Waiting: The Whites of South Africa by Vincent Crapanzano
Freedom Rising by James North
The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist by Breyten Breytenbach
Report from the Besieged City and Other Poems by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by John Carpenter, by Bogdana Carpenter
Barbarian in the Garden by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by Michael March, by Jaroslaw Anders
Selected Poems by Zbigniew Herbert, translated by Czeslaw Milosz, by Peter Dale Scott
Counsels of War by Gregg Herken
Pictures from the Water Trade: Adventures of a Westerner in Japan by John David Morley
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende, translated by Magda Bogin
The Magic Kingdom by Stanley Elkin
Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology by Joseph Kerman
Letters by Sylvia Townsend Warner, edited by William Maxwell
One Thing Leading to Another, and Other Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner, selected and edited by Susanna Pinney
Scenes of Childhood by Sylvia Townsend Warner
Lolly Willowes, or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner, introduction by Anita Miller
The True Heart by Sylvia Townsend Warner
For Sylvia: An Honest Account by Valentine Ackland
The Birth of Purgatory by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
A Certain Lucas by Julio Cortázar, translated by Gregory Rabassa
Heroes Are Grazing in My Garden by Heberto Padilla, translated by Andrew Hurley
A House in the Country by José Donoso, translated by David Pritchard, by Suzanne Jill Levine
Brain and Psyche: The Biology of the Unconscious by Jonathan Winson
Mind, Brain, Body: Toward a Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Neurobiology by Morton F. Reiser
Love Always by Ann Beattie
Against Biography (poem)
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.
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
Natalie Zemon Davis is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton and Professor of Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the author most recently of Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. (May 2008)
Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His piece in this issue will appear in Andrei Sakharov and Human Rights, a collection of Sakharov’s writings that is being published by the Council of Europe this month. (January 2011)
Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.
Robert Winter is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA. He is currently preparing more than a dozen revised and new interactive programs for release on laptops and iPads. (April 2013)
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.