The Conservative Enemy by C.A.R. Crosland
Ford Madox Ford: A Study of His Novels by Richard A. Cassell
Ford Madox Ford’s Novels: A Critical Study by John A. Meixner
Novelist Of Three Worlds: Ford Madox Ford by Paul L. Wiley
City Of Night by John Rechy
The Sovereign Prerogative: The Supreme Court and the Quest for Law by Eugene V. Rostow
Law, Liberty, and Morality by H.L.A. Hart
Eichmann In Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil by Hannah Arendt
Thank You And Other Poems by Kenneth Koch
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
The Great Hunger by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Mobile by Michel Butor
The American Economic Republic by Adolf A. Berle
Longfellow: His Life and Work by Newton Arvin
A Favorite Of The Gods by Sybille Bedford
Complete Plays and Prose by Georg Buechner, translated with an introduction by Carl Richard Mueller
Man and Technics by Oswald Spengler, translated by C.F. Atkinson
The Hour of Decision by Oswald Spengler, translated by C.F. Atkinson
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass
The Paper Economy by David T. Bazelon
Shakespeare Criticism, 1935-1960 Selected with an introduction by Anne Ridler
What’s Become of Waring? by Anthony Powell
Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews. Second Series.
Dostoevsky by David Magarshack
Little Science, Big Science by Derek J. De Solla Price
V. by Thomas Pynchon
To Mix With Time by May Swenson
Final Solutions by Frederick Seidel
The French Army: A Military Political History by Paul Marie de la Gorce
Dare Call It Treason by Richard M. Watt
The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch
Documents of Modern Literary Realism edited by George J. Becker
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.
John Lukacs was born in Budapest in 1924. He has written twenty-five works of history and criticism, including Budapest 1900: A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture; Historical Consciousness: Or, The Remembered Past; The Duel: The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler; and, most recently, George Kennan: A Study of Character.
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
J. F. Powers (1917-1999) was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, and studied at Northwestern University while holding a variety of jobs in Chicago and working on his writing. He published his first stories in The Catholic Worker and, as a pacifist, spent thirteen months in prison during World War II. Powers was the author of three collections of short stories and two novels—Morte D’Urban, which won the National Book Award, and Wheat That Springeth Green—all of which have been reissued by New York Review Books. He lived in Ireland and the United States and taught for many years at St John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century. Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the author of more than twenty books, including Axel’s Castle, Patriotic Gore, and a work of fiction, Memoirs of Hecate County.
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.