Young John Kennedy by Gene Schoor
The Kennedy Wit edited by Bill Adler
Of Poetry and Power edited by Erwin A. Gilkes, edited by Paul Schwaber
The Kennedy Years by the editors of the New York Times and Viking Press
Kennedy Without Tears: The Man Beneath the Wit by Tom Wicker
The Founding Father: The Story of Joseph P. Kennedy by Richard J. Whalen
A Day in the Life of President Kennedy by Jim Bishop
Two Odes from Horace (poem)
Landowska on Music collected, edited, and translated by Denise Restout, assisted by Robert Hawkins
The Letters of John Ruskin to Lord and Lady Mount-Temple edited with an Introduction by John Lewis Bradley
The Art Criticism of John Ruskin edited with an Introduction by Robert L. Herbert
Ruskin Today edited by Kenneth Clark
The Marxism of Jean-Paul Sartre by Wilfrid Desan
Wordsworth’s Poetry, 1787-1814 by Geoffrey H. Hartman
The Model Major General: A Biography of Field-Marshal Lord Wolseley by Joseph Lehmann
The Royal George, 1819-1904: The Life of H. R. H. Prince George Duke of Cambridge by Giles St. Aubyn
Dramatic personages by Denis de Rougemont, translated by Richard Howard
Love Declared: Essays on the Myths of Love by Denis de Rougemont, translated by Richard Howard
Man and Time by J.B. Priestley
A History of French Civilization: From the Year 1000 to the Present by Georges Duby, by Robert Mandrou, translated by James Blakely Atkinson
Europe’s Steppe Frontier: 1500-1800 by William H. McNeill
Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison
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.
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.
George Lichtheim (1912–1973) was a scholar of Marx and Marxism. Lichtheim was a regular contributor to The Review and a contributing editor of Commentary. His books include From Marx to Hegeland Europe in the Twentieth Century.
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.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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.