Life in the Therapeutic State

At Odds: Women and the Family in America from the Revolution to the Present by Carl N. Degler

The History of Sexuality Volume I: An Introduction by Michel Foucault, translated by Robert Hurley

The Policing of Families by Jacques Donzelot, translated by Robert Hurley


The House on Prague Street by Hana Demetz

The Missing Years by Walter Laqueur

The Half Jew by Robert Beauvais, translated by Harold J. Salemson

The Lead Soldiers by Uri Orlev, translated by Hillel Halkin

No. 12 Kaiserhofstrasse by Valentin Senger, translated by Ralph Manheim

Of Blood and Hope by Samuel Pisar

Deconstructing Deconstruction

Deconstruction and Criticism by Harold Bloom and Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida and Geoffrey H. Hartman and J. Hillis Miller

Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust by Paul de Man

West Bank Blues

The Palestinian Covenant and Its Meaning by Y. Harkabi

The Question of Palestine by Edward W. Said

My Home, My Prison by Raymonda Hawa Tawil


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy.
 (May 2016)

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

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.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

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.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.