Contents


Hard Times

The Diaries of Hans Christian Andersen selected and translated by Patricia L. Conroy and Sven H. Rossel

The Kiss of the Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen and Man’s Redemption by Woman by Wolfgang Lederer

The Triumph of Abram Tertz

Goodnight! A Novel by Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky), translated and with an introduction by Richard Lourie

Soviet Civilization: A Cultural History by Andrei Sinyavsky, translated by Joanne Turnbull, with the assistance of Nikolai Formozov

‘Opavshie Listya’ V.V. Rozanova by Andrei Sinyavsky

Ivan le Simple: Paganisme, magie et religion du peuple russe by André Siniavski, translated by Antonina Robichou-Stretz

Dans I’ombre de Gogol by Abram Tertz (André Siniavski), translated by Georges Nivat

Promenades avec Pouchkine by Abram Tertz (André Siniavski), translated by Louis Martinez

Andre-la-Poisse (Kroshka Tsores) by Abram Tertz (André Siniavski), translated by Louis Martinez

Contributors

Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Hans A. Bethe is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Cornell University. During the construction of the first atomic bomb he was head of the Theoretical Physics Division at Los Alamos and he has worked on arms control for the last forty years. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1967. (November 2000)

Abraham Brumberg (1926–2008) was an essayist, editor and translator. His memoir, Journey Through Vanishing Worlds, was published by New Academia in 2007.

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

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)

Richard Holmes’s books include Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit. 
 (December 2017)

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (June 2017)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His latest book, On Betrayal, was published in February.
 (March 2017)

Michael Massing, a former Executive Editor of The Columbia Journalism Review, frequently writes about the press.
 (January 2016)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

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.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)