To the Editors:

Professor Anthony Grafton will deliver the nineteenth annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture at 6:30 PM on Monday, November 10, in the Skylight Room of the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street). The subject is “The Crisis in Reading.” Grafton is the Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton and the author of Worlds Made by Words, The Footnote: A Curious History, and numerous other works, as well as a frequent contributor to The New York Review, The New Republic, and other journals. Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, these lectures honor the late critic, editor, and political writer Irving Howe (1920–1993), who taught at the City University of New York from 1963 to 1986. They are made possible by a generous gift from the late Max Palevsky and are free and open to the public. For additional information please call (212) 817-2005 or consult the website of the Center for the Humanities,

Morris Dickstein
Center for the Humanities
CUNY Graduate Center
New York City