Mysteries of Islam

The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Vol. 1: The Classical Age of Islam by Marshall G.S. Hodgson

The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Vol. 2: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods by Marshall G.S. Hodgson

The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Vol. 3: The Gunpowder Empire and Modern Times by Marshall G.S. Hodgson

The Psychopathology of Journalism

Hope and Fear in Washington (The Early Seventies): The Story of the Washington Press Corps by Barney Collier, with photographs by Maggi Castelloe

We’re Going to Make You a Star by Sally Quinn

The First Casualty: From the Crimea to Vietnam—The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist, and Myth Maker by Phillip Knightley

The First Time by Karl Fleming, by Anne Taylor Fleming

The War Between Men and Women

Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape by Susan Brownmiller

Rape: The Bait and the Trap by Jean MacKellar, with the collaboration of Dr. Menachem Amir

Rape and Its Victims: A Report for Citizens, Health Facilities and Criminal Justice Agencies Enforcement Assistance Administration, Washington, DC. Criminal Justice Reference Service, PO Box 24036, Southwest Post Office, Washington, DC 20024 by the Center for Women Policy Studies et al., funded by the Law

Cultural Hothouse

The Sacred Spring: The Arts in Vienna 1898-1918 by Nicolas Powell, with an introduction by Adolf Opel

Art in Vienna, 1898-1918: Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele and Their Contemporaries by Peter Vergo

Gustav Klimt by Werner Hofmann

Gustav Klimt illustrations by Alessandra Comini

Egon Schiele’s Portraits by Alessandra Comini

The Art of Egon Schiele by Erwin Mitsch, translated by W. Keith Haughan

Egon Schiele: Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings by Rudolf Leopold, translated by Alexander Lieven


John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.