Contents


Grandeur and Filth

The Victorian City: Images and Realities edited by H.J. Dyos, edited by Michael Wolff

The Victorian Working Class: Selections from the Morning Chronicle Service (Portland, Oregon) edited and introduced by P.E. Razzell and R.W. Wainwright

The Real Foundations: Literature and Social Change by David Craig

The Victorians by the Sea edited by Howard Grey, edited by Graham Stuart

Engels, Manchester, and the Working Class by Steven Marcus

Fabulous Calvino

The Path to the Nest of Spiders by Italo Calvino, translated by Archibald Colquhoun

The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino, translated by Archibald Colquhoun

The Nonexistent Knight and the Cloven Viscount by Italo Calvino, translated by Archibald Colquhoun

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

t zero by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

The Watcher and Other Stories by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver, Archibald Colquhoun, and Peggy Wright

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

See My Agent

State Secrets: Police Surveillance in America by Paul Cowan and Nick Egleson and Nat Hentoff, with Barbara Herbert and Robert Wall

The Glass House Tapes by Citizens Research and Investigation Committee and Louis E. Tackwood

The Pleasures of Gertrude Stein

Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein and Company by James R. Mellow

Reflection on the Atomic Bomb: Vol I of the Previously Uncollected Writings of Gertrude Stein edited by Robert Bartlett Haas

How Writing Is Written: Vol II of the Previously Uncollected Writings of Gertrude Stein edited by Robert Bartlett Haas

Contributors

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.

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.

J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.

Rose B. Styron is a poet, journalist and human rights activist. She is the author of By Vineyard Light, a collection of poems centered on Martha’s Vineyard, where she and her husband, writer William Styron, spent extended summers. Her other books include From Summer to Summer, Thieves’ Afternoon and Modern Russian Poetry.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

Frances A. Yates (1899–1981) was an English historian. She taught for many years at The Warburg Institute, where she studied the history of esotericism in the West.