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.

Given the special nature of this offer, all orders must be placed directly through the Press website using the special promotional code that you have received from the Association of Yale Alumni. Any orders placed without this code will not be entitled to the discount. If you have any questions, please contact AYA or Customer Service at TriLiteral, LLC at 1-800-405-1619. Please do not send credit card information through email. For your security, all credit card orders will be confirmed over the phone. Offer valid for U.S. and Canadian addresses only.

     Yale University Authors

Interaction of Color
50th Anniversary Edition
Josef Albers, Foreword by Nicholas Fox Weber

04/29/13, Paper $18.00 $9.00
ISBN: 9780300179354

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

12/26/11, Cloth $35.00 $17.50
ISBN: 9780300154771

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
Boris Berman

03/10/08, Cloth $85.00 $42.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300114904

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 Anatomy of Influence
Literature as a Way of Life
Harold Bloom

04/04/11, Cloth $32.50 $16.25
ISBN: 9780300167603

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 Shadow of a Great Rock
A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible
Harold Bloom

08/15/11, Cloth $28.00 $14.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300166835

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 Arts of Intimacy
Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture
Jerrilynn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale

03/02/09, Paper $26.00 $13.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300142143

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

09/18/06, Cloth $27.50 $13.75 tx
ISBN: 9780300119978

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.

Bruce Gordon

05/16/11, Paper $27.50 $13.75 sc
ISBN: 9780300170849

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
Jessica Helfand

10/06/08, Cloth $45.00 $22.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300126358

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.

Rhyme's Reason
A Guide to English Verse, Third Edition
John Hollander

02/19/01, Paper $11.95 $5.98 tx
ISBN: 9780300088328

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.

Education's End
Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life
Anthony T. Kronman

08/13/07, Cloth $30.00 $15.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300122886

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
George Kubler

02/18/08, Paper $20.00 $10.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300100617

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.

The Worth of the University
Richard C. Levin

1/1/2020, Cloth $30.00 $15.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300197259

Published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin’s retirement as president of Yale University, this captivating collection of speeches and essays from the past decade reflects both his varied intellectual passions and his deep commitment to university life and leadership.

Jonathan Edwards
A Life
George M. Marsden

07/19/04, Paper $25.00 $12.50
ISBN: 9780300105964

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

11/15/04, Paper $24.00 $12.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300105872

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.

Bright Pages
Yale Writers, 1701-2001
Edited and with an introduction by J.D. McClatchy

04/16/01, Paper $52.00 $26.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300089455

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.

Benjamin Franklin
Edmund S. Morgan

08/05/02, Cloth $28.00 $14.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300095326

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 Climate Casino
Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming World
William Nordhaus

09/23/13, Cloth $30.00 $15.00
ISBN: 9780300189773

The world’s leading economic thinker on climate change clarifies the important scientific, political, and economic debates and offers specific steps to slow the trajectory of global warming now.

The First Modern Revolution
Steve Pincus

01/31/11, Paper $27.50 $13.75 sc
ISBN: 9780300171433

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
Frank Prochaska

10/27/08, Cloth $45.00 $22.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300141955

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.

Tight Lines
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

03/16/09, Paper $18.00 $9.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300151404

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 Codependency of America and China
Stephen Roach

01/06/14, Cloth $35.00 $17.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300187175

This insightful book lays bare the pitfalls of the current economic codependency between the U.S. and China and describes new opportunities for improving both economies and their troubled relationship.

The Artist's Reality
Philosophies of Art
Mark Rothko, Edited and with an introduction by Christopher Rothko

02/27/06, Paper $22.00 $11.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300115857

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 Bet
Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future
Paul Sabin

08/12/13, Cloth $28.50 $14.25 tx
ISBN: 9780300176483

This gripping history of the clash between environmentalists and their conservative critics—from the late 1960s to the present—traces the origins of the political gulf that separates the two sides. Sabin makes a forceful case for using social values, rather than economic or biological absolutes, to guide society’s crucial choices about climate change, the planet’s health, and our own.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
James Gustave Speth

02/02/09, Paper $18.00 $9.00 sc
ISBN: 9780300151152

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 $50.00 $25.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300153972

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

06/13/11, Cloth $27.00 $13.50
ISBN: 9780300171907

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.

The Aeneid
Vergil, Translated by Sarah Ruden

04/20/09, Paper $18.00 $9.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300151411

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.

Green Intelligence
Creating Environments That Protect Human Health
John Wargo

08/17/09, Cloth $32.50 $16.25
ISBN: 9780300110371

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.

     Yale Signature Titles

Medicine at Yale
The First 200 Years
Kerry L. Falvey, With essays by Thomas P. Duffy, MD, Sherwin B. Nuland, MD, & John Harley Warner, PhD, Additional commentaries by Richard Belitsky, MD, Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, Richard P. Lifton, MD, PhD, James E. Rothman, PhD, & Mary E. Tinetti, MD

11/15/10, Cloth $50.00 $25.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300167306

This full-color, beautifully illustrated volume encompasses the entire 200-year history of the Yale School of Medicine, with lively portraits of its visionary leaders and fascinating details about key developments in American medicine and medical education.

