Contents


The Fire This Time

Waiting: The Whites of South Africa by Vincent Crapanzano

Freedom Rising by James North

The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist by Breyten Breytenbach

Noble Poet

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

O So Uchi!

Pictures from the Water Trade: Adventures of a Westerner in Japan by John David Morley

The Good Witch of the West

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

Ah, the Fredonna Tree

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

Snails on the Couch

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

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.

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

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.


April Bernard’s most recent books are Romanticism, a ­collection of poems, and Miss Fuller, a novel. (September 2014)

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.

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 newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

Murray Sayle is an Australian journalist long based in Japan. His book The Myth of Hiroshima, on the end of World War II, will be published next year. (December 1997)

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.

Robert Winter, Distinguished Professor of Music and holder of the Presidential Chair in Music and Interactive Arts at UCLA, is currently preparing for release Music in the Air, the first completely interactive history of Western music. He contributed to the article on performing practice in The New Grove Dictionary of Music.
 (April 2014)

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence

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.