King, Queen, Knave by Vladimir Nabokov
Nabokov: The Man and His Work edited by L.S. Dembo
Keys to Lolita by Carl R. Proffer
Lytton Strachey, Vol. 1, The Unknown Years 1880-1910, Vol. 2, The Years of Achievement, 1910-1932 by Michael Holroyd
Diplomat in Berlin 1933-39: Papers and Memoirs of Józef Lipski, Ambassador of Poland edited by Waclaw Jedrzewicz
Stalin, Hitler, and Europe 1933-39 Volume I, The Origins of World War II by James E. McSherry
Live or Die by Anne Sexton
The Lice by W.S. Merwin
Reasons for Moving by Mark Strand
Love Letters from Asia by Sandra Hochman
The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century: Religion, the Reformation and Social Change by H.R. Trevor-Roper
Reconnection for Learning: A Community School System for New York City York City Schools; McGeorge Bundy, chairman
Spenser’s World of Glass by Kathleen Williams
Spenser’s Images of Life by C.S. Lewis, edited by Alastair Fowler
The Poetry of “The Faerie Queene” by Paul J. Alpers
Allegorical Imagery by Rosemond Tuve
Spenser’s Image of Nature: Wild Man and Shepherd in “The Faerie Queene” by Donald Cheney
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
William H. Gass is an American writer, critic and philosopher. He is the David May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities at the Washington University in St. Louis. His novel Middle C was published in March 2013.
Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).