Yale University Press

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By publishing serious works that contribute to a global understanding of human affairs, Yale University Press aids in the discovery and dissemination of light and truth. Its books have won five National Book Awards, two National Book Critics Circle Awards and eight Pulitzer Prizes.

The Yale Series of Younger Poets is regarded as the most important poetry award in America, and has introduced such distinguished poets as James Agee, John Ashbery, Carolyn Forché, Robert Haas, John Hollander, M. S. Merwin, and Adrienne Cecile Rich.

Amongst its groundbreaking titles are The Lonely Crowd, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, Josef Alber’s Interaction of Color, and Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia. Yale is also well known for its stellar Art list, and has published in partnership with The Met, the National Gallery of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many others.


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Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death / Harold Bloom
This dazzling celebration of the power of poetry to sublimate death—completed weeks before Harold Bloom died—shows how literature renews life amid what Milton called “a universe of death.” Bloom takes readers on a grand tour of the poetic voices that have haunted him through a lifetime of reading. This is among Harold Bloom’s most ambitious and most moving books.

For Now / Eileen Myles
In this raucous meditation, Eileen Myles offers an intimate glimpse into creativity’s immediacy. With erudition and wit, Myles recounts their early years as an awakening writer; existential struggles with landlords; storied moments with neighbors, friends, and lovers; and the textures and identities of cities and the country that reveal the nature of writing as presence in time.

A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War / William G. Thomas III
For over seventy years and five generations, the enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland, filed hundreds of suits for their freedom against a powerful circle of slaveholders, taking their cause all the way to the Supreme Court. William Thomas tells the story of the enslaved families, their lawyers, and the slaveholders who fought to defend slavery, beginning with the Jesuit priests who held some of the largest plantations in the nation and founded a college at Georgetown.

The Anatomy of Grief / Dorothy P. Holinger
This original new book by psychologist Dorothy P. Holinger uses humanistic and physiological approaches to describe grief’s impact on the bereaved. Taking examples from literature, music, poetry, paleoarchaeology, personal experience, memoirs, and patient narratives, Holinger describes what happens in the brain, the heart, and the body of the bereaved.

Joan Mitchell
A sweeping retrospective exploring the oeuvre of an incandescent artist, revealing the ways that Mitchell expanded painting beyond Abstract Expressionism as well as the transatlantic contexts that shaped her.

The Bloomsbury Look / Wendy Hitchmough
Drawing on unpublished photographs and extensive new research, The Bloomsbury Look is the first in-depth analysis of how the Bloomsbury Group generated and broadcast its self-fashioned aesthetic, looking at its photography, dress collections, and participation in 20th-century modernism.

Cubism & the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition / Emily Braun
The age-old artistic tradition of illusionistic realism known as trompe l’oeil (“deceive the eye”) beguiles us with visual tricks and confounds our perception of reality and fiction. This book shows how Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris parodied classic trompe l’oeil motifs and devices while inventing playful, original ways of challenging the viewer’s perception.

Going There: Black Visual Satire / Richard J. Powell
A timely exploration of the visual forms of satire produced by black artists in 20th- and 21st-century America. Powell discusses the works of Kara Walker, Robert Colescott, Spike Lee, Carrie Mae Weems, among others.

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