The Spire by William Golding
The Spire by William Golding
The Hiroshima Pilot by William Bradford Huie
Bosie by Rupert Croft-Cooke
The King Incorporated by Neal Ascherson
Art and Anarchy by Edgar Wind
Soviet Foreign Propaganda by Frederick C. Barghoorn
Doings and Undoings by Norman Podhoretz
Prize Stories 1964: The O. Henry Awards edited by Richard Poirier
Come Back, Dr. Caligari by Donald Barthelme
Three: 1964 by R.H. Robinson, by E.R. Widmer, by E. Pohoryles
Emblems of Conduct by Donald Windham
Behold Goliath by Alfred Chester
The Psychoanalysis of Fire by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Alan C.M. Ross
The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard, translated by Maria Jolas
The Conquistadors: First-person Accounts of the Conquest of Mexico edited and translated by Patricia de Fuentes
Cortes: The Life of the Conqueror by his Secretary Francisco Lopez de Gomara, translated and edited by Lesley Byrd Simpson
The Aztecs: The History of the Indies of New Spain by Fray Diego Durán, translated by Doris Heyden, by Fernando Horcasitas
I Was Dancing by Edwin O'Connor
The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy
Love You Good, See You Later by Eugene Walter
High School English Textbooks: A Critical Examination by James J. Lynch, by Bertrand Evans
William Congreve: Letters & Documents collected and edited by John C. Hodges
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.
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.
Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977. The translation in this issue appears in Verses and Versions, a collection of Nabokov’s translations of three centuries of Russian poetry, published this month by Harcourt. (November 2008)
J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.
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.