This book completes the series of volumes that contain archival forms
of the papers that Donald Knuth has written during a period of more
than fifty years. The first few chapters contain material that
"slipped through the cracks" and did not appear in any of the previous
eight volumes. The last few chapters contain complete lists of
everything that he ever published, together with finding aids by which
individual items can readily be located. In the middle are several
chapters of "table talk" that provide background for the entire
collection; these chapters are transcriptions of informal lunchtime
conversations that were recorded fifteen years ago. And everything is
followed by the main reason for this book's existence, namely, a
comprehensive index to all nine volumes of this series.
Donald E. Knuth is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science
emeritus at Stanford University.