Imaginary Borges

The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero, translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni, in collaboration with the author.

Conversations with Jorge Luis Borges by Richard Burgin

The Narrow Act: Borges’ Art of Allusion by Ronald Christ

Childe Lindsay

Governing the City: Challenges and Options for New York edited by Robert H. Connery, edited by Demetrios Caraley

A Political Life: The Education of John V. Lindsay by Nat Hentoff

Raw Nerves

Speak Out! by Günter Grass, translated by Ralph Manheim

Emergency Exit by Ignazio Silone, translated by Harvey Fergusson II

It’s a Tragedy

Tragedy and Philosophy by Walter Kaufmann

The Identity of Oedipus the King by Alastair Cameron

Reality and the Heroic Pattern by David Grene

The “New” Locke

Locke and Berkeley edited by David M. Armstrong, edited by C.B. Martin

The Political Thought of John Locke by John Dunn

John Locke: Problems and Perspectives edited by John Yolton

The Educational Writings of John Locke edited by James Axtell

John Locke: Two Tracts on Government edited by Philip Abrams

Locke’s “Two Treatises of Government” edited by Peter Laslett


Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.

William H. Gass (b. 1924) is an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012). New York Review Books will republish his story collection In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (1968) in 2014. Gass lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.