Death and Its History

L’Homme devant la mort fall of 1979) by Philippe Ariès

Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present by Philippe Ariès, translated by Patricia M. Ranum


The Iron Staircase by Georges Simenon, translated by Eileen Ellenbogen

The Girl with the Squint by Georges Simenon, translated by Helen Thomson

The Family Lie by Georges Simenon, translated by Isabel Quigly

Maigret’s Pipe by Georges Simenon, translated by Jean Stewart

Maigret and the Hotel Majestic by Georges Simenon, translated by Caroline Hillier

The Scientist as Conformist

Soviet Science by Zhores A. Medvedev

Scientists under Hitler: Politics and the Physics Community in the Third Reich by Alan D. Beyerchen

Proletarian Science? The Case of Lysenko by Dominique Lecourt, translated by Ben Brewster

The Wizard of Oc

Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Barbara Bray

Life in Renaissance France by Lucien Febvre, edited and translated by Marian Rothstein

The Community of the Village: A Study in the History of the Family and Village Life in Fourteenth-Century England by Edward Britton

The Lesson of Thomas More

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 2: The History of King Richard III edited by Richard S. Sylvester

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 3 (Part I): Translations of Lucian edited by Craig R. Thompson

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 4: Utopia edited by Edward Surtz, edited by S. J. and J. H. Hexter

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 5: Responsio ad Lutherum edited by John M. Headley, translated by Sister Scholastica Mandeville

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 8: The Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer edited by Louis A. Schuster, edited by Richard C. Marius, edited by James P. Lusardi, edited by Richard J. Schoeck

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 12: A Dialogue of Comfort against Tribulation edited by Louis L. Martz, edited by Frank Manley

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 13: Treatise on the Passion; Treatise on the Blessed Body; Instructions and Prayers edited by Garry E. Haupt

The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume 14 (Parts I and I): De Tristitia Christi edited by Clarence H. Miller

Utopia by Thomas More, translated and edited by Robert M. Adams

The Not So Light Fantastic

Innocent Eréndira and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa

A Manual for Manuel by Julio Cortázar, translated by Gregory Rabassa

The Last Intellectual

Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings by Walter Benjamin, edited by Peter Demetz, translated by Edmund Jephcott


Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

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.”

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

Marshall Frady’s books include Wallace, Billy Graham, Southerners, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, and, most recently, Martin Luther King, Jr. He is currently writing a biography of Fidel Castro. (February 2004)

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

David Joravsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern. His books include The Lysenko Affairand Russian Psychology: A Critical History.

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.

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

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