The Blue Lantern by Colette, translated by Roger Senhouse
The McLandress Dimension by Mark Epernay
The Ancient Greeks: An Introduction to their Life and Thought by M.I. Finley
Evolution by Ruth Moore and the Editors of Life
The Evolution of Man by G.H.R. von Koenigswald
The Intelligence of Louis Agassiz: A Specimen Book of Scientific Writings by Guy Davenport
Darwiniana by Asa Gray ed. A. Hunter Dupree
Darwin for Today ed. by Stanley Edgar Hyman
The Tangled Bank: Darwin, Marx, Frazier, Freud as Imaginative Writers by Stanley Edgar Hyman
Queen Victoria’s Early Letters edited by John Raymond
The Civilization of Rome by Pierre Grimal, translated by W.S. Maguiness
The Revolutions of Ancient Rome by F.R. Cowell
George C. Marshall: Education of a General, 1880-1939 by Forrest C. Pogue, with the assistance of Gordon Harrison
The Burning Perch by Louis MacNeice
Collected Poems, 1925-1948 by Louis MacNeice
Dostoevsky’s Occasional Writings selected, translated, and introduced by David Magarshack
City Politics by Edward C. Banfield, by James C. Wilson
Scrutiny, (1932-1953) with a Retrospect by F.R. Leavis
The Adams Family Correspondence edited by L.H. Butterfield
A Voyage To Arcturus by David Lindsay
Russian Science Fiction An Anthology, ed. by Robert Magidoff
Economic Planning in France by John Hackett, by Anne-Marie Hackett
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
M. I. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America. In 1952, when he was teaching at Rutgers, Finley was summoned before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist Party. He refused to answer, invoking the Fifth Amendment; by the end of the year he had been fired from the university by a unanimous vote of its trustees. Unable to find work in the US, Finley moved to England, where he taught for many years at Cambridge, helping to redirect the focus of classical education from a narrow emphasis on philology to a wider concern with culture, economics, and society. He became a British subject in 1962 and was knighted in 1979. Among Finley’s best-known works are The Ancient Economy, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, and The World of Odysseus.
Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.