The Survivor

The Post-War Years 1945-54 by Ilya Ehrenburg, translated by Tatiana Shebunina, in collaboration with Yvonne Kapp

Happy Birthday

The Impact of the Russian Revolution 1917-1967: The Influence of Bolshevism on the World outside Russia Affairs issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International

The Unfinished Revolution: Russia 1917-1967 by Isaac Deutscher

Martov: A Political Biography of a Russian Social Democrat by Israel Getzler

Memoirs of a Revolutionary by Eva Broido, translated and edited by Vera Broido

History of the International 1864-1914 by Julius Braunthal, translated by Henry Collins, translated by Kenneth Mitchell

Poisoned Cities

Birth of Our Power by Victor Serge, translated by Richard Greeman

The Third Book about Achim by Uwe Johnson

Night Falls on the City by Sarah Gainham

Not Long Enough

Justice Hunger by Meyer Liben

A Story that Ends with a Scream and Eight Others by James Leo Herlihy

The Touching Hand by Sallie Bingham

The Time of Friendship by Paul Bowles


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

George Lichtheim (1912–1973) was a scholar of Marx and Marxism. Lichtheim was a regular contributor to The Review and a contributing editor of Commentary. His books include From Marx to Hegeland Europe in the Twentieth Century.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

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.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.