What Is To Be Done?

Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid by William Finnegan

South Africa Without Apartheid: Dismantling Racial Domination by Heribert Adam and Kogila Moodley

Beggar Your Neighbours: Apartheid Power in Southern Africa by Joseph Hanlon

An Art of Self-Discovery

Collected Poems by Edward Thomas

A Language not to be Betrayed: Selected Prose of Edward Thomas selected and with an introduction by Edna Longley

Edward Thomas: A Portrait by R. George Thomas

In the Zoo of the New

The Triumph of Achilles by Louise Glück

Local Time by Stephen Dunn

Cats of the Temple by Brad Leithauser

Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove

The Voices of Mikhail Bakhtin

Mikhail Bakhtin by Katerina Clark and Michael Holquist

Mikhail Bakhtin: The Dialogical Principle by Tzvetan Todorov, translated by Wlad Godzich

Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics by Mikhail Bakhtin, edited and translated by Caryl Emerson, introduction by Wayne C. Booth


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

Ian Buruma is the author of 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), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. 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. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He is the author of Dostoyevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881. (June 2008)

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)