Dazzling and Dizzying

Children of the Mire: Modern Poetry from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde by Octavio Paz

Conjunctions and Disjunctions by Octavio Paz, translated by Helen R. Lane

The Bow and the Lyre by Octavio Paz, translated by Ruth L.C. Simms

Early Poems 1935-1955 by Octavio Paz, translated by Muriel Rukeyser. others

The Politics of Food

UN General Assembly: Study of the Problems of Raw Materials and Development: Note by the Secretary General

UN Conference on Trade and Development: Problems of Raw Materials and Development: Note by the Secretary General of UNCTAD

Where We Started

The Shape of European History by William H. McNeill

Venice: The Hinge of Europe, 1081-1797 by William H. McNeill

Venice, a Maritime Republic by Frederic C. Lane

Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527-1800 by Eric Cochrane

A Great Soviet Psychologist

The Working Brain: An Introduction to Neuropsychology by A.R. Luria, translated by Basil Haigh

The Man with a Shattered World: The History of a Brain Wound by A.R. Luria, translated by Lynn Solotaroff

The Nature of Human Conflicts: or Emotion, Conflict and Will by A.R. Luria, translated by W. Horsley Gantt

Soviet Psychology: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Experimental Issues by Levy Rahmani

A Novelist Worth Knowing

Harriet Said by Beryl Bainbridge

A Weekend with Claud by Beryl Bainbridge

Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge

The Dressmaker by Beryl Bainbridge


Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth College and business at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism, among other books. He was made a Guggenheim fellow in 1987.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern ­History at Oxford. His books include Empires of the Atlantic World: ­Britain and Spain in America, 1492–1830 and, most ­recently, Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion.
 (November 2019)

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

David Joravsky is Professor Emeritus of History at Northwestern. His books include The Lysenko Affairand Russian Psychology: A Critical History.

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard, and Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment.

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.