Victims of Survival

A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Oath by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel

Elsewhere, Perhaps by Amos Oz, translated in collaboration with the author by Nicholas de Lange

Beyond Consolation

Hope Abandoned by Nadezhda Mandelstam, translated by Max Hayward

Osip Mandelstam: Selected Poems translated by Clarence Brown, translated by W.S. Merwin

Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam translated by Burton Raffel, translated by Alla Burago, with introduction and notes by Sidney Monas

Osip Mandel’shtam, Selected Poems translated by David McDuff

Dancing on the Titanic

The All-American Boy directed by Charles Eastman

Mean Streets directed by Martin Scorsese

Ciao Manhattan directed by John Palmer and David Weisman

I.F. Stone’s Weekly directed by Jerry Bruck Jr.

Executive Action directed by David Miller

Serpico directed by Sidney Lumet

Overtaking the Avant-Garde

The Age of the Avant-Garde: An Art Chronicle of 1956-1972 by Hilton Kramer

Discovering the Present: Three Decades in Art, Culture, and Politics by Harold Rosenberg

General Practitioners

Interpretations and Forecasts: 1922-1972 by Lewis Mumford

Earth, Inc. by R. Buckminster Fuller

The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller by R. Buckminster Fuller and Robert Marks

Utopia or Oblivion by R. Buckminster Fuller

Bucky: A Guided Tour of Buckminster Fuller by Hugh Kenner


Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at MIT.

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

Robert Mazzocco (1932–2017) was an American poet and critic.

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

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