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Jumpers
Tom Stoppard.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571179831.  Daedalus Item Code: 22529
 
Between his Tony Award–winning plays Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Travesties, Tom Stoppard penned this 1972 satire of academic philosophy, originally starring Michael ... (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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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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La Batarde: The Bastard
Violette Leduc. Deborah Levy, intro. Simone de Beauvoir, foreword. Derek Coltman, trans.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564782892.  Daedalus Item Code: 33994
 
"My case is not unique: I am afraid of dying and distressed at being in this world." Humiliated by the circumstances of her birth and by her physical appearance, Violette Leduc sought solace in a ... (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: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374183295.  Daedalus Item Code: 33137
 
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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Life and Death in the Balkans: A Family Saga in a Century of Conflict
Bato Tomasevic.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231700627.  Daedalus Item Code: 31046
 
Through his life story and the individual destinies of relatives and friends, beginning some 50 years before the Balkan wars of 1912 and 1913, former diplomat, journalist, and television producer ... (Read More)
 
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