People vs. Butcher by Eliot Asinof

Police Power by Paul Chevigny

Varieties of Police Behavior by James Q. Wilson

The Police: A Sociological Study of Law, Custom and Morality by William A. Westley

Ghosts and Others

Adam and the Train: Two Novels by Heinrich Böll

Whitewater by Paul Horgan

The Dick by Bruce Jay Friedman

The Ghost of Henry James by David Plante

Violence, Anarchy, and Alexander Berkman

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist: Studies in the Libertarian and Utopian Tradition by Alexander Berkman, with an Introduction by Kenneth Rexroth

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist: Studies in the Libertarian and Utopian Tradition by Alexander Berkman, with an Introductory Note by Hutchins Hapgood, a new Introduction by Paul Goodman

Spanish Holocaust

The Tears of the Indians by Bartolomé de Las Casas, translated by John Philips

The Life of Las Casas by Sir Arthur Helps

The Chronicles of Michoacán translated and edited by Eugene R. Craine and Reginald C. Reindorp

Gold, Glory, and the Gospel by Louis B. Wright

The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming

A New Era in Shakespeare Criticism?

Johnson on Shakespeare edited by Arthur Sherbo, with an Introduction by Bertrand H. Bronson

Shakespearian and other Studies by F.P. Wilson, edited by Helen Gardner

Shakespeare the Craftsman by M.C. Bradbrook

Shakespeare: The Pattern in his Carpet by Francis Fergusson

The Tragic Engagement: A Study of Shakespeare’s Classical Tragedies by Judah Stampfer

The Tiger’s Heart: Eight Essays on Shakespeare by Herbert Howarth

Motiveless Malignity by Louis Auchincloss

Macbeth and the Players by Dennis Bartholomeusz

The Pillar of the World: Antony and Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Development by Julian Markels

Iago: Some Approaches to the Illusion of his Motivation by Stanley Edgar Hyman

Reinterpretations of Elizabethan Drama edited by Norman Rabkin

An Essay on Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Stephen Booth

Shakespeare’s Verbal Art in Th’Expence of Spirit by Roman Jakobson and Lawrence G. Jones


W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at Oxford. His books include Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1830 and, most recently, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion.
 (May 2019)

Richard A. Falk is Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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.

Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.