Chicago Style


The Chicago Manual of Style—the undisputed authority for style, usage, and grammar, with more than 1.5 million copies sold, is hot off the press in its gloriously updated and expanded 17th Edition, and we're ready to celebrate Chicago Style. Get "dragged through the garden" of intellectual endeavor and cultural engagement that has come to define the University of Chicago Press as an equally distinct and true Chicago institution for hungry minds around the world. Find commentaries and interviews with Press Editors, classic and lesser known favorites from the Press' 125 year history, and more to relish this October on our blog and in store. Plus, markup your calendars for the Co-op's November 30 event for the 17th Edition. Bonne lecture! 

October 13th, 2017

Elizabeth Branch Dyson, Senior Editor
Subjects: Education; philosophy; ethnomusicology. 
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology...

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October 12th, 2017

Most poets would be content if they won a National Book Award. Especially if they were already eighty-eight years old.

Most poets aren’t David Ferry. When he won the National Book Award in 2012 for his book Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations, he had no interest in resting on his laurels. In fact, he was in the middle of an attempt to climb the most ambitious poetic mountain of his life: unbeknownst to almost anyone, he was translating The Aeneid.



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October 5th, 2017

Alan G. Thomas is Editorial Director at University of Chicago Press. His subjects include literature; literary studies; media and cultural studies. Learn more at

Tell us about a book you discovered at a formative age that helped develop your sensibility.
When I was 17, someone gave...

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