A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
Make Way for Lucia: The Complete Lucia by E.F. Benson
In the Name of the People: Prophets and Conspirators in Prerevolutionary Russia by Adam B. Ulam
Diary of a Russian Censor by Aleksandr Nikitenko, abridged, edited, and translated by Helen Satz Jacobson
For John Berryman (poem)
Nonsense and Happiness by Peter Handke, translated by Michael Roloff
A Moment of True Feeling by Peter Handke, translated by Ralph Manheim
Three by Peter Handke by Peter Handke
Lindbergh Alone by Brendan Gill
Empire Without End by Lidia Storoni Mazzolani, translated by Joan McConnell, by Mario Pei, foreword by Mario Pei
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire From the First Century A.D. to the Third by Edward N. Luttwak, foreword by J.F. Gilliam
The Analogy of The Faerie Queene by James Nohrnberg
Spenser’s Allegory: The Anatomy of Imagination by Isabel G. MacCaffrey
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.
Aileen Kelly is a fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance and Views from the Other Shore: Essays on Herzen, Chekhov, and Bakhtin.
P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.
Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was confounder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.
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.
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.