Surviving: The Uncollected Writings of Henry Green edited by Matthew Yorke
Reviving the American Dream: The Economy, the States and the Federal Government by Alice M. Rivlin
Mr. Smith Goes to Tokyo: Japanese Cinema Under the American Occupation, 1945–1952 by Kyoko Hirano
A Map of the East Photographs by Leo Rubinfien
Re-Made In Japan: Everyday Life and Consumer Taste in a Changing Society edited by Joseph J. Tobin
How to Work for a Japanese Boss by Jina Bacarr
Sto Sorok Besed s Molotovym (One Hundred Forty Talks with Molotov) by Feliks Chuyev
Inside Gorbachev’s Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev by Yegor Ligachev, translated by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick and Michele A. Berdy and Dobrochna Dyrcz-Freeman
The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction by Edward L. Ayers
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court by Peter Taylor
Illustration by J. Hillis Miller
Ariadne’s Thread: Story Lines by J. Hillis Miller
The Critics Bear It Away: American Fiction and the Academy by Frederick Crews
Double Agent: The Critic and Society by Morris Dickstein
Thinking Across the American Grain: Ideology, Intellect, and the New Pragmatism by Giles Gunn
La Mettrie: Medicine, Philosophy, and Enlightenment by Kathleen Wellman
Daumier Drawings 26-May 2 an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February
Daumier Drawings by Colta Ives and Margret Stuffmann and Martin Sonnabend
Time for Telling Truth Is Running Out: Conversations with Zhang Shenfu by Vera Schwarcz
A Chinese Odyssey: The Life and Times of a Chinese Dissident by Anne F. Thurston
Chinese Village, Socialist State by Edward Friedman and Paul G. Pickowicz and Mark Selden, with Kay Ann Johnson
Arts of Power: Three Halls of State in Italy, 1300–1600 by Randolph Starn and Loren Partridge
Painting, Power and Patronage: The Rise of the Professional Artist in Renaissance Italy by Bram Kempers, translated by Beverly Jackson
Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.
James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (October 2017)
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
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.
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)
Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)
David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.
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.