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A Personal Canon: Anthony Alofsin on Six Influential Texts

The books I have selected represent works that have figured into my thinking and writing for my scholarly publications. Obviously, some are acknowledgements to my teachers who taught as much by example as by text. Others just called for admiration. This selection comes from one shelf of my library while

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A Personal Canon: Susan A. Phillips on Five Influential Texts

One of my favorite things in life is an accidentally curated small shelf of books in a place like a hotel or a break room. When I was thirteen, my family and I lived in Rome for a year and wound up in an apartment with just such a collection.

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Inside Junot Díaz’s Library

Follow @yaleARTbooks Congratulations to Junot Díaz on being recently awarded a MacArthur Foundation genius grant! Díaz is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) as well as two acclaimed short story anthologies, Drown (1996) and This Is How You Lose Her (2012). Praising Díaz

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Alison Bechdel’s Library of Books

Congratulations to Alison Bechdel, whose newest book, Are You My Mother?, publishes today.  We can’t wait to read this book, and have been thrilled by the marvelous attention its author has gotten recently, including a New Yorker profile by Judith Thurman, a Time profile by Lev Grossman, a fabulous book

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