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Short Cuts: A Guide to Oaths, Ring Tones, Ransom Notes, Famous Last Words, and Other Forms of Minimalist Communication
Alexander Humez, Nicholas Humez & Rob Flynn.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195389135.  Daedalus Item Code: 20820
 
Our everyday lives are inevitably touched and enriched by an extraordinary variety of very brief forms of verbal communication, from classified ads to street signs, from ancient graffiti to current ... (Read More)
 
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Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples: With Sketches of Young Ladies
Charles Dickens & Edward Caswall. Phiz, illus. Paul Schlicke, intro.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199603282.  Daedalus Item Code: 43619
 
Praised by biographer Claire Tomalin as "young Dickens at his most playful," this delightful volume showcases two collections of little-known sketches by Charles Dickens from the start of his career, ... (Read More)
 
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Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
 
The Nobel Prize–winning author of Blindness, Death with Interruptions, and The Elephant's Journey here offers a mosaic of his youth in Portugal—vignettes of small events, ... (Read More)
 
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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 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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The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries
William McDonald, ed. Tom Rachman, foreword.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761170877.  Daedalus Item Code: 42701
 
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist as well as the obituaries editor at the Times since 2006, William McDonald knows a good story when he hears it, especially if it already has an ending. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Some Remarks
Neal Stephenson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878556.  Daedalus Item Code: 38329
 
The multiple Hugo and Locus Award–winning author of Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Reamde, Neal Stephenson here collects previously published short writings, both fiction and ... (Read More)
 
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Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210648.  Daedalus Item Code: 42593
 
Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a working man's poetic form, former California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues, ... (Read More)
 
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"Something Urgent I Have to Say to You": The Life and Works of William Carlos Williams
Herbert Leibowitz.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374113292.  Daedalus Item Code: 33085
 
Friends with most of the contemporary innovators of his era—Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Ford Madox Ford, and Louis Zukofsky, among others—William Carlos Williams made a radical break with the modernist ... (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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Speak, Nabokov
Michael Maar. Ross Benjamin, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844674374.  Daedalus Item Code: 32058
 
On the eve of the posthumous publication of Vladimir Nabokov's unfinished novel The Original of Laura, Nabokov scholar Michael Maar gives us a follow-up to his brilliant critical study The ... (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: 43521
 
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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