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Open Yale Courses

The Open Yale Courses Series is designed to bring the depth and breadth of a Yale education to a wide variety of readers. Based on Yales Open Yale Courses program (, these books bring outstanding lectures by Yale faculty to the curious reader, whether student or adult. Covering a wide variety of topics across disciplines in the social sciences, physical sciences, and humanities, Open Yale Courses books offer accessible introductions at affordable prices.

Introduction to the Bible

Christine Hayes
This introduction to the 24 short books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles examines the struggles of generations of biblical writers to make sense of their own and their nations experiences over a span of many centuries.
Paper 2012 448 pp. 10 b/w illus. + 6 maps ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18179-1 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18827-1

New Testament History and Literature

Dale B. Martin
In this engaging introduction to the New Testament, a distinguished Yale professor presents a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements.
Paper 2012 464 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18085-5 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18219-4

Shelly Kagan
What am I to make of the fact that I am going to die? In this thought-provoking book, philosopher Shelly Kagan confronts myriad questions relating to our mortality and invites readers to reconsider what they think they know about death.
Paper 2012 392 pp. 32 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18084-8 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18342-9

The Moral Foundations of Politics

Ian Shapiro
What sorts of governments merit the allegiance of their people? When should allegiance be withdrawn? This accessible book explores major answers and discusses why democracy supplies the most reliable basis for political legitimacy.
Paper 2012 304 pp. 8 graphs ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18545-4 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-12869-7

Theory of Literature
Paul H. Fry
In this brilliant tour of twentieth-century literary theory, Professor Paul Fry explores important movements and themes that illuminate what literature is, how it is produced, and the many ways it can be understood.
Paper 2012 400 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18083-1 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18336-8

Political Philosophy
Steven B. Smith
This engaging book explores the wide terrain of political philosophy through classic texts by Plato, Machiavelli, Tocqueville, and others who confront enduring problems: who ought to govern? why should I obey the law? how should conflict be controlled?
Paper 2012 296 pp. 11 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18180-7 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18913-1

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The Aeneid
Translated by Sarah Ruden
The translation is alive in every part. . . . This is the first translation since Drydens that can be read as a great English poem in itself.Garry Wills, New York Review of Books This extraordinary new translation of the Aeneid stands alone among modern Vergil translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal.
Paper 2009 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15141-1 $16.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14829-9

The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

New in paper

Volumes 1113:Debates in Parliament

Edited by Thomas Kaminski and Benjamin Beard Hoover; Text Edited by O M Brack, Jr.

I to Myself

An Annotated Selection from the Journal of Henry D. Thoreau

Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer

Begun in 1837, Thoreaus Journal spans twenty-five years and functions as a record of his interior life and a key to his other writings. This beautifully produced gift edition of the Journal provides a fully rounded portrait of Thoreau.
Paper 2012 528 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18798-4 $23.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15004-9

From 1741 to 1744, young Johnsons re-creations of debates in Parliament appeared in the Gentlemans Magazine, thinly disguised as fiction. These critical volumes present his entire project, for the first time exactly as published.
The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson

Cloth 2011 1,680 pp. 5 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12517-7 $350.00

The Golden Ass

Translated by Sarah Ruden
This accurate and entertaining translation of Apuleiuss ever-popular novel brings the comic tale to life for modern readers.
Cloth 2012 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15477-1 $30.00

The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson
Edited by John H. Middendorf



Volumes 21-23: The Lives of the Poets

A Fully Annotated Edition

Henry D. Thoreau
Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer
This treasure trove of Thoreaus most noteworthy essays, generously annotated by a leading scholar, belongs on the bookshelves of every admirer of this endlessly fascinating figure.
Cloth 2013 480 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16498-5 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16562-3


A New Anthology of Early Modern Spanish Theater

Play and Playtext

The Lives of the Poets was the crowning achievement of Samuel Johnsons rich and varied literary life. This carefully researched three-volume edition presents a definitive text reflecting Johnsons final wishes for its wording, accompanied by notes of value both to general readers and specialists.
The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson

Cloth 2010 1,696 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12314-2 $350.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15586-0


Brbara Mujica
This anthology of plays from the Spanish Golden Age brings together the work of canonical writers, female writers who are rapidly achieving canonical status, and lesser-known writers who have recently gained critical attention.
Cloth 2013 800 pp. 20 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10956-6 $95.00

Ivan Goncharov
Translated by Marian Schwartz
Translator Marian Schwartz breathes new life into Ivan Goncharovs masterful novel, replete with wry wit and ingenious critique of nineteenth-century Russian aristocracy.
Paper 2010 576 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16228-8 $16.95

Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads
George Meredith
Edited by Rebecca N. Mitchell and Criscillia Benford
This edition restores the original publication and supplements it with a range of accompanying materials that will reintroduce Merediths astonishing collection of poetry to a new generation of readers.
Cloth 2013 440 pp. 12 b/w illus., 3 graphs ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17317-8 $55.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18910-0

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A Novel

Cuban Fiestas
Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra
A luminous history of Cubas most dynamic and defining rituals and the ever-improvisational character of Cuban culture.
Paper 2012 376 pp. 4 b/w + 17 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17788-6 $20.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16874-7

Gertrude Stein
Edited by Logan Esdale
This welcome edition of Steins witty novel of fame and identity, inspired by the celebrity life of the Duchess of Windsor, includes archival documentation of the books creation, from first draft through publication and reception.
PB-with Flaps 2012 384 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16976-8 $20.00

The Zelmenyaners
A Family Saga

Moyshe Kulbak
Translated by Hillel Halkin; Introduction and Notes by Sasha Senderovich
The first English translation of a Yiddish classic and one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century.
New Yiddish Library Series Paper 2013 304 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11232-0 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18895-0

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Stanzas in Meditation
The Corrected Edition

New Light Shine

Shannon Murdoch
Foreword by John Guare
Australian playwright Shannon Murdoch, winner of the 2011 Yale Drama Series award, offers a haunting tale of lost innocence, murder, and four almostadults who must deal with the tangled consequences of years of silence and half-truth.
Yale Drama Series Paper 2012 96 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18485-3 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18604-8

Gertrude Stein
Edited by Susannah Hollister and Emily Setina; With an Introduction by Joan Retallack
This edition of Gertrude Steins great experimental poem presents the work for the first time in its correct original form, accompanied by the multiple revisions made by Stein and by Alice B. Toklas.
PB-with Flaps 2012 400 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15309-5 $22.00

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American Georgics

Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land

Edited by Edwin C. Hagenstein, Sara M. Gregg, and Brian Donahue

A rich and evocative collection of agrarian writing from the past two centuries, reflecting how shifting views on agriculture have shaped American society, from the first European settlers to the modern organic movement.
Yale Agrarian Studies Series Paper 2012 432 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18804-2 $27.50 Cloth 2011 432 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13709-5 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17184-6


Shakespeares Sonnets
William Shakespeare
Edited and with analytic commentary by Stephen Booth
This prize-winning work provides a facsimile of the 1609 Quarto printed in parallel with a conservatively edited, modernized text, as well as commentary that ranges from brief glosses to substantial critical essays.
Winner of the ninth annual James Russell Lowell Prize given by the Modern Language Association Paper 2000 616 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08506-8 $19.95

A Play in One Act

Eugene ONeill
Foreword by Edward Albee; Introduction by Louise Bernard
Believed lost for over ninety years, ONeills Exorcism draws on a dark incident in his own life. The play displays early examples of ONeills unparalleled skills of capturing personal human drama, and it explores major themes that would permeate his work, resonating deeply with Long Days Journey into Night.
Cloth 2012 112 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18131-9 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13013-3

The Havana Habit

Gustavo Prez Firmat
From the acclaimed poet and critic, an affectionate examination of Cuba in Americas cultural imagination.
Paper 2012 256 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17789-3 $20.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14132-0 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16876-1

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The Corpse Washer

Sinan Antoon
Acclaimed in the Arab world for its veracity, this heartbreaking novel confronts Iraqs horrifying recent history through the story of one young mans struggle to celebrate life even in the midst of death. Now available to Englishlanguage readers for the first time.
Cloth 2013 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19060-1 $22.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19505-7

Tales of a Severed Head

Rachida Madani
Translated by Marilyn Hacker
Moroccan poet Rachida Madani relocates the classic Arab tale of Scheherazade to the present day, when issues of womens role in society echo concerns that permeate The Thousand and One Nights, written a thousand years before. This is the first English translation of Madanis remarkable poetry.
PB-with Flaps 2012 176 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17628-5 $15.00

