The Damned

A Nation in Torment: The Great American Depression, 1929-1939 by Edward Robb Ellis

Hard Times by Studs Terkel

The Block by Herb Goro

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory by Anita Bryant

Communist Dropouts

The Search for a Third Way by Heinz Brandt, with a Foreword by Erich Fromm

Our Own People by Elisabeth K. Poretsky

Men in Prison by Victor Serge

Pow! Now

1968 by Richard Stern

The File on Stanley Patton Buchta by Irvin Faust

The Bamboo Bed by William Eastlake

The Park by Philippe Sollers, translated by A.M. Sheridan Smith


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an ­Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (November 2018)

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), a giant in Latin American letters, wrote numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and was a prodigious translator of authors such as Kipling, Woolf, Faulkner, and Poe. He was a regular contributor to Victoria Ocampo’s journal Sur, and a frequent dinner guest of Silvina Ocampo and Bioy Casares. Over one of their legendary conversations, the three friends came upon the idea of editing the Antología de la Literatura Fantástica, which was published in 1940.

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.