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Crusoe: Daniel Defoe, Robert Knox and the Creation of a Myth
Katherine Frank.
Publisher: Bodley Head.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224073097.  Daedalus Item Code: 31569
 
It is January 1719 and a man sits at a table, writing, at the opening of this remarkable hybrid biography of two authors and their respective links to an enduring fictional character. Nearly 60, ... (Read More)
 
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Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno
Dante Alighieri. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, trans. Anna Amari-Parker, ed.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848378575.  Daedalus Item Code: 41254
 
The first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century masterpiece, Inferno is beautifully illustrated here with images ranging from Hieronymus Bosch's paintings of a surreal, hellish landscape to ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (Read More)
 
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Dickens and the Artists
Mark Bills, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300176025.  Daedalus Item Code: 42485
 
A remarkably visual writer, Charles Dickens grew out of a tradition where illustrations formed a significant part of both serial publications and books, and maintained close friendships with such ... (Read More)
 
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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery: and Other Implausibly Titled Books
Joel Rickett.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190195.  Daedalus Item Code: 31886
 
The year 2008 marked the 30th anniversary of the Diagram Prize, Britain's annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year—a hilarious celebration of the barmy side of publishing. Here ... (Read More)
 
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Dogfish Memory: A Memoir
Joseph A. Dane.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780881571547.  Daedalus Item Code: 31401
 
The dogfish of Maine are gone, fished to the brink of extinction. And what of that fabled "Old Maine"—is it too gone for good? Joseph Dane is a Maine native who, despite being a professor of English ... (Read More)
 
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
 
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
 
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Early Auden
Edward Mendelson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571197835.  Daedalus Item Code: 32891
 
This acclaimed study from 1981 of W.H. Auden's writings up to 1939 remains one of the most penetrating, detailed, and informative examinations of the poet's prewar poetry and ideas. Auden's friend ... (Read More)
 
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The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.
Jonathan Lethem.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534956.  Daedalus Item Code: 34156
 
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2011) What's a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what's contemporary ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
 
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
 
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Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Christopher Bram.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780446563130.  Daedalus Item Code: 33753
 
In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life, including Truman Capote, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, ... (Read More)
 
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The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness
Lila Azam Zanganeh.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393079920.  Daedalus Item Code: 41472
 
Delving into the literary worlds of Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory; Ada, or Ardor; and the infamous Lolita, Lila Azam Zanganeh seeks out the Nabokovian experience of time, ... (Read More)
 
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