Food of the Gods

The Blood of Kings: A New Interpretation of Maya Art 17–August 24, 1986), and the Cleveland Museum of Art (October 8–December 14, 1986) An exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas (May

The Blood of Kings: Dynasty and Ritual in Maya Art Worth) by Linda Schele and Mary Ellen Miller

Mencken and the Great American Boob

The Dreiser–Mencken Letters: The Correspondence of Theodore Dreiser & H.L. Mencken, 1907–1945 Vol. I and II, edited by Thomas P. Riggio

Mencken and Sara, A Life in Letters: The Private Correspondence of H.L. Mencken and Sara Haardt edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Southern Gentleman

Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter annotated with the assistance of Susan W. Walker) (with "The Journal of Thomas B. Chaplin, 1822–1890," edited and and Theodore Rosengarten

Writers at Play

The Fall of Kelvin Walker: A Fable of the Sixties by Alasdair Gray

Saints and Strangers by Angela Carter

The Judgment of Paris

Le Musée d’Orsay 1, rue de Bellechasse, Paris

Le Triomphe des mairies 8, 1987) An exhibition at the Petit Palais, Paris, (November 8, 1986–January, Catalog by Thérèse Burollet and Daniel Imbert and Frank Folliot

Les Concours d’esquisses peintes, 1816–1863 1986–December 14, 1986), and the National Academy of Design, New York (January 13, 1987–March 15, 1987). An exhibition at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris (October 8,, Catalog by Philippe Grunchec

The Century of Revolution

Rebellion or Revolution? England 1640–1660 by Gerald E. Aylmer

Authority and Conflict: England, 1603–1658 by Derek Hirst

Faction and Parliament: Essays on Early Stuart History edited by Kevin Sharpe

Revel, Riot and Rebellion: Popular Politics and Culture in England 1603–1660 by David Underdown

Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London by Paul S. Seaver

Order and Disorder in Early Modern England edited by A. Fletcher, edited by J. Stevenson

Parliamentary Selection: Social and Political Choice in Early Modern England by Mark Kishlansky


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.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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.

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.