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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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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
 
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
 
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Robert Burns and the Hellish Legion
John Burnett.
Publisher: NMS Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781905267316.  Daedalus Item Code: 21378
 
Recognizing that folk takes and beliefs are as important a part of cultural history as novels or organized religion, this book examines the lives and the supernatural beliefs of the country people of ... (Read More)
 
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Rotten Reviews Redux: A Literary Companion
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781888889680.  Daedalus Item Code: 30919
 
A quarter century ago Pushcart Press took aim at laughable reviews that had trashed literary masterpieces through the centuries, quoting some 175 attacks in a little book that itself became a ... (Read More)
 
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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476744834.  Daedalus Item Code: 41459
 
A companion volume to Shane Salerno's 2013 documentary of the same name, featured on PBS's American Masters series, this oral biography tells the story of the famously reclusive author of ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: The Struggle
Jeffrey Meyers.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465045716.  Daedalus Item Code: 32993
 
Ford Madox Ford declared him to be "the most tragic of all our major literary figures." Blessed with a formidable intellect and a burning passion for ideas, Samuel Johnson (1709–1784) also struggled ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History
Christopher Hibbert. Foreword by Henry Hitchings.
Publisher: Palgrave.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780230614277.  Daedalus Item Code: 31988
 
In his close-up biography of the Western world's most influential literary critic, Christopher Hibbert unearths little-known anecdotes to paint Samuel Johnson's time as a schoolboy, his ... (Read More)
 
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Saul Bellow: Letters
Benjamin Taylor, ed.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022212.  Daedalus Item Code: 30347
 
Until just a couple of years before his death in 2005, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow remained a dedicated correspondent, and these letters—intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny—reveal the ... (Read More)
 
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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
 
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
 
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Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell
John Rodden.
Publisher: ISI Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781932236019.  Daedalus Item Code: 32819
 
Marking the centenary of George Orwell's birth in this analysis of his legacy, John Rodden posits that those hundred years also define the Orwell Century—no other author, he argues, has left a more ... (Read More)
 
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Scotland's Books: The Penguin History of Scottish Literature
Robert Crawford.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780140299403.  Daedalus Item Code: 32578
 
From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has long influenced writing cultures far beyond its borders. Poet Robert Crawford here tells the story of 15 ... (Read More)
 
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Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird
Mary McDonagh Murphy. Wally Lamb, foreword.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061924071.  Daedalus Item Code: 34166
 
To Kill a Mockingbird may well be our national novel. Harper Lee's first and only novel, published in July 1960, it is the first adult novel that many of us remember reading, a touchstone that ... (Read More)
 
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