Contents


Poetry of the Unspeakable

Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans edited by Larry Rottmann, edited by Jan Barry, edited by Basil T. Paquet

Obscenities by Michael Casey

Blue Collar Blues

Where Have All the Robots Gone?: Worker Dissatisfaction in the 70s by Harold L. Sheppard and Neal Q. Herrick

The Hidden Injuries of Class by Richard Sennett and Jonathan Cobb

The Company and the Union: The “Civilized Relationship” of the General Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers by William Serrin

Bitter Wages: Ralph Nader’s Study Group Report on Disease and Injury on the Job by Joseph A. Page and Mary-Win O'Brien

Work in America: Report of a Special Task Force to the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare

Success Story

Augustus to Constantine: The Thrust of Christianity into the Roman World by Robert M. Grant

Religion and Society in the Age of Saint Augustine by Peter Brown

Contributors

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.

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.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


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.

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

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.

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.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.