The Eyes of Ez

Ezra Pound and the Visual Arts edited with an introduction by Harriet Zinnes

Ezra Pound and His World by Peter Ackroyd

Up for Grabs

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

Strictly from Hunger

The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage by Judy Chicago

Embroidering Our Heritage: The Dinner Party Needlework by Judy Chicago and Susan Hill

The Complete Dinner Party: The Dinner Party and Embroidering Our Heritage

The Spirit of 1917

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 Gambler

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

The Beast in Man

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

Comedy of Ignorance

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 and John Pilling

Beckett and the Voice of Species: A Study of the Prose Fiction by Eric P. Levy

Take Back Your Ming

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), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. 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.

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the 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.

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.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.