Yale Book Awards Offer
Yale University Press is excited to extend a special offer on orders for the Yale Book Awards.
Yale Club chapters can receive a 50% discount on orders of any quantity from the following
selection of outstanding books by Yale University scholars.
From Fred Shapiro's bestselling Yale Book of Quotations to Sarah Ruden's singing translation of
Vergil's Aeneid, we believe these books offer the very best of Yale to the next generation of Elis, and
we are therefore happy to share these special terms with Yale Club chapters.
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Interaction of Color
Revised and Expanded Edition
Josef Albers, Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber
This new paperback edition of Josef Albers's masterwork in 20th-century art education presents a significantly expanded selection of 40 color studies alongside Albers’s original unabridged text, demonstrating such principles as color relativity, intensity, and temperature; vibrating and vanishing boundaries; and the illusions of transparency and reversed grounds.
The Golden Ass
Apuleius, Translated by Sarah Ruden
This accurate and entertaining translation of Apuleius's ever-popular novel brings the comic tale to life for modern readers.
Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas
A Guide for the Listener and the Performer
$35.00 $17.50 sc
In this book, a renowned concert pianist and foremost authority on Sergei Prokofiev guides music lovers and serious pianists through the great Russian composer’s nine sonatas. Boris Berman discusses each work in detail and offers a Master Class for each with suggestions and advice for interpretation and performing.
The Shadow of a Great Rock
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.
The Anatomy of Influence
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. The result is "a critical self-portrait," a sustained meditation on a life lived with and through the great works of the Western canon: Why has influence been my lifelong obsessive concern? Why have certain writers found me and not others? What is the end of a literary life?
The Arts of Intimacy
Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture
Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale
This lavishly illustrated book explores medieval Castilian culture and the Arabic, Hebrew, and Christian strands that are inextricably woven into its fabric. The authors paint a vivid portrait of the culture through its arts, architecture, poetry and prose, all enriched by dynamic interaction with disparate cultures and peoples.
Green to Gold
How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston
This indispensable guide explains what every manager should know and do with respect to the environment. Filled with examples and pragmatic how-to advice, the book shows how corporations can meet environmental challenges and become more profitable by building eco-thinking into their business strategies.
$25.00 $12.50 sc
This brilliant new portrait of Protestant reformer John Calvin reveals his human complexity, the sources of his convictions, and how he inspired and transformed the sixteenth-century world. The book captures a man at once arrogant, charismatic, unforgiving, generous, and shrewd.
An American History
Combining pictures, words, and a wealth of personal ephemera, scrapbook makers preserve in their highly individual books a moment, a day, or a lifetime. This gorgeous volume explores the cultural history of the American scrapbook and displays pages from the scrapbooks of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anne Sexton, and some two hundred others.
A Guide to English Verse, Third Edition
$11.95 $5.98 sc
In his classic text, Rhyme’s Reason, 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. In this substantially expanded and revised edition, Hollander adds a section of examples taken from centuries of poetry that exhibit the patterns he has described.
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Anthony T. Kronman
This book makes a passionate plea to revive the humanities’ lost tradition of preparing young people to address life’s most important question, what living is for. Tony Kronman explores how political correctness and the research ideal have led the humanities astray, and he argues that the study of life’s meaning is an essential component in higher education.
The Shape of Time
Remarks on the History of Things
$17.00 $8.50 sc
When it was first released in 1962, The Shape of Time presented a radically new approach to the study of art history. Drawing upon new insights in fields such as anthropology and linguistics, George Kubler replaced the notion of style as the basis for histories of art with the concept of historical sequence and continuous change across time. Kubler’s classic work is now made available in a freshly designed edition.
George M. Marsden
Jonathan Edwards, a towering figure in the history of American theology, was both a great American and a brilliant Christian. This definitive biography draws on newly available sources to reveal how the internationally famous preacher was shaped by cultural and religious battles of his time and how he struggled to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular world emerging out of the Enlightenment.
