Contents


Plain Sailing

The Discovery of the Sea by J.H. Parry

England and the Discovery of America, 1481-1620 by David Beers Quinn

The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages 1492-1616 by Samuel Eliot Morison

Undreamed Shores: England’s Wasted Empire in America by Michael Foss

The Massacre of the Innocents

The Changing Nature of Man: Introduction to a Historical Psychology (Metabletica) John Holt) by J.H. van den Berg, translated by H.F. Croes

Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life by Philippe Ariès, translated by Robert Baldick

Parents and Children in History: The Psychology of Family Life in Early Modern France by David Hunt

The History of Childhood edited by Lloyd deMause

Israel and the Palestinians

Land of the Hart: Israelis, Arabs, the Territories and a Vision of the Future by Arie Lova Eliav, translated by Judith Yalon

The Disinherited: Journal of a Palestinian Exile by Fawaz Turki

Les Palestiniens du Silence by Clara Halter

Contributors

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.

Robert Mazzocco is an American poet and critic.

James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.