The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garca Lorca Ascends to Hell
Carlos Rojas
Translated by Edith Grossman
A masterpiece by one of the most extraordinary writers of the twentieth century, this novel explores the identity and destiny of beloved Spanish poet Garca Lorca, who finds himself in hell watching his entire life replayedbut not as it happened.
Cloth 2013 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16776-4 $24.00


The Brazen Plagiarist

Selected Poems

New in paper

Kiki Dimoula
Translated by Cecile Inglessis Margellos and Rika Lesser
Kiki Dimoula is one of the most prized poets in contemporary Greece. This first English translation of a wide selection of poems from across her oeuvre brings together some of her most beguiling, arresting, and moving work.
Cloth 2012 392 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14139-9 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18922-3

Claudio Magris
Translated by Anne Milano Appel
Hailed as a masterpiece when published in Italy, Magriss innovative novel is now available in English. Narrated by a lucid madman, the book twists through time and space, recounting the horrors, the hopes, and the revolutions of the last century.
PB-with Flaps 2012 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18536-2 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18914-8

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Witold Gombrowicz
Translated by Danuta Borchardt; Foreword by Susan Sontag
PB-with Flaps 2012 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18167-8 $13.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16465-7


La Vida Doble
A Novel

New in paper

Arturo Fontaine
Translated by Megan McDowell
Set in the darkest years of the Pinochet dictatorship, Fontaines best-selling novel explores the dilemma of Lorena, a leftist militant confronted with impossible choices. The book is a tale of violence, lofty ideals, and moral ambiguity.
Cloth 2013 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17669-8 $25.00

The Girl with the Golden Parasol

Uday Prakash
Translated by Jason Grunebaum
This outstanding translation of Uday Prakashs audacious novel captures the profound contradictions within contemporary India, where the ancient caste system still holds sway and overrules even the power of love.
PB-with Flaps 2013 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19054-0 $16.00

A Guide to Philosophy in Six Hours and Fifteen Minutes

Witold Gombrowicz
Translated by Benjamin Ivry
PB-with Flaps 2012 120 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18168-5 $9.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13206-9

The Fifth Impossibility

Essays on Exile and Language

Norman Manea
PB-with Flaps 2012 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17995-8 $15.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18487-7

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Eastern European
The Black Envelope
Norman Manea
Translated by Patrick Camiller
PB-with Flaps 2012 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18294-1 $15.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18862-2

The Wind from the Plain

A Trilogy

Fernando de Rojas
Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden; Edited and with an Introduction by Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra
PB-with Flaps 2012 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14199-3 $12.95 Cloth 2009 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14198-6 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15619-5

Yashar Kemal
Translated by Thilda Kemal
Paperback with Slipcase 2012 ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17039-9 $25.00

Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me

And Other Poems

Compulsory Happiness
Norman Manea
Translated by Linda Coverdale
PB-with Flaps 2012 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18295-8 $15.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18863-9

Ghassan Zaqtan
Translated by Fady Joudah
Cloth 2012 144 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17316-1 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18363-4

Lope de Vega
Translated by G. J. Racz; With an Introduction by Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra
PB-with Flaps 2012 136 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18152-4 $12.95 Cloth 2010 144 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16385-8 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16872-3

The Lair
Norman Manea
Translated by Oana Snziana Marian
Cloth 2012 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17994-1 $19.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18346-87

Western European
Second Simplicity
Yves Bonnefoy
Translated by Hoyt Rogers
Cloth 2012 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17625-4 $30.00

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The Selected Poems of Umberto Saba

Umberto Saba
Translated by George Hochfield and Leonard Nathan; Introduction, Notes, and Commentary by George Hochfield
PB-with Flaps 2012 592 pp. 1 b/w photo ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18175-3 $18.00 Cloth 2009 592 pp. 1 b/w photo ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13603-6 $35.00

Ranko Marinkovic
Translated by Vlada Stojiljkovic; Edited by Ellen Elias-Bursac
PB-with Flaps 2012 576 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18172-2 $18.00 Cloth 2010 576 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15241-8 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16884-6

Hocus Bogus
Romain Gary writing as mile Ajar
Translated by David Bellos
PB-with Flaps 2012 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18154-8 $9.95 Cloth 2010 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14976-0 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16297-4

Mozarts Third Brain

Gran Sonnevi
Translation, Preface, and Notes by Rika Lesser; Foreword by Rosanna Warren
PB-with Flaps 2012 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18182-1 $14.00 Cloth 2009 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14580-9 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15631-7

Middle Eastern
Translated by Khaled Mattawa
PB-with Flaps 2012 432 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18125-8 $18.00 Cloth 2010 432 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15306-4 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16869-3

Selected Lyrics
Thophile Gautier
Translated by Norman R. Shapiro
PB-with Flaps 2012 552 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18155-5 $18.00 Cloth 2011 552 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16433-6 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16547-0

Selected Poems

Five Spice Street
Can Xue, Translated by Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping
PB-with Flaps 2012 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16796-2 $15.00 Cloth 2009 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12227-5 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14248-8

Gabriele DAnnunzio
Translated and Annotated by Stephen Sartarelli; Preface by Virginia Jewiss
Cloth 2012 344 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15542-6 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16016-1

The Poetry of Kabbalah

Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition Translated and Annotated by Peter Cole
Co-edited and with an Afterword by Aminadav Dykman
Cloth 2012 544 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16916-4 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18361-0

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Why Poetry Matters

Jay Parini
Poetry doesnt matter to most people, observes Jay Parini at the opening of this book. But, undeterred, he commences a deeply felt meditation on poetry, its language and meaning, and its power to open minds and transform lives. Poetry indeed matters.
Why X Matters Series Paper 2009 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15146-6 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14525-0

Delmira Agustini, Sexual Seduction, and Vampiric Conquest

Cathy L. Jrade
A study of the life and poetry of Delmira Agustini, the first major female Latin American poet of the twentieth century.
Major Figures in Spanish and Latin American Literature and the Arts Cloth 2012 288 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16774-0 $45.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18341-2

Hdi Kaddour
Translated by Marilyn Hacker
Hdi Kaddours poetry arises from observation, from situations both ordinary and emblematicof contemporary life, of human stubbornness, human invention, or human cruelty. With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker presents an English-speaking audience with the first selected volume of his work.
Paper 2012 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17775-6 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16298-1

Can Poetry Save the Earth?

John Felstiner

The Art of Robert Frost

Tim Kendall
Tim Kendalls critical study of the poetry of Robert Frost gives the sustained close analysis that this great body of work has always deserved. Kendall quotes generously and he explains the structure and texture of individual poems with a subtlety that is equal to the imaginative demands of his subject. David Bromwich, Yale University
Cloth 2012 408 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11813-1 $35.00

A Field Guide to Nature Poems

In this thought-provoking book, John Felstiner explores the rich legacy of poems that take nature as their subject, and he demonstrates their force and beauty.
Paper 2010 440 pp. 22 color + 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16813-6 $22.00 Cloth 2009 440 pp. 22 color + 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13750-7 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15553-2

New in paper

Will Schutt
Foreword by Carl Phillips
Praised by Carl Phillips as a book of uncommon wisdom, Schutts prizewinning first volume of poetry displays a cosmopolitan range of reference and a meditative, understated style.
Yale Series of Younger Poets Paper 2013 80 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18851-6 $18.00 Cloth 2013 80 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18850-9 $45.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18981-0

Rhymes Reason
John Hollander

The Anthology of Rap

Edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Afterwords by Chuck D and Common
An essential contribution to our living literary tradition. . . . This groundbreaking anthology masterfully assembles part of a new vanguard of American poetry.from the Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Paper 2011 928 pp. 5 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14191-7 $25.00 Cloth 2010 920 pp. 5 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14190-0 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16306-3

A Guide to English Verse, Third Edition

In this classic text, the distinguished poet and critic John Hollander surveys the schemes, patterns, and forms of English verse, illustrating each variation with an original and witty self-descriptive example.
Winner of the Modern Language Associations Mina P. Shaughnessy Medal Paper 2001 154 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-08832-8 $11.95

Slow Lightning
Eduardo Corral
The 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, Eduardo C. Corral, is the first Latino poet ever to receive the award. His poems, strange and haunting, are also lyrically beautiful and filled with yearning.
Winner of the 2011 Whiting Writers Award, given by the Whiting Foundation Yale Series of Younger Poets Paper 2012 96 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17893-7 $18.00

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Literary Theory & Criticism

The Anatomy of Influence

Harold Bloom

A Reader on Reading
Alberto Manguel
Books jump out of their jackets when Manguel opens them and dance in delight as they make contact with his ingenious, voluminous brain.Peter Conrad, The Observer
Paper 2011 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17208-9 $20.00 Cloth 2010 320 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15982-0 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16304-9


Literature as a Way of Life

For more than half a century, Bloom has shared his profound knowledge of the written word with students and readers. In this, his most comprehensive and accessible study of influence, Bloom leads us through the labyrinthine paths which link the writers and critics who have informed and inspired him for so many years.
Paper 2012 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18144-9 $20.00 Cloth 2011 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16760-3 $32.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17990-3

What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden?

