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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812982152
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From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop: A Guide to London's ...
Stephen Halliday.
Publisher: History Press
Format: no jacket
ISBN: 9780752470245
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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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The Alice Behind Wonderland
Simon Winchester.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195396195.  Daedalus Item Code: 73350
On a summer's day in 1858, in a garden behind Christ Church College in Oxford, Charles Dodgson—Lewis Carroll—photographed six-year-old Alice in an image he titled "Alice Liddell as the Beggar Maid." ... (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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The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being In Harm's Way
Alice Walker.
Publisher: New Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595589866.  Daedalus Item Code: 73308
"I have been a political, social, and spiritual activist for most of my life, and feel connected to peoples and struggles all over the world," states the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color ... (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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