Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
Daughter of the East by Benazir Bhutto
Putting Asunder: A History of Divorce in Western Society by Roderick Phillips
Tocqueville: A Biography by André Jardin, translated by Lydia Davis, with Robert Hemenway
Tocqueville and the Two Democracies by Jean-Claude Lamberti, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
He shang [River Dirge] A six-part film for television directed by Xia Jun
He shang lun [About ‘River Dirge’] Compiled by Cui Wenhua
Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present by Harold Bloom
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
A Tinker and a Poor Man: John Bunyan and His Church, 16281688 by Christopher Hill
Close Connections: Caroline Gordon and the Southern Renaissance by Ann Waldron
The Lytle-Tate Letters: The Correspondence of Andrew Lytle and Allen Tate edited by Thomas Daniel Young, edited by Elizabeth Sarcone
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.
Ian Buruma is currently Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard College. His previous books include Year Zero: A History of 1945, Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and Occidentalism: The West in the Eyes of its Enemies. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and the Financial Times. In Spring 2015, NYRB will reissue his book The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Japan and Germany.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
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.
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
E. D. Hirsch Jr. is the founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation and professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia. He is the author, most recently, of The Making of Americans: Democracy and Our Schools. (May 2010)
Jane Mayer is a staff writer for The New Yorker. The essay in this issue is based on her book The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, which was published in July by Doubleday. (August 2008)
Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Columbia, is a lifelong birder. He is a former president of the Linnaean Society of New York and a regional editor of North American Birds magazine. He is the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works.