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.

Cover of the book titled "The Art of Libation in Classical Athens."

The Art of Libation in Classical Athens

Milette Gaifman, associate professor in the history of art and of classics (Yale University Press)

Cover of the book titled "Political Tribes."

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

Amy Chua, the John M. Duff Jr. Professor of Law (Penguin)

Cover of the book titled "Translating the Body."

Translating the Body: Medical Education in Southeast Asia

John Harley Warne, the Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine (National University of Singapore Press)

Photo of the cover of the book titled "Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth."

Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth

Leslie J. Harkema, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese (University of Toronto Press)

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)