Democracy and the Student Left by George Kennan
Being Geniuses Together by Kay Boyle, by Robert McAlmon
Those Remarkable Cunards, Emerald and Nancy by Daphne Fielding
Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel edited by Hugh Ford
The Conflict of Generations: The Character and Significance of Student Movements by Lewis S. Feuer
Overlive: Power, Poverty, and the University by William M. Birenbaum
University in Turmoil: The Politics of Change by Immanuel Wallerstein
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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford
Bruno’s Dream by Iris Murdoch
A Compass Error by Sybille Bedford
The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell
Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell Jr.
Pictures of Fidelman by Bernard Malamud
The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl by Sholom Aleichem, Translated from the Yiddish by Tamara Kahana
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy. His correspondence between 1975 and 1997 will be published in 2015. The third volume of his correspondence, Building: Letters 1960–1975, was published in 2013.
John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.
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 a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.