Books in Brief

YaleNews features works recently or soon to be published by members of the University community. Descriptions are based on material provided by the publishers. Authors of new books may forward publishers’ book descriptions to us by email.

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Waka and Things, Waka as Things."

Waka and Things, Waka as Things

Edward Kamens, the Sumitomo Professor of Japanese Studies (Yale University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah."

The Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah

Adam Valen Levinson, doctoral candidate in sociology (W.W. Norton & Company)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "The Ukrainian Night."

The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution

Marci Shore, associate professor of history (Yale University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Curating Revolution."

Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China

Denise Y. Ho, assistant professor of history (Cambridge University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Spaces of Feeling."

Spaces of Feeling

Marta Figlerowicz, assistant professor of comparative literature and of English (Cornell University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "The Wine Lover’s Daughter."

The Wine Lover’s Daughter: A Memoir

Anne Fadiman, Francis Writer in Residence and adjunct professor of English (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "The Laws and Economics of Confucianism."

The Laws and Economics of Confucianism

Taisu Zhang, associate professor of law (Cambridge University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Artisanal Enlightenment."

Artisanal Enlightenment

Paola Bertucci, associate professor of history (Yale University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "The Policy State."

The Policy State: An American Predicament

Stephen Skowronek, the Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science (Harvard University Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Notes from the Pianist’s Bench."

Notes from the Pianist’s Bench

Boris Berman, professor in the practice of music (Yale University Press)