Eliot’s New Life by Lyndall Gordon
The Letters of T.S. Eliot Vol. I, 18981922 edited by Valerie Eliot
Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin
Robert Kennedy In His Own Words: The Unpublished Recollections of the Kennedy Years edited by Edwin O. Guthman, edited by Jeffrey Shulman
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 19541963 by Taylor Branch
The Shah’s Last Ride: The Fate of an Ally by William Shawcross
Getting Dressed in the Dark (poem)
Priapea: Poems for a Phallic God translated and edited by W.H. Parker
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner, directed by Harry Kupfer, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, designed by Hans Schavernoch. Bayreuth Festival, 1988
Ancestors: 900 Years in the Life of a Chinese Family by Frank Ching
Half of Man Is Woman by Zhang Xianliang, translated by Martha Avery
Tak pobedim! (shest’ p’es o Lenine) (That’s How We’ll Win! [Six Plays About Lenin]) by M.F. Shatrov
‘Brestskii mir’ (The Brest Peace) by M.F. Shatrov
‘Diktatura sovesti’ (The Dictatorship of the Conscience) by M.F. Shatrov
‘Dal’she Dal’she Dal’she!’ (Further Further Further!) by M.F. Shatrov
Tracks by Louise Erdrich
Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
A European Past: Memoirs, 19051945 by Felix Gilbert
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.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
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.
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.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)
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.