In Solitary Witness: The Life and Death of Franz Jägerstätter by Gordon C. Zahn
Account Rendered: A Dossier on My Former Self by Melita Maschmann
Scroll of Agony: The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A. Kaplan translated and edited by Abraham I. Katsh
Debussy: His Life and Mind (Volume II) by Edward Lockspeiser
Georges Bizet: His Life and Work by Winton Dean
Alban Berg by Willi Reich, translated by Cornelius Cardew
The Path to the New Music by Anton Webern, edited by Willi Reich, translated by Leo Black
Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin
Cathedrals of France by Auguste Rodin, translated by Elisabeth Chase Geissbuhler
English History: 1914-1945 by A.J.P. Taylor
The Life of Dylan Thomas by Constantine FitzGibbon
Dylan Thomas and Poetic Dissociation by David Holbrook
Russia and History’s Turning Point by Alexander Kerensky
Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning by Lionel Trilling
Conversations with Walter Lippmann
Stitch by Richard Stern
In the World by George P. Elliott
History of Mankind, I: Prehistory and the Beginnings of Civilization of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Mankind) by Jacquetta Hawkes, by Sir Leonard Woolley
History of Mankind, II: The Ancient World of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Mankind) by Luigi Pareti, by Paolo Brezzi, by Luciano Petech
Familiar Garden Birds of America by Henry Hill Collins Jr., by Ned R. Boyajian
American Bird Decoys by William J. MacKey Jr.
The Silent Sky by Alan W. Eckert
Literature Among the Primitives by John Greenway
The Primitive Reader edited by John Greenway
The Myth and the Powerhouse by Philip Rahv
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
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.
Ted Hughes’s translation of Racine’s Phèdre will be staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and published that month. His translation of the complete Oresteia, of which the poem in this issue is the opening, will be staged by the National Theatre in England and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June. His last book was Birthday Letters. He died on October 28. (December 1998)
Alison Lurie is a former Professor of English at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
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.
Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.
John Thompson is an English sociologist. He has published several studies of the media and communication in modern societies, including The Media and Modernity: A Social Theory of the Mediaand Political Scandal: Power and Visibility in the Media Age.
Virgil Thomson (1896–1989) was a composer and critic. He collaborated extensively with Gertrude Stein, who wrote the libretti for his operas Four Saints in Three Actsand The Mother of Us All. In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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.