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Dogfight at the Pentagon: Sergeant Dogs, Grumpy Cats, Wallflower Wingmen, and Other Lunacy from the Wall Street Journal's A-Hed Column
Barry Newman, ed.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062333193.  Daedalus Item Code: 54072
 
One of the Wall Street Journal's most popular features for more than 70 years, the daily A-Hed column—named for a graphical header that suggested the letter A—has diverted readers from the ... (Read More)
 
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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
Jean-Pascal Hesse.
Publisher: Assouline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781614282020.  Daedalus Item Code: 71921
 
Derided in his own day as a criminal, a lunatic, and a revolutionary, the Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) has for nearly a century been considered a classic author, championed by such figures as Simone ... (Read More)
 
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Drawn to the Light: Poems on Rembrandt's Religious Paintings
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802812827.  Daedalus Item Code: 63537
 
Pairing reproductions of 18 masterworks by Rembrandt van Rijn with original poems reflecting on them, this lovely book encourages readers to ponder the artistic and spiritual themes behind some of ... (Read More)
 
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Drum Taps: The Complete Civil War Poems
Walt Whitman. James M. McPherson, intro.
Publisher: Cider Mill.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781604335941.  Daedalus Item Code: 70927
 
The Civil War was a defining period in Walt Whitman's life and poetry, and saw his conversion from a drum-beating unionist to a chronicler of the personal and profound costs of war, be it the wounded ... (Read More)
 
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
 
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
 
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Elizabeth Bishop and The New Yorker: The Complete Correspondence
Joelle Biele, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374281380.  Daedalus Item Code: 33070
 
"I sort of see you surrounded with fine-tooth combs, sandpaper, nail files, pots of varnish, etc.—with heaps of used commas and semicolons handy, and little useless phrases taken out of their ... (Read More)
 
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
 
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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The Essence of Rumi
John Baldock.
Publisher: Arcturus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781841933849.  Daedalus Item Code: 64735
 
The 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi has been called the greatest poet of any age, composing 70,000 verses on the subjects of divine love, mystic passion, and ecstatic illumination, and his ... (Read More)
 
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The Event of Literature
Terry Eagleton.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300194135.  Daedalus Item Code: 72252
 
What is literature? Can we even speak of "literature" at all? What do different literary theories tell us about what texts mean and do? In this witty and lucid book, literary scholar and critic Terry ... (Read More)
 
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Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
D.T. Max.
Publisher: Granta.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847084941.  Daedalus Item Code: 71819
 
Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of 46 in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age. In this, the first full biography of the writer, ... (Read More)
 
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The First Well: A Bethlehem Boyhood
Jabra Ibrahim Jabra. Mohammad Shaheen, foreword. Issa J. Boullata, trans.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843913719.  Daedalus Item Code: 53699
 
As a child in British Mandate Palestine, poet and translator Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1920–94) enjoyed proximity to a rich confluence of cultures in Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In this 1987 memoir, Jabra ... (Read More)
 
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Garner's Modern American Usage: The Authority of Grammar, Usage, and Style (Third Edition)
Bryan A. Garner.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195382754.  Daedalus Item Code: 72440
 
Since first appearing in 1998, Bryan Garner's reliable (and dare we say, entertaining) reference has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language, filled ... (Read More)
 
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