Monday, 17 September 2012
Yale has just published the surviving diaries of acting icon and Hollywood celebrity Richard Burton (as featured in The Telegraph). Starting when he was 14 and running throughout his eventful life, The Richard Burton Diaries (edited by Chris Williams) reveal a man quite different from the one we ‘know’ as acclaimed actor, film star and jet-set celebrity. Covering the actor's varied career and the years of his celebrated marriages to Elizabeth Taylor, these revealing and poignant diaries are one of the highlights of Yale's Autumn/Winter season.
Monday, 16 July 2012
In his new short ebook The Divided Brain and the Search for Meaning author and psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist asks why - despite the vast increase in material well-being - people are less happy today than they were half a century ago. McGilchrist probes the idea that the division between the two hemispheres of the brain has a critical effect on how we see and understand the world around us. Accessible to readers who haven't yet read McGilchrist's bestselling The Master and His Emissary as well as those who have, this is a fascinating, thought-provoking essay that delves to the very heart of what it means to be human.
Monday, 09 July 2012
Yale University Press is proud to announce that The Eighteenth Century Church in Britain by Terry Friedman has been awarded the prestigious William M.B. Berger Prize for British Art History. The six-strong shortlist for the prize included a magnificent five Yale titles. The £5,000 prize is awarded annually in July, to an outstanding book, exhibition or exhibition catalogue, and was created to recognize that some of the very finest work in art history is being carried out in the field of British art. Since its inception, the Berger Prize has come to be recognized as the most prestigious in the field.