The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Politics of Hope by Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
The Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, translated by Max Hayward, by Ronald Hingley
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, translated by Ralph Parker
Education and the New America by Solon T. Kimball, by James McClellan Jr.
Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective by Alexander Gerschenkron
The Real National Income of Soviet Russia Since 1928 by Abram Bergson
Growth of Industrial Production in the Soviet Union by G. Warren Nutter
Dimensions of Soviet Economic Power by Joint Economic Committee
Anathemata by David Jones
The Exploration of Outer Space by A.C.B. Lovell
Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
The Screens by Jean Genet
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J.D. Salinger
The Dyer’s Hand by W.H. Auden
The Partisan Review Anthology edited by William Phillips, edited by Philip Rahv
Selected Essays by Simone Weil, translated by Richard Rees
Voices in the Snow by Olga Carlisle
The Origin of Races by Carleton S. Coon
The Next Room of the Dream by Howard Nemerov
Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law by Adrienne Rich
Long Live Man by Gregory Corso
For Love by Robert Creeley
Absent and Present by Chester Kallman
The Lordly Hudson: Collected Poems by Paul Goodman
The Centaur by John Updike
Against the American Grain by Dwight Macdonald
The Production and Distribution of Knowledge in the United States by Fritz Machlup
Hold Me! by Jules Feiffer
Moon Missing by Edward Sorel
Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti
Eternal Fire by Calder Willingham
Occasion for Loving by Nadine Gordimer
Sissie by John A. Williams
Children of the A-Bomb compiled by Aràta Osada
Of Streets and Stars by Alan Marcus
The Ring Lardner Reader edited by Maxwell Geismar
The Great Ascent by Robert L. Heilbroner
The Familiar Faces by David Garnett
The Deadlock of Democracy: Four Party Politics in America by James MacGregor Burns
That Summer in Paris by Morley Callaghan
The Eternal Present Vol. I: The Beginning of Art (The A.W. Mellon Lectures in Fine Arts, 1957) by S. Giedion
Puzzles and Epiphanies by Frank Kermode
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, edited by J.B. Bury
The Urban Villagers: Group and Class in the Life of Italian-Americans by Herbert J. Gans
Slave and Citizen: The Negro in the Americas by Frank Tannenbaum
Here to Stay: Studies in Human Tenacity by John Hersey
W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.
R.W. Flint translated, edited, and introduced The Selected Works of Cesare Pavese in 1968 and Marinetti: Selected Writings in 1971. He has contributed interviews, essays, translations, and reviews on Italian writers to various journals including Parnassus, Canto, and The Italian Quarterly. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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.
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was confounder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.
Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).
Jonathan Miller has directed operas and plays throughout the world, most recently Pelléas and Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera. His many books include The Body in Question, States of Mind, On Reflection, and Nowhere in Particular. The article that appears in this issue is based on a talk given at the New York Public Library. (May 2000)
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.
John Thompson is an English sociologist. He has published several studies of the media and communication in modern societies, including The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Mediaand Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age.
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.
Robert Penn Warren (1936–2011) was an American novelist, poet and critic. From 1944 until 1945 he served as Consultant in Poetry—the position would later become Poet Laureate—to the Library of Congress.
Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.