Seeing Bergman

Cries and Whispers directed by Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman Directs by John Simon

Encountering Directors by Charles Thomas Samuels

Deeper Into Movies by Pauline Kael

The Ape Redressed

The Animal in Its World: Vol. 1, Explorations of an Ethologist 1932-1972 by Niko Tinbergen

Early Childhood Autism: An Ethological Approach by E.A. Tinbergen and N. Tinbergen

Dominant Mammal by Macfarlane Burnet

The Human Imperative by Alexander Alland Jr.

Shrinking History—Part Two

The Kennedy Neurosis: A Psychological Portrait of an American Dynasty by Nancy Gager Clinch

The Mind of Adolf Hitler by Walter C. Langer

Leonardo da Vinci: Psychoanalytic Notes on the Enigma by Kurt Eissler

In Search of Nixon: A Psychohistorical Inquiry by Bruce Mazlish

The Revolutionary Personality by E. Victor Wolfenstein

Young Man Luther by Erik Erikson

“Leonardo and Freud: An Art-Historical Study” Essays edited by P. Kristeller and P. Wiener [Harper & Row] and in Ideas in Cultural Perspective edited by P. Wiener and A. Noland [Rutgers]) by Meyer Schapiro

East Germany Lives

Honecker and the New Politics of Europe by Heinz Lippmann, translated by Helen Sebba

The Changing Party Elite in East Germany by Peter C. Ludz

Behind the Berlin Wall by Steven Kelman


Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

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.
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Ronald Blythe is an English editor and writer, born and raised in rural Suffolk. He is best known for Akenfield, and has published several novels and essay collections, most recently At the Yeoman’s House. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, which awarded him the 2006 Benson Medal for lifelong achievement, and has been the president of the John Clare Society since its founding. He lives at Bottengoms Farm in Suffolk.

Robert Coles is a psychiatrist and writer. Until recently, he was the Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. His many books include The Moral Intelligence of Children and Bruce Springsteen’s America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Coles received a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Children of Crisis, a MacArthur Award in 1981, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, and the National Humanities Medal in 2001.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.