Contents


The Narcissist Society

Decadence: Radical Nostalgia, Narcissism, and Decline in the Seventies by Jim Hougan

Growing (Up) at Thirty-Seven by Jerry Rubin

Three Journeys: An Automythology by Paul Zweig

The Awareness Trap: Self-Absorption Instead of Social Change by Edwin Schur

Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism by Otto F. Kernberg MD

The Ladies Vanish

The Doctor’s Wife by Brian Moore

Triptych by Claude Simon, translated by Helen R. Lane

Beard’s Roman Women by Anthony Burgess, with photographs by David Robinson

Moses: A Narrative by Anthony Burgess

Contributors

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.
 (April 2019)

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

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.

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

Osip Mandelstam (1891–1938) was persecuted for his poetry and died in a transit camp near Vladivostok, Russia. His poem in this issue is drawn from a new translation, Voronezh Notebooks, to be published by New York Review Books in January. (January 2016)

Richard Murphy’s Collected Poems were published in 2001.

Robert Penn Warren was an American novelist, poet and critic.

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)

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

Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.