Prisoner of Love by Jean Genet, translated by Barbara Bray, Introduction by Edmund White
Jazz by Toni Morrison
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison
Magritte an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, May 21August 2;. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 9November 22;. The Menil Collection, Houston, December 15, 1992February 21, 1993;. The Art Institute, Chicago, March 16May 30, 1993
Magritte: The Silence of the World by David Sylvester
Magritte catalog of the exhibition by Sarah Whitfield
René Magritte: Catalogue Raisonné; Vol I: Oil Paintings 19161930 by David Sylvester, by Sarah Whitfield, edited by David Sylvester
The Call of the Toad by Günter Grass, translated by Ralph Manheim
Vita and Harold: The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson edited by Nigel Nicolson
Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy by George F. Will
Britons: Forging the Nation 17071837 by Linda Colley
The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century by Peter Linebaugh
Shakespeare The Later Years by Russell Fraser
Politics, Plague, and Shakespeare’s Theater: The Stuart Years by Leeds Barroll
Disfiguring: Art, Architecture, Religion by Mark C. Taylor
The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today by Helena Cronin
The Miner’s Canary by Niles Eldredge
On Methuselah’s Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions by Peter Douglas Ward
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 Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.
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.
Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley: The Pursuit (published by NYRB Classics), which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974; Coleridge: Early Visions, winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year award; Dr Johnson & Mr Savage, which won the 1993 James Tait Black Prize; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, which won the 1990 Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award. His other works include Footsteps (1985) and Sidetracks (2000). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992. He is also a professor of biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.
Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.
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.