The Art of the Greeks

Greek Temples, Theatres, and Shrines by Helmut Berve and Gottfried Gruben, photographs by Max Hirmer

Greek Sculpture by R. Lullies, photographs by Max Hirmer

Ancient Greek Sculpture of South Italy and Sicily by Ernest Langlotz, photographs by Max Hirmer

A History of 1000 Years of Greek Vase Painting by Paolo Enrico Arias, translated by B. Shefton, photographs by Max Hirmer

Crete and Mycenae by Spyridon Marinatos, photographs by Max Hirmer

The Portraits of the Greeks by G.M.A. Richter

The Techniques of Painted Attic Pottery by Joseph Veach Noble

“Angel of Devastation”

The Two Lives of Edith Wharton by Grace Kellogg

Edith Wharton and Henry James: The Story of Their Friendship by Millicent Bell

Edith Wharton 1862-1937 by Olivia Coolidge

The Edith Wharton Reader selected with an Introduction by Louis Auchincloss

The Reef by Edith Wharton, Introduction by Louis Auchincloss

Strange Bedfellows

La Batarde by Violette Leduc, translated by Derek Coltman

Witches’ Sabbath by Maurice Sachs, translated by Richard Howard

The Hunt by Maurice Sachs, translated by Richard Howard


Harold Acton (1904–1994) was a prolific Anglo-Italian writer, poet, novelist, and translator. He lived in China from 1932 to ’39, teaching English literature at the University of Peking.

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

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.

Hans J. Morgenthau (1904–1980) was a legal scholar and theorist of international relations. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, Morgenthau taught for many years at the University of Chicago; later in life, he moved to The New School and The City University of New York. His books include In Defense of The National Interest, Politics Among Nations, and The Purpose of American Politics.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.