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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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The Birthplace
Henry James. Mark Rylance, foreword.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843912071.  Daedalus Item Code: 53668
 
For years, librarian Morris Gedge has been languishing in a dreary provincial town, until he is given a chance to be the live-in guardian of the birthplace of the nation's greatest literary figure. ... (Read More)
 
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The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature
Ben Tarnoff.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204739.  Daedalus Item Code: 60993
 
1860s San Francisco. The Gold Rush has ended, the Civil War threatens to tear apart the country, but this western city is booming. A global seaport, home to immigrants from five continents, San ... (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 Duchess
Geoffrey Chaucer. Bernard O'Donoghue, foreword. E.B. Richmond, trans. and intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843911579.  Daedalus Item Code: 53670
 
In the earliest of Geoffrey Chaucer's major works, an insomniac poet lies in bed reading, and when he finally falls asleep, has a radiant vision of himself in a room whose windows depict the history ... (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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Both Flesh and Not
David Foster Wallace.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182379.  Daedalus Item Code: 60480
 
Spanning nearly 20 years of writing, this posthumous collection of 15 essays from David Foster Wallace—his third, following Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do ... (Read More)
 
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A Boy at the Hogarth Press
Richard Kennedy. John Randle, intro.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843914617.  Daedalus Item Code: 53671
 
In 1926, 16-year-old Richard Kennedy became Leonard Woolf's protégé at the Woolfs' Hogarth Press. Some 45 years later, and by then a professional illustrator known for such books as The Kingdom of ... (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 Jeeves and Wooster: P.G. Wodehouse's Best-Loved Characters
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762448050.  Daedalus Item Code: 51767
 
In this entertaining companion to P.G. Wodehouse's most delightful creation, Nigel Cawthorne introduces us to the affable if batty Bertie Wooster and his omniscient, efficient, and unfailingly loyal ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
 
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
 
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