Historical Dictionary of American Slang (Volume I, A-G) edited by J.E. Lighter
I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin January-April 1994; Art Institute of Chicago, April-July 1994; Cincinnati Art Museum, July 28-October 9, 1994; Baltimore Museum of Art, October 26-December 31, 1994; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin catalog edited by Judith E. Stein
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series Birmingham Museum, July 10-September 4, 1994; St. Louis Art Museum, September 30-November 27, 1994; Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 12-April 11, 1995; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25-June 25, 199 exhibition at the Phillips Collection, September 1993-January 1994;
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series catalog edited by Elizabeth Hutton Turner
Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence: Thirty Years of Prints (1963-1993), A Catalogue Raisonné Washington catalog of the exhibition at Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle,, essay by Patricia Hills, edited by Peter Nesbett
A History of African-American Artists From 1792 to the Present by Romare Bearden, by Harry Henderson
The Emergence of the African-American Artist: Robert S. Duncanson, 1821-1872 by Joseph D. Ketner
A Facsimile Edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls James M. Robinson prepared with an introduction and index by Robert H. Eisenman and
The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncovered: The First Complete Translation and Interpretation of 50 Key Documents Withheld for Over 35 Years by Robert H. Eisenman, by Michael Wise
The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception by Michael Baigent, by Richard Leigh
Jesus & the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Unlocking the Secrets of His Life Story by Barbara Thiering
Understanding the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Reader from the ‘Biblical Archaeology Review’ edited by Hershel Shanks
Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls by Joseph A. Fitzmyer S.J.
Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Learned Hand: The Man and the Judge by Gerald Gunther
The Collected Stories by Grace Paley
The Hidden Force by Louis Couperus, translated by Alexander Teixera de Mattos
Birds in Literature by Leonard Lutwack
From Palace to Prison: Inside the Iranian Revolution by Ehsan Naraghi, translated by Nilon Mobasser
Death Plus Ten Years by Roger Cooper
Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians edited by Lawrence Cohn
The Land Where the Blues Began by Alan Lomax
King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton by Stephen Calt, by Gayle Wardlow
Searching for Robert Johnson by Peter Guralnick
Love in Vain:A Vision of Robert Johnson by Alan Greenberg
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
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.”
Ann Hulbert is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford. She is currently at work on a book about twentieth-century American child-rearing experts. (June 1998)
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.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
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.
Czesław Miłosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.