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How Proust Can Change Your Life
Alain de Botton.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330354912.  Daedalus Item Code: 52335
This very funny book comes as an unlikely combination of two vastly divergent conventions: the literary biography and the self-help manual. The author of On Love transforms Marcel Proust's ... (Read More)
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Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece
Andrew Levy.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439186961.  Daedalus Item Code: 53903
Lincoln biographer Andrew Levy's provocative and exuberant investigation into Mark Twain's writing of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn overturns everything we thought we knew about this great ... (Read More)
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Hyde Park Gate News: The Stephen Family Newspaper
Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, with Thoby Stephen. Hermione Lee, foreword. Gill Lowe, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911418.  Daedalus Item Code: 53713
As children, Virginia Woolf, elder sister Vanessa Bell, and brother Thoby Stephen collaborated on their very own family newspaper. This anthology pairs a selection from these texts with 16 pages of ... (Read More)
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I to Myself: An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
Henry D. Thoreau. Jeffrey S. Cramer, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300187984.  Daedalus Item Code: 52784
"'Say's I to myself' should be the motto of my journal," wrote Henry David Thoreau in 1851. Begun in 1837, Thoreau's Journal spans a period of 25 years and runs to more than two million words, ... (Read More)
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In Pursuit of the English: A Documentary
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Flamingo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060976293.  Daedalus Item Code: 43872
They are lusty, quarrelsome, unscrupulous, funny, and pathetic—they are the English. In this 1960 work of "documentary" nonfiction, the Nobel Prize–winning author of The Fifth Child and ... (Read More)
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In the Body of the World: A Memoir
Eve Ensler.
Publisher: Metropolis Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095180.  Daedalus Item Code: 51523
Best known as the author of The Vagina Monologues, activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Upon discovering that ... (Read More)
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In the Cage
Henry James. Libby Purves, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910251.  Daedalus Item Code: 53716
Working in a post office in Mayfair, a young woman is intrigued by the cryptic but alluring telegraph messages of the social elite, and in particular, to lines written by the dashing Captain Everard ... (Read More)
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Inferno: Volume 1 of the Divine Comedy
Dante Alighieri. Robin Kirkpatrick, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124788.  Daedalus Item Code: 51249
The first and most famous of the three canticles in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Inferno describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide. Through nine increasingly ... (Read More)
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel
Sherill Tippins.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780618726349.  Daedalus Item Code: 52613
Since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been an icon of American invention: an epicenter of New York's artistic and literary culture and a haven for the ... (Read More)
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Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown
Angela Thirlwell.
Publisher: Chatto & Windus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780701179021.  Daedalus Item Code: 41286
Exploring the public art and private demons of Ford Madox Brown, one of the finest but least understood among the Pre-Raphaelite artists, this book is as much about the four women central to his ... (Read More)
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J.D. Salinger: A Life
Kenneth Slawenski.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069514.  Daedalus Item Code: 34160
The author of The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life, making himself one of the most mysterious figures in American literature. In his youth he ... (Read More)
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Jack's Book: An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac
Barry Gifford & Lawrence Lee.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780857867643.  Daedalus Item Code: 53599
An immensely prolific novelist and poet, Jack Kerouac was perpetually in motion, and remained at the center of a wide circle of friends. In this kaleidoscopic portrait—which features 35 black and ... (Read More)
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