In Search of North Africa

Saints of the Atlas by Ernest Gellner

Revolution and Political Leadership: Algeria 1954-1968 by William B. Quandt

Wolves in the City: The Death of French Algeria by Paul Henissart

The Battle of Algiers directed by Gillo Pontecorvo

Change at Shebika: Report from a North African Village by Jean Duvignaud

Ramparts of Clay written by Jean Duvignaud, directed by Jean-Louis Bertuccelli

Brautigan Was Here

The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by Richard Brautigan

A Confederate General from Big Sur by Richard Brautigan

Trout Fishing in America, The Pill versus the Springhill Mine Disaster, In Watermelon Sugar (Three works in one volume) and Richard Brautigan

The Eyes Have It

The Measurement of Sensation: A Critique of Perceptual Psychophysics by C. Wade Savage

Selective History of Theories of Visual Perception: 1650-1950 by Nicholas Pastore

The Intelligent Eye by R.L. Gregory

Eye and Brain: The Psychology of Seeing by R.L. Gregory

The World Through Blunted Sight by Patrick Trevor-Roper

Muhammad Speaks

Classical Islam: A History 600 A.D.-1258 A.D. by G.E. von Grunebaum, translated by Katherine Watson

The Cambridge History of Islam, Volume I: The Central Islamic Lands, Volume II: The Further Islamic Lands; Islamic Society and Civilization edited by P.M. Holt, edited by Ann K.S. Lambton, edited by Bernard Lewis

A History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry

The Fihrist of al-Nadim: A Tenth-Century Survey of Muslim Culture translated by Bayard Dodge

Arabic and Persian Poems in English by Omar S. Pound


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.

Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”

F. W. Dupee was a literary critic and essayist. Dupee was a founding editor of The Partisan Review and literary editor of The New Masses. He taught at Bowdoin, Bard and Columbia.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.