Contents


Business as Usual

German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler by Henry Ashby Turner Jr.

The Collapse of the Weimar Republic: Political Economy and Crisis by David Abraham

‘Rabu’ Conquers All

Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature in the Modern Era Vol. I: Fiction by Donald Keene

Dawn to the West: Japanese Literature in the Modern Era Vol. II: Poetry, Drama, Criticism by Donald Keene

American Sage

Attitudes Toward History third edition, with a new afterword by the author Kenneth Burke

Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose third edition, with a new afterword by the author Kenneth Burke

Contributors

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

Harold Bloom’s most recent books are The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible. He teaches at Yale and is at work on a play, To You Whoever You are: A Pageant Celebrating Walt Whitman.
 (February 2012)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Robert Hass is the author of several books of poems, most recently Sun Under Wood. Poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, he teaches English at the University of California at Berkeley. (November 2005)

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

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book is On Betrayal.
 (May 2019)

Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.

Murray Sayle is an Australian journalist long based in Japan. His book The Myth of Hiroshima, on the end of World War II, will be published next year. (December 1997)