Degas: His Life, Times, and Work by Roy McMullen
Pompeo Batoni Introductory Text edited and prepared for publication by by Anthony Clark, A Complete Catalog of His Works with an Edgar Peters Bowron
Reynolds Weidenfeld and Nicolson, (to be published by Abrams in the fall) edited by Nicholas Penny
Pro and Contra Wagner by Thomas Mann, translated by Allan Blunden, with an introduction by Erich Heller
Blessings in Disguise by Alec Guinness
When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf by Harlan Lane
The Deaf Experience: Classics in Language and Education edited by Harlan Lane, translated by Franklin Philip
Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha’s Vineyard by Nora Ellen Groce
The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Alfred MacAdam
Farewell to the Sea by Reinaldo Arenas, translated by Andrew Hurley
Alexander Fleming: The Man and the Myth by Gwyn Macfarlane
Her Majesty’s Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community by Christopher Andrew
Of Mind and Other Matters by Nelson Goodman
David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.
Clive James is the author of many books of criticism, autobiography, fiction, and poetry. Among his books are Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts, The Blaze of Obscurity, and A Point of View.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. His latest book, Hallucinations, was published in November 2012.
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
Edward R. F. Sheehan is a former US diplomat in the Middle East, a novelist (Cardinal Galsworthy), and the author of The Arabs, the Israelis, and Kissinger. He is a former Fellow of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. (April 2004)
Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.
Robert Hass is the author of several books of poems, most recently Sun Under Wood. Poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, he teaches English at the University of California at Berkeley. (November 2005)