Scientist of the Fantastic

Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel, translated by Lindy Foord and Rayner Heppenstall

Locus Solus by Raymond Roussel, translated by Rupert Copeland Cunningham

How I Wrote Certain of My Books by Raymond Roussel, translated, with notes and a bibliography and Trevor Winkfield, with two essays on Roussel by John Ashbery, a translation of Canto III of Nouvelles Impressions d'Afrique by Kenneth Koch

Raymond Roussel by Rayner Heppenstall

The Magician

W.B. Yeats: The Poems a new edition edited by Richard J. Finneran

Editing Yeats’s Poems by Richard J. Finneran

A New Commentary on the Poems of W.B. Yeats by A. Norman Jeffares

Which Way Will Germany Go?

Wo Deutschland Liegt: Eine Ortsbestimmung by Günter Gaus

Die Fernen Nachbarn: Erfahrungen in der DDR by Klaus Bölling

From Red to Green: Interviews with New Left Review by Rudolf Bahro, translated by Gus Fagan and Richard Hurst

Cassandra by Christa Wolf, translated by Jan van Heurck

Die Deutsche Geschichte Geht Weiter by Richard von Weizsäcker

Fighting for Hope by Petra Kelly, introduction by Heinrich Böll, translated by Marianne Howarth

Judith by Rolf Hochhuth

Schwarzenberg by Stefan Heym

The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider, translated by Leigh Hafrey


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)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

Adam Mars-Jones was born in London, where he lives and works. His fiction includes Monopolies of Love (1992) and The Waters of Thirst (1993). He writes about films and books for London newspapers.

Luc Sante’s s new collection of essays, Maybe the People Would Be the Times, will be published in September.
 (April 2020)