Love in the Ruins by Walker Percy
Being There by Jerzy Kosinski
Carrington: Letters and Extracts from her Diaries chosen and with an Introduction by David Garnett
Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations by Werner Heisenberg, translated by Arnold J. Pomerans
Prosper Mérimée by A.W. Raitt
Shaw and the Doctors by Roger Boxill
The Quality of Mercy: A Report on the Critical Condition of Hospital and Medical Care in America by Selig Greenberg
In Failing Health: The Medical Crisis and the A.M.A. by Ed Cray
A Sacred Trust by Richard Harris
Women in Medicine by Carol Lopate
Negroes for Medicine by Lee Cogan
Medicine in the Ghetto edited by John C. Norman
Higher Education and the Nation’s Health: Policies for Medical and Dental Education Higher Education a special report and recommendations by The Carnegie Commission on
The American Health Empire: Power, Profits and Politics prepared by a Report from the Health Policy Advisory Center, Barbara Ehrenreich, by John Ehrenreich
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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.