Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns
The Gift Relationship by Richard M. Titmuss
The Prisoner and the Bomb by Laurens van der Post
Crucifixion by Power: Essays on Guatemalan National Social Structure, 1944-1966 by Richard Newbold Adams
Genetics of the Evolutionary Process by Theodosius Dobzhansky
The Evolution of Man and Society by C.D. Darlington
Selected Essays of Delmore Schwartz edited by Donald A. Dike, edited by David H. Zucker, with an Appreciation by Macdonald Dwight
Strikers, Communists, Tramps and Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
J. Edgar Hoover Speaks Concerning Communism compiled and edited by James G. Bales
The Masked War by William J. Burns
The Art of Ecstasy: Teresa, Bernini, and Crashaw by Robert T. Petersson
The New Science of Giambattista Vico a revised translation of the Third Edition by Thomas Goddard Bergin, by Max Harold Fisch
Giambattista Vico: An International Symposium edited by Giorgio Tagliacozzo, edited by Hayden V. White
Beyond the Tragic Vision by Morse Peckham
Man’s Rage for Chaos by Morse Peckham
Art and Pornography by Morse Peckham
Victorian Revolutionaries by Morse Peckham
The Triumph of Romanticism by Morse Peckham
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
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.
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.
P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.
Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was born in Mexico City, and his extraordinarily busy and fruitful life took him from civil-war Spain to surrealist Paris, from US universities to the Mexican embassy in New Delhi, where he served for six years as ambassador before resigning in protest after his government’s suppression of student demonstrations at the 1968 Olympic Games. A great poet, Paz was also the author of many essays and a study of Mexican identity, The Labyrinth of Solitude, as well as the founder and editor of two important journals, Plural and Vuelta. Octavio Paz received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.
Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.
Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century. Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the author of more than twenty books, including Axel’s Castle, Patriotic Gore, and a work of fiction, Memoirs of Hecate County.