Essays

Essays

For Argument's Sake

In praise of high school debate
Becca Rothfeld
The Moment

The Physician as Patient

Medicine after COVID-19
Laura Kolbe

Essays

Camera Mortis

How photographs of the dead helped me mourn
Lili Hamlyn

Essays

My Father's Library

Can you know a man through his books?
Violaine Huisman
Essays

Under the Influence

Is it possible to be an ethical consumer?
Jennifer Stock
Essays

A Glass Essay

Reading Anne Carson post-breakup
Sarah Chihaya

Browse

Essays

A weathered poster of Chelsea Manning
Essays

Whistleblower, Traitor, Soldier, Queer?

The truth of Chelsea Manning
Lida Maxwell
November 1, 2017
A photograph of a train station in Russia at night.
Journals

A Journey Across Siberia

Penetrating the Soviet Union in 1967
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
July 1, 2015
Graphic with loaves of bread and water bottles on a black and orange background. Illustration by Laura Padilla Castellanos
Essays

Loaf or Hot-Water Bottle

Closely Translating Proust
Lydia Davis
April 1, 2004
Black and white photo of light coming through windows in the apse of San Vitale in Ravenna with mosaics. Courtesy N.P. Sullo.
Essays

Days of 1952

On the rapture of experiencing art in solitude
James Merrill
April 1, 1992
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
From the Archives

Short Talks

Anne Carson
July 1, 1991
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
From the Archives

A Legend in My Life

My encounters with the incomparable Greta Garbo
Vincent Price
July 1, 1988
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
From the Archives

Making Contact

Encounters with readers
Annie Dillard
July 1, 1988
From the Archives

Women's Rights: Unspeakable Issues in the Constitution

Nancy F. Cott
June 1, 1988
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
From the Archives

Singing with the Fundamentalists

Annie Dillard
January 1, 1985
An abstract print by Jacob van Heemskerck.
Essays

Naming, Being, and Black Experience

Yale’s first Black professor on the presence or absence of names, their status and their scope.
Michael G. Cooke
December 1, 1977