Sylvia Plath’s Apotheosis

Letters Home: Correspondence 1950-1963 by Sylvia Plath, selected and edited by Aurelia Schober Plath

Sylvia Plath: Method and Madness by Edward Butscher

Chapters in a Mythology: The Poetry of Sylvia Plath by Judith Kroll

Banks: The Politics of Debt

International Finance Financial Policies, Annual Report to the President and to the Congress The National Advisory Council on International Monetary and

Report on Developing Countries’ External Debt and Debt Relief Provided by the United States

Security Supporting Assistance for Zaire Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing, US Senate

Covert Action in Chile, 1963-73 Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities United States Senate, Staff Report of the Select Committee to Study

Hitchcock Laughs

The Strange Case of Alfred Hitchcock by Raymond Durgnat

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock by Robert A. Harris and Michael S. Lasky

Family Plot directed by Alfred Hitchcock


Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

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

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard, and Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

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)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.