Dante Agonistes

The Divine Comedy, Inferno by Dante Alighieri, translated, with a commentary and Charles S. Singleton

The Divine Comedy, Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri, translated, with a commentary and Charles S. Singleton

The Divine Comedy, Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, translated, with a commentary and Charles S. Singleton

What Rules America?

The Personal Distribution of Income and Wealth edited by James D. Smith

The Bohemian Grove and Other Retreats: A Study in Ruling-Class Cohesiveness by G. William Domhoff

Numero Uno

Chairman Mao Talks to the People, Talks and Letters: 1956-1971 edited by Stuart Schram, translated by John Chinnery and Tieyun

The Second Chinese Revolution by K.S. Karol, translated by Mervyn Jones

The World and China, 1922-1972 by John Gittings

You Can Get There From Here by Shirley MacLaine

The Model of a Modern Modernist

The Making of Modern Drama by Richard Gilman

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick by Peter Handke, translated by Michael Roloff

Short Letter, Long Farewell by Peter Handke, translated by Ralph Manheim

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams: A Life Story by Peter Handke, translated by Ralph Manheim

The Innerworld of the Outerworld of the Innerworld by Peter Handke, translated and with a postscript by Michael Roloff

Gael in Wonderland

The Poor Mouth: A Bad Story About a Hard Life by Flann O'Brien, translated by Patrick C. Power

The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien

Gorgeous Sills

The Siege of Corinth by Gioacchino Rossini, libretto by Luigi Balocchi and Alexander Soumet, conducted by Thomas Schippers. at the Metropolitan Opera

Mawrdew Czgowchwz by James McCourt


Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

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

William H. Gass (1924–2017) was an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and taught philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012).

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

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.

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)