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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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Far & Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years
Andrew Solomon.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476795041.  Daedalus Item Code: 73233
 
(A 2016 New York Times Notable Book of the Year) Psychologist Andrew Solomon—the president of PEN American Center and author of the National Book Critics Circle Award winner Far from ... (Read More)
 
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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 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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Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
James Grissom.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307265692.  Daedalus Item Code: 71427
 
In 1982, Tennessee Williams felt that he had been dismissed by critics; summoning to New Orleans 20-year-old writer, James Grissom—who had written an unsolicited letter to the great playwright asking ... (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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Garner's Modern American Usage: The Authority on 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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George Orwell: A Life in Letters
George Orwell. Peter Davison, ed.
Publisher: Liveright.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780871404626.  Daedalus Item Code: 71743
 
From his school days to his tragic early death in 1950, George Orwell chronicled the events of his turbulent life in a profusion of powerful letters, which form the autobiography he never wrote. ... (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 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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Good Grief!: Life in a Tiny Vermont Village
Ellen Stimson.
Publisher: Countryman.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781581572551.  Daedalus Item Code: 71752
 
Following her hilarious book Mud Season (in which she told the story of that fateful day when she and her husband, having had such a wonderful time vacationing in Vermont, wondered aloud what ... (Read More)
 
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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812982152.  Daedalus Item Code: 72996
 
A book about writing, and about a warm and productive literary friendship, this story begins in 1973 at the Boston offices of the Atlantic Monthly, where a young freelance writer named Tracy ... (Read More)
 
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