Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir by John McCain
Citizen McCain by Elizabeth Drew
The Writer and the World by V.S. Naipaul, edited and with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams by Diane Waldman
The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler by Laird M. Easton
Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers Jr.
Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution by James L. Swanson and Daniel R. Weinberg
After Nature by W.G. Sebald, translated from the German by Michael Hamburger
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Speer: The Final Verdict by Joachim Fest, translated from the German by Ewald Osers and Alexandra Dring
The Perfect House: A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio by Witold Rybczynski
A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
Napoleon and Berlin: The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 by Michael V. Leggiere
Napoleon by Paul Johnson
Napoleon: A Biography by Frank McLynn
Napoleon Bonaparte: England’s Prisoner by Frank Giles
Why I Am a Catholic by Garry Wills
Laurence Sterne: A Life by Ian Campbell Ross
Philosophy of Modern Music by Theodor W. Adorno, translated from the German by Anne G. Mitchell and Wesley V. Blomster
Essays on Music by Theodor W. Adorno, selected and with an introduction, commentary, and notes by Richard Leppert, and new translations from the German by Susan H. Gillespie
Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music by Theodor W. Adorno, edited by Rolf Tiedemann, translated from the German by Edmond Jephcott
J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 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. (April 2018)
Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.
Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.
Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.
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)
Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His most recent books are The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War and the forthcoming Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. (October 2002)