The Thing Itself: On the Search for Authenticity

By Richard Todd ’62. New York City: Riverhead Press, 2008. 253 pp. $24.95 hardcover.

James Merrill: Knowing Innocence

By Reena Sastri ’94. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. 244 pp. $110 hardcover.

Professional and Biographical Information

Degrees Ph.D., Harvard University, (1960) M.A., Harvard University (1956) A.B., Amherst College (1953) Research Interests I am interested in English poetry and fiction from the past few centuries with emphasis on the twentieth century. Teaching Interests I teach modern American poetry, major English writers from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, Shakespeare, and a seminar on twentieth-century Anglo-American critics.