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Prose & Verse in Praise of Nature
Mari Friend, illus.
Publisher: Brockhampton.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781860194115.  Daedalus Item Code: 52720
A truly lovely little book, illuminated with the naturalist art of Mari Friend, this compact treasury is a celebration of the creatures and plants in our own backyard, in all seasons of the year. ... (Read More)
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Proust's Overcoat: The True Story of One Man's Passion for All Things Proust
Lorenza Foschini. Eric Karpeles, trans.
Publisher: Ecco.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780061965678.  Daedalus Item Code: 22321
Imagine owning something personal that had once belonged to your literary hero. Although Jacques Guérin was a prominent businessman at the head of his family's successful perfume company, his real ... (Read More)
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The Quotable Paul Johnson: A Topical Compilation of His Wit, Wisdom and Satire
Paul Johnson. William F. Buckley Jr., intro. George J. Marlin, Richard P. Rabatin, Heather Richardson Higgins, eds.
Publisher: Noonday.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374524234.  Daedalus Item Code: 33850
Since the publication of Modern Times, Intellectuals, and History of the Jews, among dozens of histories and polemics, Paul Johnson has been recognized as one of the world's ... (Read More)
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The Rambler's Countryside Companion: A Collection of Unusual and Interesting Facts from Relics of the Past to Countryside Oddments, Curios, Customs, and Wisdom
E. Mansell.
Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780753719749.  Daedalus Item Code: 40740
"Years ago, I was asked by a member of a Rambling Club to which I belonged, what was the meaning of the word Lychgate. Not being able to give an explanation, I took the first opportunity of looking ... (Read More)
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Rapaccini's Daughter
Nathaniel Hawthorne. Simon Schama, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843910350.  Daedalus Item Code: 53779
Sometimes pegged as a moralist by readers of The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne actually specialized in dark, evocative short stories that permit a variety of interpretations. Set in ... (Read More)
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Recipe for Murder: Frightfully Good Food Inspired by Fiction
Estérelle Payany. Jean-François Martin, illus. Magda Schmit, trans.
Publisher: Flammarion.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9782080301642.  Daedalus Item Code: 41355
In this delightfully illustrated and highly browsable literary feast, culinary journalist Estérelle Payany shares 31 to-die-for recipes inspired by scoundrels from novels and fairytales. Each chapter ... (Read More)
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Renegade: Henry Miller and the Making of Tropic of Cancer
Frederick Turner.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300192513.  Daedalus Item Code: 52785
Written in the slums of Paris by a man who was a literary failure in his homeland, Tropic of Cancer was published in 1934 by a pornographer in France, but was soon banned in the United States ... (Read More)
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Report from the Interior
Paul Auster.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571303700.  Daedalus Item Code: 51486
"In the beginning, everything was alive," begins this memoir from Paul Auster. "The smallest objects were endowed with beating hearts." Having recalled his life through the story of his physical self ... (Read More)
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Republic of Words: The Atlantic Monthly and Its Writers, 1857–1925
Susan Goodman.
Publisher: University Press New England.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781584659853.  Daedalus Item Code: 44097
A list of the authors who have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly reads like a Who's Who of American literature, as it includes Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Kate Chopin, Frederick Douglass, ... (Read More)
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The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books
Azar Nafisi. Peter Sís, illus.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143127789.  Daedalus Item Code: 59846
Ten years ago Azar Nafisi electrified readers with Reading Lolita in Tehran, telling how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other ... (Read More)
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The Rich Boy
F. Scott Fitzgerald. John Updike, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914129.  Daedalus Item Code: 53781
Although now forever linked to The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald was lionized for his short stories, which often celebrate the glamour of the Jazz Age, even as they diagnose its spiritual ... (Read More)
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Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia
Richard Lederer. Barry Blitt, illus.
Publisher: Gibbs Smith.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781423602118.  Daedalus Item Code: 40004
What fictional detective survived an attempted murder by his creator? Which American poet read one of his poems at John F. Kennedy's inauguration? By what name does the world better know Southern ... (Read More)
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