Ziony Zevit
Could our understanding that the Garden of Eden story concerns original sin and the fall from divine grace be based on a more than two-thousandyear-old misconception? In this innovative book, a renowned biblical scholar argues exactly that.
Cloth 2013 320 pp. 22 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17869-2 $30.00

The Woman Reader

Belinda Jack
This lively book is the first to address the controversies associated with womens reading throughout history, and to show how vastly different womens reading experiences have often been compared to those of men.
Cloth 2012 344 pp. 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12045-5 $30.00


Divine Love

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Islamic Literature and the Path to God

The Event of Literature

Terry Eagleton
An influential literary critic explores anew the discipline to which he has devoted his career, reconsidering previous stances while offering fresh takes on much-studied books and literary theories.
Paper 2013 264 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19413-5 $17.00 Cloth 2012 264 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17881-4 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18259-0

William C. Chittick
Bringing to light extensive never-translated Persian sources, William Chittick presents the rich prose literature on love at the center of Islamic spiritual thought.
Cloth 2013 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18595-9 $45.00

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The Shadow of a Great Rock

Harold Bloom

A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible

Long an admirer of the King James Bible, celebrated critic Harold Bloom here offers a singular appreciation of its beauty and importance as a literary masterpiece.
Paper 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18794-6 $17.00 Cloth 2011 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16683-5 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18001-5

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The Renaissance Epic and the Oral Past

Anthony Welch
Drawing on a large body of poetry, this book offers a close survey of the changing audiences, modes of reading, and cultural expectations that shaped epic writing in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Yale Studies in English Paper 2012 268 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17886-9 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18899-8


How to Read Literature

Terry Eagleton
In this delightfully entertaining guide, an eminent critic explains with abundant examples everything you need to know to read literary works with deeper insight, better understanding, and much more enjoyment.
Cloth 2013 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19096-0 $26.00

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Literary Theory & Criticism

The Annotated Shakespeare
Edited, Fully Annotated, and Introduced by Burton Raffel; With an Essay by Harold Bloom

Antony and Cleopatra

Paper 2007 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12473-6 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15030-8


The Book in the Renaissance

Andrew Pettegree
A groundbreaking study of the fascinating world of books in the first great age of print, from 1450 to 1600.
Paper 2011 440 pp. 69 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17821-0 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16835-8

New in paper

Paper 2003 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10105-8 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13823-8

Remembering Shakespeare
David Scott Kastan and Kathryn James
This richly illustrated book explores an extraordinary collection of Shakespeareana to illuminate how the Bard has been remembered for 400 years and why he remains vitally alive for us today.
Distributed for the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Paper 2012 80 pp. 69 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18039-8 $25.00

Henry the Fourth, Part One

Paper 2006 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10815-6 $6.95

Julius Caesar
Paper 2006 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10809-5 $6.95

King Lear
Paper 2007 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12200-8 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13470-4

Love and the Law in Cervantes

Roberto Gonzlez Echevarra
This fascinating book explores Cervantess work to show how the author drew on new legal records to investigate human deviance and desire and as inspiration for modern representations of love.
Paper 2012 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17784-8 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13204-5

Paper 2005 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10654-1 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13827-6


Flauberts Gueuloir
On Madame Bovary and Salammb

The Merchant of Venice

Paper 2006 208 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11564-2 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13825-2

Michael Fried
This book offers an original analysis of the prose of Gustave Flaubert, one of the greatest of all Western novelists who is known particularly for his scrupulous attention to his art and style.
Cloth 2012 196 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18705-2 $35.00

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Paper 2005 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10653-4 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13826-9

Rome and Rhetoric

Shakespeares Julius Caesar

Paper 2005 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10807-1 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13829-0

Garry Wills
Rome and Rhetoric is as entertainingly readable as it is broadly informative. John Simon, New York Times Book Review
The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series Paper 2013 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18800-4 $15.00 Cloth 2011 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15218-0 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17849-4

Richard III New

Victorian Bloomsbury
Rosemary Ashton
This book is the first account of Bloomsburys evolution as the undisputed intellectual quarter of London during the nineteenth centurybefore the heyday of the Bloomsbury Group.
Cloth 2012 400 pp. 44 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15447-4 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15448-1

Paper 2008 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12202-2 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14529-8

Romeo and Juliet

Paper 2004 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10453-0 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13828-3

The Taming of the Shrew

Paper 2005 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10982-5 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13790-3

The Milton Encyclopedia

Edited by Thomas N. Corns
This encyclopedia offers easy and immediate access to a wealth of information about Milton, serving as a general and comprehensive reference tool for general readers, students, and scholars alike.
Cloth 2012 424 pp. 52 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09444-2 $150.00

The Tempest
Paper 2006 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10816-3 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13830-6

Twelfth Night
or, What You Will
Paper 2007 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11563-5 $6.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13471-1

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Literary Theory & Criticism

Michael Levenson
In this wide-ranging and original account of Modernism, Michael Levenson presents a new understanding of the movement, the surrounding culture, and the relationship between individual artists and the audiences that both supported and opposed them.
Cloth 2011 336 pp. 13 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11173-6 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17177-8


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Domestic Subjects
Beth H. Piatote

Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature

Piatote analyzes the literary works of Native American intellectuals in the context of assimilation-era laws and policies aimed at national domestication, showing how Native American writing illuminated, contested, and refigured the reach of the law.
The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity Cloth 2013 248 pp. 6 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17157-0 $45.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18909-4

Why Trilling Matters

Adam Kirsch
Why Trilling Matters is not simply the best book yet written on Lionel Trilling. Its subject . . . is the pretext for an invigorating magic trick. With Trillings help, Kirsch transforms a backward glance into a forward step.Michael Kimmage, New York Times Book Review
Why X Matters Series Paper 2013 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18782-3 $16.00 Cloth 2011 208 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15269-2 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17828-9

Modernist America
Richard Pells

Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture

[T]here is much to enjoy here . . . a rousing jaunt through a period of remarkable upheavals in entertainment and the arts.The Wall Street Journal
Paper 2012 512 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18173-9 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17173-0

Ralph Ellison in Progress

Adam Bradley

Why Translation Matters

Edith Grossman
Edith Grossman, the Glenn Gould of translators, has written a superb book on the art of the literary translation. Even Walter Benjamin is surpassed by her insights into her task, which she rightly sees as imaginatively independent. This should become a classic text.Harold Bloom
Why X Matters Series Paper 2011 160 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17130-3 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16303-2

From Invisible Man to Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

A major reassessment of the literary legacy of one of the twentieth centurys most revered writers that explores the mysteries surrounding his unfinished second novel.
Paper 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17119-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14713-1 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14714-8

What Ever Happened to Modernism?

