Aleksander Wat: Life and Art of an Iconoclast by Tomas Venclova
When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor by William Julius Wilson
Max Beckmann in Exile 1997 Barbara Stehlé-Akhtar, Reinhard Spieler, Stephan Lackner, Max Beckmann, and Eric Fischl. exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum SoHo October 9, 1996-January 5,. Catalog of the exhibition with contributions by Matthew Drutt,
Self-Portrait in Words: Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950 by Max Beckmann, edited and translated by Barbara C. Buenger
The Tailor of Panama by John le Carré
‘Bad Girls’/’Good Girls’: Women, Sex, and Power in the Nineties edited by Nan Bauer Maglin, edited by Donna Perry
‘Feminism is Not the Story of My Life’: How Today’s Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the Real Concerns of Women by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
She Works, He Works: How Two-Income Families are Happier, Healthier, and Better-Off by Rosalind C. Barnett, by Caryl Rivers
The Sibling Society by Robert Bly
The Seasons of a Woman’s Life by Daniel J. Levinson
The Cultural Contradictions of Motherhood by Sharon Hays
Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon by John Kerrigan
The Car that Could: The Inside Story of GM’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle by Michael Shnayerson
Taking Charge: The Electric Automobile in America by Michael Brian Schiffer
Franz Liszt: Volume III, The Final Years, 1861-1886 by Alan Walker
Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 by Ray Monk
S,M,L,XL (Small, Medium, Large, Extra-Large) by Rem Koolhaas, by Bruce Mau, edited by Jennifer Sigler, photography by Hans Werlemann
Fascism: Past, Present, Future by Walter Laqueur
A History of Fascism, 1914-1945 by Stanley G. Payne
The Odyssey of Homer translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
Visionaries: The Spanish Republic and the Reign of Christ by William A. Christian Jr.
Soul Says: On Recent Poetry by Helen Vendler
The Breaking of Style: Hopkins, Heaney, Graham by Helen Vendler
The Given and the Made: Strategies of Poetic Redefinition by Helen Vendler
In the Pasture (poem)
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Robert N. Bellah is Elliott Professor of Sociology Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books and coauthor of Habits of the Heart. In 2000 he received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton. (February 2005)
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.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.
D. Kern Holoman is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis, where he conducts the UCD Symphony. He is editor of The Nineteenth-Century Symphony, to be published next month. (November 1996)
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.
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Columbia, is a lifelong birder. He is a former president of the Linnaean Society of New York and a regional editor of North American Birds magazine. He is the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works.
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.