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The Best American Essays 2014
John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544309906.  Daedalus Item Code: 49515
 
In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Sports Writing 2014
Christopher McDougall, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544147003.  Daedalus Item Code: 49517
 
Though most long-form sports journalism is passed over today in favor of catchy numbered lists, there are still exceptional stories that demand more investigation, detail, and time—the emphasis of ... (Read More)
 
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Between the Covers: The Book Babes' Guide to a Woman's Reading Pleasures
Margo Hammond & Ellen Heltzel.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780738212296.  Daedalus Item Code: 01255
 
The Ebert & Roeper of the bibliophile world, Margo Hammond (longtime book editor for the St. Petersburg Times) and Ellen Heltzel (a member of the National Book Critics Circle) here recommend ... (Read More)
 
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Between the Sheets: The Literary Liaisons of Nine 20th-Century Women Writers
Lesley McDowell.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590202388.  Daedalus Item Code: 22284
 
Why did a gifted writer like Sylvia Plath stumble into a marriage that drove her to suicide? Why did Hilda Doolittle want to marry Ezra Pound when she was attracted to women? And why did Simone de ... (Read More)
 
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The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure
C.D. Rose, ed. Andrew Gallix, intro.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781612193786.  Daedalus Item Code: 59082
 
Compiling more than 51 of history's most notable cases of authors suffering a complete lack of literary success, this darkly comic, decidedly erudite little tome profiles the greatest writers who ... (Read More)
 
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Blue Horses: Poems
Mary Oliver.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204791.  Daedalus Item Code: 49547
 
In this collection of new poems from Mary Oliver, the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and Lannan Literary Award winner returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work, describing with ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of Love: In Search of the Kamasutra
James McConnachie.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781843543732.  Daedalus Item Code: 31035
 
Notorious as a manual of sexual instruction, the Kamasutra was written in 3rd-century northern India, when erotic culture lay at the heart of an exquisite civilization. And yet, as travel ... (Read More)
 
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The Book of the Dead: Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure
John Lloyd & John Mitchinson.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307716408.  Daedalus Item Code: 23496
 
A television producer of such hilarious, intelligent satire as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder, John Lloyd finds inspiration in the philosophy of ... (Read More)
 
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The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit
Jen Adams.
Publisher: Free Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781451688795.  Daedalus Item Code: 42610
 
The gift of a book becomes part of the story of your life. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. A reader of ... (Read More)
 
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Boyhood Days
Rabindranath Tagore. Amartya Sen, foreword. Radha Chakravarty, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843918509.  Daedalus Item Code: 50347
 
Celebrated for Gitanjali and The Home and the World, 1913 Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore is one of India's preeminent literary figures. Published the year before he died, this 1940 ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762447411.  Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
J.R.R. Tolkien was a bookish, pipe-smoking, bike-riding Oxford don, most comfortable at home or with his "Inkling" friends like C.S. Lewis, but found himself suddenly famous when his Lord of the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to Jane Austen: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Author
Charles Jennings.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762446292.  Daedalus Item Code: 51766
 
Despite the apparent modernism of Jane Austen's wit and perception into the affairs of the well-mannered heart, her England of 200 years ago was a place we would scarcely recognize, notes Charles ... (Read More)
 
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