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The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
Alice Ozma.
Publisher: Grand Central.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780446583787.  Daedalus Item Code: 36303
 
When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the 100th night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became ... (Read More)
 
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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007479764.  Daedalus Item Code: 41307
 
Who was the real Jane Austen—a retiring spinster who confined her novels to the small canvas of village life, or a strong-minded woman who took the bold decision to remain unmarried and fashion ... (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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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
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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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History
Christopher Hibbert. Henry Hitchings, foreword.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230614277.  Daedalus Item Code: 31988
 
In his close-up biography of the Western world's most influential literary critic, Christopher Hibbert unearths little-known anecdotes to paint Samuel Johnson's time as a schoolboy, his ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Jeffrey Meyers.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465045716.  Daedalus Item Code: 32993
 
Ford Madox Ford declared him to be "the most tragic of all our major literary figures." Blessed with a formidable intellect and a burning passion for ideas, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) also struggled ... (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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Scotland's Books: The Penguin History of Scottish Literature
Robert Crawford.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780140299403.  Daedalus Item Code: 32578
 
From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has long influenced writing cultures far beyond its borders. Poet Robert Crawford here tells the story of 15 ... (Read More)
 
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The Second Blush: Poems
Molly Peacock.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393337679.  Daedalus Item Code: 21041
 
Again demonstrating the "luxuriantly sensual imagination" (Washington Post) last seen in Molly Peacock's Cornucopia, this sixth book of her poetry celebrates marriage and a two-track ... (Read More)
 
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The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder
Robin G. Wilder & Jackson R. Bryer, eds. Scott Donaldson, foreword.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060765088.  Daedalus Item Code: 30349
 
"[Robin] Wilder and [Jackson] Bryer provide considerable insight into a protean American novelist and playwright. As a man of the theater, Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) is not typically counted among ... (Read More)
 
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