Roots by Alex Haley
Roots by Alex Haley
Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt by Joseph Frank
Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics by Mikhail Bakhtin, translated by R. W. Rotsel
Dostoevsky and His Devils by Václav Cerny, translated by F. W. Galan, with an afterword by Josef Skvorecky
Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary by Marina Warner
The Virgin by Geoffrey Ashe
Winifred Wagner a film directed by Hans Jürgen Syberberg
The Wagner Family Albums by Wolf Siegfried Wagner, translated by Susanne Flatauer
Richard Wagner in Bayreuth by Hans Mayer, translated by Jack Zipes
Wagner: A Documentary Study edited by Herbert Barth and Dietrich Mack and Egon Voss, translated by P.R.J. Ford and Mary Whittall
Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings edited, and with an introduction and Susan Sontag, translated by Helen Weaver
The Challenge of the American Revolution by Edmund S. Morgan
The Meaning of Independence: Adams, Washington and Jefferson by Edmund S. Morgan
Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue by Merrill D. Peterson
The Character of John Adams by Peter Shaw
The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, edited by Jess Stein
George Washington: A Biography by Washington Irving, edited by Charles Neider
Jefferson: A Revealing Biography by Page Smith
The Takeover by Muriel Spark
Sleep It Off, Lady by Jean Rhys
Lovers and Tyrants by Francine du Plessix Gray
Vico and Herder: Two Studies in the History of Ideas by Isaiah Berlin
Reflections on Language by Noam Chomsky
On Noam Chomsky: Critical Essays edited by Gilbert Harman
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.
V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.
Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.
Bernard Williams (1929–2003) was Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include *Problems of the Self*, *Moral Luck*, *Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy*, and *Truth and Truthfulness*.
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)