Contents


Unacceptable Damage’

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Physical, Medical, and Social Effects of the Atomic Bombings by the Atomic Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Committee for the Compilation of Materials on Damage Caused, translated by Eisei Ishikawa, by David L. Swain

Unforgettable Fire: Pictures Drawn by Atomic Bomb Survivors edited by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation

The Flood Next Time

Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch, translated by Geoffrey Skelton

Triptych by Max Frisch, translated by Geoffrey Skelton

The ‘Shadow’ and the Substance

Die Frau ohne Schatten by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss: An Analysis of Text, Music, and Their Relationship by Sherrill Hahn Pantle. German Studies in America, No. 29, edited by Heinrich Meyer

Die Frau ohne Schatten (The Woman Without a Shadow) English version of the libretto by Eric Crozier

Richard Strauss: The Staging of His Operas and Ballets by Rudolf Hartmann

Two Cheers for Ike

The Eisenhower Diaries edited by Robert H. Ferrell

The Declassified Eisenhower by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eisenhower and the Cold War by Robert A. Divine

Ike’s Spies: Eisenhower and the Espionage Establishment by Stephen E. Ambrose

Eisenhower the President: Crucial Days, 1951-1960 by William Bragg Ewald Jr.

Eisenhower’s Lieutenants by Russell F. Weigley

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Nicholas Christopher is the author of fourteen books: five novels, The Soloist, Veronica, A Trip to the Stars, Franklin Flyer, and the forthcoming The Bestiary; eight books of poetry, most recently Crossing the Equator: New & Selected Poems, 1972-2004; and a nonfiction book, Somewhere in the Night: Film Noir & the American City. He is a Professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

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.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977. The translation in this issue appears in Verses and Versions, a collection of Nabokov’s translations of three centuries of Russian poetry, published this month by Harcourt. (November 2008)

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Co-editor Emeritus of Dissent magazine. He is the author most recently of In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible. (March 2014)