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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
Garrison Keillor.
 
Publisher: Grove
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780802121615
Daedalus Item Code: 54392
 
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Yaddo: Making American Culture
Micki McGee, ed.
 
Publisher: Columbia Univ. Press
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780231147378
Daedalus Item Code: 54832
 
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The Gothic Reader: A Critical Anthology
Martin Myrone.
Publisher: Tate.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781854375995.  Daedalus Item Code: 60640
 
While the term "Gothic" is often associated with the sensationalistic novels and tales popularized in the 18th and 19th centuries, this surprisingly durable genre has continued to inspire a variety ... (Read More)
 
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101 Poems about Childhood
Michael Donaghy, ed.
Publisher: Faber & Faber.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780571217854.  Daedalus Item Code: 60378
 
Childhood has proven to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration for poets, and these 101 selections show the many different ways it has been immortalized in verse. Here are poems celebrating the ... (Read More)
 
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The Making of Middle-Earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien
Christopher Snyder.
Publisher: Sterling.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781402784767.  Daedalus Item Code: 60567
 
When J.R.R. Tolkien created the realms of Middle-earth in his enormously popular Lord of the Rings saga, he drew on inspirations ranging from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval ... (Read More)
 
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Literary Rivals: Feuds and Antagonisms in the World of Books
Richard Bradford.
Publisher: Robson.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849546027.  Daedalus Item Code: 60550
 
Novelists, poets, and playwrights live double lives, and it can be easy for us to forget, while we are visiting their fictional worlds, that they too must share the real world with everyone else—and ... (Read More)
 
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The Work of Print: Authorship and the English Text Trades, 1660–1760
Lisa Maruca.
Publisher: Washington.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780295987576.  Daedalus Item Code: 60021
 
Tracing a shift in the definition of literature that came about largely in the 18th century, English professor Lisa Maruca considers how the creation of books, or the "work of print," was at first ... (Read More)
 
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Both Flesh and Not
David Foster Wallace.
Publisher: Little, Brown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780316182379.  Daedalus Item Code: 60480
 
Spanning nearly 20 years of writing, this posthumous collection of 15 essays from David Foster Wallace—his third, following Consider the Lobster and A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do ... (Read More)
 
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19th Century American Writers on Writing
Brenda Wineapple, ed.
Publisher: Trinity University Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781595340696.  Daedalus Item Code: 54863
 
This surprisingly compact volume features essays, letters, poems, prose, and excerpts of interviews by 57 leading American authors of the 19th century. While attempting to decide what it meant to be ... (Read More)
 
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Essays After Eighty
Donald Hall.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544570313.  Daedalus Item Code: 59468
 
National Medal of the Arts honoree and former U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, marked by great triumph and shattering loss; here he contemplates the "unknown, ... (Read More)
 
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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
Olivia Laing.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781250039569.  Daedalus Item Code: 60576
 
(One of the New York Times Book Review's Best Books of 2014) In this captivating and highly original account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works ... (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: 60529
 
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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