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First Thought, Best Thought: Essential Insights for Writers & Poets
William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman & Diane di Prima.
Publisher: Sounds True.   Format: 4 audio CDs.
ISBN: 9781591791881.  Daedalus Item Code: 51068
 
"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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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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The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version
Thomas Wolfe. Arlyn & Matthew J. Bruccoli, eds.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570037337.  Daedalus Item Code: 32799
 
Originally appearing as a short story of 7,000 words in Scribner's Magazine in 1934, this work was, like many of Thomas Wolfe's works, considerably shortened for publication. (Indeed, it was ... (Read More)
 
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Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia
Richard Francis.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300177909.  Daedalus Item Code: 50804
 
Fruitlands was one of history's most unsuccessful yet most significant utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose daughter Louisa May was among the ... (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 Gerbil Farmer's Daughter
Holly Robinson.
Publisher: Harmony.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307337450.  Daedalus Item Code: 12131
 
"What kind of Navy officer sits on his ship in the middle of the Mediterranean dreaming of gerbils?" That's the question Holly Robinson sets out to answer in this warm and rollicking memoir of life ... (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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The Golden Age of Crime Fiction: The Authors, the Artists and Their Creations from 1920 to 1950
Peter Haining.
Publisher: Prion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781853758690.  Daedalus Item Code: 51726
 
From the 1840s to the 1950s, every important element of crime fiction was invented, including such archetypal investigators as the police detective, the amateur sleuth, the hard-boiled private eye, ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius
M.D. Usher, adaptation. T. Motley, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567924183.  Daedalus Item Code: 36319
 
A favorite of private presses and illustrators since the invention of printing, Lucius Apuleius's 2nd-century comic masterpiece traces the misadventures of a young man who is a bit too curious about ... (Read More)
 
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The Good Rat: A True Story
Jimmy Breslin.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060856694.  Daedalus Item Code: 51309
 
In a history every bit as compelling as The Godfather, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Branch Rickey and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight gives us a look through the ... (Read More)
 
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Graven with Diamonds: The Many Lives of Thomas Wyatt: Poet, Lover, Statesman, and Spy in the Court of Henry VIII
Nicola Shulman.
Publisher: Steerforth.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781586422073.  Daedalus Item Code: 38408
 
Poet, statesman, spy, lover of Anne Boleyn and favorite both of Henry VIII and his minister Thomas Cromwell, the brilliant Sir Thomas Wyatt was admired and envied in equal measure. His love poetry ... (Read More)
 
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