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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, by Natalia Korenevskaya, by 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, by 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, by Richard Kendall

Contributors

Alma Guillermoprieto often writes on Latin America in these pages. She lives in Mexico City. (November 2012)

Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. (July 2014)

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 book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel is new novel is A Book of Heaven. She lives in New York.

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.