The Uses of Adversity: Essays on the Fate of Central Europe by Timothy Garton Ash
Microcosm: The Quantum Revolution in Economics and Technology by George Gilder
Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class by Barbara Ehrenreich
The End of the American Century by Steven Schlossstein
Pis’ma o nauke [Letters on Science] by Peter Leonidovich Kapitsa, edited by Pavel Rubinin
First Encounters: Spanish Explorations in the Caribbean and the United States, 14921570 edited by Jerald T. Milanich, edited by Susan Milbrath
Commander of the Armada: The Seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia by Peter Pierson
The Adventures of Captain Alonso de Contreras: A 17th Century Journey by Alonso de Contreras, translated and annotated by Philip Dallas
Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 15851740 by Jonathan I. Israel
Art and Death at the Spanish Habsburg Court: The Royal Exequies for Philip IV by Steven N. Orso
Bourbon Spain, 17001808 by John Lynch
Innocence and Experience by Stuart Hampshire
Doing Things with Texts: Essays in Criticism and Critical Theory by M.H. Abrams, edited and with a foreword by Michael Fischer
An Appetite for Poetry by Frank Kermode
Protocols of Reading by Robert Scholes
Framing the Sign: Criticism and Its Institutions by Jonathan Culler
Critical Writings, 19531978 by Paul de Man, edited and with an introduction by Lindsay Waters
Soul Murder: The Effects of Childhood Abuse and Deprivation by Leonard Shengold MD.
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
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.
Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.She lives in New York.
Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.