The Defrocked Romantic

Heine’s Jewish Comedy: A Study of His Portraits of Jews and Judaism by S.S. Prawer

The Complete Poems of Heinrich Heine: A Modern English Version translated by Hal Draper

The Old New Wave

Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil-Paintings Vol. 1, 1900–1915 by Hans K. Roethel and Jean K. Benjamin

Vladimir Tatlin and the Russian Avant-Garde by John Milner

Russian Constructivism by Christina Lodder

Touching Lubitsch

Three Screen Comedies by Samson Raphaelson, with an introduction by Pauline Kael

Ernst Lubitsch’s American Comedy by William Paul

To Be or Not to Be directed by Alan Johnson, produced by Mel Brooks, screenplay by Thomas Meehan and Ronny Graham


Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
 (December 2019)

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

Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Julian Moynahan is Professor of English Emeritus at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture. (May 2000)

Oliver Sacks (1933–2015) was a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

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)