Contents


Big Three

Letters: Summer 1926 by Boris Pasternak, by Rainer Maria Rilke, by Marina Tsvetayeva, edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, by Yelena Pasternak, by Konstantin M. Azadovsky, translated by Margaret Wettlin, by Walter Arndt

Letters on Cézanne by Rainer Maria Rilke, edited by Clara Rilke, translated by Joel Agee

Tall Stories

The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered: The Search for a Skyscraper Style by Ada Louise Huxtable

Ada Louise Huxtable: An Annotated Bibliography by Lawrence Wodehouse

Limpid Pessimist

Alexis translated in collaboration with the author by Walter Kaiser

Coup de Grâce translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

A Coin in Nine Hands translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

Memoirs of Hadrian and Reflections on the Composition of Memoirs of Hadrian translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

With Open Eyes: Conversations with Matthieu Galey translated by Arthur Goldhammer

The Abyss translated in collaboration with the author by Grace Frick

Oriental Tales translated in collaboration with the author by Alberto Manguel

The Dark Brain of Piranesi and Other Essays translated in collaboration with the author by Richard Howard

Plays translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

Fires translated in collaboration with the author by Dori Katz

Return of the Native

Kapitza, Rutherford, and the Kremlin by Lawrence Badash

Ispytuiushchie gody; Iz pisem P.L. Kapitsy k materi 1921–23 gg. (“Years of trial: From P.L. Kapitza’s Letters to his Mother, 1921–1923”) edited by P.E. Rubinin

Dvadtsat’ dva otcheta akademika P.L. Kapitsy (“Twenty-three Reports of Academician P.L. Kapitza”) edited by P.E. Rubinin

Depositions

A Maggot by John Fowles

Foreign Land by Jonathan Raban

Family and Friends by Anita Brookner

Founding Sons

A People’s Army: Massachusetts Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War by Fred Anderson

To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775–1783 by E. Wayne Carp

Contributors

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

T.H. Breen is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern. His most recent book is American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People.
 (July 2013)

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.

Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has just been published. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.

Mavis Gallant was born in Montreal and worked as a journalist at the Montreal Standard before moving to Europe to devote herself to writing fiction. After traveling extensively she settled in Paris, where she still resides. She is the recipient of the 2002 Rea Award for the Short Story and the 2004 PEN/Nabokov Award for lifetime achievement. New York Review Books Classics has published two previous collections of Gallant’s stories, Paris Stories, selected and introduced by Michael Ondaatje (2002), and Varieties of Exile, selected and introduced by Russell Banks (2003).

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.


Alistair Horne was educated in Switzerland, at Millbrook School, New York, and at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he played international ice hockey. In World War II, initially a volunteer in the RAF, he served with the Coldstream Guards between 1944 and 1947, ending as a captain attached to MI5 in the Middle East. In the 1950s he was a foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph until taking up a full-time writing career in 1955.

David Joravsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern. His books include The Lysenko Affairand Russian Psychology: A Critical History.

Peter Partner’s books include Arab Voices and The Pope’s Men: The Papal Service in the Renaissance. His new book, God of Battles: Holy Wars of Christianity and Islam, has been published in the United Kingdom. (February 1998)

Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.

Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.