Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work by Louise DeSalvo
Vineland by Thomas Pynchon
The Boy-Man: The Life of Lord Baden-Powell by Tim Jeal
The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose
The Fur Hat by Vladimir Voinovich, translated by Susan Brownsberger
Siberia on Fire: Stories and Essays by Valentin Rasputin, selected, translated, and with an introduction by Gerald Mikkelson, by Margaret Winchell
The Chinchilla Farm by Judith Freeman
‘Doc’: The Rape of the Town of Lovell by Jack Olsen
The Mormon Murders: A True Story of Greed, Forgery, Deceit, and Death by Steven Naifeh, by Gregory White Smith
Salamander: The Story of the Mormon Forgery Murders by Linda Sillitoe, by Allen Roberts
Windows on the Sea and Other Stories by Linda Sillitoe
Erik Satie by Alan M. Gillmor
Satie Seen Through His Letters by Ornella Volta, translated by Michael Bullock
Mind and the American Civil War: A Meditation on Lost Causes by Lewis P. Simpson
The Creation of Confederate Nationalism: Ideology and Identity in the Civil War South by Drew Gilpin Faust
Canaletto: Giovanni Antonio Canal, 16971768 by W.G. Constable, revised by J.G. Links
Canaletto by Katharine Baetjer, by J.G. Links
A Present of Things Past: Selected Essays by Theodore Draper
The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 16881783 by John Brewer
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.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.
Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was an American playwright and essayist. His 1949 play, Death of A Salesman, received a Tony Award for Best Author, The New York Drama Circle Critics’ Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.
John Maynard Smith, Professor of Biology at the University of Sussex, is the author of On Evolution, The Evolution of Sex, Evolution and the Theory of Games, and, with Eörs Szathmáry, The Major Transitions in Evolution. (December 2000)
Edward R. F. Sheehan is a former US diplomat in the Middle East, a novelist (Cardinal Galsworthy), and the author of The Arabs, the Israelis, and Kissinger. He is a former Fellow of Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. (April 2004)
Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 2013)
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.