Gabriel Josipovici
A personal, penetrating, and polemical account of what Modernism is, this book explores the literature, fine art, and music that it has inspiredand how contemporary literary writing has failed it.
Paper 2011 224 pp. 6 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17800-5 $20.00 Cloth 2010 224 pp. 6 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16577-7 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16582-1

True Friendship

A New Handbook of Literary Terms

David Mikics
Lively and learned, this up-to-date guide to literary words and concepts is an essential volume for every student and reader of literature. David Mikics sketches the derivations and history of each term, offers useful bibliographic suggestions for most entries, and clarifies the often confusing terrain of literary theory today.
Paper 2010 368 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16431-2 $17.00

Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound

Christopher Ricks
True Friendship looks closely at three outstanding poets of the past halfcenturyGeoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowellthrough the lens of their relation to their two predecessors in genius, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.
The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series Paper 2011 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17146-4 $20.00 Cloth 2010 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13429-2 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16284-4


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History of the Book

Too Much to Know

Ann Blair

Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age

Long before the modern era scholars complained of the overabundance of books and developed techniques for selecting, sorting, and storing information on a large scale. This intriguing book examines information management in pre-modern contexts with a special focus on the impact of printing in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Paper 2011 416 pp. 31 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16539-5 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16849-5

Unpacking My Library
Writers and Their Books

Edited by Leah Price

A gorgeous second volume in the popular Unpacking My Library series, this book explores the bookshelves of thirteen favorite novelists and uncovers the stories behind their lifetimes of reading and writing.
Paper over Board 2011 208 pp. 270 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17092-4 $20.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18058-9

The Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Its Library

Centenary Edition

Stephen Parks
Introduction by Alan Bell
Published to celebrate Yale Universitys Elizabethan Clubs centenary, this beautifully produced book includes full descriptions of the rare books in the Elizabethan Clubs collection, including the nearly sixty new acquisitions of the past quarter century, and for the first time a listing of manuscripts and objects.
Cloth 2011 376 pp. 125 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17185-3 $75.00

Unpacking My Library
Architects and Their Books

Edited by Jo Steffens
Featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin
This alluring volume provides an intimate look at the personal libraries and top ten reading lists of twelve of the worlds leading architects.
Published in association with Urban Center Books, The Architecture Bookstore of the Municipal Art Society of New York Paper over Board 2009 192 pp. 24 b/w + 284 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15893-9 $20.00


The Watchman in Pieces

David Rosen and Aaron Santesso

Ex Libris

The Art of Bookplates

Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood

Martin Hopkinson
This handsome book celebrates bookplates and the artists who have created them, from Albrecht Drer to Edward Burne-Jones. Illustrated with 100 key examples of ex libris art, the volume traces the evolution of bookplate design in Europe and beyond.
PB-with Flaps 2011 112 pp. 100 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17163-1 $15.00

Spanning nearly 500 years of cultural and social history, this book examines the ways that literature and surveillance have developed together, as kindred modern practices.
Cloth 2013 352 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15541-9 $45.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15664-5

The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel
An elegant volume, in both its design and its text. . . . Manguel has brought out a richly enjoyable book, absolutely enthralling for anyone who loves to read and an inspiration for anybody who has ever dreamed of building a library of his or her own.Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
Paper 2009 400 pp. 76 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15130-5 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14521-2

Reading Matters
Margaret Willes

Five Centuries of Discovering Books

This entertaining journey through five centuries of acquiring, reading, and enjoying books looks at a wide range of collectors, including Samuel Pepys and Thomas Jefferson, and those who marketed and sold them their books.
Paper 2010 304 pp. 90 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16404-6 $22.00

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Letters, Diaries, Memoirs

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Letters from America

Alexis de Tocqueville
Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Frederick Brown
Its no surprise that the letters are jampacked with insightful observations. What is surprising is how alive they are even today. This is living history, not embalmed. A collection that combines both charm and historical relevance. Library Journal (starred review)
Winner of the 2011 Translation Prize given by the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation Paper 2012 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18183-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 304 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15382-8 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15383-5

The Letters of T. S. Eliot

Volume 4: 19281929

Gulag Voices
Edited by Anne Applebaum
Gulag Voices will inform a generation fortunate enough to be living in different times.Mary Dejevsky, The Independent Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum brings together a unique collection of Gulag survivors memoirs.
Annals of Communism Series Paper 2012 216 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17783-1 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16012-3

Edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

During these years, Eliot secures the future of The Monthly Criterion, corresponds with writers and thinkers from Virginia Woolf to Robert Frost to W. H. Auden, and continues to publish his own poems and writings, all while nursing his wife back to health.
Cloth 2013 880 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18724-3 $50.00


The Letters of T. S. Eliot

Volume 3: 192627

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Auschwitz and After

Second Edition

Edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

The third volume of the long-awaited letters of one the twentieth centurys most influential and acclaimed poets and writers.
Cloth 2012 992 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18723-6 $50.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18889-9

Charlotte Delbo
Translated by Rosette C. Lamont; With a New Introduction by Lawrence L. Langer
I find Rosette C. Lamonts remarkable translation of Charlotte Delbos work perceptive, delicate, and poignant, in short: exceptional.Elie Wiesel Written by a member of the French resistance who became an important literary figure in postwar France, this moving memoir of life and death in Auschwitz and the post-war experiences of women survivors has become a key text for Holocaust studies classes. This second edition includes an updated and expanded introduction by Holocaust scholar Lawrence L. Langer.
Paper 2013 384 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19077-9 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19512-5


My Dear Governess

The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann

Edited by Irene Goldman-Price

One of the most astonishing instances of literary eavesdropping in the history of American letters. A moving and illuminating revelation.Alberto Manguel This rich trove of previously unknown letters from Edith Wharton to the governess who became her lifelong friend provides fascinating new insights into the writers life, relationships, and development as an author.
Cloth 2012 336 pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16989-8 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18338-2

The Letters of T. S. Eliot

Volume 2: 19231925

Edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton

Cloth 2011 912 pp. 21 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17686-5 $50.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17819-7

The Letters of T. S. Eliot

Volume 1: 18981922, Revised Edition

Edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton

Cloth 2011 912 pp. 58 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17645-2 $50.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17818-0


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The Richard Burton Diaries

Edited by Chris Williams
Burton loved literature, and how proud hed have been to know that in his diaries he demonstrates considerable literary gifts. His observations about his peers are brilliant. . . . This indispensable book is meticulously edited by Professor Chris Williams.Roger Lewis, The Financial Times The irresistible, candid diaries of Richard Burton, published in full for the first time, encompass his entire career and his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor. Articulate and opinionated, Burton offers fresh perspectives on the worlds of film, theater, and celebrity.
Cloth 2012 704 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18010-7 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19231-5

Richard Selzer
No one writes about the practice of medicine with Selzers unique combination of mystery and wonder. Los Angeles Times Selections from the moving, beautifully crafted diary of a celebrated storyteller and surgeon. In Diary, the authors successes and regrets, as well as the humor and sadness that surround him, are revealed with the same empathy and vividness that made him one of the great doctor-writers of modern literature.
Paper 2013 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19197-4 $18.00 Cloth 2011 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12461-3 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16309-4

Losing It

In which an Aging Professor laments his shrinking Brain...

William Ian Miller

A stylish, effortlessly erudite and refreshingly clear-eyed essay about the dastardly yet inevitable fate of getting older.Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune, Best Books 2011 In this moving, funny, deeply insightful consideration of old age, William Ian Miller frees us from facile stereotypes and gives us a more honest way of thinking about growing old, enriched by an understanding of other times and cultures.
Paper 2012 336 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18823-3 $15.00 Cloth 2011 336 pp. 4 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17101-3 $27.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17837-1


Distant Intimacy
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Alfred Kazins Journals

Selected and Edited by Richard M. Cook
This is a remarkable book, easily one of the great diaries and moral documents of the past American century.Dwight Garner, New York Times Selected by Kazins acclaimed biographer, an enlightening collection of the private writings of one of the twentieth centurys most fascinating intellectuals.
Paper 2012 632 pp. 9 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18795-3 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17165-5

A Friendship in the Age of the Internet


My Backyard Jungle

Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein

Over the course of a year, two writers who have never met exchange weekly letters that are candid, wise, and totally irresistible. The correspondents, one an American writer and the other a British screenwriter, discuss all manner of topics, personal and professional.
Cloth 2013 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18694-9 $30.00

The Adventures of an Urban Wildlife Lover Who Turned His Yard into Habitat and Learned to Live with It

James Barilla
Building on the experience of creating a wildlife habitat in his urban backyard, James Barilla visits various cities where bears, monkeys, toucans, and other creatures reside and along the way discovers how people and animals might coexist in our increasingly urban world. Not since Gerald Durrell penned My Family and Other Animals have readers encountered a naturalist with such a gift for story-telling and such an open heart toward all things wild.
Cloth 2013 384 pp. 8 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18401-3 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18597-7

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Lives of the Novelists

A History of Fiction in 294 Lives



John Sutherland
John Sutherland is among the handful of critics whose every book I must have. Hes sharp-eyed and sharp-tongued, with a generous heart and a wise head. This self-assured and knowledgeable survey of novels in English is invaluable as both a reference work and, wonderfully, a book to savor.Jay Parini Who are the top writers of English fiction of all time? Professor John Sutherland offers his own surprising list and defends each choice in this witty, entertaining, and hugely informative volume.
Cloth 2012 832 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17947-7 $39.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18243-9

