Elegy for Iris by John Bayley
Elegy for Iris by John Bayley
Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse
Cabiria e il suo tempo edited by Paolo Bertetto, by Gianni Rondolino
Griffithiana: The Journal of Film History edited by Davide Turconi
Secrets by Nuruddin Farah
In the Firing Line: War and Children’s Rights by Amnesty International UK
The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top-Secret Talks with Beijing and Moscow edited by William Burr
The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic October 6, 1998-June 6, 1999; and the Morgan Library, New York, September 16, 1999-January 2, 2000 an exhibition at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California,
The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic by John Rhodehamel, foreword by Gordon S. Wood
The Black Death and the Transformation of the West by David Herlihy, edited and with an introduction by Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.
Fall of the New Class: A History of Communism’s Self-Destruction by Milovan Djilas, edited by Vasilije Kalezic, Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by John Loud
The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome by Ingrid Rowland
The Ufa Story: A History of Germany’s Greatest Film Company 1918-1945 by Klaus Kreimeier, translated by Robert Kimber, by Rita Kimber
The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife by Eric Rentschler
Der Bewegte Mann (Maybe Maybe Not) (1994) a film by Sönke Wortmann
Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996 by Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney by Helen Vendler
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Joel E. Cohen, the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations at Rockefeller and Columbia, is the co-editor and co-author most recently of International Perspectives on the Goals of Universal Basic and Secondary Education. (April 2012)
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.
Ian Buruma is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism 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 latest book, Year Zero: A History of 1945 was published in September 2013.
Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
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.