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Our Own Herrenvolk

The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 by George M. Fredrickson

In Red and Black: Marxian Explorations in Southern and Afro-American History by Eugene D. Genovese

In Johnson’s Bear Hug

Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 Editions, McGraw-Hill edited by Charles McC. Weis, edited by Frederick A. Pottle

The Correspondence and Other Papers of James Boswell Relating to the Making of the Life of Johnson, Vol. 2 Editions, McGraw-Hill edited by Marshall Waingrow

Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing by Paul Fussell

The Conversations of Dr. Johnson edited by Raymond Postgate

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (Collected Works, Vol. IX) by Samuel Johnson, edited by Mary Lascelles

Life of Savage by Samuel Johnson, edited by Clarence Tracy

The History of Rasselas by Samuel Johnson, edited by Geoffrey Tillotson, edited by Brian Jenkins

The Rambler (Collected Works, Vols. III, IV, V) by Samuel Johnson, edited by W.J. Bate, edited by Albrecht B. Strauss

Good-by Man

The Order of Things: An Archeology of the Human Sciences (A translation of Les Mots et les choses) by Michel Foucault

Contributors

Martin Bernal is Professor Emeritus of Government at Cornell. His controversial study of Ancient Greece, Black Athena, explores the origins of Hellenic culture and, in particular, the influence of Egypt and Phoenicia on the development of Ancient Greece.

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.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Edmund Keeley is Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English Emeritus at Princeton. His latest books are Borderlines: A Memoir and the novel Some Wine for Remembrance. (November 2007)

Robert Penn Warren was an American novelist, poet and critic.

Jack Richardson (1934–2012) was a playwright, novelist and drama critic. His 1960 play, The Prodigal, a retelling of Euripides’ Orestes, won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. Richardson wrote dramatic criticism for The New York Times, Esquire and Commentary and was a frequent contributor to The Review.

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.