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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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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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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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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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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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