's "I'd Love to Be a Fairy Child" to the everyday world of William Wordsworth's kitten at play and Kenneth Grahame's ... (Read More)
 
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First Thought, Best Thought: Essential Insights for Writers & Poets
William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, and Diane di Prima.
Publisher: Sounds True.   Format: 4 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781591791881.  Daedalus Item Code: 41172
 
"First thought, best thought" was the phrase that National Book Award–winning poet Allen Ginsberg used to describe spontaneous writing—a way to minimize the effects of over-thinking and self-editing ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Harry Oliver.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536373.  Daedalus Item Code: 60998
 
Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red—Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of phrase that have emerged from everyday life. ... (Read More)
 
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The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male: The Best of Gentry Magazine, 1951–1957
Hal Rubenstein, ed.
Publisher: Harper Design.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062088475.  Daedalus Item Code: 41949
 
More than 50 years after it ceased publication, Gentry magazine remains one of the most influential men's magazines ever created. Publisher William Segal's innovative style magazine broke new ... (Read More)
 
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The Givenness of Things: Essays
Marilynne Robinson.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374298470.  Daedalus Item Code: 59737
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead, Lila, and Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson here delivers an impassioned critique of ... (Read More)
 
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The Gods of Olympus: A History
Barbara Graziosi.
Publisher: Metropolitan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805091571.  Daedalus Item Code: 54508
 
The author of Inventing Homer and Homer in the Twentieth Century, classics professor Barbara Graziosi here offers an elegant and entertaining account of the evolution of Greek gods ... (Read More)
 
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Going Home
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976309.  Daedalus Item Code: 44341
 
This is Doris Lessing's account of her first journey back to Africa, the land in which she grew up and in which so much of her emotion and her concern remained invested. Returning to Southern ... (Read More)
 
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The Classic Era of American Comics
Nicky Wright.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781780974415.  Daedalus Item Code: 51719
 
In their 1930s-50s heyday, the top 500 comics sold over 60 million copies a month, and many are still avidly collected today. Nicky Wright tells the fascinating story of the rise of this highly ... (Read More)
 
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