Cinderella in Reverse

Freshwater: A Comedy by Virginia Woolf, edited by Lucio P. Ruotolo

The Letters of Virginia Woolf Volume I: 1888-1912 edited by Nigel Nicolson, edited by Joanne Trautman

Virginia Woolf and Her World by John Lehmann

The American Revolution: Was There “A People”?

A New Age Now Begins: A People’s History of the American Revolution by Page Smith

1776, Year of Illusions by Thomas Fleming

Empire or Independence, 1770-1776: A British-American Dialogue on the Coming of the American Revolution by Ian R. Christie and Benjamin W. Labaree

A People Numerous and Armed: Reflections on the Military Struggle for American Independence by John Shy

In the Common Cause: American Response to the Coercive Acts of 1774 by David Ammerman

The Politics of Command in the American Revolution by Jonathan G. Rossie

Party Politics in the Continental Congress by H. James Henderson

The Spirit of ’76: The Growth of American Patriotism Before Independence by Carl Bridenbaugh

A Cultural History of the American Revolution by Kenneth Silverman

American Art 1750-1800: Towards Independence Yale University Art Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum and Charles F. Montgomery and Patricia E. Kane general editors

The Enlightenment in America by Henry May

Hi ho, Silver!

Six Guns and Society: A Structural Study of the Western by Will Wright

The Missouri Breaks directed by Arthur Penn

Buffalo Bill and the Indians directed by Robert Altman

American Plastic: The Matter of Fiction

Writing Degree Zero and Elements of Semiology by Roland Barthes

S/Z by Roland Barthes, translated by Richard Miller

The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes, translated by Richard Miller

The New Fiction: Interviews with Innovative American Writers by Joe David Bellamy

Come Back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme

Snow White by Donald Barthelme

Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts by Donald Barthelme

City Life by Donald Barthelme

Sadness by Donald Barthelme

Guilty Pleasures by Donald Barthelme

The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme

The Little Disturbances of Man: Stories of Men and Women at Love by Grace Paley

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute by Grace Paley

Omensetter’s Luck by William Gass

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country by William Gass

The Floating Opera by John Barth

The End of the Road by John Barth

The Sot-Weed Factor by John Barth

Giles Goat-Boy by John Barth

Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth

Chimera by John Barth

V. by Thomas Pynchon

The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Musical Rx for a Political Season

Francesco Landini by Thomas Binkley director and lutenist and Andrea von Ramm soprano and Richard Levitt countertenor and Sterling Jones stringed instruments

Guillaume de Machaut: Chansons I and Chansons II (2 records) by Thomas Binkley director and lutenist and Andrea von Ramm soprano and Richard Levitt countertenor and Sterling Jones stringed instruments. Studio for Early Music, Cologne. EMI Records

Coming Up for Air

Sweet William by Beryl Bainbridge

Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Selected Stories by Nadine Gordimer

Jill by Philip Larkin


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

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.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

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.

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

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