The Electoral Connection, Second Edition
David R. Mayhew, With a new foreword by R. Douglas Arnold and a new Preface by the author
$19.50 $9.75 tx
In this second edition to a book that has now achieved canonical status, David R. Mayhew argues that the principal motivation of legislators is reelection and that the pursuit of this goal affects the way they behave and the way that they make public policy. In a new foreword for this edition, R. Douglas Arnold discusses why the book revolutionized the study of Congress and how it has stood the test of time. The book also contains a new preface by the author.
Yale Writers, 1701-2001
Edited and with an introduction by J.D. McClatchy
$40.00 $20.00 tx
Inspiring teachers, colliding ideas, great literature--such college experiences can stamp a young writer for life. This dazzling book contains the work of dozens of writers whose education at Yale over the last three centuries exerted a powerful force on their writing lives. The galaxy of authors ranges from Noah Webster to Gloria Naylor, and a bounty of their sermons, poems, essays, passages from novels, and short stories fills these bright pages.
Edmund S. Morgan
$28.00 $14.00 tx
The greatest statesman of his age, Ben Franklin was also a pioneering scientist, a bestselling author, the first American postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant. He was also a man of vast contradictions. This brilliant biography by one of our greatest historians offers a compact and provocative new portrait of America’s most extraordinary patriot.
The First Modern Revolution
In this bold new narrative history Steve Pincus argues that England’s Glorious Revolution was a fundamental turning point in the making of the modern world.
The Eagle and the Crown
Americans and the British Monarchy
$40.00 $20.00 tx
A witty and incisive analysis of America’s enduring fascination with the British monarchy and what it reveals about the Founding Fathers, the American presidency, today’s obsession with celebrity, and more.
Ten Years of the Yale Anglers' Journal
Illustrated by James Prosek, Edited by Joseph Furia, Wyatt Golding, David Haltom, Steven Hayhurst, Joseph Kingsbery, and Alexis Surovov, With a Foreword by Nick Lyons, With a Preface by James Prosek and Joseph Furia
This anthology presents a selection of 50 stories, recollections, essays, and poems featured in the Yale Anglers’ Journal during its first remarkable decade. Accompanied by original artwork from James Prosek, these writings all celebrate fish and the experience of fishing.
The Artist's Reality
Philosophies of Art
Mark Rothko, Edited and with an introduction by Christopher Rothko
This recently discovered book manuscript by the celebrated artist Mark Rothko offers a revelatory discussion of his views on topics ranging from Renaissance to contemporary art, criticism, and the role of art and artists in society.
The Yale Book of Quotations
Edited by Fred R. Shapiro, Foreword by Joseph Epstein
This reader-friendly quotation book is unique in its focus on modern and American quotations. It is also the first to use state-of-the-art research methods to capture famous quotations and to trace sources of quotations to their true origins. It contains more than 12,000 entries not only from literary and historical sources but also from popular culture, sports, computers, politics, law, and the social sciences. With fascinating annotations, extensive cross-references, and a large keyword index, the book is a curious reader's delight.
The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
James Gustave Speth
$18.00 $9.00 sc
The author of Red Sky at Morning would be the first to agree that we are in deep environmental trouble, but he offers hope that there is still time to avert global catastrophe. Gus Speth explores a wide variety of promising and even radical ideas for transforming modern capitalism so as to protect and restore the natural world.
Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
Collected Essays, 1964-1988
Robert A. M. Stern, Edited by Cynthia Davidson
11/09/09, Paper over Board
This collection of essays by a preeminent force in the discourse of the field provides firsthand accounts of important transformations in architectural thinking during the critical period between 1966 and 1988.
Journey of the Universe
Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker
This exhilarating book explores the history of the universe from diverse perspectives—the sciences and the humanities—and offers a profoundly hopeful view of humankind's opportunity to create a vibrant future for Earth and all its inhabitants.
Vergil, Translated by Sarah Ruden
$16.95 $8.48 tx
This extraordinary new translation of the Aeneid stands alone among modern Vergil translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet in her own right, is the first woman to translate Vergil’s great epic, and she renders the poem in the same number of lines as the original work—a very rare feat that maintains technical fidelity to the original without diminishing its emotional power.
