The Affair of Gabrielle Russier with a Preface by Raymond Jean, an Introduction by Mavis Gallant
Present Past Past Present: A Personal Memoir by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Helen R. Lane
Technological Change: Its Impact on Man and Society by Emmanuel G. Mesthene
La Civilisation au carrefour by Radovan Richta
Innovations: Scientific, Technological and Social by Dennis Gabor
Run, Computer, Run: The Mythology of Educational Innovation by Anthony G. Oettinger, by Sema Marks
Overskill: The Decline of Technology in Modern Civilization by Eugene S. Schwartz
The Complete Immortalia edited by Harold H. Hart
The Gambit Book of Popular Verse edited by Geoffrey Grigson
On Being Different by Merle Miller
Caught in the Quiet by Rod McKuen
Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen
The Nashville Sound by Paul Hemphill
Freakshow by Albert Goldman
Clausewitz by Roger Parkinson
Studies in War and Peace by Michael Howard
Denmark Vesey: The Slave Conspiracy of 1822 edited by Robert S. Starobin
The Southampton Slave Revolt of 1831: A Compilation of Source Materials by Henry Irving Tragle
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.