The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris, Vienna by Donald J. Olsen
Five Women by Robert Musil, translated by Eithne Wilkins and Ernst Kaiser, preface by Frank Kermode
Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell and Karen O'Connell and Georgia Riley de Havenon
Diary of a Yuppie by Louis Auchincloss
Pubis Angelical by Manuel Puig, translated by Elena Brunet
Paper Doll by Jim Shepard
The Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter A. McDougall
Report to the President by the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
The Aerospace Plane: Technological Feasibility and Policy Implications Massachusetts Institute of Technology Report No.15 by Stephen W. Korthals-Altes
Sexual Desire: A Moral Philosophy of the Erotic by Roger Scruton
It by Stephen King
Whirlwind by James Clavell
Poland’s Caribbean Tragedy: A Study of Polish Legions in the Haitian War of Independence, 1802–1803 Press by Jan Pachonski and Reuel K. Wilson
At the Dawn of Tyranny: The Origins of Individualism, Political Oppression, and the State by Eli Sagan
Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830–1930 by Jerrold Seigel
Pleasures of the Belle Epoque: Entertainment and Festivity in Turn-of-the-Century France by Charles Rearick
France: Fin de Siècle by Eugen Weber
Theory of the Avant-Garde by Peter Bürger, translated by Michael Shaw, foreword by Jochen Schulte-Sasse
Poets, Prophets, and Revolutionaries: The Literary Avante-Garde from Rimbaud through Postmodernism by Charles Russell
The Culture of Time and Space: 1880–1918 by Stephen Kern
The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, and Early Twentieth-Century Thought by Sanford Schwartz
Mapping Literary Modernism: Time and Development by Ricardo J. Quinones
J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)
Author of the beloved best seller Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Reviews and Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. His most recent book is The Table Comes First. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.
Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)
James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.
Martha Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, with appointments in the Philosophy Department, the Law School, and the Divinity School. Her most recent book is Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. (January 2001)
Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.
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.
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.