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New Selected Journals, 1939–1995
Stephen Spender. Lara Feigel, John Sutherland & Natasha Spender, eds.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571237579.  Daedalus Item Code: 53943
 
While Stephen Spender's reputation was established by his poetry and his autobiography World Within World, over the course of his long life he also poured his thoughts and feelings into his ... (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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The Novelist's Lexicon: Writers on the Words That Define Their Work
Villa Gillet, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780231150804.  Daedalus Item Code: 54816
 
Originally published in France in 2008, this book collects more than 70 defining essays from the writers who attended the International Forum of the Novel, hosted by Le Monde and Villa Gillet ... (Read More)
 
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The Obelisk
E.M. Forster. Amit Chaudhuri, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914365.  Daedalus Item Code: 53753
 
In the title story of this collection, squabbling married couple Hilda and Ernest meet a pair of sailors while on a day trip, and the four travel to a local landmark, leading to a surprise for both ... (Read More)
 
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The Odyssey
Homer. T.E. Lawrence, trans.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848373242.  Daedalus Item Code: 50585
 
Presented here in the 1932 prose translation by archaeologist and adventurer T.E. Lawrence, who aimed at a general readership, Homer's Odyssey is roughly the sequel to The Iliad, and ... (Read More)
 
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The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
Sophocles. Dudley Fitts & Robert Fitzgerald, trans.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156027649.  Daedalus Item Code: 51424
 
The ancient myth of Oedipus provided Sophocles with material for three great tragedies—Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone—that together recount the downfall of ... (Read More)
 
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On Death
John Donne. Edward Docx, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916000.  Daedalus Item Code: 53754
 
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 Genius
John Ruskin. Melvyn Bragg, foreword. Bob Blaisdell, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916147.  Daedalus Item Code: 53756
 
In addition to founding the discipline of modern art criticism and rescuing J.M.W Turner from obscurity, John Ruskin (1819–1900) wrote prolifically, publishing more than 250 works. Among his many ... (Read More)
 
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On London
Charles Dickens.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843916154.  Daedalus Item Code: 53757
 
The sense of place was of the utmost importance to Charles Dickens, and nowhere is more associated with him than London; Dickens spent several hours a day exploring its streets and inhabitants, and ... (Read More)
 
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