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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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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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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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Kind Regards: The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Liz Williams.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843177135.  Daedalus Item Code: 42875
 
From the early Greek philosophers to the novels of Jane Austen, letter-writing has played a defining role in shaping our culture and our civilization. And while e-mails and text messages may be ... (Read More)
 
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King Arthur
Norma Lorre Goodrich.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060971823.  Daedalus Item Code: 44347
 
For centuries scholars have wondered whether or not the legendary King Arthur was real. Here the author of Ancient Myths and Medieval Myths—herself a scholar versed in 20 ancient and ... (Read More)
 
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The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creations of Mary Shelley's Masterpiece
Roseanne Montillo.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062025814.  Daedalus Item Code: 43873
 
It was an era of eccentric scientific forays and of literary experimentation, and Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein is the result of these realms converging. In this dual work of ... (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 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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