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Scottish Proverbs
Hippocrene Books, eds. Shona Grant, illus. Helen MacRobert Galazka, foreword.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781806480.  Daedalus Item Code: 52176
 
Ranging from witty ("A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse") to the wise ("You should be king of your word"), the tone, spirit, and way of life of the Scottish nation resonates in its proverbs. ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
 
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Six American Poets: An Anthology
Joel Conarroe, ed.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679745259.  Daedalus Item Code: 51970
 
This comprehensive anthology gathers together substantial selections by a half-dozen of America's most accomplished and influential poets. Here are Walt Whitman ("When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard ... (Read More)
 
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Some Remarks
Neal Stephenson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878556.  Daedalus Item Code: 38329
 
The multiple Hugo and Locus Award–winning author of Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Reamde, Neal Stephenson here collects previously published short writings, both fiction and ... (Read More)
 
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Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210648.  Daedalus Item Code: 42593
 
Like Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a working man's poetic form, former California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues, ... (Read More)
 
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The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey
Marius Kociejowski.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750938075.  Daedalus Item Code: 23175
 
Offering an unexpected face of Syria, this unusual book describes an ancient land that has not always been a dangerous and chaotic destination. Ontario-born poet Marius Kociejowski made five journeys ... (Read More)
 
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A Strong West Wind
Gail Caldwell.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812972566.  Daedalus Item Code: 42330
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic and the author of Let's Take the Long Way Home, her 2010 memoir of her friendship with columnist Caroline Knapp, Gail Caldwell gave us this remarkable ... (Read More)
 
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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Adam Gopnik.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307476968.  Daedalus Item Code: 29385
 
From the author of Paris to the Moon comes this beguiling tour of the morals and manners of America's present food mania, in search of the deeper truths of eating. Never before have we cared ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
 
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
 
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A Thousand Mornings: Poems
Mary Oliver.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124054.  Daedalus Item Code: 39042
 
"I go down to the shore in the morning / and depending on the hour the waves / are rolling in or moving out," Mary Oliver writes in this first poem from A Thousand Mornings, "and I say, oh, I ... (Read More)
 
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Thou Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults
Sarah Royal & Jillian Hofer.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9780762453214.  Daedalus Item Code: 59095
 
If your inventory of insulting invective has run its course; if your pithiest barbs lack the unassailable profundity of Shakespeare's finely crafted cudgels, fear not, tongue-tied plaintiff. Big-city ... (Read More)
 
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Toponymity: An Atlas of Words
John Bemelmans Marciano.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608193707.  Daedalus Item Code: 31926
 
It's no secret that America's cookouts owe a lot to the exports of the European towns of Frankfurt and Hamburg, but we may not realize how much we've also taken from Budweis and Pilsen. Likewise, we ... (Read More)
 
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