The Survivor’s Voice

Shielding the Flame: An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Marek Edelman, the Last Surviving Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Hanna Krall, translated by Joanna Stasinska and Lawrence Weschler

The Nose Knows

The Foul and the Fragrant: Odor and the French Social Imagination by Alain Corbin

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind, translated by John E. Woods

Murderous Colombia

Human Rights in Colombia as President Barco Begins An Americas Watch Report

Los años del tropel: Relatos de la violencia by Alfredo Molano

Estado y subversión en Colombia: La violencia en el Quindío Años 50 by Carlos Miguel Ortiz Sarmiento

Pasado y presente de la Violencia en Colombia edited by Gonzalo Sanchez, edited by Ricardo Peñaranda

La paz, la violencia: testigos de excepción. Hechos ye testimonios sobre 40 años de violencia y paz que vuelven a ser hoy de palpitante actualidad by Arturo Alape

Cese el fuego: Una historia politica de las FARC by Jacobo Arenas

Colonización, coca y guerrilla by Jaime Jaramillo and Leonidas Mora and Fernando Cubides

Bandoleros, gamonales y campesinos: el caso de la Violencia en Colombia by Gonzalo Sanchez and Donny Meertens

La Guerra por la paz by Enrique Santos Calderon, prologue by Gabriel García Márquez

Historia de una traición by Laura Restrepo, with the assistance of Camilo Gonzalez

Narcotrafico imperio de la cocaina by Mario Arango and Jorge Child

The Fruit Palace by Charles Nicholl

The Hunting of Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens: A Mythology of Self by Milton J. Bates

Wallace Stevens: A Poet’s Growth by George Lensing

Wallace Stevens: The Early Years, 1879–1923 by Joan Richardson


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.

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

T.H. Breen is the author of The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America, published last September.
 (February 2020)

Alfred Brendel is a pianist and the author of several books of essays and poetry, most recently Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected ­Essays and Lectures.
 (October 2016)

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

Norman Davies is the author of, among other books, Europe: A History, Rising 44: The Battle for Warsaw, and, most recently, Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe.

 (May 2013)

E. J. Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.

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.

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)