On the Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya, translated by Antonina W. Bouis
The New Soviet Fiction: Sixteen Short Stories compiled by Sergei Zalygin
Balancing Acts: Contemporary Stories by Russian Women edited by Helena Goscilo
The Human Experience: Contemporary American and Soviet Fiction and Poetry US/USSR Committee edited by the Soviet/American Joint Editorial Board of the Quaker, with forewords by William Styron, by Daniil Granin
In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow
The US and the Philippines: In Our Image Neudel, KCET, Los Angeles A three-part television series, produced by Andrew Rearson and Eric
Ermita: A Filipino Novel by F. Sionil José
Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles by Frank Brady
The Big Brass Ring a screenplay by Orson Welles, with Oja Kadar
Report of the National Economic Commission
The British Isles: A History of Four Nations by Hugh Kearney
America by Jean Baudrillard, translated by Chris Turner
Grey Is the Color of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya, translated by Alyona Kojevnikov
Fear No Evil by Natan Sharansky, translated by Stefani Hoffman
Latecomers by Anita Brookner
Baumgartner’s Bombay by Anita Desai
Philip Larkin: Collected Poems edited with an introduction by Anthony Thwaite
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
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.
Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.
Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.
George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.
Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. His epic poem Omerosis a reworking of the Homeric story and tradition into a journey around the Caribbean and beyond to the American West and London.
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.