On the Western Front

Prussian Nights: A Poem by Alexander Solzhenitsyn, translated by Robert Conquest

To Be Preserved Forever by Lev Kopelev, translated and edited by Anthony Austin

Imposing Gibbon

Edward Gibbon and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire edited by G.W. Bowersock, edited by John Clive, edited by Stephen R. Graubard

Joyce’s Influenza

James Joyce in Padua edited by Louis Berrone

Afterjoyce: Studies in Fiction After Ulysses by Robert Martin Adams

“In the wake of the Wake” edited by Elliott Anderson, edited by David Hayman

The Consciousness of Joyce by Richard Ellmann

All or Nothing

The Spanish Anarchists: The Heroic Years 1868-1936 by Murray Bookchin

Durruti: The People Armed by Abel Paz, translated by Nancy MacDonald

The Anarchist Collective: Workers Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution, 1936-1939 edited by Sam Dolgoff, with an introduction by Murray Bookchin

On Rereading the Oz Books

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Lost Princess of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Making of the Wizard of Oz by Aljean Harmetz


Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

Thomas Haskell is the McCann Professor of History at Rice University and the author of Objectivity is Not Neutrality: Explanatory Schemes in History. (December 1997)

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.

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)