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Facts and Inventions: Selections from the Journalism of James Boswell
James Boswell. Paul Tankard, ed.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780300141269.  Daedalus Item Code: 72199
 
Best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell (1740–95) was also a lawyer, journalist, diarist, and an insightful chronicler of a pivotal epoch in Western history. This fascinating ... (Read More)
 
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A Far, Far Better Thing to Do: A Lit Lover's Activity Book
Joelle Herr. Lindsey Spinks, illus.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762462537.  Daedalus Item Code: 79473
 
Somewhere between a puzzle treasury and a visit with your reading group, this activity book celebrates classic literature—the warmth of Little Women, the mystery of Dracula, the ... (Read More)
 
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Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art: A Biography
Judith L. Sensibar.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300165685.  Daedalus Item Code: 72260
 
"We know a lot about William Faulkner's drinking, his philandering, his struggles with race, sexuality and history. We know much less about why Faulkner was so spectacularly talented and so ... (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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The Forty-Nine Steps
Roberto Calasso. John Shepley, trans.
Publisher: Minnesota.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780816630981.  Daedalus Item Code: 63632
 
In this collection of 21 essays—a philosophical and literary companion to his 1988 book The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony—Italian polymath Roberto Calasso presents daring interpretations of ... (Read More)
 
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From 221B Baker Street to the Old Curiosity Shop: A Guide to London's Literary Landmarks
Stephen Halliday.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780752470245.  Daedalus Item Code: 73282
 
From the days of Chaucer to J.K. Rowling, London has been an unrivaled source of inspiration for writers; here Stephen Halliday explores the city both from the viewpoint of the novelists who have ... (Read More)
 
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From Battlefields Rising: How the Civil War Transformed American Literature
Randall Fuller.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780199360710.  Daedalus Item Code: 60913
 
In the first half of the 19th century, America's leading writers had been integral to helping the young nation imagine itself, assert its beliefs, and realize its immense potential; when the Civil ... (Read More)
 
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Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins. John Stammers, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571230686.  Daedalus Item Code: 64762
 
The Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins's (1844–89) poetry is characterized by its innovative use of rhythm and rich vocabulary; most of his works, however, weren't published until decades after his ... (Read More)
 
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The Givenness of Things: Essays
Marilynne Robinson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781250097316.  Daedalus Item Code: 69455
 
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead, Lila, and Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson here delivers an impassioned critique of contemporary society while arguing that reverence ... (Read More)
 
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The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing
Ewan Clayton.
Publisher: Counterpoint.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781619024724.  Daedalus Item Code: 72325
 
From the simple representative shapes used to record transactions of goods and services in ancient Mesopotamia, to the sophisticated typographical resources available to the 21st-century users of ... (Read More)
 
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The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages
Andrew Blauner, ed. Adam Gopnik, intro.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476789965.  Daedalus Item Code: 64134
 
In this collection of 32 essays, articles, and stories, prominent writers of different faiths and ethnicities explore how the Bible variously informs their lives, experiences, and social ... (Read More)
 
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Graham Greene Collected Essays
Graham Greene.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780099282679.  Daedalus Item Code: 70847
 
Widely read for both his philosophical novels and his espionage tales, the author of The End of the Affair and Our Man in Havana was also a skilled and insightful essayist. Encompassing ... (Read More)
 
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