Contents


Help!

How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years by Howard J. Ruff

The Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise by Nathan Pritikin and Patrick M. McGrady Jr.

The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet by Herman Tarnower and Samm Sinclair Baker

Windows on Russia

The Russian Empire: A Portrait in Photographs by Chloe Obolensky, with an introduction by Max Hayward

Windows on the River Neva: A Memoir Books, Wellfleet, Massachusetts 026677) by Paul Grabbe

A Magical Critic

Form and Meaning: Essays on the Renaissance and Modern Art by Robert Klein, translated by Madeline Jay and Leon Wieseltier, with a foreword by Henri Zerner

Must We Copy Japan?

Japan As Number One: Lessons for America by Ezra F. Vogel

The Japanese Challenge: The Success and Failure of Economic Success by Herman Kahn and Thomas Pepper

Eye of the Storm

Hitler, A Film from Germany directed by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland Giroux later this year) by Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

Contributors

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

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.

Jason Epstein, former Editorial Director at Random House, was a founder of The New York Review and of the Library of America. He is the author of Eating: A Memoir. (Dectember 2013)

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

John Richardson’s four-volume Life of Picasso is due to be finished this year. (May 2016)

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

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.

Frances A. Yates (1899–1981) was an English historian. She taught for many years at The Warburg Institute, where she studied the history of esotericism in the West.