Pas de deux

Bronislava Nijinska: Early Memoirs translated and edited by Irina Nijinska and Jean Rawlinson, with an introduction by Anna Kisselgoff

Fall and Decline

Roots of Revolution: An Interpretive History of Modern Iran by Nikki R. Keddie, with a section by Yann Richard

Inside the Iranian Revolution by John D. Stempel

Mission to Iran by William H. Sullivan


Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography by Peter Galassi

“Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography” Museum, Omaha; the Frederick S. Wright Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago. May 1981-May 1982 an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Joslyn Art

Bottoms Up

Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev, translated by H.W. Tjalsma

Illuminations by Tamas Aczel


Shaul Bakhash is Robinson Professor of History at George Mason University and the author of The Reign of the Ayatollahs: Iran and the Islamic Revolution. (September 2005)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

William Empson (1906—1984) was the author of Seven Types of Ambiguity and Some Versions of Pastoral. His Complete Poems were recently published. (June 2001)

Patrice Higonnet teaches French history at Harvard. His latest book is Goodness Beyond Virtue: Jacobins During the French Revolution. (July 2001)

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

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.

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

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

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.