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Great Short Works of Mark Twain: Old Times on the Mississippi, The ...
Mark Twin.
 
Publisher: Perennial
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060727864
Daedalus Item Code: 51047
 
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Both Flesh and Not: Essays
David Foster Wallace.
 
Publisher: Little, Brown
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316225144
Daedalus Item Code: 51239
 
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Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Maya Angelou.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780812997873.  Daedalus Item Code: 59316
 
With an embossed cover, foil-stamped spine, deckled cream pages, and two-color printing, this is a handsome single-volume treasury of the full poetic oeuvre of Maya Angelou, from the Pulitzer ... (Read More)
 
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Legends of the Caucasus
David Hunt.
Publisher: SAQI.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780863564734.  Daedalus Item Code: 50891
 
The Caucasus—the mountainous isthmus between the Black and Caspian Seas—has an extremely rich folk literature handed down through many generations in an oral storyteller tradition. The 101 legends ... (Read More)
 
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Talking About Detective Fiction
P.D. James.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307592828.  Daedalus Item Code: 50619
 
In a perfect pairing of author and subject, illuminated with a smattering of New Yorker–style cartoons, P.D. James here gives us a personal, lively, illuminating exploration of the human ... (Read More)
 
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Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060881306.  Daedalus Item Code: 51053
 
This is a terrifically engaging and original biography about one of England's greatest novelists and the glamorous, eccentric, debauched, and ultimately tragic family that provided him with the most ... (Read More)
 
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Cavafy: Poems
C.P. Cavafy. Daniel Mendelsohn, trans. and ed.
Publisher: Everyman's Library.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780375712425.  Daedalus Item Code: 49265
 
The Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933) is a towering figure of 20th-century literature. No other modern poet brought so vividly to life the history and culture of Mediterranean ... (Read More)
 
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Enthusiasms
Mark Girouard.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711233294.  Daedalus Item Code: 50663
 
Does a neglected masterpiece by Jane Austen enshrine her first love affair? Who was Vita Sackville-West's real grandfather? And what clues are there to the identity of "Walter," doyen of Victorian ... (Read More)
 
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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction: Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069750.  Daedalus Item Code: 51244
 
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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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Pablo Neruda. W.S. Merwin, trans. Pablo Picasso, illus.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780142437704.  Daedalus Item Code: 59259
 
First published in 1924 as Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada, this slim volume remains among Nobel Prize–winning poet Pablo Neruda's most popular collections, and contains some ... (Read More)
 
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A Dance with Jane Austen: How a Novelist and Her Characters Went to the Ball
Susannah Fullerton.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232457.  Daedalus Item Code: 50661
 
Jane Austen loved to put on her satin slippers and shoe-roses, her white gloves and muslin gown, and go off for an evening at a Basingstoke assembly ball; dances figure so prominently in her novels ... (Read More)
 
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Brief Lives: Gustave Flaubert
Andrew Brown.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919025.  Daedalus Item Code: 50355
 
Lionized as a "writer's writer" for his meticulously crafted prose and unapologetic approach to his subject matter, Gustave Flaubert (1821–80) scandalized French society with his 1857 novel Madame ... (Read More)
 
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