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An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

An Afternoon at Ferme d’Auteuil

Patrick Modiano— In the street, he unfolded the sheet she’d handed him. Written on it was: Kim, 288-15-28.      Strange first name. But it had something pert and cheerful… READ MORE

Hocus Bogus

Hocus Bogus

Romain Gary writing as Émile Ajar— There is no beginning. I was begotten—just like you—and since then I’ve been lumbered. I tried to get out of it every way I… READ MORE

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker on Translation

Alex Zucker— The influence of Topolʼs early days as a poet are evident in his prose. An urgent propulsiveness, the vivid depiction of oppressive atmospheres interspersed with candescent moments of… READ MORE

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Reading List

Indigenous Peoples Day 2022 Reading List

A selection of Yale University Press titles related to Indigenous resistance, literature, and history. Many titles in this reading list are from The Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians… READ MORE

Familiar Stranger

Familiar Stranger

Sumana Roy—  It seems so natural, in dreams and folk tales, that humans should be reborn as trees. On a bus to nowhere, I sat next to a man who… READ MORE

The Orphanage (Revisited)

The Orphanage (Revisited)

Earlier this year, Yale University Press published the excerpt below from The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan, translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. We are revisiting this piece today… READ MORE

Muscat, December 1992

Muscat, December 1992

Sonallah Ibrahim— As Fathy pulled the seat belt across his chest he said, “Please fasten your seat belt or we’re doomed. Traffic cops here are tough, nothing like in your… READ MORE

Presentations of the Self

Presentations of the Self

Desiree C. Bailey— I was once invited to write a poem based on photographs of self-presentation housed at the International Center for Photography. One photograph stood out to me perhaps… READ MORE

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