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The Fifth Impossibility: Essays on Exile and Language
Norman Manea.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300179958.  Daedalus Item Code: 42506
 
Deported to a concentration camp in 1941, where he remained until the end of the war, Romanian Jewish novelist and cultural critic Norman Manea left his homeland once more in 1986 to escape the ... (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 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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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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Generation of Swine: The Gonzo Papers, Volume 2: Tales of Shame and Degradation in the '80s
Hunter S. Thompson.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330544887.  Daedalus Item Code: 62940
 
This 1988 book, the second volume of The Gonzo Papers, collects the best of Hunter S. Thompson's weekly columns for the San Francisco Examiner. Against a backdrop of late-night tattoo ... (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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Gertrude Stein: Critical Lives
Lucy Daniel.
Publisher: Reaktion.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781861895165.  Daedalus Item Code: 71820
 
Though American-born, Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) has been celebrated as the embodiment of French bohemia; she was a patron of modern art and writing, a gay icon, the coiner of the term "Lost ... (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 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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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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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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