Journey into the Whirlwind by Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg, translated by Paul Stevenson, translated by Max Hayward

The Deserted House by Lydia Chukovskaya, translated by Aline B. Werth

No Man’s Land

The Revolutionary by Hans Koningsberger

The Worldwide Machine by Paolo Volponi, translated by Belén Severeid

No Man’s Time by V.S. Yanovsky, translated by Isabella Levitin, translated by Roger Nyle Parris, with a Foreword by W.H. Auden

Fellow Travelers

Buller’s Birds of New Zealand: A History of the Birds of New Zealand by Sir Walter Lawry Buller, edited and revised by E.G. Turbott, with 48 color reproductions by J.G. Keulemans

The Shore Birds of North America by Peter Matthiessen and Ralf S. Palmer, edited by Gardner D. Stout, with paintings by Robert Verity Clem

A Hectic Revolution

The Elizabethan Puritan Movement by Patrick Collinson

Commonwealth and Protectorate; The English Civil War and Its Aftermath by Ivan Roots

The Fifth Monarchy Men by P.G. Rogers


Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

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.

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.

Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) is widely regarded as the preeminent American man of letters of the twentieth century. Over his long career, he wrote for Vanity Fair, helped edit The New Republic, served as chief book critic for The New Yorker, and was a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Wilson was the author of more than twenty books, including Axel’s Castle, Patriotic Gore, and a work of fiction, Memoirs of Hecate County.