Contents


Another Country

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

The Commitments by Roddy Doyle

The Snapper by Roddy Doyle

The Van by Roddy Doyle

Mysteries of the Middle Class

Declining Fortunes: The Withering of the American Dream by Katherine S. Newman

Silent Depression: The Fate of the American Dream by Wallace G. Peterson

The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by Stephanie Coontz

The Good Society by Robert Bellah and Richard Madsen and William M. Sullivan and Ann Swidler and Steven M. Tipton

Rising in the West: The True Story of an ‘Okie’ Family from the Great Depression Through the Reagan Years by Dan Morgan

Sons and Brothers

The Correspondence of William James Vol. I: William & Henry 1861–1884 Vol. II: William & Henry 1885–1896 edited by Ignas K. Skrupskelis, edited by Elizabeth M. Berkeley

The Correspondence of Henry James & the House of MacMillan, 1877–1914 edited by Rayburn S. Moore

Henry James: Collected Travel Writings: Vol. 1, Great Britain and America (English Hours, The American Scene, Other Travels) Vol. 2, The Continent (A Little Tour in France, Italian Hours, Other Travels)

Henry James, Lettere a Miss Allen (Letters to Miss Allen)

Where the East Begins

Asia in the Making of Europe, Vol. III: A Century of Advance Book 1: Trade, Missions, Literature; Book 2: South Asia; Book 3: South-east Asia; Book 4: East Asia by Donald F. Lach and Edwin J. Van Kley

Contributors

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

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

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.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (November 2014)

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)

Janet Malcolm is the author of Reading Chekhov: A Critical ­Journey, among other books. (June 2016)

Aryeh Neier is President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations. He was for twelve years the Executive Director of ­Human Rights Watch.


Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)