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Treasury of Roman Love: Poems, Quotations & Proverbs in Latin and English
Richard A. Branyon, ed.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781803090.  Daedalus Item Code: 52181
 
"Suns when they sink can rise again, / But we, when our brief light has shone, / Must sleep through the long night ... // Nobody can do evil to us / By keeping count of our kisses." So wrote Catullus ... (Read More)
 
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Truth's Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel
Philip F. Gura.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780809094455.  Daedalus Item Code: 44290
 
The author of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award finalist American Transcendentalism: A History, cultural historian Philip Gura here presents an original and illuminating survey of ... (Read More)
 
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Twenty Love Poems and A Song Of Despair
Pablo Neruda.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780224074414.  Daedalus Item Code: 73170
 
First published in 1924 as Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, this slim volume remains among Nobel Prize–winning poet Pablo Neruda's most popular collections, and contains some ... (Read More)
 
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Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable Insults, Put-Downs and Curses from Around the World
Robert Vanderplank.
Publisher: Boxtree.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780752226484.  Daedalus Item Code: 64553
 
They're the words you won't learn in any regular language class. Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion, or humor, curses and insults make up some of the most colorful and profound phrases in ... (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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Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Marriages
Katie Roiphe.
Publisher: Dial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385339384.  Daedalus Item Code: 70366
 
Drawn in part from the private memoirs, personal correspondence, and long-forgotten journals of the British literary community from 1910 to the Second World War, here are seven "marriages à la ... (Read More)
 
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Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin
Bruce Chatwin. Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare, eds.
Publisher: Viking.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780670022465.  Daedalus Item Code: 31232
 
The author of such brilliant travel-themed works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose restless desire for adventure and enlightenment was wholly evident in ... (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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Virginia Woolf
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781585675203.  Daedalus Item Code: 40927
 
A leading figure in the Bloomsbury circle, whose brilliant, stylistically innovative novels of the 1920s—among them To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway—extended the boundaries of ... (Read More)
 
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Virginia Woolf: Life Portraits
Zena Alkayat. Nina Cosford, illus.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711236653.  Daedalus Item Code: 64487
 
From Virginia Woolf's idyllic childhood to the formation of the revolutionary Bloomsbury Group, and from the publication of such influential books as A Room of One's Own and Mrs. ... (Read More)
 
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A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South
Trish Foxwell.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781581571493.  Daedalus Item Code: 64025
 
From the Louisville hotel that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby to the Jackson, Mississippi home where Eudora Welty lived for three-quarters of a century, and from Ernest ... (Read More)
 
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West's World: The Extraordinary Life of Dame Rebecca West
Lorna Gibb.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330464734.  Daedalus Item Code: 53607
 
Born Cicely Fairfield in 1892, Rebecca West was a young woman and a budding actress when she changed her name to that of the feminist heroine in Ibsen's play Rosmersholm. West became a ... (Read More)
 
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