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Adrienne Rich

World of Letters: The Beginnings of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich is unforgettable. Last month, we announced the winner of the 2012 Younger Poet Series competition, and beginning our celebration of Poetry Month in April, it takes little effort to remember one of YSYP’s best and greatest poets. The world was sad to note her passing last Tuesday, March 27, but the language of […]

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Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

In Memoriam: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

We at Yale University Press are very sad to report the untimely passing of Elisabeth Young-Bruehl last Thursday, December 1, at age 65. As a psychoanalyst and philosopher, Young-Bruehl brought her interest in the ideologies of prejudice to her many books, including her YUP biographies of Anna Freud and mentor Hannah Arendt. Combining not only […]

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Origins of Sex: Three Billion Years of Genetic Recombination

In Memoriam: Lynn Margulis

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Lynn Margulis, a biologist whose work on the genesis of new types of cells revolutionized our understanding of evolution, died at her home in Amherst, Massachusetts on November 22, after suffering a stroke. The Washington Post called Margulis, who was 73, “a rebel within the realm of science,” pointing to her determined efforts to […]

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My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet's Life in the Palestinian Century

In Memoriam: Taha Muhammad Ali

On October 2, 2011, the world bid farewell to Palestinian poet, Taha Muhammad Ali, whose powerful works resonated with the tone of loss in the twentieth century. Born in 1931 in the Galilee village of Saffuriyya, itself lost in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Muhammad Ali was an unlikely picture of a poet. In his own […]

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