The Changing Face of the Priesthood: A Reflection on the Priest’s Crisis of Soul by Donald B. Cozzens

Don’t Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys by Michel Dorais, translated by Isabel Denholm Meyer

The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality by Eugene Kennedy

The Perils of Mrs. Eliot

Painted Shadow: The Life of Vivienne Eliot, First Wife of T.S. Eliot, and the Long-Suppressed Truth About Her Influence on His Genius by Carole Seymour-Jones

Megaton Man

Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics by Edward Teller, with Judith L. Shoolery

Shock Absorbed

Surrealist Love Poems edited by Mary Ann Caws

Surrealism: Desire Unbound Catalog of the exhibition edited by Jennifer Mundy

La Révolution Surréaliste Catalog of the exhibition by Werner Spies

On the Brink of Oblivion

From the Brink of the Apocalypse: Confronting Famine, War, Plague, and Death in the Later Middle Ages by John Aberth

In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made by Norman F. Cantor

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe by Andrew Cunningham and Ole Peter Grell

A New Darwinism?

The Structures of Evolutionary Theory by Stephen Jay Gould

I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

The Big R

Racism: A Short History by George M. Fredrickson

The Anatomy of Racial Inequality by Glenn C. Loury

In the Image of God: Religion, Moral Values, and Our Heritage of Slavery by David Brion Davis

Living on the Moon

Viking Age Iceland by Jesse L. Byock

The History of Iceland by Gunnar Karlsson

The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection with a preface by Jane Smiley and an introduction by Robert Kellogg

A Star Is Born

My Heart Is a Large Kingdom’: Selected Letters of Margaret Fuller edited by Robert N. Hudspeth

Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New-York Tribune, 1844–1846 edited by Judith Mattson Beanand Joel Myerson


Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her new novel, MaddAddam, was published in September. (November 2013)

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Caleb Crain is the author of American Sympathy, a study of friendship between men in early American literature. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and n+1. His novel Necessary Errors will be published in 2013.

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA, is the author most recently of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (June 2012)

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is Saints, Sacrilege and Sedition: Religion and Conflict in the Tudor Reformations.
 (February 2015)

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and 
former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)

Joseph Frank is Professor Emeritus of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Stanford. He is the author of Dostoyevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871–1881. (June 2008)

Natalia Ginzburg died in 1990. A collection of her essays, A Place to Live, in which the story in this issue appears, is published this month by Seven Stories Press. (May 2002)

Francisco Goldman is the author of four novels, The Long Night of White Chickens, The Ordinary Seaman, The Divine Husband, the forthcoming Say Her Name, and one work of nonfiction, The Art of Political Murder.

Christopher Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at Harvard. He is the author of Rethinking ­Social Policy, among several other books. (April 2015)

Michael Kimmelman is a longtime critic for 
The New York Times. (February 2015)

Bernard Lewis is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent books are Music of a Distant Drum and What Went Wrong: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response. (May 2002)

Alan Lightman, a physicist, teaches at MIT. His latest book is The Diagnosis. (May 2002)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Harold Pinter was born in London in 1930. His many plays include The Caretaker, The Birthday Party, and Moonlight. Please also see

Joseph E.Stiglitz received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia. The author of Globalization and Its Discontents, he has been Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. (March 2003)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.