Catching Up with the Avant-Garde

Art News Annual, XXXIII “The Academy: Five Centuries of Grandeur and Misery from the Carracci to Mao Tse-Tung” edited by Thomas B. Hess, edited by John Ashbery

Art News Annual, XXXIV “The Avant-Garde” edited by Thomas B. Hess, edited by John Ashbery

Art Forum, March 1969 “Manet’s Sources
Aspects of His Art, 1859-1865″
by Michael Fried

Word and Image: Posters from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Museum of Modern Art

Art and Revolution: Ernst Neizvestny and the Role of the Artist in the USSR by John Berger


Going Places by Leonard Michaels

Mirrors by Lucy Warner

What I’m Going to Do, I Think by L. Woiwode

A Nest of Ninnies by John Ashbery and James Schuyler

End of the Line

Action This Day: Working With Churchill Memoirs by Lord Normanbrook and Others, edited and with an Introduction by Sir John Wheeler-Bennet

Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill by Ralph Martin

Churchill Revised: A Critical Assessment by A.J.P. Taylor. and, Others

Churchill as Historian by Maurice Ashley

Churchill in His Time (to be published on October 24 by Houghton Mifflin as Churchill in Power: As Seen by His Contemporaries) by Brian Gardner


Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

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

William H. Gass (1924–2017) was an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and taught philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012).

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.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard, and Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment.

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.