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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War–Era North
Lorien Foote & Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, eds.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823264483.  Daedalus Item Code: 64095
 
Did educated Americans believe that the Civil War exposed the failure of old ideas? Did it promote new strains of authoritarianism among thinkers or did it reinforce democratic individualism? And how ... (Read More)
 
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So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Clinton Heylin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306818059.  Daedalus Item Code: 41016
 
A "bookleg," as defined by Clinton Heylin, is an unauthorized collection of previously unavailable material that has been published without the author's permission—a bootlegged book. And though the ... (Read More)
 
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So Recently Rent a World: New and Selected Poems: 1968–2012
Andrei Codrescu.
Publisher: Coffee House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566893008.  Daedalus Item Code: 62088
 
"One of our most prodigiously talented and magical writers" (NYTBR), Romanian-born NPR commentator—and author of the acerbic fictional works A Bar in Brooklyn and The Poetry ... (Read More)
 
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Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities
Jonathan Goldberg.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823232215.  Daedalus Item Code: 64068
 
Taking a far-ranging and unconventional view of how male homosexuality has been portrayed over the course of five centuries, Jonathan Goldberg looks at the Elizabethan court and also the theater of ... (Read More)
 
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Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
Rita Dove.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070088.  Daedalus Item Code: 21042
 
In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove re-creates the life of a 19th-century virtuoso violinist. The son ... (Read More)
 
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South and West: From a Notebook
Joan Didion. Nathaniel Rich, foreword.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781524732790.  Daedalus Item Code: 79259
 
In her first new book of nonfiction since the elegiac memoir Blue Nights, National Book Award winner Joan Didion takes us back to 1970, when she and her husband John Gregory Dunne went on a ... (Read More)
 
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The Sovereign Adventure: The Grail of Mankind
Anna Morduch.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co..   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780227677544.  Daedalus Item Code: 52463
 
A find from a small British publisher, this 1970 publication is a philosophical tract written by Anna Morduch, better known as Anna Gmeyner, author of the novel Manja, who fled Nazi Germany in ... (Read More)
 
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Spell It Out: The Curious, Enthralling, and Extraordinary Story of English Spelling
David Crystal.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003478.  Daedalus Item Code: 71066
 
Why is English spelling so difficult? Why do so many of us think of ourselves as bad spellers? Why is there a silent b in debt, and where do all those oughs come from? And why ... (Read More)
 
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The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385721271.  Daedalus Item Code: 70353
 
In 1962, at age 17, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, but left her order after seven brutally unhappy years as a nun. Free to pursue English literature at Oxford, however, she found that convent ... (Read More)
 
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The Spy's Bedside Book: An Undercover Collection of Fiction, Memoir, and Tricks of the Trade from All-Time Masters of Espionage
Graham Greene & Hugh Greene, eds.
Publisher: Bantam.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780553385908.  Daedalus Item Code: 70354
 
For anyone who's ever wondered what it really takes to be a spy, former British intelligence agent Graham Greene (author of The Third Man, Our Man in Havana, and The End of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781846558627.  Daedalus Item Code: 70865
 
(Finalist for the 2015 Costa Biography Award) Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage—a symbol for all that is beautiful and confusing, a metaphor used by artists, writers, and politicians ... (Read More)
 
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