Saul Steinberg text by Harold Rosenberg

Saul Steinberg April 14 – July 9, 1978 an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Hardy Hardy

Thomas Hardy After Fifty Years edited by Lance St John Butler

Thomas Hardy’s Later Years by Robert Gittings

Young Thomas Hardy by Robert Gittings

An Essay on Hardy by John Bayley

The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy: Volume I, 1840-1892 edited by Richard Little Purdy, edited by Michael Millgate

Thomas Hardy and the British Tradition by Donald Davie

The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy edited by James Gibson

The Charms of Catastrophe

Structural Stability and Morphogenesis: An Outline of a General Theory of Models by René Thom, translated by D.H. Fowler, with a foreword by C.H. Waddington

Catastrophe Theory: Selected Papers 1972-1977 by E.C. Zeeman

Catastrophe Theory by Alexander Woodcock and Monte Davis

Catastrophe Theory and Its Applications by Tim Poston and Ian Stewart


Richard Ellmann (1918–1987) was an American critic and biographer. He taught at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory, where he was named Robert W. Professor in 1980. He won the National Book Award for Nonfiction for James Joycein 1959; a revised edition was awarded the James Tate Black Memorial Prize in 1982.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, Forensic Shakespeare, will be published later this year. (June 2014)

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)