Private Lives

The Correspondence of Boris Pasternak and Olga Freidenberg, 1910-1954 complied and edited by Elliott Mossman, translated by Elliott Mossman and Margaret Wettlin

Star-Spangled History

The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 Woodward, general editor.) (Volume II of the Oxford History of the United States, C. Vann and Robert Middlekauff

Rite of Passage

Life After Marriage: Love in an Age of Divorce by A. Alvarez

Marriage, Love, Sex and Divorce by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy

Staying the Course

The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West

Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy by Rebecca West

The Young Rebecca: Writings of Rebecca West, 1911-1917 selected and introduced by Jane Marcus

1900 by Rebecca West

The Lower Depths

The Underclass by Ken Auletta

Shopping Bag Ladies: Homeless Women Speak About Their Lives by Ann Marie Rousseau

Recipient Characteristics Study: Aid to Families with Dependent Children Administration Office of Research and Statistics US Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security

Year One

The Heights of Power: An Essay on the Power Elite in France by Pierre Birnbaum, translated by Arthur Goldhammer

The Wheat and the Chaff by François Mitterrand, translated by Richard S. Woodward, translated by Concilia Hayter, translated by Helen R. Lane, With an introduction by William Styron

Problems of Contemporary French Politics by Dorothy Pickles


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

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

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.

Hugh Honour is the author, with John Fleming, of The Visual Arts: A History, which has recently been published in its sixth expanded edition. (November 2002)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)

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.

Edward W. Said is University Professor at Columbia University and the author of Orientalism and Culture and Imperialism. His The End of the Peace Process: Oslo and After was published last spring. Reflections on Exile will appear in early 2001. (November 2000)

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

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.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)