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The Warden of English: The Life of H.W. Fowler
Jenny McMorris.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780198605256.  Daedalus Item Code: 43540
 
You might imagine the author of H.W. Fowler's A Dictionary of Modern English Usage—a reference still used everyday, and nicknamed simply "Fowler"—to be a bit of a fusty old librarian. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven
Susan Richards Shreve.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547053837.  Daedalus Item Code: 10281
 
Just after her 11th birthday, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. The polio haven, famously founded by FDR, was "a perfect setting in time and place and ... (Read More)
 
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Watching the Spring Festival: Poems
Frank Bidart.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780374531720.  Daedalus Item Code: 32003
 
(Finalist for the 2008 National Book Award for Poetry) This is Frank Bidart's first book of lyrics, and the first book by the Bollingen Prize winner and Pulitzer nominee that is not dominated ... (Read More)
 
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The Way the World Works
Nicholson Baker.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781416572473.  Daedalus Item Code: 43689
 
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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What Should I Do With My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question
Po Bronson.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375758980.  Daedalus Item Code: 42336
 
Having traveled the country in search of individuals who have struggled to find their calling, Po Bronson offers stories of 57 very different people trying to answer such questions as, "Is a career ... (Read More)
 
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What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell
Suzanne Marrs, ed.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547376493.  Daedalus Item Code: 34135
 
Over 50 years, Pulitzer Prize winner Eudora Welty and New Yorker editor William Maxwell penned warm and intelligent letters to each other, sharing worries about work and family, literary ... (Read More)
 
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What Matters in Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
John Mullan.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620400425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49523
 
Does it seem sometimes as though everything that could be said about Jane Austen already has been? Nay, we say, and as proof we offer this entirely novel approach (pardon the pun) to the works of the ... (Read More)
 
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What We See When We Read
Peter Mendelsund.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804171632.  Daedalus Item Code: 49616
 
Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? How can a collection of fragmented descriptions—a stray curl here, a graceful ear there, a hat ... (Read More)
 
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The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens. Shelley Klein, ed.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843175681.  Daedalus Item Code: 42890
 
Renowned for his trenchant commentary and his beloved characters, Charles Dickens has also been enjoyed in no small part for his rather juicy summings-up of those whose measure fell short. In this ... (Read More)
 
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Winter Journal
Paul Auster.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780805095531.  Daedalus Item Code: 41689
 
On January 3, 2011, one month before his 64th birthday, Paul Auster sat down and wrote the first entry of this unorthodox, beautifully wrought examination of his life, as seen through the history of ... (Read More)
 
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Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française
Irene Nemirovsky. Olivier Corpet & Garrett White, eds.
Publisher: Five Ties.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780979472756.  Daedalus Item Code: 12567
 
Compiled with the assistance of her daughter Denise Epstein, Woman of Letters explores the life of Irène Némirovsky, author of the landmark novel Suite Française. Born in Kiev in 1903, ... (Read More)
 
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Words Alone: Yeats and His Inheritances
R.F. Foster.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199592166.  Daedalus Item Code: 32825
 
The author of a two-volume biography of W.B. Yeats that was hailed in the New York Review of Books as "a triumph of scholarship, thought, and empathy such as one would hardly have thought ... (Read More)
 
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