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Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014
Bill Henderson, ed.
Publisher: Pushcart.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781888889710.  Daedalus Item Code: 70888
 
The founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize anthology series, and recipient of the 2006 National Book Critic Circle's Lifetime Achievement Award, Bill Henderson here presents his 38th collection—68 ... (Read More)
 
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade (The New Yorker)
Henry Finder, ed., with Giles Harvey. David Remnick, intro.
Publisher: Modern Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812983296.  Daedalus Item Code: 70288
 
The 1940s were a watershed decade of the 20th century—a time of world war and also of profound and lasting cultural change, of Casablanca and Citizen Kane, zoot suits and Christian ... (Read More)
 
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501 Must-Read Books

Publisher: Bounty Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780753726976.  Daedalus Item Code: 70483
 
Just a casual peruse through this illustrated guide is virtually guaranteed to send you back to the bookshelves for an overlooked classic or a long-forgotten favorite—or to add to your shelves with ... (Read More)
 
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About O'Casey: The Playwright & the Work
Victoria Stewart.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571230068.  Daedalus Item Code: 53936
 
Enduring dire childhood poverty and grueling labor during his formative years, Sean O'Casey (1880–1964) found fame as the first playwright to dramatize the plight of the Irish working class. In this ... (Read More)
 
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The Adventures of Henry Thoreau: A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
Michael Sims.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781408830499.  Daedalus Item Code: 63084
 
The author of The Story of Charlotte's Web, as well as Apollo's Fire and Adam's Navel, Michael Sims here gives us a vivid portrait of an insecure boy named Henry Thoreau, as he ... (Read More)
 
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The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne in the 21st Century
Hugh Aldersey-Williams.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847089007.  Daedalus Item Code: 71402
 
In this delightful jeu d'esprit, mixing biography and etymology, natural history and quixotic science, Hugh Aldersey-Williams delights in the rational intelligence of his hero Thomas Browne ... (Read More)
 
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The Aeneid
Virgil. Robert Fitzgerald, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780679729525.  Daedalus Item Code: 70290
 
Written at the end of Virgil's long life and published after his death in 19 BC—despite its being unfinished, and against the poet's wishes—this is a founding work of the Western canon. The Trojan ... (Read More)
 
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Against the Wind & Tide: Letters & Journals, 1947–1986
Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Publisher: Pantheon.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307378880.  Daedalus Item Code: 64361
 
Although Anne Morrow Lindbergh penned the perennial bestseller Gift from the Sea and won the National Book Award for North to the Orient and Listen! The Wind, she treated her ... (Read More)
 
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American Metempsychosis: Emerson, Whitman, and the New Poetry
John Michael Corrigan.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780823242344.  Daedalus Item Code: 64059
 
"The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in the essay "History." Although scholars have sometimes tended to ... (Read More)
 
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American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
Iain Sinclair.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780865478671.  Daedalus Item Code: 62015
 
Much as he has done for London, Iain Sinclair here traverses the memory-filled landscape of America to pursue a "psychogeography" of the Beats and their fellow travelers. In his riffing style, packed ... (Read More)
 
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Ammonites & Leaping Fish: A Life in Time
Penelope Lively.
Publisher: Fig Tree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780241146385.  Daedalus Item Code: 63022
 
In this charming yet powerful memoir, Penelope Lively, at 80, reports back on what she finds beyond the horizon of old age. There are echoes here of her Booker Prize–winning novel Moon Tiger, ... (Read More)
 
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Ancient Gonzo Wisdom: Interviews with Hunter S. Thompson
Anita Thompson, ed. Christopher Hitchens, intro.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330510721.  Daedalus Item Code: 62939
 
Assembled and edited by his widow Anita Thompson, and prefaced with her moving account of her husband's last years, this collection offers unique insight into the voice and mind of Hunter S. ... (Read More)
 
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