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Ruth Yeazell
January 1981
Alice James (1848-1892) was the sister of Henry and William James, as literary as her more famous brothers, but–as was typical for a Victorian woman–never formally educated and thus deprived of any opportunity for a normal “career.” In her introductory biographical essay, Professor Ruth...
Lawrence Manley
July 1980
Harold Bloom
May 1980
This dazzling book is at once an indispensable guide to Stevens’s poetic canon and a significant addition to the literature on the American Romantic movement. It gives authoritative readings of the major long poems and sequences of Stevens and deals at length with the important shorter works...
Bob Woodward
December 1979
The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices—maneuvering, arguing, politicking, compromising, and making decisions that...
Susan Hartman
January 1979
Steven Brill
October 1978
A GRIPPING CHRONICLE OF THE ARMY THAT KEEPS AMERICA MOVING - OR CAN STOP IT OVERNIGHT! They control the lion’s share of American wealth. They are on of the largest private sources of real estate investment capital in the world. Their very name stirs whispers of corruption, racketeering,...
John Crowley
January 1978
This is Crowley’s second novel, describing a world in which genetically engineered animals are given a variety of human characteristics. Painter is a leo, a combination of man and lion; Reynard, a character derived from medieval European fable, is part fox.
Leslie Brisman
January 1978
Louise Glück
June 1976
Bob Woodward
May 1976
“An extraordinary work of reportage on the epic political story of our time” (Newsweek)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize-winning coauthors of All the President’s Men. The Final Days is the #1 New York Times bestselling, classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon’s...
John Crowley
June 1975
Harold Bloom
January 1975
In print for twenty-seven years, A Map of Misreading serves as a companion volume to Bloom’s other seminal work, The Anxiety of Influence. In this finely crafted text, Bloom offers instruction in how to read a poem, using his theory that patterns of imagery in poems represent both a response...
Bob Woodward
June 1974
“The work that brought down a presidency…perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history” (Time)—from Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Final Days.  The most devastating political detective story of the century: two Washington Post ...
Claude Rawson
June 1973
Rawson is primarily concerned with “unofficial” energies that work below the surface of Swift’s conscious themes. He investigates the connections between these energies and certain extremist writers of later periods, including Breton, Mailer, and Yeats, as well as the underlying similarities...
Claude Rawson
January 1972
Rawson focuses on the various disruptive forces in the literary culture of the Augustan period. Among other topics, he treats the crises in stylistic “urbanity” and in the “mock-heroic” styles of this fascinating period.
Louise Glück
January 1968
This is the first collection of poems by Louise Glück, who was born in 1943 in New York. In 1967 she received a Rockefeller Foundation grant for her poetry. Her poems deal in wastelands, the lost lives of cripples, the hopeless and loveless; yet her landscapes have a stern beauty, a mythic size...
Marie Borroff
January 1967
King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table are in the middle of a Christmas feast when a green-skinned knight offers them a simple but deadly challenge. A challenge the brave Sir Gawain quickly, and fatefully, accepts.