Grand Master

The Complete Prose Tales of Alexander Sergeyevitch Pushkin translated by Gillon R. Aitken

Baron Delvig’s “Northern Flowers” by John Mercereau Jr.

Pushkin: Death of a Poet by Walter N. Vickery

Pushkin by David Magarshack

Ignoble Savages

Human Aggression by Anthony Storr

Sanity and Survival: Psychological Aspects of War and Peace by Jerome K. Frank

Non-Violence and Aggression: A Study of Gandhi’s Moral Equivalent of War by H.J.N. Horsburgh

Violence in the Streets edited by Shalom Endleman

War: The Anthropology of Armed Conflict and Aggression edited by Morton Fried, edited by Marvin Harris, edited by Robert Murphy

Days of Marvelous Lays

A Personal Matter byOë, Kenzaburo, Translated from the Japanese by John Nathan

The Pornographers by Akiyuki Nozaka, Translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher


P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

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.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century. Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the author of more than twenty books, including Axel’s Castle, Patriotic Gore, and a work of fiction, Memoirs of Hecate County.