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A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South
Trish Foxwell.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781581571493.  Daedalus Item Code: 64025
 
From the Louisville hotel that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby to the Jackson, Mississippi home where Eudora Welty lived for three-quarters of a century, and from Ernest ... (Read More)
 
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Walking in the Shade: 1949 to 1962
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060929565.  Daedalus Item Code: 42991
 
The second volume of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years from her 1949 arrival in war-weary London with her son Peter and the manuscript for The Grass is ... (Read More)
 
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The Way the World Works
Nicholson Baker.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781471102660.  Daedalus Item Code: 64746
 
In this collection of essays spanning 15 years, the author of Human Smoke and the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Double Fold ranges from international political controversy ... (Read More)
 
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The Wayward Genius of Henry Mayhew: Pioneering Reportage from Victorian London
Henry Mayhew. Karl Sabbagh, ed.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913788.  Daedalus Item Code: 53820
 
A journalist and co-founder of Punch Magazine, Henry Mayhew (1812–87) shared his friend Charles Dickens's compassion for the poor. Over the course of a decade, Mayhew conducted hundreds of ... (Read More)
 
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West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
Lorna Gibb.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464734.  Daedalus Item Code: 53607
 
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, Rebecca West was a young woman and a budding actress when she changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm. West became a ... (Read More)
 
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What Makes This Book So Great: Re-Reading the Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Jo Walton.
Publisher: Tor.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780765331939.  Daedalus Item Code: 64821
 
The author of the Hugo and Nebula Award winner Among Others, science fiction writer and voracious reader Jo Walton was invited by Tor Books to blog regularly on Tor.com about her reading and ... (Read More)
 
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What?: Are These the 20 Most Important Questions in Human History—Or is This a Game of 20 Questions?
Mark Kurlansky.
Publisher: Walker & Company.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802779069.  Daedalus Item Code: 53268
 
Why is Mark Kurlansky one of our favorite nonfiction authors? Is it because he consistently finds subjects we didn't know we were interested in—like Cod, Salt, and The Basque History ... (Read More)
 
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Where Have You Been?: Selected Essays
Michael Hofmann.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374259969.  Daedalus Item Code: 70040
 
The author of six volumes of poetry and translator of 60 German works, Michael Hofmann has also established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. In these 30 collected ... (Read More)
 
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Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books
Tim Parks.
Publisher: Harvill Secker.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781846559037.  Daedalus Item Code: 63664
 
Should you finish every book you start? How has your family influenced the way you read? What is literary style? How is the Nobel Prize like the World Cup? As a novelist, translator, and critic, ... (Read More)
 
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The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Paul Mariani.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451624373.  Daedalus Item Code: 70623
 
People generally know two things about Wallace Stevens: that he is a "difficult" poet and that he was an insurance executive for most of his life. Stevens may be challenging to understand, but he is ... (Read More)
 
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Why Homer Matters
Adam Nicolson.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791793.  Daedalus Item Code: 70041
 
He has written on the origins of the King James Bible, on navigating the battered Atlantic coast of Britain, and on his grandmother Vita Sackville-West's gardens at his ancestral home of ... (Read More)
 
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A Wild Swan: And Other Tales
Michael Cunningham. Yuko Shimizu, illus.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374290252.  Daedalus Item Code: 59504
 
(First Edition, Signed Bookplate) A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one ... (Read More)
 
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