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  • 150 Notable Books: Getting Acquainted with Victor Turner’s The Forest of Symbols


    I suspect that many avid readers have a special book that becomes inseparable from themselves, part of their existence. Without this special book, what I call a “soul book,” a fulfilling life would be difficult. There are also books that are like... more >>


  • On Brand – the Fashion Choices of Hajj Amin al-Husayni


    Yet again, the controversial Palestinian leader Hajj Amin al-Husayni is making headlines. In May 2019, in a Washington post op-ed, Middle East studies scholar Dr. Maha Nassar addressed recent critics of US House Representative Rashida Tlaib, saying... more >>


  • Hiking Cascadilla Gorge with Ange


    A few weeks ago, I received an email about the Cornell Library and Press Service and Recognition Awards. This is the first time we’ve participated in an official program like this. A number of Cornell University Press staff nominated their colleagues... more >>


  • A Book Lovers Dream: First time at BookExpo


    We boarded the bus soaking wet. I was clingy tightly to my two bags full of books, catalogs, and other goodies, trying to protect them from the rain. We had just walked several blocks in the pouring rain, feet sore from roaming the Javits Center for... more >>


  • One-hundred fifty notable books: Literary studies (PART ONE)


    From the emergence of the study of English literature as an academic discipline in Victorian England until the re-emergence of Cornell University Press in 1932, academic publishing had devoted itself principally to the production of scholarly... more >>


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