The Last Temptation of Christ a film directed by Martin Scorsese, screenplay by Paul Schrader
The Family Security Act of 1988 (“The Moynihan Bill”) Report of the Committee on Finance, US Senate
Creating the Future: The Massachusetts Comeback and Its Promise for America by Michael S. Dukakis, by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Poor Support: Poverty in the American Family by David T. Ellwood
Challenge To Leadership: Economic and Social Issues for the Next Decade edited by Isabel V. Sawhill
Laboratories of Democracy by David Osborne
The New Consensus on Family and Welfare edited by Michael Novak et al.
Remaking the Welfare State: Retrenchment and Social Policy in America and Europe edited by Michael K. Brown
A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera by Peter Conrad
Free Radical: Albert Szent-Györgyi and the Battle over Vitamin C by Ralph W. Moss
In Praise of Imperfection: My Life and Work by Rita Levi-Montalcini, translated by Luigi Attardi
The Facts: A Novelist’s Autobiography by Philip Roth
A Sor Juana Anthology translated by Alan S. Trueblood, foreword by Octavio Paz
Sor Juana: or, The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
Painting as an Art by Richard Wollheim
Young Shakespeare by Russell Fraser
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.
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)
William H. Gass is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and emeritus professor of philosophy. His first novel, Omensetter’s Luck, about life in a small town in Ohio in the 1890s, was published in 1966. Since then he has published several more works of fiction, including In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, The Tunnel, and Middle C. He has also published several collections of essays, including Fiction and the Figures of Life, Habitations of the Word, Finding a Form, and Life Sentences. Gass has received many awards and honors, including grants from the Rockefeller and Solomon R. Guggenheim foundations, four Pushcart Prizes, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the American Book Award, and three National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism. In 2000, he was honored with the PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award.
Yoram Kaniuk (1930-2013) was one of Israel’s leading writers. After being wounded in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence, he moved to New York for 10 years. A novelist, painter, and journalist, Kaniuk published many novels, memoirs, short stories, nonfiction, and books for children and young adults. Named an Officer in France’s Order of Arts and Letters in 2012, Kaniuk was also the recipient of the Méditerranée Étranger (2000), the Newman Prize (2006), the Kugel Prize for Lifetime Achievement (2008), the France-Israel Foundation Award (2010), and the Sapir Prize (2010). In 2011, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Tel Aviv University. Kaniuk’s books have been published in 20 languages.
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)
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.
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.