I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 by Victor Klemperer, translated by Martin Chalmers
Ich will Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten: Tagebücher 1933-1945 by Victor Klemperer, edited by Walter Nowojski
The Buying of the Congress: How Special Interests Have Stolen Your Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Charles Lewis. the Center for Public Integrity
Jackson Pollock 1998-February 2, 1999; Tate Gallery, London, March 11-June 6, 1999. an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 1,, Catalog of the exhibition by Kirk Varnedoe, with Pepe Karmel
Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D. Morgan
Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation a book and audiotape set, translated by Ira Berlin, by Marc Favreau, by Steven F. Miller
Africans in America: America’s Journey through Slavery produced by WGBH
Africans in America: America’s Journey through Slavery by Charles Johnson, by Patricia Smith. the WGBH Research Team
The Chan’s Great Continent: China in Western Minds by Jonathan D. Spence
The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character by Daniel J. Kevles
New Worlds from Old: 19th Century Australian and American Landscapes Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, September 12, 1998-January 4, 1999, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., January 26-April 18, 1999. an exhibition traveling from Canberra and Melbourne to the Wadsworth, Catalog of the exhibition by Elizabeth Johns, by Andrew Sayers, by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, with Amy Ellis
Thomas Moran catalog of the traveling exhibition, edited by Nancy K. Anderson, with contributions from Thomas P. Bruhn, by Joni L. Kinsey, by Anne Morand
Alexander Solzhenitsyn:A Century in His Life by D.M. Thomas
Fernando Pessoa: A Centenary Pessoa edited by EugÌ©nio Lisboa, with L.C. Taylor
Poems of Fernando Pessoa translated and edited by Edwin Honig, by Susan M. Brown
Fernando Pessoa & Co.:Selected Poems edited and translated by Richard Zenith
Always Astonished: Selected Prose by Fernando Pessoa edited, translated, and introduced by Edwin Honig
The Keeper of Sheep by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Edwin Honig, by Susan M. Brown
An Introduction to Fernando Pessoa: Modernism and the Paradoxes of Authorship by Darlene J. Sadlier
The Presence of Pessoa:English, American, and South American Literary Responses by George Monteiro
The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, translated by Michael Hulse
Daniel Defoe: The Life and Strange, Surprising Adventures by Richard West
Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past edited by Pierre Nora, English-language edition edited by Lawrence D. Kritzman, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Volume I: Conflicts and Divisions
Volume II: Traditions
Volume III: Symbols
The Watchman’s Lament (poem)
André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).
Ted Hughes’s translation of Racine’s Phèdre will be staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January and published that month. His translation of the complete Oresteia, of which the poem in this issue is the opening, will be staged by the National Theatre in England and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in June. His last book was Birthday Letters. He died on October 28. (December 1998)
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
James Merrill (1926–1995) was an American poet whose major work The Changing Light at Sandover describes a series of spirit communications conducted over many years. He won the National Book Award from his collections Nights and Days and Mirabell: Books of Number.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
George F. Kennan (1904–2005) was an American diplomat, political scientist and historian. He is best known for his role in shaping US foreign policy during the Cold War and, in particular, for the doctrine of containment. Kennan was Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and served as Ambassador to the USSR in 1952 and as Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1961 to 1963. His books include At a Century’s Ending and An American Family.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.
Michael Scammell is the author of Solzhenitsyn: A Biography and Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic. He is Professor Emeritus of Writing and Translation at Columbia. (March 2013)