Goodbye, Columbus

The Harp and the Shadow by Alejo Carpentier, translated by Thomas Christensen and Carol Christensen

The Dogs of Paradise by Abel Posse, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden

The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy by Kirkpatrick Sale

Tell, Don’t Show

Walter Winchell: A Novel by Michael Herr

Wildlife by Richard Ford

The Screenplay: A Blend of Film Form and Content by Margaret Mehring

Trans-National America

Going to School: The African-American Experience edited by Kofi Lomotey

Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America by Richard D. Alba

The Closest of Strangers: Liberalism and the Politics of Race in New York by Jim Sleeper

Forked Tongue: The Politics of Bilingual Education by Rosalie Pedalino Porter

A Curriculum of Inclusion: Report of the Commissioner’s Task Force on Minorities

From Gatekeeper to Gateway: Transforming Testing in America

Campus Ethnoviolence and the Policy Options by Howard J. Ehrlich

The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity, and the Civic Culture by Lawrence H. Fuchs

Keeping the Faith

Tearing Down the Color Bar: A Documentary History of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters by Joseph F. Wilson

A. Philip Randolph: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula F. Pfeffer

Sex and Power in the Middle Ages

Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe by James A. Brundage

The Medieval Idea of Marriage by Christopher N.L. Brooke

Joan of Arc and Richard III: Sex, Saints, and Government in the Middle Ages by Charles T. Wood

Rogue Genius

Henry Fielding: A Life by Martin C. Battestin, with Ruthe R. Battestin

New Essays by Henry Fielding: His Contributions to the Craftsman (1734–1739) and Other Early Journalism by Martin C. Battestin

Neurology and the Soul

Remembering: A Study in Experimental and Social Psychology by Frederick C. Bartlett

Neural Darwinism: The Theory of Neuronal Group Selection by Gerald M. Edelman

The Remembered Present: A Biological Theory of Consciousness by Gerald M. Edelman

The Mystery of the Mind by Wilder Penfield

The Invention of Memory: A New View of the Brain by Israel Rosenfield, Introduction by Oliver Sacks

La Conscience: Une Biologie du Moi Knopf in 1991 by Israel Rosenfield

‘A Critique of Artificial Intelligence’ by Israel Rosenfield. in The Enchanted Loom, edited by Pietro Corsi

Man on his Nature by Sir Charles Sherrington

The Integrative Action of the Nervous System by Sir Charles Sherrington

Migraine by Oliver Sacks

Awakenings revised edition and Oliver Sacks

A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks


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)

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)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

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.

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.

Derek Jarrett is Editor of the Yale edition of Horace Walpole’s Memoirs. His edition of The Memoirs of the Reign of George III will be published later this year. (March 1999)

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)

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

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.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)