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The Illustrated Dust Jacket, 1920–1970
Martin Salisbury.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780500519134.  Daedalus Item Code: 79496
 
Once a plain dust cover for expensive bound editions, the paper book jacket in the 1920s came to be seen as an ideal vehicle for enticing book buyers, and illustrators on both sides of the Atlantic ... (Read More)
 
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Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Salman Rushdie.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812992786.  Daedalus Item Code: 41062
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2012 by London's Economist, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, and Newsweek) The author of ... (Read More)
 
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Letters
Kurt Vonnegut. Dan Wakefield, ed.
Publisher: Delacorte.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385343756.  Daedalus Item Code: 72421
 
(Named a Best Book of 2012 by Newsweek, the Huffington Post, the Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews) This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has ... (Read More)
 
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My Half Century: Selected Prose
Anna Akhmatova. Ronald Meyer, trans.
Publisher: Ardis.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468301571.  Daedalus Item Code: 72825
 
Spending nearly her entire career as a writer under the scrutiny of the Soviet regime, Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966) distilled her feelings and protests in potent, musical poetry, but she also wrote ... (Read More)
 
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Native American Myths and Legends
Edward S. Curtis et al., illus.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781784287177.  Daedalus Item Code: 73684
 
From creation myths to epic legends of heroes and gods, the traditional stories of America's indigenous peoples show a remarkable diversity from tribe to tribe, even as certain common themes emerge ... (Read More)
 
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The Notebook
José Saramago. Amanda Hopkinson & Daniel Hahn, trans.
Publisher: Verso.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781844676149.  Daedalus Item Code: 32054
 
Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of the Portuguese Nobel laureate through the online blog that his family encouraged him to write. José Saramago ... (Read More)
 
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Ooga-booga
Frederick Seidel.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571244089.  Daedalus Item Code: 61461
 
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award) "She loves the hippos bathing in the perspiring water / Her curls are African lions exploding from a thicket," writes Frederick Seidel in ... (Read More)
 
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Outfoxing Fear: Folktales from Around the World
Kathleen Ragan, ed. Jack Zipes, intro.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393329322.  Daedalus Item Code: 50428
 
Humans have always lived with fear—of jaguars, of raiding Vikings, of nuclear holocaust—and folktales, according to Kathleen Ragan, often reflect how people cope with their fears and put them in ... (Read More)
 
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P.G. Wodehouse: In His Own Words
Barry Day & Tony Ring, eds.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781590208656.  Daedalus Item Code: 73927
 
Douglas Adams called him "the greatest comic writer ever"; Pelham Grenville "Plum" Wodehouse is given something of an unorthodox biography in this sparkling collection of excerpts from the master's ... (Read More)
 
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Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life
Hermione Lee.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385352345.  Daedalus Item Code: 71622
 
(A 2013 New York Times Best Book of the Year and the winner of the 2013 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the 2015 Plutarch Award) Following biographies of Edith Wharton, Virginia ... (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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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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