Member of the prestigious American delegation at the Budapest Cultural Forum in October and November. Fights against the ban in Prague of Catastrophe, a Beckett play dedicated to Václav Havel. Once again spends part of the summer in Marlboro. Accepts the direction of the Competition and Festival of the Maryland University, which he re-names in honor of William Kapell. Publication by HBJ of the facsimile edition of the Complete Works by Thomas Hardy, in 24 volumes, which he had proposed and personally supervised.