The Starved Self

The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa by Hilde Bruch

The Best Little Girl in the World by Steven Levenkron

Self-Starvation: From Individual to Family Therapy in the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa by Mara Selvini Palazzoli

Psychosomatic Families: Anorexia Nervosa in Context by Salvador Minuchin and Bernice L. Rosman and Lester Baker

The Pessimist

The Hoffa Wars: Teamsters, Rebels, Politicians, and the Mob by Dan E. Moldea

The Teamsters by Steven Brill

A Professional Sage

Coomaraswamy: Selected Papers Vol. 1: Traditional Art and Symbolism Vol. 2: Metaphysics edited by Roger Lipsey

Coomaraswamy Vol. 3: His Life and Work by Roger Lipsey

Love and War

The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford

Hunt by A. Alvarez

Dubin’s Lives by Bernard Malamud

Understanding Islam

The Miraculous Journey of Mahomet: Mirâj Nâmeh introduction and commentaries by Marie-Rose Séguy

La géographie humaine du monde musulman jusqu’au milieu du 11e siècle by André Miquel

Islam and the Arab World edited by Bernard Lewis

Islam from the Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinople Vol. I: Politics and War edited and translated by Bernard Lewis

Islam from the Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinople Vol. II: Religion and Society edited and translated by Bernard Lewis

The Mediaeval Islamic Underworld: The Banû Sâsân in Arabic Society and Literature by C.E. Bosworth

The Classical Heritage in Islam by Franz Rosenthal, translated by Emile Marmorstein and Jenny Marmorstein

The Camel and the Wheel by Richard W. Bulliet

The Matter of Araby in Medieval England by Dorothee Metlitzki

Remembered, Recovered, Invented
by Bernard Lewis

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World by Patricia Crone and Michael Cook


Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early 
Christianity. (September 2020)

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

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

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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 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.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.