Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts by Donald Barthelme
America’s Frontier Heritage by Ray Allen Billington
Turner and the Sociology of the Frontier edited by Richard Hofstadter, edited by Seymour Martin Lipset
Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann
America’s Western Frontiers: The Exploration and Settlement of the Trans-Mississippi West by John A. Hawgood
Not This Pig by Philip Levine
A 1-12 by Louis Zukofsky
After Experience by W.D. Snodgrass
The Triumph: A Novel of Modern Diplomacy by John Kenneth Galbraith
Gnosiology by Tadeusz Kotarbinski, translated by Olgierd Wojtasiewicz
Praxiology by Tadeusz Kotarbinski, translated by Olgierd Wojtasiewicz
Polish Analytical Philosophy by Henryk Skolimowski
Philosophy and Ideology by Z.A. Jordan
A Philosophy of Man by Adam Schaff
The Alienation of Reason by Leszek Kolakowski
Der Mensch Ohne Alternative by Leszek Kolakowski
Prince of Aesthetes: Count Robert de Montesquiou, 1855-1921 by Philippe Jullian, Translated from the French by John Haylock, by Francis King
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
William H. Gass is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and emeritus professor of philosophy. His first novel, Omensetter’s Luck, about life in a small town in Ohio in the 1890s, was published in 1966. Since then he has published several more works of fiction, including In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, The Tunnel, and Middle C. He has also published several collections of essays, including Fiction and the Figures of Life, Habitations of the Word, Finding a Form, and Life Sentences. Gass has received many awards and honors, including grants from the Rockefeller and Solomon R. Guggenheim foundations, four Pushcart Prizes, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the American Book Award, and three National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism. In 2000, he was honored with the PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award.
John Higham is Professor of History Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and the editor of Civil Rights and Social Wrongs: Black—White Relations Since World War II, which has just been published. (November 1997)
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.
Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.
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.
Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.