The Curse

Up From the Pedestal edited by Aileen S. Kraditor

Thinking About Women by Mary Ellmann

Born Female by Caroline Bird and Sara Welles Briller

A Mao for All Seasons

Revolutionary Immortality: Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Robert Jay Lifton

The Red Book and The Great Wall by Alberto Moravia

Communism and China: Ideology in Flux by Benjamin Schwartz

Red Star Over China (revised edition) by Edgar Snow

Selected Readings from the Works of Mao Tse-tung Printed by Foreign Languages Press, Peking

A Very Special Case

Jonathan Swift, A Critical Biography by John Middleton Murry

Swift, The Man, His Works, and the Age. Volume Two: Dr. Swift by Irvin Ehrenpreis

Jonathan Swift by Nigel Dennis

Protean Shape: A Study in 18th. Century Vocabulary and Usage by Susie I. Tucker

Savvy Savant

La révolution introuvable: Reflexions sur la revolution de mai en toute liberté by Raymond Aron

That War Again

The Origins and Legacies of World War I by D.F. Fleming

The United States and the League of Nations: 1918-1920 by D.F. Fleming

The United States and World Organization: 1920-1933 by D.F. Fleming

A Special Supplement: The Development of Wittgenstein’s Philosophy

Introduction to Wittgenstein’s Tractatus by G.E.M. Anscombe

Companion to Wittgenstein’s Tractatus by Max Black

Philosophische Bemerkungen by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Letters from Ludwig Wittgenstein with a Memoir by Paul Engelmann translated by L. Furtmüller

Wittgenstein: The Philosophical Investigations: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by George Pitcher

Remarks on the Foundation of Mathematics by Ludwig Wittgenstein, translated by E. Anscombe

Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology, and Religious Belief [including the Conversations on Freud] by Ludwig Wittgenstein


Martin Bernal is Professor Emeritus of Government at Cornell. His controversial study of Ancient Greece, Black Athena, explores the origins of Hellenic culture and, in particular, the influence of Egypt and Phoenicia on the development of Ancient Greece.

Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry. The poems in this issue will appear in Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments, edited by Alice Quinn, to be published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (March 2006)

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

Dwight Macdonald (1906–1982) was born in New York City and educated at Exeter and Yale. On graduating from college, he enrolled in Macy’s executive training program, but soon left to work for Henry Luce at Time and Fortune, quitting in 1936 because of cuts that had been made to an article he had written criticizing U.S. Steel. From 1937 to 1943, Macdonald was an editor of Partisan Review and in 1944, he started a journal of his own, Politics, whose contributors included Albert Camus, Victor Serge, Simone Weil, Bruno Bettelheim, James Agee, John Berryman, Meyer Schapiro, and Mary McCarthy. In later years, Macdonald reviewed books for The New Yorker, movies for Esquire, and wrote frequently for The New York Review of Books.

Charles Rycroft (1914–1998) was a British psychoanalyst and writer. His books include A Critical Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, Anxiety and Neurosis, The Innocence of Dreams, and Psychoanalysis and Beyond.

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