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[Editor’s note: The September issue contained an error in the description of James Laughlin’s Byways, edited by Peter Glassgold ’60. This memoir of Laughlin’s life covers his family history as well as his time as founder of New Directions publishers.]

5 Modern Japanese Novelists by Donald Keene ’42, Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature. Offering profiles of distinguished writers, this book introduces readers to modern Japanese fiction with vignettes describing encounters with these famous men, autobiographical observations and literary and cultural analysis (Columbia University Press, $18).

The Quiet Revolution in American Psychoanalysis by Arnold M. Cooper ’44. This compilation includes a selection of Cooper’s published papers, tracing changes in American psychoanalytic thought and addressing aspects of American psychoanalytic life, including theory, clinical work, education, research and interface with neighboring disciplines (Brunner-Routledge, $33.95).

Realism, Standards and Performances: Three Essentials in Assessment, Planning and Action by Richardson K. Noback M.D. ’46. Noback’s essay series explores recent changes in attitudes, beliefs, performances and governmental activities of those living in the United States, drawing on historical records and personal observations from a lifetime in academic medicine and community affairs (Trafford, $25).

The Internalization of English Literature (The Oxford English Literary History, Volume 13, 1948–2000) by Bruce King ’54. This volume discusses the literature of colonial, postcolonial and immigrant writers residing in England since 1948, including Black and Asian British prose, poetry and drama. King questions what it is to be British, English or national in a multicultural England and global economy (Oxford University Press, $45).

Cowboy Up photographs by Arthur Frank ’56. Frank’s photographs, taken at more than 50 rodeos, combine his outsider perspective and insider access to provide a humanistic and dynamic view into the American cowboy’s legendary lifestyle (PowerHouse Books, $35).

Byron, Sully, and the Power of Portraiture by John Clubbe ’59. This book discusses the history and cultural significance of Thomas Sully’s portrait of the English poet as well as other Byron portraits within the context of British and American portraiture of the late 18th and early 19th centuries (Ashgate Publishing, $89.95).

A Mirror in the Roadway
A Mirror in the Roadway by Morris Dickstein ’61

A Mirror in the Roadway by Morris Dickstein ’61. Favoring realism and reality, Dickstein contends that fiction always produces insight into its subject and literature can be a form of historical understanding, demonstrating how writers’ works change the world around them (Princeton University Press, $26.95).

Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts by Steven M. Cahn ’63. This historically organized collection of significant works from nearly 2,500 years of political philosophy moves from classical thought through the medieval period to modern perspectives (Oxford University Press, $36).

The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov
The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov edited by Joshua Rubenstein ’71 and Alexander Gribanov

Energy & Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy edited by Jan H. Kalicki ’68 and David L. Goldwyn. While oil continues to be the principal energy resource in the U.S., Kalicki and Goldwyn assemble top foreign policy experts to propose a new foreign policy that would enhance U.S. energy security by increasing alternative energy sources (Johns Hopkins University Press, $29.95).

The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov edited by Joshua Rubenstein ’71 and Alexander Gribanov. Available during a short period of archival liberalism under Russian president Boris Yeltsin, these 146 memorandums from KGB officials to the Central Committee reveal untold stories of the KGB’s surveillance of Sakharov (Yale University Press, $45).

From Dissertation to Book by William Germano ’72. The author details a state-of-the-art process for revising a doctoral thesis into a manuscript publishers will notice (University of Chicago Press, $16).

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare
A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599 by James Shapiro ’77, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599 by James Shapiro ’77, Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature. Shapiro examines 1599 as a turning point in Shakespeare’s career, creating a unique portrait of the legendary dramatist and delivering an essential rendering of the artist and his age (HarperCollins Publishers, $26.95).

USER: InfoTechnoDemo by Peter Lunenfeld ’84. Using visuals that clarify and add layers of meaning, Lunenfeld shows readers ways to open up to “wireless cosmopolitan pluralism” by exploring such connections as patterns that link nanotechnology to electronic music, and Pontiacs to open source software (MIT Press, $24.95).

Death and The Sun
Death and the Sun by Edward Lewine ’89

Death and the Sun by Edward Lewine ’89. Lewine’s fascination with Spain and bullfighting provides readers an insider’s look at this beloved yet misunderstood tradition through his account of one of Spain’s most famed bullfighters (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

Angry Black White Boy by Adam Mansbach ’98. Mansbach comments on American identity in this satirical novel, which follows Macon Detornay, a white boy influenced by black culture and angered by what he perceives to be a racist white America (Three Rivers Press, $12.95).

The End of Poverty
The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Earth Institute

Nietzsche as Philosopher by Arthur C. Danto, Emeritus Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy. A leading philosophy scholar, Danto sets out to correct misconceptions of Nietzche’s philosophy in this expanded and revised edition, clarifying his theories and how they have contributed to the study of philosophy (Columbia University Press, $24.50).

The End of Poverty by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Director of the Earth Institute. Named one of the “World’s 100 Most Influential People” by Time, Sachs discloses what he has learned from 25 years of work worldwide advising economies in crisis while offering solutions to problems that plague the world’s poorest societies (The Penguin Press, $27.95).

Laura Butchy ’04 SOA,
Lawrence Fradera ’07 GS

Columbia College Today features books by alumni and faculty as well as books about the College and its people. For inclusion, please send review copies to:

Laura Butchy, Bookshelf Editor
Columbia College Today
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