Lettuce and Tomatoes

A Piece of Lettuce: Personal Essays on Books, Beliefs, American Places, and Growing Up in a Strange Country by George P. Elliott

Waiting for the End by Leslie A. Fielder


The Day of the Lion: The Life and Death of Fascist Italy 1922-1945 by Roy MacGregor-Hastie

Mussolini and Italian Fascism by S. William Halperin

Mussolini: A Study in Power by Ivone Kirkpatrick

French Travelers in Early America

Journey into Northern Pennsylvania and the State of New York by Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de Crèvecoeur

Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 Notes by History and Culture by Marquis de Chastellux, A Revised Translation with Introduction and Howard C. Rice Jr.

Lady Ott

Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell by Lady Ottoline Morrell, edited by Robert Gathorne-Hardy


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

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.

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

Marius Bewley (1916–1973) was a British-American literary critic. Educated at Cambridge, Bewley taught English literature at Rutgers and was an advisory editor atThe Hudson Review.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Philip Rahv (1908–1973) was an American literary critic. Rahv was a founding editor of Partisan Review. His works include Image and Idea and Literature and the Sixth Sense.

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.