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A Brief Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien: The Unauthorized Guide to the Author ...
Nigel Cawthorne.
 
Publisher: Running Press
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780762447411
Daedalus Item Code: 43401
 
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Horoscopes for the Dead: Poems
Billy Collins.
 
Publisher: Random House
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812975628
Daedalus Item Code: 43502
 
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Butterfly in the Typewriter: The Tragic Life of John Kennedy Toole and the Remarkable Story of A Confederacy of Dunces
Cory MacLauchlin.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820403.  Daedalus Item Code: 43409
 
Eleven years after John Kennedy Toole's 1969 suicide, his masterpiece A Confederacy of Dunces was finally published, winning the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Despite the belated acclaim, ... (Read More)
 
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Inventing the Enemy: Essays
Umberto Eco. Richard Dixon, trans.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780547640976.  Daedalus Item Code: 43258
 
This anthology covers a wide range of topics on which Umberto Eco has written and lectured for the past ten years, from a disquisition on the theme that runs through his novel The Prague ... (Read More)
 
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Once: Poems
Alice Walker.
Publisher: Harvest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156687454.  Daedalus Item Code: 43275
 
In this debut volume of poetry, from 1968, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Color Purple first established herself as a poet of unusual sensitivity and power, ... (Read More)
 
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What We See When We Read
Peter Mendelsund.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780804171632.  Daedalus Item Code: 49616
 
Did Tolstoy really describe Anna Karenina? Did Melville ever tell us what, exactly, Ishmael looked like? How can a collection of fragmented descriptions—a stray curl here, a graceful ear there, a hat ... (Read More)
 
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Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon
Nigel Smith.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300181968.  Daedalus Item Code: 42502
 
Both a noted civil servant under Cromwell's Protectorate and a long-serving Member of Parliament during the Restoration, Andrew Marvell (1621–1678) is also the metaphysical poet who gave us such ... (Read More)
 
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Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953
Elizabeth Winder.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062085498.  Daedalus Item Code: 43463
 
Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and magazine clippings and illuminated with quotes from her peers, this is a fascinating look at a young Sylvia Plath and her life-changing month in ... (Read More)
 
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The Conference of the Birds
Peter Sis.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203060.  Daedalus Item Code: 43393
 
The author of the Caldecott Honor Book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, and the seven-time recipient of New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year honors, ... (Read More)
 
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To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion
Philip Greene.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780399537646.  Daedalus Item Code: 43138
 
Ernest Hemingway enthusiast and cocktail connoisseur Philip Greene delves into the author's drinking habits and those of his characters, offering dozens of authentic recipes for drinks connected with ... (Read More)
 
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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
Anne Berthelot.
Publisher: Abrams Discoveries.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780810928879.  Daedalus Item Code: 43058
 
Who was King Arthur? Did he ever really live? Was he Roman, or perhaps Saxon, Breton, or Pictish? And where do his literary legends come from? This book explores the historical Arthur and the origins ... (Read More)
 
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Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants
Alison Maloney.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250017659.  Daedalus Item Code: 43007
 
Upstairs, an aristocratic Edwardian home in early 20th-century England would have been a picture of elegance and order, a place for social gatherings and extravagantly arranged dinner parties. ... (Read More)
 
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