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Security Empire The Secret Police in Communist Eastern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780300242577, Yale University Press, August 2020
416 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 16 black&white illus.
This book examines the history of early secret police forces in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany in the aftermath of the Second World War. Molly Pucci delves into the ways their origins diverged from the original Soviet model based on differi...
Charleston Fancy Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City
ISBN: HB: 9780300229073, Yale University Press, July 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 43 black&white illus.
Charleston, South Carolina, which boasts America's first historic district, is known for its palmetto-lined streets and picturesque houses. The Holy City, named for its profusion of churches, exudes an irresistible charm. Award-winning author and cul...
Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto Writing Our History
ISBN: HB: 9780300236729, Yale University Press, June 2019
280 pp., 21x14 cm, 7 black&white illus.
Hidden in metal containers and buried underground during World War II, these writings from the Warsaw Ghetto record the Holocaust in the words of its first interpreters, the victims themselves. Gathered clandestinely by an underground ghetto collecti...
Alicja Kwade: ParaPivot The Roof Garden Commission
ISBN: PB: 9781588396679, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 2019
64 pp., 18.4x11 cm, 58 colour illus.
Contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b. 1979) has received international acclaim for her minimalist, large-scale sculptures and installations intended to parse, but not resolve, various scientific and metaphysical conundrums. Kwade's site-specific insta...
Wartime Notebooks France, 1940-1944
ISBN: HB: 9780300176711, Yale University Press, November 2018
704 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 20 black&white illus.
A Polish writer's experience of wartime France, a cosmopolitan outsider's perspective on politics, culture, and life under duress. When the aspiring young writer Andrzej Bobkowski, a self-styled cosmopolitan Pole, found himself caught in occupied Fr...
David Wojnarowicz History Keeps Me Awake at Night
ISBN: HB: 9780300221886, Yale University Press, July 2018
384 pp., 30.5x22.9 cm, 160 colour illus., 100 black&white illus.
This engaging and richly illustrated book comprehensively examines the life and art of David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992), who came to prominence in New York's East Village art world of the 1980s, actively embracing all media and forging an expansive rang...
Jewish Materialism The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s
ISBN: HB: 9780300221800, Yale University Press, March 2018
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 black&white illus.
To understand the organizing framework of modern Judaism, Eliyahu Stern believes that we should look deeper and farther than the Holocaust, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the influence and affluence of American Jewry. Against the revol...
Catholics on the Barricades Poland, France, and "Revolution", 1939-1956
ISBN: HB: 9780300225518, Yale University Press, March 2018
424 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 13 black&white illus.
This collective intellectual biography examines generations of deeply religious thinkers whose faith drove them into public life, including Karol Wojty³a, future Pope John Paul II, and Tadeusz Mazowiecki, the future prime minister who would dismantle...
Mountains of Parnassus
ISBN: HB: 9780300214253, Yale University Press, March 2017
184 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm
The Nobel laureate's unfinished science fiction novel-available in English for the first time ever Awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1980, Czeslaw Milosz was one of the twentieth century's most esteemed poets and essayists. This outstanding tr...
In Those Nightmarish Days The Ghetto Reportage of Peretz Opoczynski and Josef Zelkowicz
ISBN: PB: 9780300112313, Yale University Press, December 2015
369 pp., 21x14 cm
This volume sheds light on two brilliant but lesser known ghetto journalists: Josef Zelkowicz and Peretz Opoczynski. An ordained rabbi, Zelkowicz became a key member of the archive in the Lodz ghetto. Opoczynski was a journalist and mailman who contr...