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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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Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
William H. Gass.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307595843.  Daedalus Item Code: 40721
 
This is a dazzling late collection of essays from the author of A Temple of Texts (winner of the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism) and novels like Middle C and the American ... (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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The Literary 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Novelists, Playwrights, and Poets of All Time
Daniel S. Burt.
Publisher: Checkmark Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780816062683.  Daedalus Item Code: 40664
 
From William Shakespeare to Marcel Proust, and from Jane Austen to Anton Chekhov, this survey of the greatest writers of all time has enough tried-and-true classics to please any traditionalist. ... (Read More)
 
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The Little Red Book of New York Wisdom
Ed Koch. Gregg Stebben & Jason Katzman, eds.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781616083724.  Daedalus Item Code: 30825
 
"I'm not the type to get ulcers. I give them," former New York mayor Ed Koch famously quipped, and here he pilots a book full of such Big Apple chutzpah, refreshingly blunt observations, and eloquent ... (Read More)
 
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670021932.  Daedalus Item Code: 23340
 
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 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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Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar
Colm Toibin.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330520942.  Daedalus Item Code: 32636
 
"Author of the funniest outing scene in Irish letters—caught in a gay rights march taped for broadcast, our hero rushes to explain to his parents, who mistakenly think he is confessing membership in ... (Read More)
 
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Magic: The Western Tradition
Francis King.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500810088.  Daedalus Item Code: 40755
 
From the earliest human civilizations to the present day, magic has been a fixture in our culture, encompassing everything from alchemy and witchcraft to astrology and the Kabbalah. This history ... (Read More)
 
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Mark Twain: Man in White: The Grand Adventure of His Final Years
Michael Shelden.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679448006.  Daedalus Item Code: 38422
 
Late in 1906, 71-year-old Mark Twain attended a meeting on copyright law at the Library of Congress. The arrival of the famous author caused the usual stir—then Twain took off his overcoat to reveal ... (Read More)
 
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Marmee & Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother
Eve LaPlante.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781451620672.  Daedalus Item Code: 49058
 
(One of NPR's Top Ten Books of 2012 and an Indie Next Great Read) Since Louisa May Alcott's Little Women first appeared nearly 150 years ago, Jo March and her calm, stalwart "Marmee" ... (Read More)
 
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