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#1
Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs
R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett & Rob Battles.
Publisher: Plume.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780142180853.  Daedalus Item Code: 43136
 
Was it Dorothy Parker who wrote, "Dogs seldom make passes / At dogs passing gasses"? Was it Ogden Nash? No, it turns out the author is Fura, a regrettably bloated Bassett hound from Costa Brava, ... (Read More)
 
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#2
The Story of English in 100 Words
David Crystal.
Publisher: St. Martin's.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250003461.  Daedalus Item Code: 43015
 
In this entertaining history of the world's most ubiquitous language, David Crystal draws on a hundred words that illustrate the huge variety of sources, influences, and events that have helped to ... (Read More)
 
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#3
McSweeney's Issue 4
Dave Eggers, ed.
Publisher: McSweeney's Books.   Format: 14 vols, boxed.
ISBN: 9781934781920.  Daedalus Item Code: 41704
 
Ostensibly subtitled "Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying" (though better known simply as "the Box") McSweeney's Issue No. 4 is, by their own admission, their best ever—the perfect marriage ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Bad Girls Need Love Too: Pleasure Yourself with Pulp Fiction
Gary Lovisi.
Publisher: Krause.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781440213571.  Daedalus Item Code: 32695
 
They were the sirens of the pulp fiction racks; daringly dressed or undressed, these voluptuous vixens lounged across lurid paperback covers, promising sin and seduction while really just looking for ... (Read More)
 
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#5
A Pack of Dogs: An Anthology
Lucy Smith, ed. Christopher Brown, illus.
Publisher: Merrell.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781858945316.  Daedalus Item Code: 31248
 
Hilariously illustrated with linocut cartoons by Christopher Brown, this little red book of dogs collects more than 50 tasty scraps of wisdom, humor, celebration, and experience—sometimes ... (Read More)
 
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#6
1000 Years of English Literature: Revised Edition
Chris Fletcher. Roger Evans, Sally Brown & Jamie Andrews, contributors.
Publisher: British Library.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780712358736.  Daedalus Item Code: 41150
 
You might be wondering, as did we, how one could hope to represent a millennium of English literature in a paperback with some 200 color reproductions. Ah, but what subjects have been photographed ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Mr. Ferlinghetti's Poem
David Frampton.
Publisher: Eerdmans.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780802852908.  Daedalus Item Code: 32210
 
In swirling, richly textured woodcuts, David Frampton frames and illustrates a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "Fortune," about a sweltering day from his boyhood in Brooklyn, New York, for readers up ... (Read More)
 
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#8
A Brief History of Robin Hood: The True History Behind the Legend
Nigel Cawthorne.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438518.  Daedalus Item Code: 32957
 
Who was Robin Hood? Throughout history the figures of the hooded man of Sherwood Forest and his band of outlaws have transfixed readers and viewers—but who was the real Robin Hood? The story grew out ... (Read More)
 
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#9
The Greek Myths: Stories of the Greek Gods and Heroes Vividly Retold
Robin Waterfield & Kathryn Waterfield.
Publisher: Quercus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780877488.  Daedalus Item Code: 42359
 
From Achilles rampant on the fields of Troy to the gods at sport on Mount Olympus, from Icarus flying too close to the sun to the superhuman feats of Heracles, Theseus, and the wily Odysseus, the ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210648.  Daedalus Item Code: 42593
 
Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a working man's poetic form, former California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues, ... (Read More)
 
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