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The Noel Coward Reader
Barry Day, ed.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307273376.  Daedalus Item Code: 23515
 
A fellow who has given us half a dozen books on Noël Coward and edited his letters (he is, after all, a trustee of the Noël Coward Foundation), Barry Day here collects a broad and very fine sampling ... (Read More)
 
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Nom de Plume: A (Secret) History of Pseudonyms
Carmela Ciuraru.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061735264.  Daedalus Item Code: 31599
 
Privacy may seem to be a quaintly old-fashioned idea in our "look at me" era, yet for some of our great writers, a new name—even a new personality—was essential to creative freedom. Carmela Ciuraru ... (Read More)
 
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Norman Mailer: A Double Life
J. Michael Lennon.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439150191.  Daedalus Item Code: 42616
 
One of the giants of American letters, Norman Mailer was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur, as well as a passionate observer; and a husband, father, and serial ... (Read More)
 
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The Notebook
José Saramago. Amanda Hopkinson & Daniel Hahn, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844676149.  Daedalus Item Code: 32054
 
Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of the Portuguese Nobel laureate through the online blog that his family encouraged him to write. José Saramago ... (Read More)
 
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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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Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
Lorin Stein & Sadie Stein.
Publisher: William Heinemann.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780434022250.  Daedalus Item Code: 44412
 
What does it take to write a great short story? In this really lovely embossed-cover edition, 20 contemporary masters of the genre answer that question, each introducing a favorite story from the ... (Read More)
 
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On Death
John Donne. Edward Docx, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916000.  Daedalus Item Code: 50391
 
Dean of St. Paul's, John Donne (1572–1631) was feted in his day not just as a poet but also as an inspired preacher, and these four extended meditations on death are among his most powerful 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 the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Simon Garfield. Dava Sobel, foreword.
Publisher: Gotham Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781592407798.  Daedalus Item Code: 43878
 
The author of Mauve and Just My Type, Simon Garfield returns with a delightfully enlightening and entertaining treatise sure to put cartography on the literary map. Where would we be ... (Read More)
 
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On Travel
Charles Dickens. Pete Orford, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916123.  Daedalus Item Code: 50017
 
Along with being a consummate novelist, Charles Dickens also made his mark in the genre of travel writing. Undertaken out of curiosity and also inspired by his desire that his books should have ... (Read More)
 
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On Whitman: Writers on Writers
C.K. Williams.
Publisher: Princeton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780691144726.  Daedalus Item Code: 31826
 
In this slim but insightful book, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet C.K. Williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around the work and person of Walt Whitman, ... (Read More)
 
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Once Upon the Orient Wave: Milton and the Arab Muslim World
Eid Abdallah Dahiyat.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
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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