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Lost Without Translation: Margaret Sayers Peden on Work as a Translator

Margaret Sayers Peden, translator of Fernando de Rojas’ fifteenth-century classic La Celestina, among dozens of other books, considers here the joys and pleasures, challenges and frustrations of literary translation. Often regarded as the first European novel and second only to Don Quixote in its importance to Spanish literature, Celestina is

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Editor Phoebe Clapham On Commissioning Current Affairs Books

While we’re focused on “thinking” this month, it’s important to consider how we as publishers think about the many ideas, manuscripts, and proposals that are submitted for publication. For a university press that publishes and distributes nearly 500 books per year, it goes without saying that judicious review by academic

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YUP’s Fall 2012 Catalog!

Yale University Press’s Fall/Winter 2012 catalog, announcing the list of titles to be published from August 2012 to January 2013, is now available online. The cover image from Susan Jacoby’s forthcoming The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought makes a strong connection with this month’s Thinkers theme, and on

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John Donatich Speaks from Digital Book World 2012

Once upon a time, bookstores were made of bricks and mortar, books came from pulverized trees, and this blog post, if it existed, would have appeared in a newsletter delivered to your mailbox. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The music industry similarly thought along these lines before the term “mp3” entered

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YUP’s Spring 2012 Catalog!

Yale University Press’s Spring 2012 catalog, covering new books to be published from February to July 2012 is now available online! See our forthcoming books in art, architecture, business, economics, environmental studies, history, law, literature,  philosophy, political science, psychology, reference, religion,  science, and world languages titles, featuring authors such as

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Notes from the Field: NY Art Book Fair

Last weekend, Yale University Press joined over 200 other exhibitors at the 6th annual NY Art Book Fair, presented by Printed Matter and situated throughout Long Island City’s extraordinary MoMA PS1.  From the Fair’s opening on the evening of Thursday, September 29th straight through to its end on the evening

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Say Good-bye to Your Dragon Tattoo: Why Translation Still Does and Will Always Matter

The importance of translation in bringing new books and ideas into English is crucial. Although no one has declared a universal language since Louis XIV, the dominance of English in international commerce, media, and even academia is impossible to ignore. Yet merely an estimated three percent of the hundreds of

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