Memoirs 1989) by Andrei Gromyko
Memoirs 1989) by Andrei Gromyko
Oeuvres by Caron de Beaumarchais
The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography by Ingmar Bergman, translated by Joan Tate
Infinite in All Directions by Freeman J. Dyson
In Search of J.D. Salinger by Ian Hamilton
Old Money: The Mythology of America’s Upper Class by Nelson Aldrich
Mrs. Thatcher’s Revolution: The Ending of the Socialist Era by Peter Jenkins
American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman by F.O. Matthiessen
The American Renaissance Reconsidered: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1982-83 edited by Walter Benn Michaels, edited by Donald E. Pease
The Unusable Past: Theory and the Study of American Literature by Russell J. Reising
Ideology and Classic American Literature edited by Sacvan Bercovitch, edited by Myra Jehlen
Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context by Donald E. Pease
Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860 by Jane Tompkins
Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville by David S. Reynolds
Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel by Philip Fisher
Selections from the first two issues of The New York Review of Books with an introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick
Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Transparency and Obstruction by Jean Starobinski, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, with an introduction by Robert J. Morrissey
Degas (September 27, 1988–January 8, 1989) An exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)
Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy. (May 2016)
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His books include The Polish Revolution: Solidarity and The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague. (August 2018)
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.
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.
George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.
James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.
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.