Creating Environments That Protect Human Health
By analyzing five case studies on pesticides, plastics, hazardous waste sites, vehicle emissions, and nuclear weapons testing, environmental expert John Wargo envisions a safer world through greener intelligence.
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A Little History of the World
E.H. Gombrich, Translated by Caroline Mustill, Illustrated by Clifford Harper
Translated into seventeen languages since its first publication in 1936, E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world is at last available in English. Gombrich tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty.
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Eugene O´Neill, With a foreword by Harold Bloom
$25.95 $12.98 sc
O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, first published by Yale University Press in 1956, has sold over one million copies. It is now available in a newly designed edition. The restoration of several previously missing lines of dialogue and direction, recently discovered by scholars, makes this sixty-first printing an essential resource for students, scholars, and theater directors.
The Encyclopedia of New York City
Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson
Everything you've ever wanted to know about the nation's most fascinating city is in this new edition of this acclaimed, authoritative, and entertaining one-volume encyclopedia.
Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Second Edition
Correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban—the world’s most extreme and radical Islamic organization—into sharp focus in this enormously insightful book. New to this updated edition of the #1 New York Times Bestseller with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide: how the Taliban has regained its strength; how and why the Taliban has spread across Central Asia; how the Taliban has helped Al’Qaida’s spread into Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the Far East, why the Afghan people feel the United States is losing the war, and a major new introduction and an all-new final chapter.
The Courage to Be
Paul Tillich, With an introduction by Peter J. Gomes
In this classic and deeply insightful book, one of the world’s most eminent philosophers describes the dilemma of modern man and points a way to the conquest of the problem of anxiety. This edition includes a new introduction by Peter J. Gomes that reflects on the impact of this book in the years since it was written.
Inventing a Nation
Washington, Adams, Jefferson
$16.00 $8.00 sc
One of the master stylists of American literature, Gore Vidal now provides us with his uniquely irreverent take on America’s founding fathers. Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation and considers the impact of their ideas and personalities on an America that he views with both pride and concern.
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Virginia Grise, Foreword by David Hare
Poetic, wrenching, and driven by music and movement, this contemporary play set in the barrio is the 2010 winner of the Yale Drama Series.
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Foreword by David Hare
The third winner of the Yale Drama Series competition for emerging playwrights—a haunting and provocative imagining of the reunion, years later, of a Guantánamo detainee and the female interrogator who tortured him.
Neil Wechsler, Foreword by Edward Albee
$18.00 $9.00 tx
Winner of the second annual Yale Drama Series competition, Grenadine is the fantastical story of a man’s quest for love in the company of his three devoted friends.
Katherine Larson, Foreword by Louise Glück
Katherine Larson is the winner of the 2010 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. With Radial Symmetry, she has created a transcendent body of poems that flourish in the liminal spaces that separate scientific inquiry from empathic knowledge, astute observation from sublime witness. An experienced research scientist and field ecologist, Larson dazzles with these sensuous and sophisticated poems, grappling with the powers of poetic imagination as well as the frightful realization of the human capacity for ecological destruction. The result is a profoundly moving collection: eloquent in its lament and celebration.
Ken Chen, Foreword by Louise Glück
$65.00 $32.50 tx
Wry, emotionally piercing, and exhilaratingly modern, Ken Chen’s Juvenilia, the 2009 winner of the annual Yale Younger Poets competition, creates a new category in American poetry through its chronicling of adolescence, the immigrant family, and heartbreak.
It Is Daylight
Arda Collins, Foreword by Louise Glück
$30.00 $15.00 tx
Arda Collins is the 2008 winner of the annual Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Mesmerizing and electric, her volume It Is Daylight reads as a series of dramatic monologues articulated in the privacy of an enclosed space. The poems are concrete and yet metaphysically challenging, both witty and despairing.
Richard Siken, Foreword by Louise Gluck
Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism.