Every Secret Thing by Patricia Campbell Hearst, with Alvin Moscow
The Royal Game and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig, translated by Jill Sutcliffe, with an introduction by John Fowles
Valéry: Palme (poem)
Kate Greenaway: A Biography by Rodney Engen
Witness to Power: The Nixon Years by John Ehrlichman
Funeral Games by Mary Renault
Marriage Divorce Remarriage by Andrew J. Cherlin
What’s Happening to the American Family by Sar A. Levitan, by Richard S. Belous
Singled Out: A Civilized Guide to Sex and Sensibility for the Suddenly Single Man or Woman by Richard Schickel
America Now: The Anthropology of a Changing Culture by Marvin Harris
The Inner American: A Self-Portrait from 1957 to 1976 by Joseph Veroff, by Elizabeth Douvan, by Richard Kulka
The Futility of Family Policy by Gilbert Y. Steiner
Friends as Family by Karen Lindsey
Marital Status and Living Arrangements Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports Series P-20, No. 365
Household and Family Characteristics Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports Series P-20, No. 366
Money Income and Poverty Status of Families and Persons Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports Series P-60, No. 127
Personal Best written and directed by Robert Towne
Headbirths, or The Germans Are Dying Out by Günter Grass, translated by Ralph Manheim
The Safety Net by Heinrich Böll, translated by Leila Vennewitz
“Prussia: Attempt at a Balance” a Berlin Festival Exhibition, August-December, 1981
The Frontier in History: North America and Southern Africa Compared edited by Howard Lamar, edited by Leonard Thompson
The Shaping of South African Society, 1652-1820 edited by Richard Elphick, edited by Hermann Giliomee
Economy and Society in Pre-Industrial South Africa edited by Shula Marks, edited by Anthony Atmore
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.
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
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)
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.
Martin Malia is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of Russia Under Western Eyes, from the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum. (November 2001)
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
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.
James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.
Robert B. Silvers is editor of The New York Review of Books. Prior to joining the Review, Mr. Silvers was, from 1959 to 1963, associate editor of Harper’s magazine, editor of the book Writing in America and translator of La Gangrène. Before that, Mr. Silvers lived in Paris for six years (1952 to 1958), where he served with the U.S. Army at SHAPE Headquarters and attended the Sorbonne and École des Sciences Politiques. He joined the editorial board of The Paris Review in 1954 and became Paris editor in 1956. He also worked as press secretary to Governor Chester Bowles in 1950. Mr. Silvers, who graduated from the University of Chicago in 1947, was born in Mineola, New York.
Daniel Barenboim is General Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper and its orchestra, the Berlin Staatskapelle. He is also the Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala and cofounder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. (April 2013)
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.
Barbara Epstein (1928–2006) worked in publishing and at The Partisan Review before becoming editor of The New York Review of Books in 1963. She began her publishing career at Doubleday & Co., where she served as junior editor after graduating from Radcliffe College in 1949. She was born Barbara Zimmerman in Boston, Massachusetts.