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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
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Early Auden
Edward Mendelson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571197835.  Daedalus Item Code: 32891
This acclaimed study from 1981 of W.H. Auden's writings up to 1939 remains one of the most penetrating, detailed, and informative examinations of the poet's prewar poetry and ideas. Auden's friend ... (Read More)
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The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness
Lila Azam Zanganeh.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846143670.  Daedalus Item Code: 32563
Iranian-born author Lila Azam Zanganeh was just ten months old when Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977, but this hasn't diminished her lifelong passion for the writer whose art she celebrates in this ... (Read More)
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
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Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
Corey Olsen.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544106635.  Daedalus Item Code: 62514
This entertaining, thoughtful, and insightful companion volume offers a thorough and original new reading of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit for a general audience. Corey Olsen, founder of the ... (Read More)
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Fitzgerald & Hemingway: Works and Days
Scott Donaldson.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231148177.  Daedalus Item Code: 62025
Lifelong friends and rivals F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway were more alike than is commonly supposed, suggests Scott Donaldson in this "well-researched and masterfully written" (Library ... (Read More)
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London: A Literary Anthology
Richard Fairman, ed.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780712357401.  Daedalus Item Code: 62175
"There's nowhere like London really you know," says Ginger in Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies, and from the innumerable books written about London or set in the city, it would seem countless that ... (Read More)
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Monsieur Proust's Library
Anka Muhlstein.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590515662.  Daedalus Item Code: 51366
Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems as if all the characters in his novels—servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians—were devoted readers; ... (Read More)
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Much Ado About Loving: What Our Favorite Novels Can Teach You About Date Expectations, Not-So-Great Gatsbys, and Love in the Time of Internet Personals
Jack Murnighan & Maura Kelly.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451621242.  Daedalus Item Code: 31737
From Dido to Jane Eyre, great characters of literature are often trying to figure out how to have healthy, happy relationships, just like the rest of us. And as much as things have changed since Jane ... (Read More)
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Once Upon the Orient Wave: Milton and the Arab Muslim World
Eid Abdallah Dahiyat.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843913610.  Daedalus Item Code: 50395
Like other 17th-century writers, John Milton had only a sketchy idea of Islam and the Arab world, obtained from travelers and linguists who had made journeys to and from the Middle East. Yet buried ... (Read More)
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