The Thirties: From Notebooks and Diaries of the Period by Edmund Wilson, edited by Leon Edel
Assassination on Embassy Row by John Dinges, by Saul Landau
Napoleon III and Eugénie by Jasper Ridley
Thunder on the Right: The “New Right” and the Politics of Resentment by Alan Crawford
The History of a Town by M.E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, translated by I.P. Foote
Without Fear or Favor: The New York Times and Its Times by Harrison E. Salisbury
Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
The Tongue Set Free: Remembrance of a European Childhood by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
The Conscience of Words by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Earwitness: Fifty Characters by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
The Human Province by Elias Canetti, translated by Joachim Neugroschel
The Voices of Marrakesh: A Record of a Visit by Elias Canetti, translated by J.A. Underwood
Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti, translated by Carol Stewart
Auto-da-Fé by Elias Canetti, translated by C.V. Wedgwood
Kipling, Auden & Co. Essays and Reviews, 1935-1964 by Randall Jarrell
The Imperiled Union: Essays on the Background of the Civil War by Kenneth M. Stampp
Marxism After Marx by David McLellan
The Two Marxisms: Contradictions and Anomalies in the Development of Theory by Alvin W. Gouldner
Marx on the Choice between Socialism and Communism by Stanley Moore
Karl Marx and the Anarchists by Paul Thomas
Marxism: For and Against by Robert L. Heilbroner
Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.
Sidney Morgenbesser (1921–2004) was a philosopher. Educated at CUNY, The Jewish Theological Seminary and The University of Pennsylvania, Morgenbesser taught at Columbia, where he was named John Dewey Professor of Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.
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.
Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of *Animal Liberation*, the editor of *In Defense of Animals: The Second Wav*, and, with Paola Cavalieri, co-editor of *The Great Ape Project*.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.