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American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
Iain Sinclair.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780865478671.  Daedalus Item Code: 62015
 
Much as he has done for London, Iain Sinclair here traverses the memory-filled landscape of America to pursue a "psychogeography" of the Beats and their fellow travelers. In his riffing style, packed ... (Read More)
 
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The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Literary Quotations
Fred Metcalf.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849542265.  Daedalus Item Code: 62117
 
From quotes on language itself ("The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to Pygmalion) to ... (Read More)
 
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Cheese, Pears, and History in a Proverb
Massimo Montanari.
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780231152518.  Daedalus Item Code: 62021
 
Intrigued by the Italian expression "Do not let the peasant know how good cheese is with pears," Massimo Montanari set out to unravel the phrase's origin and utility. Perusing archival cookbooks, ... (Read More)
 
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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living
Paul Collins.
Publisher: New Harvest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780544261877.  Daedalus Item Code: 61878
 
Dying broke and alone at the age of 40, Edgar Allan Poe had written some of the most unforgettable works in the English language, from the "The Tell-Tale Heart" to the pioneering detective story "The ... (Read More)
 
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Harvest Poems 1910-1960
Carl Sandburg. Mark Van Doren, intro.
Publisher: Harcourt.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780156391252.  Daedalus Item Code: 61875
 
This representative selection of poems skims the cream from the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet's previous collections, including Chicago Poems; Smoke and Steel; Slabs of the Sunburnt ... (Read More)
 
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Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings
Italo Calvino. Martin McLaughlin, trans.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544146693.  Daedalus Item Code: 61876
 
Although he had a rare gift for exploring other realities, the author of If on a Winter's Night a Traveler and Cosmicomics also had a shrewd eye when examining the world we live in. ... (Read More)
 
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Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose (Bilingual Edition)
Gottfried Benn. Michael Hofmann, ed.
Publisher: FSG.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780374175375.  Daedalus Item Code: 62031
 
Ever an outsider, Gottfried Benn's early, deeply pessimistic poems caused his work to be banned by the Nazis in 1938, while his brief and unhappy stint in the party later resulted in a ban by the ... (Read More)
 
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Kings of the Grail: Tracing the Historic Journey of the Holy Grail from Jerusalem to Spain
Margarita Torres Sevilla & José Miguel Ortega del Río. Rosie Marteau, trans.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781782434047.  Daedalus Item Code: 62122
 
Studying artifacts at Cairo's University of Al-Azhar in 2011, academic historians Margarita Torres Sevilla and José Miguel Ortega del Río discovered parchments that indicated the location of the ... (Read More)
 
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The Life and Loves of Laurie Lee
Valerie Grove.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781849546874.  Daedalus Item Code: 62123
 
Millions of readers remember British poet, playwright, and broadcaster Laurie Lee (1914–97) for his lyrical portraits of his life, from the moving and nostalgic tales of childhood and innocence in ... (Read More)
 
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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
Bill Bryson.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767919371.  Daedalus Item Code: 62226
 
Born in the middle of the American century (1951) in the middle of the United States (Des Moines), Bill Bryson, like millions of his peers, grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero—in his ... (Read More)
 
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The Story of Spanish
Jean-Benoît Nadeau & Julie Barlow.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780312656027.  Daedalus Item Code: 62063
 
Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language? From the Phoenicians' discovery of Spain to Cervantes penning Don ... (Read More)
 
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Treasures from Lord Fairhaven's Library at Anglesey Abbey
Mark Purcell, William Hale & David Pearson. John Hammond, photos.
Publisher: National Trust.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781857598261.  Daedalus Item Code: 61147
 
Assembled in the mid-20th century by Huttleston Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven, the library at Anglesey Abbey houses an astounding cabinet des livres, consisting of approximately 200 fine color plate ... (Read More)
 
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