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America: A History in Verse: Volume 2: 1940–1961
Edward Sanders.
Publisher: Black Sparrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574231472.  Daedalus Item Code: 42437
 
A sprawling account of America at mid-century, the second installment of Edward Sanders's poetic history features his trademark wordplay, and unconventional formats, as well as cameos by such ... (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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American Libraries 1730–1950: Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture, Design & Engineering
Kenneth Breisch. Carla Hayden, foreword.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393731606.  Daedalus Item Code: 79494
 
Whether ensconced in classical temples, ivy-covered campus citadels, or modern glass boxes, American libraries have become imbued with their own mythologies, despite predictions of their demise in ... (Read More)
 
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The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group
Stewart MacKay.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780712358675.  Daedalus Item Code: 73278
 
While Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group rewrote the rules of art and literature, who was handling the household day to day? Arriving at the Gordon Square home of Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell in ... (Read More)
 
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The Annotated Night Before Christmas: A Collection of Sequels, Parodies, and Imitations of Clement Moore's Immortal Ballad About Santa Claus
Martin Gardner, ed.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781591023036.  Daedalus Item Code: 72090
 
Illustrated with period engravings and drawings, Martin Gardner's knowledgeable treasury traces the origins of Clement Moore's 1822 poem "The Night Before Christmas" (properly, "A Visit from Saint ... (Read More)
 
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The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts
Nicholas Delbanco.
Publisher: New Harvest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544114463.  Daedalus Item Code: 53037
 
In a triptych of indelible portraits, Nicholas Delbanco gives us three great creative spirits who lived colorful, productive lives before dying in their 20s or 30s: writer Stephen Crane (The Red ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2014
John Jeremiah Sullivan, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544309906.  Daedalus Item Code: 60317
 
In an age of "trigger warnings" for possibly offensive material in college courses, and the censure of speakers who have upset some audience members, this edition of Best American Essays does ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2017
Leslie Jamison, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544817333.  Daedalus Item Code: 79586
 
"The essay is political—and politically useful, by which I mean humanizing and provocative—because of its commitment to nuance, its explorations of contingency, its spirit of unrest, its glee at ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017
Sarah Vowell, ed. 826 National, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781328663801.  Daedalus Item Code: 79590
 
Though we still miss Dave Eggers (who launched the wildly misnamed Best American Nonrequired Reading series in 2002 and helmed it for more than a decade), we can't think of a better guest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Sports Writing 2017
Howard Bryant, ed. Glenn Stout, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544821552.  Daedalus Item Code: 79587
 
A senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine, as well as the sports correspondent for NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, guest editor Howard Bryant has selected a remarkable range of ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Travel Writing 2017
Lauren Collins, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781328745736.  Daedalus Item Code: 79591
 
Ever since it was launched in 2000, "The Best American Travel Writing has been the gold standard for short-form travel writing from newspapers, magazines, and the Internet," asserted the ... (Read More)
 
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A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths: Gods, Monsters, Heroes and the Origins of Storytelling
Stephen P. Kershaw.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845295127.  Daedalus Item Code: 70428
 
From the origins of the gods through the homecomings of Odysseus and the Trojan heroes, from the greed of Midas and his golden touch to the reckless enthusiasm of Icarus flying too close to the sun, ... (Read More)
 
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