Farce & Philosophy

Stories & Remarks by Raymond Queneau, with a preface by Michel Leiris, translated and with an introduction by Marc Lowenthal

The Bark Tree[Le Chiendent] by Raymond Queneau, translated from the French by Barbara Wright

Odile by Raymond Queneau,translated from the French by Carol Sanders

Raymond Queneau (1985) by Allen Thiher

Exercises in Style by Raymond Queneau,translated from the French by Barbara Wright

Zazie[Zazie dans le métro] by Raymond Queneau, translated from the French by Barbara Wright

å?uvres complètes, Volume One by Raymond Queneau, edited by Claude Debon

We Always Treat Women Too Well [On est toujours trop bon avec les femmes] by Raymond Queneau. translated from the French by Barbara Wright

The Heroes of Kwangju

Kwangju Diary: Beyond Death, Beyond the Darkness of the Age by Lee Jai-eui, translated from the Korean by Kap Su Seol and Nick Mamatas

The Kwangju Uprising: Eyewitness Press Accounts of Korea’s Tiananmen edited by Henry Scott-Stokesand Lee Jai-eui, with a foreword by President Kim Dae-jung

Star Trek

Cardano’s Cosmos: The Worlds and Works of a Renaissance Astrologer by Anthony Grafton

Giordano Bruno and Renaissance Science by Hilary Gatti

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel

The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories by J.L. Heilbron

Intensive Care

The Diagnosis by Alan Lightman

Einstein’s Dreams by Alan Lightman

Good Benito by Alan Lightman

Dance for Two by Alan Lightman

The World Seen and Half-Seen

The Hill Bachelors by William Trevor

Death in Summer (1998) by William Trevor

After Rain (1996) by William Trevor

Excursions in the Real World (1994) by William Trevor

Felicia’s Journey (1994) by William Trevor

The Collected Stories (1993) by William Trevor

Two Lives (1991) by William Trevor

Nights at the Alexandra (1987) by William Trevor

Fools of Fortune (1983) by William Trevor

The Great Narayan

The English Teacher (1945) by R.K. Narayan

Swami and Friends (1935) by R.K. Narayan

The Bachelor of Arts (1937) with an introductionby Graham Greene

The Dark Room (1938) by R.K. Narayan

Mr. Sampath: The Printer of Malgudi (1949) by R.K. Narayan

Waiting for the Mahatma (1955) by R.K. Narayan

The Vendor of Sweets (1967) by R.K. Narayan

The Painter of Signs (1977) by R.K. Narayan

My Dateless Diary: An American Journey (1988) by R.K. Narayan

The Financial Expert (1952) by R.K. Narayan

The Guide (1958) by R.K. Narayan

My Days (1973) by R.K. Narayan

Malgudi Days (1982) by R.K. Narayan


Paul Berman is the author of A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968. (October 2001)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at

Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.

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.”

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. His latest book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. The Lunatic, his new ­volume of poetry, and The Life of Images, a book of his selected prose, were published in April.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.