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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.

2011   320 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300166835
$28.00
 
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.

2012   256 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300187946
$17.00


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 ...

2012   368 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300181449
$20.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300167603
$32.50
 
Ralph Ellison in Progress
From "Invisible Man" to "Three Days Before the Shooting . . . "



A major reassessment of the literary legacy of one of the twentieth century’s most revered writers that explores the mysteries surrounding his unfinished second novel.

2012   256 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171198
$20.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300147131
$27.50


The Milton Encyclopedia


This encyclopedia offers easy and immediate access to a wealth of information about Milton. The book will serve as a general and comprehensive reference tool for general readers, students, and scholars alike, enhancing the experience of reading Milton.

2012   424 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300094442
$165.00
 
Thinking in Circles
An Essay on Ring Composition



In this controversial book, social anthropologist Mary Douglas argues that many famous antique texts are misunderstood and others have been dismissed because they employ ring composition, a literary style unfamiliar today. She explores ring composition across cultures and examines its function in the Iliad, the Bible’s Book of Numbers, and Tristram Shandy.

The Terry Lectures Series
2010   192 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300167856
$25.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300117622
$35.00


The Event of Literature


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.

2012   264 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300178814
$26.00
 
Love and the Law in Cervantes


Legal developments during Spain’s Golden Age not only transformed the country into a modern state, they also irrevocably changed Western literature. This fascinating book explores Cervantes’s 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.

2012   320 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300177848
$26.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300109924
$32.00


American Georgics
Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land



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
2011   432 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300137095
$40.00
 
American Georgics
Writings on Farming, Culture, and the Land



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
2012   432 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300188042
$30.00


Remembering Shakespeare


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.

2012   80 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300180398
$25.00
 
A New Handbook of Literary Terms


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.

2010   368 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300164312
$19.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300106367
$65.00


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



True Friendship looks closely at three outstanding poets of the past half-century—Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell—through 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
2011   272 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300171464
$22.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300134292
$30.00
 
Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar



In this many-faceted examination of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a prominent historian unearths the play’s classical sources and shows how the Rome we carry in our minds today is the Rome Shakespeare rhetorically created for us.

The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series
2011   200 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300152180
$25.00


Rome and Rhetoric
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar



In this many-faceted examination of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a prominent historian unearths the play’s classical sources and shows how the Rome we carry in our minds today is the Rome Shakespeare rhetorically created for us.

The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities Series
2013   200 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300188004
$15.00
 
Blake and the Bible


A leading theologian explores the way William Blake approaches the Bible and uses it as a central theme in his work and thought.

2011   320 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300112603
$75.00


Yale French Studies, Number 120
Francophone Sub-Saharan African Literature in Global Contexts



Yale French Studies Series
2012   168 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300118261
$30.00


OTHER SECTIONS IN OUR HUMANITIES 2012 CATALOG:


Eugene O'Neill
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Literature
Poetry
Books & Reading
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