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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Lorenza Foschini. Eric Karpeles, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061965678.  Daedalus Item Code: 22321
 
Imagine owning something personal that had once belonged to your literary hero. Although Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, his real ... (Read More)
 
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Published & Perished: Memoria, Eulogies and Remembrances of American Writers
Steven Gilbar & Dean Stewart, eds.
Publisher: Godine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781567922189.  Daedalus Item Code: 42445
 
E.B. White observed of James Thurber, "Like all good writers, he fashioned his own best obituary notice." In this anthology, 47 authors are creatively and passionately eulogized by those best poised ... (Read More)
 
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Queen of the Wits: A Life of Laetitia Pilkington
Norma Clarke.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571224296.  Daedalus Item Code: 32684
 
Poetess, fallen woman, and wit, Laetitia Pilkington spent her life as near to celebrity as she was to ruin, in this fascinating biography by the author of Dr. Johnson's Women and The Rise ... (Read More)
 
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The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire
Paul Johnson. William F. Buckley Jr., intro. George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin, Heather Richardson Higgins, eds.
Publisher: Noonday.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374524234.  Daedalus Item Code: 33850
 
Since the publication of Modern Times, Intellectuals, and History of the Jews, among dozens of histories and polemics, Paul Johnson has been recognized as one of the world's ... (Read More)
 
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
 
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
 
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Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life
Carol Sklenicka.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780743262453.  Daedalus Item Code: 33213
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2009) The Times of London called Raymond Carver "the American Chekhov." Carver thought of himself as "a lucky man" ... (Read More)
 
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The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama
John Gassner & Edward Quinn, eds.
Publisher: Dover.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780486420646.  Daedalus Item Code: 04176
 
The first single-volume reference of its kind, this comprehensive 1969 work traces world drama from its earliest ritual forms. It focuses on the literary content of the plays, with articles by nearly ... (Read More)
 
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Reading My Father: A Memoir
Alexandra Styron.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416591795.  Daedalus Item Code: 23182
 
In his own memoir Darkness Visible, Pulitzer Prize winner William Styron searingly chronicled his battle with deep depression. Here his youngest daughter Alexandra, herself a novelist, ... (Read More)
 
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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
 
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
 
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Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from The New Yorker
St. Clair McKelway.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781608190348.  Daedalus Item Code: 31921
 
"Why does A.J. Liebling remain a vibrant role model for writers while the superb, prolific St. Clair McKelway has been sorely forgotten?" James Wolcott asked this question in a recent review of the ... (Read More)
 
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Richard Lederer's Classic Literary Trivia: From Mythology, Shakespeare, and the Bible
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602125.  Daedalus Item Code: 40003
 
Do you know which of these words—dwindle, majestic, or generous—Shakespeare invented? Who was chief among the ancient Greek gods, and which goddess was responsible for love? Or which biblical figure ... (Read More)
 
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