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Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre—How We Dignify the Dead
Sarah Murray.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250015655.  Daedalus Item Code: 41682
 
The author of Moveable Feasts and a regular contributor to London's Financial Times, Sarah Murray never gave much thought to what might ultimately happen to her remains, until her ... (Read More)
 
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The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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Making the Cat Laugh: One Woman's Journal of Single Life on the Margins
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007355235.  Daedalus Item Code: 53292
 
We know her as the language maven who gave us her zero-tolerance treatise on punctuation, Eats, Shoots and Leaves. But Lynne Truss has been cracking up British readers for years on BBC radio ... (Read More)
 
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The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307267610.  Daedalus Item Code: 44353
 
We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, figures out of history or fiction—who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know; here Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious ... (Read More)
 
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Mania: The Story of the Outraged & Outrageous Lives That Launched a Cultural Revolution
Ronald K.L. Collins & David M. Skover.
Publisher: Top Five.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781938938023.  Daedalus Item Code: 43192
 
By the time 19-year-old Lucien Carr stabbed his obsessive pursuer David Kammerer to death on the banks of the Hudson River in August 1944, it was clear that the hard-partying teenager who had brought ... (Read More)
 
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Manon Lescaut
Antoine François Prevost. Germaine Greer, foreword. Andrew Brown, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910756.  Daedalus Item Code: 53734
 
Despite the threat of losing his inheritance, the Chevalier des Grieux takes his lover Manon Lescaut to Paris, where they live a free-spirited existence, even as he struggles to satisfy her taste for ... (Read More)
 
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The Marquise of O—
Heinrich von Kleist. Andrew Miller, foreword. Richard Stokes, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910541.  Daedalus Item Code: 53735
 
Held captive by Russian soldiers, the Marquise is rescued before they can rape her, but a few months later, she finds herself pregnant, in this novelette by Heinrich von Kleist (1777–1811). Insisting ... (Read More)
 
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Masters of Crime: Fiction's Finest Villains and Their Real-Life Inspirations
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752454184.  Daedalus Item Code: 41635
 
From Fagin to Professor Moriarty, Moll Cutpurse to A.J. Raffles, some of the most infamous fictional villains and anti-heroes ever to prowl London were rooted in the lives and careers of a litany of ... (Read More)
 
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McSweeney's Issue 31
Dave Eggers, ed.
Publisher: McSweeney's Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781934781340.  Daedalus Item Code: 41699
 
Barthelme said that "The Novel of the Soil is dead, as are Expressionism, Impressionism, Futurism, Imagism, Vorticism, Regionalism, Realism, the Kitchen Sink School of Drama, the Theatre of the ... (Read More)
 
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McSweeney's Issue 38
Dave Eggers, ed.
Publisher: McSweeney's Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781936365005.  Daedalus Item Code: 41702
 
Issue 38 is a real beauty (in the words of Timothy McSweeney, but we can vouch for the truth of his statement), with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a ... (Read More)
 
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Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters
Annie Finch & Alexandra Oliver, eds.
Publisher: Everyman's Library Pocket Poets.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712487.  Daedalus Item Code: 59376
 
Another handsome entry in the Pocket Poets series from Everyman's Library—with cloth covers, cream pages, and a ribbon marker—this hand-sized book collects some of the best rhythmic lines in ... (Read More)
 
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Meeting the Devil: A Book of Memoir from the London Review of Books
Alan Bennett, preface.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022670.  Daedalus Item Code: 53400
 
Autobiography has been an essential element of the London Review of Books since its founding in 1979, and this volume collects many outstanding pieces of memoir that first appeared in the ... (Read More)
 
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