Contents


Native Son

‘Kak nam obustroit’ Rossiya?’ (‘How Shall We Organize Russia?’) 1990, and Literaturnaya Gazeta, September 19, 1990. by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Laughter in the Dark

New World Avenue and Vicinity by Tadeusz Konwicki, translated by Walter Arndt

Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal, translated by Michael Henry Heim

Helping Verbs of the Heart by Péter Esterházy, translated by Michael Henry Heim

The Poet of Modern Life

Baudelaire by Claude Pichois, translated by Graham Robb

The Parisian Prowler: Le Spleen de Paris, Petits Poèmes en prose by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Edward K. Kaplan

Baudelaire: Collected Essays, 1953–1988 by F.W. Leakey, edited by Eva Jacobs

Welcome Homer!

Homer: The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox

The Iliad for Speaking Steingrabenstrasse 20, 8036 Briebrunntam Ammersee, Germany) translated by Michael Reck

The Odyssey of Homer a new verse translation by Allen Mandelbaum

Contributors

John Banville’s latest novel is Mrs. Osmond. (September 2019)

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)

Margaret Drabble is the author of eighteen novels, including The Needle’s Eye, The Peppered Moth, The Seven Sisters, The Sea Lady, and most recently, The Pure Gold Baby. Among her works of nonfiction are biographies of Arnold Bennett and Angus Wilson. She has edited the fifth and sixth editions of the Oxford Companion to World Literature and was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.

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


Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (June 2017)

Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)

Peter Matthiessen won the 2008 National Book Award for his novel Shadow Country. His recent books include End of the Earth: Voyage to Antarctica and The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes. (November 2009)

David Remnick is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Tomb, The Devil Problem and Other True Stories, and Resurrection. He is the editor of The New Yorker.

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.