Contents


Words Enough

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language edited by William Morris

The Random House Dictionary of the English Language College Edition, 1968 edited by Laurence Urdang, edited by Stuart Berg Flexner

Hamburger Heaven

Claes Oldenburg: Drawings and Prints Introduction and Commentary by Gene Baro

Claes Oldenburg: Proposals for Monuments and Buildings 1965-69

Store Days: Documents from The Store (1961) and Ray Gun Theater (1962) selected by Claes Oldenburg and Emmett Williams

Confidence Men

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen by R.E. Raspe, illustrated by Ronald Searle, Introduction by S.J. Perelman

Selected Writings of E. T. A. Hoffmann edited, translated with an Introduction by Leonard J. Kent and Elizabeth C. Knight, illustrated by Jacob Landau

Back to Atlantis

Atlantis The Truth Behind the Legend by A.G. Galanopoulos and Edward Bacon

Lost Atlantis New Light on an Old Legend by J.V. Luce

Contributors

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

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)

M. I. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America. In 1952, when he was teaching at Rutgers, Finley was summoned before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist Party. He refused to answer, invoking the Fifth Amendment; by the end of the year he had been fired from the university by a unanimous vote of its trustees. Unable to find work in the US, Finley moved to England, where he taught for many years at Cambridge, helping to redirect the focus of classical education from a narrow emphasis on philology to a wider concern with culture, economics, and society. He became a British subject in 1962 and was knighted in 1979. Among Finley’s best-known works are The Ancient Economy, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, and The World of Odysseus.

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.

Vladimir Nabokov was the author of Lolita, Pale Fire, Pnin, Ada, and many other novels. He died in 1977.

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.