The Patient Is Always Right

Analysis of Transference, Vol. I: Theory and Technique by Merton M. Gill

Analysis of Transference, Vol. II: Studies of Nine Audio-Recorded Psychoanalytic Sessions by Merton M. Gill and Irwin Z. Hoffman

The Voyage of Watteau

Watteau: 1684–1721 by Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Pierre Rosenberg, with the assistance of Nicole Parmantier

Antoine Watteau by Donald Posner

Le Serment du Jeu de Paume de Jacques-Louis David by Philippe Bordes

The Godfather’s Grandfather

The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, translated by Raymond Rosenthal, with a new introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

Mastro-Don Gesualdo by Giovanni Verga, translated with an introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

The She-Wolf and Other Stories by Giovanni Verga, translated with an introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

A Christmas Roundup

Principles of the Harpsichord by Monsieur de Saint Lambert, translated and edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick

Postscript to ‘The Name of the Rose’ by Umberto Eco, translated by William Weaver

Egon Schiele, an Exhibition Museo d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro, Venice (August 26–November 25)

Egon Schiele by Serge Sabarsky

Lulu: The Operas of Alban Berg, Volume II by George Perle

Grand Chutzpah

The English Rothschilds by Richard Davis

Dear Lord Rothschild: Birds, Butterflies and History by Miriam Rothschild


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.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her most recent book is Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers. She lives in New York.

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

Simon Schama‘s most recent book is A History of Britain, Volume II: The Wars of the British, 1603–1776, the companion volume to his ongoing BBC/History Channel television series. (February 2002)

Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. His epic poem Omerosis a reworking of the Homeric story and tradition into a journey around the Caribbean and beyond to the American West and London.