Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: Among the more than 12,000 quotations in The Yale Book of Quotations, many have stories to tell transcending the quotation itself. The famous epithet for the discipline of economics, “the dismal science,” is said by some standard reference
The Met has installed a new porch, just in time for winter. It is enormous and luxuriously decorated, a hundred-year-old artifact the size of a house. It is Louis Comfort Tiffany’s famous Daffodil Terrace. Or at least a faithful reconstruction of it. The real terrace belonged to Laurelton Hall, the
We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Yale Press Podcast, a new show about arts, letters, ideas, history, and just about everything else on our authors’ minds. The premier episode of the Yale Press Podcast gets into the holiday spirit! Host Chris Gondek interviews Adrian Goldsworthy about Caesar, Ivan
William Safire dubs Fred Shapiro “Quotationeer Shapiro” in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine: On the analogy of “Dictionary Johnson,” we call Fred R. Shapiro, editor of the just-published Yale Book of Quotations (well worth the $50 price), “Quotationeer Shapiro.” Like that harmless drudge, as Sam defined “lexicographer,” Shapiro does original
This week, New York Magazine‘s “Approval Matrix,” the magazine’s “deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on [its] taste hierarchies,” includes Millennial Stages by Robert Brustein. The magazine placed it in the “Highbrow” and “Brilliant” quarter and called it an “essential collection of dramatic criticism.” View the entire Matrix here.
The New Republic has printed an insightful appraisal of famed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper’s capstone work, Europe’s Physician. Reviewer Peter Miller points out that doctors can provide a unique historical window into politics because of their trusted status, proximity to power, and necessary philosophical balancing of science, religion and humanity. “[I]t
“…the joy of reading this new book of quotations is just leafing all the way through it—you get to feel scholarly and stupid at the same time…” — Steve Inskeep, NPR: Morning Edition Listen in.
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