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The Secret Life of Wives
Pietro Aretino. Paul Bailey, foreword. Andrew Brown, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911227.  Daedalus Item Code: 53791
 
The 16th-century playwright and blackmailer Pietro Aretino puts his talent for provocation—and crafting hilarious euphemisms—to work in this 1534 sequel to The Secret Life of Nuns. The ... (Read More)
 
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Seductive Harmonies: The Poetry of Music
Deborah Gaye, ed.
Publisher: Avalanche.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781874392699.  Daedalus Item Code: 60382
 
Variously inspired by music, or musical in their evocations of rhythm, song, and dancing, this collection bridges the narrow divide between poetry and music, bringing together some 100 mellifluous ... (Read More)
 
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The Selected Letters of Willa Cather
Andrew Jewell & Janis Stout, eds.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307959300.  Daedalus Item Code: 54698
 
This first publication of the letters of one of America's most consistently admired writers is both an exciting and a significant literary event. Willa Cather, wanting to be judged on her work alone, ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
 
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
 
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781905490967.  Daedalus Item Code: 54257
 
(Shortlisted for the Biographers' Club Tony Lothian Prize; named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare on Fairies & Magic
Compiled by Benjamin Darling.
Publisher: Prentice-Hall.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780735202924.  Daedalus Item Code: 60430
 
Most of Shakespeare's plays speak of fairies, magic, or both; A Midsummer Night's Dream brings the caprices of the fairy realm vividly to life, while the incantation Double, double toil and ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life
Katherine Duncan-Jones.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781408125083.  Daedalus Item Code: 51543
 
First published in 2001, this substantive biography depicts Shakespeare not as a shining literary figure but rather as a man among men and a writer among writers. He lives in a congested city, where ... (Read More)
 
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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau. K.P. Van Anglen, ed.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231103893.  Daedalus Item Code: 54825
 
Taking from Henry David Thoreau's Walden, "Civil Disobedience," The Maine Woods, and his abolitionist and nature writings, letters, and other texts, Thoreau scholar Kevin Van Anglen ... (Read More)
 
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Sir Walter Ralegh
Walter Ralegh. Ruth Padel, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571238040.  Daedalus Item Code: 53919
 
Given the considerable efforts that Walter Ralegh expended on politics, warfare, and the exploration of the New World, it is remarkable that he found the leisure to write poetry. Nonetheless, ... (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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A Smile of Fortune
Joseph Conrad. Salley Vickers, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914280.  Daedalus Item Code: 53795
 
Docking at an island in the tropics, a young ship's captain makes the acquaintance of the genial, successful Mr. Jacobus and his irritable brother, a confessed rogue and entrepreneur with no ... (Read More)
 
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