The Modern Rise of Population by Thomas McKeown
How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion
Lover by Bertha Harris
The World of Defoe by Peter Earle
The Search for Jimmy Carter by Tom Collins
Running for President 1976: The Carter Campaign by Martin Schram
How Jimmy Won: The Victory Campaign from Plains to the White House by Kandy Stroud
Convention by Richard Reeves
We Almost Made It by Malcolm D. MacDougall
The Natural Superiority of Southern Politicians: A Revisionist History by David Leon Chandler
Education and Politics at Harvard by Seymour Martin Lipset, by David Riesman
The Life and Times of Chaucer by John Gardner
The Poetry of Chaucer by John Gardner
The Strumpet Muse: Art and Morals in Chaucer’s Poetry by Alfred David
The Idea of The Canterbury Tales by Donald R. Howard
England in the Age of Chaucer by William Woods
Chaucer: Sources and Backgrounds edited by Robert P. Miller
Our Hearts (poem)
History: A Novel by Elsa Morante, translated by William Weaver
Two Poems by Jan Kulka (poem)
The Book of Questions by Edmond Jabès, translated by Rosmarie Waldrop
History Workshop: A Journal of Socialist Historians Issues One and Two
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.
Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.