Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris
Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris
Einstein’s German World by Fritz Stern
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel Stashower
Holy Clues: The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Kendrick
Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism by T.J. Clark
In Plato’s Cave by Alvin Kernan
The Death of Literature by Alvin Kernan
Literature: An Embattled Profession by Carl Woodring
What’s Happened to the Humanities? edited by Alvin Kernan
The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline by Robert Scholes
The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies by Michael Bérubé
Literature Lost: Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities by John M. Ellis
Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India by Wendy Doniger
The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth by Wendy Doniger
Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stainton
Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question by Michael Doran
George Washington’s Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America by Robert F. Dalzell Jr. and Lee Baldwin Dalzell
Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
Philosophical Studies c.1611-c.1619 by Francis Bacon, edited by Graham Rees
Hostage to Fortune: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon by Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart
Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination by Nieves Mathews
Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626 by B.H.G. Wormald
Francis Bacon by Perez Zagorin
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
Zhukov’s Greatest Defeat: The Red Army’s Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 by David M. Glantz, with German translations by Mary E. Glantz
An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare by Joanna Bourke
The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam by Bao Ninh
Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris by Ian Kershaw
Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich by Omer Bartov
The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles
The First World War by John Keegan
The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty.
Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy. (May 2016)
Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and the author, with Andrew Meltzoff, of Words, Thoughts, and Theories. Her new book, written with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, is The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains and How Children Learn, which will be published in September. (May 1999)
Seamus Heaney’s first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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.
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.
Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.