The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw
Ode to the Diencephalon (poem)
Alive for An Instant (poem)
Queen Victoria: From Her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Queen Victoria’s Little Wars by Byron Farwell
Victoria and the Victorians by Herbert Tingsten
Victoria’s Heyday by J.B. Priestley
Land Without Justice by Milovan Djilas, translated by Michael D. Petrovich
The Stone and the Violets by Milovan Djilas, translated by Lovett F. Edwards
Contemporary Yugoslav Literature by Sveta Lukić
Mind in the Modern World by Lionel Trilling
Where the Wasteland Ends: Politics and Transcendence in Postindustrial Society by Theodore Roszak
Little Prayers and Finite Experience by Paul Goodman
His Day Is Marching On: A Memoir of W. E. B. DuBois by Shirley Graham DuBois
The Seventh Son: The Thoughts and Writings of W. E. B. DuBois edited and with an introduction by Julius Lester
W. E. B. DuBois: A Profile edited by Rayford W. Logan
The Black Titan: An Anthology by the Editors of Freedomways
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution by Christopher Hill
The Nature and Evolution of Female Sexuality by Mary Jane Sherfey MD.
The Female Orgasm: Psychology, Physiology, Fantasy by Seymour Fisher
The Voice of Things by Francis Ponge, translated by Beth Archer Brombert
Things by Francis Ponge, translated and selected by Cid Corman
The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women’s Liberation by Midge Decter
G. by John Berger
The Ogre by Michel Tournier, translated by Barbara Bray
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
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.
Harold Cruse (1916-2005) was born in Petersburg, Virginia, the son of a railway porter. He was raised from a young age in New York City, where he attended high school, after which he served with the Army in Europe during World War II. Cruse attended the City College of New York, although he did not graduate, and was a member of the Communist Party for several years. He also wrote a number of plays and, in the 1960s, was co-founder with LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) of the Black Arts Theater and School in Harlem. After publishing The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual in 1967, Cruse was invited to lecture at the University of Michigan, where he taught in the African-American studies program until his retirement as professor emeritus in the mid-1980s. Harold Cruse was also the author of Rebellion or Revolution?, Plural But Equal: A Critical Study of Blacks and Minorities and America’s Plural Society, and The Essential Harold Cruse: A Reader.
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
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.
James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.
Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.
I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.