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Kahlil Gibran: Man and Poet: A New Biography
Suheil Bushrui & Joe Jenkins.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781851685417.  Daedalus Item Code: 43772
 
Originally published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran's poetic masterpiece The Prophet inspired millions around the world with its timeless words of love and mystical longing. Yet Gibran's genius went ... (Read More)
 
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Killer Colt: Murder, Disgrace, and the Making of an American Legend
Harold Schechter.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345476814.  Daedalus Item Code: 21858
 
The author of The Devil's Gentleman returns to the sinister shadows of gaslit New York City in this gripping true-crime account, beginning in 1841 with the last moments of the life of ... (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 and the Knights of the Round Table
Anne Berthelot.
Publisher: Abrams Discoveries.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780810928879.  Daedalus Item Code: 43058
 
Who was King Arthur? Did he ever really live? Was he Roman, or perhaps Saxon, Breton, or Pict? And where do his literary legends come from? This book explores the historical Arthur and the origins of ... (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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Langston Hughes: The Value of Contradiction
Bonnie Greer.
Publisher: Blackamber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781906413767.  Daedalus Item Code: 44484
 
Langston Hughes was a man far ahead of his time, notes actress, author, and playwright Bonnie Greer—but his actions were often unpredictable and contradictory, and he refused classification. Hughes ... (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 Wars: A History of Proper English
Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250013941.  Daedalus Item Code: 44110
 
The English language is a battlefield, says Henry Hitchings; since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, ... (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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The Letters of Robert Lowell
Saskia Hamilton.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374530341.  Daedalus Item Code: 31992
 
One of the most influential poets of the 20th century, Robert Lowell was also a prolific letter writer who corresponded with many of the remarkable writers and thinkers of his day, including ... (Read More)
 
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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 Lexicographer's Dilemma: The Evolution of "Proper" English, from Shakespeare to South Park
Jack Lynch.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717009.  Daedalus Item Code: 31909
 
In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers—those who have tried to regulate, politicize, or otherwise organize the way we speak. English professor and Samuel Johnson scholar ... (Read More)
 
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