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Henry Miller.
Publisher: New Directions.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811218009.  Daedalus Item Code: 72830
 
Such novels as Tropic of Cancer were banned in part because Henry Miller was explicitly speaking the truth about life as he saw it, and these six essays show much the same candor and eloquence ... (Read More)
 
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The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
Harold Bloom.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300187946.  Daedalus Item Code: 52770
 
The King James Bible stands at "the sublime summit of literature in English," sharing the honor only with Shakespeare, Harold Bloom contends in the opening pages of this illuminating literary ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe
Chris Laoutaris.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605987927.  Daedalus Item Code: 72759
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by London's Telegraph and Observer) In his debut biography, Shakespeare Institute lecturer Chris Laoutaris gives us a remarkable new ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare Flush with Verse: Classic Quotations for Time of Deep Thought
William Shakespeare.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9781604331394.  Daedalus Item Code: 70929
 
Though overlooked by serious scholars of Shakespeare, a close reading of his works suggests that the Bard may have done some of his best work while in the loo: "Diseased nature oftentimes breaks ... (Read More)
 
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Shakespeare for Grown-ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard
E. Foley & B. Coates.
Publisher: Square Peg.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780224098557.  Daedalus Item Code: 71125
 
If you've ever felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp of the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard might be—as in "hoist with his own petard"—then you're in luck. This ... (Read More)
 
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The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide
Daniel Smith.
Publisher: Aurum.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781314043.  Daedalus Item Code: 71232
 
Illustrated throughout with more than 150 images, ranging from period engravings and book jackets to classic film stills and location shots from the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and ... (Read More)
 
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Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover?: 100 Fresh Takes on Familiar Sayings and Quotations
Julian Baggini.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781582436043.  Daedalus Item Code: 72354
 
"It's easy saying what things are not," notes Julian Baggini. "Life is not a bed of roses ... winning isn't everything. Some negations, however, are more informative than others. Thinking about why ... (Read More)
 
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Slaughterhouse 90210: Where Great Books Meet Pop Culture
Maris Kreizman.
Publisher: Flatiron Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250061102.  Daedalus Item Code: 72530
 
It's where your Netflix account meets your library card. Inspired, once she realized that a scene in the reality television show The Hills reminded her powerfully of the words of Virginia ... (Read More)
 
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Snakes with Wings & Gold-Digging Ants
Herodotus. Aubrey de Selincourt & John Marincola, trans.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780141025339.  Daedalus Item Code: 32345
 
Because so much of what we know of the ancient world comes from Herodotus, writing in the 5th century BC, he will always remain, as Cicero deemed him, the Father of Historians. At the same time, a ... (Read More)
 
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So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures
Maureen Corrigan.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316230070.  Daedalus Item Code: 71607
 
(A New York Times Editor's Choice and Named a Best Book of 2014 by Library Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Kansas City Star) The book critic for NPR's ... (Read More)
 
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Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities
Jonathan Goldberg.
Publisher: Fordham University.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780823232215.  Daedalus Item Code: 64068
 
Taking a far-ranging and unconventional view of how male homosexuality has been portrayed over the course of five centuries, Jonathan Goldberg looks at the Elizabethan court and also the theater of ... (Read More)
 
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Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements and a Short Play
Rita Dove.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393070088.  Daedalus Item Code: 21042
 
In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove re-creates the life of a 19th-century virtuoso violinist. The son ... (Read More)
 
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