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Whispers from the Abyss

The Mandelstam and “Der Nister” Files: An Introduction to Stalin-era Prison and Labor Camp Records by Peter B. Maggs

Arrested Voices: Resurrecting the Disappeared Writers of the Soviet Regime by Vitaly Shentalinsky, translated by John Crowfoot, Introduction by Robert Conquest

Intimacy and Terror: Soviet Diaries of the 1930s edited by Véronique Garros and Natalia Korenevskaya and Thomas Lahusen, translated by Carol A. Flath

Only in Amerika

The Bride of Texas by Josef Skvorecky, translated by Káca Polácková Henley

Headed for the Blues: A Memoir by Josef Skvorecky, translated by Káca Polácková Henley

Mexico: Murder Without Justice

Deposition of Raúl Salinas de Gortari published in Epoca

Lessons of the Mexican Peso Crisis Foreign Relations, John C. Whitehead, Chairman, Marie-Josée Kravis, Project Director. Report of an Independent Task Force sponsored by the Council on

The Mexican Shock: Its Meaning for the United States by Jorge G. Castañeda

Bordering on Chaos: Guerrillas, Stockbrokers, Politicians, and Mexico’s Road to Prosperity by Andres Oppenheimer

Marked Man

The Statement by Brian Moore

Memory, the Holocaust, and French Justice: The Bousquet and Touvier Affairs edited by Richard J. Golsan

The Consolation of Theosophy II

The Occult Roots of Nazism: Secret Aryan Cults and Their Influence on Nazi Ideology; The Ariosophists of Austria and Germany, 1890-1935 by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement by Richard Noll

Remembering Anna O.: A Century of Mystification by Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen, translated by Kirby Olson, in collaboration with Xavier Callahan

Madame Blavatsky’s Baboon: A History of the Mystics, Mediums, and Misfits Who Brought Spiritualism to America by Peter Washington

Degas in the Evening

Degas as a Collector exhibition at the National Gallery, London, through August 26, 1996.. Catalog of the exhibition and Ann Dumas

Degas: Beyond Impressionism The Art Institute of Chicago, September 30, 1996-January 5, 1997. exhibition at the National Gallery, London, through August 26, 1996;. Catalog of the exhibition and Richard Kendall

Contributors

Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a philosopher and historian of ideas who held the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford. The final volume of his correspondence, Affirming: Letters 1975–1997, was published in December 2015.

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

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

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)

Caroline Fraser ‘s most recent book, Rewilding the World: Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution, was published in December. (May 2010)

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.

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. She is the author of Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution, among other books.
 (May 2016)

Michael Ignatieff is President of Central European University in Budapest. His books include Isaiah Berlin: A Life and The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror.
 (April 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.

Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festchrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)