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Language: The Cultural Tool
Daniel L. Everett.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378538.  Daedalus Item Code: 40720
 
In recent years the prevailing opinion among many academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. But linguist Daniel Everett argues that ... (Read More)
 
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The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets
Bill Moyers.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385484107.  Daedalus Item Code: 42315
 
"Poets live the lives all of us live," says Bill Moyers, "with one big difference. They have the power—the power of the word—to create a world of thoughts and emotions others can share. We only have ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Lingua Franca: English Until the Return of Babel
Nicholas Ostler.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717719.  Daedalus Item Code: 31932
 
The author of Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin and Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Nicholas Ostler here portrays English as the last in a long line of lingua ... (Read More)
 
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The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume 2: 1923–1925
Valerie Eliot & Hugh Haughton, eds.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571140817.  Daedalus Item Code: 32676
 
Covering the early years of T.S. Eliot's editorship of The Criterion and the publication of "The Hollow Men," this extensively annotated volume of his correspondence charts his intellectual ... (Read More)
 
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Liberation: Diaries, 1970–1983
Christopher Isherwood. Katherine Bucknell, ed. Edmund White, preface.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062084743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42795
 
Candid and revealing, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries brings together his thoughts on life, love, and death. Beginning in the period of his life when he wrote Kathleen and ... (Read More)
 
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The Libertine Reader: Eroticism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century France
Michel Feher, ed.
Publisher: Zone Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780942299410.  Daedalus Item Code: 32363
 
Irresistibly charming or shamelessly deceitful, stereotypes of the "French lover" can be traced to 18th-century libertine novels, in which idle aristocrats are entirely preoccupied with their erotic ... (Read More)
 
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The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of their Greatest Detectives
Otto Penzler, ed.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849165228.  Daedalus Item Code: 32035
 
The great sleuths in our favorite mystery series become almost like old friends. So where did these seemingly living and breathing heroes come from? That's the question that bookstore proprietor Otto ... (Read More)
 
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844084548.  Daedalus Item Code: 43992
 
The James Tait Black Prize–winning biographer of Virginia Woolf and Mary Wollstonecraft here gives us an entirely new Emily Dickinson—one who at last seems capable of the fierce intelligence at work ... (Read More)
 
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The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
John Matteson.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068054.  Daedalus Item Code: 41477
 
Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation, assays John Matteson—winner of the 2008 Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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London Stories
Jerry White, ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Pocket Classics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712463.  Daedalus Item Code: 49327
 
London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world, proclaims Jerry White, and he sets out to prove it with this superb collection of fictional and factual writings spanning four ... (Read More)
 
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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Jon Ronson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447223900.  Daedalus Item Code: 42716
 
Fascinated by madness, extraordinary behavior, and the human mind—as evidenced in such books as The Psychopath Test and Them: Adventures with Extremists, as well as The Men Who Stare ... (Read More)
 
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Lotus Quest: In Search of the Sacred Flower
Mark Griffiths.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845951009.  Daedalus Item Code: 33625
 
The lotus is the world's most iconic flower, a symbol of spiritual awakening and growth for many of the world's major religious disciplines. Inspired by receiving seeds from a 3,000-year-old lotus, ... (Read More)
 
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