Contents


The Unclosed Circle

We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction by Joan Didion, with an introduction by John Leonard

Our Shaky Beginnings

Captain John Smith: Writings with Other Narratives of Roanoke, Jamestown, and the First English Settlement of America by Captain John Smith

The Jamestown Project by Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Jamestown: The Buried Truth by William M. Kelso

Savage Kingdom: The True Story of Jamestown, 1607, and the Settlement of America by Benjamin Woolley

A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and theBirth of America by James Horn

Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown by Helen C. Rountree

The Philosophy of 3 AM

The Collected Poems, 1956–1998 by Zbigniew Herbert, edited and translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles, with additional translations by Czeslaw Milosz and Peter Dale Scott and an introduction by Adam Zagajewski

Why They Believed in Stalin

Tear Off the Masks! Identity and Imposture in Twentieth-Century Russia by Sheila Fitzpatrick

Revolution on My Mind: Writing a Diary Under Stalin by Jochen Hellbeck

Contributors

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (December 2008)

Phillip Knightley is the author of The Master Spy: The Story of Kim Philby and the Second Oldest Profession. He has written on espionage for, among others, the London Sunday Times, The New York Times, and the London Review of Books. He is currently Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln in England. (April 2007)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013.

Charles Taylor was recently awarded the 2007 Templeton Prize. He is Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern and Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy at McGill. His books include Hegel and The Ethics of Authenticity. (April 2007)

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His memoir, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, will be published in early 2014.