The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Crossing the Water (to be published September 8) by Sylvia Plath
Rich Man, Poor Man by Herman P. Miller
Income Redistribution and the Welfare State by Adrian L. Webb, by Jack E.B. Sieve
U.S. Journal by Calvin Trillin
Listening to America by Bill Moyers
The Decision (poem)
The Black Image in the White Mind: The Debate on Afro-American Character and Destiny, 1817-1914 by George M. Fredrickson
In Red and Black: Marxian Explorations in Southern and Afro-American History by Eugene D. Genovese
Boswell in Extremes, 1776-1778 Editions, McGraw-Hill edited by Charles McC. Weis, edited by Frederick A. Pottle
The Correspondence and Other Papers of James Boswell Relating to the Making of the Life of Johnson, Vol. 2 Editions, McGraw-Hill edited by Marshall Waingrow
Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing by Paul Fussell
The Conversations of Dr. Johnson edited by Raymond Postgate
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (Collected Works, Vol. IX) by Samuel Johnson, edited by Mary Lascelles
Life of Savage by Samuel Johnson, edited by Clarence Tracy
The History of Rasselas by Samuel Johnson, edited by Geoffrey Tillotson, edited by Brian Jenkins
The Rambler (Collected Works, Vols. III, IV, V) by Samuel Johnson, edited by W.J. Bate, edited by Albrecht B. Strauss
The Order of Things: An Archeology of the Human Sciences (A translation of Les Mots et les choses) by Michel Foucault
Kronstadt 1921 by Paul Avrich
Standing Fast by Harvey Swados
Robert Penn Warren (1936–2011) was an American novelist, poet and critic. From 1944 until 1945 he served as Consultant in Poetry—the position would later become Poet Laureate—to the Library of Congress.
D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
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.
Martin Bernal is Professor Emeritus of Government at Cornell. His controversial study of Ancient Greece, Black Athena, explores the origins of Hellenic culture and, in particular, the influence of Egypt and Phoenicia on the development of Ancient Greece.
Jack Richardson (1934–2012) was a playwright, novelist and drama critic. His 1960 play, The Prodigal, a retelling of Euripides’ Orestes, won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. Richardson wrote dramatic criticism for The New York Times, Esquire and Commentary and was a frequent contributor to The Review.
Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.
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.
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905–1980) was a hugely influential French philosopher, novelist, playwright, and pamphleteer. In 1964 he declined the Nobel Prize for Literature. Among his most well-known works available in English are Nausea, Being and Nothingness, No Exit, Critique of Dialectical Reason, and The Words.