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Literate South Reading before Emancipation
ISBN: HB: 9780300112535, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
A pervasive assumption about the culture of the southern United States is that it is firmly rooted in an oral tradition, not a written one. Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy and reading in the American South before emancipation by s...
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That Other World Nabokov and the Puzzle of Exile
ISBN: HB: 9780300158830, Yale University Press, July 2019
376 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
The ruler of a totalitarian state seeks validation from a former schoolmate, now the nation's foremost thinker, in order to access a cultural cache alien to his regime. A literary critic provides commentary on an unfinished poem that both foretells...
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Jerusalem City of the Book
ISBN: HB: 9780300222852, Yale University Press, June 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 colour illus., 23 black&white illus.
In this enchanting book, Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint explore Jerusalem's libraries to tell the story of this city as a place where some of the world's most enduring ideas were put into words. The writers of Jerusalem, although renowned the world o...
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Packing My Library An Elegy and Ten Digressions
ISBN: PB: 9780300244526, ISBN: HB: 9780300219333, Yale University Press, June 2019
160 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries. In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France's Loire Valley and ree...
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Delicate Aggression Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers' Workshop
ISBN: HB: 9780300215847, Yale University Press, May 2019
440 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
As the world's preeminent creative writing program, the Iowa Writers' Workshop has produced an astonishing number of distinguished writers and poets since its establishment in 1936. Its alumni and faculty include twenty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners,...
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Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century
ISBN: HB: 9780300222784, Yale University Press, May 2019
424 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
If Vasily Grossman's 1961 masterpiece, "Life and Fate", had been published during his lifetime, it would have reached the world together with Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago" and before Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag". But "Life and Fate" was seized by the KGB. W...
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Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer? And Other Essays
ISBN: HB: 9780300240139, Yale University Press, May 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm
Adam Kirsch is one of today's finest literary critics. This collection brings together his essays on poetry, religion, and the intersections between them, with a particular focus on Jewish literature. He explores the definition of Jewish literature,...
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Club Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age
ISBN: HB: 9780300217902, Yale University Press, April 2019
488 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 31 colour illus., 93 black&white illus.
In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds proposed to his friend Samuel Johnson that they invite a few friends to join them every Friday at the Turk's Head Tavern in London to dine, drink, and talk until midnight. Eventually the group came to include amon...
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Lessons of Tragedy Statecraft and World Order
ISBN: HB: 9780300238242, Yale University Press, April 2019
216 pp., 21x14 cm
The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage...
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Construction of a National Vernacular Literature in the Renaissance: Essays in Honor of Edwin M. Duval Yale French Studies, Number 134
ISBN: PB: 9780300235999, Yale University Press, March 2019
192 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
French literature underwent radical changes in the sixteenth century. Edwin (Ned) M. Duval's scholarship focuses on teasing out hidden structures and symmetries in French Renaissance poetry and prose. In honor of Duval's literary "sleuthing", the con...
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