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A Conversation Between Patrick Modiano Translators Mark Polizzotti and Damion Searls

On the heels of our publication of Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano’s Such Fine Boys and Sundays in August in English, two of his esteemed translators sat down to discuss Modiano’s idiosyncratic and impressive body of work and the distinct nuances of translating it. It is with great pleasure that we present

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#BookLoversDay: Books about Books for Book Lovers

Feed your book cravings with a book about book, it’s International Book Lovers Day! This list features books about reading books, writing books, studying books, and the history of the book format itself. Book yourself some time to book up in a comfy chair and book out. (How many times

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Ep. 26 – Illustrated Print Culture in the 19th Century

Professor Patricia Mainardi discusses the earliest days of comics along with other exciting developments in the illustrated press in 19th-century France and England. http://traffic.libsyn.com/yaleuniversitypresspodcast/2017-5-11-Illustrated-Print-Culture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Shining a Spotlight on Jewish Lives

To celebrate the launch of the new Jewish Lives series website, you can get 25% off purchases of books in the series and enter for a chance to win all 35 books. The Jewish Lives series is a major series of interpretative biography designed to illuminate the imprint of Jewish figures upon

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Ep. 25 – Reproductive Technology and the Rights of the Child

Millions of children have been born in the United States with the help of cutting-edge reproductive technologies. Tom Ekman discusses these technologies, where they are going, and more importantly, the rights of the children born using them. http://traffic.libsyn.com/yaleuniversitypresspodcast/2017-5-4-Rights-of-Child.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Notes from the Gulag

The following two poems are written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with

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Ep. 24 – The Science and Mystery of Solar Eclipses

Solar eclipses have fascinated us since the beginning of human existence. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni discusses the cultural history of eclipses, the science behind them, and gives some tips for watching two upcoming US total solar eclipses. http://traffic.libsyn.com/yaleuniversitypresspodcast/2017-4-27-Solar-Eclipses.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

Ep. 23 – How Retailers Strip Your Privacy

Your personal data isn’t safe even when you shop offline. Retailers are tracking your behavior and evaluating your value as a customer in physical stores. Privacy expert and author Joseph Turow discusses the ways they are doing this and what you can do to protect your privacy. http://traffic.libsyn.com/yaleuniversitypresspodcast/2017-4-20-Retailers-Strip-Privacy.mp3Podcast: Play in

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Eclipses and the Lessons of History

Anthony Aveni— “Celestial source of life and light on earth! What envious rival intercepts thy rays? Dares thy own satellite intercepts thy blaze, Or stay thy stream of empyrean birth?…”   The first four lines of a sonnet “tweeted out” by the sixth president of the United States, John Quincy

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Ep. 22 – The End of Europe

Daily Beast correspondent and author Jamie Kirchick discusses why the Europe we know may cease to exist as Russian meddling, uncertainty about the future of NATO, and events like Brexit push the EU in a new and uncertain direction. http://traffic.libsyn.com/yaleuniversitypresspodcast/2017-4-13-End-Europe.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS