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Yale University Press, Fall 2011 Catalog

Yale University Press, Fall 2011 Catalog

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Yale University Press's Fall 2011 Catalog. New books published from August 2011 - January 2012.
Yale University Press's Fall 2011 Catalog. New books published from August 2011 - January 2012.

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Translated by Sarah Ruden

Acclaimed poet and translator Sarah Ruden
brilliantly brings Apuleius’s comic tale to life

With accuracy, wit, and intelligence, this remarkable
new translation of The Golden Ass breathes new life
into Apuleius’s classic work. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet
as well as a highly respected translator, skillfully dupli-
cates the verbal high jinks of Apuleius’s ever-popular
novel. It tells the story of Lucius, a curious and silly
young man, who is turned into a donkey when he med-
dles with witchcraft. Doomed to wander from region to
region and mistreated by a series of deplorable owners,
Lucius at last is restored to human form with the help
of the goddess Isis.

The Golden Ass, the frst Latin novel to survive in its
entirety, belongs to the Second Sophistic, a move-
ment of learned but wildly inventive literature. In a
translation that is both the most faithful and the most
entertaining to date, Ruden reveals to modern readers
the vivid, farcical ingenuity of Apuleius’s style.

SARAH RUDEN is a visiting scholar at Wesleyan University. Her books
include a translation of vergil’s Aeneid and Paul Among the People: The
Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in His Own Time.

Praise for Sarah Ruden’s
translation of the Aeneid:

“Robert Fagles, shortly before his death, set
the bar very high for translating [vergil’s]
Aeneid. yet already the scholar-poet Sarah
Ruden has soared over the bar. . . . The
translation is alive in every part. . . . This is
the frst translation since Dryden’s that can
be read as a great English poem in itself.”
—Garry Wills, New York Review of Books

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The Aeneid

Paper 978-0-300-15141-1 $16.95

January Classics/Literature
Cloth 978-0-300-15477-1 $30.00

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