Thy Neighbor’s Wife by Gay Talese
Part of Nature, Part of Us: Modern American Poets by Helen Vendler
Harvard Guide to Contemporary American Writing edited by Daniel Hoffman
American Light: The Luminist Movement 1850-1875 edited by John Wilmerding
Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875 by Barbara Novak
The Journey to the West Volumes 1 and 2 translated and edited by Anthony C. Yu
Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology by Daniel C. Dennett
I Love: The Story of Vladimir Mayakovsky and Lili Brik by Ann Charters and Samuel Charters
Brik and Mayakovsky by Vahan D. Barooshian
Freddy’s Book by John Gardner
The Girl in a Swing by Richard Adams
Main Currents of Marxism: Its Rise, Growth and Dissolution by Leszek Kolakowski, translated by P.S. Falla
An Ungovernable People: The English and Their Law in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries edited by John Brewer, edited by John Styles
Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.
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 Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.
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.
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.