Intolerable Memories

Judenrat by Isaiah Trunk

Hunter and Hunted: Human History of the Holocaust selected and edited by Gerd Korman

October ’43 by Aage Bertelsen, translated by Milly Lindholm

The Destiny of Europe’s Gypsies by Donald Kenrick and Grattan Puxon

Isn’t It Romantic?

Natural Supernaturalism: Tradition and Revolution in Romantic Literature by M.H. Abrams

Coleridge’s Verse: A Selection edited by William Empson, edited by David Pirie

Thieu’s Prisoners

Hostages of War: Saigon’s Political Prisoners by Holmes Brown and Don Luce

Rescapés des Bagnes de Saigon: Nous Accusons by Jean-Pierre Debris and André Menras

Watch Out for Japan

Black Star Over Japan by Albert Axelbank

Japanese Imperialism Today by Jon Halliday and Gavan McCormack

The Fragile Blossom: Crisis and Change in Japan by Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Weary and the Wary: US and Japanese Security Policies in Transition by Robert E. Osgood

Looking Back on Picasso

Picasso: Birth of a Genius by Juan-Eduardo Cirlot

Picasso: The Artist of the Century by Jean Leymarie, translated by James Emmons

Picasso on Art by Dore Ashton

Henri Matisse: Ecrits et propos sur l’art edited by Dominique Fourcade

Henri Matisse by Louis Aragon, translated by Jean Stewart

The Good Old Days

Peace in the Balance by Eugene V. Rostow

Power and Equilibrium in the 1970s by Alistair Buchan

The New Left and the Origins of the Cold War by Robert James Maddox

The United States and the Origins of the Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis


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)

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.

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.