The Founding Father

J. M. W. Turner: A Critical Biography by Jack Lindsay

The Sunset Ship: The Poems of J. M. W. Turner edited, with an essay and Jack Lindsay

Turner by John Rothenstein and Martin Butlin

Turner: Imagination and Reality by Lawrence Gowing

Larger than Life

The Original Water-color Paintings by John James Audubon for “The Birds of America” From the Collection of the New-York Historical Society, Introduction by Marshall B. Davidson

John James Audubon: A Biography by Alexander B. Adams

Witch Hunt

On Trial: The Soviet State versus “Abram Tertz” and “Nikolai Arshak” translated, edited, and with an Introduction by Max Hayward

Hardly Hardy

Providence and Mr. Hardy by Lois Deacon and Terry Coleman

Thomas Hardy’s Personal Writings edited by Harold Orel

The Architectural Notebook of Thomas Hardy Introduction by C.J.P. Beatty


Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

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.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.

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.