James Boswells Life of Johnson

An Edition of the Original Manuscript in Four Volumes. Volume 3: 17761780

The Great Charles Dickens Scandal

Michael Slater
Impeccably sourced and dashingly narrated. . . . Slater sinks his teeth into the dirty subject of reputation makingand breakingwith a relish that almost made me forget (I mean this as a compliment) that authors status as an eminent academic.Miranda Seymour, Sunday Telegraph Was Charles Dickens the secret lover of young actress Nelly Ternan? How would a man of his renown have hidden such an affair? This engaging book is the first complete account of the scandal that threatened to ruin Dickens and of the cover-up that continued for generations.
Cloth 2012 232 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11219-1 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14231-0

James Boswell
Edited by Thomas F. Bonnell
The third and penultimate volume in the Yale Boswell Editions transcription of Boswells heavily revised manuscript of his biography of Johnson.
Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell Cloth 2012 454 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18292-7 $85.00


Andrew Marvell
The Chameleon

John Keats
A New Life

Nicholas Roe
[A] sumptuously written biography. . . . Roe sees complex connections between the poets life and art that have eluded other biographers. . . . Poetic in its own right, this absorbing book is a masterly study of its subject.Publishers Weekly Filled with revelations and original insights, this definitive book presents a new portrait of the beloved Romantic poet and shows how previously unrecognized turning points in his life provide fresh keys to his works.
Cloth 2012 472 pp. 65 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12465-1 $32.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19015-1

Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith . . . has certainly mastered everything that can be learned about this elusive, shadowy and very private man.Michael Dirda, The Washington Post Drawing on exhaustive archival research, the voluminous corpus of Andrew Marvells previously little-known writing, and recent scholarship across several disciplines, Smiths portrait becomes the definitive account of the British poets elusive life.
Paper 2012 416 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18196-8 $33.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16839-6

Charles Dickens
Michael Slater
With the appearance of Slaters extraordinary biography, which exhuberantly tracks the mercurial energy of Dickenss publication history . . . it is possible to be accurate to Dickenss wild originality, the career of his career. . . . This is a biography of a writer as writer. It is therefore quite unique.Adam Thirlwell, The New Republic
Paper 2011 720 pp. 65 b/w + 80 h/t illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17093-1 $25.00 Cloth 2009 720 pp. 65 b/w + 80 h/t illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11207-8 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16552-4

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Dickens and the Artists

Edited by Mark Bills
With contributions by Pat Hardy, Leone Ormond, Nicholas Penny, and Hilary Underwood
An exploration of the artistic tastes of a celebrated novelist, this collection of essays traces the relationship between Charles Dickens and visual art.
Published in association with the Watts Gallery Cloth 2012 200 pp. 120 color + 60 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17602-5 $55.00

Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance

Emily Bernard

Franz Kafka

The Poet of Shame and Guilt

Saul Friedlnder
In this highly original book, Saul Friedlnder appraises Kafkas life and work, tracing his personal anguish as reflected in his writings and showing how earlier censorship efforts concealed crucial aspects of Kafkas individuality.
Jewish Lives Cloth 2013 224 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13661-6 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19515-6

A Portrait in Black and White

A deeply absorbing and elegantly evoked biography of a man and his era. Lynell George, Los Angeles Times This groundbreaking book is the first to focus on the flamboyant Carl Van Vechten, his notoriety as a white man with a passion for black people and culture, and his still-debated contributions to the Harlem Renaissance.
Paper 2013 376 pp. 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19252-0 $20.00 Cloth 2012 376 pp. 41 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12199-5 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18329-0

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Two Lives

Marcel Proust
William C. Carter

Gertrude and Alice

A Life, with a New Preface by the Author

An impeccably researched and wellpaced narrative that brings vividly and credibly to life not only the writer himself but also the changing world he knew.Roger Pearson, New York Times Book Review Reissued with a new preface to commemorate the first publication of la recherche du temps perdu one hundred years ago, Marcel Proust portrays in abundant detail the extraordinary life and times of one of the greatest literary voices of the twentieth century.
Henry McBride Series in Modernism and Modernity Paper 2013 992 pp. 47 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19179-0 $30.00

Janet Malcolm
Malcolms first book in more than five years, this remarkable work of literary biography and investigative journalism, turns on the mysterious survival of Stein and Toklas, as Jewish lesbians in Occupied France.
Paper 2008 240 pp. 12 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14310-2 $13.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-13771-2

Joseph Brodsky
A Literary Life

Lev Loseff
Translated by Jane Ann Miller
The best single literary biography of the writer yet to have appeared in any language.Times Literary Supplement An intimate, penetrating study of Joseph Brodskys life and work, written by his lifelong friend, the eminent Russian literary scholar Lev Loseff.
Paper 2012 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18160-9 $22.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16302-5

Faulkner and Love

Judith L. Sensibar

The Women Who Shaped His Art, A Biography

This deeply moving and original portrait of William Faulkner explores his three crucial relationshipswith his black and white mothers, Caroline Barr and Maud Falkner, and with his wife, Estelle Oldham. These Southern women gave life to Faulkners imagination, profoundly shaping his emotional and psychological world.
Paper 2010 616 pp. 75 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16568-5 $30.00 Cloth 2009 616 pp. 75 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11503-1 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14243-3

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Exploring Happiness
Sissela Bok

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton
This lively and accessible introduction to Western philosophy brings the ideas of the worlds greatest thinkers into focus, from Socrates questions about reality to Peter Singers thinking on the moral status of animals in our own times.
Paper 2012 272 pp. 42 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18779-3 $15.00 Cloth 2011 260 pp. 42 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15208-1 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17754-1

From Aristotle to Brain Science

From the acclaimed author of Lying, a brilliant exploration of happiness set in the context of the worlds great philosophers, leaders, writers, and artists.
Paper 2011 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17810-4 $17.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16843-3

On Evil
Terry Eagleton
In this witty, accessible study, the prominent Marxist thinker Terry Eagleton launches a surprising defense of the reality of evil, drawing on literary, theological, and psychoanalytic sources to suggest that evil is a real phenomenon with palpable force in our contemporary world.
Paper 2011 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17125-9 $16.00 Cloth 2010 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15106-0 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16296-7

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A History

Way to Wisdom
Karl Jaspers

Simon May
A radically new exploration of the ways we think about love; how it has been shaped, idolized, and misconstrued by the West over nearly three millennia; and how we might more accurately and successfullyconceive it.
Paper 2013 312 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18774-8 $16.00 Cloth 2011 312 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11830-8 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17723-7

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An Introduction to Philosophy, Second Edition

Translated by Ralph Manheim; With a new foreword by Richard M. Owsley
One of the founders of existentialism, the eminent philosopher Karl Jaspers here presents for the general reader an introduction to philosophy. In doing so, he also offers a lucid summary of his own philosophical thought.
Paper 2003 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-09735-1 $15.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16357-5

The Message and the Book

Sacred Texts of the Worlds Religions

John Bowker
This magisterial guide introduces the great faiths of the world through their most important writings. Surveying 400 key religious books, the author engagingly discusses the content, core tenets, and significance of each.
Paper 2013 416 pp. 37 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19233-9 $22.00 Cloth 2012 416 pp. 37 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17929-3 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18317-7


Ambition, A History
From Vice to Virtue

William Casey King


What Art Is
Arthur C. Danto
What is it to be a work of art? Renowned author and critic Arthur C. Danto addresses this fundamental, complex question. Part philosophical monograph and part memoiristic meditation, What Art Is challenges the popular interpretation that art is an indefinable concept, instead bringing to light the properties that constitute universal meaning.
Cloth 2013 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17487-8 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19511-8

This engaging book explores the history of changing attitudes toward ambition pernicious vice, admired virtue, both? and how ambition influenced New World colonization, the Declaration of Independence, and Americans perceptions of themselves.
Cloth 2013 256 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18280-4 $30.00


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In Gods Shadow
Michael Walzer


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Politics in the Hebrew Bible

A highly distinguished political thinker offers important insights on the political views of the writers of the Bible and investigates how they illuminate important moral issues in our own time.
Cloth 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18044-2 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18251-4

The Leibniz-De Volder Correspondence

With Selections from the Correspondence Between Leibniz and Johann Bernoulli

Science and Religion in Quest of Truth

John Polkinghorne
Both scientist and theologian, the author surveys all the major issues of concern at the intersection of science and religion, offering insights on topics ranging from causality to evolution to divine providence.
Paper 2012 160 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18811-0 $16.00 Cloth 2011 160 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17478-6 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17839-5

G. W. Leibniz
Translated, Edited, and with an Introduction by Paul Lodge
This volume is a critical edition of the eight-year correspondence (16981706) between Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Burcher de Volder, professor of philosophy and mathematics at Leiden University.
The Yale Leibniz Series Cloth 2013 518 pp. 10 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10823-1 $85.00

Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History

Ahmad Dallal
In this wide-ranging and masterful work, Ahmad Dallal examines the significance of scientific knowledge and situates the culture of science in relation to other cultural forces in Muslim societies.
The Terry Lectures Series Paper 2012 256 pp. 2 line illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17771-8 $20.00 Cloth 2010 256 pp. 2 line illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15911-0 $27.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15914-1

Absence of Mind
Marilynne Robinson

The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self

One of our best contemporary writers explores the tension between science and religion and reveals how our concept of mind determines how we understand and value human nature and human civilization.
Named a Best Book of 2010Globe & Mail, 2010 Globe 100 The Terry Lectures Series Paper 2011 176 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17147-1 $16.50 Cloth 2010 176 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14518-2 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16647-7


Before Religion
Brent Nongbri

A History of a Modern Concept

Spanning two thousand years of history, this concise, gripping narrative shows how religion was an invention of modernity.
Cloth 2013 288 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15416-0 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15417-7

Reason, Faith, and Revolution

Terry Eagleton

Reflections on the God Debate

A renowned critic demolishes the insistent claims of atheists and others who assert that science has rendered God and faith obsolete. Seasoning his serious book with humor, Terry Eagleton reexamines God, Jesus, free will, scientific thought, and liberalism to arrive at the conclusion that reason and faith are by no means mutually exclusive.
The Terry Lectures Series Paper 2010 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16453-4 $17.50 Cloth 2009 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15179-4 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15550-1

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The Age of Doubt

Christopher Lane

Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty

By analyzing the parallel battles over faith and reason in the nineteenth century and ours, scholar Christopher Lane makes a case for the benefits of religious uncertainty.
Paper 2012 248 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18807-3 $18.00 Cloth 2011 248 pp. 19 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14192-4 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16881-5

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Or The Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill

Abandoned to Ourselves

Thomas Hobbes, Edited and with

an Introduction by Ian Shapiro
This new edition includes interpretive essays by leading Hobbes scholars that provide fresh and varied interpretations of Leviathan for our time.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2010 608 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11838-4 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16318-6

Being an Essay on the Emergence and Implications of Sociology in the Writings of Mr. Jean-Jacques Rousseau...

On Heroes, HeroWorship, and the Heroic in History

Thomas Carlyle
Edited by David R. Sorensen and Brent E. Kinser
Carlyles classic exploration of heroes and heroic leadership is accompanied by essays that reevaluate the spiritual, rather than the authoritarian, roots of his thought.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2013 448 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14860-2 $20.00

Peter Alexander Meyers

An essay on Rousseaus claims about the moral significance of dependence in society and the inherent tensions between secular creationism and social evolution in the human sciences.
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Thomas More
Translated and Introduced by Clarence H. Miller; With a New Afterword by Jerry Harp
A preeminent More scholar does justice to the full range of Mores rhetoric in this masterful translation. In a new afterword to this edition, Jerry Harp contextualizes Mores life and Utopia within the wider frames of European humanism and the Renaissance.
Paper 2013 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18610-9 $8.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19522-4

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Edited and with an Introduction by Steven B. Smith
with essays by Danilo Petranovich, Ralph Lerner, Benjamin Kleinerman, Steven B. Smith
Bringing an assortment of Abraham Lincolns speeches, letters, and private meditations together with four interpretive essays, Steven Smith demonstrates Lincolns strength as a political philosopher.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2012 544 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18123-4 $18.00 Cloth 2012 544 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16510-4 $55.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16536-4

The Communist Manifesto

Edited and with an Introduction by Jeffrey C. Isaac
with essays by Steven Lukes, Stephen Eric Bronner, Vladimir Tismaneanu, Saskia Sassen
A new volume in the Rethinking the Western Tradition series: Marx and Engels classic Communist Manifesto, accompanied by essays on its continuing relevance in the post-communist era.
Rethinking the Western Tradition Paper 2012 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12302-9 $12.00 Cloth 2012 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12301-2 $55.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16320-9

Soft Despotism, Democracys Drift

Paul A. Rahe

Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect

This provocative book draws on the thinking of three great political philosophers to diagnose the malady of todays liberal democracies: soft despotism: a condition that occurs as paternalistic state power expands.
Paper 2010 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16423-7 $25.00 Cloth 2009 400 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14492-5 $38.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15610-2

Why Marx Was Right

Terry Eagleton
In this combative, controversial book, Terry Eagleton takes issue with the prejudice that Marxism is dead and done with.
Paper 2012 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18153-1 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17181-5


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A Moral History of the Twentieth Century, Second Edition

Hitlers Philosophers
Yvonne Sherratt
Astonishingly, Hitler gained the backing of many intellectuals of his time. This book is the first to uncover the chilling story of the philosophers who supported the Nazis, and those whose lives were destroyed by them.
Cloth 2013 336 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15193-0 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18375-7

Captured by Evil
Laura S. Underkuffler

The Idea of Corruption in Law

One of the most powerful words in the English language, corruption is also one of the most troubled concepts in law. According to Laura Underkuffler, the notion of corruption defies the ordinary categories by which law defines crimes. Drawing on contemporary examplesincluding former assemblywoman Diane Gordon and former governor Rod BlagojevichUnderkuffler explores the implications and dangers of maintaining such an archaic concept at the heart of criminal law.
Cloth 2013 344 pp. 3 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17314-7 $55.00

Jonathan Glover
It is hard to imagine a more important book. Glover makes an overwhelming case for the need to understand our own inhumanity, and reduce or eliminate the ways in which it can express itself and he then begins the task himself. Humanity is an extraordinary achievement.Peter Singer, DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University Renowned moral philosopher Jonathan Glover confronts the brutal history of the twentieth century to unravel the mystery of why so many atrocities occurred. In a new preface, Glover brings the book through the post-9/11 era and into our own time.
Paper 2012 496 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18640-6 $17.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18923-0

Hollywood Westerns and American Myth

The Importance of Howard Hawks and John Ford for Political Philosophy

Robert B. Pippin
Let me say straightaway that it is a very thoughtful, observant book, well worth the time for any reader who takes Hawks, Ford, and the Western seriously. The New Republic In this pathbreaking book one of Americas most distinguished philosophers brilliantly explores the status and authority of law and the nature of political allegiance through close readings of three classic Hollywood Westerns: Howard Hawkss Red River and John Fords The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Searchers.
Castle Lectures Series Paper 2012 208 pp. 52 b/w + 14 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17206-5 $23.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-14578-6



People and Nature in the Modern World

Abrahams Children

Stephen R. Kellert
Birthright is truly magnificent in so many ways. The empirical and intuitive are seamlessly woven together throughout. The book made me want to do something beautiful in the world! Gretel Van Wieren, Michigan State University A pioneer in the study of humanitys relationship with nature offers an eloquent exploration of the inherent human need to connect with the natural world and how it contributes to our physical and mental health, productivity, and well-being.
Cloth 2012 264 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17654-4 $32.50 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18894-3

Liberty and Tolerance in an Age of Religious Conflict

Edited by Kelly James Clark

Over and over I had the experience of scales falling off my eyes. It would be hard to exaggerate the importance and promise of these fascinating essays for advancing the cause of tolerance. Archbishop Desmond Tutu In a world troubled by conflict, both religious and secular, can we find a path toward tolerance and respect for those of other faiths? Prominent Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thinkers defend religious liberty, drawing on the sacred writings of their personal faiths.
Paper 2012 312 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17937-8 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18333-7

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Thomas Aquinas
A Portrait

The Genius
Eliyahu Stern

Denys Turner
Leaving few traces of his personal life behind, Thomas Aquinas has long stymied the efforts of biographers. Undeterred, master teacher Denys Turner uncovers revealing details about the elusive saint and achieves an illuminating new portrait.
Cloth 2013 312 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18855-4 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19045-8

Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism

This book offers a new narrative of modern Jewish history based on the life and legacy of the most influential modern rabbinic figure, the eighteenthcentury rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, known as the Vilna Gaon.
Cloth 2013 336 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17930-9 $45.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18322-1

Why Niebuhr Matters

Charles Lemert
Although Niebuhr died in 1971, political leaders including Barack Obama, Madeleine Albright, and John McCain acknowledge his influence on their thinking today. This concise book explains why Niebuhr remains important in our own uncertain times.
Why X Matters Series Paper 2013 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19254-4 $16.00 Cloth 2011 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17542-4 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17833-3

