The Great American Novel by Philip Roth
Japan’s Imperial Conspiracy by David Bergamini
China and Japan at War, 1937-1945: The Politics of Collaboration by John Hunter Boyle
The United States and East Asia by Richard W. Van Alstyne
Britain and the Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1939 by Bradford A. Lee
The United States and Europe by Max Silberschmidt
A Religious History of the American People by Sidney E. Ahlstrom
Liberation Theology: Human Hope Confronts Christian History and American Power by Rosemary Radford Ruether
The Seduction of the Spirit: The Use and Misuse of People’s Religion by Harvey Cox
A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics and Salvation by Gustavo Gutierrez
The Vonnegut Statement: Essays on the Life and Work of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. edited by Jerome Klinkowitz, edited by John Somer
Between Time and Timbuktu or Prometheus 5 by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Breakfast of Champions or Goodbye, Blue Monday by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Ludwig directed by Luchino Visconti
The Story of a Humble Christian by Ignazio Silone, translated by William Weaver
Save the Tiger directed by John G. Avildsen
A New Isolationism: Threat or Promise? by Robert W. Tucker
The Limits of Power by Joyce Kolko, by Gabriel Kolko
Witness to History by Charles E. Bohlen
Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Böll, translated by Leila Vennewitz
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.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
William H. Gass is an American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, critic, and emeritus professor of philosophy. His first novel, Omensetter’s Luck, about life in a small town in Ohio in the 1890s, was published in 1966. Since then he has published several more works of fiction, including In the Heart of the Heart of the Country, The Tunnel, and Middle C. He has also published several collections of essays, including Fiction and the Figures of Life, Habitations of the Word, Finding a Form, and Life Sentences. Gass has received many awards and honors, including grants from the Rockefeller and Solomon R. Guggenheim foundations, four Pushcart Prizes, the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the American Book Award, and three National Book Critics Circle Awards for Criticism. In 2000, he was honored with the PEN/Nabokov Lifetime Achievement Award.