Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth
Alexander Pope: The Education of Genius 1688-1728 by Peter Quennell
Means and Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison and His Critics on Strategy and Tactics, 1834-1850 by Eileen S. Kraditor
The Frontier Against Slavery: Western Anti-Negro Prejudice and the Slavery Extension Controversy by Eugene H. Berwanger
Powder Keg: Northern Opposition to the Antislavery Movement, 1831-1840 by Lorman Ratner
Free But Not Equal: The Midwest and the Negro During the Civil War by V. Jacque Voegeli
Black Scare: The Racist Response to Emancipation and Reconstruction by Forrest G. Wood
Yankee Stepfather: General O. O. Howard and the Freedmen by William S. McFeely
The Lay of Grimnir (poem)
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences edited by David Sills
Steps by Jerzy Kosinski
Up by Ronald Sukenick
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon by Marjorie Kellogg
Yellow Flowers in the Antipodean Room by Janet Frame
La 1ère République by Albert Soboul
Annales Historiques de la Révolution Française
English Historians on the French Revolution by Hedva Ben-Israel
W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.
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.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.