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A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs
Alexandra Johnson.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919704.  Daedalus Item Code: 50348
"Whom do I tell when I tell the blank page?" Virginia Woolf asked her own diary, while today, personal bloggers now possess the extraordinary ability to project their inmost lives to all those with ... (Read More)
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A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction
Lee Rourke.
Publisher: Hesperus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781843919711.  Daedalus Item Code: 50350
This unique survey traces the long history of a form currently enjoying a popular resurgence, both online and in the printed works of talented young authors. As we emerge from modernism and its ... (Read More)
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By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from the New York Times Book Review
Pamela Paul, ed. Scott Turow, foreword. Jillian Tamaki, illus.
Publisher: Henry Holt.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781627791458.  Daedalus Item Code: 49432
What do your favorite writers read? Who are their favorite characters? What is their writing regimen, and what's on their nightstand? Every Sunday, readers of the New York Times Book Review ... (Read More)
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Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
Sarah Churchwell.
Publisher: Virago.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844087686.  Daedalus Item Code: 43988
Suggesting that there might be a true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell delves into the news of the 1920s and uncovers a forgotten scandal. The ... (Read More)
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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism
John Updike.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307266408.  Daedalus Item Code: 31048
This sixth collection of essays and literary criticism from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on ... (Read More)
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Early Auden
Edward Mendelson.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571197835.  Daedalus Item Code: 32891
This acclaimed study from 1981 of W.H. Auden's writings up to 1939 remains one of the most penetrating, detailed, and informative examinations of the poet's prewar poetry and ideas. Auden's friend ... (Read More)
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The Enchanter: Nabokov and Happiness
Lila Azam Zanganeh.
Publisher: Allen Lane.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781846143670.  Daedalus Item Code: 32563
Iranian-born author Lila Azam Zanganeh was just ten months old when Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977, but this hasn't diminished her lifelong passion for the writer whose art she celebrates in this ... (Read More)
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The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas de Quincey
Robert Morrison.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605981321.  Daedalus Item Code: 22241
Author of the famed and scandalous Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Thomas de Quincey (1785–1859) enjoyed friendships with leading poets and men of letters in the Romantic and Victorian ... (Read More)
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Everyman's Joyce
W. Terrence Gordon, Eri Hamaji & Jacob Albert.
Publisher: Mark Batty Publisher.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780979554681.  Daedalus Item Code: 50445
Pablo Picasso's assessment of James Joyce as a writer that "all the world can understand" speaks to how a perspective that favors the visual can see through dense texts, allowing meaning to take ... (Read More)
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Huck Finn's America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece
Andrew Levy.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439186961.  Daedalus Item Code: 53903
Lincoln biographer Andrew Levy's provocative and exuberant investigation into Mark Twain's writing of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn overturns everything we thought we knew about this great ... (Read More)
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The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books
Jeff Martin & C. Max Magee, eds.
Publisher: Soft Skull.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781593764043.  Daedalus Item Code: 32386
From Gutenberg's press and Edison's phonograph to the iPod and the e-reader, the ways we create, distribute, and absorb information have changed dramatically, and continue to change. In this quaint, ... (Read More)
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Monsieur Proust's Library
Anka Muhlstein.
Publisher: Other Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781590515662.  Daedalus Item Code: 51366
Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems as if all the characters in his novels—servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians—were devoted readers; ... (Read More)
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