Contents


Spirits

Being Geniuses Together by Kay Boyle and Robert McAlmon

Those Remarkable Cunards, Emerald and Nancy by Daphne Fielding

Nancy Cunard: Brave Poet, Indomitable Rebel edited by Hugh Ford

The Radical Students

The Conflict of Generations: The Character and Significance of Student Movements by Lewis S. Feuer

Overlive: Power, Poverty, and the University by William M. Birenbaum

University in Turmoil: The Politics of Change by Immanuel Wallerstein

Women’s Work

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford

Bruno’s Dream by Iris Murdoch

A Compass Error by Sybille Bedford

Lieutenants and Luftmenschen

The Military Philosophers by Anthony Powell

Mr. Bridge by Evan S. Connell Jr.

Pictures of Fidelman by Bernard Malamud

The Adventures of Menahem-Mendl by Sholom Aleichem, Translated from the Yiddish by Tamara Kahana

Contributors

Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas who held the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford. The final volume of his correspondence, Affirming: Letters 1975–1997, was published in December 2015.

Robert Brustein is a playwright, director, critic, teacher, founder of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theatres, and currently Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Suffolk University. His latest book is Winter Passages.
 (December 2014)

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Jean Stafford (1915–1979) was a novelist and short story writer. Her Collected Stories won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970.

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)