In Chinese Prisons

Prisoner of Mao by Bao Ruo-wang (Jean Pasqualini) and Rudolph Chelminski

China Behind the Mask by Warren Phillips and Robert Keatley

A Chinese View of China by John Gittings

What Did the Romantics Mean?

Caspar David Friedrich, 1774-1840: Romantic Landscape Painting in Dresden by William Vaughan and Helmut Börsch-Supan and Hans Joachim Neidhardt

Robert Schumann: The Man and His Music edited by Alan Walker

Women’s Work

Lesbian Nation by Jill Johnston

Combat in the Erogenous Zone by Ingrid Bengis

The Inevitability of Patriarchy by Steven Goldberg

The Manipulated Man by Esther Vilar

Not in God’s Image by Julia O'Faolain and Lauro Martines

Male Chauvinism! by Michael Korda

Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation by Mary Daly

It’s Later than You Think

As If By Magic by Angus Wilson

Temporary Kings by Anthony Powell

The Plot That Thickened by P.G. Wodehouse

The World of Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

All About Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

Two on the Aisle

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates by Erving Goffman

The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman

Encounters: Two Studies in the Sociology of Interaction by Erving Goffman

Relations in Public: Micro Studies of the Public Order by Erving Goffman

Towards a Poor Theatre by Jerzy Grotowski


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.
 (December 2019)

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

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.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

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.

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.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.