Herman Melville by Elizabeth Hardwick
Herman Melville by Elizabeth Hardwick
Groucho: The Life and Times of Julius Henry Marx by Stefan Kanfer
The Essential Groucho: Writings by, for, and about Groucho Marx edited by Stefan Kanfer
Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers by Simon Louvish
America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters by Ruy Teixeira and Joel Rogers
Government Works: Why Americans Need the Feds by Milton J. Esman
The Selling of ‘Free Trade’: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of American Democracy by John R. MacArthur
Democracy Derailed: Initiative Campaigns and the Power of Money by David S. Broder
The New Prince: Machiavelli Updated for the Twenty-First Century by Dick Morris
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by R.M. Liuzza
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie
Tate Modern: The Handbook edited by Iwona Blazwick and Simon Wilson
Representing Britain 1500-2000: 100 Works from Tate Collections by Martin Myrone
Sunshine a film directed by István Szabó
Harry Partch by Bob Gilmore
Enclosure 3: Harry Partch edited and with an essay by Philip Blackburn
Bitter Music: Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos by Harry Partch, edited and with an introduction by Thomas McGeary
Genesis of a Music by Harry Partch
Lifting the Fog of War by Admiral Bill Owens, with Ed Offley
Private Warriors by Ken Silverstein
Fire in the East: The Rise of Asian Military Power and the Second Nuclear Age by Paul Bracken
Total War 2006: The Future History of Global Conflict by Simon Pearson
Gulf War Air Power Survey by Eliot Cohen. others.
Iraq and the War of Sanctions: Conventional Threats and Weapons of Mass Destruction by Anthony H. Cordesman
Serving the Word: Literalism in America from the Pulpit to the Bench by Vincent Crapanzano
Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.
Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.
James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (October 2017)
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.