Inventing Shakespeare

Reinventing Shakespeare: A Cultural History from the Restoration to the Present by Gary Taylor

Young Hamlet: Essays on Shakespeare’s Tragedies by Barbara Everett

Myriad-Minded Shakespeare: Essays, Chiefly on the Tragedies and Problem Comedies by E.A.J. Honigmann

Shakespearean Constitutions: Politics, Theatre, Criticism, 1730–1830 by Jonathan Bate

The Empire Strikes Back

Tiananmen: The Rape of Peking by Michael Fathers and Andrew Higgins

Tiananmen Square by Scott Simmie and Bob Nixon

Massacre in Beijing: The Events of 3–4 June, 1989 and Their Aftermath the Ad Hoc Study Group on Human Rights in China a report prepared by the International League for Human Rights and

Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June by Harrison E. Salisbury

June Four: A Chronicle of the Chinese Democratic Uprising by the photographers and reporters of the Ming Pao News, translated by Zi Jin and Qin Zhou

Beijing Spring photographs by David Turnley and Peter Turnley, text by Melinda Liu

Maugham’s Half & Half

Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham by Robert Calder

A Writer’s Notebook by W. Somerset Maugham

The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

The Narrow Corner by W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and Ale by W. Somerset Maugham


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.

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

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.