Lear, Far and Near

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel catalog of the exhibition by Scott Wilcox, with contributions by Eva Bowerman, Clay Dean, Morna O'Neill, Stephen Vella, and Emily Weeks.

Edward Lear and the Art of Travel an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, September 20, 2000–January 14, 2001

Myths of the Balkans

The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804–1999 by Misha Glenny

Explaining Yugoslavia by John B. Allcock

The Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower


Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray edited by Albert Murray and John F. Callahan

The Marvels of Walter Benjamin

Selected Writings, Volume 1: 1913-1926 Edmund Jephcott, Harry Zohn, and others. by Walter Benjamin, edited by Marcus Bullock, edited by Michael W. Jennings. Translated from the German by Rodney Livingstone, Stanley Corngold,

Selected Writings,Volume 2: 1927-1934 by Walter Benjamin, edited by Michael W. Jennings, edited by Howard Eiland, edited by Gary Smith. Translated from the German by Rodney Livingstone and others.

The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, Translated from the German and French by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin

Disabled Lives: Who Cares?

Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality, and Dependency by Eva Feder Kittay

Life As We Know It:A Father, a Family, and an Exceptional Child by Michael Bérubé

Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do About It by Joan Williams

Night Vision

The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays by Lionel Trilling, edited and with an introduction by Leon Wieseltier


J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of seventeen works of fiction, as well as ­numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. (September 2019)

Richard Crampton is Professor of East European History and Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is the author of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, The Balkans Since the Second World War, and a number of histories of Bulgaria. (June 2005)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

Pete Hamill worked for almost four decades on newspapers, and served as Editor-in-Chief of both the New York Post and the New York Daily News. He has published fifteen books, including eight novels, of which the most recent is Diego Rivera. (January 2001)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

Daniel Mendelsohn is Editor-at-Large at The New York ­Review and Professor of Humanities at Bard. His new collection of essays, ­Ecstasy and Terror: From the Greeks to Game of Thrones, will be published in October.
 (April 2019)

Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 2020)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (March 2020)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (August 2020)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.