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"Shapiro, Fred" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 4 Sep 2021 00:25:50 +0000
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Some members of this list may be interested to know that The New Yale Book of Quotations has been published after 15+ years of preparation:

This is a major revision of the first edition, which was named by the Wall Street Journal as the second most essential of all reference works.  It is the product of highly innovative research techniques enabling the histories of many familiar quotes to be rewritten. The other most notable feature of the NYBQ is the spotlighting of a significant number of famous quotations that are commonly attributed to prominent men but were actually originated by lesser-known women.

The NYBQ has an extensive section of Twain quotations, the largest author section in the book after Shakespeare, larger than that in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.  There are annotations after many of the quotes, often providing information about them that has never previously been compiled.

Fred Shapiro
Associate Director for Collections and Special Projects
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
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