Sonya: The Life of Countess Tolstoy by Anne Edwards
The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould
Auschwitz and the Allies by Martin Gilbert
The Terrible Secret: Suppression of the Truth about Hitler’s “Final Solution” by Walter Laqueur
On the Border: Portraits of America’s Southwestern Frontier by Tom Miller
The Border Economy: Regional Development in the Southwest by Niles Hansen
Foundations of Family Therapy: A Conceptual Framework for Systems Change by Lynn Hoffman
What Shakespeare Read-and Thought by A.L. Rowse
Shakespeare and Tragedy by John Bayley
The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia by James C. Scott
The Rational Peasant: The Political Economy of Rural Society in Vietnam by Samuel L. Popkin
The Hammonds of Redcliffe edited by Carol Bleser
Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology by M.I. Finley
Greek and Roman Slavery by Thomas Wiedemann
Macho Camacho’s Beat by Luis Rafael Sánchez, translated by Gregory Rabassa
The Emperor of the Amazon by Márcio Souza, translated by Thomas Colchie
Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
On Heroes and Tombs by Ernesto Sábato, translated by Helen R. Lane
Prince of the City directed by Sidney Lumet, screenplay by Sidney Lumet, by Jay Presson Allen
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.
Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).
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.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.
Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.