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Joseph Roth: A Life in Letters
Joseph Roth. Michael Hofmann, trans.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847083401.  Daedalus Item Code: 36204
 
Born in the Ukraine in 1894 and dying in Paris in 1939, journalist and novelist Joseph Roth witnessed the final days of the cosmopolitan, tolerant culture of Central Europe before it was swallowed up ... (Read More)
 
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A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick.
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780976670605.  Daedalus Item Code: 38498
 
Take a journey into the city of theaters, bars, and hotel rooms where Dorothy Parker sharpened her wit, polished her writing, and captured the edgy mood of her times. Her life and work "were not only ... (Read More)
 
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Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
Lauren Leto.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062070142.  Daedalus Item Code: 33794
 
Internet humor blogger Lauren Leto, co-author of Texts from Last Night, here offers a fascinating field guide to the hearts and minds of readers everywhere—an unrelentingly witty and gleefully ... (Read More)
 
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A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Elaine Showalter.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844080809.  Daedalus Item Code: 32430
 
The inspiration for Elaine Showalter's Vintage Book of American Women Writers, as well as an ideal companion to that collection of writings from American women since Colonial times, this ... (Read More)
 
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Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller
Tracy Daugherty.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312596859.  Daedalus Item Code: 33185
 
Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, whose experience flying WWII bombing missions over France would become the inspiration for Catch-22 ("The only war novel ... (Read More)
 
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Katherine Anne Porter's Poetry
Katherine Anne Porter. Darlene Harbour Unrue, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570030840.  Daedalus Item Code: 23710
 
Honored with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and three times nominated for the Nobel Prize, Katherine Anne Porter is remembered for her brilliant short stories and for such short ... (Read More)
 
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La Batarde: The Bastard
Violette Leduc. Deborah Levy, intro. Simone de Beauvoir, foreword. Derek Coltman, trans.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564782892.  Daedalus Item Code: 33994
 
"My case is not unique: I am afraid of dying and distressed at being in this world." Humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, Violette Leduc sought solace in a ... (Read More)
 
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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 Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374183295.  Daedalus Item Code: 33137
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (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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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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