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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction: Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069750.  Daedalus Item Code: 51244
 
A book about writing, and about a warm and productive literary friendship, this story begins in 1973 at the Boston offices of the Atlantic Monthly, where a young freelance writer named Tracy ... (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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Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Jumping Frog, Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn, A True Story, and Other Writings
Mark Twin.
Publisher: Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060727864.  Daedalus Item Code: 51047
 
In a less-than-kind summation on the writing of James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain once wrote: "Every time a Cooper person is in peril, and absolute silence is worth four dollars a minute, he is sure ... (Read More)
 
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Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster
Wendy Moffat.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312572891.  Daedalus Item Code: 33351
 
With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E.M. Forster came out as homosexual—a revelation that made barely a ripple in the literary reputation of the man ... (Read More)
 
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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Robin Waterfield & Kathryn Waterfield.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877488.  Daedalus Item Code: 42359
 
From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, the ... (Read More)
 
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Haunted Greenwich Village: Bohemian Banshees, Spooky Sites, and Gonzo Ghost Walks
Retold by Tom Ogden.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762770380.  Daedalus Item Code: 41870
 
Collecting tales of ghostly goings-on and otherworldly encounters in Manhattan's bohemian Greenwich Village, practicing magician Tom Ogden introduces us to a colorful cast of spirits and specters, ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: The Mature Master
Sheldon M. Novick.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679450238.  Daedalus Item Code: 00563
 
The New York Times compared Sheldon Novick's first volume of Henry James's life, The Young Master, to "a movie of James's life, as it unfolds, moment to moment, lending the book a ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: His Women and His Art
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844088928.  Daedalus Item Code: 43990
 
Frequently cited as a homosexual or even an asexual, Henry James nonetheless cultivated two particularly close and tragic friendships with women—James's cousin Minny Temple, who died of tuberculosis ... (Read More)
 
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Horace Walpole's Cat
Christopher Frayling. Robert Bentley, William Blake & Kathleen Hale, illus.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500514917.  Daedalus Item Code: 41280
 
In February 1747, Selima the tabby fell into a Chinese porcelain tub in Horace Walpole's London house and met her end. Thomas Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of ... (Read More)
 
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How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life
Dan Wilbur.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399537615.  Daedalus Item Code: 51246
 
If you are ready to admit that you might not ever read Ulysses or Atlas Shrugged—and are tired of being shamed by your hyper-literate friends—then this is the one book you truly need. ... (Read More)
 
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Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward
Paul Johnson.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061825927.  Daedalus Item Code: 40718
 
The author of Creators and Heroes, as well as Modern Times and History of Christianity, here turns to the finest wits of the Western world. Paul Johnson surveys a diverse ... (Read More)
 
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I Knead My Mommy: And Other Poems by Kittens
Francesco Marciuliano.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781452132914.  Daedalus Item Code: 49403
 
It's just lucky for them that they're so cute. In light of such previous collections as I Could Pee on This (poetry by cats) and I Could Chew on This (poetry from dogs), it was only a ... (Read More)
 
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