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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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Liberation: Diaries, 1970–1983
Christopher Isherwood. Katherine Bucknell, ed. Edmund White, preface.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062084743.  Daedalus Item Code: 42795
 
Candid and revealing, the final volume of Christopher Isherwood's diaries brings together his thoughts on life, love, and death. Beginning in the period of his life when he wrote Kathleen and ... (Read More)
 
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The Life of Kingsley Amis
Zachary Leader.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375424984.  Daedalus Item Code: 23511
 
Renowned for his blistering intelligence, savage wit, and fierce opinion, Kingsley Amis was not only a leading comic novelist of his generation—having first achieved prominence with the publication ... (Read More)
 
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The Light Within the Light: Portraits of Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur, Maxine Kumin, and Stanley Kunitz
Jeanne Braham. Barry Moser, illus.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567923162.  Daedalus Item Code: 42442
 
Since the death of Robert Frost, American poetry has seen few major poets create important work into their 70s. Yet as we see in this portrait of four U.S. Poet Laureates, from 2007, Donald Hall (77 ... (Read More)
 
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Literary Rogues: A Scandalous History of Wayward Authors
Andrew Shaffer.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062077288.  Daedalus Item Code: 44351
 
There was a time when authors fought with both words and fists, a time when poets—not rock stars—were the ones living fast and dying young, Andrew Shaffer reminds us. Also the author of Great ... (Read More)
 
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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds
Lyndall Gordon.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844084548.  Daedalus Item Code: 43992
 
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 Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
John Matteson.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393068054.  Daedalus Item Code: 41477
 
Outspoken and quick-witted, idealistic and adventurous, Margaret Fuller (1810–1850) was perhaps the most famous American woman of her generation, assays John Matteson—winner of the 2008 Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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Lolita: The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov's Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram & Yuri Leving, eds.
Publisher: Print.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440329869.  Daedalus Item Code: 44064
 
What should Lolita look like? The question has dogged book-cover designers since 1955, when Lolita was first published in a plain green wrapper. The heroine of Vladimir Nabokov's classic novel ... (Read More)
 
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London Stories
Jerry White, ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Pocket Classics.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712463.  Daedalus Item Code: 49327
 
London has the greatest literary tradition of any city in the world, proclaims Jerry White, and he sets out to prove it with this superb collection of fictional and factual writings spanning four ... (Read More)
 
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Long Way Home: In Search of Steinbeck's America
Bill Barich.
Publisher: Walker.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802717542.  Daedalus Item Code: 31913
 
"We do not take a trip; a trip takes us," John Steinbeck noted in his 1962 classic Travels with Charley. Inspired by a copy of Travels that he stumbled upon in Ireland, where he had ... (Read More)
 
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Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries
Jon Ronson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447223900.  Daedalus Item Code: 42716
 
Fascinated by madness, extraordinary behavior, and the human mind—as evidenced in such books as The Psychopath Test and Them: Adventures with Extremists, as well as The Men Who Stare ... (Read More)
 
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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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