New and Noteworthy

The Prelude

“An outsize, gorgeous book, replete with paintings and drawings—landscapes, houses, portraits—contemporaneous with the poem. At last we have a worthy visual counterpart to one of the timeless monuments of English verse.”

– The Wall Street Journal

“It was… with startled joy that I encountered this glorious edition of The Prelude… Handsomely produced in a broad horizontal format, this volume is illustrated by paintings or drawings contemporaneous with the poem itself. These offer to the American reader’s eye an array of scenes indispensable to an understanding of Wordsworth’s world—lakes, crags, nocturnes, ships at sea, the Alps, Stonehenge, Revolutionary France, Cambridge, London.”

– The New York Review of Books

Gift Books

Picks in Nature & Environment

“The illustrations are absolutely splendid: accurately rendered and artistically striking. … If you’re a serious fisher in the Northeast, or if serious anglers come to visit, this is a book you’ll want lying on the coffee table.”

– National Outdoor Book Awards

“Father and son fishing buddies David A. Patterson, a retired high school biology teacher in Billerica, and Matt, a professional illustrator, have produced Freshwater Fish of the Northeast, a guidebook to more than 60 species. Matt based most of his illustrations on photographs taken of live catches he or his father made before they set the fish free.”

– Boston Globe



Summer Reads



Brandeis University Press is pleased to announce the Fall 2024 catalog, for new titles.

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New Brandeis University Press Editions of UPNE Books

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Provost, Brandeis University (2014-2020)