David Hume

The Philosopher as Historian


Nicholas Phillipson
A giant of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, David Hume was one of the most important philosophers ever to write in English. He was also a brilliant historian. In this booka new and revised edition of his 1989 classic Nicholas Phillipson shows how Hume freed history from religion and politics.
Paper 2012 168 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18166-1 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18486-0

The Great Agnostic

Susan Jacoby

Leo Strauss

Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

In this thought-provoking biography, the author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism restores Ingersoll to his rightful place in the American secular tradition and demonstrates why his arguments matter today more than ever.
Cloth 2013 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13725-5 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18892-9

An Intellectual Biography

Daniel Tanguay
Will in all likelihood become the standard study of the philosophers development.Richard Wolin, Chronicle of Higher Education
Paper 2011 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17210-2 $22.00 Cloth 2007 272 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10979-5 $32.00

Adam Smith

Emma Goldman
Vivian Gornick

Revolution as a Way of Life

Jewish Lives Cloth 2011 160 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13726-2 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17761-9

An Enlightened Life

Nicholas Phillipson
An unabashedly intellectual biography . . . [written] in graceful prose. . . . For all that subsequent generations, no less our own, have taken from Smiths economic contributions, it is indeed enlightening to understand the broader sweep of his vision.Nancy F. Koehn, New York Times
The Lewis Walpole Series in EighteenthCentury Culture and History Paper 2012 352 pp. 4 b/w + 29 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17767-1 $23.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17443-4



A Spiritual Biography

Arvind Sharma
Retelling the story of Gandhis life through the lens of his spirituality, Arvind Sharma reveals the unsuspected dimensions of Gandhis inner world and their surprising connections with his outward actions.
Cloth 2013 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18596-6 $28.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18738-0

Leon Trotsky

A Revolutionarys Life

Joshua Rubenstein
Jewish Lives Cloth 2011 240 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13724-8 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17841-8


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The Perilous Life of Symphony Orchestras

Robert J. Flanagan


French Opera
A Short History

Artistic Triumphs and Economic Challenges

This book analyzes the economic challenges facing symphony orchestras and contrasts the experience of orchestras in the United States (where there is little direct government support) and abroad (where governments typically provide large direct subsidies). Robert J. Flanagan explains the tension between artistic excellence and financial jeopardy that confronts most symphony orchestras. He analyzes three complementary strategies for addressing orchestras economic challengesraising performance revenues, slowing the growth of performance expenses, and increasing nonperformance incomeand demonstrates that none of the three strategies alone is likely to provide economic security for orchestras.
Cloth 2012 240 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17193-8 $50.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17795-4

The Saxophone
Stephen Cottrell
In the first fully comprehensive study of the saxophone, Stephen Cottrell explores how and why it has become one of the most iconic and popular musical instruments around the world.
Yale Musical Instrument Series Cloth 2013 352 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10041-9 $40.00

Vincent Giroud
This book provides a full, singlevolume account of opera in France from its origins to the present day. Vincent Giroud looks at the leading composers, from Lully to Messiaen and beyond; at the development of French operatic form and style; at performance, performers, and audience; and at the impact of French opera beyond Frances borders.
Cloth 2010 352 pp. 24 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11765-3 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16821-1

The Bassoon
James B. Kopp
This authoritative volume encompasses the entire 500-year history of the bassoon. Drawing on new archival research, the author investigates the evolution of the instrument, its social history, its repertory, myths about it, and more.
Yale Musical Instrument Series Published in association with the William Waterhouse Archive Cloth 2012 352 pp. 68 b/w illus. + 15 music examples ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11829-2 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18364-1

Sound and Space in Renaissance Venice

Architecture, Music, Acoustics

Deborah Howard and Laura Moretti

This fascinating book explores the direct relationship between architectural design and sacred music in Renaissance Venice.
Cloth 2010 256 pp. 100 b/w + 20 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14874-9 $55.00

The Christian West and Its Singers

The First Thousand Years

The Trumpet
John Wallace and Alexander McGrattan
Exploring the trumpet from prehistory to the twenty-first century, this first major book on the instrument in more than two decades is engagingly written by two leading performers and teachers of the trumpet and its family.
Yale Musical Instrument Series Cloth 2012 360 pp. 45 b/w illus. + musical examples throughout ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11230-6 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17816-6

The Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess and Bruce D. Haynes
In this book two distinguished oboistmusicologists trace the history of the oboe from its beginnings as a shawm and hautboy to the present time, discussing how and why the oboe evolved, what music was written for it, and which players were prominent. The book includes extensive illustrations, useful technical appendices, and discography.
Yale Musical Instrument Series Paper 2010 432 pp. 45 b/w + 20 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-10053-2 $29.00

Christopher Page
A renowned scholar and musician presents a new and innovative exploration of the beginnings of Western musical art. Christopher Page places the history of the singers who performed this music against the social, political and economic life of a Western Europe slowly being remade after the collapse of Roman power.
Cloth 2010 400 pp. 50 b/w + 12 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11257-3 $55.00

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Music and Sentiment

Charles Rosen
In a succinct and penetrating work, Charles Rosen reveals how composers from Bach to Berg have used sound to represent and communicate emotion in mystifyingly beautiful ways.
Paper 2011 160 pp. Music examples ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17803-6 $17.50 Cloth 2010 160 pp. Music examples ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12640-2 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16837-2

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George Gershwin
Larry Starr
This fresh look at three of George Gershwins musicals (Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, and Porgy and Bess) shows how his Broadway experience influenced all of his musical output.
Yale Broadway Masters Series Paper 2013 216 pp. 19 b/w illus. + 24 music examples ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19238-4 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16862-4

The Creative Artists Legal Guide

Copyright, Trademark and Contracts in Film and Digital Media Production

Bill Seiter and Ellen Seiter

The essential guide to intellectual property law for film, video, and digital media artists.
Paper 2012 256 pp. 14 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16119-9 $20.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18354-2

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The Music Libel Against the Jews

Ruth HaCohen
In this deeply imaginative and wideranging book, Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a musical libel a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his harmonious musicality.
Winner of the 2012 Polonsky First Prize; Winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award 2012, American Musicological Society Paper 2013 532 pp. 80 b/w + 9 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19477-7 $38.00 Cloth 2011 532 pp. 80 b/w + 9 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16778-8 $55.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17799-2

A Windfall of Musicians
Hitlers migrs and Exiles in Southern California

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Dorothy Lamb Crawford

This book tells the stories of the immigrant musicians who profoundly influenced the film industry, the music institutions of LA, and the next generation of American musical leaders.
Winner of the 2010 Deems Taylor Award: the Nicolas Slonimsky Award for Biography in Music, given by the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Paper 2011 336 pp. 27 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17123-5 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15548-8

Yale French Studies, Volume 122

Out of Sight: Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in NineteenthCentury France

Special Editor: Robert Justin Goldstein

In this volume, specialists in nineteenthcentury French history trace the use of censorship by nineteenth-century authorities who feared the power of all the visual and performing arts, from caricature to the cinema and the theater.
Yale French Studies Series Paper 2012 200 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18528-7 $30.00



Stravinskys Ballets
Charles M. Joseph
This majestic volume analyzes all of Stravinskys ballet piecesfrom his brilliant The Firebird through his later, genre-crossing piecesand explores how this revolutionary composer changed the definition of music made for dance.
Yale Music Masterworks Cloth 2012 320 pp. 11 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-11872-8 $40.00

Theater of the AvantGarde, 19502000

A Critical Anthology

Forbidden Music
Michael Haas

The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

This groundbreaking book looks at the Jewish composers and musicians banned by the Third Reich and the consequences for music throughout the rest of the twentieth century.
Cloth 2013 352 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15430-6 $38.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15431-3

Edited by Robert Knopf and Julia Listengarten

This critical anthology assembles an international selection of influential avant-garde plays from the second half of the twentieth century.
Paper 2011 568 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13423-0 $27.00


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Cosima Wagner
The Lady of Bayreuth

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Oliver Hilmes
Translated by Stewart Spencer
In this meticulously researched book, Oliver Hilmes paints a fascinating and revealing picture of the extraordinary Cosima Wagnerillegitimate daughter of Franz Liszt, wife of the conductor Hans von Blow, then mistress and subsequently wife of Richard Wagner.
Paper 2011 400 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17090-0 $27.50 Cloth 2010 354 pp. 30 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15215-9 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16823-5

