Private Lives

The Correspondence of Boris Pasternak and Olga Freidenberg, 1910-1954 complied and edited by Elliott Mossman, translated by Elliott Mossman and Margaret Wettlin

Star-Spangled History

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Woodward, general editor.) (Volume II of the Oxford History of the United States, C. Vann and Robert Middlekauff

Rite of Passage

Life After Marriage: Love in an Age of Divorce by A. Alvarez

Marriage, Love, Sex and Divorce by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Staying the Course

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy by Rebecca West

The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West, 1911-1917 selected and introduced by Jane Marcus

1900 by Rebecca West

The Lower Depths

The Underclass by Ken Auletta

Shopping Bag Ladies: Homeless Women Speak About Their Lives by Ann Marie Rousseau

Recipient Characteristics Study: Aid to Families with Dependent Children Administration Office of Research and Statistics US Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security

Year One

The Heights of Power: An Essay on the Power Elite in France by Pierre Birnbaum, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

The Wheat and the Chaff by François Mitterrand, translated by Richard S. Woodward, translated by Concilia Hayter, translated by Helen R. Lane, With an introduction by William Styron

Problems of Contemporary French Politics by Dorothy Pickles


Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)

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.

Edward W. Said is University Professor at Columbia University and the author of Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism. His The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After was published last spring. Reflections on Exile will appear in early 2001. (November 2000)

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.