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"Portnoy's Complaint" and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness



In this exuberant assessment of Philip Roth's notorious novel and its legacy, the author discusses why Portnoy's Complaint sparked such outrage, how it affected Roth's subsequent work, and why the book stands as a masterpiece of 20th-century fiction.

2012   240 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300151909
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Promiscuous
"Portnoy's Complaint" and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness



In this exuberant assessment of Philip Roth's notorious novel and its legacy, the author discusses why Portnoy's Complaint sparked such outrage, how it affected Roth's subsequent work, and why the book stands as a masterpiece of 20th-century fiction.

2013   240 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300192414
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Too Much to Know
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.

2011   416 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300165395
$27.50

Cloth ISBN: 9780300112511
$45.00
 
The Strawberry Hill Press and its Printing House


This illustrated study of Horace Walpole's celebrated Strawberry Hill Press gathers for the first time a host of surviving images of the Printing House to discover what they reveal about the Press and its varied and important publications.

2011   152 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300170405
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Ex Libris
The Art of Bookplates



This handsome book celebrates bookplates and the artists who have created them, from Albrecht Dürer 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.

2011   112 pp.
PB-with Flaps ISBN: 9780300171631
$15.00
 
The Elizabethan Club of Yale University and Its Library
Centenary Edition



Published to celebrate Yale University's Elizabethan Club's centenary, this beautifully produced book includes full descriptions of the rare books in the Elizabethan Club's collection, including the nearly sixty new acquisitions of the past quarter century, and for the first time a listing of manuscripts and objects.

2011   376 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300171853
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The Woman Reader


This lively book is the first to address the controversies associated with women's reading throughout history, and to show how vastly different women's reading experiences have often been compared to those of men.

2012   344 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300120455
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The Book in the Renaissance


A groundbreaking study of the fascinating world of books in the first great age of print, from 1450 to 1600.

2011   440 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300178210
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A Reader on Reading


The internationally celebrated author Alberto Manguel leads an intimate and exhilarating journey through the world of books, arguing that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species.

2011   320 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300172089
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Cloth ISBN: 9780300159820
$27.50
 
The Library at Night


Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been seduced by their labyrinthine logic.” In this personal, deliberately unsystemat...

2009   400 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300151305
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Unpacking My Library
Writers and Their Books



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.

2011   208 pp.
Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300170924
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Paper over Board ISBN: 9780300158939
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Lives of the Novelists
A History of Fiction in 294 Lives



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.

2012   832 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300179477
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Reading Matters
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.

2010   304 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300164046
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OTHER SECTIONS IN OUR HUMANITIES 2012 CATALOG:


Eugene O'Neill
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Literature
Literary Studies & Criticism
Poetry
Letters, Diaries & Memoirs
Biography
Jewish Lives
Humanities--General Interest
Icons of America
Little Histories/Why X Matters
Rethinking the Western Tradition
Philosophy
Theater & Film
Music & Dance