Roger Nichols
This new biography of Maurice Ravel (18751937), by one of the leading scholars of nineteenth- and twentiethcentury French music, is based on a wealth of written and oral evidence, some newly translated and some derived from interviews with the composers friends and associates. The world of Maurice Ravelincluding friendships (and some fallings-out) with Debussy, Faur;, Diaghilev, Gershwin, and Toscaniniis deftly uncovered in this sensitive portrait.
Paper 2013 448 pp. 16 pp. b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18776-2 $30.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17012-2

Music for Silenced Voices

Shostakovich and His Fifteen Quartets

Wendy Lesser
This book is a paean to Shostakovichs quartets and their significance. In her listening, Lesser . . . is literate, sensitive, and imaginative.Edward Rothstein, The New York Times Book Review This new biography of Shostakovich views him through the intimate music of his string quartets, weaving together interviews with the composers friends, family, and colleagues, as well as conversations with present-day musicians who have played the quartets.
Paper 2012 368 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18159-3 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17178-5

A Life

Sue Prideaux
This mesmerizing new biography of Strindberg, named the greatest genius of all modern dramatists by Eugene ONeill, uncovers the full story of his chaotic life and his revolutionary writings.
Cloth 2012 352 pp. 20 color + 50 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13693-7 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-19419-7



The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson

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The Dance Claimed Me

A Biography of Pearl Primus

Barbara Ransby
This is an enormously rich book by a masterful biographer, full of novel insights and surprises.Penny Von Eschen, University of Michigan This compelling biography tells Essie Robesons own story for the first time from her unconventional marriage, to her influence on her husbands early career, to her tireless efforts against racism and injustice around the globe.
Cloth 2013 424 pp. 64 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-12434-7 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18807-0

Peggy and Murray Schwartz

The authors . . . create vivid descriptions of [Primuss] performances, and illuminate her pioneering work in merging African dance with modern dance innovation; they explore her charming but difficult personality with tact and grace.Judith Flanders, Times Literary Supplement The first full-scale biography of the seminal dancer, anthropologist, and educator, who championed social and racial justice through her blazingly original choreography and performances.
Paper 2012 352 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18793-9 $22.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15643-0

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Gustav Mahler
Jens Malte Fischer
Translated by Stewart Spencer
Lauded by scholars as a landmark work and published for the first time in English to coincide with the centenary of Mahlers death, this is the best-sourced and most balanced biography available about the celebrated composer.
Paper 2013 776 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19411-1 $35.00 Cloth 2011 766 pp. 16 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13444-5 $50.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17219-5

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Of Africa
Wole Soyinka
In search of a deeper understanding of Africa, its identity, and its current crises, Wole Soyinka explores a wide range of topics, including culture, religion, history, imagination, and identity.
Cloth 2012 224 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14046-0 $24.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18902-5

The Posen Library of Promiscuous Portnoys Complaint and Our Jewish Culture and Doomed Pursuit of Happiness Civilization, Volume 10: Bernard Avishai 19732005 Through Avishais eyes, Roths genius
Edited by Deborah Dash Moore and Nurith Gertz
This ambitious anthology documents the interaction of Jewish ideas and themes around the world since 1973. From literature to visual arts, from popular culture to spiritual works, the volume encompasses the full diversity of Jewish civilization.
Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization Cloth 2012 1,232 pp. 169 color + 58 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13553-4 $150.00

shines. Required reading all around. James Carroll, author of Jerusalem, Jerusalem In this exuberant assessment of Philip Roths notorious novel and its legacy, the author discusses why Portnoys Complaint sparked such outrage, how it affected Roths subsequent work, and why the book stands as a masterpiece of 20th-century fiction.
Paper 2013 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19241-4 $16.00 Cloth 2012 240 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15190-9 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17811-1

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The Rituals, Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation

Richard Sennett
A whirlwind of big ideas. Sennett is a worthy warrior, armed with abundant evidence of our better natures. Connie Schultz, Washington Post
Winner of the Zcalo Public Square Book Prize


Jews and Words

Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger
Exhibiting eye-popping feats of literary scholarship and stunning swoops into the minds of writers, readers, and rabbis, the authors clearly relish the richness of their topic. . . This is a book to read, think about, and discuss because, as the ending notes, every time we read a text, we author it in our own image. Booklist, Starred Review Prize-winning novelist Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salberger, a historian of ideas, blend storytelling, humor, and scholarship in this entertaining father-daughter conversation about the essential role of words and books throughout Jewish history.
Cloth 2012 248 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15647-8 $25.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-15677-5

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Paper 2013 336 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18828-8 $18.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17843-2


Henry Miller and the Making of Tropic of Cancer

Frederick Turner
An entertaining and skillful evocation of the time when Millers memoir of bottom-feeding American expats in Paris was known as the dirtiest book in the world.Lee Sandlin, Wall Street Journal Banned as pornography in the U.S., Tropic of Cancer was notorious for explicit sexuality and graphic language. This book reveals the untold story of Millers novel and explores its unique importance in American literature.
Icons of America Paper 2013 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19251-3 $16.00 Cloth 2012 256 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14949-4 $24.95 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16731-3

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Elizabeth and Hazel

Two Women of Little Rock

David Margolick
Margolick tells us an amazing story. We all need to know about Elizabeth and Hazel.President Bill Clinton Who were the two fifteen-year-old girls from Little Rockone black, one whitein one of the most unforgettable photographs of the civil rights era? What happened to them? How did the picture affect their lives?
Paper 2012 320 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18792-2 $15.00 Cloth 2011 320 pp. 33 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-14193-1 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17835-7


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The Future of History

John Lukacs
A master historian explores the literary art of history and the future of teaching, researching, and writing about the past.
Paper 2012 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18169-2 $16.00 Cloth 2011 192 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16956-0 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17513-4

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Just Words

A Lively History

Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Peter Toohey
In the first book to argue for the benefits of boredom, Peter Toohey proves that one of our most maligned emotions is, in fact, a necessary and constructive part of the human experience.
Paper 2012 224 pp. 26 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18184-5 $16.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17216-4

Alan Ackerman
Focusing on Lillian Hellmans infamous 1980 libel suit against Mary McCarthy for her scornful comments on The Dick Cavett Show, this book explores the roles of truth and lying in American public life and considers why civil discourse seems beyond our reach.
Paper 2013 361 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-19196-7 $22.00 Cloth 2011 361 pp. 2 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-16712-2 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-17180-8

Making Way for Genius

The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New

Nights Out

Life in Cosmopolitan London

Kathleen Kete
Examining the lives and works of Germaine de Stael, Stendahl, and Georges Cuvier, historian Kathleen Kete creates a groundbreaking cultural history of ambition in postRevolutionary Napoleonic and Restoration France.
Cloth 2012 256 pp. 1 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17482-3 $38.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18343-6

Judith R. Walkowitz
In this lively book Judith Walkowitz shows how Londons sophisticated and subversive Soho district became a showcase for a new twentieth-century cosmopolitan identity.
Cloth 2012 432 pp. 37 b/w + 8 color illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-15194-7 $40.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18368-9

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What I Dont Know About Animals

Jenny Diski
Those who are entranced by animals, those who cherish elegant writing, and those who delight in the meditations of an original thinker will treasure this wide-ranging investigation of human relations with animals.
Paper 2013 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18803-5 $15.00 Cloth 2011 320 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17684-1 $26.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18062-6


The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs

Compiled by Charles Clay Doyle, Wolfgang Mieder, and Fred R. Shapiro
This entertaining volume is devoted exclusively to English-language proverbs that originated in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Witty and wise, the 1,400 entries in the book illuminate a wide range of the experiences and perplexities of modern life.
Cloth 2012 312 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-13602-9 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18335-1

Arcadian America
The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition

Aaron Sachs
The garden cemetery, a popular but largely forgotten tradition of the pre-Civil War era, has much to teach us about the history of Americas communal landscapes and todays environmental ideas, says the author of this thought-provoking book.
New Directions in Narrative History Cloth 2013 496 pp. 54 b/w illus. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-17640-7 $35.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-18905-6

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Iphigenia in Forest Hills

Anatomy of a Murder Trial

Janet Malcolm
The prizewinning journalist turns her attention to a sensational murder trial in an unusual neighborhood in Queens, and discovers the elements of Greek tragedy.
Paper 2012 168 pp. ISBN 13: 978-0-300-18170-8 $13.00 Available as e-book 978-0-300-16883-9

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The Margellos World Republic of Letters...................................5-6


Literary Theory & Criticism.......8-10

History of the Book........................11

Letters, Diaries, Memoirs ..........12-13




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General Interest.........................24-25