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Finding Arthur: The True Origins of the Once and Future King
Adam Ardrey.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781468309416.  Daedalus Item Code: 72819
 
The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries; as the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? Arthurian scholar and ... (Read More)
 
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The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Robin Waterfield & Kathryn Waterfield.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781786484406.  Daedalus Item Code: 70117
 
From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, the ... (Read More)
 
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Henry James: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585675432.  Daedalus Item Code: 72804
 
An intensely visual writer, Henry James recorded in his notebooks the observation that, "The scenic method is my absolute, my imperative, my salvation." This concise illustrated biography of the ... (Read More)
 
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Letters of the Century: America 19001999
Lisa Grunwald & Stephen J. Adler, eds.
Publisher: Dial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780385315937.  Daedalus Item Code: 73003
 
The blurber at Daedalus had a hard time putting this book down long enough to blurb it. It is a collection of more than 400 letters written by presidents and performers, writers and social critics, ... (Read More)
 
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Marcel Proust: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Mary Ann Caws.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585674053.  Daedalus Item Code: 72805
 
In the 95 years since his death, Marcel Proust has become a classic writer, but has been stereotyped as a reclusive invalid who churned out novels from the comfort of his bed. In this briskly paced ... (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 (18891966) distilled her feelings and protests in potent, musical poetry, but she also wrote ... (Read More)
 
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Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
Billy Collins, ed.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812968873.  Daedalus Item Code: 70343
 
Selected and introduced by Billy Collins during his term as the U.S. Poet Laureate, this anthology of 180 poems was inspired by his poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, offering engaging, ... (Read More)
 
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Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email, the Tangled Story of English Spelling
David Wolman.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780061369261.  Daedalus Item Code: 72755
 
In this "engaging ramble through our orthographic thickets" (Boston Globe), the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World tells the cockamamie story of English spelling. When did ... (Read More)
 
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Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
Billy Collins.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780375755194.  Daedalus Item Code: 72963
 
Assembled during Billy Collins's tenure as U.S. Poet Laureate, this 2001 collection includes a generous selection from Picnic, Lightning as well as 20 new poems. Here too are selections from ... (Read More)
 
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Samuel Beckett: Overlook Illustrated Lives
Gerry Dukes.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585672660.  Daedalus Item Code: 72803
 
Achieving lasting fame with the 1953 play Waiting for Godot and his winning of the Nobel Prize for Literature, enigmatic, Irish-born Samuel Beckett was uncomfortable in the limelight. In ... (Read More)
 
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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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Songs of Love, Moon, & Wind: Poems from the Chinese
Kenneth Rexroth, trans.
Publisher: New Directions.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780811218368.  Daedalus Item Code: 72832
 
Even as he made his name as one of the Beat Generation poets, Kenneth Rexroth made translation a lifelong enterprise, with his renditions of Chinese poetry among his most beloved works. This ... (Read More)
 
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