Contents


Hello, Dolly!

Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood

Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us by Rodney A. Brooks

Tsvetaeva: The Tragic Life

Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917–1922 by Marina Tsvetaeva, edited, translated, and with an introduction by Jamey Gambrell

Milestones by Marina Tsvetaeva, translated and with an introduction by Robin Kemball

Creating the Revolution

To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders by Bernard Bailyn

Education in the Forming of American Society: Needs and Opportunites for Study by Bernard Bailyn

The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn

The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson by Bernard Bailyn

The Peopling of British North America: An Introduction by Bernard Bailyn

Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn, with Barbara DeWolfe

The New England Merchants in the Seventeenth Century by Bernard Bailyn

Pamphlets of the American Revolution edited by Bernard Bailyn and Jane N. Garrett

Turgenev’s Banana

On Being Ill by Virginia Woolf, with an introduction by Hermione Lee

In the Land of Pain by Alphonse Daudet, edited and translated from the Frenchby Julian Barnes

Devotions upon Emergent Occasions and Death’s Duel by John Donne, with a preface by Andrew Motion

A Memorial of the Last Days on Earth of Emily Gosse by Her Husband Philip Henry Gosse, FRS by Philip Henry Gosse

Contributors

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His most recent book is Dreams of Earth and Sky, a collection of his writing in these pages. (October 2016)

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.
 (October 2017)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
 (December 2017)

Suki Kim’s first novel, The Interpreter, has just been published. (February 2003)

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

Daniel Mendelsohn, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, teaches at Bard. His new memoir, An Odyssey: A ­Father, a Son, and an Epic, will be published in September.
 (April 2017)

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. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Jennifer Schuessler is an editor at The New York Times Book Review. (March 2011)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)