Richard Kaye worked at The New York Review from 1983 to 1987.  He is Acting Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of English at Hunter College and in the Ph.D. Program in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


“The Room You Wanted to Be In”

Suzanne Farrell and Jacques d'Amboise in a production of Jewels choreographed by George Balanchine, 1969

My memories of my four years as an editorial assistant at The New York Review in the 1980s now seem indelibly connected to three people I knew well when I was there—David Daniel, Bob Tashman, and Charles Rosen. Each seems connected to a New York City that is quite different from the city of today, each had a tough-minded love of great writing, and each took an enormous delight in antic ironies.