After Long Silence by Michael Straight
Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation by Sissela Bok
More Pleasant Adventures (poem)
The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake foreword by James Alan McPherson, afterword by John Casey
Ironweed by William Kennedy
The Wider Sea: A Life of John Ruskin by John Dixon Hunt
The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin edited by George Allan Cate
The Ruskin Polygon edited by John Dixon Hunt, by Faith M. Holland
New Approaches to Ruskin: Thirteen Essays edited by Robert Hewison
Studies in Ruskin: Essays in Honor of Van Akin Burd edited by Robert E. Rhodes, by Del Ivan Janik
Letters from the Continent 1858 edited by John Hayman
Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder by Elizabeth K. Helsinger
Ruskin and Venice by Jeanne Clegg
Ruskinian Gothic: The Architecture of Deane and Woodward, 1845-1861 by Eve Blau
The Poison Sky: Myth and Apocalypse in Ruskin by Raymond E. Fitch
Ruskin’s Maze: Mastery and Madness in His Art by Jay Fellows
The Sack of Rome, 1527 by André Chastel, translated by Beth Archer
James Henry Hammond and the Old South: A Design for Mastery by Drew Faust
The Breaks by Richard Price
Donizetti and His Operas by William Ashbrook
The Problem of Unbelief in the Sixteenth Century: The Religion of Rabelais by Lucien Febvre, translated by Beatrice Gottlieb
John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College.
Philip Gossett is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His reconstruction of Gustavo III, the original version of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, had its première at the Göteborg Opera in Sweden this past September. (March 2003)
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
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.
Peter Partner’s books include Arab Voices and The Pope’s Men: The Papal Service in the Renaissance. His new book, God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam, has been published in the United Kingdom. (February 1998)
Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.
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.
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.
Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.