Chinese Economy Post-Mao, A Compendium of Papers Volume 1: Policy and Performance States, November 9, 1978. printed for the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United
The Future of China: After Mao by Ross Terrill
China Since Mao by Charles Bettelheim, by Neil G. Burton
China: The People’s Republic, 1949-1976 by Jean Chesneaux, translated by Paul Auster, by Lydia Davis
The Case of the Gang of Four: With First Translation of Teng Hsiao-ping’s “Three Poisonous Weeds” by Chi Hsin
Teng Hsiao-ping: A Political Biography by Chi Hsin
Political Imprisonment in the People’s Republic of China An Amnesty International Report
Opposition and Dissent in Contemporary China by Peter R. Moody
Feminism and Socialism in China by Elisabeth Croll
Birdy by William Wharton
The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
Herbert Hoover: A Public Life by David Burner
George W. Norris: The Triumph of a Progressive, 1933-1944 by Richard Lowitt
“Young Bob” La Follette: A Biography of Robert M. La Follette, Jr. 1895-1953 by Patrick J. Maney
The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People by Thomas Keightley
A Field Guide to the Little People by Nancy Arrowsmith, by George Moore
Gnomes by Wil Huygen, with illustrations by Rien Poortvliet
Faeries described and illustrated by Brian Froud, by Alan Lee, edited and designed by David Larkin
The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Briggs
The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends by Katharine Briggs
An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures by Katharine Briggs
Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E.B. White by Roger Sale
Groucho by Hector Arce
The Oresteia of Aeschylus translated by Robert Lowell
Orientalism by Edward Said
Hermann Hesse: Biography and Bibliography by Joseph Mileck
Hermann Hesse: Pilgrim of Crisis, A Biography by Ralph Freedman
Antonio and Piero Pollaiuolo: Complete Edition with a Critical Catalogue by Leopold D. Ettlinger
A Time of Terror: How Democratic Societies Respond to Revolutionary Violence by J. Bowyer Bell
The Ultimate Weapon: Terrorists and World Order by Jan Schreiber
The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East by David Hirst
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is Diodorus Siculus: The Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens, Books 11–14.34 (480–401 BCE). (November 2012)
Christopher Middleton (b. 1926) is a poet, essayist, and translator. He teaches Germanic languages and literature at the University of Texas at Austin and has translated numerous works, including Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser.
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of Early Auden, Later Auden, and many essays on (and editions of) nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, including George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Thomas Pynchon.
Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.
Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).
Jessica Mitford (1917–1996) was the daughter of Lord and Lady Redesdale, and she and her five sisters and one brother grew up in isolation on their parents’ Cotswold estate. Rebelling against her family’s hidebound conservatism, Mitford became an outspoken socialist and, with her second cousin and husband-to-be Esmond Romilly, ran away to fight against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Romilly was killed in World War II, and Mitford moved to America, where she married the lawyer and political activist Robert Treuhaft. A brilliant muckraking journalist, Mitford was the author of, among other works, a memoir of her youth, Hons and Rebels (also published as an NYRB Classic); a study of the funeral industry, The American Way of Death; and Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business. She died at the age of seventy-eight while working on a follow-up to The American Way of Death, for which, with characteristic humor, she proposed the title “Death Warmed Over.”