Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts edited with an introduction by Harriet Zinnes
Ezra Pound and His World by Peter Ackroyd
The United States in the 1980s edited by Peter Duignan, edited by Alvin Rabushka
Setting National Priorities: Agenda for the 1980s edited by Joseph A. Pechman
Human Scale by Kirkpatrick Sale
The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler
The Microelectronics Revolution edited by Tom Forester
The 1980’s: Countdown to Armageddon by Hal Lindsey
A National Agenda for the Eighties: Report of the President’s Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties
Life After ‘80: Environmental Choices We Can Live With edited by Kathleen Courrier
The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage by Judy Chicago
Embroidering Our Heritage: The Dinner Party Needlework by Judy Chicago, by Susan Hill
The Complete Dinner Party: The Dinner Party and Embroidering Our Heritage
Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
Le saint lévrier: Guinefort, guérisseur d’enfants depuis le XIIIe siècle by Jean-Claude Schmitt
“Parade: An Evening of French Music Theatre”: Parade by Erik Satie, choreography by Gray Veredon
Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc, libretto by Guillaume Apollinaire
L’Enfant et les Sortilèges by Maurice Ravel, libretto by Colette, conducted by Manuel Rosenthal, produced by John Dexter, sets and costumes by David Hockney, lighting by Gil Wechsler
The Foreign Policy of Hitler’s Germany: Starting World War II, 1937-1939 by Gerhard L. Weinberg
Germany and the Two World Wars by Andreas Hillgruber, translated by William C. Kirby
Animals’ Rights Considered in Relation to Social Progress Pennsylvania 18411 by Henry S. Salt, revised edition with a preface by Peter Singer
Reckoning with the Beast: Animals, Pain, and Humanity in the Victorian Mind by James Turner
Rockaby and Other Short Pieces by Samuel Beckett
Company by Samuel Beckett
Just Play: Beckett’s Theater by Ruby Cohn
Frescoes of the Skull: The Later Prose and Drama of Samuel Beckett by James Knowlson, by John Pilling
Beckett and the Voice of Species: A Study of the Prose Fiction by Eric P. Levy
1587, A Year of No Significance: The Ming Dynasty in Decline by Ray Huang
Li Zhi, philosophe maudit (1527-1602) Volume I by Jean-François Billeter
The Peony Pavilion (Mudan Ding) by Tang Xianzu, translated by Cyril Birch
The Chinese Vernacular Story by Patrick Hanan
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.
Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.
Robert Brustein is a playwright, director, critic, teacher, and founder of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theatres. His play The Last Will opens in New York in April at Abingdon’s June Havoc Theater, and then goes to the Wuzhen Festival in China. In 2010 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. (April 2013)
Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.
Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) was a writer and ballet critic. In 1946, together with George Balanchine, Kirstein founded the Ballet Society, which would soon be renamed The New York City Ballet. In 1984 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.
John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.