Dreams of My Russian Summers by Andreï Makine, Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan
Renoir’s Portraits: Impressions of an Age 27-September 14, 1997; the Art Institute of Chicago, October 17, 1997-January 4, 1998; and the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, February 8-April 26, 1998. exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, June, Catalog of the exhibition by Colin B. Bailey, with the assistance of John B. Collins, and with essays by Linda Nochlin, by Anne Distel
Whittaker Chambers by Sam Tanenhaus
Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case (updated edition) by Allen Weinstein
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Hitler of History by John Lukacs
Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life by J.M. Coetzee
Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood by Todd McCarthy
Who the Devil Made It by Peter Bogdanovich
The Big Sleep by David Thomson
Howard Hawks American Artist edited by Jim Hillier, by Peter Wollen
The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency by Robert Kanigel
The Platypus and the Mermaid and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination by Harriet Ritvo
Masks: An Attempt about Shoah an exhibition at the Jewish Museum, Vienna, July 25-October 26, 1997
The Mad Dog by Heinrich Böll, translated by Breon Mitchell
Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond by Gregory Nagy
Homeric Questions by Gregory Nagy
Violet: The Life and Loves of Violet Gordon Woodhouse by Jessica Douglas-Home
The Americas in the Age of Revolution, 1750-1850 by Lester D. Langley
Origins of a Catastrophe: Yugoslavia and its DestroyersAmerica’s Last Ambassador Tells What Happened and Why by Warren Zimmermann
Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime by Jan Willem Honeg, by Norbert Both
Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde
The Reluctant Superpower: United States Policy in Bosnia, 1991-1995 by Wayne Bert
The World and Yugoslavia’s Wars edited by Richard H. Ullmann
Triumph of the Lack of Will: International Diplomacy and the Yugoslav War by James Gow
The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia by Tim Judah
Balkan Tragedy: Chaos and Dissolution After the Cold War by Susan L. Woodward
American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider’s Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992 by Robert L. Hutchings
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English, Journalism and Politics at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College and is currently teaching at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. His book Torture and the Forever War will be published in the spring of 2013. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.
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.