The Mystery of the Libidinous Molecule

Life: The Unfinished Experiment by S.E. Luria

Animal Architecture by Karl von Frisch, with the collaboration of Otto von Frisch, translated by Lisbeth Gombrich

The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology-Watcher by Lewis Thomas

Propaganda of the Victors

The Senate Watergate Report with an introduction by Daniel Schorr

The Great Cover-Up: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate by Barry Sussman

The Palace Guard by Dan Rather and Gary Paul Gates

The Fall of a President by the staff of the Washington Post

Undercover: Memoirs of an American Secret Agent by E. Howard Hunt

No Final Victories by Lawrence O'Brien

Big Brother and the Holding Company: The World Behind Watergate edited by Steve Weissman, with introduction by Noam Chomsky

Fiction in Extremis

The Abbess of Crewe by Muriel Spark

The Connoisseur by Evan S. Connell Jr.

The Mystic Adventures of Roxie Stoner by Berry Morgan

Photography: The Beauty Treatment

William H. Fox Talbot: Inventor of the Negative-Positive Process by André Jammes

French Primitive Photography introduction by Minor White, commentaries by André Jammes and Robert Sobieszek

Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph, Vol. I, The Years 1915-1946; Vol. II, The Years 1950-1968 by Paul Strand

The Daybooks of Edward Weston, Vol. I, Mexico by Edward Weston

The Daybooks of Edward Weston, Vol. II, California by Edward Weston


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.

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

Alexander Cockburn edits the newsletter CounterPunch and writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and The Nation.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

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)

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

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.

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