The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
The Control of Oil by John M. Blair
Collected Poems by W.H. Auden, edited by Edward Mendelson
The Science and Politics of IQ by Leon J. Kamin
The IQ Controversy edited by N.J. Block, edited by Gerald Dworkin
The Names by N. Scott Momaday
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston
Encounter with an Angry God by Carobeth Laird
The New Columbia Encyclopedia edited by William H. Harris, edited by Judith S. Levey
The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll edited by Jim Miller
All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music by Tony Palmer
Rock, Roll and Remember by Dick Clark, by Richard Robinson
The Rolling Stones: An Illustrated Record by Roy Carr
What’s That Sound? edited by Ben Fong-Torres
John Lennon: One Day at a Time by Anthony Fawcett
Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music by Greil Marcus
The English Catholic Community 1570-1850 by John Bossy
Marry Me by John Updike
Torch Song by Anne Roiphe
A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin
The Gamesman: The New Corporate Leaders by Michael Maccoby
A History of Modern Poetry: From the 1890s to the High Modernist Mode by David Perkins
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.
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.
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.
Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.
Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.