Contents


The Ordinary Universe

The Pyramid by William Golding

William Golding: A Critical Study by Mark Kinkead-Weekes and Ian Gregor

The Art of William Golding by Bernard S. Oldsey and Stanley Weintraub

Imaginary Friends by Alison Lurie

The Yellow Peril

The Fine Art of Chinese Cooking by Lee Su Jan

How to Cook and Eat in Chinese by Buwei Yang Chao

Joyce Chen Cookbook by Joyce Chen

Court Dishes of China The Cuisine of the Ch’ing Dynasty by Su Chung

Food for the Emperor by John D. Keys

The Thousand Recipe Chinese Cookbook by Gloria Bley Miller

Contributors

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

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.