Yale 1900-2001
Richard Nash Gould

12/27/11, HC - Set with Slipcase $75.00 $37.50 tx
ISBN: 9780976321408

This slipcased, two-volume set includes:

Yale College * Twentieth Century

A History in Present Time

Beginning in 1900 and concluding with the events of 2001, VOLUME I is a chronological history of Yale College in the twentieth Century. Using excerpts drawn primarily from contemporary Yale College publications and from writings and books by Yale College graduates, Volume I portrays the day-to-day life and times at Yale College during the last century. Volume I contains 422 pages and includes over 3,500 photographs and graphic images.

Whiffenpoofs * Twentieth Century

VOLUME II is 154 pages and includes A Musical History by Charles Henry Buck III '69 with Robert Richard Birge '68, an index of Whiffenpoofs from their founding in 1909 to 2004, an index of over 500 Whiffenpoof arrangements, an index of 70 recordings from 1915 to 2004, plus 134 song tracks containing over five hours of music selected from these recordings on four CDs.

A Little History of the World
E.H. Gombrich, Translated by Caroline Mustill, Illustrated by Clifford Harper

09/26/05, Cloth $25.00 $12.50
ISBN: 9780300108835

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
Second Edition
Eugene O´Neill, With a foreword by Harold Bloom

03/11/02, Cloth $25.95 $12.98 sc
ISBN: 9780300094107

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
Second Edition
Edited by Kenneth T. Jackson

11/08/10, Cloth $65.00 $32.50
ISBN: 9780300114652

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
Ahmed Rashid

03/29/10, Paper $20.00 $10.00
ISBN: 9780300163681

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
Second Edition
Paul Tillich, With an introduction by Peter J. Gomes

06/12/00, Paper $12.95 $6.48
ISBN: 9780300084719

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
Gore Vidal

08/23/04, Paper $16.00 $8.00 sc
ISBN: 9780300105926

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.

     Yale Series and Prizes

Blue Yodel
Ansel Elkins, Foreword by Carl Phillips

04/19/15, Paper $18.00 $9.00
ISBN: 9780300210026

Recipient of the 2014 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, Ansel Elkins’s haunting debut collection introduces readers to an unforgettable multitude of Southern outcasts and outsiders, from the mythic Goat Man of Alabama to the murderers of Emmett Till.

Beautiful Province
Clarence Coo, Foreword by John Guare

09/02/13, Paper $22.00 $11.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300195460

At once farcical and tragic, Beautiful Province, the 2012 winner of the Yale Drama Series Prize, is a carnival funhouse with very dark corners, as a fifteen-year-old boy’s road trip to Quebec with his depressed high school French teacher takes many strange turns across the border between reality and unreality.

Virginia Grise, Foreword by David Hare

08/29/11, Paper $20.00 $10.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300169225

Poetic, wrenching, and driven by music and movement, this contemporary play set in the barrio is the 2010 winner of the Yale Drama Series.

Eryn Green, Foreword by Carl Phillips

1/1/2020, Paper $18.00 $9.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300201222

The 2013 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, Eryn Green’s masterful collection Eruv features poems of love and pathos—celebrating the power of ritual and the untamed wilderness—and joins the works of previous winners Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, W. S. Merwin, and others.

New Light Shine
Shannon Murdoch, Foreword by John Guare

09/03/12, Paper $20.00 $10.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300184853

Australian playwright Shannon Murdoch, winner of the 2011 Yale Drama Series award, offers a haunting tale of lost innocence, murder, and four almost-adults who must deal with the tangled consequences of years of silence and half-truth.

Slow Lightning
Eduardo Corral

03/12/12, Paper $18.00 $9.00 sc
ISBN: 9780300178937

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.

Jen Silverman, Foreword by Marsha Norman

1/1/2020, Paper $18.00 $9.00 sc
ISBN: 9780300206357

The 2012 winner of the Yale Drama Series Prize, Jen Silverman’s Still is a poignantly absurd tragic comedy exploring loss, intimacy, and motherhood, in which the emotional lives of three grieving women are joined by a giant stillborn baby searching for his place in the world.

Will Schutt, Foreword by Carl Phillips

03/04/13, Paper $20.00 $10.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300188516

Praised by Carl Phillips as “a book of uncommon wisdom,” Schutt’s prize-winning first volume of poetry displays a cosmopolitan range of reference and a meditative, understated style.

Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Foreword by David Hare

08/23/10, Paper $20.00 $10.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300160307

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

08/10/09, Paper $23.00 $11.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300149920

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.

Radial Symmetry
Katherine Larson, Foreword by Louise Glück

03/28/11, Paper $20.00 $10.00 sc
ISBN: 9780300169201

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

04/05/10, Cloth $65.00 $32.50 tx
ISBN: 9780300160079

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

03/23/09, Cloth $30.00 $15.00 tx
ISBN: 9780300148879

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.