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Arthur Rimbaud: Presence of an Enigma
Jean-Luc Steinmetz. Jon Graham, trans.
Publisher: Welcome Rain.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781566492515.  Daedalus Item Code: 43288
 
(A 2001 LA Times Best Book of the Year; Winner of the Grand Prix de L'Académie Française) He gave up writing poetry in his early twenties and he only lived to be 37, yet Arthur Rimbaud ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2012
David Brooks, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547840093.  Daedalus Item Code: 42531
 
A New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of The Socialist Animal, as well as a commentator on the PBS NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered, David Brooks gives ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012
Dave Eggers, ed. Ray Bradbury, intro.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547595962.  Daedalus Item Code: 42533
 
For 2012, the highly popular annual contribution to the Best American series from McSweeney's editor and part-time pirate Dave Eggers features an introduction by the late Ray Bradbury on the ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2011
Edwidge Danticat, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547479774.  Daedalus Item Code: 22713
 
Twice nominated for the National Book Award, and the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Brother, I'm Dying, Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat here presents the finest ... (Read More)
 
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The Best American Essays 2013
Cheryl Strayed, ed. Robert Atwan, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544103887.  Daedalus Item Code: 38908
 
"The invisible, unwritten last line of every essay should be and nothing was ever the same again.... The reader should feel the ground shift, if even only a bit," writes Cheryl Strayed, author ... (Read More)
 
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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats
Anthony Lane, foreword.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780679644774.  Daedalus Item Code: 38850
 
Look what The New Yorker dragged in: a haughtily superior companion volume to The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, this time celebrating the feline half of the domestic pet equation in a ... (Read More)
 
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Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History
Yunte Huang.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393069624.  Daedalus Item Code: 41466
 
(Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography and a 2011 Edgar Award) This provocative first "biography" of fictional detective Charlie Chan presents American ... (Read More)
 
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The Delighted States: A Book of Novels, Romances, and Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents, and Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, and a Variety of Helpful Indexes
Adam Thirlwell.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780312428297.  Daedalus Item Code: 31973
 
(Winner of a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award) Having slept with a prostitute in Egypt, Gustave Flaubert begins writing Madame Bovary, which influences the minor French novelist Édouard ... (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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The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.
Jonathan Lethem.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534956.  Daedalus Item Code: 34156
 
(Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book of 2011) What's a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what's contemporary ... (Read More)
 
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780143107293.  Daedalus Item Code: 49036
 
Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as "Cinderella," "Snow White," "Rapunzel," and "Hansel and Gretel" have become deeply ... (Read More)
 
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