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Constructions
Michael Frayn.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571240883.  Daedalus Item Code: 32668
 
First published in 1974, long before his 2006 book The Human Touch made philosophy fun, this little gem from Michael Frayn is a dazzling, thought-provoking book that explores some of the great ... (Read More)
 
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The Contemplated Spouse: The Letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie
J. Donald Blount, ed.
Publisher: South Carolina.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781570032486.  Daedalus Item Code: 23709
 
Here in a single volume are the 272 extant letters written by Wallace Stevens to the woman with whom he shared his life, Elsie Viola Kachel. Written over 25 years, the correspondence reflects Elsie's ... (Read More)
 
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Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde
Charles Juliet. Tracy Cooke, Aude Jeanson, Axel Nesme, Morgaine Reinl, & Janey Tucker, translators.
Publisher: Dalkey Archive.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781564785312.  Daedalus Item Code: 33960
 
Friends, pessimists, recluses—Samuel Beckett and Dutch painter Bram van Velde first became acquainted during their lean years in 1930s Paris, and found they had much in common. Charles Juliet ... (Read More)
 
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A Country Doctor's Notebook
Mikhail Bulgakov.
Publisher: Melville House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781612191904.  Daedalus Item Code: 38628
 
"Do you always swear at your patients?" With the ink still wet on his medical diploma, 25-year-old Mikhail Bulgakov was flung into the depths of rural Russia, which in 1916 was still largely ... (Read More)
 
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Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
Robert Kurson.
Publisher: Random House/QPB.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780739489475.  Daedalus Item Code: 01019
 
By any definition Mike May was an exceptional person, breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. Amazingly, ... (Read More)
 
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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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Dangerous Ambition: Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power
Susan Hertog.
Publisher: Ballantine.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780345459862.  Daedalus Item Code: 33752
 
Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic and friends for more than 40 years, journalist Dorothy Thompson and novelist Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the ... (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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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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Dog Songs: Poems
Mary Oliver. John Burgoyne, illus.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594204784.  Daedalus Item Code: 39038
 
Beloved by her readers, and special to the poet's own heart, the dog poems of Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver have long offered a particular and intimate window into a very private world. Dog ... (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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