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
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
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
Literature and the Sixth Sense by Philip Rahv
The Writing on the Wall by Mary McCarthy
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.
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.