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Orienting Arthur Waley: Japonism, Orientalism, and the Creation of Japanese Literature in English
John Walter de Gruchy.
Publisher: Hawaii.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780824825676.  Daedalus Item Code: 50743
This study of orientalist, translator, and poet Arthur Waley (1889–1966) and his Japanese translations provides a provocative examination of Waley's contribution to 20th-century English literature ... (Read More)
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Orpheus: The Song of Life
Ann Wroe.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590207789.  Daedalus Item Code: 40923
Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet, and lover, Orpheus has haunted humanity for at least two and a half millennia. In this extraordinary work, the author of Being Shelley ... (Read More)
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Orwell's Cough: Diagnosing the Medical Maladies & Last Gasps of the Great Writers
John Ross.
Publisher: Oneworld.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781851689514.  Daedalus Item Code: 43736
Did William Shakespeare's doctors addle his brain with cinnabar and mercury? Was Jane Eyre inspired by the plagued school that claimed the Brontë clan? Did writing 1984 kill George ... (Read More)
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The Other Side of the Tiber: Reflections on Time in Italy
Wallis Wilde-Menozzi.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374280710.  Daedalus Item Code: 50460
Having hitchhiked to Rome as a student in the 1960s, American Wallis Wilde-Menozzi fell in love with Italy and eventually settled there. Featuring more than 100 black and white photographs, ... (Read More)
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
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Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer
Garry Wills.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143119890.  Daedalus Item Code: 30344
Illuminating and provocative, this memoir from the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and historian who gave us Lincoln at Gettysburg is a chronicle of an original thinker at work in remarkable ... (Read More)
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Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations: Fourth Edition
Susan Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199609123.  Daedalus Item Code: 50949
From Thomas Jefferson's memorable "fire bell in the night," to the Russian proverb "Do not call a wolf to help you against the dogs," and the English saying "Don't sell the skin till you have caught ... (Read More)
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P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters
P.G. Wodehouse. Sophie Ratcliffe, ed.
Publisher: Arrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099514794.  Daedalus Item Code: 52406
One of the funniest and most admired writers of the 20th century, the creator of Jeeves & Wooster, Psmith, and the Empress of Blandings, P.G. Wodehouse was in life a quiet, retiring man who shied ... (Read More)
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A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology
Lucy Smith, ed. Christopher Brown, illus.
Publisher: Merrell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781858945316.  Daedalus Item Code: 31248
Hilariously illustrated with linocut cartoons by Christopher Brown, this little red book of dogs collects more than 50 tasty scraps of wisdom, humor, celebration, and experience—sometimes ... (Read More)
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Elizabeth Winder.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062085498.  Daedalus Item Code: 44364
Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and magazine clippings and illuminated with quotes from her peers, this is a fascinating look at a young Sylvia Plath and her life-changing month in ... (Read More)
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Paris Was Ours: Thirty-Two Writers Reflect on the City of Light
Penelope Rowlands, ed.
Publisher: Algonquin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781565129535.  Daedalus Item Code: 59657
Paris is "the world capital of memory and desire," concludes one of the contributors to this collection of intimate and insightful memoirs from those who have temporarily called the City of Light ... (Read More)
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Pastors and Masters
Ivy Compton-Burnett. Sue Townsend, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914532.  Daedalus Item Code: 53764
Half-heartedly running a school for boys, 70-year-old Nicholas Herrick has always wanted to write a novel, but suffers from lack of talent. When he finds a manuscript among a dead man's belongings, ... (Read More)
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