The Patient Is Always Right

Analysis of Transference, Vol. I: Theory and Technique by Merton M. Gill

Analysis of Transference, Vol. II: Studies of Nine Audio-Recorded Psychoanalytic Sessions by Merton M. Gill and Irwin Z. Hoffman

The Voyage of Watteau

Watteau: 1684–1721 by Margaret Morgan Grasselli and Pierre Rosenberg, with the assistance of Nicole Parmantier

Antoine Watteau by Donald Posner

Le Serment du Jeu de Paume de Jacques-Louis David by Philippe Bordes

The Godfather’s Grandfather

The House by the Medlar Tree by Giovanni Verga, translated by Raymond Rosenthal, with a new introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

Mastro-Don Gesualdo by Giovanni Verga, translated with an introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

The She-Wolf and Other Stories by Giovanni Verga, translated with an introduction by Giovanni Cecchetti

A Christmas Roundup

Principles of the Harpsichord by Monsieur de Saint Lambert, translated and edited by Rebecca Harris-Warrick

Postscript to ‘The Name of the Rose’ by Umberto Eco, translated by William Weaver

Egon Schiele, an Exhibition Museo d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro, Venice (August 26–November 25)

Egon Schiele by Serge Sabarsky

Lulu: The Operas of Alban Berg, Volume II by George Perle

Grand Chutzpah

The English Rothschilds by Richard Davis

Dear Lord Rothschild: Birds, Butterflies and History by Miriam Rothschild


Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

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

David Cannadine is the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton.

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.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

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.

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

Janet Malcolm’s latest book is Nobody’s Looking at You, a collection of essays. (April 2020)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is Busted in New York and Other Essays. (August 2020)

Simon Schama‘s most recent book is A History of Britain, Volume II: The Wars of the British, 1603–1776, the companion volume to his ongoing BBC/History Channel television series. (February 2002)

Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. (November 2016)