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Shakespeare: Court, Crowd and Playhouse
François Laroque. Alexandra Campbell, trans.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780500300350.  Daedalus Item Code: 50248
A consummate dramatist who wove the human comedy into masterpieces that have shaped the English language to this day, Shakespeare's achievement is timeless; nevertheless he is inseparable from his ... (Read More)
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She Matters: A Life in Friendship
Susanna Sonnenberg.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781439190609.  Daedalus Item Code: 42384
(A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice) The best friend who broke up with you, the older girl at school you worshipped, the friend who betrayed you—and the friend you ... (Read More)
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Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong: Reopening the Case of The Hound of the Baskervilles
Pierre Bayard. Charlotte Mandell, trans.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781596916449.  Daedalus Item Code: 53883
Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Pierre Bayard's entertaining re-investigation of The Hound of the Baskervilles proves that ... (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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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
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So Long as Men Can Breathe: The Untold Story of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Clinton Heylin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306818059.  Daedalus Item Code: 41016
A "bookleg," as defined by Clinton Heylin, is an unauthorized collection of previously unavailable material that has been published without the author's permission—a bootlegged book. And though the ... (Read More)
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The Socialite Who Killed A Nazi with Her Bare Hands and 143 Other Fascinating People Who Died This Past Year: The Best of the New York Times Obituaries
William McDonald, ed. Tom Rachman, foreword.
Publisher: Workman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780761170877.  Daedalus Item Code: 42701
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist as well as the obituaries editor at the Times since 2006, William McDonald knows a good story when he hears it, especially if it already has an ending. Here ... (Read More)
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Some Remarks
Neal Stephenson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878556.  Daedalus Item Code: 38329
The multiple Hugo and Locus Award–winning author of Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Reamde, Neal Stephenson here collects previously published short writings, both fiction and ... (Read More)
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Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210648.  Daedalus Item Code: 42593
Like Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a working man's poetic form, former California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues, ... (Read More)
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Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir
Diana Athill.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393338003.  Daedalus Item Code: 51334
(Winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography and the Costa Book Award for Biography) One of the great editors in British publishing, Diana Athill spent more than ... (Read More)
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Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
Rita Dove.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070088.  Daedalus Item Code: 21042
In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove re-creates the life of a 19th-century virtuoso violinist. The son ... (Read More)
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The Sovereign Adventure: The Grail of Mankind
Anna Morduch.
Publisher: James Clarke & Co..   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780227677544.  Daedalus Item Code: 52463
A find from a small British publisher, this 1970 publication is a philosophical tract written by Anna Morduch, better known as Anna Gmeyner, author of the novel Manja, who fled Nazi Germany in ... (Read More)
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