Bad Housekeeping

The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing

The Diaries of Jane Somers: The Diary of a Good Neighbour & If the Old Could… by Doris Lessing

Brideshead Re-Revisited

The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting Washington November 3, 1985 to March 16, 1986, National Gallery of Art,

The Treasure Houses of Britain: Five Hundred Years of Private Patronage and Art Collecting edited by Gervase Jackson-Stops

The English Country House: A Grand Tour Book/Little, Brown by Gervase Jackson-Stops and James Pipkin

The Life of Death

Heimat A film by Edgar Reitz

Shoah A film by Claude Lanzmann

Shoah: An Oral History of the Holocaust the complete text of the film by Claude Lanzmann, preface by Simone de Beauvoir

When Light Pierced the Darkness: Righteous Christians and the Polish Jews by Nechama Tec

A Handle on Handel

Handel by Christopher Hogwood

Handel and his World by H.C. Robbins Landon

Handel: The Man and his Music by Jonathan Keates

Essays on Handel and Italian Opera by Reinhard Strohm

Fink Shrinks

Psychotherapy in the Third Reich: The Göring Institute by Geoffrey Cocks

Die Professionalisierung der deutschen Psychologie im Nationalsozialismus by Ulfried Geuter

Pathos and Power

Honorable Men by Louis Auchincloss

Luisa Domic by George Dennison

The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes, translated with the author by Margaret Sayers Peden

Picasso and L’Amour Fou

Mystery, Magic, and Love in Picasso, 1925–1938: Picasso and the Surrealist Poets Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Part of the dissertation, in revised and expanded form, will be published by Yale University Press in 1986 under the title Art as a Form of M by Lydia Gasman

Picasso’s ‘Caseta,’ His Memories, and His Poems by Lydia Gasman

Through the Eye of Picasso, 1928–1934: The Dinard Sketchbook and Related Paintings and Sculpture New York from the collection of Marina Picasso. in cooperation with Jan Krugier, Geneva, and Jan Krugier, Fine Art,

Musée Picasso: Catalogue sommaire des collections Musées Nationaux


Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is The Language of Houses.

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His latest publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China.
 (August 2015)

John Richardson’s Life of Picasso is due to be finished in 2016. The text of his article in the June 25, 20015 issue was delivered in different form in March 2015 as the opening speech at the “Revoir Picasso” colloquium organized by Laurent Le Bon, director of the Museé Picasso in Paris.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Fritz Stern is University Professor Emeritus and the former provost of Columbia University, with which he has been associated since the 1940s. His many books include The Politics of Cultural Despair (1963), Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire (1977), Einstein’s German World (1999), and Five Germanys I Have Known (2006). And he is the author most recently of No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State with Elisabeth Sifton.

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.