Los Olvidados

The Kindness of Strangers: The Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance by John Boswell

The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao: From the Hundred Flowers to the Great Leap Forward edited by Roderick MacFarquhar and Timothy Cheek and Eugene Wu, with contributions by Merle Goldman and Benjamin Schwartz

The Rise and Fall of Vienna’s Jews

The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph by Robert S. Wistrich

Vienna and Its Jews: The Tragedy of Success, 1880s–1980s by George E. Berkley

A History of Habsburg Jews, 1670–1918 by William O. McCagg Jr.

Judentum in Wien: Sammlung Max Berger November 12, 1987–June 5, 1988 catalog of the exhibition at the Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien,

The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism in Germany and Austria (revised edition) Peter Pulzer

The Viennese: Splendor, Twilight and Exile by Paul Hofmann

Vienna and the Jews, 1867–1938: A Cultural History by Steven Beller

The Liberal Goya

Goya and the Spirit of Enlightenment 9–July 16, 1989). an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City (May

Goya and the Spirit of Enlightenment catalog of the exhibition by Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez and Eleanor A. Sayre

The Strange Case of Paul de Man

Wartime Journalism: 1939––1943 by Paul de Man, edited by Werner Hamacher and Neil Hertz and Thomas Keenan

Responses: On Paul de Man’s Wartime Journalism edited by Werner Hamacher, edited by Neil Hertz, edited by Thomas Keenan

Critical Writings: 1953––1978 by Paul de Man, edited and with an introduction by Lindsay Waters

Reading de Man Reading edited by Lindsay Waters, edited by Wlad Godzich

Golden Boy

Passage From Home by Isaac Rosenfeld, with a new foreword by Mark Shechner

Preserving the Hunger: An Isaac Rosenfeld Reader edited and introduced by Mark Shechner, foreword by Saul Bellow


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.”

Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.

Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics.
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Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.