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Salinger: The Official Book of the Acclaimed Documentary Film
David Shields & Shane Salerno.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781471130373.  Daedalus Item Code: 42733
 
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. Henry Hitchings, foreword.
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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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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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My Mother
Simon Schama.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062009869.  Daedalus Item Code: 23955
 
The author of The American Future: A History and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rough Crossings here brings his keen critical sensibility to a wide range of topics. ... (Read More)
 
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The Second Blush: Poems
Molly Peacock.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393337679.  Daedalus Item Code: 21041
 
Again demonstrating the "luxuriantly sensual imagination" (Washington Post) last seen in Molly Peacock's Cornucopia, this sixth book of her poetry celebrates marriage and a two-track ... (Read More)
 
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Secret Language
Barry J. Blake.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199579280.  Daedalus Item Code: 24149
 
Ciphers and codes conceal messages and protect secrets; symbols and runes contain hidden or ancient meanings; and languages made to baffle and confuse the uninitiated let insiders talk openly without ... (Read More)
 
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The Selected Canterbury Tales: A New Verse Translation
Geoffrey Chaucer. Sheila Fisher, trans.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079456.  Daedalus Item Code: 23893
 
In this poetically faithful and engaging translation of 14 selected episodes from The Canterbury Tales, Sheila Fisher presents a vivid and lively new version of Geoffrey Chaucer's lyric ... (Read More)
 
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The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder
Robin G. Wilder & Jackson R. Bryer, eds. Scott Donaldson, foreword.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060765088.  Daedalus Item Code: 30349
 
"[Robin] Wilder and [Jackson] Bryer provide considerable insight into a protean American novelist and playwright. As a man of the theater, Thornton Wilder (1897–1975) is not typically counted among ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
 
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
 
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