Out of Place: A Memoir by Edward W. Said
The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy by Nicholas Lemann
Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden
No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O’Brien by Anthony Cronin
At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien
Briefe 1925 bis 1975 und andere Zeugnisse by Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger, edited by Ursula Ludz
A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government by Garry Wills
On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry
On a Voiceless Shore: Byron in Greece by Stephen Minta
Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame by Benita Eisler
Adriaen de Vries (1556-1626): Imperial Sculptor 1999-January 9, 2000. Museum, Los Angeles/ Zwolle: Waanders Publishers an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 12,, Catalog of the exhibition by Frits Scholten
Crux: The Letters of James Dickey edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman
James Dickey: The Selected Poems edited with an introduction by Robert Kirschten
The James Dickey Reader edited by Henry Hart
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, illustrated by Rotraut Susanne Berner, translated by Michael Henry Heim
Virgil’s Epic Designs: Ekphrasis in the Aeneid by Michael C.J. Putnam
Virgil: His Life and Times by Peter Levi
Virgil’s Experience: Nature and History; Times, Names, and Places by Richard Jenkyns
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. His latest novel The Blue Guitar was published in September 2015. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Hans A. Bethe is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Cornell University. During the construction of the first atomic bomb he was head of the Theoretical Physics Division at Los Alamos and he has worked on arms control for the last forty years. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1967. (November 2000)
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.
James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. His latest book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
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.
Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
John Allen Paulos is Professor of Mathematics at Temple University and the author of Innumeracy and, most recently, Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just Don’t Add Up. (April 2010)
Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.
Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.
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)