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Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East
Reza Aslan, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393065855.  Daedalus Item Code: 41486
 
Spanning a century of modern Middle Eastern literature—from the Arab poet Khalil Gibran to the Nobel laureates Naguib Mahfouz and Orhan Pamuk, from the great Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis to the grand ... (Read More)
 
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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door)
Lynne Truss.
Publisher: Fourth Estate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007329076.  Daedalus Item Code: 53303
 
Why are people so crass, selfish, and inconsiderate? Is it anything to do with the way everything in our lives is organized to keep us at arm's length? Why do we have to put up with so much swearing, ... (Read More)
 
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Teach Yourself: Understanding Chinese Mythology: The Myths and Their Meanings
Teresa Moorey.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781444163490.  Daedalus Item Code: 52099
 
While Chinese astrology and dragons are familiar in our popular culture, many other fascinating Chinese myths remain little known in the West. In this introduction to Chinese culture and mythology, ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
 
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
 
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Telling Times: Writing and Living, 1954–2008
Nadine Gordimer.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066289.  Daedalus Item Code: 23896
 
"Ours is the most solitary of occupations; the only comparison I can think of is keeper of a lighthouse. But the analogy mustn't go too far," insisted the late Nobel Prize winner Nadine Gordimer. "We ... (Read More)
 
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The Tender Hour of Twilight: Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s: A Memoir of Publishing's Golden Age
Richard Seaver. Jeanette Seaver, ed. James Salter, intro.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374273781.  Daedalus Item Code: 40254
 
From Samuel Beckett to William S. Burroughs, from The Story of O to The Autobiography of Malcolm X, this memoir by iconic editor, publisher, translator, and literary troublemaker ... (Read More)
 
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The Testament of Cresseid & Seven Fables
Robert Henryson. Seamus Heaney, trans.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571249282.  Daedalus Item Code: 21191
 
The greatest of the late medieval Scottish poets, Robert Henryson wrote in Lowland Scots, a distinctive northern version of English, and was profoundly influenced by Chaucer's vision of the frailty ... (Read More)
 
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A Thousand Mornings: Poems
Mary Oliver.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143124054.  Daedalus Item Code: 39042
 
"I go down to the shore in the morning / and depending on the hour the waves / are rolling in or moving out," Mary Oliver writes in this first poem from A Thousand Mornings, "and I say, oh, I ... (Read More)
 
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Thou Spleeny Swag-Bellied Miscreant: Create Your Own Shakespearean Insults
Sarah Royal & Jillian Hofer.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: spiral.
ISBN: 9780762453214.  Daedalus Item Code: 59095
 
If your inventory of insulting invective has run its course; if your pithiest barbs lack the unassailable profundity of Shakespeare's finely crafted cudgels, fear not, tongue-tied plaintiff. Big-city ... (Read More)
 
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Through Irish Eyes: A Visual Companion to Angela McCourt's Ireland
Malachy McCourt, foreword.
Publisher: Glitterati.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780985169671.  Daedalus Item Code: 41197
 
A remarkable companion volume to Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize–winning memoir of his youth in 1930s and 40s Ireland, this book depicts the hardscrabble slums, public places, and people of Limerick ... (Read More)
 
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Time Bites: Views & Reviews
Doris Lessing.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060831417.  Daedalus Item Code: 42989
 
In Doris Lessing's best essays are the wisdom and insight of a Nobel Prize–winning writer who learned, over the course of a career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. ... (Read More)
 
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To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays
Gertrude Stein. Giselle Potter, illus. Timothy Young, intro.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300170979.  Daedalus Item Code: 52761
 
"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in this children's book, written in 1940 as a follow-up to ... (Read More)
 
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