Contents


Ruskin

The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings edited with an Introduction by John D. Rosenberg

Pshaw!

On Language by George Bernard Shaw, edited by Abraham Tauber

The Religious Speeches of Bernard Shaw edited by Warren S. Smith

G.B.S. and the Lunatic by Lawrence Langner

The Loves of George Bernard Shaw by C.G.L. DuCann

A Guide to the Plays of Bernard Shaw by C.B. Purdom

Middle-Eastern Illusions

The Middle East and the West by Bernard Lewis

The Arabs and the World: Nasser’s Arab Nationalist Policy by Charles D. Cremeans

III Rzesza i Arabski Wschod (The Third Reich and the Arab East) by Lukasz Hirszowicz

Egypt in Revolution by Charles Issawi

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry. The poems in this issue will appear in Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, edited by Alice Quinn, to be published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (March 2006)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

E. J. Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

Walter Laqueur is a historian of Europe and the Middle East. He has taught at Brandeis, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Chicago.

William Styron (1925–2006) was the author of several novels, including Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.