Sappho: Lyrics in the Original Greek with Translations by Willis Barnstone
Sappho: Poems and Fragments translated, with an Introduction and Guy Davenport
The Condemned of Altona by Jean-Paul Sartre
To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings by T.S. Eliot
Crisis in Europe, 1560-1660 edited by Trevor Aston
The Revolution of the Saints by Michael Walzer
The World We Have Lost by Peter Laslett
Selected Letters of Malcolm Lowry edited by Harvey Breit, edited by Margerie Bonner Lowry
Under the Volcano by Malcolm Lowry, Reissued with an Introduction by Stephen Spender
Agrippa and the Crisis of Renaissance Thought by Charles G. Nauert Jr.
Renaissance and Revolution by Joseph Anthony Mazzeo
Science in History by J.D. Bernal
Society and Science edited by Maurice Goldsmith, edited by Alan Mackay
Aesthetics and Technology in Building by Pier Luigi Nervi
The Comedians by Graham Greene
Russia and Germany, a Century of Conflict by Walter Laqueur
Sybille Bedford (1911–2006) was born Sybille von Schoenebeck in Charlottenburg, Germany, to an aristocratic German father and a partly Jewish, British-born mother. Raised variously in Germany, Italy, France, and England, she lived with her mother and Italian stepfather after her father’s death when she was seven, and was educated privately. Encouraged by Aldous Huxley, Bedford began writing fiction at the age of sixteen and went on to publish four novels, all influenced by her itinerant childhood among the European aristocracy: A Legacy (1956), A Favourite of the Gods (1963), A Compass Error (1968), and Jigsaw (1989, short-listed for the Booker Prize). She married Walter Bedford in 1935 and lived briefly in America during World War II, before returning to England. She was a prolific travel writer, the author of a two-volume biography of her friend Aldous Huxley, and a legal journalist, covering nearly one hundred trials. In 1981 she was awarded the Order of the British Empire.
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.
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.