Simple French Food by Richard Olney

Mediterranean Cooking by Paula Wolfert

The Carter Family Favorites Cookbook by Ceil Dyer

Feast Without Fuss by Lady Pamela Harlech

Irish Countryhouse Cooking compiled by Rosie Tinne

The Cookery of England by Elisabeth Ayrton

The Taste of America by John Hess and Karen Hess

Paul Bocuse’s French Cooking by Paul Bocuse

Revolutionizing French Cooking by Roy Andries de Groot

Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

Dietary Goals for the United States Needs, United States Senate prepared by the Staff of the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human

Food in Chinese Culture: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives edited by K.C. Chang

The New French Cooking: Minceur Cuisine Extraordinaire by Armand Aulicino

The King

The Private Elvis by May Mann

My Life With Elvis: The Fond Memories of a Fan Who Became Elvis’s Private Secretary by Becky Yancey and Cliff Linedecker

Elvis: A Biography by Jerry Hopkins

Elvis: What Happened? by Red West and Sonny West and Dave Hebler, as told to Steve Dunleavy

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Charles V: Elected Emperor and Hereditary Ruler by Manuel Fernández Alvarez, translated by J.A. Lalaguna

Philip II of Spain by Peter Pierson

The Young Mazarin by Georges Dethan, translated by Stanley Baron

The Cult of Elizabeth: Elizabethan Portraiture and Pageantry by Roy Strong

Molière in New York

Tartuffe by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Stephen Porter

The Misanthrope by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Bill Gile

The Learned Ladies by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur


Speaking Pictures edited by Milton Klonsky

The Renaissance Imagination: Essays and Lectures by D.J. Gordon, edited by Stephen Orgel


Renata Adler was born in Milan and raised in Connecticut. She received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr, an M.A. from Harvard, a D.d’E.S. from the Sorbonne, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and an LL.D. (honorary) from Georgetown. Adler became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1963 and, except for a year as the chief film critic of The New York Times, remained at The New Yorker for the next four decades. Her books include A Year in the Dark (1969); Toward a Radical Middle (1970); Reckless Disregard: Westmoreland v. CBS et al., Sharon v. Time (1986); Canaries in the Mineshaft (2001); Gone: The Last Days of The New Yorker (1999); Irreparable Harm: The U.S. Supreme Court and The Decision That Made George W. Bush President (2004); and the novels Speedboat (1976; winner of the Ernest Hemingway Award for Best First Novel) and Pitch Dark (1983).

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Peter France is Professor Emeritus of French at the University of Edinburgh and the editor of The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French. The poem in the May 8, 2014 issue is included in Poems of Osip Mandelstam, translated and with a foreword by Peter France, to be published by New Directions in June 2014. 
(May 2014)

Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

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.

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