July in Washington (poem)
Philosophy and Scientific Realism by J.J.C. Smart
Korea: The Limited War by David Rees
Harlow: An Intimate Biography by Irving Shulman
A Piece of Lettuce: Personal Essays on Books, Beliefs, American Places, and Growing Up in a Strange Country by George P. Elliott
Waiting for the End by Leslie A. Fielder
Hidden Riches: Traditional Symbolism from the Renaissance to Blake by Désirée Hirst
The Day of the Lion: The Life and Death of Fascist Italy 1922-1945 by Roy MacGregor-Hastie
Mussolini and Italian Fascism by S. William Halperin
Mussolini: A Study in Power by Ivone Kirkpatrick
Notes and Counter Notes: Writings on the Theatre by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Donald Watson
Journey into Northern Pennsylvania and the State of New York by Michel-Guillaume St. Jean de Crèvecoeur
Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 Notes by History and Culture by Marquis de Chastellux, A Revised Translation with Introduction and Howard C. Rice Jr.
The Bay of Pigs by Haynes Johnson
Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell by Lady Ottoline Morrell, edited by Robert Gathorne-Hardy
What Time Collects by James T. Farrell
The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss
The President by R.V. Cassill
Fight Night on a Sweet Saturday by Mary Lee Settle
The Quiet Crisis by Stewart L. Udall
John Keble by Georgina Battiscombe
Radcliffe by David Storey
Lindmann by Frederic Raphael
The Sun’s Attendant by Charles Haldeman
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.
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
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.
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.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.
Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.
Milton Rokeach (1918–1988) was born in Hrubieszów, Poland, and at the age of seven moved with his family to Brooklyn. He received his BA from Brooklyn College in 1941. In the same year he began in the fledgling social psychology program at the University of California at Berkeley, but his studies were interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army Air Forces Aviation Psychology Program. He returned to Berkeley in 1946 and received his PhD in 1947. Rokeach became a professor of psychology at Michigan State University and subsequently taught at the University of Western Ontario, Washington State University, and the University of Southern California. His famous psychological study The Three Christs of Ypsilanti (1964) has been made into a screenplay, a stage play, and two operas. His other major books are The Open and Closed Mind (1960), Beliefs, Attitudes, and Values (1968), and The Nature of Human Values (1973). Rokeach received the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues in 1984 and the Harold Lasswell Award from the International Society of Political Psychology in 1988.
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.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)