Guilt-Edged Insecurity

Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789–1795 edited by Marlies K. Danziger, edited by Frank Brady

Boswell’s London Journal, 1762–1763 by James Boswell

Boswell in Holland, 1763–1764 by James Boswell

Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland, 1764 by James Boswell

Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France, 1765–1766 by James Boswell

Boswell in Search of a Wife, 1766–1769 by James Boswell

Boswell for the Defence, 1769–1774 by James Boswell

Boswell’s Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., 1773 by James Boswell

Boswell: The Ominous Years, 1774–1776 by James Boswell

Boswell in Extremes, 1776–1778 by James Boswell

Boswell, Laird of Auchinleck, 1778–1782 by James Boswell

Boswell: The Applause of the Jury, 1782–1785 by James Boswell

Boswell: The English Experiment, 1785–1789 by James Boswell

Boswell: The Great Biographer, 1789–1795 by James Boswell

In A Cruel Country

Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic by Bette Bao Lord

A Higher Kind of Loyalty: A Memoir by China’s Foremost Journalist by Liu Binyan

Tell the World’: What Happened in China and Why by Liu Binyan, with Ruan Ming and Xu Gang, translated by Helen L. Epstein

Tripping Over the Future

The Farther Shore: A Natural History of Perception, 1798–1984 by Don Gifford

Disappearing Through the Skylight: Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century by O.B. Hardison Jr.

The Power of Flannery O’Connor

Collected Works by Flannery O'Connor, edited by Sally Fitzgerald

The Art and Vision of Flannery O’Connor by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.

The Comedy of Redemption: Christian Faith and Comic Vision in Four American Novelists by Ralph C. Wood

Flannery O’Connor: The Imagination of Extremity by Frederick Asals


Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

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.

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Frederick C. Crews is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Follies of the Wise: Dissenting Essays.

Natalie Zemon Davis is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton and Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the author most recently of Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. (May 2008)

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 leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford ( and is writing a book about free speech.

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)

Jasper Griffin is Emeritus Professor of Classical Literature and a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His books include Homer on Life and Death.