The Inferno of Dante A New Verse Translation by Robert Pinsky, bilingual edition, illustrated by Michael Mazur, with notes by Nicole Pinsky, foreword by John Freccero
‘The Russian Question’ at the End of the Twentieth Century by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, translated and annotated by Yermolai Solzhenitsyn
The End of Racism: Principles for a Multiracial Society by Dinesh D'Souza
Tiepolo and the Pictorial Intelligence by Svetlana Alpers, by Michael Baxandall
The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Palazzo Rezzonico, Venice edited by Jane Martineau, edited by Andrew Robison. Catalog of the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London;
Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography by David S. Reynolds
Complete Poetry and Collected Prose by Walt Whitman
Selected Letters of Walt Whitman edited by Edwin Haviland Miller
Constructing the German Walt Whitman by Walter Gründzweig
The Neglected Walt Whitman: Vital Texts edited by Sam Abrams
The Continuing Presence of Walt Whitman edited by Robert K. Martin
Isaiah Berlin by John Gray
Mozart: A Life by Maynard Solomon
Mozart and Posterity by Gernot Gruber, translated by K.S. Furness
Mozart: Portrait of a Genius by Norbert Elias, translated by Edmund Jephcott
On Mozart edited by James M. Morris
Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 17401780 by Daniel Heartz
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart by Georg Knepler, translated by J. Bradford Robinson
The Love Letter by Cathleen Schine
Selling War: The British Propaganda Campaign Against American ‘Neutrality’ in World War II by Nicholas John Cull
London at War by Philip Ziegler
Rich Relations: The American Occupation of Britain 19421945 by David Reynolds
For You, Lili Marlene: A Memoir of World War II by Robert Peters
That Mighty Sculptor, Time by Marguerite Yourcenar, translated by Walter Kaiser
How Many Years by Marguerite Yourcenar, translated by Maria Louise Ascher
A Blue Tale and Other Stories by Marguerite Yourcenar, translated by Alberto Manguel
Marguerite Yourcenar: Inventing a Life by Josyane Savigneau, translated by Joan E. Howard
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
Dolores Claiborne a film directed by Taylor Hackford
Rose Madder by Stephen King
If Men Were Angels: James Madison and the Heartless Empire of Reason by Richard K. Matthews
Mrs. Jordan’s Profession:The Actress and the Prince by Claire Tomalin
To Catch a Tartar: A Dissident in Lee Kuan Yew’s Prison by Francis T. Seow
Dare to Change: An Alternative Vision for Singapore by Dr. Chee Soon Juan
Human Rights Watch,
Alliance of Independent Journalists,
American Society of Newspaper Editors,
International Centre Against Censorship Article 19, et al.
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
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.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
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.
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 is the author of many books, including The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989. His most recent book is Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name. He is currently leading an Oxford University research project for the discussion of global free speech norms (www.freespeechdebate.com) and working on a book about free speech.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. His new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 will be published in 2013.
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He wrote the entry on Shakespeare in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. (December 2004)
Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.