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Yale University Press June 13

Summer Reading Giveaways!

Don’t close your beach bag yet! There’s a chance to add to your reading queue with these newly released titles from Yale University Press, also part of our Freshman Reading recommendations for new and lifelong collegiate learners. Enter today with your Goodreads account for a chance to win Terry Eagleton‘s How to Read Literature, and paperback editions […]

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Delving into The Zelmenyaners with Sasha Senderovich

The Zelmenayers is one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century, following a Soviet Jewish family through four generations as they deal with political change, new technologies, and the transformation of Jewish Life. Jewish scholar Sasha Senderovich, in a recent conversation with the Yiddish Book Center, explains, in depth, the cultural context of […]

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Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition

Jeffrey S. Cramer Explores the Fascinating Life and Ideas of Thoreau

Jeffrey S. Cramer, award-winning editor of six previous volumes of works by Henry D. Thoreau, offers yet another insightful look into Thoreau’s life and writings in Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition. This rich volume chronologically traces Thoreau’s contributions to periodicals, newspapers, and compendiums as well as his lectures. It recreates for modern readers the experience […]

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How to Read Literature

How to Read Literature : Your Guide to Summer Reading

Attention students who have gotten their summer reading assignments and probably haven’t thought about cracking them open yet, read this first. In How to Read Literature, Terry Eagleton helps readers deepen their experience by asking seemingly obvious questions, and pointing out which questions we don’t ask of the books we read. Many readers are seduced […]

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La Vida Doble

An Interview with Author Arturo Fontaine by Translator Megan McDowell

We are pleased to release an exciting interview between Arturo Fontaine and Megan McDowell, author and translator respectively of La Vida Doble, which is now available to the English speaking world through Yale University Press’s Margellos World Republic of Letters series. In the interview, Fontaine and McDowell discuss what it means to be a Chilean […]

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Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

The ginkgo is a tree that has existed for 200 million years. They were around when dinosaurs walked the earth and have survived through ice ages and near extinction, its lineage connecting us to past worlds. Even a 200 year old tree has seen more generations than we ever could, offering a unique reflection on […]

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My Backyard Jungle

Rabbits, Rhubarb, Raccoons, Oh My! My Very Own Backyard Jungle

Thanks to the insight of James Barilla’s new book, My Backyard Jungle: The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned with It, we at Yale University Press are sharing stories of our own backyards and the specially hidden, and often overlooked, secrets contained in each. To come along […]

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Ivan Brunetti’s Aesthetics : Book Trailer, Cartoon Caption Contest, Bookmarks, Signed Copies, CLICK ALREADY!

Ivan Brunetti is one of the great contemporary graphic artists. His signature, highly evocative style often captures a moment of acute absurdity, or humor, or melancholy, with text that is painstakingly edited to a minimalist perfection. We’d like to give three of you a signed copy each of his marvelous new book, Aesthetics: A Memoir, […]

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Yale University Press June 13

June Theme: Summer Reading

We’re a little late getting started with sharing our Summer Reading  list with you—can you really blame us with the New England summer thus far?—but there’s still plenty of books for us to talk about this month! With updates to our Freshman Reading catalog, we’ll sponsor a Goodreads giveaway for Melissa Harris-Perry’s Sister Citizen, and […]

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The Gateway Arch: A Biography

The Gateway Arch : A National Icon with a Troubled Past

An abstract and mysterious structure, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis conveys wonder, but leaves many visitors questioning the “why” behind the monument. Its history is surprisingly sordid. In The Gateway Arch: A Biography, a new addition to the Icons of America series, author Tracy Campbell documents the series of questionable political maneuvers, accusations of […]

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