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Hell on Earth

The First Circle by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, translated by Thomas P. Whitney

The Cancer Ward David Burg, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in February) by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, translated by Rebecca Frank

The Black Arts

Rebellion or Revolution? by Harold Cruse

Black Fire edited by LeRoi Jones, edited by Larry Neal

Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Luxury Trade

A History of Warfare by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Waterloo: Day of Battle by David Howarth

The War to End All Wars: The American Military Experience in World War I by Edward M. Coffman

President Wilson Fights His War: World War I and the American Intervention by Harvey A. DeWeerd

The Ordeal of Total War 1939-1945 by Gordon Wright

The German Officer Corps, 1890-1914 by Martin Kitchen

Please Pass the Parmesan

Italian Food by Elizabeth David

Great Italian Cooking by Luigi Carnacina, translated and edited by Michael Sanino

The Complete Book of Pasta by Jack Denton Scott, photographs by Samuel Chamberlain, drawings by Melvin Klapholz

Contributors

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Eugenio Montale was born in Genoa in 1896 and died in 1981. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1975. (November 2004)

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

Jack Richardson (1934–2012) was a playwright, novelist and drama critic. His 1960 play, The Prodigal, a retelling of Euripides’ Orestes, won an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award. Richardson wrote dramatic criticism for The New York Times, Esquire and Commentary and was a frequent contributor to The Review.

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.