Violent Places

The Stories of Breece D’J Pancake foreword by James Alan McPherson, afterword by John Casey

Ironweed by William Kennedy

Ruskin Our Contemporary?

The Wider Sea: A Life of John Ruskin by John Dixon Hunt

The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin edited by George Allan Cate

The Ruskin Polygon edited by John Dixon Hunt and Faith M. Holland

New Approaches to Ruskin: Thirteen Essays edited by Robert Hewison

Studies in Ruskin: Essays in Honor of Van Akin Burd edited by Robert E. Rhodes and Del Ivan Janik

Letters from the Continent 1858 edited by John Hayman

Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder by Elizabeth K. Helsinger

Ruskin and Venice by Jeanne Clegg

Ruskinian Gothic: The Architecture of Deane and Woodward, 1845-1861 by Eve Blau

The Poison Sky: Myth and Apocalypse in Ruskin by Raymond E. Fitch

Ruskin’s Maze: Mastery and Madness in His Art by Jay Fellows


John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Philip Gossett is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His reconstruction of Gustavo III, the original version of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, had its première at the Göteborg Opera in Sweden this past September. (March 2003)

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.

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)

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

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.

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)

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

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.

H. R. Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a British historian and the author of The Last Days of Hitler. He taught at Oxford, where he was the Regius Professor Modern History.