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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812982152
Daedalus Item Code: 72996
 
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Finding Arthur: The True Origins of the Once and Future King
Adam Ardrey.
 
Publisher: Overlook
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781468309416
Daedalus Item Code: 72819
 
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Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years
Andrew Solomon.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476795041.  Daedalus Item Code: 73233
 
(A 2016 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) Psychologist Andrew Solomon—the president of PEN American Center and author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Far from ... (Read More)
 
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Marcel Proust: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585674053.  Daedalus Item Code: 72805
 
In the 95 years since his death, Marcel Proust has too often been stereotyped as a reclusive invalid who churned out novels from the comfort of his bed. Taking a more nuanced view, here the ... (Read More)
 
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Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Billy Collins.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812975628.  Daedalus Item Code: 72962
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2011 by Newsweek) The former Poet Laureate of New York State and the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003, Billy Collins here presents his ninth ... (Read More)
 
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The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
John Carey.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780571310920.  Daedalus Item Code: 73181
 
An English professor at Oxford, controversial commentator, book critic, and beekeeper here reflects on a life immersed in literature, from grammar school beginnings to the Oxford establishment. Best ... (Read More)
 
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The Keillor Reader
Garrison Keillor.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670020584.  Daedalus Item Code: 73087
 
Satirist, columnist, storyteller, novelist, and poet Garrison Keillor's ambition, he says, was to be a tragic genius and die young, as Buddy Holly, James Dean, and Janis Joplin did, and thereby ... (Read More)
 
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Walking English: A Journey in Search of Language
David Crystal.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590202630.  Daedalus Item Code: 72837
 
The author of How Language Works and The Fight for English, David Crystal has been described by London's Times Higher Education Supplement as a "latter-day Samuel Johnson." In ... (Read More)
 
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J.M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing: Face-to-Face with Time
David Attwell.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780525429616.  Daedalus Item Code: 71431
 
This insightful literary biography of the Nobel Laureate illuminates the creation of J.M. Coetzee's extraordinary novels. Having studied under Coetzee as a scholar of African literary theory and ... (Read More)
 
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Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese
Kenneth Rexroth, trans.
Publisher: New Directions.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811218368.  Daedalus Item Code: 72832
 
Even as he made his name as one of the Beat Generation poets, Kenneth Rexroth made translation a lifelong enterprise, with his renditions of Chinese poetry among his most beloved works. This ... (Read More)
 
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Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere
Christopher Hitchens.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782394686.  Daedalus Item Code: 72884
 
A fierce critic of political hypocrisy and organized religion, the author of Mortality and Hitch-22 is equally perceptive and acerbic when it comes to assessing his fellow authors. ... (Read More)
 
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Wilde's Women: How Oscar Wilde Was Shaped by the Women He Knew
Eleanor Fitzsimons.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781468312669.  Daedalus Item Code: 72838
 
In the year's since Oscar Wilde's 1900 death, he has become a gay icon, but in this revealing biography, Eleanor Fitzsimons reframes Wilde's story and his legacy through the women in his life, ... (Read More)
 
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