Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose
Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth by Joe Conason
Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee
Alfred H. Barr, Jr. and the Intellectual Origins of the Museum of Modern Art by Sybil Gordon Kantor
The Early Stories, 1953–1975 by John Updike
The Voice at 3:00 AM: Selected Late and New Poems by Charles Simic
The Metaphysician in the Dark by Charles Simic
Charles Simic in Conversation with Michael Hulse Between the Lines, 120 pp., $17.95 (paper)
Wilsonianism: Woodrow Wilson and His Legacy in American Foreign Relations by Lloyd E. Ambrosius
Woodrow Wilson by H.W. Brands
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan, with a foreword by Richard Holbrooke
Breaking the Heart of the World: Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations by John Milton Cooper Jr.
Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House by Phyllis Lee Levin
America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins
Black Garden: Armenia and Azerbaijan Through Peace and War by Thomas de Waal
Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope by Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller, with photographs by Jerry Berndt
Naked Tropics: Essays on Empire and Other Rogues by Kenneth Maxwell
Interesting Times: A Twentieth-Century Life by Eric Hobsbawm
Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry by Anthony Hecht
Collected Later Poems by Anthony Hecht
Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath by Helen Vendler
Speaking of Beauty by Denis Donoghue
Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna by Peter Singer
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, Author, Author and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.
Cees Nooteboom, who lives in Amsterdam, is the author of numerous books of poetry and of the novels Rituals and All Soul’s Day, available in English. His poem in this issue will be included in Landscape with Powers: Poetry from the Netherlands, published in February 2004 by Princeton University Press. (November 2003)
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.
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.
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
Helen Epstein is an independent consultant and writer specializing in public health in developing countries, and an adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She writes frequently for various publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and Granta, and is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa.