The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer
The Nature of Horses: Exploring Equine Evolution, Intelligence, and Behavior by Stephen Budiansky
Exchanging Hats: Paintings by Elizabeth Bishop, edited by William Benton
Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell by David Kalstone, edited by Robert Hemenway, afterword by James Merrill
One Art: Letters by Elizabeth Bishop, selected and edited by Robert Giroux
Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It by Brett C. Millier
Herman Melville: A Biography, Volume 1, 1819-1851 by Hershel Parker
A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder by Michael Pollan
Inventions of the March Hare: Poems 1909-1917 by T.S. Eliot, edited by Christopher Ricks
The Waste Land, the 75th anniversary edition by T.S. Eliot, with an afterword by Christopher Ricks
Europe: A History by Norman Davies
Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot by Antonia Fraser
The Concept of the Political by Carl Schmitt, translated and introduced by George Schwab, with a new foreword by Tracy B. Strong
The Leviathan in the State Theory of Thomas Hobbes: Meaning and Failure of a Political Symbol by Carl Schmitt, translated by George Schwab, translated by Erna Hilfstein
Roman Catholicism and Political Form by Carl Schmitt, translated by G.L. Ulmen
Glossarium: Aufzeichnungen der Jahre 1947-1951 by Carl Schmitt, edited by Eberhard Freiherr von Medem
Staat, Grossraum, Nomos: Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1916-1969 by Carl Schmitt, edited by Günther Maschke
Der Fall Carl Schmitt: Sein Aufstieg zum “Kronjuristen des Dritten Reiches” by Andreas Koenen
Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss: The Hidden Dialogue by Heinrich Meier, translated by J. Harvey Lomax, foreword by Joseph Cropsey
Die Lehre Carl Schmitts: Vier Kapitel zur Unterscheidung Politischer Theologie und Politischer Philosophie by Heinrich Meier
Der Katechon: Zu Carl Schmitts fundamentalistischer Kritik der Zeit by Günter Meuter
Carl Schmitt: Eine Biographie by Paul Noack
Die eigentlich katholische Verschärfung: Konfession, Theologie und Politik im Werk Carl Schmitts edited by Bernd Wacker
Palimpsest by Gore Vidal
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
Flying Home and Other Stories by Ralph Ellison, edited with an introduction by John F. Callahan
The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison edited with an introduction by John F. Callahan, preface by Saul Bellow
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.
Fiona Maccarthy is the author of biographies of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Lord Byron. Her most recent book, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, was published last year. (April 2013)
William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.
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.
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.
Andrew Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies at Columbia. His new books, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be and The Abolitionist Imagination, will be published in April. (February 2012)
Mark Lilla is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia and author of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics. His article in the April 25, 2013 issue will appear as the introduction to Against the Current by Isaiah Berlin, to be published in a new edition by Princeton University Press in May 2013.
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.