How to Wreck the Economy

America’s New Beginning: A Program for Economic Recovery Budget from the Executive Office of the President/Office of Management and

Fiscal Year 1982 Budget Revisions Budget from the Executive Office of the President/Office of Management and

The Poet-Logician

“Camille Pissarro, 1830-1903” August 9, 1981 an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, May 19, 1981, to

Pissarro of Fine Arts, Boston catalogue issued by the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Museum

Camille Pissarro: A Catalogue of the Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Richard Brettell and Christopher Lloyd

Pissarro: His Life and Work by Ralph E. Shikes and Paula Harper

The Archaeology of Foucault

Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault, edited by Colin Gordon, translated by Colin Gordon and Leo Marshall and John Mepham and Kate Soper

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

Lifetime by Scott Sommer

Ellis Island and Other Stories by Mark Helprin

Hide and Seek

The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry (The 1893 Text) by Walter Pater, edited by Donald L. Hill

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

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.

Peter Partner’s books include Arab Voices and The Pope’s Men: The Papal Service in the Renaissance. His new book, God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam, has been published in the United Kingdom. (February 1998)

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.

Lester Thurow is Professor of Economics and Management at MIT and the former Dean of the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of The Zero-Sum Society, Head to Head, and The Future of Capitalism. (February 1998)

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.

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