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1606: Shakespeare and the Year of Lear
James Shapiro.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571235797.  Daedalus Item Code: 73695
 
After years of ebbing creativity, William Shakespeare found his muse again in 1606, completing King Lear and going on to write Macbeth and Antony and Cleopatra. What was so ... (Read More)
 
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America: A History in Verse: Volume 2: 19401961
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 17301950: 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 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 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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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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Brief Lives: E.M. Forster
Richard Canning.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919162.  Daedalus Item Code: 50356
 
A century after his first novels were published, E.M. Forster (18791970) remains one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century, making his name with such novels as A Room with a ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919025.  Daedalus Item Code: 50355
 
Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (182180) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... (Read More)
 
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By Sun and Candlelight: Poetry and Prose for all Your Days
Shirley Hughes, illus.
Publisher: Hodder.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340989647.  Daedalus Item Code: 72114
 
Literature isn't just something to study at school, and here the author of the Kate Greenaway Medal winner Dogger, A Year of Stories, and the Alfie books presents selections from her ... (Read More)
 
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Call Me Burroughs: A Life
Barry Miles.
Publisher: Twelve.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781455511938.  Daedalus Item Code: 71989
 
Notorious for his bohemian lifestyle and admired for such novels as Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs spent most of his 83 years very much in the public eye. Drawing upon extensive research ... (Read More)
 
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