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Notebook 1967–68
Robert Lowell.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374532109.  Daedalus Item Code: 11921
 
A cycle of unrhymed sonnets dealing with public and private crises, marriage, middle age, and fatherhood, Notebook 1967–68 is considered by many readers to be one of two-time Pulitzer Prize ... (Read More)
 
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The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
Villa Gillet, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231150804.  Daedalus Item Code: 54816
 
Originally published in France in 2008, this book collects more than 70 defining essays from the writers who attended the International Forum of the Novel, hosted by Le Monde and Villa Gillet ... (Read More)
 
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On Genius
John Ruskin. Melvyn Bragg, foreword. Bob Blaisdell, ed.
Publisher: .   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916147.  Daedalus Item Code: 53756
 
In addition to founding the discipline of modern art criticism and rescuing J.M.W Turner from obscurity, John Ruskin (1819–1900) wrote prolifically, publishing more than 250 works. Among his many ... (Read More)
 
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
 
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
 
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On the Art of Making Up One's Mind
Jerome K. Jerome. Joseph Connolly, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916079.  Daedalus Item Code: 50392
 
Culled from his sequel to The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, these five fictionalized essays by Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927)—featuring his trademark dry wit—include the Cinderella spoof "On ... (Read More)
 
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On Theatre
Charles Dickens. Richard Eyre, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916178.  Daedalus Item Code: 53759
 
A keen playwright and actor, Charles Dickens drew inspiration from the theater, and personally adapted many of his own fictional works. This collection presents a sampling of eight of Dickens's ... (Read More)
 
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On War
George Bernard Shaw. Philip Pullman, foreword. J.P. Wearing, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916116.  Daedalus Item Code: 53761
 
An avowed enemy of cant whose lifetime encompassed several of history's most destructive conflicts, George Bernard Shaw frequently criticized war and the people who support it. These freestanding ... (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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One for the Books
Joe Queenan.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670025824.  Daedalus Item Code: 43879
 
The author of Closing Time: A Memoir, columnist Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. Over the years he has ... (Read More)
 
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Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English
John Walter de Gruchy.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780824825676.  Daedalus Item Code: 50743
 
This study of orientalist, translator, and poet Arthur Waley (1889–1966) and his Japanese translations provides a provocative examination of Waley's contribution to 20th-century English literature ... (Read More)
 
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Oscar Wilde: The Great Drama of His Life—How His Tragedy Reflected His Personality
Ashley H. Robins.
Publisher: Sussex Academic.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781845194345.  Daedalus Item Code: 61499
 
In the early 1890s Oscar Wilde enjoyed one of the most high-profile reputations in Britain and yet, virtually overnight, he was plunged into disgrace and ruin. Psychiatrist Ashley Robins here ... (Read More)
 
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
 
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
 
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