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Yale University Press and the Global Reach of University Presses

Ivan Lett— It has always been a special privilege to work for a university publisher with an overseas acquiring office. Even as a student intern, the arrival of our Yale University Press London executives every winter and summer for our semi-annual book launches and sales conferences was a notable event. Their editorial projects complement our […]

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Celebrating the Centennial ofSwann’s Way, by Marcel Proust

Visit the Proust-Ink website for more centennial news and events from Bill Carter! William C. Carter — With today’s centennial date, November 14, of the original publication of Swann’s Way, I thought I would share some of my thoughts about this important literary event. What we are celebrating, of course, is Proust’s own quest through the […]

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On Suicide and the New Manifesto Against It

Follow @yaleRELIbooks Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, felt the terrible effects of suicide twice in two years. The loss of two friends and fellow poets, the second of which seemed prompted by the first, inspired Hecht to write a column for The Best American Poetry. She hoped that this […]

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Peter Mansoor on the Iraqi Surge

“The subsequent failures in Iraq shouldn’t take away from what American troops accomplished during what may well be the biggest comeback ever in a guerrilla war….Mansoor provides the definitive account of how it was accomplished…Mansoor is superbly positioned to tell the story, not only because of his academic training but also because for 15 months […]

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University Press Week Blog Tour, Monday, November 11, 2013

It’s Day 1 of the University Press Week Blog Tour and the theme is “Meet the Press”. This means readers get a chance to look inside these university presses and get to know a little more about what goes on behind their doors. Check out these blogs to meet editors and get their thoughts on […]

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To London, with Love: A Little History of Literature

Follow @LittleHistoryOf Ivan Lett— What is the action a book nerd uses to signal his kin? Once it might have been a casual nod over horned-rim glasses; or, perhaps a deliberate and pretentious turn of the jacket, even the kindness to let a curious stranger read harmlessly over your shoulder. But in the digital age, […]

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What SUP from Your Favorite University Presses, November 8, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news from university presses! There is much to share from our fellow academic publishing houses and much to learn on What SUP at the social university presses. This week we found university presses discussing Veteran’s Day, everyday ethnography, and Chinese filmmaker Wang Renmei! What did you read this week? […]

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A Queer History of Fashion: What Does Gay Look Like?

Ariana Parenti— Though I never thought of myself as a follower of the fashion world, in picking up A Queer History of Fashion I was excited to discover the rich history of gay men and women throughout the fashion industry. That gay men are unusually prevalent is perhaps not so surprising. I was struck, however, by […]

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Nigel Simeone Introduces The Leonard Bernstein Letters

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician – a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. He was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first […]

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We’ve Moved!

The Yale Press Log has moved from to a new home at!, or Yale Books Unbound, is a network of digital content associated with Yale University Press books. With this move we are pleased to bring you ad-free content and a new, cleaner layout. We hope you will find it much easier to […]

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