Fear and Fang

Selected Poems 1957-1967 by Ted Hughes, drawings by Leonard Baskin

The Iron Giant: A Story in Five Nights by Ted Hughes, drawings by Robert Nadler

Torture in Hanoi

They Wouldn’t Let Us Die: The Prisoners of War Tell Their Story by Stephen A. Rowan

The Passing of the Night: My Seven Years as a Prisoner of the North Vietnamese by Colonel Robinson Risner

America’s Catholics

Catholics by Brian Moore

Aphrodite in Mid-Century: Growing Up Female and Catholic in Postwar America by Caryl Rivers

The Last Catholic in America by John R. Powers

The Seduction of the Spirit: The Use and Misuse of People’s Religion by Harvey Cox

Bare Ruined Choirs: Doubt, Prophecy, and Radical Religion by Garry Wills

The Rise of the Unmeltable Ethnics: Politics and Culture in the Seventies by Michael Novak

Catholic America by John Cogley

Fragments of the Century by Michael Harrington

The New Agenda by Andrew M. Greeley

Short Reviews

My Belief: Essays on Life and Art by Hermann Hesse, translated by Denver Lindley

Three Faces of Marxism: The Political Concepts of Soviet Ideology, Maoism, and Humanist Marxism by Wolfgang Leonhard, translated by Ewald Oser

The Invisible China: The Overseas Chinese and the Politics of Southeast Asia by Garth Alexander

Xingu: The Indians, Their Myths by Orlando Villas Boas and Claudio Villas Boas, edited by Kenneth S. Brecher, translated by Susana Hertelendy Rudge


Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

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.

Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Nicholas von Hoffman is a columnist for The Huffington Post.