George Gissing: The Born Exile by Gillian Tindall
Arnold Bennett: A Biography by Margaret Drabble
Arnold Bennett: The Evening Standard Years edited with an introduction by Andrew Mylett
Living and Dying by Robert Jay Lifton, by Eric Olson
The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
Ending by Hilma Wolitzer
Jewish Reflections on Death edited by Rabbi Jack Riemer, with a foreword by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Parsifal Metropolitan Opera production, conducted by Georg Solti, with René Kollo, by Gottlob Frick, by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, by Christa Ludwig, by Zoltan Kélémén, by Hans Hotter
Parsifal, Volume 14 (score) edited by Martin Beck, by Egon Voxx
Parsifal, Volume 30 (documents) of the Sämtliche Werke (Complete Works) of Richard Wagner edited by Martin Beck, by Egon Voxx
The Seventeenth Degree by Mary McCarthy
The Mask of State: Watergate Portraits by Mary McCarthy
Ross and Tom: Two American Tragedies by John Leggett
On Liberty and Liberalism: The Case of John Stuart Mill by Gertrude Himmelfarb
W.C. Fields by Himself: His Intended Biography with commentary by Ronald J. Fields
No Neutral Ground by Joel Carlson
Justice in South Africa by Albie Sachs
Modernizing Racial Domination: The Dynamics of South African Politics by Heribert Adam
A Taste of Power by Peter Randall
Traveller’s Palm (poem)
Karl Marx: His Life and Thought by David McLellan
Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx, translated with a foreword by Martin Nicolaus
Hollywood by Garson Kanin
Wide-Eyed in Babylon by Ray Milland
Each Man in His Time by Raoul Walsh
Whatever Happened to Hollywood? by Jesse L. Lasky Jr.
Final Cut by Paul Sylbert
Talking Pictures: Screenwriters in the American Cinema by Richard Corliss
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.