“A pinch-mouthed, grave-digger’s poetry,” which remains “rich and allusive,” with “passages of stunning beauty.” This is how poet and critic William Logan describes Geoffrey Hill’s recent collection, A Treatise of Civil Power, in a front-page review for the New York Times Book Review. Logan goes on to say, “English has
Writing for The New Republic, Jed Perl lists “half a dozen remarkable books about the visual arts published during the year.” Two of his six favorites were published by Yale University Press this past year: Second Diasporist Manifesto: A New Kind of Long Poem in 615 Free Verses by R.
This March Yale University Press will publish a paperback edition of Francis Fukyama’s America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and Neoconservatism, which has been selected as a CHOICE outstanding academic book for 2007. This edition features a new foreword by the author, who argues that the neoconservatives have learned nothing
Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast The famous baseball manager, Casey Stengell, once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.” I had one of those moments during my interview with John Marzluff and Tony Angell, when Tony
Saturday, October 14, marks the centennial of the birth of Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), the German-born political philosopher whose analysis of the nature of power, totalitarianism, and the “banality of evil” still resonates powerfully in our own time. “So it is no accident,” says Edward Rothstein in the New York Times,
“The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he.” – Karl Kraus If you’ve never heard of Karl Kraus, the Austrian satirist who inflicted withering and witty critiques on the mass media, the military-industrial complex,
What do The Godfather, The Cat in the Hat, and Machiavelli’s The Prince have in common? According to Stanley Bing in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, they are among the five books that offer the soundest advice for proper business etiquette. Before your eyes roll too far into the back